Keep Da Peace Yo

nathanbarrios:

I’m the guy that makes stunt performers take multiple kicks to the head for the pleasure of what I hope is a captivated audience. I ask a lot of people. I deal in blood and mayhem. As a kid I was obsessed, and still am to this day with the incredible work done by my childhood heroes. My friends and I would re-enact everything we had seen, remaking our favourite films in my back garden. We were 8-year old kids running around, swinging punches and kicks, diving across the lawn. Back then I wanted to be an actor, back then I wanted to be Jackie Chan. But a few years and a lot of burgers later, and I set aside those aspirations and moved in a somewhat less physically demanding direction.

So why film? Why not any other medium? I can conjure up ideas and images in my mind - scenes and situations that I can see and hear in great clarity when it’s just me, a notepad and a pen. But getting these thoughts to exist in reality purely by my own means is impossible. I’ve never been gifted when it came to art. I lack the patience and expertise to be a photographer and as everyone who knows me well would confess my rhythm, or lack of it for that matter, has always been in the way of any musical aspirations I may have once had.

I’ve had to search for a means of expression. And so now, I’m a director. I gather a large group of insanely talented artists to do the hard work for me. To make each image, performance and scene come alive as I dreamt them. They do all this while at the end of the each project I get to take credit for the vast majority of it. But it’s the teamwork and the efforts of a dedicated crew that make any film a success, not a sole voice. As I orchestrate a fight sequence it becomes an ever changing, living, breathing piece of work that shifts with the improvisation and creativity of others. Sometimes nature will play a hand making the intention of each movement differ, sometimes for the worse but occasionally for the best.

I downplay my abilities in other mediums, and I genuinely would love to be better at each. But the truth is, the most breathtaking landscape paintings, the most amazing still moments captured forever in a photograph and the most touching chord of a piece of poetry in music just doesn’t come close to those 24 little frames of perfection when my fighters give it up so that their audience can draw a collective gasp as they witness that all too brief but crystal clear shot of a kick to the head.

- Gareth Huw Evans, Director’s Statement for The Raid (x)

thecarlosramos:

The Raid 2 Sundance reviews:
"The Raid 2 is one of the best action films ever made. It might even be THE best. Holy f***ing s**t."
"To deal with THE RAID 2, the MPAA is gonna need something heavier than NC-17. And probably some adult diapers."
"Gareth Evans is the best action filmmaker working right now. Full stop. Bow."
"My everything hurts."
"THE RAID 2 is just fucking insane. Some of the best action sequences I’ve ever seen. And I don’t know how it gets an R. Wow. Just wow.”

thecarlosramos:

The Raid 2 Sundance reviews:

"The Raid 2 is one of the best action films ever made. It might even be THE best. Holy f***ing s**t."

"To deal with THE RAID 2, the MPAA is gonna need something heavier than NC-17. And probably some adult diapers."

"Gareth Evans is the best action filmmaker working right now. Full stop. Bow."

"My everything hurts."

"THE RAID 2 is just fucking insane. Some of the best action sequences I’ve ever seen. And I don’t know how it gets an R. Wow. Just wow.”

thecountercurseisunjellify:

I think not!

spicy-vagina-tacos:

i am squidward

spicy-vagina-tacos:

i am squidward

twerk-it-dirk-it:


“You played a good game. You fought long and hard, met some great friends along the way, and even lost some of those that were dear to you. But you don’t have to worry anymore. Now the only thing left for you to do is rest.

You’ve won.”

yo happy 413 you guys heres to hoping we (dont) have an update today

probably the only homestuck thing ill post today. Even though I’ve gotten out of reading it, I still have some love for the series. And my fav characters are the original four, so i guess this makes for a good last homestuck post, even if it doesn’t update.

twerk-it-dirk-it:

“You played a good game. You fought long and hard, met some great friends along the way, and even lost some of those that were dear to you. But you don’t have to worry anymore. Now the only thing left for you to do is rest.

You’ve won.”

yo happy 413 you guys heres to hoping we (dont) have an update today

probably the only homestuck thing ill post today. Even though I’ve gotten out of reading it, I still have some love for the series. And my fav characters are the original four, so i guess this makes for a good last homestuck post, even if it doesn’t update.

rrhaella:

What are you doing? …Killing monsters.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
meganpicturetaker:

Anti Flag

meganpicturetaker:

Anti Flag

meganpicturetaker:

AFI

meganpicturetaker:

AFI

milkstudios:

UP HIGH AT COACHELLA
Photo by: Koury Angelo
goldenvoicela

milkstudios:

UP HIGH AT COACHELLA

Photo by: Koury Angelo

goldenvoicela

milkstudios:

CONFETTI OVER COACHELLA
Photo by: Koury Angelo
goldenvoicela
MilkMade.com

milkstudios:

CONFETTI OVER COACHELLA

Photo by: Koury Angelo

goldenvoicela

MilkMade.com

lusttforlifeblog:

Made it to the festival just in time for golden hour. #cvchella (at Coachella Main Stage VIP)

lusttforlifeblog:

Made it to the festival just in time for golden hour. #cvchella (at Coachella Main Stage VIP)

derriuspierre:

Kid Cudi performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California.

derriuspierre:

Kid Cudi performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California.

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