All posts tagged: Movies

The Lack of Diversity: A Growing Concern in Hollywood

As the most prestigious awards ceremony in Hollywood dawns tonight, there has been no secret as to the recent controversy concerning the nominee choices. In fact, in the first time in nearly twenty years, all of the actors nominated are caucasian. Among the most notable snubs are the cast members of the movie, Selma, which won praises from both critics and audiences everywhere. David Oyelowo, who plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, portrayed the legendary reverend with such fervor and accuracy that it seems almost outrageous that he was not considered for the Best Actor category in the Oscars. Also, with the unfortunate exclusion of Selma’ s director,  Ava DuVernay, the Academy missed out on the opportunity to nominate the first African-American female director in history. Although the movie was nominated for Best Picture, it was completely ignored in both directorial and acting categories. While 2014’s Oscars was highlighted by the monumental win of the period drama film, 12 Years a Slave,  and the heartwarming acceptance speech given by Best Supporting Actress winner …

4 Classic Horror Movies You Should Watch this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and its always fun to celebrate with a horror movie binge. When it comes to horror flicks, the classics can often be the best. Here are some old school horror movies to get you in the Halloween spirit! Psycho (1960): This movie caused a lot of controversy when it came out in 1960, and it is considered to be Hollywood’s first “slasher” movie. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, “Psycho” is as creepy as it gets; complete with a scary old woman and her weird, taxidermy-obsessed son. “Psycho” was remade in 1998 (starring Vince Vaughn) but, trust me, the classic 1960 version is better. If you like this Hitchcock classic, check out his film “The Birds.” Its almost as creepy! The Shining (1980): This Stephen King classic stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who is hired to oversee The Overlook Hotel (based on the real, allegedly haunted Stanley Hotel in Colorado) for the winter. He brings his wife and son with him, but soon things start to go very wrong. Jack …

Unknown Heroes

Summer is the time where people can expect a plethora of superhero-based movies to be presented to them. Superman, Iron Man, and Wolverine are all names that people today know and will pay to see in theaters. But, there are people who aren’t known worldwide who can be described as heroes for their noble and tremendous qualities. YHM asks Boston University student Colette Johnson who her hero is. My hero is hands down my mother. She has shown to me what it means to be an exceptional human being. She has taught me to be strong, to believe in myself, and make sure that I do everything possible to achieve my goals. She works everyday to make sure that my sister and I never have to want anything. I only hope that everyone has a hero figure like my mother because I think you need someone that you can look up to and admire so that you have an idea of what it means to be dignified and successful. I don’t know what I would …