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  • DNC Black Caucus Chair: ‘I’m a Former Black Panther’

    04/02/2018 2:39:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Paul Crookston April 2, 2018 | Paul Crookston April 2, 2018
    The Democratic National Committee’s Black Caucus chairwoman Virgie Rollins said Saturday that she used to be a member of the Black Panther Party. DNC vice chairman Keith Ellison was listening and appeared to notice the Republican tracker who was secretly taping the conversation. About a minute after Rollins first mentioned the Black Panthers, Ellison seems to look directly at the tracker and began whispering with someone next to him, but before the video cut off, it captured Rollins’ comments. "I’m a former Black Panther," Rollins said. "And when we talked about the movement, as a former Black Panther with Angela...
  • Box Office: Hollywood Suffers Worst March Downturn in Recent Memory

    03/26/2018 2:07:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 26, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    The month's last hope at the U.S. box office is Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One,' which opens Thursday, the eve of Easter weekend. With less than a week to go, Hollywood's major March releases have failed to bloom at the North American box office, triggering the worst year-over-year decline for the month in recent memory. March revenue through Sunday was an estimated $722.5 million, a 28 percent decline from the same time period last year ($997.3 million), according to comScore. The last hope for redemption is Steven Spielberg's pricey Ready Player One, which Warner Bros. and Amblin Entertainment open in...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Saved the 1st Quarter Box Office From Disaster

    03/23/2018 2:11:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | March 23, 2018 | Brent Lang
    The movie business owes Ryan Coogler and his Marvel team a debt of profound gratitude. Had Coogler and company not pulled off the massive cultural and financial success of “Black Panther,” the industry would be emerging from a long and brutal winter. As it stands, the Marvel movie about the king of Wakanda is the only new release in the past three months to achieve blockbuster status. The film’s outsize success is the sole reason that the domestic box office through the first quarter is running flat with revenues from 2017. It’s yet another illustration of the new commercial dynamics...
  • Hotel booking sites report that searches for FICTIONAL Wakanda from Black Panther are up 620% (tr)

    03/14/2018 1:26:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    It seems that the Black Panther movie has done such a good job of immersing audiences in its world that many people think it's real. Two hotel booking sites have revealed that site searches for the word 'Wakanda' – the name of the fictional African country the movie is set in – have risen dramatically. Hotelscan.com reported that the number of people landing on its Wisconsin Wakanda Water Park page is up by 620 per cent and Hotels.com reported that searches for neighbouring Wakanda Park are up by 55 per cent year on year. A spokesperson for hotelscan.com commented: 'The...
  • Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ reaches $1 billion globally

    03/11/2018 12:39:52 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    Disney’s megahit “Black Panther” has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney’s estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Disney notes that “Black Panther” is the fifth film in its Marvel universe to reach the milestone. The others are “The Avengers,” ‘’Avengers: Age of Ultron,” ‘’Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: Civil War.” The film has made $521 million domestically, becoming...
  • Weekend Box Office: 'Wrinkle in Time' Limps Toward $33M Debut; 'Black Panther' Stays No. 1

    03/11/2018 8:09:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 10, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time — based on Madeleine L'Engle's beloved book and targeting younger girls — is off to a troubled start at the North American box office. Hobbled by poor word of mouth, the fantasy-adventure grossed $10.2 million on Friday from 3,980 theaters for a weekend debut of $32 million-$33 million, behind expectations. Wrinkle in Time has been rebuffed by most critics, while audiences gave it a mediocre B CinemaScore. While Wrinkle in Time was able to narrowly beat fellow Disney title Black Panther on Friday, Black Panther will easily win the weekend with $40 million-plus from...
  • What Hillary Clinton did after seeing ‘Black Panther’ is offending black Americans

    03/04/2018 11:08:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 178 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | March 4, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    It appears that Hillary Clinton just doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone… or old habits do indeed die hard. The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee took in a movie on Saturday with dear husband Bill Clinton, and turned to social media afterwards to engage in some old fashioned pandering. (Someone should remind Hills that she’s no longer running for office.) “Saw Black Panther with Bill this afternoon & loved it. Beautiful film, lots of action, and a great message. Don’t miss it!” she tweeted. The film “Black Panther” is seen as a groundbreaking celebration of black culture and...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing Captain America ("not convinced can tell a great Cap'n America story")

    02/28/2018 7:07:33 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 8 replies
    TheWeek ^ | 2-28-2018
    Ta-Nehisi Coates has signed on to write a new Captain America comic book series, with the first issue to be released on the Fourth of July this year. "I'm not convinced I can tell a great Captain America story — which is precisely why I want so bad to try," Coates said.
  • Woman charged after seating dispute leads to gunfire in NC movie theater (Black Panther)

    02/26/2018 5:24:45 PM PST · by csvset · 71 replies
    Wavy ^ | 26 feb 2018 | WNCT
    GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville police have made an arrest in connection with gunfire Friday night at an AMC Theater. Police say 30-year-old Shameeka Latrice Lynch of Tarboro surrendered at the Pitt County Detention Center Saturday evening. Lynch is charged with one count of discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. Lynch is currently at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond. Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said they received reports of an active shooter at the AMC Theater on Firetower Road...
  • Smack Talk:Black Panther Rant and Review

    02/26/2018 4:13:06 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies
    https://youtu.be/r5UywhbxiFE I haven't seen Black Panther yet. If you have see it is it close to this review? Language warning
  • Weekend Box Office: 'Black Panther' Scores Record $108M in Second Outing

