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Movie Review: Queen And Slim
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Queen and Slim

Queen And Slim
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Writer: Lena Waithe
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Bokeem Woodbine, Indya Moore
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated: R | Minutes: 132
Release Date: November 27, 2019

If art is a reflection of society, then Queen And Slim is a serious call to action to address the societal damages that police brutality and systemic racism cause when it is allowed to continue to fester across America. Melina Matsoukas, who makes her directorial debut using a script written by Lena Waithe, reimagines the outlaws on the run from the law story by adding timely real-world social themes that we see making news headlines too often. Though a film will not completely change the hearts and minds of those who may not see these dangers, it can be a powerful reminder that it still continues to exist and if it isn’t taken care of, these senseless deaths will continue to happen. My review below.

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‘Queen & Slim’ Trailer: Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde Deals With Real World Social Issues
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Queen & Slim Movie

Universal Pictures has released the newest trailer for Melina Matsoukas‘s Queen & Slim.

Written by Lena Waithe, the film follows the story of a couple (Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith), who are pulled over for something minor. But the situation gets out of hand quickly and the man ends up killing the police officer in self-defense, leading the couple to go on the run. But when a video of the incident goes viral, they become a symbol for people across the country. Check out the latest trailer below.

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‘Queen And Slim’ Trailer: Addressing The Systemic Racism That Continues To Plague Our Society
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Queen and Slim

Universal Pictures has released the second trailer for Melina Matsoukas‘ (HBO’s Insecure) Queen And Slim, from writer Lena Waithe, and starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith. The film centers on a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Smith) who get pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and become the victims of racial profiling. Soon, the situation escalates to a point where the black man is forced to kill the police officer in self-defense. As a result, the two are now on the run, but they also become symbols for the people who suffer the same atrocities of systemic racism. A sort of modern-day Bonnie and Clyde.

Check out the trailer here below.

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‘Queen and Slim’ Trailer: A “Consciousness-Raising Love Story” That Confronts Racism
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Queen and Slim

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Queen and Slim, the upcoming film from Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe and director Melina Matsoukas. The film stars Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith in what can be best described as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde tale, but with a “consciousness-raising love story” twist “that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.” Check out the trailer here below.

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Movie Review: Widows
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Widows
Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn
Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rated R | 129 Minutes
Release Date: November 16, 2018

Steve McQueen‘s Widows is not just a heist film. It’s a heist film with an empowering message, wrapped with social issues that continue to affect us today. It’s a phenomenal piece of work featuring women of color taking back the power. Though it has familiar heist tropes, Widows has plenty of depth, as well as twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. Check out my full review below.

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‘Widows’ Trailer: Steve McQueen’s Latest Features A Stellar Ensemble Cast
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Widows trailer

It’s been five years since we’ve seen anything from Academy Award-winning Steve McQueen. But the director is now back and with fearless female cast. In Widows, Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Ervio play a group of women who have suffered the loss of their husbands. The only problem is, they have secrets to hide, leaving these widows with a debt owed to a dangerous group of people.

Check out the latest trailer here below.

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4K Review: Marvel’s Black Panther
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Marvel Studios' Black Panther

Black Panther
4K | Blu-ray | DVD

Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 134 Minutes
Release Date: May 15, 2018

Black Panther is the 18th Marvel Studios film to be released. Now just a few months after its initial release, it is coming home on Blu-ray and digital.

Director Ryan Coogler presents audiences with a new kind of superhero film. By weaving in social issues – like culture, identity, and representation – that affect us today, he turns what would have been an ordinary comic book movie into an extraordinary crowning achievement. It’s certainly not a risky film, but one that needed to be made. For there is a superhero in everyone, and it’s high time that we get to see more representation on the big screen. Check out my review of Black Panther on 4K below.

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Kevin Feige Talks ‘Black Panther’ Sequel, Possible Spinoffs, Taking Risks
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Black Panther is easily one of the best Marvel Studios films to come out in recent years. And I am not just saying that because it is the most recent film to be released by the studio. The way it addresses social issues, representation, identity, and feminism and still maintains its superhero feel is incredible.

Now that Marvel is turning its attention to Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is talking about Black Panther‘s success. Check out what he had to say about it, the chances for a sequel and possible spinoffs, and more below.

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Surprises Fans While They Share What He and The Movie Mean To Them (Video)
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Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Surprises Fans

Chadwick Boseman, the star of Marvel’s latest hit Black Panther, teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show to surprise some fans of the movie.

The fans were asked to record messages to Boseman sharing what he and the movie have meant to them, unaware that the actor was standing just a few feet away about to give them a memory they’ll never forget.

Click on over to the other side to check out the video and see their reactions.

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Stream Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack For Free Now
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Marvel Studios Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

One thing I forgot to mention in my review of Marvel’ Black Panther – something I regret not putting in – is the fact that the music is an excellent complement to the superhero film. Produced by Kendrick Lamar, the soundtrack is easily one of the most anticipated Marvel soundtracks to date. Probably because it’s one of the few that is worthwhile.

So if you want to take a listen, then I suggest you check out the Spotify embed here below for clips; the full soundtrack is streaming through the Spotify app.

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