Category: Films and Television

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Inspirational stories from the NBA draft

The 2019 NBA draft began on Thursday in Brooklyn and was full of heartwarming and inspirational stories. As each player was drafted to their respective future team, they were interviewed and told stories about their struggle, inspiration, and how it led them to be drafted to an NBA franchise. These stories go to show the…
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New Harry Potter game promotes getting out and walking

Niantic released their new mobile game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in the United States on Thursday. The game is classified as augmented reality, or AR, and is all about getting out in the real world to find objects associated with the game-world and also complete tasks within the game. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite starts by…
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Life Lessons I’ve Learned from ‘The Big Bang Theory’

When the 12th and final season of CBS’s prime-time sitcom The Big Bang Theory this past May, it left a nerdy-sized hole in my heart, and in my TV schedule. I’ve been following these characters as they’ve developed and grown over the years, and while there will always be re-runs to keep me company, it’s…
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No More Rom-Coms with Hugh Grant? Counting Down Our Leading Man’s Best Performances

In a recent interview conducted by The Hollywood Reporter, long-time leading man Hugh Grant expressed relief that he was unlikely to be cast in the future as the leading man in another romantic comedy since he now believes he is “too old, ugly, and fat.” I would strongly disagree with Hugh, but that’s just my…
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Is “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” Really Pro-Feminism?

Why can’t women be sexually incentive the same way males can be? When you see a video of women partaking in some form of sexual activity, they are labeled as a slut, easy, or are belittled in other ways— but males are boasted and praised for being sexually active. In many ways, this is used…
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Looking from The Inside: “The Outsiders”

The Outsiders is a film that’s narrated by a 14-year-old boy. He lives with his older brothers after their parents die in a car accident. The three live in a not-so-good neighborhood and are all apart of a gang, The Greasers. This film reminds me of, Rebel Without a Cause, because it displays how without…
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Pariah

In the African American household, people don’t talk about the fact of being gay. This happens especially within these religious households. The reasons behind this are because black families live by social structures that the church set and fear being scrutinized by church-goers, friends, and family, or neighbors. They may know that a family member…
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The Virgin Suicides

If you are a woman who is reading this blog, and you’ve ever experienced a moment to where you felt subjected to the sculpting of the male gaze, raise your hand? (Raises hand). Yup! Even I have felt this way, and I’m not ashamed of admitting it, because it is a conversation that needs to…
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Mean Girls

Every year, social media celebrates the infamous 2004 film, Mean Girls. They do this by posting memes and quoting famous quotes like “She doesn’t even go here,” “It’s so fetch,” and “On Wednesdays we wear pink.” Though this film is hilarious, catchy, and popular, it is an excellent example of how teenagers create social hierarchies…
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Carrie

I am an all-time fan of supernatural shows and movies, but what I’ve realized while taking this class is that story writers and producers will portray a woman’s emotions as destructive because they often connect their supernatural powers to their feelings. Shelly Stamp talks about this instance within her publication, Horror, Femininity, and Carrie’s Monstrous…
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