Future Marvel Movie Directors

With some sense of normalcy on the horizon following a year of shuttered theaters and quarantining, Marvel Studios has stepped back into the spotlight with some big announcements. Along with the first footage from Eternals, the eagerly awaited cosmic comic book movie, Marvel has also announced the official titles for the upcoming Black Panther and Captain Marvel sequels, and they should get fans very excited. Read More »

Black Panther 2 Lupita Nyong'o

Black Panther 2 is a highly-anticipated sequel that’s bound to also be difficult for many people. The sudden death of star Chadwick Boseman has left the film with an unfillable absence, and many are wondering just how director Ryan Coogler will continue the series in the wake of Boseman’s passing. Coogler has already spoken about the challenges involved with moving forward, and now co-star Lupita Nyong’o is speaking about what it’s going to be like to make the sequel without Boseman.

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Anthony Hopkins Oscars Acceptance Speech

Last night, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony ended with a surprise. Although the late Chadwick Boseman had been receiving many posthumous honors throughout awards season for his final performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the award for Best Actor ended up going to Anthony Hopkins for his turn in The Father. Unfortunately, Hopkins wasn’t even present for the ceremony, virtually or live. But now the Silence of the Lambs star has delivered a belated acceptance speech, paying tribute to Boseman in the process. Read More »

2021 Oscars Highlights

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 look at 2021 Oscars highlights from the 93rd Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC. See how the format was initially shaken up by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, and see some of the best speeches of the night from the winners. Plus, check out a viral moment featuring Glenn Close, and be puzzled by the unnecessarily speedy In Memoriam segment honoring the Hollywood greats that we lost over the past year. Read More »

chadwick boseman portrait of an artist trailer

Netflix is paying tribute to the star that has become their Oscar front-runner with a moving special that invites Chadwick Boseman‘s co-stars, friends, and colleagues to mourn the irreplaceable actor and remember his craft. Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, George C. Wolfe, Branford Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad and more appear in the star-studded special Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, which is set to stream on Netflix for a limited time. Watch the Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist trailer below.

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trial of the chicago 7 streaming

The Trial of the Chicago 7 took the top prize at the 2021 SAG Awards, picking a little momentum as we head toward the April 25 Oscars ceremony. The cast of Aaron Sorkin‘s courtroom drama picked up Best Picture at the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which rewarded more people of color in its film acting categories than it ever has in history.

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black panther 2 update

Chadwick Boseman‘s death last summer caught almost everyone off-guard as the actor had kept his colon cancer diagnosis private. And Ryan Coogler, who directed Boseman in Black Panther, was one of the many people surprised by Boseman’s death, as he had already been working on the script for Black Panther 2 for Boseman to star in. Following Boseman’s passing, there was some question as to how the film series could even continue. Eventually, everyone decided to move forward with altered plans – Black Panther 2 would happen, but rather than recast Boseman’s now-iconic role of T’Challa, Coogler would re-work his script. In a recent interview, Coogler adds that moving forward would’ve been exactly what Boseman would’ve wanted.

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black panther 2 chadwick boseman

Chadwick Boseman‘s death last summer was shocking and devastating to many people, and the tragedy is further underscored when you watch him deliver arguably the best performance of his career in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his final film. Boseman was an actor in his prime, and he no doubt had many more great performances to deliver – performances we’ll now never see. One future role for the actor was going to be Black Panther 2, and in the wake of his death, it was announced that Boseman’s lead role of T’Challa would not be recast. Writer-director Ryan Coogler was already at work on Black Panther 2 when Boseman died, which means he’s had to go back and rework his script. In a recent interview, Coogler opened up about the difficulty of Boseman’s loss.

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2021 Golden Globes Video Highlights

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 look at some of the highlights from the 78th Golden Globe Awards, which aired on NBC last night. Despite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing their best, the virtual ceremony had plenty of hiccups. But there were still some moments worth checking out, especially when it comes to the speeches from the winners. Check out the 2021 Golden Globes video highlights below. Read More »

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Making of Da 5 Bloods

Da 5 Bloods is likely to be a key contender in the Oscar race when nominations are announced in March. But until then, Netflix is making sure the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences get a proper look at the making of Spike Lee‘s new joint starring Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Chadwick Boseman, and Jonathan Majors. The streaming service has released a nearly 30-minute featurette on the making of Da 5 Bloods, complete with the kind of insightful and energetic commentary you love to get from Spike Lee. Read More »