The Avengers

The Avengers : Imagine living in a reality where this didn’t work. Where all the pieces failed to come together in such a rousing, entertaining way. Despite all the problems in this world, if there’s one thing I’m grateful for it’s that The Avengers exists in the same universe I do.

I don’t really know why it works as well as it does. The Avengers is incredibly fun to watch. It’s not a perfect film — the first third is shaky but the rest of the film easily makes up for it. While the novelty of watching characters from different franchises interact in the same movie has waned, the interactions still feel right and are entertaining as hell.

Best moment: The single tracking shot of superhero teamwork bliss I thought I’d never live to see captured in live-action.


Da 5 Bloods The Ten Best Films of 2020

In its soul, Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” is about four Black American soldiers returning to Vietnam to reclaim the bones and wisdom of the man who guided them through war.

Stormin’ Norman, played with holy majesty in flashbacks by the late Chadwick Boseman, is the dominating voice of such wisdom in Lee’s gorgeously in-your-face history lesson about how America was never great. And it could never be great, if it treats people as it does and has. During his powerful monologues, Norman reminds his fellow Bloods about how America was built on the sacrifice of Black bodies, like that of Crispus Attucks, the first man killed in the American Revolutionary War. And when the five Bloods learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Norman is the one to steer them away from retaliation. “We control our rage,” he assures them. “They can’t use our rage against us.”

The past is present in the world of “Da 5 Bloods,” Lee’s Vietnam War movie that honors the PTSD the war has inflicted on the natives, and the soldiers who toured through. It’s a lively, multifaceted, and heavily emotional adventure, starting with four reunited veteran friends boogeying inside a club named “Apocalypse Now” (which even uses the logo from Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War epic). Our complicated heroes (played by Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) experience the country through the pain of the Vietnamese people, and “Da 5 Bloods” distinctly removes jingoism from its dialogue on American history. Parallel to the movie’s compassion for how the American War never truly ended in Vietnam is also the context that America used Black lives for war while not supporting them at home; the Bloods were part of a generation sent to die for a country that then killed the leaders of their freedom. (The script was co-written by Lee and Kevin Wilmott, who rewrote a script by Paul DeMeo and Danny Bilson to focus on Black soldiers.)


Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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Although Cap’s name is on the front, Civil War feels more like an ensemble Avengers story, with a huge cast of characters split into rival factions by the Sokovia Accords – tighter controls on superheroes brought in after Tony Stark’s rogue-AI dropped an entire city in Age of Ultron. Stark, cowed by his role in creating Ultron, is on the side of the government with the help of Black Widow, Black Panther, Vision and Spider-Man), while Steve Rogers and his team (Ant-Man, Hawk-Eye, Wanda Maximoff – probably not the favourites on paper) go rogue to track down Hydra’s Helmut Zemo and bring in Bucky Barnes.


Tangled (2010)

Tangled (2010)  : It took Walt Disney Animation Studios 50 movies before it finally brought the Grimms’ fairy tale, Rapunzel, to life. While this 2010 version is also about a young girl with magnificently long golden hair held captive in a tower by an evil sorceress, there’s a lot of differences from the original 19th century story. For one, this spunkier Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) is a princess who falls in love with the thief Flynn Rider, instead of a peasant girl who is rescued by a prince. And while Rapunzel’s hair has supernatural healing properties in this telling, the most magical part of this movie is the extraordinary animation in the lantern scene.

Saludos Amigos (1942)

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The first in a series of more economically manageable “package films” that could be produced utilizing the diminished resources of the studio during World War II (when the Burbank studio was occupied by military personnel and produced a number of educational films) and the first film inspired by Walt’s government-sponsored goodwill tour of South America (more on that later), Saludos Amigos is more fascinating than lovable. The film is mostly notable for its colorful introduction of Jose Carioca (voiced by Jose Oliveira), the Brazilian, cigar-chomping, samba-loving parrot who served as Donald Duck’s confederate. Of the film’s segments, the most memorable is “Pedro,” about an anthropomorphic plane delivering mail in Chile (he follows a similar path to the one Walt took). This sequence was so good, in fact, that it was released as a stand-alone short by Disney’s then-distributor RKO.


