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What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?

giant earthquake will strike California this summer. Skyscrapers will topple, the Hoover Dam will crumble and a massive tsunami will wash across the Golden Gate Bridge. Or at least, that’s the scenario that will play out on the big screen in San Andreas. Continue reading What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?

The Legacy of John Singleton

While I grew up a huge fan of movies and television, it was rare that I felt I could actually make either. Coming from Trenton, New Jersey, the closest I saw my town get to the mainstream was the video for Poor Righteous Teachers’ “Rock Dis Funky Joint.” Being black in America, especially as ’80s babies, we seldom witnessed realistic on-screen depictions of the areas we were from. But in 1991, John Singleton released his debut feature film, Boyz n the Hood. At the time, many outside of South Central Los Angeles had only heard about that area through N.W.A lyrics; being able to see Tre, Ricky, and Doughboy navigate those streets and come to grips with their realities? It was breathtaking. Having that film be nominated for two Academy Awards—including Best Director, making Singleton the youngest and first African-American to receive that nomination—was beautiful.

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Spike Lee Won His First Non-Honorary Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

The next sentence may be hard to believe. Spike Lee won his first ever Oscar in a competitive category tonight. The much-lauded filmmaker took home the statue for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on BlacKkKlannsman and took the stage in a Prince homage of a get-up with Oscar gold Jordans. Continue reading Spike Lee Won His First Non-Honorary Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Jordan Peele Creates a New Monster in First ‘Us’ Trailer

Movie fans, rejoice: Jordan Peele has just laced the world with the greatest Christmas gift of 2018. Today, bright and early, as everyone opened up their gifts, Peele dropped off the first trailer for Us, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 standout (and Oscar-winning) film Get Out. Continue reading Jordan Peele Creates a New Monster in First ‘Us’ Trailer

Netflix Introduces Vertical Video Previews on Mobile Devices

Netflix is changing up their preview format so you can get the mobile-optimized view of the show or movie you may want to watch next, Variety reports. The streaming service recently updated their mobile app to allow users to see previews in vertical-video mode, a lot like stories on Instagram or Snapchat. Continue reading Netflix Introduces Vertical Video Previews on Mobile Devices

‘Black Panther’ Is Officially the Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Ever in the U.S.

Black Panther just keeps on breaking records. After another successful week at the box office, the Marvel epic is now the top earning superhero film ever in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Is Officially the Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Ever in the U.S.