Monthly Archives: June 2015

Motion Picture Academy diversifies race and gender membership

The Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences logo

Film has a way of bringing people together — off screen and on. It is a medium that can be used to portray the plight, humor, and triumphs of people across all walks of life, on a wide scale. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — comprised of accomplished members of… Read More

Phone booths may regain their relevance with the help of Google

Image of a phone booth

Payphones may be considered obsolete with the invention and popularity of cell phones, but Google plans on changing that.   In May, the Google financed startup, Sidewalk Labs, was created to make technological changes that will enhance efficiency in U.S. cities. The company recently announced its investment in LinkNYC’s plan to repurpose 10,000 New York… Read More

Ban one, ban all: Is removing Confederate flags from displays equivalent to censoring rap music?

The Sean Hannity Show logo

The recent incident in Charleston has motivated several corporations, such as Amazon and Walmart, to pull the Confederate flag from their retail shelves. This action then motivated Sean Hannity, Fox News host, to unleash a rant saying that this decision should move for the removal of rap music from stores as well.   “Can you… Read More

Poorly tested “Batman: Arkham Knight” causes PR disaster

Batman

On Tuesday, Rocksteady Studios released their highly anticipated game “Batman: Arkham Knight,” but the hype died for PC gamers upon its arrival.   Many PC users reported a variety of issues, such as, texture bugs, frame rate glitches, game crashes, minimal graphics settings and a 30FPS cap. Console gamers on the other hand, weren’t faced… Read More

5 Effortlessly stylish rompers for every occasion this summer

White romper

Rompers have faced their fair share of criticisms, but that hasn’t kept them from remaining on the fashion “do” list season after season. Effortlessly chic and simple to style day or night, rompers and jumpsuits make the perfect go-to garments for hot summer days when you don’t want to sacrifice fashion for comfort.   Read… Read More

I am the night: Ben Affleck rumored to direct “Batman” solo film

Closeup of Batman

To truly understand the character of Batman, one must first endeavor what it truly means to hit a low point in life. That mindset defines The Caped Crusader, but in some small way, also defines the career of the latest actor to don the cowl: Ben Affleck.   Despite existing as a Hollywood institution for… Read More

Suicide Squad: Five characters Scott Eastwood could play

Although we previously discussed the sheer abundance of leaks and rumors surrounding the production of Warner Bros. upcoming “Suicide Squad,” one detail has thus far eluded us: what character is Scott Eastwood playing? Now let’s take a look at the greater DC mythos and try to deduce who the son of cinematic great, Clint Eastwood,… Read More

“One Piece” replaces “Dragon Ball” in Guinness World Records

Creative crew responsible for "One Piece"

Monkey D. Luffy, protagonist of the popular Japanese manga series “One Piece,” aspires to be the king of the pirates, and now the manga’s creator, Eiichiro Oda, is king of the comics.   On June 15, a ceremony was held in Tokyo to present an award to Oda for breaking the Guinness World Record for… Read More

Dusting off a relic: Indiana Jones 5 on the way

We live in a time dominated by nostalgia, with new generations discovering a love for icons of the past. From the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the “Terminator” legacy, to the long awaited “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” coming this Christmas, Hollywood continues to assert the power of the franchise.   According to The Hollywood… Read More