venerdì 31 luglio 2015

Which Magic Guild Would You Be A Member Of?

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“If you are a guild, take care of your friends.”

How Well Do You Remember The First Episode Of "Once Upon A Time"?

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So much has happened since then. So how well do you recall our first glimpse at Storybrooke?

Here's All The Chocolate Frog Cards We Made For Your Trip To Hogwarts

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Find your submission from this post here!

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Hogwarts Is Actually The Worst School Ever

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Like, can I go to class for once without the fear of dying?

That's great and all, but it doesn't change the fact that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the worst school ever.

That's great and all, but it doesn't change the fact that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the worst school ever.

How, you ask, could a school that produced some of the greatest witches and wizards of our time (which TBH doesn't necessarily include Harry Potter), a school that teaches MAGIC, be a bad school?

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First off, the school is filled with dangerous monsters.

First off, the school is filled with dangerous monsters.

There's a giant, vicious, three-headed dog, an aggressive troll, and a fucking BASILISK within this school's walls, and some of them were put there on purpose! By faculty members! You would think that if you had a giant snake that petrified people slithering about where there are 11-year-old children present, you would at least call the magical exterminators or something.

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The rules are all kinds of dumb and dangerous, too.

The rules are all kinds of dumb and dangerous, too.

Hey, you know that place with the nest of killer spiders? Let's send some first-year students out there with the groundskeeper who isn't even legally supposed to be able to do magic.

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23 Problems All Anime Fans Will Inevitably Face

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Just… one… more… episode…


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Can You Match The "Harry Potter" Quote To The Book?

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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Watch Bill Nye Read Mean Tweets About Himself

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Even a science legend and climate change educator can’t escape the heat.

Scientist Bill Nye has an immense Twitter following, which also means that he gets mean tweets from time to time.

As part of a Kickstarter to make a documentary about the "Science Guy," the filmmakers had Nye read some of the less-than-favorable messages he's received.

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There was this user with a penchant for elegance:

There was this user with a penchant for elegance:

(TFIOS is, presumably, The Fault in Our Stars.)

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Then there was this allusion to the winged godmother of climate change:

Then there was this allusion to the winged godmother of climate change:

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This user would rather participate in a boring idiom than watch Bill:

This user would rather participate in a boring idiom than watch Bill:

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Submit Your Picture And We'll Turn You Into A Chocolate Frog Card

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In honor of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthday! This post was made with the help of BuzzFeed BFF, and you should follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

Hello, everyone. Today is an important day. It's Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's birthday!

Hello, everyone. Today is an important day. It's Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's birthday!

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In honor of the duo's birthday, we've got a special surprise for you.

In honor of the duo's birthday, we've got a special surprise for you.

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We're going to make you your very own Chocolate Frog card!

We're going to make you your very own Chocolate Frog card!

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All you need to do is submit your name and photo of yourself!

All you need to do is submit your name and photo of yourself!

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Bakers Around The World Celebrated JK Rowling's Birthday With Incredible "Harry Potter" Cakes

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How do you art? How do you cake?

As many fans know, J.K. Rowling and her most famous character, Harry Potter, were born on July 31st.

As many fans know, J.K. Rowling and her most famous character, Harry Potter, were born on July 31st.

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Happy J.K. Rowling And Harry Potter Birthday Day!

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Accio birthday cake!

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Today we're celebrating the 50th birthday of our favorite ~magical~ author and the 35th birthday of our favorite fictional character!

Today we're celebrating the 50th birthday of our favorite ~magical~ author and the 35th birthday of our favorite fictional character!

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We've all learned some very important lessons from reading the series.

We've all learned some very important lessons from reading the series.

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And we probably wouldn't be the same people we are today if we hadn't had Harry Potter in our lives.

And we probably wouldn't be the same people we are today if we hadn't had Harry Potter in our lives.

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Which Beard From "Harry Potter" Should You Rock?

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Things can get hairy with Harry.

Which "Super Mario" Character Should You Try To Hookup With?

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This is what happens after the Mario Party.

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13 Rubeus Hagrid GIFs That Perfectly Describe Being Drunk

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One too many shots of firewhiskey.

