Just recently, I had a very interesting conversation with a fellow blogger a few days ago about the notion of…why does it feel like all the movies dealing with people of color or women are in a bidden war?! Since the release of Black Panther in February, T’Challa and all of Wakanda have been ruling the box office — making over 1 billion dollars internationally and in under a month. It’s one of the fastest rated movies to hit a billion. Now, since its release so many more movies were set in place to be in theaters a few weeks later, for instance, A Wrinkle In Time, Annihilation (which I believe came out before Black panther), Tomb Raider, Pacific Rim Uprising (which is in theaters today) and also Ready Player one which comes out next weekend. The question is, why are so many people putting these movies up against each other when they’re all in different genres and categories?
I’m not saying that this is a “black vs. white thing” so you can un-tighten your face and exhale. No, I’m saying…why are these movies seen as box office competitors rather than just movies. Each movie brings something different to the table. It all depends on who the audience is and what people are looking to go see. Many people only choose movies based off of word of mouth, ratings, advertisements, and if they’re genuinely interested in going to see it. There’s a small percentage of people who go to a movie that they may not like.
Let’s talk about these films and why I feel they may be worth checking out. FYI, I haven’t seen all of the movies I mentioned, but I just want to share my thoughts.
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Haven’t you always wanted to know about Han Solo’s history? Like where his ne’er-do-well, bad-boy persona originated? Or the true details of the Kessel Run? You know—that amazing feat of myth that’s as ubiquitous a story in the Star Wars Universe as the bad aim of a Stormtrooper? And what about how he became the owner of the Millennium Falcon—wouldn’t you love to see that card game?
And now we can! It’ll be extremely interesting to see Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon in their prime. Lando Calrissian too, for that matter. To see the whole gang when they were young and [not] dumb will be fascinating to say the least. And there are some new faces among the crowd that will certainly make this a movie worth watching.
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In collaboration with Reala Realz TV, StewyP gives a non-spoiler review of Black Panther, the latest movie to drop from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. StewyP breaks it down, by talking about how incredible Black Panther is, he discusses his favorite characters, and explains why Black Panther is one of the best Marvel movies of all time. Check it out!
Written by D. Quinn
So, before we get started I simply want to say that I enjoyed Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That being said, I expected a lot more. I heard someone say that this movie was better than Empire Strikes Back. If you agree with that, then to you I say this: you need to reevaluate your life choices. There will be spoilers in this so if you have NOT watched The Last Jedi…then you should NOT read this review.
Prepare for a jump to hyperspace.
The Last Jedi picks up where The Force Awakens left off. Rey, in the noblest of gestures, handing over her newly-found lightsaber to its original and rightful owner, Luke Skywalker. If his grim visage from the end of TFA is any indication, his reaction isn’t going to be good. So, what does he do? He chucks it. While I expected something along these lines, I still found it amusing.
After Rey located Luke, we find him living off the land …in exile. Doesn’t this sound a bit familiar? Wait…Luke found Yoda…in exile…
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So this past weekend has been nothing but crazy, from Thanksgiving, to black Friday, to a number of different shows popping up left and right. I finally had time to go and watch a movie I’ve kind of been anticipating to see “Murder on the Orient Express” I went to the movie theater this past weekend with my mom and aunt, yes ladies and gentlemen, my mom and aunt, and also the noisy guy in the background. Don’t get me wrong it’s ok to make noise in the movies we all do, but come on dude not everything needs to be commented on every two seconds, but luckily I tuned him out and enjoyed myself. I’ve been wanting to check out this movie a few months back when I first saw the trailer, it looked so interesting especially with so many actors I really enjoy. But I got so busy and just put off the movie and kind of just waited to see people’s reaction or see if my mom wanted to go, since she just finished the book.
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Wow! Just wow! (plays back the trailer before writing this) The long awaited “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer is finally!!! finally!!! finally!! — didn’t I already say finally? — but FINALLY here!!! I mean, I don’t know if there’s ever been such a big anticipation for a comic book movie trailer like this one. Have you seen the trailer!? It is amazing. Fans have been waiting for this trailer since almost May or June. Then we heard that people at San Diego Comic Con got a glimpse of this trailer. Fans around the world heard this news and waited for one of the most anticipated movie trailers to drop, but were soon disappointed to find out Marvel was not releasing the trailer until later in the year. That sparked up many angry tweets, and then an unexpected leak of the trailer from comic-con. This only made Marvel mad, but it goes to show that fans want what the fans want. Word was going around the internet that the Infinity War trailer was coming out, but many people thought it was just a joke until it kept popping up. Then Tom Holland went live with viewers and showed the new Avengers movie poster, and also stated the trailer comes out the next day.
