Viola Davis turns in an award-worthy performance in The Woman King, a new historical epic that just premiered in Toronto. I had to juggle my schedule a bit in order to attend one of the TIFF screenings. It isn’t unfair to say that Viola Davis should get an Oscar nomination for her role as General Nanisca. This is an epic true story set in the African Kingdom of Dahomey in 1823. Nanisca (Viola Davis) leads…"The Woman King – Toronto 2022"
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in good hands as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige leads the way through The Multiverse Saga. For anyone thinking that Phase 4 doesn’t have any sort of direction, they couldn’t be more wrong. Kevin Feige always has something up his sleeves and this weekend shows what it is. While some shows appear to be one-offs like Moon Knight, others are focusing in on the Multiverse. Ms. Marvel had double duty…"The Multiverse Saga: In Kevin Feige I Trust"
Marvel Studios has announced dates for both Phase 5-6 films and series while releasing new trailers for Phase 4 titles. After a few years of San Diego Comic Con going virtual, Marvel was ready for business in their return to Hall H. Miss Minutes introduced Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative officer of Marvel, who was joined on stage by moderator Ash Crossan to deliver Marvel Studios’ long-awaited live-action panel. Phases 4,…"Marvel Studios Sets Phase 5-6 Films/Series, Releases Phase 4 Trailers – SDCC 2022"
National Treasure: Edge of History made some news at San Diego Comic-Con with a teaser trailer and behind-the-scenes look. The SDCC panel for the highly anticipated series took place in Ballroom 20. Moderated by comedian and influencer Jenny Lorenzo, the panel featured series stars Lisette Olivera, Zuri Reed, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, Jake Austin Walker, Lyndon Smith and executive producers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley. Additionally, it was announced that Harvey Keitel, who played Peter Sadusky…"National Treasure: Edge of History – First Look – SDCC 2022"
A young music lover falls for a rock singer in Coast and finds herself having to make one of the biggest decisions of her life. Abby (Fatima Ptacek) lives in an agricultural California town along the coast where her generation is at odds with those who came before. Making matters worse for her at the moment is that her parents are getting a divorce. As such, connection is something that’s hard to come by. You…"Coast: Coming-Of-Age Film Is Driven By Music"
Comic Con At Home, the virtual edition of the long-runnning San Diego Comic Con wrapped up on Sunday as the four-day convention ended. There were a number of panels worthy of Hall H over the weekend–most notably An Evening With Kevin Smith, A Conversation with Nathan Fillion, and Bill and Ted Face the Music to name a few. A number of TV networks and streaming providers also brought their content to the four-day virtual convention. …"Comic Con At Home Wraps Up"
This weekend marks yet another C2E2 taking place at the South Building of the McCormick Place in Chicago so here are some recommended panels to attend. Before I get into the panels, it’s going to be cold for the first two days of the weekend. As such, you might not want to lug your heavy jacket all over the show floor and panel rooms. The South Building of the McCormick Place will have a coat…"C2E2 2020: Panels to Attend"
During a Wizard World Chicago panel to discuss the Arrowverse, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow actor Matt Ryan spoke about performing on TV and stage. Other panelists in the Arrowverse panel also included Kelly Hu and Teddy Sears. A member of the audience asked a question about which medium is more challenging or fun. While Kelly Hu said she doesn’t want to do stage, Teddy Sears commented that he would love to do animation but he’s…"Matt Ryan: Legends Star Has Theater Itch Again"
During Wizard World Chicago, Mark Jackson and Kelly Hu appeared during a panel to discuss The Orville and answer fan questions. Unfortunately, Scott Grimes couldn’t attend the Friday afternoon panel, which was hosted by Freaks and Geeks cast member Samm Levine. While the panel lasted for about 45 minutes, I’m only choosing to cover their answers to the question that I asked. What do you generally look for in screenplays when selecting projects? Kelly Hu:…"The Orville: Mark Jackson and Kelly Hu talk Scripts"
Marvel Studios revealed that Natalie Portman will be wielding Mjolnir in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder due out in November 2021. There is some basis in the comics for Portman’s Jane Foster taking over as Thor. Following the Original Sin storyline, Thor Odinson witnesses an unidentified woman lifting his beloved Hammer and take the power of Thor. Foster eventually throws Mjolnir into the sun during an attempt to destroy Mangog, sacrificing her life in…"Natalie Portman to Wield the Hammer of Thor"