Watch this now: Pumzi (Kenya, 2010)

Got 20 minutes? Watch this shit now!

Did you watch it? Good.

How much you wanna guarantee that your average Hollywood movie would not have ended like that?

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The Last Red Ranger

Have you ever watched The Last Samurai and thought “I’d really like to see this as a TV show, and as Power Rangers”? Well, hiring Tom Cruise would have blown the budget, but Saban’s triumphant return to owning the franchise made that wish come true. If you’re one of those who made that wish, I hate you.

See, he even wears red armour!

See, he even wears red armour!

Now, this isn’t the first time East Asian cultural elements has appeared in the Power Rangers. Unsurprising considering that much of the footage is adapted from Super Sentai, a Japanese series where every year, you have a group of colourful heroes with different theme fighting monsters also with different themes. It’s only to be expected that it’ll have Japanese cultural elements. I did say East Asia up there though, because Dairanger and Gekiranger.

When I was little and I was watching Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, I noticed that the Red Dragon Zord was an East Asian dragon. Then when Tommy returned as the White Ranger and summoned the White Tiger Zord for the first time, and he gets into the cockpit and then it looks cool and stuff. I remembering going “Hey, those are Chinese words!”

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Brain Food At The Movies

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another installment of Brain Food At The Movies, wherein I gush and talk about Del Toro’s latest movie, a gigantic love letter and homage to everything I loved as a child, Pacific Rim!

I also discuss how white feminists have been coming out to dismiss, critique, and put down the character of Mako Mori, and how it comes off as nothing more than the problem of Mako Mori NOT being white.

Fucking hell, WHY do they need some woman of colour to step on to make themselves feel better?

I’ve Got A Problem, Episode 2

Hello everyone and welcome to I’ve Got A Problem… with the Legend of Korra!

I usually save this series for content which fails in a most spectacular manner or which enrages me a whole lot, and this is one of them.

And trust me, this fails as well as enrages me, like you would NOT believe.

Hell, I could have made a fucking documentary out of all the failings of this show. And to think, it came from the same people who made the pretty damned good Avatar- The Last Airbender.

10 things women talk about other than fashion, dieting, and relationships

If you thought that the lack of complex, three-dimensional women as protagonists in American film and television was an accident, you’re wrong.

As a matter of fact, one industry pro once said that,”The audience doesn’t want to listen to a bunch of women talking about whatever it is women talk about.”

“Whatever it is women talk about”? You mean stuff like:

  1. Politics
  2. Religion
  3. Art
  4. Sports
  5. Science
  6. Music
  7. Philosophy
  8. Technology
  9. Nature
  10. The average velocity of an unladen swallow

It’s almost like women are people with our own thoughts, feelings, interests, and passions.

Hard to believe, I know.