Any stranger to 4therace should know that I am a lover of films. I hope to complete a minor in film at my school and continue film studies into graduate school. My dream is to become a film critic and possibly a screenwriter one day. 4therace is extremely special to me because I not only get to connect with so many awesome readers but also get to the chance to strengthen my film review and analysis skills outside the classroom. I’m aware that I struggle to keep up blogging throughout the semester but I really want to push myself in 2018. Life is going to get busier for me but it never should be too hard for me to practice what I love doing. So I’ve made a promise with myself to write about every movie I watch this year and post my words here on 4therace. I’m already three movies behind but at least it means I have some content to talk about! I’ve got a review for last year’s Ingrid Goes West and Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It on the way so do stick around!
Ok I’ve been gone for awhile. Alright a very long time. The last time I posted was almost a month ago. The last time I actually posted something inciteful, depending on what you enjoy here, was way back in September. At this point I feel like I’m talking to nothingness right now but I’d like to say I’m sorry. I am truly sorry for taking such a long hiatus from writing and mingling on the WordPress community. This blogosphere, all of those on it and those who actually take their time to read here all mean a lot to me. If you’re still out there, and I really hope you are, I’d like to say that I’m back, for however long life’ll let me be and I wish to reconnect with all of you!
P.S. I chose this Star Wars still for the heck of it. I’m super excited for the Last Jedi!
I’m just going to jump right into this because I have a lot of content planned for the weeks to come.
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.
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
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 to 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 15 movies that have introduced new characters from all over the galaxy. This Friday, the universe will get a little bigger with the release of Spiderman: Homecoming, the 16th entry into the MCU. Based on the trailers, TV spots, and current word of mouth, Tom Holland’s Spiderman looks very promising; possibly the best cinematic portrayal of the character to date. Before I get a little ahead of myself, I thought I should rank my favorite MCU films thus far. So here it is, my 15 favorite MCU films ranked from worst to best.
As promised, a teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped yesterday and it was absolutely gorgeous. I’ve watched it about a dozen times now, discussed with friends, and watched a handful of youtube videos dissecting the trailer.
OK!OK!OK! Apparently……. a teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 8 is supposed to drop tomorrow as part of the 40th anniversary of the epic franchise. Forget Game of Thrones, forget my apparent hype for Ragnarok, all that matters is Last Jedi News!
I have been following every ounce of Star Wars news I could get ever since I walked out of the theatre for Force Awakens. Every little detail from toys, to official release dates, and even the title announcement of “Last Jedi” got me pumped for another adventure into the galaxy. Now, according to Express Entertainment, fans of the galaxy far, far way are expected to get a taste of not just a teaser but a full length trailer!!! After the footage drops at the annual Star Wars celebration, it is set, HOPEFULLY, to release on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel at around 12 ish EST.
Be sure to expect my reaction and review of the teaser trailer tomorrow…..
Why you should watch it: Currently there is a wave of superhero film fatigue among common movie goers, myself included. Over 20 comic book movies have been released in the past 7 years alone, and due to their frequency of releases, critics and fans alike have grown increasingly frustrated with how formulaic, predictable, and recycled comic book films have become. If you are one of those people facing this superhero fatigue, than you should definitely check out Logan. Being a culmination of a Western, Science-Fiction, and a Superhero flick, the film is sure to be the fresh injection into the genre that people have been longing for. Even if you aren’t a superhero nerd, I still encourage you to go out and see Logan. Early reviews have labeled it as The X-Men franchise’s Dark Knight meaning we can expect it to be serious, dark, and, due to its R-rating, extremely violent.
Why I am excited: I’m a huge X-Men fan and I haven’t refrained from expressing this on 4therace. Apart from Star Wars, there is no other release from a franchise that gets me more excited than X-Men’s, so I’ll definitely be there on opening night (or sometime close to it).
Logan is directed by James Mangold and releases (finally!) March 3rd