Last night, Tamar and I made our way to the Hollywood Bowl to see a live performance of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony and we had the absolute best time ever. The show features live performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and screenings of classic Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes cartoons and is probably one of the most magical things that I have ever seen at the Hollywood Bowl in my life. My first introduction to classical music was via Looney Tunes cartoons and now to see hear the music performed live by one of the greatest orchestras in the world, coupled with those beloved cartoons from my youth … it was an almost overwhelming experience. Tam and I were charmed from start to finish, it was truly a magical night. More »
For some time now, we’ve been hearing about Pixar‘s plans for an animated film that will themed around the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead … but after Dreamworks released their excellent animated Day of the Dead movie The Book of Life, we didn’t hear much about the Pixar project … until now. Pixar announced yesterday, on Day 1 of the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, that they will be releasing their Day of the Dead-themed animated film Coco in 2017. Click below to see some early concept art for Coco and learn the latest info about this forthcoming Pixar animated film. More »
Hey guys. Soooo remember a while back I got sorta, kinda, hugely pissed off over the casting call for women hoping for a part in the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton? Remember how the women were ranked according to skin tone, with the light-skinned Beyoncé prototypes at the top of the list, and the “Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone” women at the bottom. I wasn’t sure then if I was going to be heading into theatres to see this movie, and I’m still not sure, especially with this awesomely misogynistic new quote from Ice Cube. Click inside for more.
So I’m working on an essay about black women [shocker] in TV and how things certain images and stereotypes are and are not changing, which was a great excuse to go back and watch Season One of Scandal. And daaammmmnnnnn I love that season! Shadow&Act made a great point about how, in that season, Scandal felt like it could have been more like the show Damages, but then ended up going in a very different route. I’d forgotten about so many cool storylines, and as I headed into Season Two I felt similar pangs of nostalgia for the Scandal of old. Well, chin up Gladiators. Shonda Rhimes suggests that she has heard our cries about how we want that old thing back, and Scandal Season Five will be all about the Gladiators. Click inside for more!
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So here is a fun fact (just kidding, it’s not that fun)—only 19 black women have been featured on the cover of Vogue solo and Beyoncé just became the third black woman (after Naomi Campbell in 1989 and Halle Berry in 2010) to rock their most important cover of the year—the September issue. Naomi. Halle. Beyoncé. In 123 years of Vogue publications. So yeah, just some food for thought. And then there’s this adorable shot of Blue Ivy and Bey from Beyoncé‘s 2013 cover shoot. Click inside for more!
Last month we got to see promo stills from the Hannibal season 3 episode titled The Great Red Dragon a week before the episode aired on NBC. Today we get to see the promo stills from the 13th and final episode of Hannibal season 3 which, sadly, has become the series finale episode. The episode titled The Wrath of the Lamb, as you can see in the gallery presented here, will give us our first look at Mads Mikkelsen‘s Dr. Hannibal Lecter wearing his infamous mask. The title is obviously a nod to the most famous Hannibal Lecter story of all time, The Silence of the Lambs, so I think we can guess where the show would have headed if it was able to make it to season 4. Because the series is now finally dead, we may never know where the series was headed but hope is still alive that a feature film starring this cast will come somewhere down the line. Once Hannibal ends its TV run at the end of this month, we will have to imagine how The Wrath of the Lamb eventually connects with The Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal will end on August 29.
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Way back in January, not long after she released new music for Tim Burton‘s film Big Eyes, Lana Del Rey announced the title of her forthcoming album … Honeymoon. After not hearing any new music news all spring long, LDR started releasing new music from her new album in June. First, we got to hear the Honeymoon title track and last weekend, we got to hear LDR‘s latest song High By the Beach (you may recall that the HBTB video dropped yesterday). Today we learn from LDR herself that her album will be released next month. Lana posted a photo on her official Instagram profile that announces, in the super chillest way, the day that her album will hit music stores … find out below. More »
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Back in June, we learned that plans were in the works for a straight-to-video sequel of the 1990 movie Kindergarten Cop which, as you should be well aware, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as an undercover cop posing as a kindergarten teacher. Today we get to see the first photos from the set of Kindergarten Cop 2 which will NOT star Arnold (we knew this already) but will star Dolph Lundgren as the undercover cop turned kindergarten teacher … which is basically the same thing. Have a look below at Dolph on the set of KC2 and see what you think on this “fresh” take of the old movie. More »