Black Panther

The Russo Brothers on the Oscars finally recognizing the superhero genre

The Oscars have been and always will be divisive.  Not only are the nominations roundly debated, even the eventual winners are usually disputed, and that’s before we get to the controversy over the televised show. Of course, social media has only inflamed and made these arguments even more...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:35pm

Why Danai Gurira is leaving The Walking Dead season 10

The Walking Dead, which is in the middle of its ninth season, is coming back for another season next October on AMC. This is in addition to the previously announced spinoff film(s) with Andrew Lincoln, who left the series before the most recent midseason break. Per a new report, however, it seems...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:24am

Everything you need to know about the Marvel Super Hero exhibit coming to the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute announced their new exhibit for the spring and it's quite super. Tickets are available for purchase now for FI's newest display Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes. That's right, Captain American, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor and other Marvel superstars are making...

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 2:30pm

Black Panther costume and other items to be featured in Smithsonian exhibit

The Black Panther costume and other items featured in Marvel's Black Panther will be part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) for all to see. The NMAAHC recently announced that the Black Panther suit worn by T’Challa, played by star...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:48pm

Martin Freeman credits ’Black Panther’s’ ‘aspirational Africa’ for its huge success

Even though we are only in May it has already been a hugely successful year for Marvel.  That’s hardly a surprise, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been dominating the cinematic landscape ever since “Iron Man” was released back in 2008. But even by Marvel’s...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:26am

I like superhero movies. But I don't care about Infinity War

No movie has ever been more appropriately titled than Avengers: Infinity War. You can’t blame the marketing department for calling the movie “most ambitious crossover event in history,” but the internet was also right to turn it into a punchline. Beyond the endless hype, there...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:32am

What Marvel should learn from the success of ‘Black Panther,’ according to Mark Ruffalo

The huge success of Black Panther at the box office was a welcome surprise to moviegoers that have long been bored of seeing the same sort of stories and characters on the big-screen and were eager for greater diversity and representation in cinema. Mark Ruffalo was one such moviegoer. I recently...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 2:45pm

Karen Gillan hopes ‘Black Panther’s’ success will lead to an all female ‘Avengers’ film

The massive success of Black Panther at the box office has finally opened up the doors for potential films and blockbusters that Hollywood previously had no interest in making.   Clearly, there is a huge appetite for stories, points-of-views and characters that studios had primitively...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:52am

8 films stars who found success later in life and prove that age really is just a number

Those of you looking for proof that the old proverb, ‘Good things come to those who wait,’ is still applicable today got just that earlier this year when Dorothy Steel made her big-screen debut in Black Panther as a Merchant Tribe Elder. Not only was the Marvel blockbuster just Steel...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:03pm

'Black Panther' might be inspiring more black cat adoptions

"Black Panther" has been a raving success — the public and critics alike have marveled at the Marvel production, praising it for its black superhero and predominantly black cast as well as its storyline regarding African culture and race identity. "I understand the importance...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:19pm

Kendrick Lamar and TDE buy out three theaters so kids can see 'Black Panther' for free

Kendrick Lamar and his record label wanted kids to see Black Panther over the weekend,  so he rented three movie theaters so kids in Los Angles could see the blockbuster film for free. Kendrick Lamar and his record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) hosted a free screening of Marvel’s...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:37pm

'Black Panther' just cemented Marvel’s place in Hollywood history

You don’t have to look far to find a cinematic luminary showing disdain to the superhero genre.   Steven Spielberg has long insisted that these films will die out, Ridley Scott has basically called them dumb, Alejandro Inarritu believes they’re “right wing,” Terry...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:23pm

The Best Things to do in NYC on Presidents' Day Weekend

See Black Panther If you do only one thing this weekend, it should be sitting in a full theater and cheering along to what critics have hailed as the best Marvel movie in a while. Black Panther is a cultural moment that will resonate throughout Hollywood, and the experience of seeing it with other...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:46pm

The inspiring advice Ryan Coogler gave Michael B Jordan ahead of his directing debut

Michael B Jordan was always going to ask Ryan Coogler for advice when he was considering whether or not to make his directorial debut. Not only has Jordan starred in all three of the films that Coogler has written and directed ("Fruitvale Station," "Creed," "Black Panther...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:17pm

How Michael B Jordan solved Marvel’s villain problem

Considering that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now grossed over $13.5 billion at the box office across 17 films, it feels rather harsh to be nit-picking over its shortcomings. But, while there is no end in sight for Marvel’s success, there is one criticism that repeatedly crops up...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:25pm

Is Captain America in Black Panther? Post-credits scenes explained

Spoiler warning: Don't read on if you haven't seen "Black Panther" yet. Since Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in "Captain America: Civil War," it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Chris Evans' star-spangled Avenger...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:11am

'Black Panther' feeling so fresh and unique should make Hollywood feel ashamed

In episode 6 of Ken Burns’ seminal PBS documentary series Baseball, former New York governor Mario Cuomo says of Jackie Robinson’s debut for Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, an event that finally saw the color line broken in the sport: “Too late.” “It was a...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:38pm

'Black Panther' is inspiring, expansive, and the best Marvel origin story yet

‘Black Panther’ Director: Ryan Coogler Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Winston Duke, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman Rating: NR 4 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: After the events of...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:01pm

Everyone's talking about 'Black Panther,' but will box office sales live up to the hype?

Now that we’re just days away from the release of Black Panther the anticipation surrounding the blockbuster is palpable. The stunning critical response to “Black Panther,” which manifested into a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97%, has combined perfectly with the blockbuster’s...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:21am

‘I would have been inspired if I’d watch this at 10’: Michael B Jordan expects 'Black Panther' to change lives

The importance of Black Panther goes way beyond a Rotten Tomatoes score, its box office gross, and how it links up with Avengers: Infinity War. The cultural ramifications of Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster and the performances of Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:05am