Films To Make You Happy

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Films that make us happy. Tough question. It can depend entirely on the day of the week, a particular mood, a desire for a specific genre or type of story.

But I do know that films offer at least one of our outlets when we turn to entertainment as a means to lift our mood. But, choosing ten, twenty, or in this case twenty-five movies that make us happy is an almost impossible task given the very unique and personal reasons why we choose a film to make us happy in the first place. There’s a multitude of questions we might ask,

some of them we may answer to ourselves on a subconscious level. Do we need cheering up (a happy story), do we need to escape (fantasy or horror that pummel the senses), do we need to see tragedy that mimics our own lives (the feeling of not being alone), or outwardly unhappy stories that numb our own issues and make them feel less problematic. It’s a minefield and a conundrum that won’t be answered here.

What films make you happy?
The 25 Films To Make You Happy list presented below is a collection of movies that work that magic trick on me without fail. There’s a few controversial choices and some very obvious ones, but what these films do (in varying degrees) is lift the spirit through their idealistic characters, intricate and original interpretations of the world we live in, optimism that is often shrouded in sadness and tragedy, uplifting endings, comedy and romance and singing and dancing. This list, like any other, says more about the person making it than it does about the films themselves. But hopefully, there will be more than a few gems in the following twenty-five films, that have the same effect on you that they have on me.



The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

There must be something ironic about a movie that is about time loops and the recurrence of certain events, essentially recreating similar emotional beats that have already been covered by this sci-fi genre. If everything is cyclical, then maybe it makes sense that these narratives would also be cyclical! But at least to the credit of “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things,” the film knows its pop-culture touchstones (“Groundhog Day” and “Time Bandits”) and acknowledges the influence those Harold Ramis and Terry Gilliam classics have on its YA story. That doesn’t make the film particularly unique, but at least it makes “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” honest.

Written by Lev Grossman of The Magicians fame and directed by Ian Samuels, who also helmed the YA film “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser,” “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” is set in one of those cutely small American towns where the main strip is full of quaint shops and everything is blandly satisfying. It’s so nice that high school senior Mark (Kyle Allen) hasn’t exactly minded reliving the same 24 hours for something like 1,000 days. He has every same day down to a routine: He wakes up and banters with his little sister, butts heads with his father (Josh Hamilton), skips and hops into school, stopping accidents and other little disasters along the way, and then he just wanders around. He plays video games with best friend Henry (Jermaine Harris), or goes to the neighborhood pool, or steals construction equipment to drive down the street. Eventually he’ll end up back at home, where he’ll have the same argument with his father about his dream to attend art school instead of traditional college. And then at midnight, his body automatically falls asleep, and the day resets—time rewinds, events move backward, colors leech out of Mark’s surroundings and swirl upward into the sky. When he wakes up the next day, it’s always the same.
All this repetition has Mark feeling a bit like he’s the only person awake, and he’s cockier as a result—he calls himself Sherlock Holmes, and he says he’s psychic. He might be the only person really still alive in this world. Until he crosses paths with Margaret (Kathryn Newton), who interrupts his day in her oversized sweatshirt, aviator sunglasses, and don’t-mess-with-me attitude. Their meet-cute occurs when she interrupts him as he flirts with another young woman, and from that moment, Mark is entranced. What has she been spending her days doing? What secrets has she found in the town that he hasn’t yet? And if they’re trapped in this eternal moment together, shouldn’t they be spending it together?
If you were expecting any surprises after that boy-meets-girl setup, “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” will disappoint. This is all fairly predictable in the way so many films aimed at teenage viewers can be, with tons of pop culture references, an emphasis on going out and experiencing the quirky peculiarities of the world, and an insistence that self-improvement is the only way to move past trauma. When Mark and Margaret decide to make a “map of tiny perfect things” that they spot around the town—moments like a child blowing a balloon, an older couple playing cards, or a janitor playing the piano—it’s an opportunity for them to each give a little and take a little. Maybe reality would reset itself if Mark paid more attention in algebra, or if he was more sympathetic to his father’s strictness. Maybe everything would get better if Margaret lived more in the moment, or if she went along with more of Mark’s goofy antics. None of this is particularly challenging, but Allen and Newton are pleasant enough and have easily believable chemistry, and Samuels keeps things moving at a brisk clip.


