Hollywood Sexual Abuse Scandal Piece

Today I’d like to talk about a serious issue. Something that has dominated the news. I would like to take a moment to address the Hollywood Sexual Abuse scandal that has been going on since early October.

Let’s start by outlining a few questions:

  • ‘What is the Hollywood Sexual Abuse Scandal?’ This is a news event that has exposed big Hollywood moguls for causing shock to male and female actors. This has caused other platforms like music, politics, sports and media to expose the people that believe it is their right to sexually touch person.
  • ‘Who is involved?’ Big media personalities like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey etc. Have been accused of sexually assaulting women and men for decades.
  • ‘When did it start?’ It started on the 5th of October when the New York times wrote reports on Harvey Weinstein. Decades of his sexual mosconduct were written and actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan were one of the first people to accuse him of sexual assault and rape. Since then over ninety women have accused Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual assault. This has been coined as the ‘Weinstein Effect’ for other actors have been exposed like Kevin Spacey, C.K. Louis, Ben Affleck, Dustin Hoffman etc. It has spread to platforms with people like Mario Batali and Roy Moore being exposed for being sexual predators.

Now we come on to ‘why?’. Why do people feel it is their right to inappropriately touch someone? It’s a difficult question to answer and one we all would certainly like to ask those sexual predators. It’s interesting to know that these people who we hailed have stooped to an ultimate new level. Think about it? Before October, Harvey Weinstein was one of the top producers of Hollywood. Now we all think of him as a monster. I’m not saying that we should hail him because why would we hail someone who has traumatised women. It’s just something to think about.

#Metoo was trending on twitter and it all started with Alyssa Milano who wanted every person to come out with their story of sexual assault or harassment. We have definitely entered a time where we discover out heroes to be disgusting people. A story that truly stuck to me was Terry Crew’s story. I remember reading his story and reminding myself that men too are the victims of sexual assault. I also expressed my support for this trending topic. The sex scandal has made everyone aware and we certainly should be spreading the awareness and help those who can’t speak out about the atrocities that happened to them.

I was on the internet when I came across Mario Batali’s email apology for the accusations of sexual assault. It began sort of okay. He did not apologise to his victims but he apologised to his family, friends and partners. He then ends the email with a recipe for pizza cinnamon roles. That’s a person who does not understand the consequences and sees this as an excuse to promote himself.

Well, I have a message for those people who have been discovered or those yet to have been discovered. Especially to people like Mario Batali: You will not get away with this. No matter how much you try to silence the voices of those you harassed, those voices will come out. Nothing will protect you from your stupid actions. You need to step up and accept the consequences rather than denying the actions. Everyone knows you did it. No one can lie about trauma and those who do are just as worse as you. You are a despicable human being.

Can we forgive these people? At the end of the day we can’t. They have taken advantage of someone’s intimacy and no one can give that back. You can’t turn back the clock and so forgiveness will take so much hard work. That conclude’s my report, understanding and opinion to the Hollywood Sexual Abuse Scandal.


X-Men Character: James ‘Logan’ Howlett, Wolverine Opinion Piece


Am I allowed to open old wounds? I know I shouldn’t but I have decided to because it’s time to address the elephant in the room. I will be talking about the legendary Logan Howlett, otherwise better known as the Wolverine.

He is a two-hundred year old mutant Canadian with no memory of his past. Logan has fought in many wars and has adamantium claws which extend from between his knuckles. He is a tough indestructible animal with a strong fan following. Only one person has played him for seventeen years and that person is Hugh Jackman.

Everyone’s favourite character and one of the best performances as a superhero. I grew up watching the X-Men films and he has excelled in every film, even the worst ones (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Hugh Jackman embodies the role of Wolverine amazingly and it puts all the fanboys (who tried to criticise his height and fear of planes) to shame. He’s in every X-Men movie with amazing cameos in X-Men First Class and X-Men Apocalypse. I think my most favourite performances of Wolverine, is the Wolverine and Logan.

Both those Wolverine-centred films gave Wolverine a grounded realism as he battles inner demons along with other people, wanting to harness his healing ability (The Wolverine) and his loss of his mutant ability (Logan). I remember watching Logan and the ending made me cry for ages. I say this now no one can take over from Wolverine as Hugh Jackman is the best actor. Maybe Dafne Keen (Plays Laura in Logan) can take over as the new Wolverine.

He has awesome lines and my personal favourite is in X-Men First Class when he tells Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr to go screw themselves. Classic Wolverine.

I am going to miss Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and I like many people will commemorate the amazing performance he gave as the best superhero.