When you walk into the bar after a solid pregame:

When you walk into the bar after a solid pregame:

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When you're on your fourth drink and start to over-share:

When you're on your fourth drink and start to over-share:

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When the heart-to-hearts get a little too real:

When the heart-to-hearts get a little too real:

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When you've lost your squad at the bar:

When you've lost your squad at the bar:

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Who's Your Soulmate: Fred Or George Weasley?

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Either way, it’s a ~magical~ win.

15 "Harry Potter" Crossovers That Are Seriously Magical

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Accio fandom-mixing fun!

Wizards in Black.

Wizards in Black.

THE BADASS MAGICAL ALIEN CRIME FIGHTING TRIO OF YOUR DREAMS.

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Game of Wands.

Game of Wands.

Wizards are coming.

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Pottermon.

Pottermon.

A wild Voldemort appeared.

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Sherlock: Hogwarts Edition.

Sherlock: Hogwarts Edition.

It's just a boggart... just a boggart.

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How Should You Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday?

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July 31st is Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling’s birthday, which means it’s time to celebrate!

What Would Your Life Be Like If You Went To Hogwarts?

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MAGICAL. And much like real life, this is a game of chance.

Let's set the mood.

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What if I had gotten my letter? What if I had been at Hogwarts with Harry? What if I had BEEN IN THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS?

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32 Lessons The Harry Potter Books Taught Us About Love

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The most powerful magic of all.

You won't always know The One when you meet them.

You won't always know The One when you meet them.

Taking the time to fall in love with someone doesn't make you love them any less. Love is about growing with someone, getting to know them and yourself. It's about becoming your own people and respecting each other for it.

Ron and Hermione were both PRETTY obnoxious at the outset of the series, and we all know James had a LONG way to go before he was worthy of Lily, and that's ok! People can surprise you, people can get better, and everybody needs a little time to find themselves

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But you might.

But you might.

Ginny was mad about Harry from the second she saw him, but that didn't keep their relationship from deepening and becoming its own thing, unfettered by a childhood crush, as the years went on.

Some people fall in love at first sight, some people do it slowly, but what matters is keeping the commitment once you've made it.

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Platonic love is real.

Platonic love is real.

The nonexistent love triangle that launched a thousand shipping wars proves it. Harry and Hermione were great friends without a hint or interest in romance. They loved each other, they were family, and it was beautiful. A strong, truly platonic friendship is hard to find, but ones built on mutual respect, trust, and admiration are possible.

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And romantic love isn't rational.

And romantic love isn't rational.

Dormant Harmony shippers MAY want to argue in the comments regarding JK Rowling's recent suggestion that maybe Harry and Hermione were more compatible than Ron and Hermione, but compatible as they were, they weren't into each other, sorry.

And the truth is, that's kind of beautiful. Compatibility is important in friendships AND romantic relationships, but just because something ticks all the boxes on paper doesn't mean it feels right in the heart.

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giovedì 30 luglio 2015

17 Lessons We All Learned From "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"

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The chosen one and her friends did a lot more than fight monsters.

You can kick ass and still look damn good.

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We all make mistakes out of love and it’s okay.

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That mother-daughter relationships are some of the most important relationships in this world.

If Joyce’s death didn’t crush you entirely you were never really a fan of this show.

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Sometimes, all you need is a little belief in yourself.

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Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday With These Golden Snitch Cake Pops

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You’re a cake wizard!

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Everyone who knows Harry Potter knows that the best birthday present you could give him is one of these:

Everyone who knows Harry Potter knows that the best birthday present you could give him is one of these:

A golden snitch!

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But, if you can't get your hands on the authentic version, try the next best thing: golden snitch cake pops!

But, if you can't get your hands on the authentic version, try the next best thing: golden snitch cake pops!

Because frosting is a kind of magic, after all.

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23 Faces That Capture The Essence Of Marching Band Camp

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ONE. MORE. TIME.

When your director mails you the show music for the season.

When your director mails you the show music for the season.

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When you have to endure the sounds of trumpets and piccolos at the buttcrack of dawn.

When you have to endure the sounds of trumpets and piccolos at the buttcrack of dawn.

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When the director tells you to turn your music stands around.

When the director tells you to turn your music stands around.

