Sooooo.. We are in “CovidTimes” Staying indoors, living inside, becoming accustomed to coined phrases such as “Social Distancing” and having virtual happy hours, parties and zoom calls. “As soon as this is over…” many begin their sentences, or “Cant wait till things open up” but we all know that this is the beginning of a darker time that this ahead of us.
Too much money has been spent on pandemic prevention, that its kinda hard to see city, states, goverment to go backwards. So its pretty assured that there will always be a “Covid Way of Being” With that said. Is it too soon for Micheal Bays “Songbird” Film?
What is it about?
By 2024, COVID-23….hmmm, has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of the pandemic. In the United States, people infected with the virus are taken from their homes against their will and forced into quarantine camps, where some fight back against the brutal restrictions and these camps, the infected are left to die or forcibly get better.
This begs the question is Michael Bay predicting the future of where the world is eventually going? Are we on the cusp of a dystopia that a “New World Order” is built on the backs of the weak and fragile and the “healthy” are those that are allowed to excel in life.
Coined “exploitation cinema” by some, we have to admit that this pandemic has ravaged and upheaved the world and continues to change our way of life and our psyche.
As usual I cannot say enough about the noticeable transition of Beyoncé as she serves a dish of cultural appetizers with rebellious helping of pride. With each production she makes a statement of empowerment for all.
A West African friend of mine said that although, as an African, there are pieces of the production could be a tad more accurate for those that want to have a knowledge base about Africa, but noted she brought about pride and distinction while bringing people together.
I look foreword, as I always have, to seeing all she has to offer and what will be next on her repertoire of distinctive and powerful prose.
Beyonce has been speaking through her music for some time. While some may ridicule musicians when they speak out , musicians in many respects serve as our society’s conscience and with these times of social and political upheaval, we need them more than ever to put fire in a movement, to wield and leverage their … Continue reading BEYONCE: Putting Rhythm to our Heartbeats with BLACKPARADE→
Remember the movie Limitless? If you haven’t seen it, it is definitely a must watch. Although very different movies, the premise is still the same. The Magic pill that can update, undo, increase and create.
This gem takes the “magic pill” theme to a whole new level. Mixing in non-stop action, a stellar cast, and a chill soundtrack as an ex-soldier, a teen and a cop in New Orleans team up to hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Watch for the nuggets of empowerment, the peer pressures and the dystopia of the society that is similar to what we are experiencing today. The fear, anxiety and our world pressures are explored in a rambunctious story with comic flair and dramatic moments.
It’s entertaining and inspiring as you begin to understand that true power of self cannot be housed in a pill, but it is a state of mind. The violence factor is not gratuitous and feeds the story. You can gain a true investment in the characters in order to cheerlead towards the end.
If you have been listening to Beyoncé and her music for a while, if not always, you realize that she always has something to say stringing together her sounds to tell a story and giving us a glimpse at her depth.
Conscious in thought, provoking in spirit, a beautiful and prideful piece of artful prose, mixed with melodic and transcending music that fit each scene.Beyonce’s work often embodies the world today, mixed with strength joy and an unyielding sense of determination in what she writes.
How amazing that in 2020 we view so little in the terms of “positive” programming that feature a black cast that we are not seen in a light that does not encompass our death, dysfunction and pain. But the tide is turning.
With networks such as Disney plus opening more depth in its programming, exploring more in terms of culture and allowing people to share stories of the world, 2020 may be the start of a new beginning where we will representation of all us.
Beyonce’s woke work, embodies the opposites and celebrates the contrasts and she has successfully and artfully shown what she states is “the historical impact of slavery on black love, and what it has done to the black family, and black men and women.”
So join her on this journey with stunning visuals, that brings artists and others to the forefront for story telling and alot of love. “The ancestors never left you,” Beyoncé says in another voice-over. “You can’t wear a crown with your head down.”