Tag Archives: People of Color

Striking Blue Thunder – Episode 6: Skydiver

The Plot: APEX must protect the president of a Latin American country from a counter-revolutionary group bent on assassination.

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Movies That Hate You: X-Men (2000)

The Story, Mutated: A group of people born with powers band together to stop a group of people with similar powers from destroying humanity.

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Movies That Hate You (Special): The Hunger Games

Note:  This one is special because it deals with a movie that was seen “live” in theatre.  You may start seeing these more often. The Story on a Branch: In a dystopian society, an oppressive government selects conscripts for “The … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Dune

Blood in the Sand: Rival space empires battle for control over a powerful substance that is only found on one planet in the known universe.  A prophecy about that planet’s leadership, however, may change everything.

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Fantasy vs. Reality in Storytelling

This is an outgrowth from the discussion at Ars Marginal about the Chosen One motif found in televised and printed media.  Some of the discussion moved towards using more historical references for developing better characters of color OR telling their … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Elektra [2004, Jennifer Garner]

Note:  This is not the Shannon Tweed Cinemax Softcore Movie of the Same Name. Sliced Summary: An assassin is chased by a clan of Japanese Ninjas when they discover the whereabouts of a young girl who holds the key to … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Glory

The Call to Arms: A all-Black regiment in the Union Army is formed during the American Civil War of the 1860s.  While fighting against the Confederacy for their freedom, they also have to stand against the bigotry within the Northern … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Daredevil

Blind Man’s Bluff: A young man, blinded by an accident, trains himself to become a lawyer fighting for people by day…and a vigilante by night.  He finds himself facing off against The Kingpin, the biggest crime boss in the city.

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Movies That Hate You: Die Hard

Synopsis: A group of international thieves stage a daring robbery of a Japanese corporation in Los Angeles.  What they never counted on was a New York City police officer visiting his estranged wife, who works there.

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Analysis: The Tropes of Women of Color in Sci-Fi – Special – Nyota Uhura (Part 2)

In the first part of the analysis, I looked at the eight most important appearances of the Uhura character in the movie and gave some initial thoughts regarding those appearances.  I have read commentary that looks to defend Uhura as … Continue reading

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