My mind is still trying to comprehend how there are now 8 Fast and the Furious movies. It seems like yesterday I was leaving the Cinema Carousel after watching the first The Fast And The Furious movie in 2001.
I was driving my 5-speed manual 1994 GMC Sonoma. Revving the engine and trying to feel like I was one of the characters from The Fast And The Furious. Alas, I never was and never will be but the thought still lingers.
After watching any of The Fast And The Furious movies, I still get the urge to do a burnout or get into a police chase. That’s just how these movies make you feel.
Danny Rand (portrayed by Finn Jones, known for his role on Game Of Thrones as Loras Tyrell), the Iron Fist and last Marvel Defender to get his own original Netflix series, burst onto the small screen laden with controversy. Iron First was criticized for the accurate portrayal of Danny Rand as a rich white man (which his comic book counterpart was). Critics also hurled negative reviews towards the new series as boring.
After watching Iron Fist, I’m still confused over the criticisms. Iron Fist’s first season (and hopefully not last) on Netflix was enjoyable. The pacing was much better than Jessica Jones and I couldn’t wait to watch the next episode.
The cast of Iron Fist was also racially diverse. From Colleen Wing (played by Jessica Henwick, also from Game Of Thrones) to the return of Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson reprised her role from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage), there was a lot of diversity in the supposedly whitewashed Iron Fist. Read more...
Ghost In The Shell is a live-action remake of the classic anime of the same name. The live-action Ghost In The Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi.
With my love of anime (Akira and Vampire Hunter D are two of my favorite classic anime movies), I was excited to see Ghost In The Shell brought to life. I was also excited to see the leadership lessons in Ghost In The Shell.
Read on to discover the leadership lessons and quotes I took away from Ghost In The Shell along with my thoughts on the live-action version.
Caution: Ghost In The Shell spoilers below
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell
1. Daisuke Aramaki (may have been another character):
A machine cannot lead.
This quote really resonated with me. Machines are robotic. They do exactly what they’re told and nothing more. Read more...
Whenever I hear Go go Power Rangers I’m instantly transported back to my youth. Those few words remind me of heading home from school and turning on the TV to watch the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.
I’d sit glued to the TV screen while 5 rangers battled the evil monsters Rita Repulsa would unleash upon the Power Rangers and Angel Grove.
Now, we get to see the Power Rangers reimagined. And I gotta say, the new Power Rangers movie was pretty good.
Power Rangers treated us to the original characters portrayed by new actors. Jason Lee Scott is now played by Dacre Montgomery, Kimberly Hart is played by Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler portrays Billy Cranston, Ludi Lin is Zack Taylor, and singer Becky G. is Trini Kwan. Gone are the squeaky clean days. These new Power Rangers found each other in detention and breaking into an old mine. Read more...