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How Vocal Has Changed My Life
It’s my 25th birthday today and I would love to say a massive thank you to Vocal because of the way it has changed my life over the course of the last couple of years. It’s not because of the clicks, or the money, or even the V+ sign that I have now, though they come into it. It’s because Vocal Media can let you reach a whole range of audiences over the media spectrum. I have had my articles shared by people I don’t know on Facebook groups, I have had some of the people included in my articles such as writers respond to me with thanks, I have gotten great responses from my articles and book reviews stating that it was very insightful and has gone on to persuade others to read the book (the most recent being “Brother Robert” by Annye C. Anderson). So I would not only like to thank Vocal Media, but I would like to celebrate my 25th birthday, on the 25th day alongside my articles of 25 films, books and albums with you - on Vocal Media.
How To Make an Award-Winning Short Film From Scratch?
The first and probably the most important thing is whether or not you are truly passionate about the film industry. A daredevil trying to get into this industry for profit reasons should consider a different career path.
Why am I Team Iron Man?
Wait... Did you hear that? The faint whisper of a fan asking, "Is this finally happening?!?" I know, I know, I've been away for quite some time, so I think so...?
Loqueesha and the Sassy Black Woman Stereotype
I first heard of the film Loqueesha when it was reviewed by MacDoesIt at the top of 2020 (clip). I watched it myself this past August and let’s just say...its bad girl.
‘Locked Down’ Review—An Uninteresting Heist
Hollywood’s next attempt at a coronavirus exploitation flick comes in the form of Doug Liman’s Locked Down, a heist romantic comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor. These two play a couple whose relationship has run its course. After being forced to stay on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, the two decide to steal a £3 million diamond.
Amazon's Highly-Anticipated Lord Of The Rings Series Has New Details - Official Synopsis Excites Fans
Three years ago, Amazon announced their multi-billion dollar plans for a much-anticipated The Lord Of The Rings TV series. Fans worldwide rejoiced at the news that there will be more Middle Earth tales, more hobbits, more goblins, and more fantasy adventures. The excitement of a new The Lord Of The Rings TV series grew with the news that there would be five seasons, each season with a $1 billion budget.
5 Artists on Twitter to Help You Forget Being Scarred By Your Trending Topics
January 3rd was a doozy on Twitter. I think I was stuck on the Big Three Horrors for . . . what must have been two and a half hours. It was one in the morning, I hadn't showered or eaten yet, and I wanted to sink into a pitch black well and never ascend again.
What is the True Meaning of Disney Pixar's Soul (Ending Explained)
It is no shock at all that Disney/Pixar once again created an astonishing masterpiece in their latest movie, Soul. If you know anything about the studios over at Disney/Pixar, is that they seldom release movies, but when they do, they never miss the mark. That can be applied to Soul. If you have seen Inside Out, Disney/Pixar's take on what it means to have emotions and not only to feel sad, but sometimes sadness can also bring joy, then you know they are able to take an idea that is so grandiose and synthesize down into something easily digestible for any layman audience to enjoy.
WW84 Review: An Utterly Incoherent, Regressive, and Queerbaiting Disappointment
This story contains spoilers for the newly released Wonder Woman 1984 (2020). If you like this story, please consider sharing it—or even leave a tip!
Jim Carrey’s Best Biden Moments On SNL
It's over! After a very stressful week of us staring at a red and blue United States map, the election came to a close earlier this month on Saturday, November 7th. Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. For many, it's a weight off our shoulders after four long years of racism, bigotry, sexism, and flagged tweets.
'Gone With the Wind' and the cancel culture
In recent months there has been a shift in this nation. After the death of George Floyd, a lot of Americans began rethinking racism. The country trio Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A because the monicker was tied to the days of slavery. There were many reflections upon social justice and one of them was HBO stating they would no longer air the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind. Younger generations have expressed being troubled by what they considered as racist overtones in the movie that would not be appropriate today. Older people of all races who grew up watching the film feel differently about it. Before we give this legendary movie to the "Cancel Culture" let us first consider the African Americans who were part of the cast.
Picasso's modernity through 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'
Thinking back to the dear days of high school (sixth form) art history and the number of times my friend and I would make fun of Picasso and the modernists fills me with joy. That was the most fun we have had in a class during our 4 years at that school. Perhaps, our, at times, dismissive attitude towards serious subjects in art which were expressed in a different stylistic manner is reflective of a wider audience's reaction to such representations now. Even back in the 20th century Paris, Picasso did not reveal the painting above, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, multiple years later after its completion, even though he was one of the pioneers of the avant-garde and was much appreciated for the work he was doing for the art world.