‘Sylvie’s Love’ Stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha on Capturing the Magic of Classic Romantic Movies

Much like its “will they, won’t they” plotline, the road to release for “Sylvie’s Love” has been its own brand of love rollercoaster. From filming on beaches and soundstages in Los Angeles (doubling as New York) to launching the film with a COVID-safe, yet romantic drive-in premiere in Malibu, Calif., stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, and writer-director Eugene Ashe share how they pulled off … Continue reading ‘Sylvie’s Love’ Stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha on Capturing the Magic of Classic Romantic Movies

This 88-Year-Old Grandmother Was an International Jewel Thief

I can’t wait to see this! ~ Vida Her life is now the subject of an upcoming film starring Tessa Thompson, and a new book International Jewel Thief. Granny Gem Thief. Heist Master. These are some of the nicknames media outlets have used to describe 88-year-old Doris Payne. But don’t ever tell her that she steals, an action that is carried out through artifice and … Continue reading This 88-Year-Old Grandmother Was an International Jewel Thief

Men in Black International Trailer #1

OH SNAP!! You thought MIB started in NYC? Guess again, there’s a whole international branch. The world is bigger than you thought!! In cinemas June 2019. ~ Chris Hemsworth Synopsis: The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black … Continue reading Men in Black International Trailer #1

Tessa Thompson Is the Heavyweight Champ of Creed II

For me, the mark of true equality will be when we get to be mediocre. I feel like we [Black actors] are all exceptional because you have to be. It will just be nice when you get to be average. ~ Tessa Thompson Tessa Thompson is a superhero, full stop. In the past year alone, she’s starred in Sorry to Bother You, Annihilation, and Creed … Continue reading Tessa Thompson Is the Heavyweight Champ of Creed II

Creed II Trailer #2

OMGawd!!! I cannot wait for this movie. Who’s with me? Synopsis: Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago. Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashād, Florian Munteanu, Dolph Lundgren Directed By: Steven Caple Jr. ~ Video via Movieclips Trailers US Release Date: November 21, 2018   … Continue reading Creed II Trailer #2

Critic’s Notebook: In ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Boots Riley Makes Much-Needed Room for Black Weirdness

The new comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson is the rare film to feature deeply eccentric black characters who transcend the usual angry/noble dichotomy. In the buzzy, Sundance-feted comedy Sorry to Bother You, in theaters July 6, writer-director newcomer Boots Riley lets his black working-class freak flag fly — and he is mostly unconcerned with whether or not you’re following his trippy parade. Saturated … Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: In ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Boots Riley Makes Much-Needed Room for Black Weirdness