Happy for my KU professor, Kevin Wilmott. Happy for Mahershala. Happy for the Black Panther crew. Happy for Ruth E. Carter. Happy for Regina. And of course, I’m happy for the Godfather. Anything can happen a month from now, but today we celebrate.
‘Lessons from the Screenplay’ has quickly become my favorite video essay series in breaking down why some films and TV shows work (and some don’t)… Today, Michael Tucker breaks down Killmonger and Black Panther, and to say I was enthused by his thesis is an understatement. Enjoy!
Five spoiler free thoughts for those of you who are going to see Captain America: Civil War this weekend: Up until it happened, if you would have told me they figured out a way in modern times to make Captain America a bad ass, I would have laughed in your face. But here we are. The debut […]
So first, a refresher on where I’m coming from: fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (who isn’t?), have some knowledge of the characters in comic book form, but not everything. So I’ll try to keep my hot takes spoiler free from here on out… James Spader as the voice of Ultron was fantastic casting. Smarmy, […]
One of the side effects of this boom period of comic book heroes is that everyone gets a shot to shine. The Black Panther is a Marvel character brought into existence to cater specifically to the African-American audience. While the name suggests a superhero based on the Oakland socio-political group, in fact this character is […]