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The DC Extended Universe strikes back again with one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year “Justice League”, only to be struck down by critics. Everyone was anticipating the early screening reactions from many viewers. People re-tweeted and scouted all over the internet to see what people were thinking of the film. Many of the reviews seemed pretty good in terms of what we saw last year from the critics with Batman v Superman. To me, a lot of the early reactions seemed all the same. Even though they can never fully go in depth, I still felt no one fully had a good grasp on what they were feeling towards the film. Only about 2 really felt honest. But the early screen reactions weren’t the problem, it was the critics who seem to always bash the DC Extended Universe and we have to wonder why this is. If you come right out and blame Zack Snyder you should turn right around and keep moving.
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Marvel dropped several new character posters today from the new Black Panther movie. We were not ready! These posters are fire! Hands down this is about to be the best movie of 2018. Calling it!
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Watch the latest Black Panther trailer. It’s crazy good. Black Panther comes out February 16, 2018.
It has been nearly a month since the new Black Panther movie teaser trailer was released, and it has nearly 9 million views and that was just in the first 2 weeks. But also the day before the first Black Panther movie poster was released. Some people liked it other people felt Marvel went too cheap or maybe his mask and a panther should’ve been added. Other people thought the poster was “too black” as it was being compared to Co Founder of The Black Panther Party Huey P. Newton and his famous picture of him sitting in the chair with the staff and gun. I personally loved the picture, I didn’t see a lot of resemblance to Huey Newton, because T’Challa aka Black panther is a King in the comic books, I more so saw it as a King on his Throne then relating to The Black Panther Party of the 60s and I am a big fan of both. Some people even criticized the teaser trailer, when that trailer was probably one of the most smooth and well put together teasers I’ve seen in a while that made me want to watch it over and over, it’s very rare for me to want to watch a trailer over and over and get hyped every time I see it.
Now the Reason I am writing this piece is because lately I have seen many people say the mask should’ve been added, there should’ve been more to the poster for Black Panther. Well guys it’s the first poster so how Samuel L. Jackson says in Jurassic Park “Hold on to your butts”. But I feel that people are trying to downplay the idea the person behind the mask and not appreciate who T’Challa really is and why other black superheroes like Blade or Spawn seem more acceptable to the white audience per say. I mean for many of us we already knew T’Challa and that he is the Prince soon to be King of Wakanda, and also seeing him in Captain America’s Civil War film especially the iconic scene of when he removes his helmet. I want to examine why thus subject or idea of a hero like Black Panther makes not just white people uncomfortable, but even other races.
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These last few weeks have been big for the DC Universe, you had Arrow, The Flash, and Super girl all have there season finales, and Gotham having its season finale this week. But we can not forget this past week The Wonder Woman finally hit theaters, and has been a big hit far and wide all over. Diana aka Wonder Woman has been on everyone’s social media feeds, all over TV and just think about it, this movie barely got any marketing until these last few weeks. You barely saw any Wonder woman posters or TV spots. Then the big controversy of the Women’s only movie screening for this movie that had many men screaming in annoying agony of the screening. I not only want to share my thoughts on the movie after seeing it Thursday night before the worldwide premiere, but I also want to share my thoughts on Arrow, The Flash and Super girl how there season finales will change the course of the new seasons that are to come.
Before going to see Wonder Woman, everyone questioned whether or not this movie could save the DC cinematic universe, some believed it because they’ve been long term fans of this character, some people like me who loved Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman believed she would do excellent, and there’s other people who still had a big question mark on this movie. For one something happened that we rarely have seen in the past with movie screenings, an all woman screening. After this announcement and hearing men couldn’t even at least sit in the theater, they took to twitter and all social media outlets to voice their opinions. To me I think this was great advertisement not because of the men getting pissed, but the simple fact how many people men and women wanted to see this movie. I mean even for a Thursday night when I went to see the movie I did not expect to see as many men in the theater or even that packed to say the least. I knew going into this movie, I would not see any montages to the old 70’s wonder woman; the theme playing in my head as I bought my ticket… “All The world is waiting for you, and the power you possess” but I knew I was excited for something that was long awaited.
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As Ghost In the Shell ends a grin forms over my face as I hear the iconic music from the anime in the end credits. I was almost disappointed that I did not get to hear that song. Now before you jump down my throat I have so many things to talk about but first I would like to review this new box office thriller that everyone is talking about “Ghost In The Shell” This film is a reboot of the 1989 Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow and anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii which was released in 1995. This manga and anime are both iconic and was once people’s first glimpse into the world of anime, I know for me I used to watch Toonami late night growing up and would catch Ghost In The Shell, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam and Tenchi Muyo. So it is only right that so many people would want the reboot to be represented in the best way possible. Ghost In the Shell is almost synonymous when anyone from nerds, to people who have only briefly scratched the surface of anime even talk about Manga’s or classic anime production, so what is the problem that everyone is having with this reboot. Check out the trailer below
Now to catch everyone up to speed, over the last year and some change and even all the way up to the premiere date of this movie on March 31st, their has been so much talk about Scarlett Johansson and the whitewashing of this film. Many fans and critics believe that the main character would’ve at least been played by an Asian actress, and that Hollywood is still not changing there minds about diversity and actually bringing forth new faces to the big screen. We have seen movies like Gods of Egypt which was a total flop and even I for one was happy it flopped, but examples like that show Blatant misrepresentations of a place like Egypt that’s in Africa for most people who did not know that. But Ghost In The Shell has driven a wedge between many people between what’s right and what’s wrong. I want to show my opinion on what I thought of the movie, but also the controversy behind not having Asian actors on the big screen.
