Black Panther And The Impending Doom Of Hollywood’s Mediocrity

Recently, the success of Black Panther has exceeded even the most wildest of expectations, having passed 1 billion world wide, then 1.25 billion, and now has sailed past the record set by Titanic by James Cameron.

Heck, Black Panther will also be the first movie screened in Saudi Arabia after its 35 year cinema ban ends. Quite the extra achievement there.

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Spider-Man Homecoming – A Review

Hey everyone!

Fresh off the viewing of this movie with my niece, who is as big a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan as I am, I’ve had time to think about this movie, and, well, you might not like those thoughts.

Because I left the theatre feeling pretty underwhelmed.

Why?

Because I’m pretty sure I paid for a ticket to see a Spider-Man movie, not an Iron Man movie, and that could be a reason why a shared, cinematic universe has its weaknesses.

Now, before we go any further, I will advise everyone that there are majour spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk if you haven’t seen the movie already.

Alright then, away we go…

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Brain Food – Episode 54

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new episode of Brain Food!

Today’s episode has me reviewing Margaret Stohl’s book, Black Widow – Forever Red.

However, as much as I wanted to like this book, I couldn’t. It was boring, slow, and was more or less, as the youtube reviewer Reeder Skeeter put it “Forever Red, guest starring Black Widow.”

Check out her review of the book, as it’s got some additional, interesting insights I glossed over, more or less because I was so bored with the whole thing.

Plus, she’s smarter than me. She got hers from a library whereas I spent actual money on my copy.

Brain Food At The Movies – Episode 15

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new, and spoiler-filled, episode of Brain Food At the movies, wherein me and my niece, Melissa, review the latest from Marvel Studios, Captain America – Civil War!

Truth be told, I was pleasently surprised at how well this movie turned out. Everyone joked about how this was going to be the third Avengers movie with how filled with characters it was, and yet the Russo brothers delivered a fantastic film

Where’s The Black Widow Merchandise?

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new video wherein I explore not only a lack of merchandise for Black Widow, but also a piece that erases her from her awesome moment in the Age of Ultron movie.

Frustrating, to say the least.

Also included are a number of links that helped me in my research of this matter, which I highly recommend you all read for further information:

How The Toy Aisle Erased Black Widow From Her Own Best Scene.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Female Character Gets An Unusual Figurine.

Disney Spent $15 Billion To Limit Their Audience.

Invisible Women: Why Marvel’s Gamora And Black Widow Were Missing From Merchandise.

 

Brain Food At The Movies – Episode 10

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new installation of Brain Food At The Movies, wherein I talk about the latest from Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy!

I tell you, if JJ Abrams has seen this, then he has to be sweating nervously because I think this was not only a great superhero movie, but a great space adventure overall, which is what Star Wars has to be.

It was also good to see people of colour in all ways of life here. Yes, it’s still annoying that the only main characters of colour were blue, green, and gray with red markings (in other words, POC that aren’t REAL POC), but it showed that they exist, which is something that Russel T Davies did during his run of Doctor Who. You got to see POC throughout all different worlds and time periods.

Now, we just need a movie with a leading POC or woman, because if they can make a movie that has us care about a walking talking tree and raccoon, then they can make a movie with a POC or woman. 

To say nothing of the myriad of movies, TV shows, and comics that have had leading POC and women that have been successful. 

Fandom Sick

Or alternately called Dear Lord If You Bring That Excuse Out One More Time, I Will Smack You With This Mauling Grizzly Bear, I Swear To God.

In this video, I look at some of the common excuses I’ve come across from White Fandom to try and cover their own racism.

For further clarification, here is the post about Heroine’s Quest at The Mary Sue.