Chadwick Boseman is The Black Panther

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Chadwick Boseman is a young actor who has been in only a few movies. He was born in Anderson South Carolina on February,2nd 1977.He has really made his make though working with acclaimed directors and actors right out of the gate. In 2013 he played legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in Brian Helgeland’s 42. Along side him was non other then Harrison Ford as the Dodgers’s owner and friend to, Boseman’s, Robinson,Branch Rickey. In 2014 he portrayed a defensive back for the Clevland Browns. His coach, Sonny Weaver, in the movie was played by Kevin Costner no stranger to sports movies. This past august Boseman once again played a real life person. Oscar nominated director Tate Taylor cast the young actor to play soul singer James Brown in his bio-pic called Get on Up. The movie was named after Brown’s song of the same name. Boseman was a surprising choice for this role but he knocked it out of the park. No pun intended seeing he did play Jackie Robinson a year earlier.

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Yesterday, in a surprise Marvel live event, we learned about Marvel’s plans for the next five years of there cinematic universe. Phase three of Marvel’s plans had an announcement that in November 3rd 2017 there is going to be a Black Panther movie. They also announced that on May, 6th 2016 that Captain America 3;Civil War will be released into cinemas. Once this announcement was made Captain America and Iron Man themselves came out. Yes I mean Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. came out onto the stage. The started pushing each other and had the fists in the air when they said we introduce Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther. Then they asked him whose side is he on and Boseman procided to say he’s on nobody’s side and he’s his own man. After the Avenger’s:Age of Ultron trailer was leaked last week to a lot of praise and dropped jaws by fan boys alike. Marvel released a tweet that said Darn Hydra and then put out the official American version of the leaked trailer a half hr. later. In that trailer we see a man played by Andy Serkis who looks a lot like The Black Panthers arch enemy Ulysses Claw and we see at the end of the trailer that Captain America’s shield was shattered. Its made of Vibranium. The only place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that vibranium is mined is the home country of The Black Panther Wakanda. It only goes to show that Ulyses Klaw and Vibranium equals Wakanda which means The Black Panther. I think the Black Panther will be in Avenger’s: Age of Ultron and Captain America 3: Civil War along with his own movie in 2017. This is inspired casting because Boseman has proven himself in the past but, also he is young and can probably be coursed into signing multi picture deal like Marvel like its actors to do. Its gonna be a great future for him and Marvel!

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Dan Skip Allen

Mexican movie directors in Hollywood.

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Guillermo Del Toro was born Oct,8th,1964 and is from Guadalajara,Mexico. He is a Mexican movie director,producer,screen writer and novelist. In his filmmaking career Del Toro has transitioned for Spanish language dark-fantasy pieces such as The Devil’s Backbone(2001) and Pans Labyrinth(2006) to more main stream American movies like Blade II(2002), Hellboy(2004), Hellboy II:The Dark Army(2008) and Pacific Rim(2013).

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In addition to his directing credits Del Toro is a prolific producer. He has produces such movies as Orphanage(2007),Julia’s Eyes(2007),Biutiful(2010),Kung Foo Panda and Puss and Boots in (2011) and Mama in (2013). Ted Toro has based his career on fantasy and sci-fi horror movies. He almost directed The Hobbit films but, he left after creative differences. He still has a writers credit on the films do to his large contradictions to the story and script. Most of his movies are based on horror and sci-fi motifs but he also has a pertinent for religious and clockwork imagery as well. He has collaborated with Ron Perlman and Doug Jones on frequent occasions.

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Currently Guillermo Del Toro has an animated movie he produced Book of Life out now the third Hobbit movie The Hobbit:The Battle of Five Armies out just before Christmas and Crimson Peak his haunted  house movie starring Tom Hiddleston,Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska out in 2015.

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was born on August 15th 1963in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the first director form Mexico who has been nominated for an Academy Award. He has also won the directors guild award and the best director award during the Canne film festival(2005). His four feature films to date Amores Perros(2000),21 Grams(2003),Babal(2006) and Biutiful(2010) have garnered him critical acclaim worldwide including two Academy Award Nominations.

