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Anthony Mackie: ‘It’s Racist’ for ‘Black Panther’ to Be the Only McU Film with Black Crew

Anthony Mackie says it’s bothersome that the seven films he has made in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been directed by white filmmakers and featured predominantly white casts. While speaking with “Snowpiercer” star Daveed Diggs for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” video interview series, the actor behind the McU’s Falcon shared critical thoughts on Marvel’s lack […]

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Michael B. Jordan Urges Studios to Commit to Black Hiring: ‘Let Us Bring Our Darkness to the Light’

This past weekend in Los Angeles has seen protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as those calling for police reform and racial justice, continue throughout the city. Joining participants on Saturday in Century City was actor Michael B. Jordan. During a rousing speech, Jordan called upon Hollywood studios to rethink their hiring […]

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‘Tenet’ Official Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s Biggest Film Yet Is Ready for Movie Theaters

Ready or not, here comes “Tenet.” Warner Bros. has debuted the official trailer for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated espionage thriller, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson as secret agents who embark on a time-bending mission to prevent World War III. The ensemble cast also includes Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Clémence Poésy, […]

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How ‘Spider-Man’ Forever Redefined the Summer Movie For Hollywood

This weekend, Sony inadvertently celebrated the 18th anniversary of “Spider-Man” when it became known that its Marvel-hero blockbusters share a common tag: the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. That mouthful of appellation (Spumc?) inspired derisive blowback, but critics should also give credit where it’s due: After “Spider-Man” opened in 2002, Hollywood has never been […]

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All Day and a Night review – stylish Netflix father-son crime drama

Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders gives a compelling lead performance as a young man trying to escape his father’s shadowIt’s an unusually stacked week for new films on Netflix (one they might regret when pre-pandemic content starts to dry up) with a teen comedy, a B-thriller and a romantic documentary all launching before the weekend, a feast […]

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Superhero Bits: ‘Harley Quinn’ Series Casts Mr. Freeze and Catwoman, ‘Venom 2’ Set Photos & More

Who is voicing Mr. Freeze in the second season of the Harley Quinn animated series? Which track from the Black Panther soundtrack is at the center of a copyright lawsuit? Why couldn’t Stephanie Beatriz play She-Hulk even if she wanted to? What is the working title for Spider-Man 3? Want to see a ridiculous new […]

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How High Will Harley Quinn and ‘Birds of Prey’ Fly This Oscar Weekend?

After three straight weeks of Bad Boys for Life topping the weekend box office, Warner Bros. is bringing their own R-rated actioner to the fray with Birds of Prey featuring Margot Robbie back as Harley Quinn, a character she first brought to life in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The film will easily top this Oscar weekend, […]

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Ufa Fiction Links with Tyron Ricketts’ Panthertainment to Tell More Representative Stories

Ufa Fiction is partnering with actor-producer Tyron Ricketts and his Berlin-based Panthertainment to produce films and series for the global market focusing on stories from people of color.Ufa Fiction producer Nataly Kudiabor will work with the Austrian-born Ricketts (right), one of Germany’s most successful black actors, on developing and overseeing projects Panthertainment acquires from directors […]

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50 Films, Actors and Directors Overlooked by the Oscars

There are no right or wrong decisions in Oscar winners, since it’s all a matter of personal taste. However, four categories in the past 91 years — best picture, director, actor and actress — are a reminder that some greats did not get the appreciation they deserved. In 1962, Peter O’Toole (“Lawrence of Arabia”) had […]

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Heading Into the Oscars, Best-Picture Frontrunners ‘1917’ and ‘Parasite’ Ride Box Office Surge

In its fourth weekend of wide domestic play, Universal booked “1917” in 3,987 theaters, more screens than any other award-season Best Picture contender. Both last year’s “Black Panther” and this year’s “Joker” had a wider breaks on over 4000 screens, but long before their Oscar nominations. And many awards-contenders sustain runs through Oscar voting and […]

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