Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

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There’s a certain poetic irony in the idea of a black detective going undercover to take down the Ku Klux Klan. No, this isn’t from the imagination mind of a creative writer. It comes via the true crime work of detective Ron Stallworth, who in 1978 infiltrated Colorado¬† chapter of the Klan by duping Grand Wizard David Duke.

This film boasts an all-star ensemble with Jordan Peele producing, Spike Lee directing, and starring John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son), Adam Driver (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi) and Topher Grace as David Duke.

BlacKKKlansman hits theaters on August 10.

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If you’re still emotionally drained from Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp are back with a new trailer to lift your spirits.

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This time, we get a little more insight into the villainous Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen). After Dr. Hank Pym opened up the Quantum Realm, Ghost stole his technology and plans to use it for a world takeover. The previous trailer displayed her stealth capabilities in walking through walls. This time we see her fighting prowess against Ant-Man (Scott Lang) when she sends him careening through a wall. Speaking of fighting skills, we get to see the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) putting in work and why her presence is essential to taking down Ghost.

Longtime comic fans also get a treat with the debut of Goliath (played by Laurence Fishburne). Apparently, Goliath was an older scientist/hero in the MCU and humorously trades size stories with Ant-Man.

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6.

 

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And then there were two. We finally have an official trailer for the upcoming FreeForm Marvel series Cloak & Dagger, starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph. For the uninitiated, the story revolves around two teenagers from contrasting backgrounds brought together by newly acquired supernatural powers. As their bond deepens, feelings of love and the tragic history of their powers further complicate matters.

What are these said powers? Cloak is the living personification of darkness and can use it as a deadly weapon that envelops enemies and manipulates environments. Dagger is his opposite in that she personifies light and uses it to create weapons (as briefly seen in this trailer).

It’ll be interesting to see if show opts for a main antagonist like the Netflix shows, or goes the route of the early 80s comics which focused on the duo combating the drug trade. All questions will be answered when the 10-episode series debuts on FreeForm June 7.

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In the early 80s, there was no concept of a female Hip-Hop star. That changed with Lolita “Roxanne Shante” Gooden, who emerged from the Queensbridge projects on the strength of the classic “Roxanne Roxanne.” Her story finally¬†takes center stage with the new trailer for the biopic Roxanne Roxanne (March 23).

The Netflix original was written and directed by Michael Larnell, and produced by the makers of Fruitvale Station and Dope. The films stars Nia Long, Mahershala Ali and newcomer Chante Adams as Shante.

 

 

Atlanta – Season 2 Trailer

Posted: February 18, 2018 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Concert/Film/TV Reviews
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In less than 2 weeks, Robbin’ Season begins. The official trailer for season two of the critically-acclaimed series Atlanta is here. We’re low on plot details, but after that first season, do we really need any? Season two premieres on March 1.

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After the emotional gut punch that’ll likely occur in May’s Infinity War, Marvel fans will be treated to more light-hearted fare this summer with Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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The sequel to the 2015 hit finds Scott Lang (Antman) struggling to adjust to civilian life after his role in Civil War. When a new threat arises from the anti-capitalist mercenary Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen), Lang’s mentor Hany Pym (Michael Douglas) enlists his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) to assume the mantle of The Wasp to even up the odds. The history of Wasp will get further backstory courtesy of Michelle Pfieffer, who plays Janet Van Dyne, the wife of Hank and the original Wasp who was lost to the Quantum Realm years ago during a botched mission.

I wonder if the Giant Pet Ant will make an appearance this time around. We’ll find out when Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters on July 6.

 

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10 years after they first terrorized our hearts on the big screen, the heartless masked family know as the Strangers return for the much-anticipated sequel Prey At Night.

We start with the same premise from the original. Happy couple seeks a quiet weekend in a residence far from civilization, only to receive a creepy knock at the door from the monotone daughter of the killers. Then the fun begins. We see images of the victims being stalked in a swimming pool and a car crashing through the living room.

But things are also different this time. The victims are a family of four and have several guns to combat their assailants.¬†Have the Strangers finally met their match? We’ll find out on March 9.