Keith is back with Britney to review Thor: Love and Thunder and episode five of Ms. Marvel on this episode of Hard NOC Life. What’s #NerdPoppin: The Umbrella Acadmey on Netflix and Talkville, the Smallville rewatch podcast with Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 274: Take Me Down to Omnipotence City”
Yeah. I know. We’re at a point with the MCU where critics and audiences are feeling fatigue, and becoming harder to please. And that’s totally reasonable. We get a Marvel Studios product at least once a month. And maybe some work better than others.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is Thunderously Entertaining and Full of Heart”
Chris Hemsworth portrays Steve Abnesti in Netflix’s new genre-bending and darkly funny psychological thriller, Spiderhead. The film, which is based on The New Yorker short story by George Saunders, will be released on June 17. Hemsworth also serves as a producer.Continue reading “Chris Hemsworth Discusses His Unique Role in ‘Spiderhead’”
Marvel Studios has released a brand-new trailer and poster for Thor: Love and Thunder! Directed by Taika Waititi, the God of Thunder’s upcoming adventure includes a trek to Olympus where Zeus (Russell Crowe) reigns supreme. Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum will serve as producers.Continue reading “Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’”
Directed by Joseph Kosinski comes Netflix’s new genre-bending and darkly funny psychological thriller. Spiderhead, which was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, stars Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Mark Paguio, and Tess Haubrich. Based on The New Yorker short story by George Saunders, the film will be released on June 17.Continue reading “Watch the Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Spiderhead’”
After much anticipation, the official teaser trailer and new poster for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder are finally here! Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige as well as Brad Winderbaum, the movie will reveal what’s next for the God of Thunder.Continue reading “Check Out the New Teaser for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’”
Chris Hemsworth took the virtual stage at TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event to update fans on what’s next for Extraction. The actor is officially returning for Extraction 2 and Tyler Rake is still alive! The new film will be directed by Sam Hargrave and is produced by Joe and Anthony Russo.Continue reading “Chris Hemsworth Gives an Update on the ‘Extraction’ Sequel”
After it demolished box office records around the globe, we finally talk about Avengers: Endgame! Though the film has been out for more than a week, you should be aware that the discussion will be filled with spoilers throughout.
“We’re in the endgame now.” The ominous words of Doctor Strange rang in everyone’s ears almost one year ago today. After months of crazy anticipation, and intense speculation by fans, we’re finally going to get closure and see what those words truly mean.Continue reading “The Avengers Assemble for the ‘Endgame’”
So Misty Copeland and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, two of my favorite superheroes, have spoken out against the Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank for his support of President Donald Trump. The athletic clothing company sponsors both A-list superstars. That’s both awesome and to be expected given that both Copeland and Johnson are the epitome of Black/Asian Excellence.
My question however is this. Marvel CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter gave a $1 million to Trump’s presidential campaign and continues to support his administration. Why aren’t any of the white actors from Marvel Studios stepping up and calling him out like Copeland and Johnson did Plank?
This weekend, Universal Pictures’ Huntsman sequel Winter’s War — which brought back stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron along with franchise newcomers Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain — failed to top the box office, bringing in a paltry $20 million despite a massive production budget, a marketing campaign that promised a sort of live-action mashup with Disney’s Frozen and Brave, and a cast full of bona fide movie stars. Well, they keep telling us they’re movie stars. Take Hemsworth, for example. Since the last Huntsman movie, and not counting his Marvel ones, his films have all disappointed at the box office. If “bankable” results are the criteria for movie stardom, why does Thor get a pass? The NOCs come back to the Roundtable to discuss.
So… The trailer for the new Ghostbusters film hit today. I am a really big fan of the original first film, and I enjoyed the much misunderstood second. I was really looking forward to this reboot. The new (all woman) cast looked stellar. I love the idea of an all-woman ghostbusting squad. I think there are opportunities for a completely different type of humor that would be a welcome relief from the smarmy, white guy charm of the original two films. I damn near broke my tablet trying to watch it.
Sometimes being a Nerd of Color is difficult. Often, the sci-fi you watch marries awesome next-gen splatterpunk visuals with horrid White Man’s Burden political sentiments, or the games you play offer wickedly fun three-dimensional gameplay with healthy servings of amoral misogyny and racial epithets. But often it’s pretty easy – each and every Wednesday new worlds reveal the secrets of earthbound metahumans and iron-masked despots and immortal ronin and sentient bacteria and techno-organic telepaths and rubber geniuses and fighter pilots with imagination rings. The comic industry may not accurately render tomorrow, but it can always take you somewhere you never thought you could go.Continue reading “Stretching Spandex Over Melanin Won’t Make Comics More Diverse”