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The American dream is a notion–or well promise–to all people within in our country of peace, safety, justice and most of all equality. However, if you are a Black Man there are time and situations when that notion might as well be a fantasy. Hamilton star Daveed Diggs definitely has this understand down to science as he tackles police brutality and injustice in his new film, Blindspotting!

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casa as Collin and Miles in Blindspotting movie

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casa as Collin and Miles in “Blindspotting”

Blindspotting centers on Collin (Daveed Diggs), an ex-con adjusting to life outside of prison–and with limited freedom–thanks to probation and a legal curfew at his halfway home. He passes his few remaining days focusing on work, while working alongside his eccentric best friend Miles (Rafael Casal). Collin’s attempts to keep his head low and stay out of trouble hit a snag when he witnesses an officer gun down an unarmed Black Man. He does his best to put it behind him but Miles’ antics combined with his growing PTSD began to haunt him like none other. Colin’s crisis of conscience and rage all climaxes to an event you will never see coming!

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This film deserves every award on the books! We are not surprised that Daveed is amazing in this film. Anything he touches is GOLD. Even more surprising is that he wrote this moving film with Rafael. Blindspotting is a movie you will laugh, cry, and have to watch again and again because it is just that deep. As a Black Man, or even a person of color in this country, you will relate to Colin and his shortcomings.

Honestly, we need more films–mainstream and independent–to tackle this topic. Indeed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was right, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Be sure you catch Blindspotting anywhere it can be found. Daveed and Rafael, kudos, kudos, and KUDOS!

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[TRAILER] ICYMI! Disney Releases Teaser Trailer for “Frozen 2!” (@DisneyFrozen2) Becomes Most Viewed Animation Trailer of All Time!

Disney is about to have another hit on its hands–a “Frozen” one! Yep Elsa and Anna are back for in Frozen 2 and we could not be more excited! It was announced nearly two years ago Frozen would be having a sequel and it is on its way this November. When we last left Aarendale, the home of our favorite Ice Queen and her sister, the two were enjoying being together and Elsa was now using her powers out in the open among her friends and subjects. In the sequel, it seems, we are not in Aarendale anymore and Elsa, Anna, and the rest of the gang are set for a new adventure. 

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Disney is about to have another hit on its hands–a “Frozen” one! Yep Elsa and Anna are back for in Frozen 2 and we could not be more excited! It was announced nearly two years ago Frozen would be having a sequel and it is on its way this November. When we last left Aarendale, the home of our favorite Ice Queen and her sister, the two were enjoying being together and Elsa was now using her powers out in the open among her friends and subjects. In the sequel, it seems, we are not in Aarendale anymore and Elsa, Anna, and the rest of the gang are set for a new adventure.

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From the trailer we see things may be a bit grimmer this time around in the wold of Frozen. Else seems to be using her powers to try and a get across the ocean with little success thanks to a few killer waves, and Anna is ready to fight someone off with Kristoff’s sword!

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There is also a mysterious girl with leaves floating around her, similar to how snow flurries surround Elsa. Does she have autumn-based or nature powers? Is she the bad guy? Are there others with powers in Aarendale? We have so many questions! One thing for sure is that the hype around this movie is already extreme. This teaser trailer alone has already become the most viewed animated trailer of all time with 116.4 million views in just twenty-four hours!

 

We guess we will have to wait for more trailers and November to see what is going on, be sure to check back her in the meantime for more information and Frozen 2 fun!

What do you guys think of our first peek at Frozen 2? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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[TRAILER] Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton Shine in “The Sun Is Also A Star!”

What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?”

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City.  Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push.  But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?  With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.

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What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?”

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City.  Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push.  But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?  With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also A Star movie

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also A Star movie

A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, “The Sun Is Also a Star” explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.The film stars Yara Shahidi (“Grown-ish”) as Natasha and Charles Melton (“Riverdale”) as Daniel, along with John Leguizamo (“John Wick: Chapter 2”).

