A Short Letter to Hollywood on The Female Character

I’m just going to jump right into this because I have a lot of content planned for the weeks to come.

Dear Hollywood, 

We need female characters of all colours and creeds who are grounded and relatable. Who can lose and get knocked down. Who can overcome adversity but still struggle to get up. We need female characters who can drastically impact story.  We need some weak female characters. Weak female characters, weak as in flawed, are strong female characters. Write woman who can be physically strong and intelligent but have them act and react in the world instead of following behind the footsteps of male leads. Too often do you create characters who are [X] and nothing else but that. Write female characters who are three-dimensional. Have them look like my mom and sister. Make them your leads. Make them protagonists.

Woman work just as hard, if not harder, in your male dominated industry. Pay female actors equally to the male co-stars.   

Despite the Ripleys, Furiosas and Diana Princes, women are still objectified and sidelined in a lot of your movies. As of right now you still have a lot of progress to do both on and off the screen. So please Hollywood, get to work. 

 

 

Comic Con 2017 Was Better Than Christmas: Here Are Some of My Favorite Trailers, News & Posters!

I wasn’t in San Diego, in fact I’m on the other side of the world in Uganda. Seriously check my location. Even though I am a million miles away I felt the nerd vibe. This weekend was filled with a whole of a lot of goosebumps, screams, and a constant “WHATT???!” from my mom every other minute whenever I yelled from excitement. Here are some of my favorite trailers and news coming out of SDCC 2017!

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My Definitive Ranking of Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie (so far…) [UPDATED]

My favourite Christmas gift, without a doubt, was my Marvel Comics encyclopedia that gave the history to every character, fictional location, and alternate universe that has ever been created by the comic giant since the date of its publishing. This encyclopedia sparked my love for Marvel Comics and eventually my love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Since the release of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk back in ’08, we’ve gotten 16 movies that have introduced new characters from all over the galaxy. Now we’re looking towards a third and possible final Thor movie, the first ever Blank Panther movie and  the first entry in the two part Infinity War! Before I get a little too ahead of myself, I thought I should rank my favorite MCU films thus far. So here it is, my 16 favorite MCU films ranked from worst to best.

*Now including Spiderman: Homecoming 

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Mother! Darren Aronofsky’s Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence first Poster 

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There is no trailer for mother! yet but the poster alone has already sold the film to me. With the unsettling visual of Lawrence literally holding her heart out for someone, mother! also features quite an amazing cast. Standing alongside the Hunger Games star is Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Kristen Wiig. The synopsis from IMdB follows:

Mother! Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. 

Aronofsky is amongst my favorite directors working today. In an era of reboots, remakes and sequels he has consistently injected original, character driven, heart-tugging projects throughout the last two decades. He is just one of those director’s whose films I’ll watch no matter what based on the quality of his filmography. Mother! is definitely  on my watchlist and is set to release September 15th.

I  have to make a ranked list of Aronofsky films now!

Close Encounters of The Third Kind [Film of the Week #3]

WOW! Last week I watched some pretty incredible movies so I had to think a lot about what this week’s Film of the Week would be before deciding on Steven Spielberg’s 1977 classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The other four films I watched last week are listed below and I highly recommend each one:

  • The Gift
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Her  (read my review here)
  • Dog Day Afternoon – features a brilliant performance from a young Al Pacino

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Spiderman: Homecoming Review [Spoiler Free]

Finally, FINALLY I got to see Spiderman: Homecoming tonight a little after a week since its release. This film looked extremely promising based on the teasers, trailers, dedication and deep care the cast showed for this project, especially Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spiderman) and it really didn’t disappoint. Maybe it’s a little premature to say this but Spiderman: Homecoming may just be my favorite spidey film to date.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes Look [Breakdown & Reaction Included]

First the Game of Thrones series recap and now this?! I was already so, so, sooo excited for The Last Jedi even though it’s basically releasing a half a year from now.  Currently my hype for this film has reached light speed after the Star Wars’ official youtube channel released a behind the scenes look at the 9th film in the epic saga. So here it is, the BHS look at Star Wars Episode VIII along with my reaction!

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Game of Thrones Series Trailer [Seasons 1-6]

Spoiler Warning: Do not watch this trailer if you are not caught up with the latest season of Game of Thrones 

Before a new season of Game of Thrones comes out I always promise myself that I’ll re-watch the entire series. I usually fail after being intimidated by the show’s (nearly) 60 hour runtime. I tried again in June and ultimately failed again. Thankfully the official Game of Thrones youtube channel released a 5 minute video that encapsulates all major storylines and plot points of the past six seasons. It’s been a year since we’ve last visited the world of Westeros and this series trailer, although short, serves as a great way to summarize the many and long character arcs of the epic show.

Excited for the penultimate season 7? Let me know in the comments below!