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Terrifying New Twist On Children’s Tale

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This trailer looks so creepy! I never imagined that one of my favorite childhood tales would be recreated in such a wicked way. Directed by Oz Perkins and starring Sophia Lillis from the “IT” films in this sinister recreation of the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Check out the new trailer and tell me you what you think.

Orion Pictures will release “Gretel & Hansel” in theaters on January 31, 2020. Check out the first trailer above.

Is Dark Magic A Real Thing?

When discussing the topic of magic, you can get very different answers depending on who you ask. Most of us were taught at a young age that magic does not exist and that the local magician is only capable of doing tricks but does not posses and super natural abilities. It does make one wonder why then do we have so much fascination with magical ideas and concepts if its all just make believe.

Here in the United States we have a long history into witchcraft dating back even beyond the European settlers. Native Americans still to this day have several different beliefs regarding Dark Magik. Just the mere mention of something like a Skinwalker can strike fear in the hearts of many. If you have never heard of a skinwalker, it would be no surprise. Discussing these topics becomes very difficult when no one is willing to have an open dialogue in fear of summoning some sort of negative energy just by using certain words.

If any sort of magic exists, it would naturally make any person wonder what is the purpose of it and why wasn’t it taught to me in school…

Recently in Tennessee, a Roman Catholic school banned the entire JK Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels from its library because a pastor became aware of the portrayal of magic within the stories. He warned them of the spells and curses the author describes, and believes that they are in fact real spells. Making the statement that there truly is a “risk conjuring evil spirits” when read. The school’s Reverend, Dan Reehill, explained the decision within an email to all the parents of students attending the Nashville St Edward Catholic School. He explained that his decision was made after consulting with exorcists in the US and at the Vatican before banning the seven-volume tale of the boy wizard’s career at Hogwarts and his battle against Lord Voldermort and the forces of darkness.

Trying to do research on dark magic or witchcraft can prove to be difficult with out any guidance. Some religious groups have forbidden the study of anything that they deem as evil or blasphemous towards their chosen God. Here is an example; “Watch out for people who claim that the Bible doesn’t speak against white magic, which is false. God hates all type of magic. Satan disguises sinful things by making them seem innocent, beware!” – https://biblereasons.com/is-black-magic-real/

The internet is full of information, however, it is hard to determine if any of the details provided are rooted in fact or fiction. Here is one of the better explanations I have found; ” Magick, sorcery, spells, witchcraft, etc., are all powers of the mind. The success of any working depends upon the strength and power of the operator’s mind, aura, mental concentration and his/her ability to sense and direct energy. Understanding energy, discerning between different energies, invoking, evoking, and directing energy is the foundation of all “magick.”https://www.joyofsatan.org/www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Satanic_Magick.html According to this website, there are different levels and/or types of magic.

Many of you are like myself and are willing to take a risk in order to find the answers we seek. Blessed be your journey my friends.

Las Vegas Has The Largest Dispensary In The World

Known as the entertainment capital of the world. It’s no surprise that Las Vegas would be home to the largest dispensary the world has seen so far. “Planet 13” calls itself a “cannabis superstore and entertainment complex.” With over 500 products, there is much to be seen in this 16,200-square-foot floor filled with many 420 delights.

Planet 13 is one of the latest additions to what many are referring to as “the green circle.” The city has plans to dominate the cannabis market with over 30 different dispensaries to choose from. Just like everything else in Las Vegas, they expect to offer the best of the best cannabis.

Something important to mention is that Nevada only allows marijuana that was grown within the state. Why is that relevant and worth discussing? Well, marijuana is best grown in a cool and humid climate and can be difficult to produce without the proper setting. Just listen to Berner explain what happens to your buds after being exposed to the Las Vegas dry air, which he discussed on the latest episode of Drink Champs.

Even though marijuana is legal for recreational use, the hotels and casinos have a very strict policy about smoking on their properties. During my visit to one of the casinos, I was approached by security regarding the blunt I had behind my ear. I was told not to smoke any marijuana on the property and if they catch me smoking I will be removed even if I have a room there. It would seem that the cities policies are progressing a lot faster than the casinos.

State Of The Culture Adding Eboni K. Williams As Co-Host

According to the REVOLT.TV website, starting in September, the “State of the Culture” cast will have a new edition. Eboni K. Williams will be added in as a co-host. No mention of anyone leaving the show, so one can only assume it will be the four talented people coming together to make the show even more entertaining. Eboni is an extremely intelligent with a Law degree and a very interesting background.

“Her diverse and esteemed background allows for a contemporary perspective that will be a welcomed addition to the ‘State of the Culture’ trio who are known to hold no punches when going in on the topics at hand.”

