Samuel L Jackson has made a career being an absolute badass who can tough it out with the best of them. This guy shows up, you know that everyone else around him is going to have to live up to his standard. He remains king of the mountain–the most bad-ass mother-f***er around.
The graphic novel as we know it started as the comic boom medium elevated to a new level near the start of the 1980s. Starting as just longer comics, the graphic novels emerging around this time set the trend for the future of the medium: elevated characterization, deeper stories, original voices unshackled by the constraints of the comic book industry, and art work that could be at once breathtaking, beautiful, enigmatic, and grotesque. The graphic novels from genesis to the modern day all shared these qualities, but, naturally, there were some comics that took a stand above all others, rising to the highest echelon of the comic book medium--the greats among greats.
It would seem that Blac Chyna is generating some of her own image problems.
Title: Saw: The Final ChapterMPAA Rating: R
The 1999 acclaimed film American Beauty depicts what "should" exemplify a typical, well-to-do American family. In a struggle to conform to societal standards of a respectable lifestyle, dysfunction only ensues. Simply witnessing the angst and struggles experienced by the characters of American Beauty, viewers gather that the film is a satire of American culture. But by paying closer attention to the dynamic use of the color red and the red rose, viewers will better appreciate the film's criticism of American standards of beauty.
One of the great classic American films of the 20th century, The Godfather, directed by the legendary Francis Ford Coppola and based off of the novel of the same title by Mario Puzo is often considered to be the most influential film that created the ‘organized crime’ or mafia/gangster genre in cinemas.
Melvin Junko is a dweeby mop-boy at Tromaville's most popular health club, hated by the evil fitness freaks that go there. After a cruel prank, Melvin falls through a window and into a vat of toxic waste. He undergoes a painful transformation. He becomes taller, more muscular, and possessed with an unstoppable urge to punish evildoers. He starts with the small-time crooks who litter the back alleys of New York, but his do-gooding makes the absurdly corrupt authorities nervous, especially as they're looking at dumping even more toxic waste in the area. Can Toxie take them on while looking after his new girlfriend, and making sure his violent urges are restricted to the bad guys?
With the success of true crime podcasts like Serial and Reddit forums dedicated to arm-chair detectives who discuss unsolved cases, people's fascination with crime and mystery seems to be at an all-time high. In response to this and the success of their 2015 original docu-series Making a Murderer, Netflix has been continuously adding awesome true crime content to their stream over the past year. Here are a few of my personal favourites that I just can't get enough of.
Title: No Strings AttachedMPAA Rating: RDirector: Ivan Reitman