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When the band plays the first note of the season.

When the band plays the first note of the season.

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Are You More Light Yagami Or L From "Death Note"?

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This quiz is about 96.5% accurate.

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How Well Do You Remember Sarah's Monologue From "Labyrinth"?

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Would you be able to win your baby brother back?

Which Death Eater From "Harry Potter" Are You Most Like?

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Are you more like Bellatrix or Yaxley?

Proof Pikachu Was Actually The Worst

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Because nobody’s favorite was Pokémon Yellow.

Aww. Look at Pikachu.

Aww. Look at Pikachu.

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Look how cute it is.

Look how cute it is.

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I bet Pikachu is super warm and fuzzy.

I bet Pikachu is super warm and fuzzy.

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And just so full of love.

And just so full of love.

Look at Pikachu. It's so overwhelmed with love that it's moved to tears.

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All The Single Ladies: Why Movies Need More Platonic Pairings

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One of the understated pleasures of the summer standout Mad Max: Fury Road, a movie that generally opts for glorious overstatement, is that Imperator Furiosa and Max Rockatansky never kiss.

Not a peck.

Their chemistry is terrific, but it's not sexual. And it's not like the duo, played by Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, aren't equals in battered postapocalyptic survivor magnificence (though Furiosa's warpaint is a little more striking and Max's mental state is a lot more unstable). They could rattle some rafters together, were there any rafters left to shake.

Instead, Furiosa is consumed with a last-ditch plan to help the five "wives" of local warlord Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) flee to a barely remembered sanctuary, and Max is a desperate prisoner trying to make his own escape in the chaos. The understanding at which they arrive is all the more impressive given how few words the two exchange and that their meet-cute is a no-holds-barred brawl in the middle of the desert.

Theron and Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Theirs is a partnership formed on the run, one grounded in a shared acknowledgement of the other's competence. There's something continually gratifying in the ways in which, once they decide to trust each other, they cede control as needed without ego or friction.

Furiosa and Max are dust-smeared soulmates for whom a romantic clinch would, frankly, feel anticlimactic. Instead, we get the scene in which Max tends to a wounded Furiosa by reinflating her lung and giving her a blood transfusion, a gory, sublimated answer to a smooch that's somehow swoonier while being more befitting for their torn-apart world.

It's enough — and any more would be a disservice, because the pair doesn't have time or the emotional bandwidth to fall in love. They're too busy trying to stay alive and prove there are still scraps of humanity worth saving on the wreckage of their ravaged, dying planet.

Of course, romance is as fundamental a cinematic element as action and comedy. It is one of the basic things that movies are about — and who doesn't like to watch larger-than-life beautiful people falling for each other (or at least falling into bed together)? And of course, films have told some fine romances in the past, and will in the future. So I mean nothing against love stories when I say that platonic onscreen pairings like the one in Mad Max: Fury Road are like treasured drinks of Aqua Cola out in the arid wastelands. They are rare enough that they deserve a salute for what they don't do — for not insisting that love or sex is an inevitability from which, barring sexual preference, no man and woman in close proximity can escape.

Giving a protagonist someone to ride off into the sunset with is such a standard part of a studio happy ending that love interests can become nothing more than plot accessories — another part of the hero's journey, around for ornamental purposes. Perfunctory romances get thrown into movies that devote almost no time to their characters forming a connection or even showing a plausible attraction to each other. It's no accident that the lack of a love story in Mad Max: Fury Road feels directly related to how sharply drawn the characters, particularly Furiosa, are in the midst of all that fireball freneticism. It would be an injustice to shuffle them into something underdeveloped, when throughout the movie their priorities are elsewhere.

Having leads who don't dutifully smoosh their faces together allows that romance isn't the only relationship option for a man and woman, and, more pointedly, that it isn't a requirement for leaving characters in a better place than when the movie started.

