All posts tagged: film

Cool: Upcoming Trailers From Comic-Con 2018

7.24.18 Hello everyone! Hope Y’all had a great and fabulous weekend. Just catching up from the events from this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Five movie trailers debuted during the event, Aquaman, Shazam, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Glass, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Here they are…   Aquaman opens on December 21, 2018.     Shazam comes to theaters April 5, 2019.     Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes to theaters this November 16, 2018.     Comes to theaters January 18, 2019.     Godzilla roars into theaters May 31, 2019.   Hope you guys enjoy these trailers. I got really hyped about Godzilla. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed!   Image source: Screen Rant Advertisements

Cool: Suspiria (2018)

6. 6. 18 A remake of an old horror classic…Suspiria.     A young American dancer travels to Europe to perfect her dancing in a renowned dance academy. She quickly comes to unravel the academy’s sinister history when a series of grisly murders ensue. The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz. Take a look at the teaser trailer… The original Suspiria came out in 1977 and was directed by Italian horror great Dario Argento. I haven’t seen the original, but it needs to be on my list. This remake will be in theaters November 2, 2018.  Enjoy your Thursday, be blessed.   Image source: Imdb & Screenrant

Wknd Scene: American Black Film Festival 2018

6. 2. 18 Last post for today. I’m glad that I found this and I wish I could go, well maybe next year! The American Black  Film Festival 2018 will be held in Miami Florida. Got the short detailed description and ticket information below… Credit source: American Black Film Festival    AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL 2018 JUNE 13 – 17, 2018 MIAMI FLORIDA Overview of the festival… ABFF® OVERVIEW The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Founded by Jeff Friday, it supports emerging artists to foster a wider range of images, stories, and storytellers represented in the entertainment industry. The ABFF is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, and is recognized as a vital pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. Annually held during the month of June, the festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, engaging panels, networking events and more…from the star-studded opening …

Film Review: Black Panter

February 20 / 18 Hello everyone! It’s time for a film review. Not Fifty Shades Free…who cares about that film. I’m talking about the newest superhero film from Marvel, Black Panther. This review will be short, very short. Here are my thoughts on the film…   Awesome Inspirational It’s not your average superhero film. It’s a film for everyone. For me, as a Black woman, it’s good to see Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Guria, Angela Bassett, and Letitia Wright as strong, capable women able to take care of business. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and the rest of the cast were great. Boseman brought wisdom and strength to his role as T’Challa. Director Ryan Coogler did an awesome job with his first foray to bring the story of the Wakandan king. It brought the action, drama, and everything else in between. What time to bring this film in the month of Black History.     That’s it. I said that it was going to be short. If you haven’t seen Black Panther, it’s a must that you …

Wednz Scene: Film Workshops 2018

February 14 / 18 Hello again…It’s been some time that I posted for the film department. It’s like I said this sentence before right? Well, it’s true. It’s been a long while and now I’m making up for it.  Maine Media Workshops & College is an international non-profit educational organization, that offers year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. They have plenty of workshops in photography, writing, book arts and design, filmmaking, and more. We are focusing on filmmaking. Credit source: Maine Media   Hone your skills in the development of compelling long and short-form documentaries. Date:  Mar 4-10, 2018 Levels:  Intermediate, Advanced Workshop Fee:  $1250 Class Size: 14 Additional Dates Offered: Aug 26-Sep 1, 2018 This one-week workshop is for independent filmmakers, PBS, cable, business and network producers, historians and researchers, who want to improve their skill in developing and making professional long and short documentaries for television, the web and business. The class includes hands-on experience in interviewing, lighting, pitching, editing, backdrops, locations and more.  We screen and critique a diverse variety of documentary work for style, content, …

Weeknd Scene: Super Digital

February 3 / 18 Hello everyone! Short, but simple post. I mentioned that two films are coming to digital this month, right? Something to do with a dude with a hammer and a group of superheroes creating a team? One Marvel, the other DC…Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League are coming to digital.   THOR: RAGNAROK / February 20 DVD/Blu-Ray: March 6             JUSTICE LEAGUE / February 13  DVD/Blu-Ray: March 13     Both will be available on iTunes and VUDU. As of right now, you can pre-order one or both films. That was short but simple and to the point. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.     Image source: AppleInsider, The HD Room, Cosmic Book News, Batman-News.com, & Geeks of Color

Creative Close-Up: DC Extended Universe is Not Dead

January 29 / 18 Question…Is the DC Extended Universe Dead? For some or most people yes, but for those like me, no. Not even. We eagerly waited for Justice League to hit theaters. We were giving the latest superhero film high hopes, but alas, that wasn’t’ the case. I for one like the film. Don’t get me wrong, it had its share of great and funny moments. There were some scenes that we saw in the trailers didn’t make it to the film. Let’s not forget about Henry Cavill‘s CGI disastrous upper lip. My only complaint is how rushed the film was. Zack Snyder had to leave due to a personal tragedy, so Joss Wheadon finished where Snyder left off. Wheadon wrote the screenplay (along with Chris Terrio) for the film. With both director’s visions put together, what we got was a mess.     Justice League grossed $655 million worldwide, while domestically the total was $227 million. These figures are low. I would’ve expected more from both markets, but again, that’s not the case. According …

90th Academy Award Nominations 2018 the Full List

January 24 / 18 It’s that time again…the 90th Academy Awards is on the rise. Some of you may have already read or heard about the Academy Award nominations. Here is the full list. Credit source: Oscar.go.com     BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri     ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.     ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri     ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Meryl Streep, The Post     ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Mary J. Blige, Mudbound Allison Janney, I, Tonya, Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird Octavia …