First and foremost, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday. I hope that as you read through my latest post, that you are found in the best of health, peace, prosperity and family fellowship. As many of you know, I’m a voracious movie devotee and avid comic book reader. Some folks are so quick to compare the success of Marvel/ Disney’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) to the DC Comics/ Warner Bros. Extended Universe (DCEU). I think it’s a bit unfair because Marvel was able to get a successful jump on their cinematic universe, and as I explained in an earlier post on the Justice League film, the movies of the DCEU have been overly scrutinized and dissected. Before I dive deeper into this review, I want to warn you of some minor spoilers ahead. As long as the waters are calm for you to navigate, please read on. Just a little Aquaman humor there.Continue reading “‘Aquaman’ Raises the DCEU From the Depths; Conquers Christmas Box Office”
The second trailer to Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is here and Brie Larson aka Carol Danvers, lights up the Marvel Cinematic Universe unlike never before. During Monday night’s NFL game between the Washington Redskins and Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles, Disney-Marvel shared the second trailer for 2019’s Captain Marvel. The first trailer arrived in September, and has been viewed an incredible 46 million times on YouTube.
“Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power.” — Michelle Obama
Hey good people! As you read through my latest post, I hope you’re all in the best of love, health and happiness. I can never expressed that enough. It’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been experiencing some up and downs in life and just trying to make the best of any circumstances I’ve had to deal with this year. From time to time, life tends to throw you a curve ball and it’s basically up to you to not allow your emotions to get the best of you and to remain positive in any situation you are dealing with. I’m not ashamed to admit that I believe it’s fact that with God, all things are possible and there are no problems or struggles that are bigger than Him. Maybe that’s why humanity struggle with so many issues nowadays.Continue reading “Midterms 2018: A Chilling Reminder Of Why We Must Vote On Election Day”
This was tough for me to come up with a selected number of black prominent figures in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers, who not only had a positive influence on the black community, but as well as the rest of the world. Even as an African-American sits in powerful positions at more than any other time during the history of our nation, we have to ask ourselves, are we still in a crisis?
We also have to acknowledge that many of our Black heroes have gone unrecognized for their contributions, in which their significance to society is now being rediscovered. Don’t view this post simply as a top ten list; instead, leave a comment below explaining if there’s any Black American on or off the list of photos I included in this post, in which you would have liked an opportunity to meet them, and why? Regardless of who you choose, my overall point is that there’s never been a more critical time for us to turn our full on attention onto leadership in our community and recognizing the value we have on each other’s lives.Continue reading “Black History Month: If You Could Meet Any Historical Black Figure Today, Who Would It Be?”
For now, I won’t get into the politics on why this animated film wasn’t more heavily promoted, but the trailer to this movie looks fantastic! The first fully Middle Eastern-funded and produced CGI-animation film, Bilal is inspired by the life of Hazrat Bilal bin Rabah, the Ethiopian slave and companion of the Prophet Muhammad “Peace Be Upon Him” (PBUH), whose valor was considered nothing short of legendary.Continue reading “Watch the Trailer to New Animated movie, ‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’ Inspired By True Events.”
Happy New Year everyone! 2017 was equally an incredible and trying year for me. Not just for the high moments, but more so for the low; the challenges, confusion, struggle, loss, fear, doubt and a slew of other emotions and obstacles that seemingly never ended.Continue reading “Happy New Year 2018: Renewal of Faith, Purpose and Resolve”
In case you missed it, the first trailer to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has arrived and it looks spectacular. The trailer to the upcoming Marvel blockbuster has set a new record for the most trailer views in a single day, racking up more than 200 million views in 24 hours. If you ask me, that’s absolutely incredible.
Directed by the Russo Brothers, the film will host the biggest ensemble of superheroes to ever been cast in film history. The buildup to Infinity War has been over a decade in the making, with the first Iron Man film setting the stage for things to come. From the looks of things in the Infinity War trailer, I have a feeling that all the fun and cheerfulness that was present in Thor: Ragnarok, will be nonexistent in this film. Things appear to be grim and futile for our heroes as Thanos shows up in style with a grin on his face and some prophetically, ill-boding words: “In time, you will know what it’s like to lose.”Continue reading “Here’s 13 Hints and Details In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’s’ Stellar New Trailer”
Hey good people! Your boy Ralph (The Perennial Aesthete) is here! First and foremost, I hope that everyone who is reading this had a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving holiday. A movie for Justice League has seemingly been on the horizon forever and finally we get to witness it. I can’t express enough how lucky I am to be living in these times where comic book characters we loved as a kid, are being brought from the comic books to the big screen. I had the opportunity to watch the Justice League film twice and I appreciated it even more the second time around. I found it to be delightful and entertaining, but not without it’s missteps, sort of speak. By far, the film is not flawless, but I felt that it’s flaws were outweighed by it’s terrific direction, decent dialogue and excellent casting, acting, score, visual effects and editing. As you read further into the review, I just want to give you a heads up that there are some spoilers. As long as it’s not an inconvenience to you, continue to read on!Continue reading “Review: ‘Justice League’ Heroes Rises To the Challenge, But Not Without It’s Flaws”
I can’t say this enough. It’s a wonderful time to be either a comic book creative, a fan or a little of both. Technology has caught up and continues to advance at a rapid pace. The things you can do with cinematography and filmmaking nowadays is incredible. You can literally create stunning, virtual worlds on the movie screen, where it’s only limits is the extent of the creator’s imagination. That concept alone, brings us to the world of Wakanda, which is an Afrofuturist fantasy land. By the looks of the trailer, Black Panther is shaping up to be Marvel’s most ambitious, breathtaking film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Watching it for the 100th time now, I’m still blown away by the action sequences, the costume designs and the music choices. Have you noticed the cast?! This could be the most talented (and beautiful) group of people pulled together for a Marvel film! Besides acting standouts Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o, there’s The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira (fellow fighter Okoye), Angela Bassett (T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda), Michael B. Jordan (T’Challa’s Wakandan rival Erik Killmonger), Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya (T’Challa’s second-in-command, W’Kabi), recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown (the mysterious N’Jobu), Forest Whitaker (warrior Zuri), and Marvel returnees Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross) and Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue/Klaw).Continue reading “In Case You Missed It, Marvel Has Blessed Us With A New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer”