Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Mind Behind The Visuals Of Lemonade & Moonlight Now Brings You Black Panther

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Was blown away by this, I had no idea. Very impressed all around...

20 Things You Never Knew About Making 'The Flash'—Straight from Candice Patton

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Very cute:

Will Shuri Be The Next Iron Man? The 'Black Panther' Star Has Everything It Takes

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still awaiting its first female-led superhero movie, as Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, doesn't premiere until March 2019. Sure, there have been some pretty awesome female characters in Marvel movies, from the super spy Black Widow to the mighty Valkyrie, but if there's one thing the MCU needs, it's more movies where a woman is the lead, not just a supporting figure. And thanks to Black Panther, we might have just met our next potential female protagonist in Shuri, T'Challa's brainy, brave little sister. Her tech knowledge combined with her utterly charming personality makes her a fan favorite, but it also makes Shuri a perfect candidate to become the next Iron Man.

Check it out on Bustle:

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Why Shuri, Black Panther’s teen girl genius, is Marvel’s most promising character in ages

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Black Panther has revealed a whole world beyond what superhero movies had ever dared to dream of. The truth of its fictional African nation of Wakanda, which has been hidden under a layer of deceptively barren plains for generations, is that it’s a secret utopia overflowing with precious vibranium and technological marvels the likes of which not even the alien gods of Asgard could imagine.

The best part, though? The mastermind behind Wakanda’s most astonishing innovations is none other than a brilliant, cheeky-as-hell teen girl.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Let's not forget this is coming...

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Hey there Ava! 

A Wrinkle in Time will be released March 9th.

Ode to The Cloverfield Paradox

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You weren't perfect Cloverfield Paradox, in fact there were a few things that simply made no sense. But you had my fav Gugu Mbatha-Raw (only Ruth Negga would have thrilled me more) and a diverse cast, and moments of odd humor and I could tell you were really trying and I appreciate that. And of course, a BLACK WOMAN STARRING IN A SCIENCE FICTION FILM, so I will be forgiving of your shortcomings.

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Thanks The Cloverfield Paradox.

Black Panther Ought to Win Marvel Studios Its First Oscar

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That would be the race for the Best Costume Design Oscar, a trophy that no Marvel film has yet been nominated for. Superhero costumes and modern-day looks rarely get the credit they deserve from the Academy, since often the costume category defaults towards pretty period frocks. But I expect Ruth E. Carter’s dazzling Black Panther outfits will prove too good to ignore. Coogler and Carter have taken the fictional kingdom of Wakanda, where sci-fi futurism is rooted in African tradition, and created an aesthetic that isn’t just unlike any other superhero movie, but unlike any other movie, period. From the regal, intimidating uniforms of the all-female warrior clan known as the Dora Milaje, to the gorgeous gold-and-leather outfits donned by Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, to the breathtaking headpieces that showcase Angela Bassett’s regal hauteur, Carter has served looks that are instantly iconic.

Only six days away, and if anyone doubts our ability to get in formation, just keep in mind Black Panther has already outpaced advanced sales for all other superhero films ever.

Text from Vulture