Lupita Nyong’o on Keeping It Together as Cyber Expert in ‘The 355’

Lupita Nyong’o is not a stranger to action. She’s fought zombies in Little Monsters and dominated Marvel screens as the Wakandan warrior spy Nakia in Black Panther. Now, in this week’s release of the film The 355, Nyong’o is joining an international team of secret agents to stop a powerful weapon from falling into the wrong hands.

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Comedian Nick Kroll on Returning for Illumination’s ‘Sing 2’

Nick Kroll is back as the voice of Gunter in Illumination’s Sing 2. The film, which is a sequel to Sing, combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, and breathtaking artistry. Sing 2 is in theaters on December 22!

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Pop Star Tori Kelly Talks All Things ‘Sing 2’

Tori Kelly reprises her role as Meena in Illumination’s Sing 2. The film, which is a sequel to Sing, combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, and breathtaking artistry. Sing 2 hits theaters on December 22!

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Spending ‘Last Night in Soho’ with Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

If you have not seen Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns’ Last Night in Soho yet, don’t sleep on it! It is a profound, and beautifully constructed indictment of toxic masculinity that features fantastic performances, and stunning imagery and music. Recently, we were given the opportunity to attend a roundtable with the duo behind the film, along with other members of the press as well.

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Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande to Star in Movie Adaptation of Broadway’s ‘Wicked’

Wicked, Universal Pictures’ film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, has found Elphaba and Glinda in Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande, respectively. The film adaptation is being helmed by In the Heights director Jon M. Chu.

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Making 007 Look Good with Costume Designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb

With No Time to Die firing up the box office, Bond is indeed back with style. And for a 60 year beloved franchise known for its good looks, that style is everything. The look of the 007 franchise has been hugely influential on pop culture as we know it today. And for every iteration of such a legendary franchise, the challenge becomes how to make 60 years worth of style look continuously fresh with every film. That’s where famed costume designer, Suttirat Anne Larlarb comes into the picture!

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Rami Malek on Reinventing the Bond Villain in ‘No Time to Die’

No Time to Die is finally here! All week long we’ve been counting down to the release of the movie with interviews with the cast and director, so thank you folks for sticking with us! We’ve been fortunate enough to be graced by the presences of Cary Fukunaga, Jeffrey Wright and Billy Magnussen, Lea Seydoux, and Lashana Lynch! But, as is the case with all Bond villains, we’ve saved the most devious reveal for last! We had a chance to talk to Safin himself – the incredible Oscar and Emmy winning actor, Rami Malek!

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Watch the New Trailer for New Espionage Thriller, ‘The 355’

The 355 is directed by Simon Kinberg with screenplay by Theresa Rebeck and Kinberg, from a story by Rebeck. The espionage thriller stars Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Édgar Ramirez, and Sebastian Stan. The 355 will be released in theaters on January 7.

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Lashana Lynch on Being the First Black, Female 007 in ‘No Time to Die’

One day more, until No Time to Die hits theaters everyone! And our final two interviews for 007 week are incredible! Today, I’m pleased to announce we are unveiling our interview with Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi the first woman of color to inherit the mantle of 007!

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Evil Dies Tonight: ‘Halloween Kills’ Shares New ‘Look Inside’

Jamie Lee Curtis assures us that Halloween Kills, the upcoming installment to the iconic Michael Myers and Laurie Strode saga, is a very different movie. In the new featurette from Universal Pictures, director David Gordon Green (Halloween, 2018) talks about raising the stakes with the franchise’s newest film, promising a “bigger, badder, nastier” version of the story we’ve known the last four decades.

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Lea Seydoux from ‘No Time to Die’ on the History of the Bond Girl

James Bond will return in two more days! All this week, we’ve been counting down to Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 in No Time to Die, hitting theaters this Friday. And as part of the countdown, we’ve revealed our interviews with stars Jeffrey Wright and Billy Magnussen, and director Cary Fukanaga. Today we would like to reveal our interview with leading lady, Lea Seydoux!