The Big “M” Casino, it’s the only casino in South Carolina and it’s on a yacht

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Play table games and slot machines on the Big “M” Casino! You can take in views from the South Carolina coastline, too.
South Carolina’s only casino, the Big “M” Casino, offers two luxury yachts. We couldn’t wait to climb on board and try our hand at a game of Blackjack. We also got some tips from one of their dealers. Both yachts offer plenty of table games and slot machines. It feels like you’ve stepped into a Vegas casino. Ship 1 has 178 slot machines, while Ship 2 has 248.

In addition to playing, there is an optional all-you-can-eat-buffet on-board, as well as two cash bars. On select cruises, you can enjoy live entertainment. During the ride out to the open waters, you’ll be able to take in the amazing views of the coastline. With a large open deck on the third floor, you can take advantage of inside seating, or sit outside and watch the waves.

The table games include Let it Ride, Blackjack 21, Craps, Roulette, and 3 card poker. Dealers are very experienced and friendly and are happy to help should you have any questions.



Spoiler alert! This romantic drama begins with PERSONAL TASTE : Park Kae In, who is a furniture designer and the daughter of a famous architect who designs traditional houses Sanggojae. She meets Jeon Ji Ho on her way to an exhibition to sell her furniture. She hits him and breaks his miniature design (mockup) which he also wanted to present at the exhibition.

Long story short, Jeon Ji Ho is going to compete with Chang Ryeol, who is Park Kae In’s boyfriend, to get the tender project Art Museum for his architectural design. Jeon Ji Ho has a dream of becoming a successful architect to get back his home after being taken from him some years ago by the father of Chang Ryeol.

PERSONAL TASTE As his reference, he has to research one the best architectural designs, which is Sanggojae, which is made by the father of Park Kae In, where she is living now. He insists on living in Sanggojae with Park In Kae that he even pretends to be gay to have a room in her house. The innocent Park Kae In eventually approves since she is not to be worried about his presence because of his sexual preference. In return, she also gets money from renting her room which can be used to pay the debt.

On the other hand, Chang Ryeol betrays Park Kae In, and he wants to get married to her best friend, Kim In Hee, who is even living in her house as her roommate for her own intention. This backstreet relationship breaks her heart, but she is still hoping to find someone who is reliable and kind-hearted.

Since Jeon Ji Ho and Park Kae In live together in Sanggojae, the two of them share happiness and sadness with each other. They are starting to develop feelings for each other, especially Jeon Ji Ho. Will Jin Ho reveal his real identity? How will their parents react?


Bait is a 2012 It featured Sharni Vinson, Phoebe Tonkin

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Bait is a 2012 Australian-Singaporean 3D horror film. It was directed by Kimble Rendall based on the screenplay by John Kim and Russell Mulcahy. It featured Sharni Vinson, Phoebe Tonkin, Xavier Samuel, Julian McMahon, Cariba Heine and Alex Russell.

Doyle and Kirby make an agreement about what happens after the robbery, and proceed into the supermarket. Doyle forces Jessup to open a safe, but it is empty. He then asks where the money is as they walk towards the cash registers. There, Todd stops him, but Kirby holds a gun to assistant manager Julie’s head.

Outside, Ryan walks over to Todd’s car that Jaime is in and lets her out. While Jaime goes back into the supermarket to get her boyfriend his job back, Ryan walks back to his van to leave, but a flat battery keeps him from leaving.