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Wednesday
Aug 02 2017

Double Feature: "Atomic Blonde"and "Girl's Trip"

This article was originally published in Nathaniel's column atTowleroad.It is reprinted here in a slightly extended edition.

It's a special ‘Sister's Are Doin' It For Themselves' double review with two female-driven hits.

Have you caughtGirls Tripyet?I was one week late to the party after its hit opening weekend.When we looked around the theater this weekend my best friend was all "it's 80% women of color and 20% gay men!"Truth!And perfect as target audiences go for an urban female comedy calledGirls Trip.The crowd was boisterous,laughing their asses off throughout but also visibly feeling the '90s hiphop soundtrack and audibly praising the "message"moments in the movie.

The night before I sawAtomic Blondeand though I didn't see anyone dancing in their seats,Iwas dancing on the inside with its killer 1980s new wave soundtrack...

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Wednesday
Feb 01 2017

Let the new "Girls Trip"teaser be a salve for your weary spirit

Robert here!Boy,these are some trying times to be alive and conscious in the world.Luckily no matter what shenanigans are going on in Washington,Hollywood continues to churn out entertainment to allow us a few hours of blissful ignorance to the outside world.In the spirit of that I present to you the first teaser trailer forGirls Trip,in theathers July 21st.The film is a raunchy R-rated comedy starring Queen Latifah and front woman of the nu metal band Wicked Wisdom,Jada Pinkett Smith,along with criminally underused comedians Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish.Check out the trailer and more details about the film after the jump...

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Wednesday
Jan 20 2016

Linkages: Wondrous Women,Chilly Lesbians,and Academy In-Fighting

Atlanticone of the best defenses ofCarol's 'coldness"that you'll read.And as I've been saying since October..."If this is chilly,bring on winter."
Awards Dailyhas the nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards withRoomandFelix & Meara(Canada's Oscar submission) leading the way.Perhaps Canadian readers can tell me about this one: How is it different than the long running Genies?
Comics AllianceWonder Womanget a "brassy"logo...which looks exactly like how you'd expect since that W on her breastplate is fairly iconic
PajibaWonder Womanhas also released a couple of very brief clips including a campy look "disguise"will glasses that will remind you instantly of Lynda Carter librarian sexy look on the TV show.Unfortunately Wonder Woman looks as dark and gloomy as the other DC movies...it's a problem when you have to constantly brighten every still in Photoshop just so you can even see it.
The Retro Setlooks atBroken Lance,that interesting 1954 western we discussed a few months back
AmiresqueAmir's "Best of"choices for the film year.A reminder to me that I really should have seenQueen of Earth
The Directors CutAuteur Paul Thomas Anderson interviews Oscar-nominated Adam McKay onThe Big Short
YouTubeThe Suicide Squadgets a new trailer w/ Margot Robbie looking like the obvious standout

Oscar Fights & Carol Honorsafter the jump...

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Wednesday
Nov 25 2015

Red Carpet Lineup XXL: Nicole,Jada,Paz and Kate(s)

Josehere.Nicole Kidman won another award!Nathanielrecently praised her work inPhotograph 51in London,and the voters at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards agreed with him,for they gave her a Best Actress award to go with her Oscar,Globes and other statuettes.

Nicole wasn't the only movie-related winner: James McAvoy and Imelda Staunton,also won awards for their work inThe Ruling ClassandGypsy,respectively.At the event Nicole was simply majestic in an Alexander McQueen design.

...and before you all whine about how Cate wore it better (she did wear a similar McQueen to theRobin Hoodpremiere at Cannes in 2010),  be reminded that...

a) McQueen should be worn by all screen queens
b) Nicole is flawless!
c) Cate was inRobin Hood...
d) most importantly,Cate and Nicole love each other as proved by this image to your left.

Before I lose you to fantasizing about Nicole and Cate inCarol Part Deux,let's move on toour other looks of the week...

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Monday
Nov 09 2015

Spike Lee's "Bamboozled"- Still angry,still timely

TFE is celebrating the threeHonorary Oscarwinners this week.Here's Lynn Lee on one of Spike Lee's most controversial joints...

Is Spike Lee an Angry Black Man?Reductive as the label is,it's hard not to associate with an artist as reliably outspoken as he is accomplished—if only because so much of his best work is fueled by genuine anger at the condition of African Americans and the state of American race relations generally.  The irony of having achieved major critical and commercial success by channeling those frustrations surely hasn't been lost on him,even if it's done nothing to diminish them.

Bamboozled(2000),an incendiary,balls-to-the-wall satire about a disaffected black man who creates a pop culture monster,shows Lee at his angriest and most conflicted.The film takes its cue from Malcolm X's famous wakeup call:

You've been hoodwinked.  You've been had…You've been bamboozled"

It tells the tale of a Harvard-educated black TV writer (Damon Wayans,sporting a deliberately outlandish pseudo-French African accent) who pitches a hideously racist modern-day minstrel show as a fuck-you response to his white boss's demand for "blacker"material—only to have the show become a megahit despite,or rather because of,the controversy it causes.[More...]

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Saturday
Sep 05 2015

Podcast: Top Tens of Summer 2015

For this week's edition of the podcast,Katey,Joe,Nathaniel and Nick reunite to share their top tens of summer movie season.We allowed ourselves full movies,single moments,general themes.It's a free form top ten roundelay.

Topics include but are not limited to...
Mad Max: Fury Road,I'll See You In My Dreams,Jurassic World,The Avengers: Age of Ultron,Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,Far From the Madding Crowd,The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,Diary of a Teenage Girl,Amy,Trainwreck,A Little Chaos,Ricki and the Flash,Joss Whedon,Amy Poehler,Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith,Andie MacDowell,footwear,camera-shaking music,counterprogramming and more...

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversation in the comments.Share your top ten anything from the summer movie season!

Summer Top Tens