‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Is Nigh!

I stopped watching “The Walking Dead” some years ago…I don’t really know what happened or why (maybe it had to do with other television shows competing with my attention?). But, “Fear The Walking Dead” looks amazing and I’m so amped to watch the first episode this coming Sunday! I just hope that it doesn’t disappoint me like “Hemlock Grove” did. :/

Click HERE to see the first three minutes of the premiere episode!

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Tonight Is Going To Be MAJOR!

Five Words: Broad City Lip Sync Battle

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Lip Sync Battle on January 16, 2015 with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

                                     Lip Sync Battle on January 16, 2015 with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. 

My response?

yasqueenbroadcity Five more words: Jon Stewart Bids Us Adieu

Tonight also marks the last night we will ever see Jon Stewart sitting behind the infamous Daily Show desk…

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Alas, we will always have moments such as these to remember:

Anyway, my body is ready. LET’S DO THIS!!

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It Feels Good To Be Back

I’m going to pretend that I haven’t been away in say, oh, just about five months. In blog time, those months equal years. My excuse is that life caught up with me, in the form of a new job and new responsibilities. I found myself writing blog posts in my head that never came around to being realized here. But maybe taking a hiatus was what I needed to avoid total, ultimate burnout. Exhaustion is REAL ladies and gentlemen.

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So, in the interim I reported on issues of diversity in the media and entertainment, caught up on all sorts of Netflix goodness (I was late on the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” train, but I hopped on and won’t undo), sat in darkened movie theatres, and drummed up business ideas while listening to Purity Ring, Tame Impala, and Interpol stuck on repeat. I ran in the park, read Gillan Flynn novels on the subway (TWO WORDS: SHARP OBJECTS), and somehow survived Winter. Now I can come back with a renewed sense of purpose.

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“Sharp Objects” will be your next television series obsession when it premieres….TRUST

So, what tickles me in the world of film, television, music and digital these days? Well, “Game of Thrones” is on fire. It’s one of the few television series these days that can leave me disgusted one moment and then shouting for joy the next. I really wish I had my own dragon children…

Then there’s “Pretty Little Liars”, which after the latest episode has left me with one crucial thought: Is Charles DiLaurentis reppin’ hard for MGTOW? Seriously. If so, then this show just went from 100 to 1000.

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“Mad Max: Fury Road” is a movie on my “absolute you must-see” list for the summer. It was a more enjoyable, thrilling viewing experience compared to Avengers: Age of Ultron for the action alone. There are a slew of other movies I can’t wait for including “Dope”, “Me, Earl and the Dying Girl”, Gaspar Noe’s “Love”, “Paper Towns”, “Southpaw”, “Train Wreck”, and “Heaven Knows What” (I’m checking this out today- my body and soul are ready). Plus new Foals and Maccabees music are on the horizon and the third and final series of “My Mad Fat Diary” premieres in less than two weeks, along with the second season of “True Detective” on Father’s Day. The second half of 2015 is shaping up to be magical….

So… I’m back! Now go and binge-watch Season 3 of Orange is the New Black.

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“Broad City” Season Two, Please Come Here… NOW!!!

This looks even better than Season 1 (say what?!?). Bevars is still on deck doing nothing, Ilana remains a hot, spunky, lovable mess, Abbi finally gets to teach at the gym, Ilana and Lincoln eat titty chips, and Seth Rogan is in Abbi’s apartment, both yelling at one of the cutest kittens known to mankind.

CHA-CHING-A!!!

 

Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong’o Continue To Kill It

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Both director Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong’o were working hard at their respective artistic crafts before 12 Years A Slave, but now they have the mainstream clout and power to create and be a part of passion projects. Earlier this week, it was announced that McQueen’s next film will be about none other than Paul Robeson!

Paul Robeson was a true renaissance man who slayed at everything he set his mind to achieve. An actor, opera singer, activist, All-American football player, and scholar of law at Columbia Law School, Robeson was involved in both the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights movements. He was also investigated during the McCarthy era, accused of being a communist. He retired and passed away in my hometown of Philadelphia.

The first and only film that I ever saw Robeson star in was Oscar Micheaux’s black and white film, “Body and Soul“. This movie debuted Robeson in his first starring role on screen, at the age of 27. If you have never seen “Body and Soul” and ever get the chance to, I suggest that you take the opportunity!. It introduced me to the genius of both Micheaux and Robeson’s work in film and as an artist and film buff, it continues to inform my way of thinking about the art of directing, the business of church, and African-American identity.

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A Paul Robeson biopic helmed by Steve McQueen will be nothing short of extraordinary, especially as THE Harry Belafonte will have a part in making this film happen. What that part will entail of is unknown for the time being.

 

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McQueen has also been tapped to direct a heist thriller movie based from a 1980s British TV miniseries titled “Widows“, which you can watch on YouTube (from what I’ve seen so far, this may be another new British television obsession for me!)

Let’s not forget that McQueen is also working on his first television show to hit the States, “Codes of Conduct“, about a young Black man entering high society in New York. I. Can’t. Wait.

As for Ms. Nyong’o, she has the next Star Wars movie on her plate, as well as being the new face of Lancome Cosmetics.

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However, did you know that she has just scored another new film role in Mira Nair’s upcoming movie adaptation, “Queen of Katwe“? The film will be based on the real life of Ugandan chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesi. I am certain that Nyong’o will shine in her portrayal of Mutesi and maybe it could gain her another Oscar nomination….or award!

 

McQueen and Nyong’o….keep working, informing, and inspiring. I salute you!