Grammys: ‘Black Panther’ Scores First Album of the Year Soundtrack Nod Since 2000

HUGE CONGRATS!! Along with soundtracks and songs from movies, notable Hollywood figures were nominated for music’s highest honor, including Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Donald Glover, among others. The nominations for the 2019 Grammys were unveiled on Friday morning, during which Black Panther became the third music soundtrack to earn an album of the year nod in the last 25 years. The LP features efforts from … Continue reading Grammys: ‘Black Panther’ Scores First Album of the Year Soundtrack Nod Since 2000

Women of Black Panther inspired generations with their fierce performances

“You can judge a nation, and how successful it will be, based on how it treats its women and its girls.” That’s a real-life 2014 quote from President Barack Obama, but it applies perfectly to the fictional realm of Wakanda. The advanced African nation from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ruled by a warrior king who defends his homeland with the help of vibranium-enhanced armor … Continue reading Women of Black Panther inspired generations with their fierce performances

Ryan Coogler Signs on to Write and Direct ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

YYYYEEEEESSSSS! The filmmaker behind the $1.3 billion hit is expected to begin penning the follow-up next year, say sources. Ryan Coogler is going back to Wakanda. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the filmmaker behind Marvel’s landmark Black Panther has quietly closed a deal to write and direct the sequel. While the move was expected — Marvel wanted to keep the creative team as intact … Continue reading Ryan Coogler Signs on to Write and Direct ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

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

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

The Global Significance of ‘Black Panther’ (Guest Column – Alan Jenkins)

American film and television have long been among the United States’ most capacious exports, sending to overseas audiences a pernicious inventory of racial tropes, stereotypes and distortions. Those misperceptions arrived in Asia years before my brother did. The Opportunity Agenda president Alan Jenkins writes that after years of exporting harmful depictions of Black men and women to the world, Hollywood has an “export of which … Continue reading The Global Significance of ‘Black Panther’ (Guest Column – Alan Jenkins)

The ‘Black Panther’ Revolution

How Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler created the most radical superhero movie of all time Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called Gods of Egypt. It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became infamous for whitewashing – casting, as ancient African deities, a white guy from Scotland, a white guy from Denmark and at … Continue reading The ‘Black Panther’ Revolution

‘Black Panther’ Composer Scored a 4-Hour Cut of the Movie

Director Ryan Coogler pushed Ludwig Goransson to use as many African sounds as possible, which led him to a South African library and its “collection of about 500 different instruments that don’t really exist anymore.” Ludwig Goransson helped Black Panther roar its way to the big screen, but the Swedish composer is well aware he might not seem like the obvious choice to tackle a film … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Composer Scored a 4-Hour Cut of the Movie