These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD

International Women’s Day is upon us and we are celebrating women’s achievements and the meaningful contributions they’ve made to the world by ranking the top 10 female superheroes of television and film and not only are we celebrating the heroes, we’re also celebrating the actresses who play them.  10. Sailor Moon ( anime cartoon) Sailor … Continue reading “These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD”

‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old

In Adventures In The Screen Trade, the seminal, tell-all 1983 memoir about the mercurial, white knuckle, roller-coaster ride that is making a living working in Hollywood, two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman famously said that when it comes to determining whether a movie will turn out to be a hit or a miss, “Nobody knows … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published the longlists for its 2021 Film Awards, which members are now forced to whittle down to the final nominations.  The following films are longlisted for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, listed alphabetically by title, with the exception of the performance categories, listed … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Six-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson announced the nominees. For the first time in the history of the Golden Globes, the nominations were announced virtually, following the current safety measures … Continue reading “Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show”

2020 in Review: Gone, but not forgotten

2020 snatched so many from us. Mothers. Fathers. Boyfriends. Girlfriends. Brothers. Sisters. Icons. Unknowns. Some deaths were natural, while many like Gilligan’s Island’s Dawn Wells, Star Wars’ Darth Vader David Prowse and Nick Cordero succumbed to a new evil known as “complications from COVID.” That mother-effer cancer also reared its head. Among its victims, legendary … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Gone, but not forgotten”

Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans

Merry Xmas and Happy Hanukkah… early. On Thursday December 10, 2020 Disney hosted their Investor Day Webcast and Reel 360 was there to hear about all the amazing projects they have in the works across their multiple platforms. Marvel Studios Shared their plans for the expansion and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing upcoming … Continue reading “Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans”

‘1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me’ wins Grand Prix at HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival has announced the 2020 winners of their “Sweet 16” year. 40 industry leaders and storytellers served on this year’s Jury to award 36 short films and screenplays out of over 400 official selections from the virtual festival. Of the 36 awards, three were honored with the top prize of becoming qualified for … Continue reading “‘1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me’ wins Grand Prix at HollyShorts”

Kanye says ‘Black Panther’ will influence presidency

“WestKanda forever!” Last week, we reported that Grammy-winning artist Kanye West had announced his bid for the presidency. That’s the presidency of the United States. Needless to say, the announcement on Twtter was met with the expected mixture of praise (looking at you Elon Musk, you enabler) from fans and eye rolls from everyone else. … Continue reading “Kanye says ‘Black Panther’ will influence presidency”

Baseball movies to stream that are a hit with us

Damn you Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Today, would have been the 152nd season opener for Major League Baseball, and more importantly for my Philadelphia Phillies, had the season not been on hold due to the global health crisis at hand. So, what is a baseball fan to do when there is no Opening Day? Well, you … Continue reading “Baseball movies to stream that are a hit with us”

‘Black Panther II’ set for May 2022 release

While Marvel Studios sorts out the Spider-man debacle between it and Sony, the production company still has lots of big news to announce at D23, being held this weekend in Anaheim. This time it was director Ryan Coogler who got to drop the news. Black Panther II, the sequel to the 2018 cultural phenomenon, will … Continue reading “‘Black Panther II’ set for May 2022 release”

‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards

The REEL 360 team did not see this coming. Marvel’s superhero hit, Black Panther, beat out favorites A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, and even Crazy Rich Asians to take home the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Not only did it … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence

According to DePaul University Associate Professor Blair Davis, Black Panther is worth all the hype. “My students have been over the moon since last year,” he says. “Not only because there is a black superhero, but also because there is a big budget blockbuster with a huge Hollywood marketing campaign and toys and t-shirts.”   … Continue reading “Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence”

Lexus, Black Panther team up for Super Bowl LII

Step aside Audi, there’s a new luxury ride in Marvel films. And it’s the vehicle of Kings. Or one King to be exact – T’Challa from the upcoming Disney/Marvel film, Black Panther. Lexus, which has had a TV relationship with Marvel’s Agents of Shield for the past 5 seasons, has unleashed a 60-second extended digital … Continue reading “Lexus, Black Panther team up for Super Bowl LII”

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Last night, the non-televised portion of The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards took place here in Pasadena. The celebration of outstanding work by African Americans in film, TV, music, and literature inspired the likes of Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Morgan Freeman, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), and Kareem Abdul Jabbar to attend. While ten winners … Continue reading “The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards”

Doritos: New initiative will give $50K to 7 Black Creators

Black voices and stories are too often unheard. In its 2020 #AmplifyBlackVoices work, Doritos recognized this and is now launching Solid Black, a new multi-platform initiative backed by action and funding designed to bolster the voices of Black innovators and creators and provide them with resources to continue driving change. In total, Doritos will invest … Continue reading “Doritos: New initiative will give $50K to 7 Black Creators”