Black Panther and Ryan Coogler's definition of Africa

Black Panther and Ryan Coogler's definition of Africa

The rambling below contains spoilers to Black Panther. — Just how angry is Ryan Coogler, If he is at all? That’s been one of the questions on my mind having seen ‘Black Panther’. Marvel gave Coogler the keys to the Black Panther vehicle and he took them to the promised land, delivering an incredibly personal film, opening up his soul to reveal a whirlwind of heartache, frustration and fury.

Truffautbruary, a month dedicated to Francois Truffaut: Day for Night

Truffautbruary, a month dedicated to Francois Truffaut: Day for Night

Francois Truffaut wrote the greatest, most beautiful love letter to the cinema with his 1973 film, Day for Night. — Intrigued by the remains of a huge abandoned film set complete with several building facades, a subway entrance, and a Paris sidewalk cafe, the idea presented itself to Francois Truffaut to make a film about the creation of a movie. This intrigue fulfilled a lifelong wish of Truffaut's to film about the inside workings of the demands on a filmmaker, and what it's like to make a film. Truffaut called this venture "a profession of faith in cinema" and "a true and sincere film on an artificial world." Much to my delight, Truffaut would appear in this film as the director of a film he is making, though the character is not intended to be a version of Truffaut as a filmmaker. The intention was to provide a neutral, professional image of the working film director, rather than a direct interpretation of himself as an artist. Day for Night is still a Truffaut film, however, and many autobiographical elements exist. Deciding to approach the film with a graphic overview of what the film would be, yet leaving enough room to deviate, Truffaut was confident that his small crew and 42-day shooting schedule would bring his love letter to the cinema to the screen. At the time of its production, Day for Night was the project closest to Truffaut's heart, as he would say, "The subject of Day for Night was, quite simply, my own reason for living." Premiering on May 24th, 1973, Day for Night would bring Francois immense critical praise and become his most internationally celebrated film.

Ryan Coogler Breaks Down 'Black Panther's' Kinetic Casino Scene (Video)

Ryan Coogler Breaks Down 'Black Panther's' Kinetic Casino Scene (Video)

Step inside the mind of Ryan Coogler's creative process and you'll find yourself not wanting to leave. He is a gem. — In Vanity Fair's latest ‘Notes on a Scene,’ Director Ryan Coogler gives fans a spectacular micro-look at Black Panther’s covert casino mission featuring Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in their attempts to capture Wakanda's number one enemy, Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis).

Buster's Mal Heart - Successfully Bold
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Buster's Mal Heart - Successfully Bold

Warning: This review contains spoliers. Also, to quell confusion, I have referred to the main character as only "Jonah" and "Buster," cutting out "Jonas" to keep things from being clunky. Upon review, I believe the "mystery man" I refer to is named "Brown." For the sake of the article, I will keep him listed as the "mystery man."

'Black Panther' review
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'Black Panther' review

My biggest fear going into ‘Black Panther’ was that director Ryan Coogler would serve up a righteous narrative fuelled by Fela’s ‘Water No Get Enemy’. A story riding milking the idea of the untouched African country, untainted by European occupiers and firmly in control of its destiny. Conceived by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, the cynic in me regards Blank Panther and his kingdom Wakanda as a mere utopia for the white gaze and an antithesis of the distressing dysfunction of the continent. This sentiment informs this paragraph, which I penned weeks before I actually saw the film.

'Black Panther' Tracking A $200M Opening Weekend

'Black Panther' Tracking A $200M Opening Weekend

As I struggle to get a ticket for Black Panther... — The critically acclaimed superhero film Black Panther is currently tracking a $200 million opening weekend over the four day Presidents Day weekend. Right now Disney is only suggesting the film will make $172 million to $198 million in its opening weekend. Still a very impressive feat. Black Panther generated $25.2 million during the Thursday previews.

'Black Panther' Review
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'Black Panther' Review

The Black Panther character was first introduced to the Cinematic Universe in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War”, with “42” and “Get On Up” actor Chadwick Boseman in the role of Marvel’s prominent African American superhero. This new solo movie, which picks-up just days after the events of “Civil War“, has a distinct feel and style which separates it from all of the studio’s previous releases. Is that good or bad?

Black Panther (2018) Movie Review
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Black Panther (2018) Movie Review

Jane Tomato reviews Black Panther for @FilmGob — Don't believe the hype, Black Panther is a stodgy tale of internecine feuding, like Thor but more African looking. An insipid, soulless, and overproduced bore in which the superhero T'Challa doesn't get to do much of the 'jump around beating-up bad guys' thing that Marvel delightfully fed us over the past 10 years. The giddy exuberance is gone, with no Baby Groot in sight. What is here is Michael B Jordan, doing that angry face he does.

First Look at YouTube Red's 'Karate Kid' Sequel Series 'Cobra Kai'

First Look at YouTube Red's 'Karate Kid' Sequel Series 'Cobra Kai'

Okay, so maybe it’s time we re-consider the notion that this ‘Karate Kid’ sequel-series isn’t such a terrible idea? — In what was originally billed as a half-hour comedy series, footage from Cobra Kai’s exclusive teaser sorta indicates otherwise; giving fans a more serious glimpse in a sequel story that follows Karate Kid’s iconic characters "Daniel Larusso" and "Johnny Lawrence" in a reimagined present day. Because you all wanted to know what these dudes are up to right?

Ray Fisher joins the cast of 'True Detective' season 3

Ray Fisher joins the cast of 'True Detective' season 3

The 30-year-old Justice League star will play Mahershala Ali’s on-screen son, Freddy Burns. Talk about father-son duo. — Deadline has confirmed Justice League superhero Ray Fisher has been added as a series regular joining the WICKEDLY talented Mahershala Ali along with co-stars Carmen Ejogo, and Stephen Dorff. I mean, forget about season 2, the third season of HBO's True Detective is quietly shaping up to be one of 2019's most-anticipated shows!

'Stranger Things' Season 3 Episode Total Revealed

'Stranger Things' Season 3 Episode Total Revealed

Netflix announced the upcoming season will consist of EIGHT episodes, one less than season 2. — Thanks to TVLine's Michael Ausiello, we now have an episode total for the forthcoming third season of Netflix's Stranger Things and unfortunately it’s, at the very least, one less than you might have hoped for. Netflix announced the former Screen Actors Guild-winner for "Best Outstanding Drama" will consist of eight episodes - down one from Season 2 and equaling season 1’s total. Boo.

'Early Man' Review
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'Early Man' Review

“Early Man” is the fifth stop-motion feature from iconic British animation studio Aardman. It also marks the triumphant directorial return of Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit and Oscar-winner for the duo’s 2005 film, “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”.

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