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.
Being a huge fan of the Uncharted franchise, I wasn’t sure what to expect from their newest installment, The Lost Legacy. It’s the first of the Uncharted series not to feature protagonist Nathan Drake, who’s been the gaming girl’s answer to uber-sexy Lara Croft since 2007.
I love you too, Drake. *sigh*
Butt-hurt over my missing eye candy, I was skeptical of a female-led version of Uncharted–especially considering that both the main female protagonists have been Drake’s antagonists at some point during the franchise.
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!
If you’re not watching CW’s latest superhero offering, Black Lightning, you’re missing out! The show is based on DC’s first black hero to headline his own comic series. It centers around Jefferson Pierce, a school principal and father of two who also happens to be a retired superhero. Pierce has sworn off his vigilante ways and hasn’t donned his super suit in nine years. He’s tried to inspire people and fight corruption from an official standpoint instead. But he’s failing. His neighborhood has been overrun by a gang known as The 100. When the gang violence hits too close to home, Pierce decides that the time may have come for his alter ego, Black Lightning, to make a come-back.
Normally, my rating comes at the end of a review. However, Netflix’s new series, Altered Carbon, is so good that I had to begin by telling you just how much I liked it. Now, I’ll break down 8 reasons you should watch this show immediately!