X-Men Character: Wade Wilson, Deadpool Opinion Piece

Well hello! What you don’t recognise me? It’s me! Your friendly neighbourhood blogger Deadpool! Oh! You were expecting the other writer! Well they’re currently tied up with something but don’t worry, I’ll be gentle. *Yells in the distance* HEY! SH! I’m trying to talk to your readers!

Anyways, let’s get the introductions out of the way: I’m Deadpool. Captain Awesome, Wade as Cable likes to call me and the best mercenary in the entire X-Men universe. I’m best friends with Wolvie and Cable. They beg to want to hang out with me and I’m a busy guy! I make great pancakes. I’m played by this actor called Ryan Reynolds. No big deal check out his twitter. Get this straight! He is a DREAMBOAT!

So I have a gazillion comics about me and video games. I had a movie come out and another movie coming out in May. Twelve year old me is peeing his pants at the amount of euphemisms I’m writing, but get your head out the gutter reader! I’m awesome! Badass! A smartass! And I have a great ass! I’m funny! Ever heard of the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. How could you not, they sewed my f****ing mouth shut. Wait! I can’t even swear. *Yells in the distance* Why the f*** can’t I curse? Why did you censor this piece of s****.

Sorry about that! I live in a swanky apartment with Blind Al who smells of babies. I have an awesome girlfriend Vanessa and a great friend named Weasel. Stupid Francis made me who I am but I killed him and have become this awesome person. Amazing healing rate and it is near impossible to kill me so don’t watch Matpat’s theory on how to kill me. He’s a liar. Also the thing about me being Ernest Hemmingway. HAHAHAHA Totally true!

Anything else to say? Watch my movies and play my video games. I’m awesome, if you don’t we’ll have to talk to your parents. Oh and don’t try sneak into one of my movies if you’re underage. That’s bad. Anyways, I’m off to go annoy the X-Men chums. See ya later!

A Series of Unfortunate Events Character: Count Olaf Opinion Piece

Look away. This post will wreck your evening​, your whole life, and your day. Every single word is nothing but dismay. There’s nothing but horror and inconvenience on the way. Ask any stable person, “Should I read?” and they will say: Look away.

You may or may not have guessed who I will be talking about in the jaunty intro but I tell you the name of the person, who I will talk about is Count Olaf from the Netflix version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Count Olaf is a grouchy old actor that makes many perilous attempts at getting the Baudelaire fortune. He is a master of disguise ranging from Dr. Stephano, Captain Sham and Georgina Orwell’s receptionist Shirley. He murders and has a distinctive eye tattoo on his left leg. He has a desire to marry Violet Baudelaire and is one of the worst villains in literature and TV. He is played by Neil Patrick Harris who is a triple threat and great actor.

Neil Patrick Harris brought a unique quirkiness to Count Olaf. The visual aesthetic was amazing and it was a true embodiment or a diabolical villain. I was comfortable to watch him, unlike the Jim Carrey version where I was outright terrified by the way he acted and what he would do next. Although Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) brings a greatness to Olaf that you can’t help commend his evil ways. Olaf is not a great villain but he does a good job.

NPH brought great comedic elements that really engaged me and I liked the entire fourth wall breaking aspect of Count Olaf. The disguises were well done and I cannot wait to see more of him in the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events on March 30th. I recommend watching the show for his performance is exceptional.

Suicide Squad Character: Joker, Jared Leto Opinion Piece

Are you ready to read this post? You’re not! Well then I’m offended … What? Oh, I’m not gonna kill ya for not being ready. I’m just gonna hurt ya… really, really bad.

Sound familiar, that was Jared Leto’s version of the Joker from the movie Suicide Squad (2016). So buckle in as I tell you about my thoughts on the fourth on screen rendition of DC Comics (one of the great villains) The Joker.

The Joker in the DCEU was just there for five minutes. I’m serious there was not much footage of the Joker and in Suicide Squad, he had no place but be Harley’s rescue only to disappear and pop up at the end as a dues ex machina. Honestly they wanted to cram the joker in just so every DC fanboy watches the Suicide Squad film. I mean, I’m a big fan of DC but even I think it was excessive. Anywho, this version of the movie establishes the Harley Quinn/Joker relationship and once again it wasn’t accurate to the comic book depiction. They have a toxic relationship which is abusive. Dancing with the Stars did a better job at presenting the relationship than Suicide Squad.

