One thing that many people will say about Star Wars: The Last Jedi is that it was disappointing. This is far removed from the phenomenon that was released back in the late 70s and early 80s. The Last Jedi has turned out to be a mess that has shown a lot of disrespect to the characters. It was as if The Last Jedi was trying to be unexpected for the sake of being unexpected. Kinda like a dark age Shaymalan movie with all of the twists. Given that there are plenty of deleted scenes being released, it is possible that this might’ve been a good movie that has cut all of the wrong scenes out.
The Blu-ray is going to of course have tons of features that will enhance the experience. Therefore, people will not only be able to enjoy the film, but they will also be able to get some insights on the making of the film. As a matter of fact, the Blu-ray is going to have features that are similar to what DVDs used to have in the golden age. Among the features is a commentary from the director that will go into all of the things that went into making the movie.
Given that there are a lot of deleted scenes, there are probably tons of good bits that will probably make the movie better. As for the movies, the best to hope for is to get a great follow up to The Last Jedi. The next movie that is in the Star Wars franchise is called Solo. This one will feature that adventures of a Young Han Solo as he goes on with his daily life. It will also feature another famous Star Wars character named Lando Calrissian, who Han Solo has had a history with.
While The Last Jedi has had its critics, even this movie has its fans. While a lot of stuff that has been set up in The Force Awakens has taken a disappointing turn, there is still a chance that everything could be corrected in the next film.
Since 2007, Avaaz has been encouraging people to become involved in activism by making it as easy as possible. While Avaaz stages sit ins and other in-person protests, they focus on getting people to sign online petitions. The petitions are then sent to people in power, who can see that millions of global citizens are protesting an action, such as climate change or corruption.Unlike traditional advocacy groups that stand for one cause, Avaaz, tackle many different progressive causes in countries throughout the world, all at the same time.
With more than 46 million members in over 190 countries, Avaaz is powerful. When an organization delivers a petition that millions have signed, politicians’s have to pay attention.Ricken Patel is currently Avaaz’s CEO. His background includes earning a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, a stint with the International Crisis Group and he worked as a volunteer for MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org and Res Publica are the organizational co-founders of Avaaz, along with numerous individual founders, including Patel.
The organization’s success if due partly to how easy it is for people to add their voice. In the Farsi language, Avaaz means voice and the word has a similar meaning in other European and Asian languages. Individuals can go to the Avaaz website and find a cause that they are interested in and add their name to a petition and share with their Facebook friends. Avaaz gets out as well, protesting in person, although the ability to have one’s voice heard online is ideal for the people who care about a cause, but they cannot attend a protest in person.
Black Panther has had a successful opening in the United States. It has not only been one of the largest openings in the box office, but has also had some of the best reviews. However, there is something else that is interesting. The companies in charge of the Blu-ray have already released box art for the upcoming Blu-ray. The Blu-ray is going to have a steelbook package. One of the factors that plays into the film’s success is the repeat viewings. There have been tons of people who have seen the movie over and over in the weekend. Many have enjoyed it on the premium screens and are looking forward to another premium screening.
There are also some people who are still trying to see the movie for the first time. After all, not everyone is going to be able to see the movies they want to see on opening weekend. Either way, many people are seeing Black Panther as a one of a kind experience that is hopefully going to make way for similar films in the future. While there have been quite a few black films released in the history of Hollywood, they have not depicted black people in the way that they were shown in Black Panther.
There is a chance that the Blu-ray is not going to make it to video before Avengers: Infinity War is released. However, there is a high likelihood of Black Panther playing in theaters at the time of Avengers release. Therefore, people are going to have a lot of opportunity to get their Black Panther fix before the showing of Avengers Infinity War.
One thing that can be said about the MCU is that it has been releasing a lot of good films lately. They have been thinking a lot about the characters and the stories they want to tell. This is one of the reasons that they are shining. Another good reason is that the MCU is in the hands of people that care about the comics.
There are few movies in the African American community that have received the type of praise that Black Panther has received. It has become a blockbuster that has shattered box office records when it comes to pre-tickets sales and box office holiday tickets sales. There is a reason for all of the hype. It is based on the popularity of the first black superhero.
Black Panther is not a new character. This is actually a character that has been around since the late sixties. The inclusion of this character and superhero in movies has been long overdue. Kids that have grown up have seen Superman and Spiderman movies over and over again, but so many of them have never had a chance to see a black hero. This is what makes it such a monumental time.
There are a lot of people that look at the role that Black Panther played and they wonder if it is possible to change the perspective about African and African Americans. It is totally possible that this movie may be something that bridges the gap when it comes to the way that black people are preceived in Hollywood. It is difficult for many for a single movie to change perception, but in the way that this movie is evolving it is obvious that this is the movie that is already going to change many perceptions about black people and Hollywood.
