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Martin Freeman Says Filming Black Panther 2 Was Strange And Sad Without Chadwick Boseman

It’s impossible to state what Chadwick Boseman’s performance as T’Challa, the Black Panther, meant to the world. Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” was a global phenomenon. It remains the highest-grossing film directed by a Black filmmaker, the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy […]

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Review: Sam Raimi Just Saved the MCU from Itself

“Sometimes one must break the rules in order to serve the greater good,” a character named The Ancient One proffered during a critical scene of 2016’s “Doctor Strange.” Spoken midway through the 14th installment of a culture-devouring mega-franchise that had already distilled blockbuster filmmaking down to a proprietary formula, that nugget of timeless wisdom carried […]

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Jonathan Majors Says He Was Punched in the Face ‘100 Times’ While Filming ‘Creed III’

Nearly 50 years after the original “Rocky” hit theaters, the classic boxing franchise keeps getting up off the mat. Ryan Coogler breathed new life into the series with 2015’s “Creed,” which followed Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa as he trained a young boxer named Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his late rival Apollo Creed. […]

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Andre Holland To Lead Apple TV+ Historical Black Panther Drama Series, The Big Cigar

“The Knick” and “Castle Rock” star Andre Holland is circling “The Big Cigar,” an upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries about Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton and his flight from the FBI to Cuba in the 1970s. Don Cheadle will direct the first two episodes of the six-episode series, which is set to be adapted from a […]

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Sam Raimi Would ‘Absolutely’ Do Marvel Again After ‘Doctor Strange 2’: ‘The World’s Best Toy Box’

“Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi admittedly was “not that familiar” with Marvel films before helming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” — the MCU installment now ushering in the next generation of Marvel storytelling.“I had seen ‘Iron Man,’ the first ‘Avengers,’ ‘Black Panther,’ and ‘Doctor Strange,’ and little clips of the other movies,” Raimi told […]

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Elaine May Brings the Laughs, Samuel L. Jackson and Danny Glover Bring the Tears at Governors Awards

The Governors Awards, an annual event that presents Hollywood luminaries with honorary Oscar statuettes, is a reprieve, of sorts, from the awards season grind.Sure, there’s plenty of small talk and crudités to go around. But unlike most shows, which announce the winners in real time, this stop on the Oscar trail is void of a […]

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Artisan Guild Winners and Nominees Offer Guidepost to Oscar Night

As Oscar voting opens, the guild awards could prove a guide — or bellwether — to who will take home trophies March 27.Last week’s Costume Designers Guild handed out prizes to “Cruella” (period film), “Dune” (fantasy/sci-fi) and “Coming 2 America” (contemporary).The CDG has matched Oscar 11 times since 1999 (when the guild first handed out […]

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Wins Give ‘Cruella’ and ‘Dune’ Oscars Momemtum

“Cruella” (Disney),” “Dune” (Warner Bros.), and “Coming 2 America” (Amazon Prime) were the big film winners Wednesday night at the 24th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. “Cruella” designer and two-time Oscar winner Jenny Beavan won for period; Denis Villeneuve’s epic “Dune” took sci-fi honors for costume designers Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan; and Oscar winner […]

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Black Panther director Ryan Coogler arrested after being mistaken for bank robber

Police were called Coogler handed staff a note saying he wanted to withdraw money from his own account discreetlyBlack Panther director Ryan Coogler was mistaken for a bank robber and arrested after trying to withdraw money from his bank account. Coogler confirmed the incident, which happened in January, to Variety after TMZ first reported it.According […]

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Rami Malek, Simu Liu, Lady Gaga, Zoë Kravitz, and More to Present at Academy Awards

Updated, March 8: Ruth E. Carter (Oscar-winning costume designer of “Black Panther”), Anthony Hopkins (last year’s Best Actor winner for “The Father”), Lily James, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek (Best Actor winner for “Bohemian Rhapsody”), and Uma Thurman have all been added as Oscars presenters for the 94th ceremony.Earlier, March 3: After a long-haul […]

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