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!