There is a new movie out in theaters. An action-packed movie where a young African American and his city block of misfits take on rapid dinosaurs in the driveways of their own homes. Sounds like a normal movie but this movie is not focused on the “color” of the boy but on the actions of the neighborhood. The stereotypes of colored men and women in the film industry are beautifully destroyed in the free verse poem “Dinosaurs in the Hood” as Danez Smith makes a trailer of words for this movie, just waiting to be released. Smith is a colored queer poet who is known for his fiery political poems that took Youtube by storm.
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA). He starts at the small forward and power-forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four of NBA’s most valuable players awards, two NBA finals MVP awards, two olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA rookie of the year award. He has also been selected to 12 NBA all-star games, and is the Cleveland Cavaliers leading scorer. With all this success he must have had personal trainers and great coaches as a kid, but that is not true.
“The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy” by Bill Simmons, was a book only the Sports Guy could write. Save a few hundred pages for Simmons to inform the readers on how he became the basketball and Celtics fan he is today (hint: it was his dad choosing between a motorcycle and season tickets to the Celtics), why as a child he called himself Jabaal Abdul-Simmons, footnotes galore, his hatred for Isiah Thomas and Wilt Chamberlain, and many of the greatest “What-if’s” in basketball history. Other than that, Bill Simmons uses this behemoth of a book to indulge on what he has thought to be “The Secret” of basketball and winning championships, and gives his take on how the NBA Hall of Fame should be constructed. In a pyramid style ranking with five levels Bill Simmons has who he thinks should be where, as of 2009, and each level getting smaller and smaller due to the higher standard. It all ends with the 12 best of all time, sitting atop the pyramid like kings with Michael Jordan number one.
Linsanity: The Change in Asian American Identity On February 4th, 2012, benchwarmer New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin created an international phenomenon that was known as Linsanity, which reveals the underlying racial tensions of Asian Americans in the National Basketball Association (NBA). While Lin has been acknowledged for his insane ran leading to a winning turnaround during the few weeks of Linsanity, most of it was because of his backstory of being the underdog imprisoned in the racial ideologies restraining Asian Americans. Jeremy Lin is an Asian American born in the United States to Taiwanese immigrant parents who had an infatuation towards basketball leading towards Jeremy’s interest in basketball at a young age. During Lin’s senior year of high school, he received no athletic scholarships to play basketball and eventually became an
After dropping out of high school in California, Downey returned to New York City to pursue an acting career. Supporting roles in several movies, including the hit Weird Science, led to a stint on the television comedy skit show Saturday Night Live. With his boyish looks and raffish charm, Downey then scored the lead in the romantic comedy The Pick-up Artist and broke out further with his visceral performance as a cocaine addict in Less Than Zero. Downey made his earliest feature film appearances in films such as Baby,
In the 2013 Pixar hit Monsters University, directed by Dan Scanlon, there are many key themes for people to live by. One of the first lessons in the movies is “dream big”. When Mike was little he took a field trip down to Monster Incorporated, while watching pro monsters get ready to enter the human world, Mike somehow gets inside of a child 's bedroom with one of the pro scarers. The monster was surprised that Mike was able to stay so calm and quiet while in there. “Wow, I didn’t even notice you were in there… Not bad kid.”
In the book Fiona was a caretaker of the old and in the movie she is a nurturer and Asher is the instructor of three’s not a drone pilot. The last difference between the book and the movie is how they transport the memories in the movie. In the movie they just hold each other’s wrists and then Jonas has the memory, but in the book Jonas has to lay down on the bed on his stomach with his shirt off. Then the Giver puts his hands
In this unforgettable scene, Michael calls a conference meeting to clear the air about his stance on homosexuality and gays, being that he accidentally “outted” one of his staff members, Oscar Martinez, earlier that day. From a phonological perspective, this scene does not seem to show variations in national/regional dialects or accents between the characters. Both Michael and Oscar express and verbalize in GAE. The use of GAE is standard and customary amongst many American television shows, with the exception of a specific roles and genres (such as “bad guys” having British accents). However, the use of paralanguage covers all areas.
A possible reason of the choice of these specific movies is to relate to the same period of time when Star Wars was produced. However, Star Wars at the time of broadcasting "Bart the General" in 1990 was a relatively recent and a very popular movie sequel, while in 2005, the year when Al Shamshoon was released, Rambo, James Bond, and Jean Claude Van Damme movies seem like classic movies that many of the younger generations have never heard of or watched. The
Jurassic Park is a film that was directed by Steven Spielberg which arrived to cinemas in 1993 and it was an instant success. This film was one of the first action movie's with animals based from the Jurassic period of Earth's history. Jurassic park is a Sci-Fi film that specialises in dinosaurs which continue to roam the Earth due to genetics. Throughout this film the characters are continuously attempting to escape from these creatures whilst attempting to protect each other. The main characters in this film are Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcom which all are archaeologists, which are all highly regarded by their peers.
(U)This paper will evaluate Master Yoda from the movie star wars. It will discuss if Master Yoda should remain and teach Jedi form IV also known as Ataru to the young Jedi’s by reviewing Master Yoda’s capabilities, accomplishments, strength, weakness, and come to an conclusion if Master Yoda Qualifies for the duty. (U)Master Yoda who was one of the most powerful Jedi in the Galaxy, and one of the few Old Republic Jedi to survive and experienced between 894 BBY- 4ABY during the Galactic Civil War. In nine centuries Master Yoda have trained almost every Jedi’s in the galaxy. Master Yoda is only few Jedi’s who have achieved legendary mastery of all forms of lightsaber.
Being an African American in the 1990 's when money in the black entertainment was fairly new, and hip-hop wasn 't innocent but was still unscarred. Long before he was Puff Daddy the hip-hop mogul, born in Harlem, New York, Sean John Combs was considered a coming up story from the begging. (Morgan) Surviving a hard childhood in Mount Vernon, N. Y. ; a well-dressed and ambitious 22-year-old at the time made moves. Briefcase in hand, he was busy showing off the logo for the company he dreamt he 'd have one day. Saying he 'd call it Bad Boy.
He was excited about his gym membership at this particular LA Fitness Center because it had an indoor basketball court and because it was the first thing he purchased as an adult according to his aunt, Pamela Poole. A police statement said that Pollard "was shot after an argument with someone who then retrieved a gun from
He has a long history with the Miami Heat that began back in 1995, when he started as the NBA team’s video coordinator. Since the early days with the team, his efforts have definitely paid off. Number Five: Rivalries on the Court Throughout the history of the NBA, the Heat has had a handful of rivalries.
NBA Have you ever wanted to play in the NBA? Or have you wondered how so many famous Basketball players gave this league popularity? Have you also ever wondered how they changed their name from BAA to NBA. Well, I’m going to hopefully answer all your questions in this essay on the NBA. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_Association)