It’s the night before high school graduation. Don’t do anything that you may regret.
I remember watching Dennis the Menace long time ago when I was a kid. When I was a kid a had fond memories about this movie. As an adult I fear I might not have the same sentimentality about this movie as I did when I was a kid. There's only one way to find out, so I decided to re-watch the movie.
The 2019 Hellboy was just plain awful. Despite the excitement and anticipation, the $50 million actually lost money with only a $44.7 million world wide box office income. Things didn't get any better after it left theaters.... now it's free to watch on Video Prime. You know, if you want to see how bad it is. However, nothing really shows how bad it was like the reviews. Seriously, Hellboy has a 17% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The poor director, Neil Marshall, seems to be getting most of the hate and blame for everything that went wrong. However, he also directed two episodes of Game of Thrones and an episode of Hannibal that has impressive reviews. So, it can't be all his fault... right?
We have all probably heard or seen Seth Meyers before. He's a Saturday Night Live alumni best remembered for his Weekend Updates, he's hosted award shows and now has his own late night talk show on NBC. He's done real well for himself and now he's got his own Netflix comedy special.
I remember a time when Police Academy sequels used to come out all the time. I remember liking them way back when but then again I was a little kid back then. The only people I kind of remember were Michael Winslow as Larvell Jones, Steve Guttenberg as Carey Mahoney and G. W. Bailey as Lieutenant Harris. I was a little worried because when I watch movies that I used to love when I was a kid they tend to be pretty horrible movies that I can't stand as an adult.
The movie Harriet was supposed to be a historical biopic documentary film that was publicized as an homage to the great pioneer of the underground railroad Harriet Tubman, but was portrayed as something else. The movie was co-written by Kasi Lemmons and Gregory Allen Howard, but the way the movie was written ticked off people in the black community for several reasons. Harriet was portrayed as a female sex slave of her slave master "that was giving up the goodies up and down the underground railroad." Well, first off, British actress Cynthia Erivo (who does not like black Americans and is outspoken about it) was selected to play the lead role in the portrayal of Harriet Tubman. Erivo being selected as the lead did stir up a negative buzz because of her negative thoughts and remarks about black Americans that she has stated in interviews and posted on her social media. Erivo is a stage actress who had a debut role in the Broadway classic The Color Purple alongside Jennifer Hudson, who portrayed singer Shug Avery. Erivo is also a Tony Award-winning actress. Black America was trying to figure out how and why the directors and writers of the movie chose Erivo to play Harriet Tubman? Erivo is an accomplished stage actress, but seems to look out of place on the silver screen. Also, the black community wanted to see Harriet Tubman portrayed by a black American actress that respected the culture.
It's no question that Disney draws inspiration from works of art—ranging from the beginning of time, until now—but one piece in particular has been referenced in a few of Disney's recent popular films, and a controversial piece at that.
From that special moment in time way back in 1979, when Sugar Hill Gang rapper Big Bank Hank waxed poetic about the mack game that he’d once spit to Superman’s girlfriend, reporter Lois Lane, the long-running love affair that the hip-hop generation has with comic books was virtually set in stone.
Yesterday I finally watched Ziad Doueiri's The Insult (translated to Lebanese: قضية رقم ٢٣), as part of my ride of curiosity into recent Lebanese cinema, sparked by the beautiful and intense works of Nadine Labaki. The Insult depicts the tale of a Christian Lebanese man getting into an argument with a Palestinian refugee and it escalating to a courtcase in which honour, politics and identity are on the line.