When it comes to movies, I tend to gravitate to the ones that I would enjoy the most. When researching the film, I always search for two things: the cast and the showtimes. I never rely on movie reviews from the most popular newspapers and magazines. I don't allow others to dictate if I should see it or not. My main reasoning for spending my hard-earned money on projects like this is in hopes of it doing well in the movie theatres and to give traction for other movies to create stories documenting the black experience. These movie studios love to follow the money and the numbers. With that being said I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions on the movie and the characters Mae and Michael played by Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield.
It's out, The Batman costume test with Robert Pattinson. Of course, people are already making their voices heard. You can find plenty of likes and plenty of dislikes. Kevin Smith reportedly loves it. Meanwhile, some are comparing it to Netflix's Daredevil. Let us look beyond pure aesthetic taste. You can like it or hate it, not the case here. Robert Pattinson's costume from this teaser can already tell us about the story and this Batman.
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a real movie that is actually called that, and it’s somehow good.
At the 92nd Academy Awards Parasite made history when it became the first foreign-language film to take home Best Picture. It also won Best International Feature, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, making it the most awarded film of the night. Despite the glowing reviews for Bong Joon Ho's gripping film, the war drama 1917 was tipped to win the grand prize. So what exactly makes Parasite worthy of Best Picture?
Flashback to weeks ago when Fandango first made tickets available for Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, I happily brought my ticket for February 11th, 2020 at 10:00am. And as I write this, that date is today!
We finally have our first all-female team-up comic book film with the Birds of Prey. Honestly, I do not think people know how big of a deal this is. A film based on this premise, along with its vast array of characters has quite a future to offer. Sadly, many are already claiming it a flop, even before its release. In addition, many non-viewers want it to flop to essentially keep their fragile egos in flux. Here’s a list of what a successful Birds of Prey box-office run could give us!
‘Batman Begins’ is an excellent film for many different reasons. It has a great cast, excellent cinematography, a realistic story even if based on a famous comic book character, and also a great origin theme to it that is compelling and relatable. While we know that the idea of an ordinary man becoming a ‘superhero’ is farcical at best, the way that process is shown in ‘Batman Begins’ and the way Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is able to transform himself both mentally and physically into that role is really awe-inspiring when you think about it.
Hollywood has always popped out numerous war films throughout the years. Even as wars were still happening in the front, war films about that particular war were being produced (WWII films in particular). Audiences seem to have a fascination with these films. Whether it be for being petrified by the horrors, graphic violence, and ethical questions behind the war, audiences have flocked to these films time and time again. Whatever the case may be, 1917 certainly fits these premises. It also manages to go beyond the typical mold and create the film that we need at this time.
This may be the first superhero film that genuinely feels like it’s written for and by real women (while I loved Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, both women are more alien than American. And both are certainly wildly powered paragons like Superman). As many have pointed out, one woman offering another a hair tie in battle – and even acknowledging that in a fight loose hair is a disadvantage – is delightful.