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SHAZAM! New DC Superhero Movie

Although there are no attractive fighting scenes like the previous DC, Shazam movies! brings an extremely funny atmosphere with lots of emotions around adopted children and our main character – Billy Batson / Shazam.

Shazam! revolving around Billy Batson, an orphan who is searching for his lost mother. He was adopted into a new family with the power of falling from the sky given to him by an eminent old mage. Since then, Billy has to learn how to control new powers, integrate with his new family and face an evil man trying to kill him and destroy the world.

Shazam! take viewers on a journey to find a family, so that we realize that families are not necessarily people with blood ties. In the United States, there are about 428,000 children living in care camps and about 135,000 children are adopted each year. These children either don’t know who their parents are or are abandoned by themselves. Among them, there are children who fled to find their families with the thought that only their parents could let them feel true love.

Billy Batson is one of those children. However, the main content of the film not only revolves around Billy as well as superhero Shazam but also about the children in those nurturing homes about how they deserve to receive care and care. as well as the ability to give away their love.

Shazam! Director, David F. Sandberg is the person who directed the movie Annabelle: Creation. Annabelle 2’s content also revolves around the story of adopted girls, and they must work together against an evil force. Perhaps this is the reason why David handled so well the story of the young characters in Shazam !. The experience of making two horror movies, “Lights Out” and “Annabelle 2,” helped him create rather gruesome scenes in a superhero movie that targets people of all ages.

Interesting content of the film is partly due to the acting ability of the child actors. Asher Angel in the role of Little Billy had pretty good acting showing the disobedience of a boy who ran away from home nurturing 23 times and his eyes filled with sadness when he wanted to find his family. Most importantly, the child actors work well together to make viewers experience bad and funny situations as well as own one of the most impressive scenes in this movie.

Jordan Peele: From the happy guy to spread the nightmares of Americans

In 2014, Jordan Peele in an interview answered loudly: “I spent the first half of my career focusing on comedy, but my goal, to be honest, is to write and direct horror movies. . ” The listener scratches his head, they don’t know Peele’s seriousness – a professional comedian half-jokingly – with this statement. At that time, people only knew this colored guy through the ridiculous jokes in Mad TV or Key & Peele.
Five years later, with two Oscar nominations and a series of prestigious film awards, Jordan Peele officially became a scatterer on the screen with horror, cultural and political works.

From “watery” meme owners

As the familiar face of the Mad TV and Key & Peele comedy series, Jordan Peele is no stranger to difficult expressions. One of the moments in history is the scene of a guy being cornered by the question of dislike hobbies while watching “pig movie”. Sweat is like a bath, Peele’s funny face makes netizens make porridge constantly and become “meme to life” on social networks.
Key & Peele’s short episodes on Comedy Central put a name on the popular public actors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, on the other hand a way to mock social habits and discrimination. There is a lot of divided America. Key & Peele closed in 2015 with 5 seasons, a Peabody Award and two Primetime Emmy awards. Jordan Peele learned that it was time for him to step back behind the lens to fulfill his dream, to have a look of a filmmaker. That was when the dream named Get Out became a reality.

Until the nightmare “Get Out”

With Peele, Get Out is a longtime dream come true when he is given the right to write and direct. For the audience, this is a 2-hour nightmare on the screen, tearing up the fake coverings of a fair society that flattens straight into American racism. It is the story of a visit to the home of a white girlfriend’s parents ‘parents’ home, from which the cruel history of black people was once again named in the click of a silver spoon on a cup of tea.
Us and Twilight Zone

After making the famous BlacKkKlansman production at the Oscar this year, Jordan Peele did not let public opinion stop talking about him when the upcoming movie horror Us (We) will be released. The director once said, “I look to cinema as a way out of reality. I think one of the things we try to do is create an outlet for the audience – but not allowed to let them indifferent” with what’s happening around “.
Loyal to this principle, Peele continues to exploit the horror of a black family that goes deeper into the fear that the American society is still afraid to mention. It was a terrible confrontation with the Wilson skin color family with four identical clones. To escape the pursuit of four ghostly entities, Wilson’s house had no choice but to stand up and kill themselves.

4 Most Popular Japanese Sports Comics

Sports comics also have a certain place in the hearts of readers. In addition to football, basketball, baseball, other sports such as swimming, racing, table tennis or tennis also receive a lot of attention from young people. Let’s take a look at 10 sports comic books that have the most appeal to readers.

1. Kattobi Itto (Football)

Referring to the comics about football, Kattobi Itto is definitely a top-ranked Manga. The content is about the life of Katori Itto (Jindo) and his disruptive activities. Entering the world of stories is Itto’s laughter and uncontrollable actions. Each match is a stand-up stage of his comedy like on the stage or a martial arts arena suitable for such matches rather than football fields.

2. Slam Dunk (Basketball)

Slam Dunk is a 31-episode comic series written by Takehiko Inoue about a high school basketball team called Shohoku. Slam Dunk launched the first-ever reader in the comic magazine to release Shonen Jump weekly in Japan and sold over 100 million copies in this country. The Slam Dunk series quickly gained much success in Japan. As soon as it was published, Japanese teenagers started playing basketball and basketball became increasingly popular.

3. Captain Tsubasa (Football)

Those who are addicted to comics even though they do not like soccer but have also heard of Tsubasa. This comic is always on the list of the most popular sports manga. The series is about Tsubasa, an 11-year-old boy on his first day walking into a new school until becoming a star of the team and a national player.

