Last year’s Avengers: Infinity War was the beginning of the end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This weekend’s Avengers: Endgame movie has forever changed the face of the universe we’ve grown to love over 10 years and 22 movies.
Caution: Major Avengers: Endgame spoilers will follow in this article.
Endgame picks up shortly after the end of Avengers: Infinity War. You see Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) teaching his young daughter how to shoot a bow and arrow. As she goes to collect the arrow, Clint begins to notice something isn’t right…
His wife, other child, and then his daughter have all disappeared. He’s left there all alone.
This is how Endgame begins. The ruthless pace doesn’t let up. It also doesn’t disappoint.
There were plenty of high and low points throughout Endgame. Many emotions were felt. And many Reel Leadership lessons were found in Endgame. Read more...
The Upside, starring Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse, is a heart-warming tale. Based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his life auxiliary Abdel Sellou, The Upside tells the story through the eyes of Phillip (instead of Phillippe) and Dell (instead of Abdel). The Upside is also a remake of the French film The Intouchables.
A little backstory: Phillip became a quadriplegic after a tragic paragliding accident. With his wife having passed away after a battle with cancer, Phillip wants to give up on life.
Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in The Upside
This is why he chooses to hire Dell as his life auxiliary. Phillip believed Dell wouldn’t have the capacity to keep him alive if he were to have another medical issue. As you watch The Upside, you discover Phillip was wrong. Dell gave Phillip the ability to live life again. Read more...
There’s a lot of sayings about stereotypes and making a good impression. You’ve probably heard a lot of the sayings.
Once you label me you negate me.
― Søren Kierkegaard
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
― Margaret Mead
“People were clueless. All they ever went by was appearance and rumor.”
― Jay Bell, Kamikaze Boys
People stereotype because it’s easy. Being able to put someone else into a category by the way they talk, dress, or look allows the person stereotyping to put them into a box.
It’s so easy, everyone does it. Even if we don’t want to admit to doing so.
And therein lies the trouble. Read more...