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Avatar: The Way of Water Review

From a technical standpoint, “Avatar: The Way of Water” is a visual masterpiece. Cameron’s visionary direction and the pioneering use of 3D and high frame rates create an immersive experience that captivates the senses. The world of Pandora, with its lush landscapes, exotic creatures, and vibrant bioluminescent flora, is awe-inspiring. You can tell it’s an advertisement for future Disney Park attractions.

However, the film’s artistic merits are overshadowed by its problematic aspects, most notably its cultural appropriation and insensitive casting choices. I found it challenging to enjoy “Avatar: The Way of Water” due to its deeply troubling undertones. It felt literally like an act of violent propaganda. While the film’s visuals are undoubtedly captivating, it’s impossible to ignore the racial, colonialist, and capitalist implications that persist in Cameron’s storytelling.

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Barbenheimer and Propaganda

In response to Maliha’s inquiry about Barbenheimer’s stance on indigenous issues, Claudia Alick offers a thought-provoking perspective. She skillfully dissects the imperialist and capitalist undertones woven within both Barbie and the Oppenheimer movie, highlighting their role in perpetuating wealth accumulation among the elite.

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They Cloned Tyrone

Claudia Alick watched They Cloned Tyrone and thought it was so brilliant but doesn’t want to include any spoilers in this review. She found the acting was awesome, the design beautiful, the director made so many interesting choices and the script was brilliant. Watch it first then come discuss the film with us.

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Claudia guides us through the striking beauty of “Midsommar” and unveils its darker theme – a cult exploiting trauma bonding for recruitment. Join us as we explore the uncanny link between a celebrity gathering and the thought-provoking depths of the movie.

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Trek Talk

Maiamama regularly livestreams discussing Star Trek episodes and reading Star Trek books. Producer Claudia Alick and others join as guests. Current livestreams are Thursdays at 4:00PST on Calling Up Justice Twitch Channel.

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Flash Friday Talk

Calling Up Justice producers Claudia Alick and Maiamama produced Flash Fridat to CW’s the Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Batwoman, and the entire Arrowverse. We covered Barry, Iris, Joe West, Wally and all the other characters we loved. This was a super fun spicy conversation about race, gender, disability and Copaganda.

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