Tag Archives: James Bond

“Too Street”-gate: “James Bond” Author’s Comments Reveal Racialized Class-Based Politics

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

Casting News: “Fantastic Beasts,” “Scooby Doo,” Josephine Baker + More

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

What’s Happening: Black Swan Lake, All-Asian Backcourt, Trevor Noah’s Comedian Support, First Mexican Bond Girl and More

There’s a lot of news out there, and even though I try to do my best to cover it all, there’s still so much that I can’t fit on my website simply because there aren’t enough hours in a day. So I’ll let you see the articles that have piqued my fancy this week and (maybe) every week.

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Sony News: Amy Pascal Rooted for Idris Elba as Next James Bond

There’s been a ton of junk that came out of the Sony hack, ranging from Kevin Hart being called a “whore,” Angelina Jolie described as a “spoiled brat” and, of course, what black films President Obama might like. However, out of all of hat stuff, there apparently was something positive that Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal discussed in her emails: Idris Elba as James Bond. The Daily Beast’s report leads me to think Pascal was adamant about this happening, at least to some degree.

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