Golden Trailer Awards: ‘Black Panther,’ Netflix Top Winners List

No surprise here. We knew Black Panther would win some awards for outstanding marketing/advertising of the movie. ‘Black Panther’ took home the top honor and the most awards of any one film at the 19th annual ceremony, while ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Westworld’ won big in the television category. Black Panther took home the top honor and the most awards of any one film at the … Continue reading Golden Trailer Awards: ‘Black Panther,’ Netflix Top Winners List

Michael B. Jordan Explains Why He Originally Turned Down ‘Fahrenheit 451’

“I wasn’t interested in playing an authoritative figure,” Jordan told THR, citing “what’s going on in the world with police and my community.” “Being a black man, I didn’t want to play somebody who’s an oppressor,” Michael B. Jordan told The Hollywood Reporter during the Drama Actor Roundtable on why he originally turned down his role in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451.  I just didn’t want that … Continue reading Michael B. Jordan Explains Why He Originally Turned Down ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Letitia Wright’s Met Gala look inspired by Ethiopian pastors

Despite this year’s Catholic theme, many Met Gala attendees showed up on Monday’s red carpet in the usual parade of high-slit, plunging, and dangerously sheer designer dresses — but not “Black Panther” breakout star Letitia Wright, whose custom Coach look was equal parts conservative and dress code-appropriate. “Letitia is a very religious person, so we wanted to stay true to who she is while also … Continue reading Letitia Wright’s Met Gala look inspired by Ethiopian pastors

Here’s every superhero movie (Marvel, DC Films, and Fox) coming out through 2020

Now that you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War, here’s when you’ll get your next superhero fix. And the one after that. And the one after that. Studios have announced a whopping 14 superhero films to be released through the end of 2019 — and those are just the ones with confirmed premiere dates. The number isn’t surprising considering even last fall’s Justice League raked in more than … Continue reading Here’s every superhero movie (Marvel, DC Films, and Fox) coming out through 2020

Today: Saudi Arabia Prepares for First Public Cinema Opening in 35 Years

‘Black Panther’ is set to make history on Wednesday night in Riyadh, with 40 seconds of the film having been cut by local censors. For Saudi Arabia’s film industry, April 18, 2018 should go down in history. At roughly 9 p.m. in Riyadh (11 a.m. PT), around 600 guests will sit down in a refitted ultra-modern conference hall in the King Abdullah Financial District to … Continue reading Today: Saudi Arabia Prepares for First Public Cinema Opening in 35 Years

It Happened: Black Panther Just Crushed Titanic’s 21-Year-Old Box Office Record

Now, Black Panther has taken down the Titanic. Black Panther train is showing no signs of slowing down. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest superhero story ripped through the box office following its Feb. 16 debut, bringing in hundreds of millions and even earning Oscar buzz. Naturally, the film has also been demolishing box office records previously held by pop-culture juggernauts such as The Dark Knight … Continue reading It Happened: Black Panther Just Crushed Titanic’s 21-Year-Old Box Office Record

‘Black Panther’ to Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

WOW! Another first for Black Panther. Wakanda forever. Marvel’s superhero blockbuster will help open the first movie theater in Saudi Arabia on April 18, ending a 35-year ban on cinemas. Black Panther is set to make some more history. Marvel’s record-breaking superhero blockbuster — which has already amassed north of $1.2 billion since launching in February — will herald Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited return to the … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ to Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

Samuel L. Jackson: How I Became an Usher at Martin Luther King Jr.’s Funeral (Guest Column)

On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination, the actor recalls how the tragedy propelled him into activism and why he staged a lock-in that got him expelled from college. Samuel L. Jackson was a sophomore at Morehouse College in Atlanta when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Four days later, Jackson participated in a march … Continue reading Samuel L. Jackson: How I Became an Usher at Martin Luther King Jr.’s Funeral (Guest Column)

Donald Glover Says He Wasn’t “Too Busy” to Work on ‘Deadpool’ Series, Shares Script

It was announced over the weekend that FX, Glover and Stephen Glover would no longer be involved in the animated series. In Glover’s 15-page script, Deadpool asks: “Do you think they canceled the show because of racism?” Donald Glover on Tuesday took to Twitter (which he rarely does) to share a script for the now defunct animated Deadpool series —  which is about the series being … Continue reading Donald Glover Says He Wasn’t “Too Busy” to Work on ‘Deadpool’ Series, Shares Script

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Invests in App Aimed at Improving Our Criminal-Justice System

Want to know what phase the moon is in? There’s an app for that. Want to track your meals? There are dozens of apps for that. Want to see which works of art your face resembles? There’s an app for that, too. Want to address mass incarceration? Well, Jay-Z—and many others—are hoping a new app may be the answer. The rapper and mogul’s entertainment company, … Continue reading Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Invests in App Aimed at Improving Our Criminal-Justice System