    02/25/2018 11:03:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 25, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking superhero pic Black Panther continued to defy all expectations in its sophomore outing, grossing an estimated $108 million from 4,020 theaters to score the top second weekend of all time behind 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Disney and Marvel title reached the $400 million mark domestically in only 10 days after dropping a narrow 47 percent in its second weekend. That's one of the smallest declines ever for a superhero title, as well as one of the smallest for a film launching north of $200 million (the bigger the opening, the bigger the drop in...
  • Esquire Article on 'Black Panther' Actor Takes Cheap Shots at Trump

    02/22/2018 5:42:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 21, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Esquire magazine writer Matt Miller doesn't like President Donald Trump. I get that. However, does he have to bring his Trump derangement into articles unrelated to him? An example is his February 21 story about one of The Black Panther actors, Winston Duke, who played the character of M'Baku. It took Miller just three paragraphs before his Trump obsession kicked in with gratuitous cheap shots:
  • ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in Historic Opening

    02/20/2018 11:19:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dave McNary
    Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is re-writing the record books, topping “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for the second-highest four-day domestic opening of all time, with $242 million at 4,020 North American locations. The superhero pic set a record for top Monday domestic gross ever, with $40.2 million, edging the previous high set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $40.1 million. The Monday total came in $7 million above the studio’s projections and lifted the four-day haul to $242 million. “Black Panther” has grossed the second-highest four-day total of all time, behind only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $288.1 million...
  • Black Panther Breaks Box Office Records

    02/19/2018 6:58:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/19/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Ryan Coogler-directed "Black Panther" has set a new box office record with an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America. Disney and Marvel Studios' "Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, earned the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth biggest opening of all time among other box office records, according to CNN Money, which added that it's also the largest opening for an African-American director. The February opening record previously belonged to "Deadpool," which brought in $132 million in 2016. Media measurement and analytics company comScore called the film an...
  • We Need To Start Barking At White People Who Speak Out Of Turn

    02/19/2018 3:35:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Very Smart Brothas - The Root ^ | February 19, 2018 | Damon Young
    Editor’s Note: This story contains spoilers for the film Black Panther. Black Panther’s Wakanda is a near-utopic vision of how a country could look; perhaps the best depiction of Afrofuturism ever captured on film. There were thriving and ideological-diverse cities surrounded by expansive and bucolic countrysides. There was modern technology perfectly weaved in to cultural tradition, a melding that was symbiotic instead of antagonistic. And while I didn’t see this happening during the movie, I’m sure Wakanda has amazing bottomless brunches. Unfortunately, a present-day attempt to recreate Wakanda would be unrealistic. Mainly because we’re roughly 20,000 years behind Wakandan tech....
  • Welsh flag flies as independent state in Marvel superhero film Black Panther

    02/18/2018 10:44:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 16 FEB 2018 | Kathryn Williams
    Marvel's latest blockbuster Black Panther is being called a "game-changer". Yes, it's a superhero film but critics are praising how it deals with issues of race and identity. And cinema-goers in Wales have noticed a nod to the country at the end of the film, Nation.Cymru reports . In a scene set at the United Nations, the Welsh flag is flying as an independent state, alongside flags like those of Japan and the United States. Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the hero who has to fight a powerful enemy after the sudden death of his father. It's set in...
  • 'Black Panther' Delivers Fifth Largest Opening of All-Time, Heading Toward $218M+ 4-Day Debut

    02/18/2018 11:23:05 AM PST · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | February 18, 2018
    Dominating the weekend and delivering one of the largest opening weekends of all-time, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther topped the President's Day weekend box office, outperforming its nearest competitor by nearly $175 million based on estimates. As a result, fellow new wide releases were left in the dust with both Lionsgate's Early Man and PureFlix's Samson struggling in the low single digits. The weekend did, however, have other notable performances such as Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which became the studio's second highest grossing domestic release of all-time, and Fox's The Greatest Showman, which has now topped $150 million...
  • Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'

    02/18/2018 7:24:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 17, 2018
    As Marvel's latest superhero movie, "Black Panther," draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film's largely African American fans. Over the last few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by blacks while going to see "Black Panther," the first movie from Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast. "It's very unfortunate that a film that is poised to become a cultural icon is being marred by this fake news," said Darnell Hunt,...
  • ‘Black Panther’ Review: The Movie’s Hero is Trump, the Villain is Black Lives Matter

    02/17/2018 8:09:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2018 | John Nolte
    There is a whole lot to like about Marvel’s $200 million Black Panther, and almost as much not to like. For starters, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler does an A+ job of world building (more on this later). In addition, the soundtrack and score also deserve an A+. Then there are the actors, the best cast yet assembled in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (by far). Black Panther is set in the fictional Wakanda, an idyllic country hidden in the heart Africa thanks to an alien metal called vibranium. This resource (delivered eons ago by way of a meteor)...
  • Black voter registration effort launched at ‘Black Panther’ screenings

    02/16/2018 7:36:59 PM PST · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/16/18 | Avery Anapol
    An activist group has launched a voter registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the “Black Panther” movie nationwide. Members of the Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to “mobilize the black electorate” and increase political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported. Wakanda is the fictional African nation featured in the long-anticipated Marvel film “Black Panther.” Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba founded the Electoral Justice Project last year, and told Blavity that the movement has been effective “because we meet our communities where they are,...