Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduced us to the thought that just because we know one person has worn the mask, doesn’t mean you can’t. Because, anyone can wear the mask. You can wear the mask. But to become Spider-Man, means accepting certain responsibilities and sacrifices of being a webslinger. And as the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer teases, Miles Morales discovers that just because he wants to be like his fellow Spider-Men, that doesn’t mean he has to do their thing. He’s going to do his own thing.Continue reading “‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Trailer Teases a Web-Tangling Multiverse”
As if Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t already show us how expansive the multiverse is by introducing not one, but five other Spider-Man heroes helping Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) save his universe from certain doom. But now, its sequel proves that the predecessor was only the tip of the iceberg. And the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse takes expanding the Spider-Verse to a whole new level.Continue reading “Miles Morales Returns in the ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Trailer”
Brandon Perea is still pinching himself over the very idea of himself in Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, Nope. Perea plays Angel, the Fry’s employee who befriends siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) as they embark on their mission to capture images of the U.F.O. that terrorizes their horse ranch.Continue reading “Brandon Perea Finds New Messages with Each Screening of ‘Nope’”
Please forgive me. I couldn’t resist. Universal just released a new poster for their horror Summer tentpole, from the mind of Jordan Peele, Nope. And the movie continues to look bonkers!Continue reading “New Poster for Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Has Us Saying ‘Neigh’”
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Nope. Peele promises to bring a new kind of pop nightmare to the expansive horror genre for his third directorial effort. Though the trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the plot, we can only assume that the kite string attached to the dark cloud that hovers above the dusty California gulch means doom for all those underneath it.Continue reading “‘Nope’ Trailer Teases Jordan Peele’s Latest Scares from Above the Clouds”
We have it, folks. We finally have the name, movie poster, and official release date for the next Jordan Peele cultural masterpiece. Nope, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun will be dropping July 22, 2022, with a note highlighting how select sequences were filmed with IMAX cameras.Continue reading “Jordan Peele Reveals Poster for ‘Nope’ Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun”
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’”
While the details of Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Jesus Christ are debated, Judas goes down in history as one of the most infamous traitors — all over 30 pieces of silver. Maybe Judas didn’t like the fact that the people hailed Christ as a “Messiah” — a title the FBI used as code names for Black radical liberators in the 1960s to the late 1970s. One such “Messiah” is the young Black Panther activist and Chicago native Fred Hampton, mercilessly killed thanks to Black a panther Party (BPP) infiltrator and informant William O’Neal, FBI Agent Roy Mitchell, and J. Edgar Hoover.Continue reading “NOC Sundance Review: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’”
With regard to director Shaka King’s masterpiece, the aforementioned sentiment goes double for Kaluuya’s fellow cast members Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Dominique Thorne, and Jesse Plemons. Judas and the Black Messiah follows the life and times, and tragic end, of Fred Hampton (played by Kaluuya), the Black Panther Party Chairman of the Illinois chapter in the late 1960s. Most importantly, the film lays bare the attempts of the FBI to infiltrate and destabilize Hampton’s civil rights campaigns through the aid of petty criminal William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) after applying enough pressure on O’Neal to force him into working as their informant.Continue reading “Give Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield Their Roses for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’”
With historic Oscar nominations for Get Out and record-breaking ticket pre-sales for Black Panther, 2018 is shaping up to be a watershed year for mainstream genre pictures that center Black characters. Acclaimed speculative fiction writers and educators Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, who currently offer an online course dedicated to Jordan Peele’s box office phenomenon, join Keith for a frank discussion of both films and their place in American popular culture.
This will be a collective review between Edward Hong and Josephine Chang. First, Edward provides a bite sized non-spoiler review for Jordan Peele’s Get Out while Josephine will go in deep to discuss the film in full detail. So for those wary of spoilers, you are safe!