Head of Content and Development Robyn Lattaker-Johnson

If you are not familiar with Eboni’s background, her broadcasting experience includes hosting at news outlets such as Fox Sports, Fox News, and she was even featured on NBA 2K. In addition to that she also had correspondent and contributing roles at NFL Network, CNN, HLN, and CBS News.

“I’m looking forward to hearing Eboni add a new point-of-view on #SOTC. I am excited and eager for her to join the team and get to the shits.”

Host Joe Budden

Make sure to #tunein to “State of the Culture” which airs on TV Tuesday nights at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT and online on Mondays at 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT.

Will Hasbro make a movie about Deathrow Records?

According to recent reports, Hasbro purchased eOne for a sum of 4 billion dollars. In case you are not aware, Entertainment One, is a multimedia company that owns some children’s franchises such as; Peppa Pig, and PJ Masks. More importantly, eOne also has a music division that happens to be one of the largest independent labels in the industry raking in over 30 million in revenue in just the first quarter of 2019 alone. That same music division purchased Deathrow Records in 2013 and remains in their stable of content.

“The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling.”

Hasbro CEO, Brian Goldner

Hasbro is know for spawning TV shows and movies in order to promote it’s products. Some of it’s most successful movie franchises include Transformers, G.I. Joe, and the Power Rangers. In a statement by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, who celebrated this purchase by saying, “The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling.” Although this does not indicate and motive to dive into any kind of documentaries, one would assume with such a valuable set of musical assets that it would be in their best interest to utilize that content to maximize it’s return on the investment.

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Of course we all know how successful the NWA movie became, which led to other movies based on rappers such as the Tupac movie, All Eyez on me. There is so much left behind with potential for a full fledged movie to be created. It would be common sense to create one about the legend Snoop Dog who defeated a murder charge and ended up signing to No Limit Records to escape the mayhem of his former label. Not to mention many of the other Deathrow artists like, Nate Dogg, Crooked I, Kurupt, and many others.

Knowing the potential that exists, it would be foolish for Hasbro not to capitalize on the opportunities. As a fan of Deathrow records, I really hope to see more about the iconic label while they still have the ability to use the people that were involved in it’s success. We will just have to wait and see what Hasbro has planned.

Can Sony save the Spider-Man franchise from DOOM?

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After news broke about Disney and Sony failing to reach an agreement regarding their continued Spider-Man partnership, the internet was set ablaze. Social media was riddled with fury from all the Marvel fans and their feelings regarding the breakup.

Marvel fans were quick to criticize Sony for the decision. In an attempt to clear their name, Sony released a series of tweets on Tuesday evening regarding the discussion surrounding the profit-sharing dispute. Sony says it was “mischaracterized,” especially when it came to Feige’s role in the deal falling apart.

“We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film,” the studio said, adding that it hopes “this might change in the future.”

Is this truly another tragedy that comic fans will have to endure this summer, or could this be a unique opportunity for Sony to pivot the franchise in a new direction?

Let me explain…

Spider-Man and Batman: Disordered Minds

In 1995, a comic book mini series was published by Marvel Comics and DC Comics called: Disordered Minds . The plot involves the Joker and Carnage meeting because a psychiatrist attempts a failed experiment which enables the two villains to form an alliance. Batman and Spider-man are forced to team up to defeat this destructive duo.

With the massive success of Venom and the introduction of Carnage, why not set the stage for both of the super heroes to link up? Not to mention the fact that DC has to reboot Batman after loosing Ben Affleck. This would actual present DC with a rare opportunity to fix the problem they have in the DC Universe. Currently in production is, “The Batman”, which is a stand alone film that does not include the other Justice League. This movie is following the release of , “The Joker”, another DC reboot.

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The stars may be lined up just right for this to be a monumental match up. Only time will tell how this plays out. In the meantime we’ll have to wait and see what the creatives at Sony have in store for us.

New Beginnings

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Hello everyone!

This is your favorite ninja, Ivery Styles, here to welcome you to my refurbished website. I know it has been a minute since the last blog/vlog post. I’m back and I won’t be going anywhere but straight to the top.

What to expect going forward? Well, I have advanced my web development skills along with learning how to create different types of multimedia. I have teamed up with some of the most talented people online and around the Valley (Phoenix). There are several thing currently under development and will be exclusively available on this website. Make sure to follow my social media accounts for updates.

Before I go, I would like to thank all the people that have supported me over the years. It’s your love that motivates me to get bigger, faster , and stronger so that I can be my best self. Loyalty is priceless. I will always stand for those that stood for me.

Peace and love! ✌❤