I’ve been on a tirade about Exodus: Gods and Kings, and if I’m being honest, I think I’ll always be upset about that movie. But what I’m not upset about is that the film brought in only $8.6 million its first day in the theaters. That’s exponentially less money than what the studio was expecting to make, particularly to recoup the $140 million it took to make. Thanks to tons of bad press from mainstream outlets such as CNN (and many more that would take up a paragraph to name), and the #BoycottExodus movement merging with the #BlackLivesMatter movement (leading to die-ins in theaters and protests outside of them), the movie’s imagery has certainly made people think. It would seem that people are beginning to wake up to the fact that white actors in what should be roles for people of color looks stupid.
I’ve been thinking about Thranduil a lot. Most of my thinking has been about how I knew people would receive him, as shown by this article and lots of things on Tumblr and this Twitter page. Even I have talked about Thranduil in a slightly “fabulous” manner, describing him to my siblings and in a movie review as the Mariah Carey of The Hobbit. If you’ve seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, you may or may not have thought something along these lines as well. But the question is: Why did we think this? To break it down further, what in Thranduil’s characterization led a lot of people to assume that Thranduil was, to use the loaded term again, “fabulous”?
Are you a great artist and you love the world of The Hobbit? Warner Bros. is looking for talented artists to create an awesome poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in their The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies IMAX Fan Art Contest!
It’s been a wild couple of days since the Sony hackers, who go by the name “Guardians of Peace” released some very private and very telling emails between Sony brass and high-powered movie makers.
This Friday is going to be one of the biggest social justice weekends for movies. Why? Because, as the Universe would have it, Hollywood is ironically playing host to the best and worst of Hollywood’s tendencies when it comes to minorities in films.
So…apparently, there’s going to be a biopic about the love story of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama? I’m intrigued and concerned. If there’s any movie that needs to be done right, it’s this one.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is about one week away and if you’ve been on tenterhooks awaiting the arrival of the movie, these new stills will possibly make it that much harder for you.
Amazing news, everyone! The cast for Suicide Squad has been set and there are some really interesting actors assigned to play The Joker, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and more. Here’s the official press release:
I didn’t grow up as a Star Wars fan, and the prequels certainly didn’t endear me to the franchise as a whole. But thanks to my brother, I do see the charm in the original Star Wars movies. But I still couldn’t call myself a fan.
HOWEVER, this was all in the time before the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. What. A. Trailer!
Whenever I wonder, “What am I writing all this stuff for?” (since we all have moments of doubt), it’s news articles like the one from The Wrap that reminds me that I am doing my civic duty on my little corner of the internet by exposing the inherent racial (or blatant racial) bias in America.