‘The Menu’ Director and Stars Dish All About This Delectable Delight

Searchlight Pictures’ The Menu is getting served up to theaters this week. And we can’t wait for audiences to witness this delightfully devious horror comedy satire. To commemorate its release, The Nerds of Color was invited to attend the press conference for the film, alongside its stars and director. Click here to see what they had to say about the film.

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What to Expect from Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors in ‘Creed III’

The Creed franchise was so much more than a boxing film. It’s a celebration of Black culture through the lens of an underdog sports movie. In it, we witnessed the rise of a champion in Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) who not only stepped out of his father’s shadow, a father he never knew but also faced his demons fighting his father’s killer while also telling a powerful Black love story. And we get to see how all of that evolves in Jordan’s directorial debut, Creed III.

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‘Creed III’ Director Michael B. Jordan Brings Positive Change to Representation in Film

Creed III is the third chapter of the titular film franchise and marks Michael B. Jordan‘s directorial debut. While the sequel won’t see Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa, it takes Adonis Creed (Jordan) in a new direction as he is forced to confront his past when Anderson Dame (Jonathan Majors), a former friend turned new boxing rival blames him for his previous incarnation and attempts to claim the title of world champion by humiliating him on the biggest stage.

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Adonis Creed Returns to Fight Someone From His Past in ‘Creed III’ Trailer

Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is about to step back into the ring for the third time. In the first two films, the championship boxer stepped out of his father, Apollo Creed’s (Carl Weathers) shadow, and faced the son of the man who killed his father. And as the Creed III trailer reveals, he will discover that he cannot outrun his past when a former friend (Jonathan Majors) becomes a bitter boxing rival.

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Mindy Kaling Explains Why She Identified with ‘Velma’ Growing Up

Mindy Kaling, who is also an executive producer, voices Velma in the new series named after the iconic character, which is set to premiere in 2023 on HBO Max. At New York Comic Con, I had the pleasure of attending a press conference with the talented actress and Charlie Grandy!

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Cast on Becoming a Part of Family Halloween Traditions

When the first Hocus Pocus was released 29 years ago, it received little fanfare. But despite its critical and commercial shortcomings, the film became a cult classic and built a coven that would demand a sequel. And since we are living in the streaming age, a Hocus Pocus 2 has a place where that could work.

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Five Fun Facts from the ‘Samaritan’ Press Conference

Stallone is a legend! There’s simply no question about that. As an actor, a humanitarian, a multiple Academy Award nominee, and now as a superhero! This week marks the release of Sly’s new film, Samaritan. And to celebrate, The Nerds of Color was given the opportunity to attend the press conference for the subversive take on the superhero genre, where we had the opportunity to learn more about the film from Stallone himself, along with co-stars Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones), Dascha Polanco (In The Heights), and Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton (The Umbrella Academy).

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‘Lightyear’ Composer Michael Giacchino on Storytelling Through Music

A movie score is one of the emotional hooks that draws audiences into that world. Whether the film is a sci-fi thriller or romantic comedy, it’s the kind of music that connects you with what’s going on within the frame. But for Lightyear composter Michael Giacchino, the score is much more than an assembly of notes that makes a movie sound good. It’s also something that tells a story.

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‘Lightyear’ Creative Team Discusses its Place within the ‘Toy Story’ Universe

Lightyear is not exactly what you’d call a prequel. Its opening exposition tells us it is based on the toy that Andy got as a gift for his birthday, and that it was from his favorite movie. So for the first time, audiences everywhere will get to see the title space ranger’s origins story.

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Jon Huertas on the Series Finale of ‘This Is Us’

While covering the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet, I had the chance to speak with Jon Huertas. The actor portrays Miguel in the award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, This Is Us, which has its series finale tonight at 9 PM ET on NBC.

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Multiverse at the ‘Doctor Strange’ Press Conference

The madness has begun! Earlier this week, members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, were invited to partake in the press conference for the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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Pixar’s Approach to Making ‘Lightyear’ a Sci-Fi Epic

Pixar may be known for its originals, but the animation studio has also produced a few sequels and prequels for its unforgettable films. While the Toy Story films may have given us a glimpse at Woody’s history, Lightyear serves as the definitive origins story for the brave space ranger that we all know and love. But rather than follow the character as a toy, the spinoff is presented to us as one of Andy’s favorite Sci-Fi films. As such, director Angus MacLane assembled a group of talented artists to achieve that cinematic look and feel that one gets when watching a Sci-Fi movie like Star Wars and Aliens.

