Actors, Characters, Entertainment, Star Wars

A Certain Character May Have Been Hinted to Being Force-Sensitive in ‘The Mandalorian’

Very soon we’ll be sitting down in front of our televisions, computers, phones, or whatever provides access to Disney+ watching brand new episodes of The Mandalorian. That means we get to follow the adventures of Mando, Baby Yoda, and we’ll get to surely learn more about the series’ primary antagonist, Moff Gideon.

In a recent video Giancarlo Esposito may have inadvertently slipped in revealing that Moff Gideon, the character wielding the iconic Darksaber, has the Force. Check it out below. Continue reading “A Certain Character May Have Been Hinted to Being Force-Sensitive in ‘The Mandalorian’”

Disney, Entertainment, Movies

Is ‘Hamilton’ Kid-Friendly?

Hamilton is the next great obsession to watch on Disney+ since The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars dropped and while families around the world will want to sit on the couch and intake the two and a half hours of diverse awesomeness I must provide a word of caution.

While Hamilton is a wonderful crash course on the history of our nation and should be watched by as many people as possible its PG-13 rating is pushed to the very brink with the play’s at times sketchy material.

Not only does the movie feature a lot of cursing such as heavy words like f***, sh**, etc but it does not stray from implied or blunt sexual references. And that doesn’t even include the specific risqué scene that features the moment Hamilton has an affair. As I watched the film for the first time I found myself slightly appalled by how raw the movie was in treating certain subjects and as someone who understands the importance of parent’s guides I’m going to be blunt. This movie, I believe, is not suitable for children under twelve years old.

Hamilton is not The Avengers even though both films bode a PG-13 rating. The Avengers is PG-13 because of the violence and mild cursing. But ultimately, it’s a fun family film whose material is very tame for children. Hamilton is anything but tame and its last twenty minutes are rather tragic, which could upset young ones as well.

Hamilton is written by an adult for adults. Teenagers can watch this movie and be inspired but I urge you, if you’re a parent, to sit down and watch it first to determine whether you want to share this with your child at the moment or give it to them when they’re a little older.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Characters, Entertainment, Marvel, Movies

Who Should be the Primary Antagonist in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?

It’s going to take a while before we get to see Captain Marvel kicking more butt in her sequel which is supposed to come out in 2022. Until then, we can only speculate where her journey will take her next.

Of course, considering that Captain Marvel is so unbelievably powerful, it’s hard to imagine an antagonist that can take her through the wringer in the sequel but there will always be villains that can combat Marvel’s mightiest heroes. And it turns out, Captain Marvel 2 can feature a female antagonist that could actually give Carol Danvers a run for her money.

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Meet Karla Sofen a.k.a Moonstone, a psychologist to a criminal mastermind who came into contact with a Kree Gravity stone on the Moon and assumed its incredible powers. She acquired the ability to fly, pass through matter, project laser beams, and with the power of a second stone, can control gravitational forces, enabling her to move and otherwise manipulate matter, to create force fields, to increase gravity around a target and crush it, to generate miniature black holes and even to transport objects through dimensional rifts.

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Actors, Disney, Entertainment, Movies

‘Hamilton’ Is the Proof of How a Story Should Be Made

Ever since I watched Hamilton for the first last Friday I have not been able to get the film out of my very being. I’ve seen it three times since and I just can’t get enough of this story. The detail is insane, the talent is utterly incredible and really rewarding to see when entertainment can be so artificial these days, but with my latest viewing on Thursday night I couldn’t help noticing how spot on this story is.

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The play heavily features the stories of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, friends turned political foes over the course of twenty-four years, who are played brilliantly by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr.

With basic storytelling, Hamilton could’ve easily been the clear protagonist while Burr should’ve been the easy villain. Instead, Miranda provides a story that sees Burr as a victim to Hamilton’s relentless pursuit of greatness and after a while, we can’t help but understand why Burr is so angry.

It’s the perfect example of writing a more realistic story that features characters who have good and bad in them, for every person has a light and a dark side, so to speak. Continue reading “‘Hamilton’ Is the Proof of How a Story Should Be Made”

DC Comics, Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Movies

‘Joker’ After a Second Viewing

One, after a second viewing it is very clear that Heath Ledger is still the best Joker and probably will be for a while (if Joaquin Phoenix couldn’t dethrone him I don’t know who can.) Two, while Joker is pretty good and an intriguing origin story it definitely didn’t deserve the win for Best Picture. In fact, it can be a bit boring as it drags along this mystery surrounding Arthur Fleck and his slow-burn downward spiral into madness. However, the ending is pretty good and by the time he paints his “happy face” you understand him and why he has finally cracked.

Push someone to the brink and eventually, they will push back. It’s why we’re seeing the #BlackLivesMatter movement so prominently and racist statues being taken down. And now sporting organizations and food companies have to change their brands as the world now sees their marketing as a sign of still promoting past prejudiced thinking.

The last thirty minutes of Joker is definitely worth the wait. By the conclusion, you kind of can’t help but wish for another film that features Phoenix’s Joker taking on a new, darker version of Batman but that probably won’t happen. So, until then, we just have to watch this film which takes comic book movies into that gritty place that I’ve always wanted to see.

However, there’s no denying that powerful, melancholy musical score that won Hildur Guðnadóttir an Oscar. It is hauntingly brilliant.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

 

Actors, Entertainment, Marvel, Movie Heroines, Movies, Superhero

Throwback Friday: Black Widow Is Here To Stay…Just Not in the Way, We Think

Scarlet Johansson will star as Black Widow one more time in the upcoming Black Widow standalone film this fall. However, there are already rumors that, depending on the film’s success, there may be a Black Widow sequel. But how can there be a Black Widow sequel without Scarlet Johansson? Very simple. The Black Widow movie is setting up another story of a new hero. Her name is Yelena Belova.

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In the comics, Yelena Belova is chosen at the age of fifteen to become the new Black Widow after Natasha Romanoff’s allegiance to Russia becomes non-existent.

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Florence Pugh will play Yelena Belova in Black Widow whose story will be fleshed out in this newest addition to the MCU.

Her relationship with Natasha Romanoff’s character is described as a sisterly-rivalry. I am very confident in the idea that Black Widow will conclude with Natasha handing over the metaphoric baton of the title of Black Widow to Yelena Belova and she, like Natasha Romanoff, will have to prove her loyalty to the world as a good guy in a future Black Widow sequel.

In fact, this could be the secret Black Widow trilogy we have always wanted except with Florence Pugh at the helm in the next two outings. How cool would that be?

With Avengers: Endgame bringing about the end of an era, it seems that the creative minds behind the franchise are looking to either move on to new characters or reboot other characters. It’s why Falcon will become the new Captain America, Spider-Man has become the new Iron Man of sorts, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will become the new Thor, She-Hulk will replace The Hulk, Kate Bishop will become the new Hawkeye, and Yelena Belova will be the new Black Widow. Even James Gunn has confirmed that beyond Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 we will see a new Guardians team in the MCU.

Things are changing…fast and I’m excited about the ride.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Actors, Entertainment, Movies

A Movie Ranking: Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has become an actor whose films I’ve started to enjoy and I thought it would be fun to highlight him for this week’s A Movie Ranking. So, let’s start this ranking.

5. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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I saw bits and pieces of this film over a month ago and I was like, “What’s this?” I love the recent Tomb Raider game and the newest Tomb Raider movie isn’t great but next to this it looks like The Avengers compared to Justice League. Continue reading “A Movie Ranking: Daniel Craig”