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Premiering in 1919, “The Homesteader” is a now-lost silent black-and-white film. It is notable for being the first film directed by an African-American, Oscar Micheaux. It is also believed to be the first feature-length film to be made with African-American actors, by an African-American crew, for a primarily African-American audience.

The film itself is based on a novel by Micheaux of the same name, about a doomed interracial romance at a time when it was illegal in nearly all states for African-Americans and whites to marry. 


Marvel’s new Black Panther trailer: the fight for Wakanda is on

Marvel has released a new trailer for Black Panther, showing off the newest look for Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the titular superhero, and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, the film’s fiery villain.

While the first trailer, which premiered in June, gave us a frenetic sampling of the cool details the film has to offer — the female bodyguards known as the Dora Milaje, Boseman in that signature Black Panther super suit, and Lupita Nyong'o giving fierce looks — this second trailer gives us more depth.

It hints that there’s a void left after Marvel’s Civil War, which saw T’Challa’s father assassinated. T’Challa, heir to the throne in his home country of Wakanda, has to assert how the nation, which is arguably the most technologically advanced on earth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be ruled, and must grasp that power. But Killmonger seizes the opportunity to stage a coup.

Add in fight scenes, hi-tech gadgetry, not one but multiple vibranium-enhanced Black Panther super suits, and you’ve got a jaw-dropping trailer.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther will be the first solo black superhero movie in Marvel’s current cinematic universe. And it’s an opportunity to tell a story from a different point of view — not just based on race. (The majority of characters in Marvel’s superhero stories so far have been white or European.) Black Panther is also a story about what the world of superpowers looks like to a country that isn’t the US, doesn’t share the US’s views, has a ruling king, and has its own unique circumstances to deal with.

From what we’ve seen so far, it sure looks impressive.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.


Week Ending October 16th, 2017

  1. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi +13
  2. It −1
  3. Wonder Woman
  4. Justice League −2
  5. Thor: Ragnarok +4
  6. Call Me By Your Name −1
  7. Blade Runner 2049
  8. Aladdin
  9. Zootopia +1
  10. Beauty and the Beast
  11. Heathers +6
  12. Avengers: Infinity War +8
  13. Magic Mike XXL
  14. Hocus Pocus −6
  15. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  16. Spider-Man: Homecoming −5
  17. Doctor Strange −5
  18. The Shape of Water
  19. Deadpool −6
  20. The Nightmare Before Christmas

The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.

Originally posted by eirianerisdar

Romance Movie Troupes

*Using Oppositions

Aries x Libra: Teenage boy on the X team falls in love with pretty cheerleader.

Taurus x Scorpio: Girl finds “unfashionable” boy and takes him to the mall and fixes him up for another girl and finds out Damn He’s Hot.

Gemini x Sagittarius: New Girl in School catches the attention of Mysterious Popular Boy.

Cancer x Capricorn: The mother and father in any movie, ever. Also, John Green.

Leo x Aquarius: Most Popular Person in School dates Weird Person and raises their social status and they’re A Natural.

Virgo x Pisces: Nerdy Person sees someone reading a book that’s assigned to you, like, Freshman year and is like “Wow, I love that book” and the other person goes on to analyze it.


          See the line where the sky meets the sea?
                                   It calls me
                          And no one knows
                               How far it goes
                        If the wind on my sail
                  On the sea stays behind me
                          One day I’ll know
                If I go there’s just no telling
                            How far I’ll go