Small Axe Anthology Trailer

If you haven’t seen this series, you should. It is excellent!! ~ V Synopsis: “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.” – Jamaican proverb. Small Axe is a collection of five films inspired by real-life events about ordinary people showing courage, belief, and resilience to overcome injustice and achieve something transformative in their West Indian community. The television debut by Academy … Continue reading Small Axe Anthology Trailer

“We Are the Pillar of Something New”: Steve McQueen, John Boyega and Letitia Wright on the Emotional Journey to Spotlight Black British Life in ‘Small Axe’

The director and actors discuss their film anthology about London’s West Indian community and embracing their power amid Hollywood’s racial reckoning: “I don’t care about trying to mesh in with the system in order to secretly work it.” John Boyega was in his first year at the University of Greenwich when he received what he considered a sign from God. During his film studies class, … Continue reading “We Are the Pillar of Something New”: Steve McQueen, John Boyega and Letitia Wright on the Emotional Journey to Spotlight Black British Life in ‘Small Axe’

ABC to Air ‘Black Panther’ and Chadwick Boseman Tribute Special Tonight

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios will pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman tonight with a special commercial-free airing of “Black Panther” on ABC, followed by a special examining the actor’s life and work. The unusual move is a sign of respect from the studio behind the Marvel movie that brought Boseman his greatest fame and pop culture impact. The respected actor died Friday at … Continue reading ABC to Air ‘Black Panther’ and Chadwick Boseman Tribute Special Tonight

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

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Thor’ Casts Unite for First Marvel Family Photo

30 minutes before the stars of Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok took to the Hall H stage at Comic-Con on Saturday, the worlds of Asgard and Wakanda collided backstage for the first-ever Marvel family photo of the two casts. Nineteen members of the Marvel universe — led by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige — posed for The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive portrait backstage just moments before the studio’s presentation. From the … Continue reading ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Thor’ Casts Unite for First Marvel Family Photo