4. Kuroko no Basket (Basketball)

This is the most popular manga and animation in Japan today. Although the story has many unrealistic circumstances, it still attracts viewers with its appeal. Kuroko no Basket tells about the efforts of a high school basketball team on the way to reach the national league. Many people think that if you have seen the first episode of the series, you cannot ignore the whole set.

Looking back Marvel universe’s 10-year journey

The challenge of “looking back 10 years” is really a very hot movement and receives the response of a series of netizens. Marvel Studio is not outside this trend. Let’s look back after a successful decade, how the Marvel universe superheroes have changed through the following article

1. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Two very different shades of Tony Stark through the role of talented actor Robert Downey Jr. The character of Tony Stark in the film to undergo a huge change, from a playboy-like billionaire who likes to become a more intricate inner man and above all, is an Iron Man many times ready discharge yourself to save humanity. Actor Robert Downey Jr. himself has 10 emotional years, in 2008 he took the role of Iron Man in the context of leaving the rehab, whose career seemed to be defeated and suffered many skeptical eyes. The Marvel universe itself as well as the relentless efforts helped him light up the aura that was on the way out. Iron Man is now one of the most widely loved characters, and Robert has also become an A-star star in the film village with impressive and distinctive acting.


2. Chris Evans as Steve Roger (Captain America)
Chris Evans’s role as Captain America could be seen as the most intriguing character and most complex character of the Marvel universe. A patriotic soldier, a mean friend, a hero who cares about the survival of all those around him, Captain America has gone through all sorts of emotions and always leaves deep impression in the audience throughout the film. After 10 years of engagement, Chris Evans recently revealed about the Marvel universe farewell. It seems that after a long life with many ups and downs, the vulnerable hero can finally rest.

3. Chris Hemsworth as the role of Thunder God Thor
The  thunder Thor is probably the most lost character in the Marvel universe. Appeared with the image of a heroic but somewhat extravagant Asgard warrior. After 10 years with a series of events: the departure of father Odin and his brother Loki as well as the heavy demise of Asgard subjects, and the whining of long, golden hair, we will probably witness a different, darker and more fierce Thor in the Avengers: Endgame. The god of thunder is seen as the role of the life change of Chris Hemsworth. After appearing in Thor (2011), the hot Australian guy had a breakthrough from a mid-range actor to a A-star.
10 years have passed and the first names of the Marvel universe have changed dramatically not only in appearance but also in their lives and people, both on screen and in real life.

Black Panther was nominated for “Best Movie” at Oscar 2019

The magnificent sounds of “Wakanda Immortal” echoed from the majestic mountains of Africa to the American Film Academy, marking a new era about to be opened for superhero films after Oscar 2019.

It has been nearly 10 years since the name of late actor Heath Ledger was voiced at the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the legendary role of The Joker. Along with seven awards in other categories that year, Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece The Dark Knight set a new benchmark for action movies about superheroes, which were always viewed. as pure entertainment and lack of depth of plot.

Nearly a decade has passed, the superhero film series has made strong strides on the silver screen with the rise of Marvel giant and the billion-dollar Avengers brand, as well as the DC universe is gradually wake up when bringing quality blockbusters like Aquaman or Wonder Woman. However, it feels like the prestigious awards platform at the Dolby Opera House is still something that the superhero’s power, no matter how big, cannot be conquered. However, Oscar 2019 will probably be a new milestone for this kind of action – fiction and even the whole film industry. Recently the American Academy of Film and Science announced the nomination list of 27 categories for the 91st Oscar Award. Besides 2 unique artworks Roma and The Fauvorite leading the list of titles The name that most surprised the grave style is Black Panther.

After sweeping the film market worldwide with sales of up to $ 1 billion in 2018, blockbusters from Disney and Marvel Studio studios continue to be the subject of a lot of ink for newspapers in these days. Nominated to 7 categories in the 2019 Oscar Award, including Best Soundtrack, Best Impressive Dress Up, Best British Picture Effect, Best Impressive Production Design, Excellent Sound Editing best and best movie soundtrack with All The Stars through SZA and Kendrick Lamar performances. However, attracting a lot of attention is the Best Picture nomination, which is considered the most prestigious item at the annual Oscar Awards. This is also the topic that brought the most talk and controversy in the past days.
In fact, the Black Panther is not the first superhero comic adaptation to catch the eye of 70 members of the Academy, and it is certainly difficult to be considered the best scenario in the this movie genre. Despite the brand’s success, few people appreciate Black Panther’s ability to participate in the Oscar nomination list 2019. The film is only the fourth major film project that Ryan Coogler – a young director – has been given the opportunity to sit in the chair. Chadwick Boseman was never considered a big name in the acting scene, while Michael B. Jordan at that time was still suffering a lot of bad voices after his lousy role in the film Fanstastic Four. The work is also adapted from Marvel comics. However, the ticket to Oscar 2019 lies in the very story that they have jointly painted in Wakanda. Thereby turning the Black Panther into a work that has brought great spiritual values ​​and not only encapsulated the silver screen for modern society, especially the black community.

With the nomination of “Best Movie” for Black Panther, at Oscar 2019, will the American Film Academy begin to change the look and open the door to superhero movies? Certainly there will still be a lot of conflicting opinions about this new direction of the film world but after all, art has no limits and perhaps only relative, but the values ​​that each movie Leaving as well as its influence on the mass community will surely always last with time.