Daily Archives: May 3, 2015

Old, But Not Learned

Old age, as common wisdom suggests, represents knowledge and education. After many decades on Earth, we should have learned a thing or two.

Jimmy Carter is old. That does not mean he is wise or learned.

News outlets around the world reported that he met with Palestinian leaders. He has become outspoken in his criticism of Israel in recent years.

As I stated, old age does not always mean that he is wise or learned.

His statements are ludicrous. It’s no wonder why no one in the Israeli government has reached out to him. Considering his track record while in office (Iran hostage crisis anyone?), I don’t think that he is capable of meeting any government leader from any country.

In his case, the retirement home is the best place for him to be. One where he is medicated and not allowed  to speak to anyone, especially members of press or any government official, especially government officials from foreign countries.

 

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Thank You, Saturday Night Live

One of the more vocal complaints that has come out of audiences and female members of the Hollywood community is the limited number of strong female driven films and television programs.

Last night, Saturday Night Live hit the nail on the head.

Last year, a study of the top grossing films released in 2013 revealed that only 15% of the films had women in the lead role.

The host was Scarlett Johansson. Her latest movie, Avengers: Age Of Ultron seemed to be the audience favorite this weekend.

As much as I love this series, I have to wonder, when will Black Widow get her own movie? Every male character (except Hawkeye) has had at least one film under his own name.  Is Marvel afraid that she cannot carry a film?

I think she can, with  the right script and the right supporting players. It’s just a matter of taking that chance and finally proving that female characters can carry an action film as much as they can carry a rom-com or a drama.

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Filed under Feminism, Movies, Television