Connect with us

Published

on

History is truly the story of mankind at large. It marks our greatest triumphs and our darkest tragedies. One of the greatest moments in human history occurred during the sixties, when after centuries of slavery, and decades of legalized discrimination, segregation was outlawed and African-Americans dared to fight for the right to vote.

MV5BMjA1MjY4NTA2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjUxNzY3MzE@._V1__SX963_SY582_

The battleground was Selma, Alabama on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On one side were Civil Rights leaders and the other state troopers, determined to stop their fifty mile march/protest from Selma to Montgomery.

 

Selma Movie (1)

The movie, Selma, documents the events surrounding the historic march; told from the point of view of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo), and based on FBI files declassified during the passage of the Freedom of Information Act. The film showcases his struggle with nonviolence and the brutality committed against those who dared to share his dream. You have seen the old footage of dogs, brutal cops, water hoses, and bodies in the street; but you have never seen it like this. Every scene of murder, violence, and oppression will make your eyes water–sometimes with rage–at what thousands endured so that future millions would have a better life. In addition to a history recap, you find out some interesting in information about The Kings and the current whereabouts of those (good and bad) involved in  Bloody Sunday and the March On Montgomery in Selma. Directed by Ava DuVernay, and produced by Oprah Winfrey, this film will do more than touch your heart, it will empower and embolden it!

MV5BMTgxMDc1MjYyOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjQxNzY3MzE@._V1__SX963_SY582_

I rarely get emotional over films. However, with the current and growing racial crisis stirring in our country this movie could not have come at a better time. Until the last two years, we all lived in a bubble of what was perceived uneasy, but accepted racial equality and felt relatively safe. Now we are reminded that now, just like then, injustice is always present and must be always fought. Take your children, drag your friends, organize your church members. Selma  is coming and things just will not be the same again!

You can catch Selma in theaters in limited release on Christmas Day; and in theaters everywhere on January 9, 2015.

 

Movie Reviews

[REVIEW] Crazy–Rich–Fun! “Crazy Rich Asians” (@CrazyRichMovie) is Summer 2018’s Close Out Hit!

It is hard to believe it has been twenty-five years since we have seen a movie with an all-Asian cast. There are so many talented Asian actors that it seems rather absurd. Then, usually when we think of Asian dominated films we think of period pieces like The Joy Luck Club or Memoirs of a Geisha. However, one new movie, based off the best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, is making waves with critics everywhere and we are here for it!

Published

on

crazy rich asians movie poster

It is hard to believe it has been twenty-five years since we have seen a movie with an all-Asian cast. There are so many talented Asian actors that it seems rather absurd. Then, usually when we think of Asian dominated films we think of period pieces like The Joy Luck Club or Memoirs of a Geisha. However, one new movie, based off the best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, is making waves with critics everywhere and we are here for it!

Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding & Constance Wu as "Eleanor Young," "Nick Young" and "Rachel Chu" in "Crazy Rich Asians"

(l-r) Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding & Constance Wu as “Eleanor Young,” “Nick Young” and “Rachel Chu” in “Crazy Rich Asians”

Crazy Rich Asians centers on Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) a gifted economics professor at New York University who unbeknownst to her lands millionaire playboy, Nick Young (Henry Golding), as her boyfriend. Rachel soon learns of what it means to be in Henry’s world when she travels to Singapore with him to attend his best friend’s wedding and meet his family. She soon learns the intricacies, relationships, forged by Nick’s family are not only steeped in tradition, but at times hostile; especially when it comes to his mother Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh) of her.

henry golding and constance wu as nick young and rachel chu in crazy rich asians movie

Henry Golding & Constance Wu as “Nick Young” and “Rachel Chu” in “Crazy Rich Asians”

This film truly had something for everyone. We love the romance, drama, comedy, and sense of family we got from it. The cast was stellar and we were introduced to some pretty amazing actors. Constance and Henry have natural, believable chemistry as Rachel and Nick. We are not sure if they are dating in real life, but we would love it if they were.

