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Sour Grapes? "Valerian" (@ValerianMovie) Director, Luc Besson (@lucbesson), Calls Captain America Propaganda

We are here for the superheroes, especially for the films! One European director is not, and he has targeted one superhero in particular as propaganda.

Valerian and The City of a Thousand Plants director, Luc Besson, has called Captain America and his movies propaganda!

via Screenrant.com

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Luc Besson thinks Captain America is “propaganda.” This isn’t the first time that he has railed against superhero movies, previously saying that he finds protagonists with superpowers hard to relate to, and stating his preference for more normal, flawed heroes. Besson is of course far from the first filmmaker – or moviegoer for that matter – to express fatigue with the now constant onslaught of superhero-based pop culture, as it sometimes seems like nearly every possible superhero is now getting a film or TV show made about them.

For reference, in 2017 alone, Marvel has released or will soon release Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok, while DC’s 2017 docket includes Wonder Womanand Justice League. Over on Netflix, Marvel already released Iron Fist season 1 this year, with The Defenders and The Punisher soon to follow. The CW continues to be dominated by DC heroes, FOX has Gotham, and ABC continues to air more than one Marvel show. 2018 won’t ease up the pace either, with the arrival of the mammoth Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon.

“What bothers me most is it’s always here to show the supremacy of America and how they are great. I mean, which country in the world would have the guts to call a film Captain Brazil or Captain France? I mean, no one! We would be like so ashamed and say, ‘No, no, come on, we can’t do that.’ They can. They can call it Captain America and everybody think it’s normal. I’m not here for propaganda, I’m here to tell a story.”

We can respect Besson’s opinion but we have to wonder if his rant and assessments of Cap are sour grapes. It is no secret that Valerian was an epic fail at the box office, despite being the most expensive independent film ever made. Luc might want to let this argument go clearly superhero films aren’t going anywhere and Captain America is well over 70 years in the works we doubt he’s losing any popularity or momentum anytime soon.

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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We are here for the superheroes, especially for the films! One European director is not, and he has targeted one superhero in particular as propaganda.

Valerian and The City of a Thousand Plants director, Luc Besson, has called Captain America and his movies propaganda!

via Screenrant.com

luc besson and captain america

Luc Besson thinks Captain America is “propaganda.” This isn’t the first time that he has railed against superhero movies, previously saying that he finds protagonists with superpowers hard to relate to, and stating his preference for more normal, flawed heroes. Besson is of course far from the first filmmaker – or moviegoer for that matter – to express fatigue with the now constant onslaught of superhero-based pop culture, as it sometimes seems like nearly every possible superhero is now getting a film or TV show made about them.

For reference, in 2017 alone, Marvel has released or will soon release Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok, while DC’s 2017 docket includes Wonder Womanand Justice League. Over on Netflix, Marvel already released Iron Fist season 1 this year, with The Defenders and The Punisher soon to follow. The CW continues to be dominated by DC heroes, FOX has Gotham, and ABC continues to air more than one Marvel show. 2018 won’t ease up the pace either, with the arrival of the mammoth Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon.

“What bothers me most is it’s always here to show the supremacy of America and how they are great. I mean, which country in the world would have the guts to call a film Captain Brazil or Captain France? I mean, no one! We would be like so ashamed and say, ‘No, no, come on, we can’t do that.’ They can. They can call it Captain America and everybody think it’s normal. I’m not here for propaganda, I’m here to tell a story.”

We can respect Besson’s opinion but we have to wonder if his rant and assessments of Cap are sour grapes. It is no secret that Valerian was an epic fail at the box office, despite being the most expensive independent film ever made. Luc might want to let this argument go clearly superhero films aren’t going anywhere and Captain America is well over 70 years in the works we doubt he’s losing any popularity or momentum anytime soon.

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

michael j. fanning owner of hey mikey atl

Follow me on Twitter/IG @HeyMikeyATL

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Terri J. Vaughn, DC Young Fly, & Emmanuel Hudson’s New Comedy, #DigitalLivesMatter!

Nina Holiday Entertainment is proud to announce, #DigitalLivesMatter,  will premiere on BET Saturday October 21st at 8pm.  

#DigitalLivesMatter is a comedic film that teams up the hilarious social media kings, DC Young Fly (TRL, Wild ‘N Out, Almost Christmas) and Emmanuel Hudson (Ride Along, Wild ‘N Out). 

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Nina Holiday Entertainment is proud to announce, #DigitalLivesMatter,  will premiere on BET Saturday October 21st at 8pm.

#DigitalLivesMatter is a comedic film that teams up the hilarious social media kings, DC Young Fly (TRLWild ‘N Out, Almost Christmas) and Emmanuel Hudson (Ride Along, Wild ‘N Out).

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This film serves as directorial debut from Steve Harvey Show alum Terri J. Vaughn, with David Banner and DC Young Fly serving as producers. The film also stars Ernestine Johnson, Navv Greene, and comedian Rodney Perry (Madea’s Big Happy Family) with a special appearance from Love and Hip Hop star, Stevie J.

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DC Young Fly is on top of the world with over 3 million Instagram followers, and his fame is growing with every post. However, when this social media influencer crosses the wrong computer geek, all hell breaks
loose and DC wakes up to find all his followers are gone! Immediately, DC enlists the help of his best friend Theo (Emmanuel Hudson) to help him get his followers back. Throughout the day, DC receives several direct messages from the mysterious hacker responsible for his dilemma, sending him on a variety of comical tasks that require him to do favors for his followers. With every hilarious occurrence, DC realizes the power of his social media influence and how that influence can be used to make an impact on the lives of real people.