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That's what's so nicely bittersweet about the ending of Spy, in which Melissa McCarthy's character, Susan Cooper, turns down a well-intended dinner invite from Bradley Fine (Jude Law), the dashing agent for whom she's long been providing support and pining. Bradley’s been appreciative of Susan’s skills as a deskbound analyst while being oblivious to her as any kind of romantic prospect. He’s not being mean-spirited when he makes the offer of a date, and she’s not being spiteful in saying no — just getting to acknowledge that proving your talents in the field isn’t the same thing as magically making someone see you as a sexual object after years of indifference. Susan lets go of her crush, and at the same time Spy affirms that there are other characters who do find Susan attractive. She even ends up in bed with one in a reveal that’s funny and surprising while in no way suggesting she’s found a substitute prince and fairy-tale finale.

And in Magic Mike XXL, Amber Heard's character, an aspiring photographer named Zoe, doesn't end up with the stripper turned furniture maker turned stripper of the title either. They do exchange some flirty banter when they meet during a party pit stop on the road Myrtle Beach, but that is basically as far as things go.

Twitch, Teresa Espinosa, Amber Heard, and Channing Tatum in Magic Mike: XXL.

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Zoe at first looks like a replacement for Cody Horn in the first movie, a similarly surly blonde for the single-again Mike to woo, a sign that the fact that there's a woman in Mike's life is more important than who that woman is. But the closest the pair gets to any consummation is when Mike pulls a reluctant Zoe onstage during his act in the finale. There may be almost fully clothed grinding, but it's all for show.

Keeping true to the sequel's shift in focus to what women want, the movie takes seriously the fact that Zoe's adrift after what she believed was a job offer in New York turned out instead to be an offer to be someone's side piece. In Magic Mike: XXL's spirit of male stripping as a service (as Donald Glover puts it, "We're like healers or something"), Mike is committed to cheering Zoe up, not getting laid.

And that flicker of honest-to-god thought for the movie's female character is what makes the choice not to force a romance so refreshing — because sending a woman spinning into the arms of a man not infrequently has to do with affirming a male lead's virility and allure. We have the phrase "gets the girl" because of the way female characters are traditionally envisioned as prizes to be won, their internal workings left unconsidered. If a woman onscreen is shown to be desirable, then her story usually becomes one about who's doing the desiring.

It's why, for instance, the kiss between Emily Blunt's Rita and Tom Cruise's Cage in the otherwise thrilling Edge of Tomorrow seemed like a minor betrayal of the time-looping rapport the pair had built up. The two had been all business up until then, because while Cage kept returning for training from Rita, she always experienced meeting him as if it's for the first time.

Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.

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Rita is the "Full Metal Bitch," already a veteran of a major battle who's become a piece of living propaganda, and she's all but sure she's going to die. She kills Cage, repeatedly and without hesitation, so that he can start the day over again. Blunt brings such nuance to the character that the clinch, when it comes, is a blatant annoyance. It so clearly happens because women are supposed to kiss Tom Cruise, not because it feels like something Rita would do.

But Cruise's relationship with his female co-star in his new movie, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, could be looked at as an apology for what his character does in Edge of Tomorrow. Double agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) is introduced as a Ginger Rogers to Ethan Hunt's Fred Astaire, capable of doing everything he can, in high heels (except when she knows it's time to take them off). Ilsa looks fabulous in a bikini and in a killer gown, but it's her supreme formidability that's the basis for the mutual respect that blossoms between her and Ethan.

Ferguson and Cruise in Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.

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The movie's signature convoluted plot has Ethan and Ilsa's paths intersecting at different locations around the globe, including one in which they white-knuckle their way through a motorcycle chase along winding roads in Morocco. Like Furiosa and Max in Mad Max: Fury Road, Ethan and Elsa have moments of silent understanding in which they're able to instantly get on the same page, their eyes meeting in the middle of a tense scene. And like Furiosa and Max, they never kiss. Their ability to take out a group of baddies without exchanging a word is allowed to be intimate enough.

The Mission Impossible movies belong to Cruise, but Ferguson is a delightful addition who may not hang off an airplane, but who carries her share of the action. It's unfortunate that, given the franchise's Smurfette tendencies, Ilsa's likely to be shuffled out for another female lead in the next installment, which Cruise claims is already in the works. But in Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, at least, she stands tall on her own, as essential and active a part of the plot as any member of the IMF team. Cruise's character can get some in some other sequel — for now, we can revel in another summer heroine who's allowed to be glamorous and dangerous without those qualities being indicators of who she's due to end up with.