After spending his entire acting career on one side of the camera, actor Michael B. Jordan is ready to make his directorial debut in Creed III.Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan on Making ‘Creed III’ His Directorial Debut”
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.Continue reading “What to Expect from Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors in ‘Creed III’”
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.Continue reading “‘Creed III’ Director Michael B. Jordan Brings Positive Change to Representation in Film”
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.Continue reading “Adonis Creed Returns to Fight Someone From His Past in ‘Creed III’ Trailer”
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”
Tessa Thompson returns as King Valkyrie in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder. The film premieres in theaters on July 8.Continue reading “‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Star Tessa Thompson on Representation and More”
Black hats and white hats assemble. It’s time to return to the Westworld. Westworld Season 4 is coming. And to celebrate our latest trip to the new world, we were given the opportunity to join the hosts and guests of the famed Delos park to discuss what’s in store for their characters and what new mysteries will be unlocked for the show’s return this coming Sunday, June 26 on HBO and HBO Max.Continue reading “Heading Back to ‘Westworld’ with the Stars and Showrunners of Season 4”
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’”
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’”
Being “white-passing” comes with a certain kind of privilege. One that can mean the difference between a life of discrimination or a life of luxury. Such a privilege is the topic of discussion in Passing, the brand new film based on the book by Nella Larsen, coming to Netflix and select theaters later this year.Continue reading “Nothing is Black and White in Monochromatic Trailer for ‘Passing’”
After a grueling week in San Diego, Dominic and Keith return to take stock of all of the bombshells that dropped during Marvel Studios’ lauded Hall H presentation. Plus, Keith speaks to A Wave Blue World VP of Sales and Marketing Lisa Wu and illustrator Steenz — who’s working on an upcoming anthology for AWBW this fall — live at the annual NOC Comic-Con meetup.
This week on Hard NOC Life, Shawn and Keith recap the week in Nerd Pop, by running down what happened at Comic-Con and diving into the rise of the Black Auteur and Afro-Surrealism.
It has been an experience watching people twist and bend, trying to slot Sorry to Bother You into some kind of familiar category. “It’s Michel Gondry married to Spike Jonze,” or “Wes Anderson by way of Charlie Kaufman.” Not only do these comparisons try to position this flawed masterpiece in a white filmmaker pantheon, but it also disrespects Boots Riley’s vision and execution. Let Riley live.
Oh yeah, let’s stop it with the Get Out comparisons. Lazy. Continue reading “‘Sorry to Bother You’: An Endorsement”