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The Thirteenth Dr. and Sexism
Doctor Who is a popular T.V. series from the BBC. The Doctor has always been played by a male actor since the first Episode; Played by William Hartnell in 1963 to 1966, in the series The Doctor is only called the Doctor because he doesn't give out his first name. He travels through space and time in an old London police box called the Tardis which is much bigger on the inside, so much bigger it has a swimming pool but it’s never showed. When the Doctor arrives you know there’s going to be trouble…Everywhere he goes he's either fighting aliens or saving the planet from doom. He usually has a companion along for the ride and sometimes they even save him. When the Doctor dies he regenerates into a new body. He’s considered the same Doctor but has a whole new body since the old one has died. Some of the characteristics from the old Doctor have changed, and his personality can be slightly different. Every time the Doctor dies and a regenerates there’s a feeling of loss, we have to get used to the new Doctor all over again. But we haven’t been let down, because the creators of the show seem to always have the perfect replacement. Personally, my favorite Doctor’s were played by David Tennant (10th Doctor) and Peter Capaldi (12th Doctor). Since the BBC has reviled that the new Doctor is female played by actress Jodie Whittaker, I’ve noticed a few comments and articles on social media saying a percentage of people were unhappy and calling those people sexist. Do I think its sexist for people not to want a female Doctor? Well, I know there is sexism out there and was feeling a little concerned about the change and I as a Woman. It leaves so many questions. Since the Doctor has always been a male and regenerates as female will she be a whole different person? (What ever happened to the Doctor's daughter Jenny?)Sonja Kelly
Draco Malfoy x Oliviana Taylor
It was shortly after that encounter that things would take the worse, rather than the best, for the auburn haired Gryffindor. How did she even convince herself to come down tonight? She felt awful, particularly about her weight. The red dress that hugged her girls was held up by matching crimson laced sleeves, the ribbon around her neck providing the illusion that she didn't have two chins at standing. Her hands were covered by pure white gloves, lipstick to match. Her eyes drew directly to her hips, the width around them. As she walked alone through the mess hall, she felt only as if she needed a place to hide.
Long Beach International Film Festival to Feature Slate of Diverse Films
It’s that time of the year again! Summer’s quickly coming to an end, you’re realizing that you’ve barely shifted from that stiff chair in your air-conditioned office, and the responsibilities that accompany changing seasons have begun to hover over you. If you’re still seeking the perfect summer escape, look no further!Gwendolyn Aviles
Movie Review: The Lost Boys Turns 30
The Lost Boys turns 30 years old this weekend, July 28th, 2017, and the movie has not aged well. While it’s not quite the embarrassment that was the Twilight movies, The Lost Boys is bad in its own unique ways. While nostalgia might cloud fans of the Coreys’ first team up (Haim and Feldman for those aren’t fans of Tiger Beat circa 1987) the reality of The Lost Boys is that director Joel Schumacher is an epically bad filmmaker and teamed with a cast of not ready for primetime teenagers, and a minimal budget, Schumacher’s modest talents are entirely overwhelmed.
Draco Malfoy x Oliviana Taylor
"Tch, is that even a question? It's already bad you talk to hardly anyone but Hermione, but you're in Gryffindor? The worst house apart from Hufflepuff." He said, snickering softly under his breath, gorgeous blue eyes rolling. "I'm shocked it took you so long to figure that out, Cinthy. I mean, you're supposed to be somewhat smart, right? Guess I was wrong." He said in a snobbish tone, the rich boy attitude clear. His bleach blonde hair had small strands that were loose and falling onto his forehead.
Review: The Emoji Movie
What is there to be said about The Emoji Movie? That’s what I have been asking myself for the more than an hour since I sat down to write this review. This empty, mostly competent, 90+ minute ad for smartphone apps doesn’t inspire much to be written about it. Sure, I could rail against the empty, soulless, mercenary nature of what amounts to app product placement the movie, but I have been shouting into that void since the trailer for the film hit and no one seemed to care then. So, let’s just start writing and see what happens.
Funny Movie Lines That Will Make Your Day Better
What’s so funny, dude? Is there a comedy on TV or something? We’ve all heard some movie quotes that make us laugh really hard. I know that a good laugh can change a person's mood and some movie lines can brighten someone's day. Laughter is a great way to release serotonin and make a person happier even if it's just for a short amount of time. In every movie, there are a few lines that stick out. I find that in comedies, there are many lines that stick out and picking the best ones are hard to do. I created a list below with the funniest lines that I’ve ever heard.David Lasher
Dunkirk: Reveals the Unnecessary, Unwanted Deaths That Come with Wars
Within the first five minutes of the movie, I was glad that I didn't pick 4DX screening! Bullets, bombs, screaming... planes, crashes, explosions. The film was packed with wave after wave of intense events, it just keeps making you jump out of your seat—and your skin, too. It was actually quite hilarious that both the girl next to me and I sank lower and lower in our seats throughout the movie, with our fingers in our ears half of the time.
'Justice League': What the Superhero Epic Needs to Succeed
Warners Bros. released the second trailer to its upcoming superhero epic "Justice League" over the weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. Running around four-minutes long, the trailer showcased the epic team-up of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash. While Superman's presence was certainly looming over the trailer, his actual physical presence was not (there is still no sign of his mullet).
Hey Duckface Selfie, Whatever Happened to the Weird?
In the same way that the pejorative "gay" continues to mean effeminate, non-realistic, or light from some mouths, "weird" has long meant non-mainstream and possibly threatening. When David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust landed on Top of the Pops in 1972, technicolour weird invaded the homes of Britain en masse, and when Prince would strut the live music stage in the early eighties clad only in a black thong and flasher overcoat, The Purple Perv was born.Sean Bw Parker
Samurai Cop Review [Minor Spoilers]
Level of insanity from 1 to 10? This one goes to 11. When you think crazy B action movies, you think of the 80's and 90's, ninjas, big muscles, big guns, ditzy female characters, bad plot, and shoddy technical work. The 1991 film Samurai Cop captures every one of these aspects in spades; whether it's intentional or not is up for debate.
Riki Oh: The Story of Ricky
Alot of B martial arts/action movies suffer from a key flaw; taking themselves too seriously. Instead of embracing the fact that these movies are ridiculous, they try to add complex plot twists or deep character development which always comes off very hoaky and forced. Nobody is expecting an Oscar performance in a movie where you main character kills fifty people with his bare hands, and Riki Oh: The Story of Riki realizes that.