017 Big People Tings: Racial Identity – It d̶o̶n̶’̶t̶* Matter If You’re Black Or White

017 Big People Tings: Racial Identity - You Never Was Da One Some people feel like it doesn't matter where you come from, what you look like, or who your people are, you can move in and out of whatever ethnic identity you want without a care in the world.We respectfully disagree.We get into the topic of racial identity, and why it's not as transitive as people think.

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015 Big People Tings: Getting A Date (Dating Part I) – Mi Fren Wah Seh Supm To Yuh

015 Big People Tings: Getting A Date - Mi Fren Wah Seh Supm To Yuh Valentine's is here. Where is your boyfriend? Where is your girlfriend? If you're lonely, don't worry. The BPT crew is here to keep you company. Tune in as we talk about the principles of courtship, & how to get a date in the modern day.Also includes some terrible date stories, and failed attempts at being cool.

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‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ (2020) Review

'Sonic The Hedgehog' (2020) Review: My Friend Sonic Movie trailers are a funny thing. They’re meant to get you hyped, but there’s a balance to making a good one. Show too much and you ruin the movie. Show too little, and there’s nothing to get excited about. Show your character as a mutated freakish version of his beloved design, and you inspire so much outrage that you’ll be forced to set back your release date by 3 months and increase your budget by $5 Million trying to fix a cgi disaster. A bad trailer can literally ruin your film’s chances of success, which has little to no bearing on the quality of the film. Though it can sometimes affect how you see the movie. In the case of Sonic, a part of me always wondered how it would be if we had the narrow eyed, human teethed monstrosity we initally were exposed to. Then again, that’s the same part of me that wishes ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ was a bad film, worthy of ridicule. Instead, it’s actually a well made children’s film.This being a film about a furry alien with super speed, it’s starts off with a quick paced action scene, abruptly halted by my favourite storytelling device, narration. Ben Schwartz hurls the audience all the way back to the beginning. An adorable baby hedgehog speeds through a realistic rendition of the video game world familiar to fans of the source material. Soon after,…

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‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ (2020) Review

'Birds Of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)' (2020) Review: The Merc With Make-Up I think Harley Quinn just became my favourite superhero. This isn’t exactly a new development. The character has been a cult favourite since her first appearance on the Batman Animated Series, all the way up to getting her own animated series at the end of the last decade. She was the saving grace of Suicide Squad, even giving Will Smith a run for his money for scene thievery. Now, four years after her debut film, the character takes the reigns all to herself, with ‘Birds of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn’It’s an arduous title, but one that audiences will be gleeful in repeating. ‘Birds of Prey’ is only an hour and 49 minutes but in that time it establishes itself so strongly. Yet the language of the film is a known one. The movie has the dna of ‘Deadpool’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’, combined into the mutated one of a kind masterpiece that is ‘Birds of Prey’.This hyper violent, abundantly colourful romp is also the deep and touching story of a woman breaking free of her abuser. Harley Quinn is once again played by Margot Robbie, and instead of pining after the Clown Prince of Crime, she’s having to make a go of it on her own. It’s something that she’s not sure that she can do, nor is the…

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Movie Money Refinanced: Episode 48 (10-02-2020)

Movie Money Refinanced: Episode 48 - Oscars Recap & Penny Section Crossover The Oscars were a delightful surprise, but 'Birds of Prey' is having a not so delightful weekend. The latest DC movie is having a hard time at the box office. We break down the biggest night in movies, and a potential flop at the DC camp. This week we're joined by the Penny Section podcast to help us out.

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Most Snubbed: 7 Movies I Thought Deserved Oscars (2020) Edition

2019 started out as a less than excellent year for movies. It was a startling surprise when the middle of the year rolled around and ‘Avengers Endgame’ was still in the working top 5 films for listmakers worldwide. Eventually, there came a cavalcade of quality films that created one of the most competitive and consistent collections for a year in a long time.And the Academy still managed to get it wrong.That may be a little underhanded. To be honest the Academy had its work cut out for it this year. And at first glance, the list of film’s assembled as the year’s very best is a film buff’s dream. A comic book movie has been given the most nominations of the night. Scorcese has a near 4 hour crime epic starring, De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci. Quentin Tarantino, Hollywood’s biggest hollywood nerd making a movie about...hollywood. And most importantly, Bong Joon Ho getting the white-spread recognition he’s always deserved. Dig a little deeper though, and there are still some egregious snubs.I write this list every year, so I like to keep an eye out for contenders that I certainly think deserve attention, but are likely to fly under the Academy’s radar. This year, I thought I could’ve given it to Eddie Murphy in Dolemite, Taron Edgerton in ‘Rocketman’, George Mackay for ‘1917’. I really struggled to choose one of them. Then the Academy pulled a fast one on me and made this the…

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014 Big People Tings: Weh Di Beating Fah?

014 Big People Tings: Weh Di Beating Fah? Gender violence is no laughing matter. What it is, is a real issue that affects several people in Jamaica, particularly women. We get into the issue of gender violence and discuss what perpetuates it, why it's so prevalent, and what we can do as a society to understand it, and hopefully, stop it.

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Movie Money Refinanced: Episode 47 (04-01-2020)

Movie Money Refinanced: Episode 47 - Fast 9 & WandaVision Fast and the Furious is returning to cinemas this year and they dropped a bombshell of a trailer. Han is back. That might be a spoiler, but the fact that the reveal is in the trailer, the poster, the hashtag, and all manner of promotion.We also talk about WandaVision, Loki, Falcon & Winter Soldier, and the top 5 box office.

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‘Dolittle’ (2020) Review

'Dolittle' (2019) Review: Talking To No One 2020 is not even a month in and we already have not only one of the worst movies of the year, but a strong contender for a spot on the worst of decade list. Yet unlike so many films as bad as this one, it seems ‘Dolittle’ is a victim of its own ambition. The casting is inspired, the visual effects impressive, and it’s led by the leading man of the last decade, Iron Man. Everything points to ‘Dolittle’ being a runaway hit. Would that it were so simple. Upon opening, the film shows promise. The tale of Doctor Dolittle and his wife traversing the world unfolds is beautifully simple animation. It’s a touching beginning to what is otherwise a turgid and unmitigated disaster of a film. After a lifetime of adventures, Dolittle became a shut in after the death of his wife, keeping his genius from the world at large. If only his film took the same approach, keeping itself from the viewing public.From that point, Dolittle becomes the target of two persistent children. One, an animal lover bringing an injured squirrel to the good doctor’s attention (Thanks to the guidance of a talking parrot voiced by Emma Thompson who, bless her heart, is giving the performance of a lifetime). The other, the child assitant to a child queen who has suddenly fallen ill, and is resistant to conventional medicine. The only answer is of…

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