Jemma Chan as "Astrid Leong" in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie

Jemma Chan as “Astrid Leong” in “Crazy Rich Asians” movie

Our two other favorite characters are none other than “Astrid Leong” and “Goh Peik Lin” played by Jemma Chan and Awkwafina, respectively. Jemma is BEAUTIFUL! As Astrid she is classic, regal, and well put together–the epitome of poise. Her character’s development is nothing short of moving. Meanwhile Awkwafina’s character can definitely be described as an “Asian Tiffany Haddish, (Girls Trip style)!”

awkwafina as goh peik lin in crazy rich asians

Awkwafina as “Goh Peik Lin” in “Crazy Rich Asians” movie

This movie is definitely one to support. As minorities representation and inclusion are very important. We definitely recognized this with Marvel’s Black Panther earlier this year and now it is time to show our Asian brothers and sisters the same love. We did it and they will too!

We are definitely going to see Crazy Rich Asians again and this time we are bringing ALL our friends. Singapore trip, anyone? Catch this movie in theaters everywhere, Wednesday, August 15th!

Continue Reading

Movie Trailer

[TRAILER] Check Out The New Trailer for “Smallfoot!” (@SmallfootMovie)

The new trailer for SMALLFOOT has arrived! Zendaya, Yaya Shahidi, Common and LeBron James are among others in this star-studded voice cast of characters in the upcoming family-film from Warner Bros

Published

on

Smallfoot movie poster

The new trailer for SMALLFOOT has arrived! Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, Common and LeBron James are among others in this star-studded voice cast of characters in the upcoming family-film from Warner Bros.

smallfoot movie

“Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti, Migo (Channing Tatum) finds an elusive creature he thought didn’t exist—a human! News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village!

The all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, September 28, 2018.

This film is going to be amazing and we expect it to be nothing less than stellar, especially with such a star studded cast. We will definitely be checking it out this Fall! What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

Continue Reading

Movie Trailer

[TRAILER] ICYMI! Warner Bros. Releases New “Shazam” (@ShazamMovie) Trailer!

We all have it rough in this world, but orphans possibly have it worst of all. Foster care, new placements, a failing social system, and not feeling like you belong anywhere can really take a toll on you. Then one day you find yourself on a strange rock talking to an all-powerful wizard (Ron Cephus Jones), who, when you utter his name, “SHAZAM” (acronym of six “immortal elders”: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury) grants you the powers and skills of various kings, gods, and demigods to defend the world! Enter the world of Billy Batson, aka “Earth’s Mightiest Mortal” and the superhero, Shazam!

Published

on

We all have it rough in this world, but orphans possibly have it worst of all. Foster care, new placements, a failing social system, and not feeling like you belong anywhere can really take a toll on you. Then one day you find yourself on a strange rock talking to an all-powerful wizard (Ron Cephus Jones), who, when you utter his name, “SHAZAM” (acronym of six “immortal elders”: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury) grants you the powers and skills of various kings, gods, and demigods to defend the world! Enter the world of Billy Batson, aka “Earth’s Mightiest Mortal” and the superhero, Shazam!

Warner Bros. is cranking out these trailer for its film and television series left and right at Comic-Con this year and it looks like it’s Shazam’s turn. You can see the full trainer above!

Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer in Shazam

Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer in Shazam! (2019)

From what we can tell from the trailer this will very much be an origin story and a coming of age tale, as Billy Batson (Asher Angel) juggles having to learn how to be a superhero with godlike powers while being an adolescent boy. Accompanying him is Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), his foster brother, who in a sense is training him and helping him realize just how amazing he is. For those of you who are familiar with the Shazam (Zachary Levi) mythos, then you know what Freddy is destined to become his sidekick, Captain Marvel, Jr./CM3, with all of Shazam’s powers, but weakened if they are both using their super powered forms at the same time.

dwayne the rock johnson as black adam in shazam movie

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as “Black Adam”

We really wish the trailer had finally given us a glimpse of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as “Black Adam,” the film’s villain. Black Adam is recurring foe of Shazam’s and the first human to have gained those same powers thousands of years ago, just drawing them from a different set of gods, warriors, and demigods (the stamina of Shu, the swiftness of Heru (Horus), the strength of Amon, the wisdom of Zehuti (Thoth), the power of Aton, and the courage of Mehen).

mark strong as dr. sivana in shazam movie

Mark Strong as “Dr. Sivana”

Shazam will also be facing Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong), another archenemy who similar to Lex Luthor is an evil genius! You all just be sure to catch Shazam in theaters everywhere April 15, 2019! Happy viewing!

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Trending

%d bloggers like this: