Very Late Thoughts on Luke Cage
May13

Very Late Thoughts on Luke Cage

Initially, I wrote this thought piece back on September 30, 2016 after watching Luke Cage on the night of its release, but since that time, I lost the manuscript to the write-up and classes overwhelmed my time. However, since the release of Iron Fist, and the rediscovery of the old manuscript, I thought it important to release this with the recent write ups I did regarding the controversy around Iron Fist and representation. Apart...

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Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 2: Thoughts on Iron Fist Show in General
Mar28

Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 2: Thoughts on Iron Fist Show in General

Early reviews of Iron Fist hit the internet with an overwhelming consensus of negativity towards the show. At the time, I suspected the outburst of frustration in the reviews, although I didn’t really read many of them, was from a deep-seated disappointment the show runners did not adhere to the request to cast Danny Rand as an Asian-American. After watching the show and writing in depth about my thoughts on the Asian-American and...

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Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 1:  Dealing with the Representation Issue
Mar27

Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 1: Dealing with the Representation Issue

Embarking in a Master degree program with emphasis on learning Biblical Hebrew and Greek among other things, I have not had much time to entertain internet social justice controversies. Although, I did spend a considerable amount of time annoyed with how the media manipulated certain people groups during the U.S. Presidential election. Still, it has recently returned to my attention that there was controversy over the casting of Iron...

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Throwback Thursday: Revisiting the Origins of the Suicide Squad
Sep07

Throwback Thursday: Revisiting the Origins of the Suicide Squad

The original article was posted on the old Media Observers website circa August 2015. With the recent movie coming out and after analyzing the trailers, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and try to start a little series here at Media Observers. This series will be similar to something done on social media. Throwback Thursday. On these days, if I, Ed or any future writer can get around to it, we’ll take a look at some old...

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Roy’s Analysis, Rants, and Problems with Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad Trailers
Aug30

Roy’s Analysis, Rants, and Problems with Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad Trailers

This post was originally posted on the old Media Observers site before it went down, we had to change hosting companies and all that… While watching the most recent trailers of the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad movies, I found myself compelled to write this analysis, although, other than my early Suicide Squad post, I have been pretty avoidant of the issue for the past few years. Sadly, it will probably...

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Responding to the Possibility of Captain America’s Death in Captain America: Civil War
Aug30

Responding to the Possibility of Captain America’s Death in Captain America: Civil War

The original article was posted on my old Media Observers site circa August 2014 Yesterday, various sites created a buzz about the upcoming Captain America 3 film. However, most of what is written in these articles is hefty speculation, thus leading fans to speculate even more on the fate of Chris Evans’ representation of the star spangled hero. However, this speculation is nothing new as some have speculated Cap would die in the...

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