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David Leitch at the Los Angeles premiere of "John Wick" held at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

David Leitch Throws His Hat in the Running to the Direct “Blade” Reboot

David Leitch has come a long way from his stunts background to emerge as one of the most premier action directors in Hollywood. The Deadpool 2 director is throwing his hat back into the Marvel pool to see if he can be the new director of the Marvel Cinematic Universe incarnation of Blade. The Blade […]

Mahershala Ali – Luke Cage’s Cottonmouth – is the New Blade

It was an end-of-panel appearance and mention at Marvel’s Hall H presentation, for Mahershala Ali to come up on stage and for Kevin Feige to announce that he would be the new Blade in a Marvel Studios reboot of the character. Created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan for Marvel Comics in the comic book […]

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Mahershala Ali Looking at ‘Solitary’ Role for Fox Searchlight

Albert Woodfox has a very interesting story. He spent 43 years locked up in solitary confinement for a murder he maintains he had nothing to do with. That story could be coming to cinemas soon, with Mahershala Ali voicing interest in the lead role. Deadline announced that Fox Searchlight was making a deal to pick […]

The Eyes of Alita: Battle Angel are Windows to the Movie’s Soul

I went into Alita: Battle Angel not expecting much, especially after reading mixed-to-middling reviews. I did hear chatter from anime and manga fans, however, who absolutely loved it. I’m pretty tired of big CGI blockbusters. I loved it. It’s gleefully pulpy and proud of it. It’s been a while since I loved a big blockbuster […]

‘True Detective’: HBO Open to Season 4 for Crime Anthology Series

While viewers are still debating whether the second season of HBO‘s crime drama True Detective was a misunderstood “hidden gem” that was a victim of the first season’s successes – or a slow, drawn out, uneven shadow of what made the first season so great. One thing that isn’t debatable: halfway through its eight-episode run, […]

True Detective Sparks a Slow Noir Burn with ‘The Big Never’ (SPOILER REVIEW)

The second episode of HBO‘s True Detective season 3 “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” ended on a tragic note–but not the kind of tragedy we are accustomed to on crime procedural series. Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) in 2015 has been grappling with dementia, but he’s been having patches of clarity as he reflects on the investigation of the missing […]

True Detective Season 3: Mahershala Ali‘s Timeless Search for Truth (TRAILER)

With only a month to go before its premiere, HBO‘s True Detective is giving fans a disturbing look at the scope of the third season’s crime (“all the fatalities”) with the second official trailer for the anthology series. Set to premiere on Sunday, January 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode season follows Academy Award Winner Mahershala […]

True Detective Season 3: HBO, Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Early Screenings

Fans of HBO‘s True Detective who live within sane traveling distance of an Alamo Drafthouse are getting the opportunity to watch the first two episodes of the crime anthology’s third season – nearly a month before its broadcast premiere. On December 18, the cable giant is partnering with the theater chain to host screenings at 18 theaters across […]

True Detective Season 3: New Trailer, Images Highlight Mahershala Ali’s Wayne Hays

Fans of HBO‘s True Detective are getting a more intimate look at Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali‘s (Moonlight) Detective Wayne Hays in the newest trailer/preview for the series’ third season. Set to premiere on Sunday, January 13, from 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode season 3 follows the detective over three time periods as […]


HBO Releases Teaser Trailer for ‘True Detective’ Season 3

HBO’s much acclaimed anthology series True Detective is coming back for a third season, and today the cable network shared the first teaser trailer for it. This season stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage) as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. We also see glimpses of Carmen Ejogo (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find […]

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1: It’s Even Better the Second Time Around

To prepare for the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage season 2 tomorrow, I sat down and re-watched the full first season and wrote up recaps and reviews of each episode. I’ve pulled them all together here along with my thoughts on the series and how those thoughts changed after a second viewing. *** Spoilers for […]

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: Just to Get a Rep

This article contains spoilers for Marvel’s Luke Cage season 1, episode 5, ‘Just to Get a Rep’. . . . . . This episode starts with Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stoke (Mahershala Ali) watching an act do soundcheck while we see Luke Cage (Mike Colter) digging through the rubble of his collapsed building. He’s no longer trying […]

Who's Gonna Take the Weight?

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?

This article has spoilers for the Marvel’s Luke Cage season 1, episode 3, ‘Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?’. . . . . . We open with a teaser. Thugs running out of the Crispus Attucks building, a couch flying out of the second-story window, gunshots, and then Luke Cage (Mike Colter) walking out with his […]

Code of the Streets

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Code of the Streets

This article contains spoilers for Marvel’s Luke Cage season 1, episode 2, ‘Code of the Streets’. . . . . . As we continue our recap and review of season 1 of Marvel’s Luke Cage prior to the premiere of season 2, this episode starts with Luke (Mike Colter) standing across from the building Mariah Dillard […]

Moment of Truth

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: Moment of Truth

With the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage set to premiere on June 22nd, and since we didn’t do an episode-by-episode review of the first season when it ran, I figured this would be a good time to re-watch the series and do recaps and reviews so folks who don’t have time can do a […]