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The ‘Secrets’ Revealed at the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Press Conference

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 10 years since the final Harry Potter movie debuted in theaters. And since then, we’ve seen the Wizarding World expand significantly. With sites like Pottermore, upcoming games like the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy, and of course the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, we know (for better or worse) the Hogwarts Express is just going to continue chugging along, as the stories continue.

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Disney’s ‘Better Nate Than Ever’ is a Musical All About Finding Yourself

Based on the award-winning novel by Tim Federle, Better Nate Than Ever tells the story of 13-year old Nate Foster (Rueby Wood) who has big dreams of being on Broadway, but the only problem is that no one would take a chance on him. That is, until his best friend Libby (Aria Brooks) tells him about an opportunity to audition for a Broadway production of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch in New York City.

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The ‘Moon Knight’ Team on the Making of the Series

Moon Knight meets the hype as one of the most standout Marvel Studios productions. Combing elements of psychology, horror, Egyptology (that for once doesn’t feel Orientalist), and action-adventure, it’s sure to make a distinct impression on audiences so used to the Marvel formula. But what exactly went into the creative process of this series?

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‘Turning Red’ Cast Gets Real about Friendships, Concerts, and Growing Pains

Unlike some of the one-dimensional female friendship and coming of age films of the past, Disney•Pixar’s Turning Red takes an honest look at the connections we have with our friends. What’s more, the film does it through the lens of a Chinese Canadian 13-year-old.

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Co-Directors Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin Talk ‘DOG’ at the Film’s Press Conference

DOG is directed by Reid Carolin, who also serves as a co-writer, and Channing Tatum, who stars in the film as Army Ranger Briggs. Before the film’s release, I had the chance to attend a press conference with the duo, where they discussed many different aspects of making the comedy. The movie is now in theaters!

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The Cast of ‘This Is Us’ Reflects on the Show’s Most Moving Moments

As part of the 2022 TCA Winter Press Tour, I attended a panel for the final chapter of This Is Us with Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Jon Huertas, and Creator/Executive Producer Dan Fogelman. New episodes of season six return on Tuesday, February 22 on NBC.

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Exploring the Extras of ‘Eternals’ on Digital

For anyone following my reviews, you’ve most likely read my thoughts on Eternals this past November. To summarize, overall, I think this is a perfectly lovely, and bold film that challenges the traditional convention for the Marvel Cinematic Universe template, taking more from Alan Moore’s Watchmen than Avengers. I realize it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s fine. But for me, Chloé Zhao brought something incredibly unique into this 27-film franchise that I find severely underrated and quite special in its own right.

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Looking Good and Feeling Good at ‘The King’s Man’ Press Conference

In 2014, audiences were introduced to Kingsman — an independent secret service agency hidden in a tailor shop in London, dedicated to saving the world. It’s been seven years and three films since, and the world introduced in Matthew Vaughn’s gonzo spy spectacle has only grown bigger and crazier. And this Christmas, audiences will get to truly witness the bloody beginnings of this organization, when The King’s Man hits theaters next Wednesday, December 22!

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Matthew Vaughn Reveals More Plans for ‘The Kingsman’ Franchise

Matthew Vaughn is a busy man.

His latest film from the Kingsman franchise, The King’s Man, is set to release on December 22. He’s working on post-production for his spy thriller Argylle and setting up pre-production on the third installment of the Kingsman films — The Kingsman: The Blue Blood. With so many projects, that doesn’t stop the 50-year-old director from planning out the rest of the Kingsman films, including the Statesman, and plans for The King’s Man sequels, if the film does well.

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The ‘Eternals’ Arrive on Blu-ray and 4K in February

As previously reported, Eternals is finally arriving to homes everywhere this January! And they’re bringing a whole slew of awesome special features and deleted scenes! Now, folks who weren’t able to make it to the theaters will finally get to see the ambitious and bold work of director Chloé Zhao, and her intergalactic, epic impact on the MCU!

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