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The wave of positivity and success surrounding Black Panther has inspired many, including Chicago sixth-grade teacher Tess Raser, who shared her Wakanda Curriculum on Twitter and now plans to build an entire lesson plan around it. The two-part curriculum is meant to educate students on African colonialism and American racism, using the film to drive the discussion, as well as offer insight beyond typical Eurocentric history taught in classrooms.
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So exciting for any Potter fan!
A 150-foot wing stretching over West 43rd Street beckons Potterheads to what promises to be one of the commercial heavyweights of the spring season. Continue reading “‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Unveils Broadway Theater Marquee”
It’s so exciting to see the success & impact Black Panther has had in so many communities!
Choruses of “yes!” and murmurs of agreement accompanied everything speakers Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Atlantic’ national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates said, like they were preachers in a black church. Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ Stars Share Black Pride With Enthusiastic Apollo Theater Audience”
Rachel Morrison is the first woman ever nominated for an Oscar in cinematography. Continue reading “I Can’t Believe I Am The First,’ Says Oscar-Nominated Female Cinematographer”
Black Panther is poised to take over the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Hollywood when it hits cinemas worldwide, and the excitement amongst comic book fans is palpable to say the very least. The titular character’s standalone instalment has been a long time coming after all, what with Marvel first introducing him in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War (Spider-Man’s movie came out last year, just 15 months after the webslinger made his own MCU debut). Continue reading ““Black Panther: 15 Pieces Of Concept Art That Will Get You Hyped For The Movie””
The 1937 classic, praised as the “greatest film ever made,” quickly became the highest-grossing film of all time. Continue reading “Hollywood Flashback: 80 Years Ago, Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Set the Animation Standard”
Animation, as have all movies and TV shows in the past few decades, has had to evolve its mindset in order to include more diverse voices and more diverse stories. Campaigns like #OscarsSoWhite have tackled more live-action fare, but with this year’s Coco (the incredibly successful Mexico-set Day of the Dead Disney film) and last year’s Moana (a pan-Polynesian island adventure), animation is starting to pick up on what the rest of the industry is moving towards. No film is more interesting in that regard than the upcoming Bilal: A New Breed of Hero, the first-ever animated feature from the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero brings Emirati storytelling to animation”
An animated movie based on the iconic Mario video game franchise about plumbers Mario and Luigi is in early stages after Illumination Entertainment reached an agreement with Nintendo to produce the film. Continue reading “Animated Mario Movie in The Works From Illumination, Nintendo”