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  • Movie Review: Homeless to Harvard

    Homeless to Harvard is a film primarily based on the true history of Liz Murray. Her grit, courage, and determination to do well against all probabilities is unbelievable. From getting drug addicted parents who expend all their money on their addiction, lacking warm clothes, not getting anything to eat, and then turning into homeless, how she goes on to win a scholarship to Harvard is a scenario that is truly emotional, inspirational, and motivational.

    From an age of as fresh as three, she had to see her mom and dad inject drugs in their veins, and as a outcome blood stains on the bathroom walls. Also, due to severe hunger, she once ate a tube of tooth paste and chap stick. In college she was hungry, wore dirty outfits, has lice infected hair, and because of all this was taunted and picked on by class mates. Due to this, she often bunked school.

    After her mother’s death due to AIDS, and her father relocating to a homeless shelter, she became homeless at age FIFTEEN. From there she proceeded to go on to sleeping on the streets, in stairwells on marble floors, and in subways, which she rode for warmth. For meals she begged and ate from trash cans. Later she got a job cleaning dishes in a restaurant.

    At the age of 17 she travelled back to school, completing four years of high school in 2, while still homeless, often studying and finishing her assignments in subway stations. After completing her schooling, she won the New York Times scholarship which given her access into Harvard.

    Her story is of determination, perseverance, and teaches the true worth of education.

    Liz Murray has also created a book titled Breaking Night.

    It offers an insight into her life and displays her power in the face of adversity. It goes via her childhood, her battles, and her wish to rise despite all the hurdles.

    A very touching, emotional journey of a very courageous woman.

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  • Box Office: 'Rampage' Barely Beats 'A Quiet Place'

    Right after a lot nail biting and hand wringing, it seems like "Rampage," Dwayne Johnson's destruction-filled adaptation of the traditional arcade game, won the box office race with $34.5 million. For a while it seemed like John Krasinski's horror tale "A Quiet Place" would get the top spot (especially given the inherent spookiness of a Friday the 13th weekend), but that finished up at #2 with $32.6 million, which usually is still admirably amazing (it's down just 35% from last weekend) and places it just below the vaulted $100 million mark. (Unlike the $120 million+ "Rampage," "A Quiet Place" had a moderate budget of just $17 million.)

    Elsewhere, newcomer "Truth or Dare" from Universal and horror hitmaker Blumhouse, amazed by over-performing with $19 million, sufficient to put it in the #3 spot, ahead of Steven Spielberg's whirligig "Ready Player One," which in its third week stays in the top 5 with $11.2 million. So far, Spielberg's nostalgia-filled joyride has gathered just north of $114.6 million, which is excellent but not fantastic considering its steep $175 million production costs (and that's before you consider what Warner Bros. spent marketing and advertising the movie).

    Universal's R-rated comedy "Blockers" rounded out the best 5 with $10.3 million, bringing its total to $36.9 million. It also is really worth nothing that Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" was #6 despite a big press earlier in the week to declare the movie's home video launch in May. Disney is telling people "it's arriving to your living room" and they're still hurrying out to the theaters to see it (it's down just 39% from the week before). That's really incredible. Also incredible: its $673.7 million domestic haul. Way to go Wakanda.

    What did you enjoy this weekend? Let us know!

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  • Ian Somerhalder Returns for Another Vampire Drama With Netflix's 'V-Wars'

     

    "The Vampire Diaries" alum Ian Somerhalder is coming back to familiar turf with "V-Wars," which got a 10-episode straight-to-series buy from Netflix. At least this moment Somerhalder is not actively playing a vampire. As an alternative, The Hollywood Media reporter says, he'll play Dr. Luther Swann, and also immediate some episodes.

    Here's much more on the collection:

    "[Dr. Luther Swann] enters a world of horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne, into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these vampires. Swann races against time to understand what's happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires."

    It's not crystal clear yet which will be actively playing Fayne. The collection is dependent on the IDW novel of the same name, by author Jonathan Maberry.

    IDW Entertainment President David Ozer distributed a declaration:

    "We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season. We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide."

    Ian Somerhalder -- who is wedded to "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed -- played out Damon Salvatore on "The Vampire Diaries" from 2009 to 2017. He also grew to become a producer on the show, and directed a few episodes.

    In accordance to THR, another IDW adaptation, "Locke & Key," is waiting around on a new home after Hulu handed down on the pilot. Maybe Netflix will take it up?

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