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Jeffrey Wright and Billy Magnussen Discuss Their Characters in ‘No Time to Die’

The 007 countdown continues! To commemorate the release of the final Daniel Craig 007 film, No Time to Die, we are delighted to share a series of interviews with the film’s ever talented cast and crew. Yesterday we shared with you our discussion with director Cary Fukunaga. Today we’re sitting down with 007 veteran, and brilliant actor overall, Jeffrey Wright, and new to the 007 franchise (but no less brilliant) Billy Magnussen.

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‘No Time to Die’ Director Cary Fukunaga Takes on the 007 Legacy

It’s 007 week here at The Nerds of Color, folks! I’ve already raved about the film in our NOC Review last week. But to countdown to the release of Daniel Craig’s triumphant finale as Bond, James Bond, we are releasing one interview a day with the folks who brought us the stunning conclusion to the the Craig era of 007!

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NOC Review: ‘No Time to Die’ is Capital Closure for Craig

It’s a bittersweet experience walking into the final installment of a film franchise you’ve enjoyed for 15 years. Something about the finality of a series you’ve seen grow and develop over the years hits you in the feels. Yes, I know Bond’s been around for close to 60 years. And yes, I grew up watching Bond movies like everyone else. I was nine when Goldeneye came out, and saw all of the Brosnan films as well when they hit theaters too. But to be honest those just didn’t register on any emotional level for me. I simply didn’t care about the character or the franchise unless I was playing as him on N64. That was until Daniel Craig came along.

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Catch Jamie Lee Curtis in the Final Trailer for ‘Halloween Kills’

September is almost over, which means October is here, which means it’s officially spooky season. And what better way to ring in said season than with one of the icons of Halloween? Enter Jamie Lee Curtis in the final trailer for Halloween Kills, coming to theaters and streaming only on Peacock, October 15. The franchise’s latest installment is the 12th in a series that has come to encapsulate the true spirit of the night it’s named after.

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New Official Poster for ‘Last Night in Soho’ Drops

We are gearing up for the release of Edgar Wright’s latest masterpiece, Last Night in Soho! After earning rave reviews out of the Venice Film Festival, Wright is ready to shake up cinema once again for audiences everywhere, as the film makes its debut on October 29!

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NOC Interview: Tiffany Haddish Discusses Her New Film, ‘The Card Counter’

Tiffany Haddish stars as La Linda in Focus Features’ The Card Counter. The film is a new dark thriller that comes from Paul Schrader and deals with both the idea of redemption and revenge. The Card Counter hits theaters on September 10.

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New Trailer for ‘Last Night in Soho’ Will Haunt Your Dreams

Upon its debut at the Venice Film Festival last week, Edgar Wright’s latest received rave reviews, promising that we’re in for a night we’ll never forget! And why wouldn’t this be the case? Wright is arguably one of the best writer-directors working in the industry today!

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‘Candyman’ and the Importance of On-Screen Black Positivity

So it’s August 24, 2021. Well, obviously not today, unless I finally caught a time traveler in the act, but that was the day I saw Candyman in theaters. Which for the sake of this article, is a very important date.

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Bond is Back in the Final Trailer for ‘No Time To Die’

It’s a fine day for trailers, folks! In addition to this morning’s surprise drop of the next future horror classic from James Wan, we’re now being treated to the final trailer for the Daniel Craig’s last ride as 007, No Time To Die!

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‘Candyman’ is Horror with Something on its Mind

Candyman (2021) is Nia DaCosta’s conversation with the original 1992 classic. You know the story: in 1870, freed slave Daniel Robitaille (the amazing Tony Todd) was an artist who fell in love with a white woman. Her father had him tortured, mutilated and killed, his left hand replaced with a hook. Say his name five times while looking in the mirror, the story goes, and he will return and seek vengeance.

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See the Trailer for Justin Chon’s ‘Blue Bayou’

You know I’m a sucker for stories featuring Asian Americans in the south. That’s why I created a whole podcast to highlight said stories. So you better believe I’ll be at the theater on September 17 when Focus Features’ Blue Bayou is released!

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