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Valerian is a Sci-Fi Smoothie for the Senses

posted Monday, July 24, 2017

by: in Art, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film

*Spoiler Alert* while this review does not reveal any surprise elements, it could in fact spoil some aspects of the movie. Although scenes of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets landed at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con to a standing ovation, general audiences wondered what the hell “that new alien movie starring Rihanna” was […]

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Does Race Matter in Space?

posted Friday, July 21, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Film

If you don’t know who John Boyega is, you must not like Science-Fiction Blockbuster movies. Currently, Boyega is on the cover of the August 2017 issue of GQ Magazine, the acting muse of Robert Downey Jr., and one of the lead roles in the latest Star Wars Franchise. His second of three films, The Last […]

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RIP Lafayette

posted Monday, July 10, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Queer

On July 8, 2017, news that 39 year-old actor/playwright, Nelsan Ellis had died in Los Angeles, California, soared to the top the internet’s trending topics. Ellis’ family released a statement two days later announcing he struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for years. They went on to say that he “was ashamed of his addiction […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is a heroic coming-of-age story for all audiences

posted Friday, June 30, 2017

by: in Film

*Spoiler Alert* while this review does not reveal any surprise elements, it could in fact spoil some aspects of the movie. It would seem as if Peter Parker’s Spider-Man has officially landed! Spider-Man: Homecoming opens to the public on July 7th – or as the film strategically promotes – “7/7/17” but with over 50 reviews […]

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Star Wars, Celebrity Deaths, and Dictators

posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Celebrity, Film, Uncategorized

It’s officially 2017, and while most of us are excited about the “new year, new me” narrative, I can’t help but notice how current global affairs are emulating the Star Wars movie franchise in a “same old mistakes” kind of way. Star Wars and its chronicles seem so paralleled to our own universe, it’s as […]

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