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‘Luke Cage 1×01: Moment of Truth’ Review

2 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

“Ups ain’t the only brown that delivers.”

Actor Mike Colter’s guarded, injured, and ultimately good-hearted turn as Luke Cage was one of the few pleasures the first season of Jessica Jones had to offer. On his own and grounded in a much more immediate and organic sense of place and moment, he doesn’t disappoint. Luke Cage, adapted from the comics created by Archie Goodwin, George Tuska, and John Romita, Sr., is an atmospheric pleasure miles away from the one-note sarcasm of Jessica Jones or the relentless action figure workouts of Marvel’s blockbusters. The thoughtfulness and restraint with which the show approaches the struggle over Harlem’s identity, as embodied by the black men and women living, working, and dying on its streets, is refreshing.

Luke Cage sketches the historic neighborhood as a black community deeply divided along lines of culture, class, and generation. Money is either »

- Gretchen Felker-Martin

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Quentin Tarantino on what he’s hoping to see from Marvel’s Luke Cage series

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In 2012, Quentin Tarantino revealed that back in the early 90s, he came close to bringing Power Man to the big screen, having toyed with the idea of directing a Luke Cage movie. And now, with Marvel’s latest TV series hitting Netflix, Yahoo! took the opportunity to ask the director what he’s hoping to see from the show.

“Well, frankly, to tell you the truth, I might be one of the pains in their asses because I love the way the character was presented so much in the ’70s,” said Tarantino. “I’m not really that open to a rethinking on who he was. I just think that first issue, that origin issue … was so good, and it was really Marvel’s attempt to try to do a blacksploitation movie vibe as one of their superhero comics. And I thought they nailed it. Absolutely nailed it. So, just take »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Luke Cage’ Review: Season 1 Reminds Us What It Means to Be a Hero In the Real World

23 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the most interesting side effects of film and television’s embrace of the superhero narrative is that we get so many interesting stories about what it means to actually be heroic. Heroism, after all, isn’t about putting on a costume or assembling some gear. Sometimes, as in the case of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” it’s as simple as stepping outside in a sweatshirt.

Read More: 17 (!) New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each

The third pillar of Marvel’s “Defenders” franchise,”Luke Cage” hums with confidence from beginning to end, owning everything from its cornier jokes to its biggest action sequences to its boldest racial statements. The season doesn’t necessarily end the way you’d expect, but it knows exactly what it’s saying: Heroism goes beyond superpowers.

Shifting the Marvel spotlight from Jessica Jones to her love interest, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Luke Cage’ Review: Season 1 Reminds Us What It Means to Be a Hero In the Real World

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the most interesting side effects of film and television’s embrace of the superhero narrative is that we get so many interesting stories about what it means to actually be heroic. Heroism, after all, isn’t about putting on a costume or assembling some gear. Sometimes, as in the case of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” it’s as simple as stepping outside in a sweatshirt.

Read More: 17 (!) New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each

The third pillar of Marvel’s “Defenders” franchise,”Luke Cage” hums with confidence from beginning to end, owning everything from its cornier jokes to its biggest action sequences to its boldest racial statements. The season doesn’t necessarily end the way you’d expect, but it knows exactly what it’s saying: Heroism goes beyond superpowers.

Shifting the Marvel spotlight from Jessica Jones to her love interest, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

30 September 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With Sundance and Cannes behind us and the fall festivals in progress, the Oscar race is under way. Distributors are in full campaign mode for the 2016-17 awards season.

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After earning strong reviews, a standing ovation and the two top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker’s “The Birth of A Nation” was an early frontrunner for Best Picture. The Academy not only loves a well-told true story (see “Spotlight,” “Argo” and “12 Years A Slave”), but last year’s diversity controversy promised to shine an even greater light on “Nation” this year. The film will be released via Fox Searchlight, which has notched 13 Best Picture nominations in the past 12 years, more than any other company. They proved victorious with “Birdman” two years ago and were positioning “Nation” as their top contender this fall. But Parker is dogged by a college rape scandal that keeps »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

30 September 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

With Sundance and Cannes behind us and the fall festivals in progress, the Oscar race is under way. Distributors are in full campaign mode for the 2016-17 awards season.

