Tag Denzel Washington

Boseman’s Final Performance Brings the Blues to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Per Matt There’s a saying that you can’t really sing the blues until you have actually experienced the blues. All of the pain, the anguish, the suffering will then flow right into your music. And yet, there’s happiness in there,… Continue Reading →

Equalizer 1 + 2 = Disappointment

If you saw The Equalizer, you should know what to expect with a different background, but the sequel is pretty much the same. Throw in a car chase or two and a little more gun play, plus a storm and… Continue Reading →

Geek Culture and the New Era of Oscars

In less than a week, the 89th Academy Awards will commence. For the everyday moviegoer, the Oscars have commemorated a selection of niche films until recently. Though, often, art-house movies come away with the top awards, relatively popular movies clean… Continue Reading →

Remaking a Remake with The Magnificent Seven

Per Matt Reimagining classic movies is nothing new in this day and age, but when, exactly, did remakes of remakes actually begin? Surely, back in 1954, Akira Kurosawa had no idea his film, Seven Samurai, would make a lasting pop-cultural influence… Continue Reading →

The Indie Film Series: (Screenwriting) Save the Cat! Part 1

In the introduction to my indie film article series posted a few weeks ago, I mentioned using the Indie Film Academy podcast as a reference point for my articles. Despite that claim, I am venturing off script to start the… Continue Reading →

Cemetery Punishment Freaks out JV Football Team

Re-posted from ESPN.com: MARCELLUS, N.Y. —  The coach of a junior varsity football team has been suspended for making his players lie down in a central New York cemetery in an effort to motivate them after a loss. The superintendent… Continue Reading →

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