emily & maria via wilmer’s story <3 <3
emily & maria via wilmer’s story <3 <3
Any indication how Maria Bello will bow out of her role as Jack during the new season of NCIS? –Michelle
“When we’re trying to figure out how to exit a character, one thing we always ask is: ‘What does that character deserve?‘” co-showrunner Frank Cardea explains. “And the character of Sloane is a very strong character, and a passionate character, so we’re going to really have her go on something worthy of that.” But before she leaves the canvas entirely, viewers’ “ongoing wonderment about what’s going on between her and Gibbs” will be resolved, the EP assures.
Ephemera || NCIS 17x16
Frank Cardea in TVline interview talking about Maria leaving the show and Slibbs. I was holding out hope that because Maria hadn’t confirmed it maybe it was just still a rumour but nope, it’s true :(
Slibbs Moments - Number 40
Jumped on the hype train and reorganized my phone. It’s not perfect yet but also not to shabby.
Jack Sloane in 17x08 “Musical Chairs”
Every Jack Sloane Outfit 114/?
Like come on?!!
Someone Else’s Shoes || NCIS 17x04
Jack Sloane : I was here first, so if anything, you’re following me. But I’ll let it slide, ‘cause I’m nice like that.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs : What about your stunt at my house?
Jack Sloane : Oh, well, that’s a different story. To really understand what makes a person tick, you have to interact with them on their home turf.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs : Yeah, or you could just ask.
Jack Sloane : What’s the fun in that?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs : I don’t like games. And I don’t like people lying to me.
Jack Sloane : Then we are off to a bad start.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs : You want in on my cases, you need to come through me.
Jack Sloane : No, actually, I don’t. I answer to Director Vance, not to you.
My respect for her sky rocketed in that last line. I knew I liked her from the first scene at Gibbs house but this. This moment she became my favourite. It had been a while since someone just didn’t back down from Gibbs being well Gibbs. Refreshing.
Gif credit - Regal Roni :)
Best Burger Commercial Ever
Maria Bello at pers conference The Water Man (tiff 2020 - Sept 14th 2020)
Maria Bello & Dominique Crenn being absolutely adorable and in love.
I wanted two things from World Trade Center: a movie that would resonate with someone living outside the United States, and proof that it wasn’t just exploiting a real-life tragedy. While the film isn’t without flaws, stick with it and you’ll find yourself in an emotionally effective drama that tells a story that deserved to be told.
The film is based on true events. John McLoughlin (Nicholas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Peña) are New York City Port Authority policemen evacuating civilians from the World Trade Center when the towers collapse. As their families wonder if they will ever be seen again, the men struggle to survive and hope, against all odds, that someone will find them beneath 20+ feet or rubble.
This film starts off a little rough because it lasts over two hours and for the first half, there’s not a lot happening. It can even seem cheesy at times, with Jimeno’s wife Allison (Maggie Gyllenhaal) being 5 months pregnant. It doesn’t help that you kind of know what’s going to happen. At least one of the men has to make it out alive for the story to be told. It isn’t bad, but you hope it picks up. Don’t worry, it does.
While there are moments in the first half of World Trade Center that are emotional (I found a shot where you see someone falling to their death from Tower 1 haunting) it’s when the two policemen become trapped that you’ll become glued to the screen. Neither of the men feels like cheap excuses to pull your heartstrings, they are real people. You see the loving flashes where they’re brave and where they were giving their wives flowers and writing poetry for them and witness not-so-glamourous moments as well. They’re frightened; they lose hope, and have regrets. The same applies to their families. McLoughlin’s youngest son, for example, is angry with his mother. He doesn’t believe she’s doing enough in this dire time. It feels genuine because the kid is being a brat and saying hurtful things to his mother. Meanwhile, the fear inside Jimeno’s wife is palpable. She’s terrified at the idea of telling her daughter that her father is dead. She’s so upset over failing to find common ground with her husband over their soon-to-be-born daughter’s name that she forgets to take care of herself. Little details like these nicely complement the story of survival.
World Trade Center is earnest. All of the actors are giving good performances and even the points that could’ve been made overly sappy do not feel manipulative. Even if you haven’t been touched by the events of 9/11, you’ll still be enraptured by the struggle to survive. It’s tastefully handled because it’s just about this universal will to live. Director Oliver Stone never begins pointing fingers or talking about retaliation. It’s just a story about good people that wanted to do the right thing by serving as policemen and the fact that for many, that cost them their lives. I was worried by the slow start but by the end got a little misty-eyed at World Trade Center. (Full-screen version on DVD, September 11, 2014)
the fact that they’ve started filming season 18, but yet there’s still no news on if maria is leaving or not…
Going back through all my pics and found this gem, love it enough to make it my profile pic 😍😍😍