Tinseltown is always changing and evolving and it appears that African Americans and women in greater movie rolls are the talk of the town right now so many people are looking at the way that the movie industry has changed the perception of what is being done in the world of black Hollywood.
There’s also a black director that is overseeing the whole project. This gives it an even bigger reason for more black people to celebrate. It has definitely becoming the movie that people are going to talk about many years after it has been made because now it forces Marvel Comics to actually include the Black Panther in new and upcoming movies where all of the superheroes are coming together. It has been a long time coming, but that time is finally here for the black superhero.
Fifty Shades of Free is the third installment of the Christian Grey and Ana Steele love affair. This is the long awaited film to compete the trilogy that was first released in 2015. This time around Ana Steele and her filthy (no pun intended) rich boyfriend, get married. They tie the knot and begin to discover life as a hot newlywed couple.
As you can guess from the previous Fifty Shades of Grey movies, there is lot of sex and freaky things happening throughout the film. Ana played by actress Dakota Johnson) really enjoys showing off her attractive figure. Some critics claim that she is not a delight to see on film, but I beg to differ. Many females can’t get enough of Christian (Jamie Dornan) in the films erotic scenes as well. Arguably, this is probably why most people watch these movies in the first place.
While Freed has lots of moments where people are being caught up in the kinky sex and gratuitous nudity; the movie tries to tell a story. This is where the critics slammed this film. The New York Times pointed out the film made money but was panned by the critics.
First, Anna doesn’t want to change her last name to Grey but she reluctantly changes her mind. Christian gives her the old publishing company that she used to work for. Now, she is the head honcho of this organization. Then Ana goes out with one of her former associates that Christian doesn’t like. She ends up in a world of trouble and Christian is extremely angry. He pouts and berates Ana and she tells him that he cannot possess and control her.
Then Ana gets pregnant and Christian doesn’t like it. Ana wants a family and Christian does not. By this time they’re ready for an ice cream sex scene. At this point, I won’t give away the rest of the storyline for people who have not watched the film. I will just say that old enemies arise and things take a dark turn.
Many critics said the film lacked substance, good acting and it had a lousy predictable plot. However, die hard Fifty Shades of Grey fans will like this film because Ana and Christian are a hot couple worth watching on film. The movie earned $272 million dollars and is expected to gross nearly $500 million (or more) before its box office run ends. While this movie was a critical disaster it still performed well and it helped to bring the Fifty Shades of Grey series over a billion dollars in profit. Not bad for a film that only cost $55 million to make.
This spring and summer movie seasons are going to be a great one in 2018 for audiences. There are so many great films coming out that moviegoers should be entertained well into the fall season. Here is a preview of some of the biggest titles that will be appearing throughout the spring and summer months.
In the spring of 2018, the movie season is going to kick off with big screen hits such as Avengers: Infinity Wars. This is going to be the bigger, badder and more hyped version of the Avengers hero saga. This film is scheduled for a May 4 release. Next up from Marvel Studios the next Deadpool film. The film stars Ryan Reynolds who is going to take his character to another level during this on-screen event. The next Deadpool movie will hit theaters on May 18.
The back story of Star Wars character, Han Solo, will begin its spring run on May 25. Many Fanboys should get a kick out of this film. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is the name of the June 8 release about the life of Mister Rogers. This film is expected to be a nostalgic journey that audiences will not want to miss. Many people might not expect this, but a film called Ocean’s 8 is coming out on June 8 of this year. This film is a play on the Ocean’s 11 franchise, but it stars women at helm.
The Purge movies from the past really made people wonder about society. In the 2018 film The First Purge, everyone will get to see how this one night of crime/murder spree got started in the first place. This film will be released on July 4 to coincide with the 4th of July. Ant Man and the Wasp are going to help heat up the summer on July 6. Other films such as Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, M:I 6, The Incredibles 2, Sicario 2: Soldado and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are going to help make the spring and summer movie seasons a blast. More information about the biggest and best films of 2018 are available from Rollingstone.
Black Panther has surpassed all box office expectations in North America since its release on Thursday. Disney reported on Tuesday that the superhero film has earned over $242 million in its opening weekend on American and Canadian screens. Industry analysts had earlier predicted that the film would only make around $120 million in North America.
The film opened on Thursday and was boosted by a holiday weekend in the United States. Experts speculated that ticket sales ticked up on Monday due to business and school closures for President’s Day. The film made $40.2 million on Monday, bypassing the record of $40.1 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
Along with Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther proved to be the most anticipated film of the year. Critics have cited the pre-release buzz as one reason for its success. Others noted that the film is the first Marvel film to feature a mostly black cast, making it appealing to black audiences hungry for representation. Social media campaigns to buy tickets for viewers who couldn’t afford them went viral during the film’s opening weekend, and individuals have raised more than $500,000 to help students see the film in theaters in the US and abroad.
