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7 myths Hollywood still believes

June 25, 2017 Leave a comment

There are no more original stories, that’s a given. It’s a truth we’ve come to accept among films, music, and television shows. Nonetheless, there are tropes that have become rather stale at this point, as we often see movies fall back on these tired old stereotypes. These cinematic myths have become so ingrained in our culture that they’re pretty much expected and ignored. In fact it’s hard to find a movie that doesn’t fall victim to them, especially summer blockbusters. Here are seven of the most common. Read more…

Categories: Movies

So America’s decided.

November 9, 2016 Leave a comment

Mr. PersidentWell here we are, a day after what was possibly the most sensational presidential campaign in US history. Even though I haven’t posted anything for a while, what happened last night gave me a reason to dust off this old blog and put in my two cents.  In an upset that could make a Raptors game jealous, Donald Trump defied every possible odd and beat Hillary Clinton to the oval office. Despite having no political, legal, or diplomatic experience, allegations of sexual assault, slanderous and bigoted rhetoric, scandals, and not to mention questionable business practices, Trump managed to snatch the keys to the White House away from Clinton’s imminent grasp. And despite all those things I just mentioned, American’s somehow felt he was the better choice. Read more…

Categories: Politics

The Dude’s Handbook

March 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Intro

madmenIf you were to ask me if I understand women, I would easily say no. No man truly understands women,  based on the way men think. Naturally, women are a diverse group of individuals, each with her own habits, traits, preferences, and aversions. Nevertheless, there are guidelines, Laws in fact, that could be applied to any and all women (and men). Some are absolutes that should be avoided while others should be encouraged. Some Laws can speak for themselves, while others require some explanation. Read more…

Categories: Satire, Sex

It’s all the same damn show!

February 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Lucifer (TV Series 2016)Back in my not-so-glorious university days I enjoyed following the Sandman graphic novels by Neil Gaiman. So I was rather intrigued to learn that one of the comic book’s spinoff characters was getting his own television series. Lucifer premiered on FOX on January 25 of this year. Mind you, I’m not all that familiar with this DC character’s story line (I know enough of the source material to know that John Constantine should look more like Sting than Keanu Reeves). However, I was disappointed to learn that the show would depart from its unique stories for a more procedural cop formula. Read more…

Categories: Television

Star Wars vs. Star Trek

January 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Damn, it’s been a while since I posted anything. What was the last thing I ranted about? Something about a girl who could fly? Then again it’s not like I blog on a consistently frequent basis anyways. Life has this pesky tendency of, you know, happening. Anyways, a lot of shit has happened since then. Caitlyn Jenner won “Woman of the Year” some how, we lost David Bowie, it’s now 2016, and Donald Trump is still leading the polls disturbingly enough. Oh, and something else occurred too…

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Categories: Culture, Movies, Television

Can’t say I approve of the new Supergirl series

May 15, 2015 Leave a comment

supergirl-tv-series-actress-640x360So we all know how DC has been desperately trying to catch up with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. They’re shoehorning in all sorts of characters in Dawn of Justice and already releasing a Suicide Squad flick, chalk full of even more characters with separate back stories who probably won’t be that well established. Not to mention shows like Arrow and The Flash that are kicking off a universe of their own. Read more…

Categories: Comic Books, Television

Short film: The Severed

December 28, 2014 Leave a comment

 

My good friend Omar Sheikh has recently been featured in a short film. Check it out to satisfy that good ol’ assassin flick craving.

Categories: Movies

Whitewashed Hollywood

November 20, 2014 Leave a comment

exodus-gods-and-kingsRidley Scott’s next time period epic is set to release this December. Exodus: Gods and Kings  will be following in Noah’s  footsteps, bringing another action packed, Biblical interpretation to the big screen. In this classic tale that chronicles a people’s journey from slavery, the Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale, will play the Israelite hero Moses; Alien badass Sigourney Weaver will play his adoptive mother Tuya; while Joel Edgerton, whom Star Wars fans may remember as a young Owen Lars, will play Ramesses II (or Rhamses). Read more…

Categories: Culture, Movies

Miss Black Beauty Canada 2013

October 8, 2014 Leave a comment

IMG_4456So I’m a year late to be posting this, but this was actually an article I wrote last year for an event that I covered. Unfortunately, the article was never used nor were the photos I took (probably because the person who oversaw the magazine was also a contestant– and did not win, at least that’s my theory). After remembering that I had a blog of my own, I finally decided to publish it myself, albeit a year after the fact. What can I say, I’ve mastered the art of procrastinating. Anyways, I felt that the participants had worked very hard for this one night and certainly believe that the young ladies who took the time to be interviewed at least deserved to have their stories told. So here it is, or was…
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Categories: Culture

My short story is now available on Kobo!

September 21, 2014 Leave a comment

cover12Check out Of Sand and Fire, my short story now available in e-book format on Kobo. That means anyone with an e-reader, tablet, or smart phone  can read it. Plus it’s next to free, which is always good. I would also like to give a special thanks to Mily Begum who was nice enough to be my cover model. A tale of friendship, abuse, self-empowerment, and pre-Islamic mysticism, the story follows a young heroine as she escapes her abusive husband to embark on a journey to freedom and discovery. Click here to get your very own copy! Read more…

Categories: Books, Fiction