If you remember, a few days ago I wrote an article about Black Panther Oscar Nomination, and how Marvel capitalized on the hashtag #oscarssowhite to set themselves up to be a player in the best picture category. They are participating in a game that Hollywood plays all the time. But since they are now partnered […]Read More Marvel and Disney’s A Oscar Game
When the Oscar nominees for best film came out, and Black Panther was one, I knew something was horribly wrong in the world. I knew that Hollywood, and the critics that hang like leeches from the film industry’s success, hadn’t suddenly gained respect for superhero movies. I knew that those same people hadn’t decided to […]Read More Hashtags and Oscars (Twitter is Evil Part 1)
I have a confession to make. The reason I went to go see Glass was not because I loved Unbreakable, even though I did. I didn’t see it because I love M. Night Shyamalan. His record has been a bit spotty as of late. I didn’t see it because I’ve loved Bruce Willis in everything since […]Read More Glass – – Why do critics hate comic books and scifi?
There is a problem in the film critic community and I think it may be indicative of the problems in Hollywood/the Entertainment industry as a whole.Read More Critic Review: The Upside and the big humongous elephant sized downside
Scrooge, the 1970 film starring Albert Finney is a musical version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” The link to Dickens you might have guessed by the name. If you and your kids sing show tunes–if you haven’t heard “Let it Go” enough, you’ll like this musical. There have been dozens of versions of this […]Read More Underrated Christmas Films:Scrooge (1970)/Albert Finney
I read this on the “Arrow” Goggle site today: Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero … but a hero — every bit as dangerous as the criminals he’s hunting. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and lethal […]Read More Reinventing ‘heroes’
It started with a post from Todd Starnes of Fox News: I noticed a significant police presence in my Brooklyn neighborhood – barricades, road closures, chaos. ME: “Excuse me, officer. What’s going on — a terrorist threat?” POLICE OFFICER: “No sir. It’s the MTV Video Music Awards.” Among the folks trolling around my hood are […]Read More Social Commentary: MTV VMA awards