Star Wars: The Force Awakens is something I’m looking forward to intensely. The film looks amazing, particularly since it looks akin to the originals (we will not speak of the wayward turn the franchise took in between the originals and The Force Awakens). But it’s also a high-profile sci-fi film that not only features people of color in the film, but has an actor of color, John Boyega, as the main character, Finn. Some might wonder why this is important. I’ll tell you in a personal story. Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Why Finn Matters In This Galaxy and A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Tuesday saw Idris Elba trending on Twitter. It wasn’t because of a new movie. It was because the author of the current James Bond novels said that Elba was “too street” to play the classic spy character. Continue reading “Too Street”-gate: “James Bond” Author’s Comments Reveal Racialized Class-Based Politics
I’ve got some trailers, posters and promos for you guys! Some of this is from earlier this month, so forgive me for being behind on some of these things. Continue reading Trailers, Promos and Posters: “Star Wars,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” “Concussion” + More
The Blackout Music & Film Festival took place this weekend, and I’m mad I couldn’t go, seeing how I’m not in Los Angeles. But, thankfully, Twitter was able to keep me updated as to what went on. If you were like me and couldn’t go physically but was there in spirit, here’s some of what went down. Thanks, Twitter! Continue reading Tweets from the Blackout Music & Film Festival Show Solidarity, Activism and Fun
One of the coolest events is happening in Los Angeles tomorrow (Sat. Aug. 29) called the Blackout Music & Film Festival. The event, which will take place primarily at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, will feature tons of entertainment, but also a socially conscious message of awareness and activism. Continue reading Watch Film, Listen to Music, and Nurture Consciousness at the Blackout Music & Film Festival
I’ve had a ton of movie casting news that flooded my inbox and Twitter feed last week, and I am only just now able to get to everything. So let’s get into everything. Continue reading Casting News: “Fantastic Beasts,” “Scooby Doo,” Josephine Baker + More
This article has been a long time in the making, mostly because it’s hard for one person who has several jobs out outside of maintaining a site to keep with and write articles about prominent news stories. But I do my best, and this particular issue has been on my radar for a while thanks to my constant reading of The Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading The Next Omar Sharif: Why Finding the Next Middle Eastern Hollywood Star is Easier Than We Think
Whitewashing takes its toll again in the new trailer for Stonewall. Hollywood knows it can make people happy and angry at the same time; it’s a coup for the LGBT community and the public at large that a movie about Stonewall is even getting made. But the big aggravation is that the trailers has a white dude throwing the brick that started the movement. Continue reading “Stonewall” Whitewashing Revealed in New Trailer
Remember Snatch, starring Benecio Del Toro and Brad Pitt and Dennis Farina and all those cool people? I’m sure you remember Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Both films were directed by Guy Ritchie, and if you’re a fan of his directorial resume, then prepare yourself for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Continue reading Check Out Tons of Film Stills from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Here’s what I’ve collected over the weeks: Continue reading Trailers, Promos and Posters: “Empire,” “Fantastic Four” + More