I may have sprained my fangirl muscles this week, and Comic-Con hasn't even begun yet.
One of the major reasons for my flailing is Entertainment Weekly's exclusive first look and Saturday's release of the phenomenal teaser trailer for A Wrinkle In Time at the D23 Expo, directed by the Oscar and now Emmy-nominated Ava DuVernay (Note: The 13th director and Queen Sugar director is always courting greatness, and by helming this film, she became the first black woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million).
A Wrinkle In Time, Disney's theatrical adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's award-winning science-fiction novel, follows a young girl though space and time on a journey to rescue her father from the enigmatic darkness.
If you're one of the many sweating your 'do out this weekend, you can blame it on the release of the teaser trailer for Marvel's most-anticipated new franchise, Black Panther because it is straight fire.
Empire's Cookie may be one of the only Lyons who don't grace the musical stage, but doppleganger Taraji P. Henson cannot stop singing the praises of her latest film, Proud Mary. Henson has recently started sharing stills and videos from the last day on set, and she is already selling the film that isn't slated for release until 2018.
If you had Saturday morning plans that were abruptly canceled, it might be because DC just dropped the first full-length trailer for Justice League. Let the analysis and hunting for Easter Eggs begin!
I fully admit that this Small Screen Girl is a ride-or-die Marvel girl who believes DC’s strength lies in its television shows as long as Zack Snyder is at the helm of the films. Yet I was riveted by the trailer, particularly by all things Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
Like most of DC’s contributions to the superhero cinematic world, I have questions...
If you've ever had the pleasure (or displeasure) of meeting me, you might eventually notice that I talk a lot. I type nearly 100 words per minute, and my brain movies even faster. I can talk endlessly about my favorite subjects-turned-obsessions. Growing up, my father affectionately nicknamed me "blabbermouth" (which was better than "Buckethead" or "Lizard Lips") when I began prattling his during his beloved Bears games. It's just a colorful facet of my personality.
And yet, I, the girl who's had lengthy discussions about Mahershala Ali's bone structure, struggled to identify or pinpoint my reaction to Hidden Figures, Fox's powerful biopic about Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), the NASA computer who helped invent the mathematics enabling space landings.
Admittedly, the state of movies thus far in 2016 has left a lot to be desired unless you prefer your outings to the cinema to contain capes, slaptstick comedy or CGI animals.
Thankfully, we’re entering into the back end of the year when movies become more sophisticated in order to court the attention of a very selective award named Oscar.
The trailer for the dramatic biopic, Loving was released this week, and it is nothing sort of heart-stirring. A romantic epic with a painfully timely civil rights spin, Loving tells the true story of a Virginia interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving who fought for the right to marry in the 1960s. A nearly unrecognizable Joel Edgerton (Black Mass) and Ruth Negga (Preacher) star in a film that not only won the posh hearts of Cannes Film Festival, and had this blogger reaching for the tissues.
Loving boasts that “some love stories can change the world.” And if the movie, set to hit theaters this November, lives up to its preview, it just may do the same. It’s simple and yet drips with a tempered grandeur as Edgerton and Negga, the southern setting, and the sweeping score marry into something that feels extraordinary, lovely and necessary.
Watch the trailer below, and share your thoughts in the comments section!
Pacific Rim’s long-awaited sequel just got universally cool. Deadline.com reports that Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ John Boyega will star in Pacific Rim 2, the follow-up to the 2013 original cult sci-fi action movie pits giant Godzilla-esque beasts intent on destroying the world against massive human-powered robots called Jaegers.
Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi are expected to reprise their roles.
The best thing about the Super Bowl is that there is something for everyone. If you don’t care for the sports ball game than there’s the half-time show. If Bruno Mars or Coldplay isn’t your thing, then there are the glorious commercials or more importantly, the new movie trailers! Teaser spots for Jason Bourne, Captain America: Civil War and more aired during the big game...
Now that the holidays are just a blur of ugly Christmas sweater parties, too much food and the annual build up and consequent letdown of New Year’s, a movie-lover can usually stave off the even Polar Vortex-levels of winter blues by looking towards award show season. What’s not to love about beautiful people strutting red carpets in wearable art and diamonds while hoping their dreams’ dreams come true?
Answer: Every-damn-thing. The nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday, and just like last year, they are whiter than the attendees of a Mumford & Sons concert. Odds are the only person of color on the stage will be the show's host, Chris Rock.
The most glaring and telling of the snubs were centered around two of the best movies of the year, Creed and Straight Outta Compton. Where the black cast and crew weren't honored while their white counterparts were. In Creed, writer-director Ryan Coogler’s jaw-dropping work completely overlooked so was Michael B. Jordan for a stellar performance as Apollo Creed’s son. The only nomination the movie received for went to Sylvester Stallone for Best Supporting Actor.
The same can be said for the record-smashing NWA bio-pic Straight Outta Compton. Actors and directors were overlooked, but the writers—all white—were honored.
While Hollywood touts itself as a magical industry that embraces artistry, imagination and expression, but it's obvious that it only applies to stories that fit in the increasingly narrowing and out-of-touch white gaze.
People didn’t waste a second sharing their frustrations on Twitter, sadly recycling last year’s hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. The hashtag was created last year by April Reign (@ReignOfApril), NuTribeMagazine's Editor-At-Large and Managing Editor of BroadwayBlack.com.
Here are some of the scathing shade leveled at the Academy below...
.Music superstar Justin Timberlake is headed back to the recording booth. Don’t start selling your hair for to raise money for another can’t-miss international world tour. HollywoodReporter.com announced that Timberlake will executive produce and contribute several songs for the upcoming animated Dreamworks’ movie, “Trolls” starring Anna Kendrick and Timberlake as the iconically coiffed toys from the ‘90s.
“I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event [and] couldn’t be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks’ Trolls. This film is very special, the music is going to be very special and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it all,” Timberlake said.
The children’s movie will hit theaters in November 2016.
It makes sense that Timberlake would tackle a kid-friendly project as he officially became a DILF in April 2015 when wife Jessica Biel welcomed son Silas Randall. Although, the “Mirrors” singer has lent his famous pipes to voices for “Shrek The Third” (2007) and “Yogi Bear” (2010).
Here's hoping that JT will be so inspired by creating the “Trolls” soundtrack, he’ll start working on the follow-up to his last Grammy-winning album, “The 20/20 Experience Part 1 and 2.”
Timberlake took to Twitter to make it official, and debut his grump, gray character Branch. Start thinking of #hairpuns, y'all!