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Thirteen Lives: Quick Commentary

No spoilers, just vibes. I’ve seen a video or two on Thirteen Lives where director Ron Howard mentions not going to ridiculous lengths to soup up the film’s story, and I’ve gotta say. That was one of the best things about the movie. Apart from a documentary, Thirteen Lives probably marks the first time that I’ve seen a real story told truthfully in a scripted film—or at least, as truthfully as it...

What’s that, Claire?

Up in the sky, it’s a bird–it’s a plane….It’s a movie trailer featuring black actors actually playing legitimate people. You know, with emotions and lives, instead of stereotypes. Or not. I shouldn’t boast prematurely. After all, I haven’t actually seen this movie…But it looks ok. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the video below while I’m...

Man of Steel

Guess what I watched Wednesday night? My friend Nicole and I went to see Man of Steel. It revived the sense of wonder that I had as a child when I saw the first Superman films. Rather than posting a typical review, I’ve decided to share a few random, SPOILER-filled thoughts. I should warn you that almost none of the paragraphs flow into each other. Also, don’t read any further if you don’t want...

Dark Girls – Trailer

Random thoughts: 1. Years ago when a friend labelled me “light skinned” I was stunned. In drugstores, I could never find matching foundation. When someone refers to something as “nude”, they’re often speaking of a shade of beige that doesn’t match my skin tone. Still, her comment left an impression. Although I knew about it in theory, I think that incident...

Lovely.

When I first prepped this post, only the video was featured. But I believe I would be remiss if I didn’t say something. The Door by Ava DuVernay depicts a prime example of something that I am deeply thankful for. Media that depicts black women as WOMEN. Not sassy stereotypes. Living, breathing, beautiful, bountiful, vulnerable, normal human beings. Lord willing, I look forward to following...

False Avatar

…And to think sometimes I wonder why directors cast Chinese people to play Koreans, and vice versa… Right now there are bigger fish to fry. *cue Valley Girl accent* So I was just looking at Racialicious, and like, this series called Avatar: The Last Airbender is being made into, like, a live-action film.  The characters are, like, Asian, but SOMEHOW, the director, producers, and the...

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