Month: February 2017

“Get Out” earns rare 100 percent fresh rating, becomes critical darling

Jordan Peele’s debut horror film, Get Out, is getting audiences out to the movie theaters. (Get what I did there? I’m here all week.) In all seriousness, Get Out is killing it at the box office and currently reigns as the number one film in America. The Hollywood Reporter has the deets: “The race-concious horror film Get Out—marking Jordan …

A Hollywood Without Immigrants: A Diversity Check on the 2008–17 Academy Awards, in Data

By Li Lai Mediaversity Reviews (Originally posted on Medium) In the last two years, #OscarsSoWhite has dominated the discussion of inclusivity within the Academy Awards. Consequently, efforts to diversify membership are underway—in particular, through Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ A2020 initiative which seeks to double the diversity of the membership list by the end of …

The only romance on “Riverdale” I’m rooting for is Kevin/Joaquin

Riverdale Episode 4 |”The Last Picture Show”| Aired Feb. 16, 2017 After discussing the horror that is the Ms. Grundy/Archie “romance” subplot, let’s cleanse our palettes a little and talk about a more appropriate romance. I’m talking about Kevin and his new boo, Joaquin. I’m all about living vicariously through Kevin and Joaquin’s romance. It hits …