Anyways the Joker is played by Jared Leto. I’m not going to lie but I thought that Jared Leto did an exceptional job at being the joker. Leto’s method acting paid off and I felt the true essence of what the Joker is to be: Unpredictable and unbelievably mad. It was a good performance that unfortunately did not need to be in this film. He could have had his own film and that would have been great.

The Joker in this film was well done, despite the lack of presence. He gave a craziness and I remember that everyone was skeptical to Jared Leto being the Joker. I thoroughly enjoyed it and just wished there were more moments of him. The colour scheme was well costumed and in your face which is what the Joker is about.

I liked this version of the Joker but not as great as Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. Jared Leto’s joker could have had his own movie and I honestly can’t wait for more of this portrayal.

A Streetcar Named Desire Character: Stanley Kowlaski Opinion Piece

This is the first book/drama play character I have written and I thought why not write it about none other than Stanley Kowalski: A rough man from 1950’s America.

Stanley Kowlaski is a 100% pure American of Polish descent that lives with his wife, Stella in the French Quater of New Orleans. A master sergeant in World War II and now engineer. A violent strong man with mixed race friends and lustful eyes for women. He comes from a poor background unlike his wife and sister-in-law, Blanche who come from a rich upper class background.

He is played by Marlon Brando who played Stanley Kowalski on Broadway. This role had launched his career into greater, bigger, iconic roles like Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1975). Some may say this is his greatest role of all time but I beg to differ that Stanley Kowalski was his greatest part he has played.

So what can one say about Stanley Kowalski? He was created to confuse audiences. He has handsome rugged looks which deceive his dominating unpredictable violence. I thoroughly enjoyed Brando’s commitment of the role, although he does admit that Stanley Kowalski is his worst role which I agree to disagree. His abrasiveness catches your attention and makes sure you pay attention to the film. However he does have a bad dark side to him.

He is an abuser. He verbally and physically abuses Stella, even when she is pregnant with his child yet instantly apologises. It still shocks and irritates me to this day yet it is a plausible action as husbands were allowed to abuse their wives in the 1950s. It definitely makes you want to hate a character. You hate him even more when he rapes his sister-in-law Blanche, which causes her to mentally breakdown and in need of institutionalisation. A dangerous malevolent man which makes you frightful of everything you do.

You instantly hate the character and the atrocities, he’s done yet at the same time you can’t help but to commend Marlon Brando for his brilliant portrayal of his character. Reading the drama play novel, watching the film and play version, I would definitely say that the novel adds unprecedented depth that you wouldn’t expect in the film. The play adds a whole new dimension and I would definitely recommend seeing Stanley Kowalski on stage for it is a unique experience than the film or reading the novel.

Halloween Character: Michael Myers Opinion Piece


Two down and one to go. This killer is the one that supposedly started what became known as the “Golden Age of Slasher films”. He became well known in a festive holiday season with pumpkins and sweets. That’s right, we will be talking about another and the best greatest killer of all time, Michael Myers.

A dangerous killer also known as ‘The Shape’, that can survive anything due to a cult that super powers him? The sequels make the lore of slasher films weirder. Michael Myers started murdering at the age of six, when he kills his big sister Judith. He is institutionalised and many years later, escapes as an adult to his hometown Haddonfield. Michael aims to get Laurie Strode who is discovered to be his younger sister. Michael has killed about 120 people which is less than Jason but still a decent number. He is considered to be the most evilest thing since the devil and has appeared in all but the third Halloween film. (Ignore Halloween III, it has nothing to do with Michael).

Just like Jason, many people have taken on the role as Michael Myers but the most prominent person to play this sadistic killer is Tyler Mane and George P. Wilbur. Once again do we really want to know who played Michael or do you want to get into why he is an amazing killer?

His silence is his best virtue. He doesn’t make noises which is crucial for a killer like Michael Myers. Michael does not draw attention to himself and avoids detection which is why he is able to instantly kill people. That and the movie writers for slasher films like to make the stars like idiots in order to make the sadistic audience happy with his awesome kill techniques. By the way his best kill is in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), when he shoves Jamie Lloyd’s body into a tractor harvester and turns it on. Gruesome, bloody and just artistic. (Again not praising murder, just appreciating it.)

Michael’s design is the best thing I have ever seen. It is iconic which gives Michael a uniqueness. Not only that but his weapon of choice is practical and matching: A large kitchen knife. It does great work and makes the devil look like a saint compared to Michael.

I have to say that Michael is the best killer of all time and he needs his death match with either Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees or both at the same time. I can guarantee that people will melt to see this holy trinity of killers in a film, either fighting each other or killing together like a family.