When asked about the movie, Vaughn says “What the movie Friday was for Compton and my generation, #DigitalLivesMatter is that for Atlanta and the new generation of millennials.  We made this movie to showcase the talent based here in Atlanta. The film is produced by Atlanta based production companies,  stars all Atlanta talent, is financed by an Atlantan, and has a completely Atlanta based crew. We are very proud of what we were able to bring to life.  Many of the actors are new to acting, but have huge social media followings. We were careful to give their fans what they have grown to love about them and then some. There will be several break out stars here!”

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#CelebrityCrush-Blair Redford (@Blair_Redford)

The 2000s will go down in television and movie history as the Age of Superheroes. Between the X-Men, Avengers, Defenders, Spider-Man, the Justice League, Teen Titans, and so on! Pretty soon that is all you will see on The Big and Silver Screens. We definitely are not complaining especially when new superhero series like Fox’s Gifted are making waves. We have had a chance to watch the series and we have to say it is beyond awesome; and not just for the mutant rebels and their powers, but for one insanely hot actor, Blair Redford!

Blair Redford is one amazing actor, hunk, and this week’s Celebrity Crush!

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The 2000s will go down in television and movie history as the Age of Superheroes. Between the X-Men, Avengers, Defenders, Spider-Man, the Justice League, Teen Titans, and so on! Pretty soon that is all you will see on The Big and Silver Screens. We definitely are not complaining especially when new superhero series like Fox’s Gifted are making waves. We have had a chance to watch the series and we have to say it is beyond awesome; and not just for the mutant rebels and their powers, but for one insanely hot actor, Blair Redford!

Blair Redford is one amazing actor, hunk, and this week’s Celebrity Crush!

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Currently he is the star of Gifted, portraying classic mutant superhero and X-Man, John Proudstar, aka “Thunderbird.” An Atlanta native, Blair has been in a number of projects that you may already know of like The Day The Earth Stood Still, Satisfaction, and Burlesque. Unbeknownst to most people he worked as a pirate at the Atlanta Renaissance Festival where girls would come to just to take pictures with him!

Gifted marks Blair’s first major television role and he is killing it! As Thunderbird he leads the Mutant Underground, a network of mutants and their allies who help other mutants escape captivity by getting them out of the country and to safer territory (Mexico, Canada, etc.) Thunderbird’s mutant powers include superhuman strength, endurance, speed, and reflexes. He also has enhanced senses that allow him to track others. This is an adaptation of the television series though, as his brother James, possesses them solely in the comics.

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Whether Blair is superhero or not he definitely has the body of one and we are not complaining. The boy is built like a tank with abs and a chest that make us just want to live, thrive, and die in the gym. Then let’s not overlook how handsome he is. That Native American, French, and German blood has mixed nicely! You all just be sure to catch him every Monday at 8 PM EST only on Fox

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Baby #4!? Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) is Allegedly Expecting Child w/ Boyfriend, Younes Benjima!

Another day and another pregnant Kardashian! It looks like in 2018 the Kardashian-Jenner Clan will be setting the world’s population a new high as Kourtney Kardashian joins her younger sisters Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian in “new baby-hood!”

Yep, Kourtney is  allegedly pregnant AGAIN, and not by Scott Disick, but by her current boyfriend Younes Benjima!

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Another day and another pregnant Kardashian! It looks like in 2018 the Kardashian-Jenner Clan will be setting the world’s population a new high as Kourtney Kardashian joins her younger sisters Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian in “new baby-hood!”

Yep, Kourtney is  allegedly pregnant AGAIN, and not by Scott Disick, but by her current boyfriend Younes Benjima!

via Life and Style:

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“She was thrilled to learn she was expecting,” a source told Life & Style exclusively. However, for now, Kourtney and her boyfriend of one year Younes Bendjima are only telling close family and friends. “She loves being part of a large family and having so many siblings,” the insider adds, “and she wants the same for Penelope, Mason, and Reign.”

Kourtney, 38, has made it very clear she wanted more kids — even after her split from longtime boyfriend Scott Disick. “I would have more. I could see myself with six kids,” Kourtney told Cosmopolitan magazine. “I just don’t know what’s in God’s plan.” She does know that Younes, 24, is the perfect dad-to-be.

“She needs a man who will be both present and sober,” the source explained. “With his charming personality and intelligence, Younes will make the perfect father.” However, it doesn’t look like Scott, 34, is happy about her new relationship. Life & Style previously reported that Scott was trying to ruin Kourt’s relationship with the young model.

“Scott will do anything to sabotage Kourtney’s relationship, including showing up wherever Kourtney and Younes are hanging out together,” the source said. “He’s also been asking around, trying to get some dirt on Younes so he can bring it back to Kourt and persuade her to dump him.” It doesn’t seem Kourtney is too concerned about her ex after she recently made her romance with Younes Instagram official on a couple’s vacation to Paris. 

We are really hoping this is another Kardashian rumor, but then again when any member of this family is involved there’s a hint of truth. If Kourtney is pregnat–CONGRATS! If not, she should look into getting her tubes tied. Kendall you in danger girl!

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