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#TakeAKnee... The World of Sports Strikes Back
As we are probably all aware by now, last Friday President Donald Trump gave a speech in the state of Alabama. From “little rocket man,” to the president chastising the media for accusations of “hounding the first lady over her shoes,” this speech included many tidbits and factoids, the majority of which we already heard throughout his animated run to the presidency. The unheard notions spewed weren’t that unfamiliar either as he touted his victories throughout the election, and other scenarios that were of course centered around making him look like a rockstar. He spoke of the “wall,” which is inevitably going to happen based on our president's rhetoric, but he also said some other things.
‘Moonlight’ Is the Most Important Best Picture Winner Ever
After an insane Oscars snafu, ‘Moonlight’ ended up the winner of Best Picture (FOR THE CULTURE) at the show’s 89th awards ceremony. A win that will go down in history, not only because of the inane moment it created, but more importantly because of what it means for the industry as a whole. ‘Moonlight’ is the most political film to win Best Picture, simply because of what it is — an all-black film that carries an LGTBQ+ story. This year, being the most political and being the best are one and the same.
‘Logan’ Unintentionally (Intentionally?) Tells Us a Tale of Immigration
In the final act of ‘Logan’, the titular character attempts to assist a group of young mutants escape across the North Dakota border, as they flee from a militarized force who is out to eliminate them. Intentional or not, this final scene allows the film, in its entirety, to be seen as a tale about the horrors of immigration.
Marvel’s Iron Fist’s Unabashed Display of Privilege
Note: Full spoilers follow! You’ve been warned. The Marvel Netflix shows have become known as a transcendent genre of superhero television, giving us mature, nuanced, and well-layered stories. In addition to the Marvel Netflix shows, both of the Marvel shows currently on network television, ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ and ‘Legion’, are equally as fantastic, and one could argue more fantastic than the Marvel Netflix ones. With such a celebrated precedent, ‘Iron Fist’s mediocrity feels like an iron fist to the face.
‘Justice League’ Trailer Is Peak DCU
I THOUGHT DC TRAILERS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD? Hang on. Just let me — okay. Just let me talk! DC has a weird trailer syndrome. We’ve seen it multiple times now. The ‘Man of Steel’ trailer? Incredible. The ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer? Great. The ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer? Fantastic. The ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer? Dope. The ‘Justice League’ trailer? It was alright.
‘Rick & Morty’ Returns in Spectacular Fashion
In perhaps the best April Fool’s prank that turned out to be real, Rick and Morty made a surprise return, debuting a spectacular premiere episode.
‘iZombie’ Puts the Human in Zombie
‘iZombie’s season 3 premiere does something I never thought the show would do. For a few seasons now, the viewer has been made to humanize Liv, Major, and the other important zombie characters. In an unprecedented turn, with the season 3 premiere, ‘iZombie’ invites us to humanize the entire zombie race.
I’ll Pray for You, Kendrick
On the track ‘Feel’ in Kendrick Lamar’s new album ‘Damn’, Kendrick says “ain’t nobody prayin’ for me”. Well Kendrick, I am going to pray for you. I implore everyone else to join me.
13 Issues I Had With 13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why is being revered by many fans for its graphic, no holds barred depictions of bullying, abuse, and suicide. While the show does a good job of presenting the audience with an array of problems that a teenage girl would face, it also has some pretty serious grips. Here are 13 of them:
Kendrick Lamar’s Unsubtle Christianity
The vast majority of think pieces I’ve seen about ‘DAMN.’ are titled and speak about Kendrick’s “spirituality.” I understand why they call it that.
Jane the Virgin: Is Michael Coming Back?
SPOILER WARNING: FULL SPOILERS AHEAD (Also spoilers for ‘The Walking Dead’ for some reason) You read the warning, right? Earlier this season ‘Jane the Virgin’ killed off one of its series regulars, Brett Dier’s Michael Cordero. It was an unexpected, satisfying twist that upset the shows status quo and sent it 3 years into the future. While Michael died of a heart failure, the show continues to bring up his character in various ways.
Destiny 2: A World Without Light?
Since the announcement of Destiny 2, many fans have been wondering what the game will look like. Given the cinematic trailer and the invites sent out to outlets/Destiny streamers, we now have our first clues.