Justice League to be more Lighthearted because of BvS Bad Reviews

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Expectations were set high for the release of Batman v Superman. Unfortunately, it didn’t meet those expectations. Reviewers deemed it the most “incoherently structured blockbuster in years.”

Zack Snyder was caught off guard by all the negative reviews. He knew he had to do something to adjust The Justice League. “I have had to, in my mind, make an adjustment. I do think that the tone of Justice League has changed because of what the fans have said.”

Snyder adjusted and invited Journalists to set. He invited them to watch a few scenes, which is a strange occurrence. Deborah Snyder, producer and Zack’s wife, adds, “The main thing we learned, I think: People don’t like seeing their heroes deconstructed.”

Those who were on set did admit that it seems more lighthearted than BvS. The initial interaction between Batman and the Flash is reminiscent of the interaction between Iron Man and Spiderman.

I think that … Listen. If it’s about putting more fun in the movie, or embracing some of what I would call … I think it’s in all the characters inherently, this larger than life, big, fun stuff, especially when you’re dealing with the Justice League. Flash and with Momoa. I don’t have a scene with Momoa, but I’ve been now with Jason and the way he’s interacting with the group and it’s even just his Jason-ness. It’s the contrast to Ben and to Gal, is really interesting and fun. [x]

With Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, and Jason Momoa joining the cast, it will change the dynamic of the film.

The DC universe is trying its best to compete with the Marvel universe. The Nolan Batman trilogy was successful on creating a dark, angsty Batman but Snyder missed the mark when it came to Superman. Suicide Squad had some reshoots, as well, to highlight the humorous sides of these villains.

An extended Director’s cut of Batman v Superman was released this week and some people’s minds are changing. This version was Snyder’s intended theatrical version. This does give hope for Justin League.

Justice League to be more Lighthearted because of BvS Bad Reviews

Justin Timberlake feels misunderstood

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This past Sunday, June 26th, Jessie Williams was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards but that was not the full focus of the night. After Jessie Williams’ acceptance speech, Justin Timberlake tweeted out “@iJessieWilliams tho… #inspired #BET2016”. A journalism from Philly, Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens), replied to Timberlake’s tweet with, “So does this mean you’re going to stop appropriating our music and culture? And apologize to Janet too. #BETAwards.”

Timberlake made a misguided decision to reply to Owens with,”Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye.”

This sparked more outrage. Timberlake was accused of cultural appropriation and instead of apologizing or just leaving it alone, he made it worse. He basically tried to discredit the initial comment.

The Janet incident, Owens referred to was 2004 SuperBowl halftime show. Timberlake and Jackson performed together where Timberlake accidentally ripped off a part of her outfit exposing her breast. Jackson’s career never fully recovered but Timberlake’s career continued to soar. He did ultimately apologize for the incident to the public but he never apologized to Jackson.

Only hours after Timberlake was accused of cultural appropriation, another celebrity was accused of the same. Vanessa Hudgens posted a picture on Instagram, where she has a dreamcatcher in her hair. This isn’t the first time that Hudgens has been accused of cultural appropriation because of her outfits. Her Coachella fashion is notorious for appropriating Native American and Hindu culture.

Jessie Williams spoke about cultural appropriation in his acceptance speech:

“We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil—black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is, though…the thing is that just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”

Cultural appropriation is a real issue. The media and big business try to profit off of other cultures but do not give it the same respect as other cultures. Celebrities fall into this unintentionally either by ignorance or because of money. They do live life under a magnifying glass and it is way too easy for the public to criticize. A little education for everyone can go a long way.

Timberlake later apologized for his comments and stated that he felt like he was misunderstood.

Justin Timberlake feels misunderstood

5 Rules to Keep Service Industry Workers Happy

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“The customer is always right” is a phrase that was coined in the US and it would be hard to find in any other country. Why is that?

As every member of the service industry chimes in, the customer isn’t always right. A good amount of the time, they are wrong.

When companies grow and create chains/franchises, the want to ensure that their brand is protected. Especially a company that is across the nation and even international, they want to make sure that if you step into one store, you step into all of them. They create a handbook, a set of rules, that all business holding the same name will follow. Companies focus on the numbers so to ensure that their customers return, they need to create something to instill loyalty. “The customer is always right,” not only gives a sense of loyalty but entitlement as well.

The service industry is built on customers abusing the workers and getting away with it because of big business. There are dozens of stories across the internet about employees who work for big chains who have been abused by customers. The customers then said their favorite catchphrase, “I want to speak to a manager.” A good amount of the time, the manager folds and gives the customers whatever they want, for loyalty.

