Before it premiered this past weekend, Marvel’s Black Panther was breaking records for pre-sales and getting ready for one of the most lucrative opening weekends in MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) history. The hype surrounding the film has been intense. However, the movie absolutely lives up to all of it. This film deserves to break records. It is a film that sets new standards of excellence within the MCU and within movies in general. It is also a movie that accomplishes much more than making lots of money for film makers and the Disney Empire. This is a movie that is important to the time in which we live. It is a film that speaks to the current racial tension in America and around the world. It addresses the misrepresentation of entire people groups on a systematic level. It showcases representation in media and empowers in many ways a group of people that, though scattered throughout the globe, have all continued to feel an oppression that began hundreds of years ago. It opens the door for better representation not only of blacks, but of all minorities around the world. Possibly most importantly, this is a movie that reminds all of us of the responsibility we have to people around the world who are less fortunate than ourselves, those outside of our own communities, economic and privilege circles, and personal bubbles who could benefit from what we have to offer, but are often unwilling to give.
Kingdom Hearts is a third-person fantasy game that combines the worlds of Final Fantasy and Disney. You follow the protagonist, Sora, and his two friends, Donald and Goofy, on an adventure through various Disney-based realms, rescuing princesses and restoring hearts. For any true Disney fan, it’s kind of amazing.
For all those who don’t know of my obsession with Kingdom Hearts, I briefly touch on it in our most recent Vlog. Simply put, I’m obsessed… probably on an unhealthy level. For years (YEARS!!!), I’ve been waiting for the third installment in the franchise. Finally, it seems Square Enix is finally ready to live up to their promises with a release set for late 2018.
I’ll believe it when I see it, but for now, here’s the newest trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3. Enjoy!
It’s a new year, ladies and gentlemen! This is the unofficial time for us all to evaluate the past year, our love and loss, triumphs and tragedies, victories, defeats, successes and failures. It’s a time of transition, the perfect moment to decide what we want to do differently and how we want to change our future. It’s time to make promises to ourselves (that we probably won’t keep), commitments to change (that will likely not be met) and resolutions for a better life (that 95% of people break within the first week).
But here’s the thing…
Even though we often don’t manage to keep our resolutions, commitments, and promises, it’s important that we make them. Why? Because as long as we’re trying, it means we care. It means we desire to be better, which is great. Because that desire is the first step in actually becoming better. So let’s make our resolutions, our commitments, our promises for a better future. Then let’s strive to keep them and create the better future of which we dream. That is the only way the dreams can ever come true. Let’s make 2018 our year. Let’s make this new year the one when our dreams come true!
Stay tuned every day this week for resolutions from all the Sister Geeks and find out the plans we have for 2018. Take to the comments and let us know your New Year’s resolutions. We’d love to hear from you!