Read More: 2017 Oscar Predictions

After earning strong reviews, a standing ovation and the two top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker’s “The Birth of A Nation” was an early frontrunner for Best Picture. The Academy not only loves a well-told true story (see “Spotlight,” “Argo” and “12 Years A Slave”), but last year’s diversity controversy promised to shine an even greater light on “Nation” this year. The film will be released via Fox Searchlight, which has notched 13 Best Picture nominations in the past 12 years, more than any other company. They proved victorious with “Birdman” two years ago and were positioning “Nation” as their top contender this fall. But Parker is dogged by a college rape scandal that keeps »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch the opening title credits for Marvel’s Luke Cage

30 September 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its arrival on Netflix today, the opening title credits for Marvel’s latest series Luke Cage have been released online via the official Twitter account; check them out below…

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But soon he is pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Justice may be blind, but tomorrow it becomes unbreakable. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/srR5H7FskR

Luke Cage (@LukeCage) September 29, 2016

Luke Cage premieres on September 30th, with Mike Colter leading the cast as Power Man alongside Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Claire Temple, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as Shades, Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives) as Black Mariah, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Second Opinion – Free State of Jones (2016)

30 September 2016 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Free State Of Jones, 2016.

Directed by Gary Ross.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Christopher Berry, Bill Tangradi and Keri Russell.

Synopsis:

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

Free State of Jones is told with the sort of long-winded efficiency more commonly found in waffling A-Level essays. Director Gary Ross, fresh off the back of The Hunger Games, seems lackadaisical in his attempts at telling a story which at once feels vital, but is told in such a way, it feels swamped in the righteousness of white-guilt.

Ross, from the opening sequence-a scan of a battlefield where pigs eat human remains and close ups of heads blown wide apart-seems lost in the plotting. Moments of gore don’t pepper the film; instead they’re forced with little »

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Free State of Jones review – Matthew McConaughey rages through civil war

29 September 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This audacious, visceral, beautifully shot story of a real-life outlaw in Louisiana’s swamps is one to watch out for in awards season

Matthew McConaughey stars in this startling, fiercely violent, superbly photographed and structurally audacious civil war drama, directed by Gary Ross. McConaughey plays the real-life Confederate soldier Newton Knight, who leads a band of deserters and runaway slaves to form a Robin-Hood outlaw group in the Louisiana swamp and attempts to make Jones county secede from Mississippi and the confederacy to form the “free state of Jones”. He allies himself with slave Moses (Mahershala Ali), marries freed woman Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and after the war takes a lead on democratic reform: this legendary figure has already been the subject of a 1948 movie, Tap Roots, with Van Heflin and Susan Hayward.

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Check Out The Unbreakable Title Sequence For Luke Cage Ahead Of Tomorrow's Series Debut

29 September 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Luke Cage is just one night away, or well, if you're extra enthusiastic, a little over 12 hours away. The early reviews for Marvel's latest Netflix offering have been exceedingly positive and have heaped praise on the cast and crew. Many have even strongly suggested that the Power Man may have set a new bar as far as comic book television goes, which should be great news for hungry fans.  Earlier this afternoon, Marvel & Netflix released a little gift to keep you filled till tomorrow - the über-cool title sequence, which follows in the footsteps of sister shows Daredevil & Jessica Jones. Check it out below: Justice may be blind, but tomorrow it becomes unbreakable. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/srR5H7FskR — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) September 29, 2016 In this Marvel live action series, a street-fighting ex-con battles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.   Luke Cage features: »

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Watch The Title Sequence For Marvel's Luke Cage!

29 September 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Netflix released the title sequence  and the theme song and title sequence for the highly anticipated original series Marvel's Luke Cage, which you can check out below.

Marvel's Luke Cage, the third show in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix, will premiere globally tomorrow September 30, 2016 at 12:01am Pt. The series follows the launches of Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's Jessica Jones, and leads up to the future release of Marvel's Iron Fist, and ultimately, Marvel's The Defenders.

In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel's Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones.  Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel's Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Star Mike Colter on Why Netflix Show Is ‘Inclusively Black’

29 September 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“When I think about Luke Cage, the last thing I think about is a superhero. It’s more like, By the way, it’s a superhero story,” said Mike Colter on the red carpet of the “Marvel’s Luke Cage” premiere at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theater in New York. “The guy has special abilities, but he also goes through the same things we go through.”

Colter’s character Luke Cage, known for being bulletproof, was first seen in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and he’s now front and center in the latest Marvel series.

The “Marvel’s Luke Cage” cast includes Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Frankie Faison and Rosario Dawson.

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker says the show brings a lot to the table. “It’s a very entertaining, hip hop-laced comic book story, but underneath is a very deep political undercurrent,” he said.

Colter hopes the audience will connect to the show on »

- Christina Dun

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Movie Review – Free State of Jones (2016)

29 September 2016 12:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Free State Of Jones, 2016.

Directed by Gary Ross.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Christopher Berry, Bill Tangradi and Keri Russell.

Synopsis:

Disenchanted soldier Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) deserts the Confederates during the Civil War and returns to his home in Jones County, and leads a rebellion against the army taking food grown by the local farmers to feed soldiers.  Despite being under martial law once war is over, the county declares itself a free state and Knight is in the forefront of another battle, this time to win civil rights for all its citizens, including freed slaves.  Based on true events.

