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Hi, when I follow someone I usually do this from multiple accounts, with different servers and platforms. This is partially as backup. It’s also because different software has different features. E.g. at the moment of writing I mainly post from my Friendica server, but it doesn’t yet support polls, or account migrations. So I also follow from my Pleroma server, which does notify me someone has migrated.
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Content warning: pinned opinion about nude scenes in films
Many actresses are somewhere in their career forced to do a nude (sex) scene. The male actors hardly ever are. To me the purpose seems sales rather than art. I'd wish for films to never include nude scenes and to always use suggestion instead.
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@GidiKroonbut I'm mainly using my own Friendica for now. Even though I have been on the fediverse for a few years, I've never done an #Introduction post, so let's do one for this channel.
I tend to post about actresses and singers I'm a fan of, sharing news about their new projects as well as my thoughts about films and tv I watch. In between I give my take on political things as well as about the fediverse. When I learn new things hosting a fediverse server or other technical things, I try to share them here too. Longer posts may end up on my blog
gidikroon.eu(which you can follow at
In real life I work as a software developer, but I keep work separate from a private account like this. I play (beach) volleyball when I can, at a very low level. I live in the Netherlands and occasionally cycle and take photographs. I read and watch sci-fi and fantasy, and am interested in ways to achieve social justice, gender and race equality, sustainable energy use and climate justice.
Feel free to follow, as I will also follow other accounts I find interesting without expectation of them following back. Feel free to share (boost, repeat) my posts if you want, using whatever share function comes with your platform. I tend to close DMs to only allow people I follow. I check my fediverse accounts only one or a few times a day, typically on my phone or tablet, so I tend to not be part of live discussions.
I really like this film. I keep changing what I would mention as my favourite film (I have a list) but a long time ago the subject of favourite film came up at work and a colleague of mine and me at the same time said Bridge to Terabithia. Which is such an odd thing to happen, as it's not even that that many people have even heard of this film...
I'd say this film isn't that much underrated, as just not rated because it is quite unknown.
Anyway, AnnaSophia Robb is brilliant.
#AudreyTautou #Amélie #LeFabuleuxDestinDAméliePoulain
An interesting aspect of the US actors strike is that if an independent film accepts the union's proposal, work is allowed there. The same goes for small studios that are not part of the producers organisation with the abbreviation that I can never get right. The idea is that this proves that the union proposal is not unreasonable as the producers claim.
The studio A24 has done just that. Not recently, already a while ago, but this means A24 films are going full steam ahead. Providing income and proving the point. And the coming years may very well be A24's years, since the majority of films out will be theirs. Quite a good consequence of all this.
#A24 #SAGAftra #SAGAftraStrike
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#JennaOrtega #TheFallout #NowWatching
#JennaOrtega #ScreamVI #Scream6 #Scream #NowWatching
#NowWatching The Gathering with Christina Ricci. I liked this film and Christina's performance when I saw it a long time ago, but I don't remember much about it. It's difficult to find as it's not on any of the streaming services, but I found a dvd.
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Just watched Jodie Foster in Hotel Artemis. She deserves a better script. I have no idea why she chose to do this.
Usually I try to find something positive to say, but I get no further than she's indeed in it.
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There are calls to support the SAG-AFTRA strike by cancelling your streaming subscriptions temporarily. I'm not against that.
A while ago when Spotify did their right wing extremism I cancelled my subscription and moved to TIDAL. I could because TIDAL was there as an option, has all the same songs, and every song is available to buy on other platforms anyway. So I'm still at TIDAL and buy all songs from the artists I support, DRM-free on places like iTunes.
But I've long known that if a similar thing would happen to a streaming service, I couldn't do the same. Virtually all content of actresses I support is exclusively on one service and not available to own on DVD or blu-ray. Believe me I check regularly and internationally. So I'm locked in, essentially a prisoner to the subscription system. Add to that the early bird discounts I have where I pay 50% less for my lifetime, which I would lose if I cancelled temporarily.
And I believe it may not be temporarily. If like with Spotify they don't fix the problem, I would want to be able to stay away.
A minor thing I can do if I stay on these services, which I already did anyway: whenever you search for a film, instead of the title search for the actor or actress name you want to watch the film for. This shows up the acting talent as a valuable resource in their statistics.
Of course it's Aimee Carrero who has the best words, as always. Actors are on strike and of course they deserve to be paid properly for their work, even if it's on streaming, and deserve guarantees against misuse of AI, like the writers do.
For the first time in over 40 years, union film
and television actors are on strike.
I'm reflecting on the importance of unions.
Though *never* above reproach or
improvement, unions harness the power of
Together, we can alleviate the crushing
weight of unfettered capitalism.
Together, we can slow the terminal spread of
endless consumption and growth-at-all-cost.
At their best, unions represent the hope that
the worker is not a pawn, that The Man is not
invincible, and that the fight for human
dignity cannot and will not be deterred.
Unions are the ever-rare reminder that
power is really in the hands of the people.
See you on the picket line.
Finally watching Prey on Disney+, I am really slow at going through my watchlist. Pre-opening title we already have the twist that this tale which follows these 18th century indigenous people in the Americas also seems to involve spaceships and monsters. We'll see what it turns out to be.
Saw Midsommar on Netflix. It's not quite a traditional horror film despite some gruesome scenes, but it relies more on what people do and why rather than on shocks. It doesn't really convince me because that 'why' aspect is not clear enough and because some of the themes I had already seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes. It didn't help that Netflix didn't have English subtitles, including on the Swedish dialogue, and that the beginning of the film was filmed so dark that I still don't know what happened.
Some reviews I read afterwards mention some more troubling aspects of the story and they could be right. Some also mention the film being way too brightly lit and that's totally not the film I saw.
Watching Jessie Buckley in Men. I don't see many films in the cinema, most only when they come out on streaming, but by that time the buzz and the marketing has gone and you're not reminded of it. So that's why I only see this one from last year now.
I've seen Jessie earlier in the tv (mini) series Taboo, War and Peace, The Woman in White and The Last Post, where she always impresses. Especially maybe Taboo.
An A24 film, available on Amazon Prime.
This is by far, by far, the best film of the franchise. Jenna Ortega is amazing. The whole cast play their characters amazingly. The script includes proper characters unlike some horror films. Even if you're not into horror or slashers, this is still a big recommendation from me.
#JennaOrtega #ScreamVI #ScreamMovie #Scream
Of course I'm going to see Scream VI in the cinema too! The US release is this Friday, the Dutch release is one day earlier but our prerelease is this Wednesday already.
#JennaOrtega #Scream #ScreamVI #ScreamMovie
A comparison with Rosemary's Baby is unavoidable with such a synopsis, but I like the psychology of the woman better in this one. She's highly capable, strong, independent, and reasons for her state of mind go further than being pregnant. It's just the character of the man I didn't like.
That first scene, where she quickly sorted out the renovation her husband was stressing about, immediately set the tone. His non-acknowledgment of that, too.
Next week, it's Melissa again, but together with Jenna Ortega, as Sam and Tara respectively in Scream VI.
New Scream VI trailer! With cast quotes.
The film comes out 9 March in my country (10 March in the US), but in many cities here there's a prerelease showing on Wednesday 8 March. Check your listings!
Scream VI is the follow up to last year's Scream, which was actually number 5, and Jenna Ortega plays one of the main characters, Tara Carpenter.
#JennaOrtega #ScreamVI #ScreamMovie
#StephanieLeonidas #Luna #BirthdayRewatch
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