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Black Superman: I'm Supposed to be Excited....But I'm Not
It was officially announced that WB will be rebooting Superman yet again. This time with J.J. Abrams in the producer chair and acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates helming the story. As a Black male comic-book fan, huge Superman nerd, fan of all of Coates's work especially his run on Black Panther, this should be the holy grail.
Could Cruella Remind Us Why We Love Disney Villains?
If you were to ask the average person what they remember about Disney’s 1961 animated film 101 Dalmatians, they will ALWAYS, without exception, bring up its iconic baddie Cruella De Vil. With her distinctive black and white hair, gigantic fur coat and obsession with turning the titular animals into a new item of clothing, Cruella De Vil is one of the quintessential Disney villains. Cruella’s popularity is now being exploited by the forthcoming 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella, which reveals the backstory of the notorious villain. Set in 1970s London, Cruella explores how Estella De Vil became the deranged clothing mogul who has terrified so many of us over the decades. The project was first announced in 2011, and has gone through several directors and screenwriters, with I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie overseeing the finished film. Cruella is being released in May, and the promotional campaign has begun in earnest with the first posters and trailer, released last week.
Movie Review: 'Cherry'
Tom Holland is an actor I like a great deal. He has an earnest face and boyish charm that make him a near perfect fit for Peter Parker and Spider-Man. He’s proven as part of a series of Marvel Movies that he can hang with big stars and take the lead himself and all while maintaining an air of approach-ability. These qualities, unfortunately, don’t translate into more gritty or dark roles. The evidence for that is the new Apple Original movie Cherry, a failing attempt at translating Holland’s charm into something grimy and dramatic.
Pay Attention, 007
'No Time To Die' will not only mark the end of Daniel Craig's blockbusting run as 007, it will also be the 25th installment in the globe-trotting adventures of the world's favorite (not so) secret agent.
Representation in Romantic Movies – From Modern Classics to Hidden Gems
Valentine’s day may have passed, but the love hasn’t. The romance genre (especially rom-coms) has for a long time been targeted towards white, straight, women, and has thus been, in the mainstream, focused on white, straight, love stories.
The 10 Lowest-Rated Golden-Era The Simpsons Episodes (according to IMDb)
Between the years 1991 and 1997 (and a couple of years on either side), The Simpsons was the best television show. For 143 episodes from 'Stark Raving Dad' to 'The Secret War of Lisa Simpson', The Simpsons experienced its 'golden age', hitting a proverbial home run every week. Every episode produced during this era could be on someone's all-time top 10 episodes list. However, not all The Simpsons' golden era' episodes were created equal. To find out the 'weakest' episodes form this run, I have turned to IMDb user reviews to provide an 'objective' view. This list will present the ten 'classic' Simpsons episodes that have received the lowest IMDb score. This top ten list will not include the three clip shows produced during this period, as they would easily take the top three spots. All the episodes featured on this list feature 100% original content. Let's do it to it!
Let’s Talk About Malcolm & Marie.
When I first heard the buzz about Sam Levinson’s Malcolm & Marie, I was excited. The film (written and directed by Levinson) was shot in black and white on 35mm film, which is rare. The cinematography was visually beautiful, and the performance of the lead characters were stunning. What wasn’t so great however, was the screenplay.
The Beautiful Mind Of The Professor - 1964 J.R.R. Tolkien Interview - How He Created The Lord Of The Rings And Other Musings
Listening to The Professor speak on anything is an experience as otherworldly as the great adventures in his written works. This interview with Professor J. R. R. Tolkien was conducted in 1964 by Denys Gueroult (His name has varying spellings based on the source material.) BBC Radio 4 first broadcast the interview in 1971. It takes a very dedicated listener to follow the Professor at times through this interview. Just as a reader must be to wade through his written works. But that is the beautiful mind of Tolkien.
5 Things You Can Do To Be a Better Ambassador For Your Hobby
We all have hobbies. From historical reenactment, to tabletop RPGs, to horror movies, comic books, and more, these are the things that make us happy. They're the activities and media we turn to when we need to decompress, and they're often where we go to find community. However, something we often forget is that in order for our hobbies to grow, we need to actually expand our numbers. Without fresh blood coming in, our communities will shrivel. Worse, for those built around a particular type of media or a certain franchise, it's possible that a shrunken community won't be able to support production of more of the content we want to see. Which is why it behooves us to be ambassadors for our hobbies if we want to see them grow and flourish.
Why We Need To Stop Romanticizing Our Teenage Years
I was a very mild teenager. I didn’t drink, smoke, go to parties, or do anything wild, really. And for the most part, I was pretty happy with my life.
Book Review: "Selected Essays" by George Orwell
Georgr Orwell is probably best known for his works "1984" and "Animal Farm." My personal favourite book by him was always "Down and Out in Paris and London" because of the realism involved and honestly, I wish more people read it. This book is somewhat like my favourite Orwell novel in the fact that it is based within various truths and has a criticism on a number of things. Including Orwell's work on Charles Dickens and his famous essay entitled "Shooting the Elephant" - George Orwell attempts to reason with us whilst showing his readers that these things are perhaps linked in a wider web of economics and class systems.
An Interview with 'Life in a Day' Director Kevin Macdonald
On February 6, 2021, Life in a Day 2020 premiered for free on YouTube. The documentary consists entirely of crowdsourced footage sent in by people all over the world, filmed on one day: July 25, 2020.