AFI Awards 2018 Honorees Announced

The American Film Institute has announced the honorees of the AFI Awards 2018, celebrating the most outstanding achievements in both film and television.  There were ten films, ten TV series, and an AFI Special Award for Roma.  These films and series were honored for what AFI considers to be culturally and artistically significant.  Because Roma comes from a Mexican-born director and filmed in Mexico, the film doesn’t meet the criteria to be considered as an…

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Black Panther arrives on Home Media

With Black Panther available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, fans have the opportunity to make the return trip to Wakanda anytime! Whether it’s the women of Wakanda or bringing the story to the screen, the bonus features have a lot to offer viewers. When the film was released in February, it came with a shockwave that was not unlike last summer’s release of Wonder Woman.  As of May 13, 2018, the…

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Black Panther: One of the Best Marvel Films Ever

To put it in simple terms, Black Panther is one of the best Marvel films ever.  The Black Panther character screamed for a movie iteration ever since he debuted in comic book form in Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52 (1966). Ryan Coogler, who broke out with the Sundance-winning Fruitvale Station in 2013, is onto a heck of a start to his filmmaking career with three critically acclaimed films.  Not many filmmakers can have as successful of…

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Disney D23: Live Action, Marvel, and Lucasfilm Presentation

On Saturday, the live-action films from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm were showcased at Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  The presentation was hosted by Sean Bailey (President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production), Alan Horn (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios), and Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios). The films being showcased on Saturday included Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and Mary Poppins Returns, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok,…

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Comic Books: Will a Transgender Superhero ever hit the Big Screen?

Are American audiences ready for their first transgender superhero to hit the big screen in a movie adapted from comic books? With the recent release of DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s Black Panther due out next February, this is a question that has been on my mind mostly due to communities that tend to be under-represented in television and film.  I’m a writer myself, mostly with a lot of ideas of television and film but…

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Black Panther: Marvel releases Teaser Trailer during NBA Finals

Marvel Studios released the teaser trailer for 2018’s Black Panther during Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals. A new synopsis for the Marvel film was also released: Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle…

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Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot is NOT a Person of Color

An article on ComicBook.com drew a lot of outrage this week when the author suggested that Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who stars as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, is a person of color. It led to journalist S.I. Rosenbaum writing an epic thread on Twitter about Jewish identity, Ashkenazi/Sephardim, and whiteness.  I’d encourage you to read this thread rather than the ComicBook.com article. The line that has been drawing all the outrage is as follows: It might…

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