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Inarritu has worked with some of the best actors and actresses in Hollywood including Benicio Del Tor,Sean Penn and Naomi Watts on 21 Grams. Brad Pitt and Kate Blanchett on Babal and Javier Bardem on Biutiful. He also launched the career of Gael Garcia Bernal in Amores Peros while getting his film nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award in 2001. This month his latest movie comes out. Birdman has been critically acclaimed widely by many film critics and fans alike. Once again Inarritu works with a stellar cast of actors from Micheal Keaton, Edward Norton,Emma Stone and Naomi Watts to Zach Galifianakis. Birdman is about a man who is directing a play based on a man who has been cast as super hero and can’t get out of the shadow of that character. Just started film Inarritu’s next film is called the Revenant. A period piece starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. Its based on a book of the same name and it about a man who seeks revenge on some men who rob and abandon him after he is mauled by a bear.

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Alfonso Cuaron was born on November 28th,1961 in Mexico City. Cuaron is a director,screenwriter, producer and editor of such movies as The Little Princess(1995),Y Tu Mama Tambien(2001), Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban(2004),Children of Men(2006) and Gravity in (2013). Most of Cuaron’s work has been widely praised by audiences and critics alike. He has been nominated for six Adeacemy Awards including one for screenwriting for Y Tu Mama Tabien in 1996. Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing for Children of Men in 2006. He won the Best Director Academy Award,Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best directing for his film Gravity in 2013 and 2014. Cuaron was named one of Time’s most influential people of the year last year well.

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Collectively Tel Toro,Inarritu and Cuaron are known as the “Three Amigos of Cinema” These guys are gonna be around for plenty of years to come. I will be looking forward to their films for many years. I can’t wait to see Birdman in the weeks to come.

Dan Skip Allen

Colin Firth is everywhere this year!

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Colin Firth is a British film,television and theater actor. He was born on September 10th 1960. His film s have made 3 billion dollars from 42 releases worldwide. His most notable ¬†and acclaimed role to date has been his 2010 portrayal of King Henry VI in the King’s Speech a performance that gained him an Oscar and many other worldwide Best actor awards. It went on to gross 414.2 million worldwide at the box office.

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The King’s Speech is about a monarch who tries to over come his speech impediment. Firth portrays Prince Albert the Duke of York/King George VI a man who is thrust into the leadership role in England during World War II. He won the Best actor Oscar in February for this role of a life time for him.

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Earlier this year Colin Firth starred with a trio of actresses two of which have won Oscars for acting. Devil’s Knot is about the West Memphis three. Firth plays Ron Lax a private investigator who tries to defend the west Memphis three. Witherspoon plays the mother of a missing child in the movie Pam Hobbs. The second movie he stars with an Oscar winner is Rhrailway Man. He plays Eric Lomax a man who has been captured during World War II by the Japanese. He is punished and tortured by the military and made to build a railway going across the Thia-Burma area of Malaysia. Kidman plays his girlfriend and then wife Patricia Wallace. The third movie Firth starred in earlier this year is Magic in the Moonlight. Where he co-stars with Emma Stone. Firth plays a Chinese magician Wei Ling Soo otherwise known as Stanley Crawford. He is set to discredit a young futurist by a close friend of his from back home. Magic in the Moonlight is directed by Woody Allen.

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This month Firth stars once again with his co-star from The Railway Man Nicole Kidman in Before I go to Sleep. Firth plays the husband, Ben Lucas, of Nicole Kidman’s Christine Lucas. She is a women who wakes up every day with no memories. This movie is based on the world wide best seller of the same name. Later this year Firth will voice the popular kids character Paddington Bear in the movie Paddington. Its a bout a bear who is rescued from his home in Peru. He ends up living with the Brown family. Paddington is based on the children’s books of the same name. Paddington come out later this year in December 2014.

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Originally supposed to be out in September The Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spy movies about a secret agency who recruits some new members to fight an evil Samual L. Jackson. Firth is at home playing Uncle Jack the leader of the new recruits of this secret society of spy’s. The Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on the acclaimed comic book series of the same name by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Its directed by Matthew Vaughn or X-Men First Class and Kick-Ass fame. This movie now comes out in February 2015.

Firth has played spies in the past in Tinker,Tailer,Soldier,Spy but, it remains a definite that he can play any role from spy to prisoner of war, magician and also southern private eye as well as voice an animated bear. This Oscar winning actor has really come into the prime of his career and will continue to give his fans and movie goers alike plenty of more compelling characters to watch on the big screen.

Dan Skip Allen