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  • ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in Historic Opening

    02/20/2018 11:19:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 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 · 116 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 · 15 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,...
  • ‘Black Panther’ Sprinting Toward Historic $200M+ 4-Day Weekend

    02/16/2018 1:04:48 PM PST · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 02/16/18
    The first set of estimates are in, and they’re showing that Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther is headed toward a historic weekend with $200M-$205M over four-days, $175M over three. These figures do not come from Disney. The Ryan Coolger-directed, an co-written pic with Joe Robert Cole should post an estimated $72M today, with last night’s $25.2M previews repping 35% of that number. On a three-day and four-day basis, Black Panther‘s estimates are easily the pre-summer records beating Beauty and the Beast ($174.7M 3-day, $188.2M 4-day) and Warner Bros./DC’s Batman v. Superman ($166M 3-day, $181M 4-day). If these figures maintain, then Black Panther...
  • Christian actress testifies to miracles on set of "Black Panther"

    02/16/2018 8:57:28 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    PJ media ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    Sope Aluko, a Christian actress born in Nigeria who holds U.S. and British citizenship, said that the set of "Black Panther" (2018) felt "almost like church." "During breaks we shared our testimony of how we got to where [we] did and most of the people were testifying to God's miracles, it was almost like church," Aluko told Okay Africa's Ezinne Mgbeahuruike. Mgbeahuruike had asked her, "How was it working alongside such heavy hitters like Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, and Forest Whitaker?" The actress responded that the "Black Panther" set "felt very familiar and like home." "We had early call...
  • (Rare Negative Black Panther Review)Bloated with every trope in the genre, too long running time...

    02/16/2018 2:03:06 AM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Films In Review ^ | February 14, 2018 | Victoria Alexander
    Bloated with every trope in the genre, too long running time, lack of investment in the villains and Jon Snow dies not once, but twice. With the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the lack of diversity in mainstream movies and TV being recognized and addressed, its risky to criticize BLACK PANTHER. I have seen the sea-change. Black actors and actresses are being hired. They are being represented on TV series and in films. The New York Times headline was “Why ‘Black Panther’ is a Defining Moment for Black America” might well be a true statement, but is it a good movie? A...
  • The Provocation and Power of Black Panther (supreme moron alert)

    02/15/2018 12:40:43 PM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/15/18 | Newkirk
    Blackness invites speculation. The very idea of a global African diaspora creates the most fertile of grounds for a field of what-ifs. What if European enslavers and colonizers had never ventured into the African continent? More intriguing yet: What if African nations and peoples had successfully rebuffed generations of plunder and theft? What if the Zulu had won the wars against the Voortrekkers and the British, and a confederation of Bantu people had risen up and smashed Belgian rule? What if the Transatlantic children of the mother continent had been allowed to remain, building their empires with the bounties of...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • The First Marvel Movie Superhero Was Black

    02/15/2018 5:40:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ira Madison III
    In 1998, exactly twenty years before Black Panther, the first Marvel Comics superhero made its theatrical debut. It was the vampire known as Blade. And he was black. To be fair, there had been a handful of films based on Marvel properties before this—but 1944’s Captain America was a black-and-white serial film, 1989’s The Punisher and 1990’s Captain America were both direct-to-DVD, 1994’s Fantastic Four was never released, and though it’s a cult classic, the less said about 1986’s Howard the Duck, the better.
  • Marvel Mastermind Kevin Feige Talks Diversity In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

    02/14/2018 3:24:34 PM PST · by be-baw · 21 replies
    comicbookmovie.com ^ | February 14, 2018 | DumbQuixote
    In recent years there has been a diversity shift within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the promise of more to come, MCU producer and orchestrator Kevin Feige speaks on this and more! As we stand on the eve of what proves to be not only an entertaining and successful film in Black Panther, but also the first modern superhero and blockbuster film to feature a predominantly all black cast. If Wonder Woman’s success proved anything it’s that audiences have waited long enough and want the spotlight on those people who are typically relegated to less significant roles. This film doesn’t...
  • Are You Black Enough to Watch Black Panther? A Quiz

    02/14/2018 11:45:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Root ^ | February 12, 2018 | Damon Young
    Black Panther premieres to the general public this week. And as we all already know, it will be the blackity, black, black, black, black, black, blackest thing that will ever happen in the history of black people, blackness and people. So black that instead of ticket stubs, the box office will give you a reparations check. So black that instead of popcorn, the concession stands will sell buckets of white tears—frozen, caramelized and sprinkled with Old Bay. So black that apparently the first 15 minutes of the movie is just an Ida B. Wells hologram playing spades with Danny Glover....
  • Why Marvel's Black Panther is no ordinary superhero movie

    02/11/2018 6:10:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 125 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9th February 2018 | Annabel Rackham
    The Black Panther first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War. Now he's got his own film, which goes way beyond the usual expectations of fantasy, fight scenes and romance. Having a plot based around a black superhero with a predominantly black cast is a first for Marvel, but the film builds on this concept in a massive way. Directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler, it is set in the mythical country of Wakanda: a hidden African kingdom with incredible technological power, due to its reserves of the world's most useful precious metal. Chadwick Boseman,...
  • Black Panther is for film what Barack Obama was for the presidency

    02/11/2018 6:13:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2018 | Issac Bailey
    For a few hours starting next weekend, black America will exhale, something it has not done since the Republican Party chose as its presidential nominee a man who rose to national political prominence on open bigotry and 58% of white voters made him President. For a few hours, it will be a veritable black American holiday, a kind of revival in the middle of Black History Month and the second year of the Donald Trump era.
  • Facebook bans group planning to sabotage ‘Black Panther’ reviews

    02/04/2018 9:27:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 3, 2018 | Eric Brackett
    Marvel Studio News has reported that Facebook has banned a group that attempted to sabotage the fan review scores of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and also promised to do the same thing to Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther. The group’s Facebook page was named “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” and it had created an event to post low review scores on the fan review section of the Rotten Tomatoes website. The exact motivations of the group aren’t completely clear, though some trends and theories have cropped up during the course of its actions. According to a...
  • Antifa Calling For Property Seizures, Violence On Police, And All-Out Revolution

    08/29/2017 2:13:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 145 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/24/17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    An armed Antifa group is launching a new cell in Philadelphia, with support from the “alt-left” alternative media. The group currently hosts anti-police workshops called “Our Enemies in Blue.” The group draws inspiration from convicted murderers and calls for violence against the police, theft of goods, and armed insurrection. Antifa websites like It’s Going Down, Sub.Media and Insurrection News have been promoting the group, which calls itself the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, calling on their readers to donate to a Fundrazr account for the creation of the new cell. The press release the group published in far-left media is filled with...