“Black Panther” Breaking Boundaries

By Sydney Spector Climbing into the No. 9 spot as one of the top-grossing films of all time world wide, “Black Panther” has made over a billion dollars, going against the Hollywood stereotype that films with black actors don’t sell well in the general market. It has become the highest grossing film with a black director, replacing the previous holder “Straight Outta Compton.” The film … Continue reading “Black Panther” Breaking Boundaries

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Box Office Superheroes

By Sydney Spector The new “Infinity War” trailer dropped, and 15 minutes after its release on November 29, it had already reached 500,000 views on YouTube.  Nearly 24 hours later, it became the No. 1  trending video on YouTube. Now, a week later, it  has almost 90 million views on YouTube. But this trend isn’t just for the “Avengers” franchise, it has been repeated over … Continue reading Box Office Superheroes

Not In The Eye of the Hurricane

By Sydney Spector A woman sits alone in her living room in Plantation, Florida as a storm rages outside. Her dog, Asher, sleeps soundly under the credenza. The TV glows in the distance. Both canine and human seem unfazed by the hurricane-strength winds raging just outside the little townhouse they call home. Hurricane Irma has made landfall. The woman is Barb Schecter. She’s 75 and … Continue reading Not In The Eye of the Hurricane