By Jannah Bolds
Editor-In-Chief, The Bold Opinion
— The Golden Rule —
“Do unto others, as you’d want others to do unto you.”
Since when did kindness become a lost art? I’m beginning to see acts of kindness praised, glorified, digitally documented, and even overly appreciated. “Overly appreciated” in the sense where people are surprised or confused on why someone is doing something nice for them. Have we become so out of touch or removed from such instinctual human habits that the simplest gestures become the highlights of our days? Not sure about you, but I think it’s pretty normal to just be kind, do favors, or show appreciation to the people you know and even those you don’t. I apologize, in advanced, for the rant, but I’m sure someone’s soul needed to hear this. We’ve got to do better. Continue reading Not Enough Kindness
Written by Kevin Thomas
The Crimes of Grindelwald: Potter Prequel Only Steals Time, Disrespects Legacy
2 out of 5 stars (Has Some Good Moments, But Is Overall Bad)
The Harry Potter series is one of the most successful and respected fantasy epics of our time. J.K. Rowling captivated both readers and audiences with her story of a young boy who discovers the existence of magic and ultimately must fight to save it. Despite an understandably mixed reaction from book purists, I believe the films are entertaining on their own merits. They aren’t all perfect, but the good far outweighs the bad. Continue reading Movie Review: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2/5 Stars
This Eli Roth Fantasy Lacks Magic!
By Kevin Thomas
Watching The House With a Clock in its Walls
is like being on a massive sugar high: It’s way too fast, very confusing, and eventually causes you as a viewer to crash and fight falling asleep. Why horror director Eli Roth
creator Eric Kripke were chosen to helm this project is a mystery given that neither are known for family entertainment, and it really shows here. Add a completely miscast Jack Black, underused Cate Blanchett, and a child actor with little screen presence, and you have one of the dullest fantasies of the year, for adults anyway. The kids in my audience laughed a lot, so I’m sure this film will be a hit at 12-year-old slumber parties on dark stormy nights, if that’s any consolation.
Continue reading Movie Review: House With a Clock In Its Walls 1.5/5 Stars