Black Panther has also been strengthened by positive critical reviews. According to Rotten Tomatoes, professional critics have given it an average score of 8.2 out of 10. Review aggregate site Metacritic has the film listed with a rating of 87 out of 100. Celebrities like Will Smith, Oprah, and First Lady Michelle Obama took to social media to praise the film.
The film’s weekend numbers do not include its international take. Worldwide, the film has grossed $426.6 million. The film was especially popular in South Korea, where it earned a staggering $25.3 million in its first week. However, the film has not yet been released in some of the world’s largest markets. The film is slated to release in Russia on February 26 and will premiere in Japan on March 1. Its Chinese release will come later on March 9.
Obi-Wan Solo Movie May Start Filming in 2019 in Northern Ireland
A Star Wars solo movie that is based exclusively on Obi-Wan Kenobi is something that many fans have been eager to see for a long time. It may actually become a reality, too.
According to rumors, the Obi-Wan anthology film may start filming in Northern Ireland as early as 2019. For Lucasfilm, this presents an opportunity, not just because they could explore what Obi-Wan was doing in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, but also because it’s easy to call Ewan McGregor to see if he can reprise his role.
It was only last year that news about making the spinoff broke out, with the revelation that director Stephen Daldry is reportedly the one who will be directing the film. Filming is supposed to start in January of 2019 at Pinewood Studios UK, meaning 2020 will be the expected date of release for the movie. Lucasfilm hasn’t said much on the matter publicly but there is a lot to suspect that work on the film is already being done in secret.
For example, according to Belfast Telegraph, George Lucas was seen in town to be scouting for any possible locations to start filming the movie. Then Lucas was also given his own guided tour of Paint Hall Studios. Despite this, there is no official confirmation from anyone that the movie is going to go as planned. For one thing, Lucas himself is no longer involved in making films ever since he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, which leads to wondering why he specifically is out scouting for locations.
In addition to this, Lucasfilm has already recently announced that there would be two new Star Wars trilogies in the making, one being directed by Rian Johnson and the other by Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. However, a bit of good news is that Ewan McGregor has made it known that he is most definitely interested in reprising his role and Obi-Wan.
The innovative therapy app known as Talkspace has been available since 2012, and it is steadily gaining popularity due to the fact that it provides a convenient and more personalized way for people who are seeking professional mental health services to obtain it at a far more affordable price than what they’d pay to see a therapist in a traditional setting. With Talkspace, therapeutic help is at a client’s fingertips, because when a session is needed, one of the over 1500 licensed therapists that are part of the network can be contacted through text, audio and video messaging.
When potential clients make the initial call for Talkspace services, a representative will talk with them in order to assess their specific therapy needs, then they will be assigned a primary mental health professional that will respond to their texts up to 2 times a day, and if more time is needed with the therapist, the client can request a video chat session with them that can last for 30 minutes. This way of getting needed mental help is not only easier and quicker, but it makes clients feel more comfortable, and possibly more trusting, which will lead them to open up more about their issues.
Payment plans for the service range from $32 to $49 a week, and clients will be able to send messages to their assigned therapists anytime, which eliminates the need to have to make appointments, unless more session time is needed. Because of the quality of the service that is offered by Talkspace, the company recently secured a deal with the healthcare group known as Magellan Health. In the near future, Magellan will give their patients the option to use the on-demand mental health services of Talkspace. This will add to the reported 500,000 clients who already use the therapy app.
From the second Black Panther was announced from Marvel Studios, it has been nonstop breaking box office records for multiple reasons. Critics have been praising the film since the release; non-stop congratulations are going towards the crew for the work they have done. However, the film industry has been giving absolute praise to Black Panther for the efforts in sales that the movie was able to achieve. Many people are acclaiming the film’s success to the multiple African American actors cast in lead roles, to the incredible costumes and sets designs, to just the fact that it was a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.
The New York Times concluded that in January, a month before Black Panther’s release date, the film had already sold more pre-sale tickets than any other Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date. In addition to this, sources put Black Panther was the most tweeted about movie of 2017; once again, this is the year before the release, showing how much hype and fan excitement was behind the film.
However, these remarkable sales are only the tip of the iceberg for Black Panther. Sales from opening weekend, according to Screen Rant, were over two hundred billion dollars, making it the fifth highest grossing film opening of all time. In addition to this, Black Panther was able to capture the title of being the highest superhero film of all-time, now being tied with The Incredibles.
This is still not the last of Black Panther’s records, as it has now captured a record that has not been broken since 1973. Black Panther is officially ranked higher than The Wizard of Oz, beating it by over 200 reviews. Black Panther currently has a ninety-seven percent rating on the site, both critics and fans alike are loving the Marvel cinematic masterpiece.
Overall, Black Panther has been making headlines and breaking records with every day it’s in theatres. In due time, this film will only continue to grow and grow in popularity and fame. This will be the boost the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a new high point to where it can shine for all the future films to come from the company.