A couple of days ago, I uploaded the Magic Mike XXL poster, which is now one of the top trending posts on COLOR. No surprise there, right? Well, now I’ve got the trailer for you. If you missed it when it premiered on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, watch it right here!
What do I really need to say about Magic Mike XXL? I’ll just let the poster speak for itself:
David Oyelowo is proving why I made him an MOC Monday post. This guy not only knows when to help folks who’ve made mistakes (i.e. his buddy, Benedict Cumberbatch), but also when to hold people to task for racially-charged selective memories. Today, Oyelowo took the Academy to task for their penchant for only awarding black actors who take on “subservient” roles.
Terminator Genisys is coming to theaters July 1, and the film is taking over the Super Bowl with their upcoming Big Game TV spot. However, you don’t have to wait until Sunday to watch the spot: You can watch it below the post! Also below the post: The new Super Bowl poster!
Jupiter Ascending is a film that looks as perplexing as it is magical. If all of the elements come together, this could become a big of a cult hit as The Fifth Element.
The movie that everyone’s been talking about (and confused about) finally has a trailer! Fantastic Four, starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell has now given fans a first look and I have to say, I’m impressed.
Let’s all root for Alejandro González Iñárritu. His film Birdman is nominated for an Oscar, and now he’s getting the auteur treatment for his next film, The Revenant. The first stills from the film, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, have been released, and they look good. Check them out in the gallery below.
Selma is still going strong, and I couldn’t be happier, especially since the free student screenings have finally come to Birmingham (as well as Trenton, NJ)! I was waiting on this to happen, since Birmingham is one of the epicenters of the civil rights movement. I am surprised Mayor Bell, who always has something to say about something happening “for the good of the city,” didn’t have a quote in the press release.
There is a lot to unpack about Loki. First, he’s a mythological character that has the ability to change from a man to a woman to an animal to anything else. He’s also advancing the LGBT cause in his own comic book, in which he’s bisexual (not to mention able to change gender, although this isn’t entirely knew; he spent many Marvel issues back in the day cavorting in Lady Sif’s body and in Norse mythology, he turned into a mare and gave birth to Slepnir, a horse with eight legs and proclaimed the best of all horses).
But the comic book also poses a bit of an issue: has Loki become a pro-LGBT character simply because he’s popular and could actually be a great way to diversify Marvel’s pantheon of characters? Or is has he been turned into an bisexual character because he’s a villain? In short, was he a character that suffered from queer coding before he was actually turned into an LGBT character?
The movie Selma has been making headlines for several of its actors and the director, Ava DuVernay, getting snubbed for Oscar nominations despite the film getting a Best Picture nomination, but the film has earned something much more valuable; the reward of teaching kids the importance of the Selma marches.