Happy Friday! In Hawaii, we call it Pau Hana Friday, meaning "the week is ovah!" It is challenging to find a family-friendly movie to enjoy with your kids, eat popcorn, and snuggle up together on the couch. June & Kopi is a good one. Available on Netflix, and released this year from Indonesia, there are… Continue reading Friday Movie Reccy: June & Kopi (2021)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6966692/ Character, dignity, and respect. Not racism and social justice. "Green Book" was a surprise. Although set during racist times, the story wasn't about racism. Two men from different worlds go on a literal and metaphorical journey through 1960s American South. The movie poster is misleading as it looks like reverse racism. Rather, it accurately… Continue reading Friday Reccy: “Green Book” (2018)
The best thing about Superman isn't his superpowers. Sean W. Malone explores why in his Out of Frame show by Foundation for Economic Education.
This post was going to be a review of the movie Captain Marvel (2019). But I don’t want to talk about Captain Marvel, I want to talk about Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel’s alter ego. She is a Tough Girl. What is a Tough Girl? They are everywhere. Lt. Skyler Kamaka - former beauty queen and… Continue reading Tough Girls: Real Grit vs. Fake Superpowers
Captive State, starring Ashton Sanders and John Goodman. Summary Aliens invaded and humans help them mine resources and quell resisters. Who should watch You like good writing and actingYou appreciate historyAge 16 and up The main character and the leader of the Resistance are black. Regular people without super powers or regenerative abilities risk torture… Continue reading Movie Recommendation: Captive State (2019)
Starring Henry Fonda You see twelve men in a room and the changing landscape of how opinions are formed."-Ron Simon, 2011 curator at the Paley Center for Media Who should watch: Appreciate solid writing and actingWorried about mainstream media warping American opinionWant to see how an ordinary person can stake out and defend his own… Continue reading Movie Review: 12 Angry Men (1957)