Directed by Ry Russo-Young (“Before I Fall”), the film is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Everything, Everything author Nicola Yoon.  The Sun Is Also a Star was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and has received multiple accolades, including: 2016 National Book Award Finalist; Amazon’s Best Book of 2016 in YA; Amazon’s Top 20 Children’s Books of 2016 in YA; the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016; and Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2016.

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also A Star movie

Russo-Young directed from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”).   The film’s producers are Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, who served as producers on “Everything, Everything.”  Pamela Hirsch served as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Autumn Durald Arkapaw (“Teen Spirit”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”), editor Joe Landauer (“Before I Fall”), and costume designer Deirdra Elizabeth Govan (“Sorry to Bother You”).  The music is by Herdís Stefánsdóttir (“The Hate U Give”).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures present An Alloy Entertainment production, “The Sun Is Also a Star,” due in theaters nationwide May 17, 2019.

This film has been rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.

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Oops! Black Panther to Return to Select AMC Theaters, Courtney B. Vance Spills News on “Black Panther 2!”

We are headed back to Wakanda next month–for a few weeks–as Marvel’s Black Panther movie is returning for FREE to select AMC theaters nationwide. The decision comes on the renewed buzz around the film thanks to its many nominations during award season including a big win at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. You can check AMC theaters website to see if a theater near you is running this special event. In other Black Panther news, Angela Bassett’s husband Courtney B. Vance spills the news that the ENTIRE cast of the hit film, including Michael B. Jordan’s “Killmonger,” will return for the sequel!

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We are headed back to Wakanda next month–for a few weeks–as Marvel’s Black Panther movie is returning for FREE to select AMC theaters nationwide. The decision comes on the renewed buzz around the film thanks to its many nominations during award season including a big win at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. You can check AMC theaters website to see if a theater near you is running this special event. In other Black Panther news, Angela Bassett’s husband Courtney B. Vance spills the news that the ENTIRE cast of the hit film, including Michael B. Jordan’s “Killmonger,” will return for the sequel!

via ET Online

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he talented actor and husband of Black Panther star, Angela Bassett, did not tiptoe around some questions about the superhero film’s upcoming sequel at Sunday’s 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

Vance, 58, joined his wife on the carpet ahead of Black Panther’s big wins, and the couple spoke with ET’s Nischelle Turner about the importance of the film and the highly anticipated second installment. 

When asked if “everybody” would be coming back for the sequel, Bassett replied, “I would assume so.”

Vance quickly cut her off, noting, “Yes, just go ahead and say it, yes! Everyone will be there, including Michael B.”

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Michael B. Jordan as “Eric Killmonger”

Michael B. Jordan’s villainous character, Eric Killmonger, seemingly died in the first film, but Bassett, 60, notes, “[We didn’t technically see him] go into the ocean, no.” 

Jordan has previously confirmed to ET that director Ryan Coogler will be back for Black Panther 2, adding, “I know nothing else about it!” Could this also mean that even more presumed dead stars will be back after 2018’s epic final scene of Avengers: Infinity War? Possibly. How about including Vance in the MCU?

“Yeah, he could come into Wakanda!” Bassett declared of her husband. 

“I just like the way it changed society,” Vance said of the film. “It was all about Wakanda forever. And those kind of films, when they come around you’ve got to lift them up… For me, that movie changed society, so give it what it’s due.”

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance at 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Bassett agreed, noting, “A movie of this style, it has a hard time. It’s accepted by the audiences, of course it’s a global sensation, all of that, but the award [shows] tend to push them to the side. But it’s such a well-crafted, well-made, beautiful story — big moments, big themes, and I think it’s so utterly worthy.”

Thanks for the spoiler Courtney! We are sure Marvel Studios is going to change some things around at this point thanks to this news. We also doubt he will make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since he cannot keep his mouth shut. Then again, there’s always room for him in Wakanda, he’s no “colonizer.”

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