Profanity Warning: I say fuck. I am a huge Deadpool fan, as a lot of people who like comic book superheroes are. There’s something about his 4th-wall-breaking, dark and unpredictable humor that makes him such a fun character. So when I heard that there was going to be a Deadpool movie two years ago, I was ecstatic. And for good reason; that movie was amazing. Ryan Reynolds captured the character perfectly, unlike his portrayal in the 2008 “X-men Origins: Wolverine.” Fuck that movie. But now …
‘Take Your Pills‘: The age of stimulants
The issue of doping in sports has with regular intervals received attention in the international press during the past decade. The Olympic Committee and some of the biggest international sports federations partnered two decades ago to established the World Anti-Doping Agency in an attempt to catch athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs to gain leverage. While many of us may have left the world of competitive sports as we graduated from high school and therefore feel that the world of sports doping is a world away, …
Silverlake Flea Market: just like any other market
The Silverlake Flea is held during the afternoon hours which can be a good or bad thing here in Los Angeles. This past weekend the weather was very nice but if you are out too long it gets hot and is not the most comfortable weather to shop in. Especially when you are trying to find any hidden gems or bargain with vendors.
‘God of War’: Father-son bonding through mass murder
Santa Monica Studios have outdone themselves using brilliant sound design, vibrant visuals and a new change of pace in story and gameplay to reform what may be the biggest hit of the year: “God of War.”
Ariana Grande: ‘Can’t stop so shut your mouth’
She may have undergone a dramatic hair transformation, but pop sensation Ariana Grande has returned to the spotlight once again with her ever-so-famous groundbreaking vocals. After taking a brief break from the music world, the newly platinum-blonde singer is back with a fresh new single titled “No Tears Left to Cry,” which has already been streamed on Spotify 100 million times.
‘Fresh Brews’: Get woke and buzzed
Skylight Theatre Company and Emerging Arts Leaders Los Angeles teamed up with Angel City Brewery to bring “Fresh Brews,” theatre that emphasizes on relevant topics that are stirring up in the media. Skylight, located in Los Feliz, California is recognized for expanding the boundaries by creating acts that touch on what some would consider sensitive topics and adds their own twist.
‘On My Block’ kicks authentic representation to the curb
Just like we all find ourselves binging on a variety of our favorite snacks, millennials look to Netflix for binge-worthy shows that distract them from reality for hours of the day. Some millennials take a deep interest in shows that they can relate to, especially a coming-of-age story about a group of young teens. Netflix’s, “On My Block,” isn’t just any average coming-of-age story.
Sushi Stop: a mediocre and unsatisfiable stop for fish
I am a practitioner in sushi appreciation. My diet consists of vegetables and fish, so yeah I take a good sushi roll, pretty damn seriously. So I could hardly contain my excitement when I found Sushi Stop, a sushi restaurant in Old Town Pasadena that serves all plates for the small price of $3.25. Since my wallet is a barren wasteland after I splurge on regular, super high priced sushi, a roll for $3.25 was music to my poor college student ears.
‘Ready Player One’: A video game movie done right
Movies based around video games are usually prone to a major ratings and box office flop. With movies like “Need for Speed”, the “Tomb Raider” movies and all of the “Resident Evil” movies, it seems like the genre is cursed, with only a single exception of “Wreck It Ralph.” However, Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”, based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline, means to remove that curse and make a great video game movie. And overall, it does.
An evening spent with Barbra Streisand
As the lights start to dim, the Dolby theatre goes dark leaving a full house of loud, cheering fans. A montage flashes across the screen, showing the highlighted moments of legendary icon Barbra Streisand’s television career. When the lights turn back on, an eager waiting crowd rises in a roar of cheering and endless clapping as director Ryan Murphy welcomes Streisand to center stage.