Batman is dark, brooding, and super… “angst-y” in Chris McKay’s directorial debut The LEGO Batman Movie. But this is a movie about talking LEGOs and wickedly satirical superheroes, so while the lessons about fatherhood, responsibility, and community may be flying fast and furious, there are still plenty of lighter moments in between. Your premise: The Joker (Zack Galifianakis)… [Read More]
Usually, when it comes to a film’s protagonist, we consider the person who exhibits the most growth, or at least demonstrates the most action on behalf of the individual or others. Since 2003, Finding Nemo has been lauded for its artful tale of the titular little fish, netting box office splash, critical accolades, and the top spot… [Read More]
This week, Steve welcomes actor Amanda Jane Smith and pastor Judith McCartney to enter into the battle with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. While the film has scored with both critics and fans, there seems to be something much more significant about this particular moment. Is it true that Diana’s story provides a proper role model for… [Read More]
The film opens with a clip from It’s a Wonderful Life. This is a film that Thomas Sung views as his own philosophy of banking and community. He had already established a successful career as a lawyer before starting the bank. But he believed it was his responsibility to give something to his community.
In the 1950s, a group of young Mexican-American men joined forces to make doo-wop music in hopes of making it big in the music business. ‘The Dinos’, including Abraham Quintanilla Jr., experienced racism from venue owners and patrons alike. Owners would send the band away when they found out the members were of Mexican descent. … [Read More]