It has been an incredible year for films. And I think most would agree with us that among the many highlights from this year have been the absolute joys of viewing three of the finest movies to come out in the past year: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Glass Onion, and the outstanding RRR. And this year, the Hollywood Critics Association is going to recognize the efforts of the folks who brought these films to life in their 6th Annual HCA Film Awards: legendary actress Angela Bassett, master storyteller Rian Johnson, and the entire cast and crew of the amazing RRR.Continue reading “HCA Film Awards to Honor Angela Bassett, Rian Johnson, and ‘RRR’”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is, at its core, a moving drama about the grief of a nation for their lost King T’Challa and the grief of his closes loved ones. But the film also takes a deeper dive into the geopolitics of the MCU, and really our own world and how the legacy of colonialism, European slavery of Africans, Indigenous genocide, and the pillaging of resources of Black and brown countries continues to this day.Continue reading “‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Explores Geopolitics and Shows the MCU Can Go Further”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently ruling the box office. And to celebrate the triumphant return of Wakanda’s greatest protector, our friends at Funko invited us to their megastore in Los Angeles for a morning of fun merchandise previews and a surprise panel with Marvel Studios’ Director of Production and Development, Kyana Davidson. See below for what Davidson had to say about the film, and for some fun photos of today’s festivities.Continue reading “Celebrating ‘Wakanda Forever’ at Funko HQ”
How do a filmmaker and his crew pick up the pieces of a story shattered by the heartbreaking loss of a fallen family member, who was both a protagonist and king? That was certainly the question left several days after the death of the incredible Chadwick Boseman, who passed away from colon cancer in August 2020, shortly after writer/director Ryan Coogler had just finished the first draft of his script for the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther.Continue reading “NOC Review: The ‘Black Panther’ Lives On in ‘Wakanda Forever’”
Marvel Studios has released the newest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s a sequel that promises to be one of the most exciting and also most emotional as it respectfully addresses the tragic loss of the beloved King T’Challa, played Chadwick Boseman, who sadly died of cancer in 2020. But rather than recast the role, Marvel decided to pass on the title of Black Panther to a different character, one that has yet to be revealed to the world.Continue reading “Namor Makes a Grand Entrance in the ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Trailer”
It’s no exaggeration to say that one of the best names in storytelling today is Laika! I’ve said it before, shouted it to the heavens, and will do so continuously and vigorously until the rest of the world sees it too. Which is why I couldn’t be more excited for their next release, Wildwood!Continue reading “Laika Announces Cast for ‘Wildwood’”
Today, Variety dropped some exclusive news regarding Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Insiders at Variety reported earlier today that Coel would be joining the elite cast of the film amid airtight details surrounding the ensemble.Continue reading “Michaela Coel Set to Join Incredible Cast of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’”
If there were two words I would use to describe Gunpowder Milkshake it would be “wasted talent.”
I really wanted to like this one. These are some of the finest actresses ever to grace the screen. Karen Gillan is a badass. Lena Headey is incredible. Angela Bassett is a talent powerhouse. Carla Gugino has always been one of the most underrated character actresses ever. And Michelle Yeoh is simply a legend. But unfortunately the awkward direction of this movie fails them hard in a film that should absolutely be better than it actually is.Continue reading “NOC Review: This ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ is Unfortunately Bland”
Gunpowder Milkshake director Navot Papushado feels blessed when he brings up the cast of his upcoming action film starring Karen Gillan, Lena Heady, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, Chloe Coleman, and Paul Giamatti.Continue reading “NOC Interview: ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Director Navot Papushado”
Netflix released new images of the badass characters from their upcoming action film, Gunpowder Milkshake. The images are of the film’s stars Karen Gillan, Lena Heady, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and Angela Bassett — all holding dangerous weapons of their choice.Continue reading “‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Character Posters and Their Weapons of Choice”
Netflix recently released the trailer and poster for the upcoming action film Gunpowder Milkshake. In the film that has the ultimate team-up of Karen Gillan, Carla Gugino, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, and Angela Bassett, we can expect so much bad-assery.Continue reading “‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Trailer and Poster Shows Just How Killer These Women Are”
Netflix’s anticipated action film Gunpowder Milkshake dropped their trailer early this morning and our jaws just dropped.Continue reading “‘Gunpowder Millshake’ Trailer is Filled with Explosive Action”
We have news about the anticipated film Gunpowder Milkshake starring ALL OF OUR FAVORITE PEOPLE, including Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Chloe Coleman, and Paul Giamatti. For the past year, we have been seeing images and videos posted by the stars themselves and with no information regarding the film itself.
We finally got something! Cue the “We did it, Joe” gif!
Black adult women aren’t often depicted in animation. Most of the Black female characters are kids or teens or little-seen moms. Some notable central characters include: Storm. Trudy Proud and Big Mama. Donna Tubbs. Uhm, the Muses? There aren’t very many. It’s the Mrs. Frozone problem, off-screen and never developed. (Pixar could stand to improve upon that problem in particular.)Continue reading “No More Mrs. Frozone: Black Women Characters in Pixar’s ‘Soul’”
Several years ago, I wrote about the Transformers movie that broke me. Revenge of the Fallen wasn’t just a bad movie, it soured me on Transformers altogether. I was resigned to let the iconic toys and cartoons of my youth stay there in the past, and accepted that Michael Bay’s overindulgent vision for Transformers — awash in testosterone and jingoism — would never sync with my memories of the property.
Then I saw Bumblebee.
If you haven’t heard by now, the Black Panther teaser trailer has been released. And it’s pretty lit! Check out the trailer below:
Yesterday, it was announced that Spartacus: War of the Damned star Cynthia Addai-Robinson has been cast as Amanda Waller in season two of The CW’s Arrow. This casting news came pretty quickly considering rumors of Waller appearing in Arrow only surfaced a few days ago. Confirmation of her presence in the Arrow-verse is further proof that season two will be including more of the DC Comics mythology than was delivered in the first season. In addition to Waller, there will be story arcs involving Deadshot and Bronze Tiger (played by Michael Jai White) which pretty much confirms that the Suicide Squad is coming to Starling City (Is it wrong that I’m still bothered by the name of the city in this show?), not to mention the much-hyped appearance of The Flash/Barry Allen some time during the season.
Addai-Robinson’s take on Amanda Waller won’t be the first stab at the character in live action. In fact, multiple actresses have tackled the role in recent years, showing that The Wall is a major structural foundation of any iteration of the DC Universe (ha, see what I did there?). After the jump, we’re going to look back at all of the acclaimed actresses who have brought Amanda Waller to life. From CCH Pounder to Pam Grier and Angela Bassett, Cynthia Addai-Robinson is going to have some rather large shoes to fill (well, not that large, since it seems The CW is going with the slimmed-down and sexed-up New 52 version of the character. Ugh, have I mentioned how much I dislike the DCnU?)