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Yes you heard that right, “Logan” the movie is Hugh Jackman’s last stand as Wolverine and he went out with a bang. Hugh Jackman has been playing the role of Wolverine for over 17 years, 17 years wow that’s crazy, just let that sink in. Who do you know has played a longer character other than probably Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in mission impossible. From the moment Rogue saw Wolverine fighting in the cage match in the first X-men movie, we could not have asked for a better person to play this gritty, non heroic character who surprisingly is probably one of the most heroic when it comes down to backing the people he loves and cares for. We saw the transformation of Wolverine throughout the years of his trials and tribulations and Logan shows first hand how old age, and hardship of fighting and losing your friends can take a toll on the body.
There has been so many speculations over these last few months about would the movie be good, will we see flashbacks of the suit, all this stuff then Rotten Tomatoes hit with a 96 percent score for the movie. People lost their minds counting Rotten Tomatoes as the natural score all things good and also with an R rating many people were completely sold from hearing these few things and from the trailers that were released. I for one was extremely excited for many reasons, but I will share the first reason before I get further into this review. I am a huge Wolverine fan, and I saw the movie was coming out March 3rd no big deal right, but my birthday is March 5th, so that made me so happy like what are the odds one of my comic book characters comes out the weekend of my birthday.
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It has been almost over two weeks since I made my venture to the movie theaters to see the two anticipated movies of this month, Lego Batman Movie, and John Wick: Chapter 2. Now this is a very interesting story, my friend told me that both movies were out that day, I honestly did not know, I thought they were coming out that Friday, and my plan was going to be to sit down and write. Well my plans to write went down the toilet, and I had an off day, I went to the gym, and planned this great day for myself. Might I add I do go to the movies by myself, and I love it. Never be afraid to go to things by yourself and just enjoy your own company. I told myself if which ever movie I can see first then I’ll do that and watch the movie after if the times don’t collide and what to do you know my plan worked out perfect.
Now both Lego Batman and John Wick were special for me, because Batman is my favorite superhero and loved him in the Lego movie, so as soon as I heard this movie was coming out I knew I wanted to go see it. Now for John Wick Chapter 2, I kept hearing over the last year or so if you love action movies and want to see like some crazy and amazing gun and fight scenes watch John Wick. So Last year I finally watched John Wick the first one and loved it and literally 2 weeks later or a month later they said chapter 2 was starting to film. So I’ve been waiting for both of these movies for some time, I even got a snack and a soda, which I rarely do at the movie theater since prices are so high, but that’s for another time.
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Just Recently I had the opportunity to check out one of the most anticipated DC Universe Animated movie this year, Justice League Dark. Now I do not know much about the branch of the Dark arts section of Justice except for two characters such as John Constantine, still mad they cancelled the tv show, but also Zatanna, and also I have seen Etrigan off and on. Now many of us we were hit with a trailer for this movie during comic-con which had the internet and all the comic book fans buzzing. This movie definitely got me excited because the trailer right off the bat shows you, the Justice League is not going to be apart of this mission, that it will take other Justice League operatives and people with special abilities to take on this task,will show you the trailer, and we will get back to this.
This movie does have an R rating, but there is no need for it except for a few adult jokes, and maybe more blood then usual, but I would like to say I do enjoy that Comic book movies more and more are getting that R rated feel, you can tell it lets the creators branch out a little more and even give each character more dialogue to work with. Before going into this I was already going in knowing I wouldn’t see as many regular justice league characters, but this movie will surprise you, but in a good way.
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Ladies and Gentlemen sorry for the delay, but Stewy P. Newton is back, and I have a lot to talk about and a lot to share. So first off Happy New Month, these few weeks all the way from the end of January up until now has been crazy. TV and Netflix have been jammed packed with new releases, and this is why we are I have been watching so much TV it’s crazy, I want to talk about the Netflix Original Series well more like new version of Lemony Snicket’s: A series of Unfortunate Events TV show, and also the Season 4 of Sherlock which most people believe could be the final season. So hold on this is going to be a very mysterious and intriguing adventure as we dive into these two shows.
Ever since both A Series of Unfortunate Events and Sherlock were announced the year before I have been anticipating to see the direction of both shows. Sherlock leaving us off on a cliffhanger and this new adaption to the Lemony Snicket series intrigued me.
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