Slavery, the Civil War, the Deep South.  You could be forgiven for thinking you were re-visiting Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and, earlier in the year, the buzz surrounding Gary Ross’s Free State Of Jones pointed towards the film being an awards contender.  But then »

- Freda Cooper

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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Proves That ‘Heroes Can Wear Hoodies Too’

28 September 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Luke Cage doesn’t want to be your hero, and Marvel doesn’t want to be political, but frankly, they can’t help but be both in Netflix’s well-timed “Luke Cage.”

With his super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke can’t be harmed by anyone — not any thug, criminal or cop. The invulnerable superhero emerges amidst today’s racially charged political climate in which the nation is divided over police shootings of unarmed black men and the corresponding #BlackLivesMatter movement.

“This is really an era in which it’s a fascinating time to have a bulletproof black man that exists in the world,” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker said during interviews at Comic-Con.

Read More: ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer: Mahershala Ali Goes to War With the New Defender

Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb added, “Marvel always works best when it’s a reflection of our times. The show is never »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Proves That ‘Heroes Can Wear Hoodies Too’

28 September 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Luke Cage doesn’t want to be your hero, and Marvel doesn’t want to be political, but frankly, they can’t help but be both in Netflix’s well-timed “Luke Cage.”

With his super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke can’t be harmed by anyone — not any thug, criminal or cop. The invulnerable superhero emerges amidst today’s racially charged political climate in which the nation is divided over police shootings of unarmed black men and the corresponding #BlackLivesMatter movement.

“This is really an era in which it’s a fascinating time to have a bulletproof black man that exists in the world,” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker said during interviews at Comic-Con.

Read More: ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer: Mahershala Ali Goes to War With the New Defender

Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb added, “Marvel always works best when it’s a reflection of our times. The show is never »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Tense New Clip from Free State of Jones

28 September 2016 8:37 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ahead of its release this Friday, StudioCanal have dropped a tense new clip for Free State of Jones. This American Civil War epic from Hunger Games director Gary Ross, stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Beyond the Lights), Keri Russell (Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2).  Free State of Jones tells the incredible true story of Newton Knight and his rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi, during the American Civil War. Check out the new clip now: Free State of Jones is released this Friday, 30 September. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Martin Macnamara)

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Luke Cage Street Level Hero featurette focusses on Harlem

27 September 2016 10:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week we brought you a trailer for Luke Cage [watch it here], and now with just two days to go until it premieres on Netflix, a new ‘Street Level Hero’ featurette has arrived online for the Marvel series which focuses on the show’s location of Harlem and its culture; check it out below…

See Also: New images from Marvel’s Luke Cage

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But soon he is pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Luke Cage premieres on September 30th, with Mike Colter leading the cast as Power Man alongside Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Claire Temple, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as Shades, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Marvel's Luke Cage: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for Superhero Series

27 September 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Below, watch the second official trailer for the first season of Marvel's Luke Cage TV show, premiering on Netflix this Friday, September 30, 2016. Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage, a role he originated on Marvel's Jessica Jones.The Marvel's Luke Cage TV series cast also includes: Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Rosario Dawson. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker executive produces with Charles Murray, and Marvel's Jeph Loeb  Get the scoop from this Netflix press release.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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New Luke Cage Featurette Celebrates Harlem's Culture

27 September 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I had my doubts when Marvel first announced their partnership with Netflix. Over a decade later, I still had a bad taste in my mouth with the mid-2000s Daredevil film with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and given Marvel's then-track record of creating light popcorn fare on the big screen, I wasn't convinced they were able to go darker with these Netflix-based superhero shows. Fast forward to today, and I couldn't have been more wrong.

Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones did a great job at staying at the ground level of Hell's Kitchen -- a place largely ignored by the Avengers, who are mostly involved in world-ending disasters. Luke Cage takes this same approach and moves it over to Harlem. More than any other Marvel series to date, Luke Cage is one that really seems to be going the extra mile to embrace its culture.

Helping to highlight that fact is another video, »

- Joseph Medina

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'Luke Cage' a new kind of superhero show that suffers from some old problems

27 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"We are witnessing a massive shift in the boundaries of possibility," a talk radio host suggests midway through the first season of Luke Cage. In that moment, the host is discussing Luke Cage the man: super-strong, bullet-proof vigilante, waging a one-man war on crime in Harlem. But she could just as easily be discussing Luke Cage the Netflix/Marvel drama that debuts Friday, and what it and predecessor Jessica Jones have tried to do with the now-ubiquitous superhero TV show. Just as Jessica Jones — the show that introduced Mike Colter as Cage, as part of Netflix's elaborate plan to introduce their own team of street-level superheroes — found new life in a very familiar genre by filtering the cliches through an explicitly feminist lens (Jessica is a rape survivor, literally and metaphorically), Luke Cage does it by placing things in an unapologetically black context. Cage's new base of operations is Harlem, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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