Ludwig Goransson interview

34-year-old Ludwig Göransson made Grammy history this past weekend, becoming the first person to win both best score and song of the year with projects that have nothing to do with each other. A longtime collaborator of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, Göransson co-wrote and produced the explosive track “This is America” and composed the score for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, the ninth highest-grossing movie in history and a current Best Picture contender at the Oscars.

Göransson’s Black Panther score is nominated for an Oscar as well, and I jumped on the phone with him this week to talk about crafting the music of Wakanda, his work on the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, and much more. Read More »

Avengers - Thanos as Genie

Who is voicing M.O.D.O.K. in the new Hulu animated series? Are you ready for Captain Marvel to arrive in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? Did a leaked LEGO set give up a spoiler for War Machine in Avengers: Endgame? How much did Brie Larson get paid for Captain Marvel? When can we expect a new Hellboy trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What is Doom Patrol‘s score on Rotten Tomatoes as of now? What award did PETA give to Black Panther? Which Batman actor actually appreciates George Clooney‘s performance in Batman & Robin? What is Captain Marvel‘s final runtime? What was Shazam rated by the MPAA? When will Marvel’s The Eternals start shooting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Which Supergirl co-star did Melissa Benoist get engaged to last weekend? Do you want to try some Hellboy beer? Which character on The Flash might be leaving the show before the end of the season? Which Grammy did Black Panther take home over the weekend? Did Rob Liefeld just prove that Deadpool was always meant to be Weapon IX All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

black panther spin-off

To read the list of films that costume designer Ruth Carter has worked on in her 30-year-plus career is to move through the history of black cinema in that time period, having worked extensively (in some cases, almost exclusively) with such filmmakers as Spike Lee, Robert Townsend, John Singleton and Lee Daniels. This week, she received her third Oscar nomination for her groundbreaking costume designs in director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther (she was also nominated for Malcolm X and Steven Spielberg’s Amistad), and she recently completed costuming work for the Craig Brewer-directed Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name, starring Eddie Murphy.

Carter began her film career working on Lee’s School Daze in 1988, and the two worked together on upwards of a dozen features, including Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers, Crooklyn, Summer of Sam, Bamboozled, Oldboy, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and Chi-Raq, although oddly not BlackKkKlanman, because she was too busy working on Black Panther. Other career highlights for Carter include costume designs for I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, The Five Heartbeats, What’s Love Got to Do with It, The Meteor Man (her first attempt at a superhero costume), Cobb, Money Train, Love & Basketball, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Shaft (2000), Baby Bay, Four Brothers, Black Dynamite, Serenity (yes, the Joss Whedon Firefly movie adaptation), Selma, and Marshall. Some of her most recent designs were seen last year on the Paramount network’s series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, which features a great deal of Western wear, something that was a first for Carter.

/Film walked through Carter’s entire career with her during this extensive interview conducted last year during the Chicago International Film Festival, during which she was honored with a tribute to her groundbreaking work. Naturally, we go into great detail about her landmark costumes for Black Panther, but we also cover her longtime collaborations with Spike Lee and discuss the places where she seeks and receives inspiration for her designs.

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black panther returning to theaters

Black Panther is taking a victory lap in theaters following its triumphant win at the SAG Awards. In anticipation of the Oscar ceremony in late February, where Black Panther is competing for Best Picture, Marvel is bringing the massive hit back to the big screen for a week of free screenings beginning February 1.

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2019 SAG Awards Winners

Awards season continues as we inch closer to the Academy Awards, and last night, an unlikely winner emerged to take home the top prize at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Marvel’s Black Panther walked away with the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the SAG equivalent of Best Picture. The film beat out BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians and A Star Is Born. And that’s not even the only award that Black Panther took home. Find out more about the 2019 SAG Award winners below. Read More »

2019 oscars song performances

It’s no secret that the producers behind this year’s Academy Awards Ceremony are desperate to keep the show under three hours…and they’re taking some pretty extreme measures to make it happen. First, there was the news that several awards would be given out during commercial breaks, a major slap in the face to the sound technicians and shorts filmmakers who would be given that dishonor. Now, it’s being reported that the ceremony will only feature live performances of two of the five nominees for Best Original Song.

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Supergirl - Lex Luthor First Look

Want to see the first sketch Jack Kirby ever did of Black Panther? Why might you not want the power of flight? When is the Black Widow movie rumored to start shooting? Want to get in shape like Thor with Chris Hemsworth‘s new fitness app? Will there be any references to the Green Lantern movie in Shazam? Want to know more about the new Guardians of the Galaxy? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at some questionable gadgets for spies and criminals in the movies. Plus, count down the 10 best movie deaths from the films of 2018, and check out a 10-minute extended preview of The Girl in the Spider’s Web to determine whether or not it’s worth checking out. Read More »