Here are some rules that you should follow so everyone has a pleasant experience when you go out:

1- Follow the Golden Rule. Treat others how you would want to be treated.

If something does go wrong when you go out to the store, restaurant, movie theater, or whatever, be nice to the person who is trying to help you. A majority of the time, a person is more likely to help you when you are nice to them. If you call the cashier an idiot, that “idiot” is going to make sure that you have a tough time.

2- Use a watch. Follow the stores business hours.

If a store opens at 10am, don’t go at 9:30am and try to open every door. If a store closes at 11pm and you get there at 11:30pm, don’t bang on the doors trying to get in. It’s simple.

3- Don’t complain about the prices.

Unless you go to a flea market or a garage sale, there is no haggling. That sales associate you are complaining to about the prices wasn’t in the meeting to set them. If you can’t afford it, don’t go.

4- Watch your kids

If you go out with your kids, keep them close by and make sure they behave. The job of your cashier is to ring in your items, not to look out for your kids. If your children is running around screaming, you are not only disturbing the other customers but the workers too. Don’t ignore them, the workers can’t and you are literally responsible for them.

5- Clean up after yourself and if you can’t ask for help.

Messes do happen, it is inevitable. If you need a shirt at the bottom of the pile, lift up the pile and take out the shirt. Don’t just pull from the bottom and knock over the whole thing. If you spill your popcorn and the mess is too big for you to clean, ask an usher for help. They will appreciate the heads up.

Service industry workers deal with a lot of people during one eight hour shift and usually get paid minimum wage for it. Don’t make their jobs harder by giving them a hard time. The customer is not always right and deep down we all know that.

To put it simply, just be nice and everyone will have a better time because of it.

5 Rules to Keep Service Industry Workers Happy

Parenting the Parents; the Negative Impact of Helecopter Parenting

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Children who have intrusive parents or “helicopter parent” grow up to become hyper critical of themselves. They in turn develop anxiety and depression as they age.

“When parents become intrusive in their children’s lives, it may signal to the children that what they do is never good enough,” said study leader Ryan Hong, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the National University of Singapore.

The National University of Singapore conducted a five year study on primary school children and their parents. The parents who acted intrusively had high expectations of their academic performance and overreacted when their child made a mistake. This in turn made the child become overly critical over themselves and strove for perfection.

Helicopter Parents have been around for only a few generations and this study shows the effects it has on their children. It is obvious that that type of parenting is not the healthiest but the impact it has on the children is dramatic.

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I’m Going Down with this HiddleSwift Ship

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The hot new item in Hollywood is Hiddleswift; Tom Hiddleson and Taylor Swift. They’re relationship hit the tabloids about a week ago and it has been all steam ahead since then. They have, reportedly, been together for about a month now and to them that seems long enough to meet the parents. Things do tend to move quicker in Hollywood but honestly.

A lot of people are pretty shocked about this relationship. Taylor just split with Calvin Harris and it seems she barely took a breathe before she was seen with Tom Hiddleson. The public is introduced to this relationship, then see them perform some PDA at Selena Gomez’s concert, then they meet each other’s parents. Its tabloid gold.

Everyone loves to talk about Taylor Swift and her relationships. It does seem too good to be true. Calvin Harris claims that Taylor controlled the media coverage of their relationship. What if that was true? Are the paparazzi exploited Taylor Swift or is she exploited the paparazzi?

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Hacking the Zuck

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This past Tuesday, June 21st, Mark Zuckerberg posted this picture to his Facebook page to celebrate 500 million users on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. A nice tribute to the success of the social media platform by someone who helped made it happen was put on the back-burner when twitter user Chris Olsen (@topherolsen) pointed out a few things about the picture. Zuckerberg’s camera and mic jack was covered in tape.  It may seem like a silly thing to do but a simple piece of tape can be the last line of defense when someone is trying to hack your camera.

Is Zuckerberg being paranoid or is he just being cautious?

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Hacking the Zuck

July 4th came early this year

independence-day-2-resurgence-movie-poster20 years later we received a sequel to a movie that we really never asked for but glad we received. Independence Day: Resurgence opened in theaters today, June 24th and received a 42% on the tomatometer. Sequels rarely surpass the original (Original rating a 61%) but this sequel did a nice attempt at trying to recreate the original magic but still providing a new plot line.

We all have a guilty pleasure movie that we absolutely have to watch when it comes on tv and for me its Independence Day (and Day After Tomorrow, San Andreas, 2012 and Volcano. Pretty much any disaster movie is my guilty pleasure). When I heard they were making a sequel the Independence Day, I knew where I was going to be on June 24th.

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July 4th came early this year