Black Panther wields the claws and effect of another Marvel smash

Black Panther wields the claws and effect of another Marvel smash MARVEL CONNECT TO A NEW ROAR POWER BLACK PANTHER doesn’t just hit its marks. It leaves marks. Landmarks. So get in the queue now, people. Black Panther, the first Marvel movie blockbuster to put a superhero of colour at the epicentre of the action, is […]

In ‘Black Panther,’ Black Women Thrive

In ‘Black Panther,’ Black Women Thrive My first experiences seeing black women in film are, well, not great. I am a seven-year-old black girl and I am watching Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act. She is a lounge singer on the run, moonlighting as a sister in a convent. She is helping a group of tone-deaf white […]

Exploring power and privilege: why Black Panther is a hero for our time

Exploring power and privilege: why Black Panther is a hero for our time From the moment the talking drum announces the entrance of the Wakandan king, Black Panther sets itself apart from its comic book-inspired brethren. Sure, it’s still a superhero film, with all that term entails — chase sequences, fantastical weapons, cackling bad guys. But the influences woven into […]

Black Panther review – a self-contained marvel

Black Panther review – a self-contained marvel Even if it had nothing else going for it, Black Panther would still be the best-looking Marvel movie yet. Supersaturated with vivid afro-futurism and as bold and riotous as a rack of dashiki print shirts, it looks like a particularly excitable Sun Ra album cover. Fortunately, the film doesn’t trade […]

Black Panther Review: It’s their moment. Wakanda forever!

And while T’Challa is perfectly likable, there isn’t a whole lot about the character for the audience to latch onto emotionally. We’re not properly invested in his relationship with his father, who we’ve only met very briefly. And his great struggle seems to be over Wakanda’s strict isolationist policies. The superhero origin story has a […]

Lion King Easter Egg Discovered in New Black Panther Trailer

Lion King Easter Egg Discovered in New Black Panther Trailer With all of the excitement surrounding Avengers: Infinity War coming out next year, it’s been a little easy to forget that Marvel has some other irons in the fire for 2018. Most notably, Black Panther is set to arrive in February and Marvel Studios has just released a brand […]

Which Characters Are in the Black Panther Trailer

Which Characters Are in the Black Panther Trailer Fans have been anticipating the arrival of Black Panther in theaters for years. After it was finally announced, Marvelites were given even more exciting news when Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up) was selected as the future movie’s star, along with plans for the Black Panther to debut in Captain America: […]

10 Black Panther Secrets And Easter Eggs You Definitely Missed

 10 Black Panther Secrets And Easter Eggs You Definitely Missed With the success of the “core” Avengers movies (we’re now up to 10 and counting because, yeah, The Hulk does actually count), it’s no surprise that Marvel continues to expand its comics universe on the big screen. Guardians of the Galaxy, once considered a little-known comic outpost for the […]

Black Panther Trailer Breakdown and Analysis

Black Panther Trailer Breakdown and Analysis The Black Panther trailer takes us to places we’ve never been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s everything we caught. It’s here! Marvel has released the trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. And while it’s hard to get excited for anything after watching J.R. Smith brick off-balance three point shots […]

There is something that is remarkable, and in this case with Tusk

After you watch a movie, There is something that is remarkable, and in this case with Tusk, it is how willfully awful it is. The latest ‘horror’ movie of Kevin Smith undermines every possibly effective moment with a terrible joke, a shitty reference or, most egregiously, a clearly addled Johnny Depp doing the worst work […]