‘Blindspotting’ Creators on the Film’s ‘Advocacy for Empathy’ in the Black Lives Matter Era (Video)

‘Blindspotting’ Creators on the Film’s ‘Advocacy for Empathy’ in the Black Lives Matter Era (Video) Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal began working on their first screenplay around the time of the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant by a white police officer in Oakland, Calif. — nearly a decade later, ...

Box Office: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Dancing Past ‘Equalizer 2’ to $30 Million-Plus Opening

Box Office: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Dancing Past ‘Equalizer 2’ to $30 Million-Plus Opening In true popcorn-season form, it’ll be a battle of the sequels at the domestic box office this weekend. Universal’s “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is taking a chance at the top spot against fellow ...

Eka Darville, Janina Gavankar, Italia Ricci Join North Fork TV Festival Lineup

Eka Darville, Janina Gavankar, Italia Ricci Join North Fork TV Festival Lineup Eka Darville, Janina Gavankar, and Italia Ricci are heading to Greenport, N.Y. for the North Fork TV Festival this fall. They will be appearing on the festival’s Actor Panel moderated by casting ...

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Reveal Story Behind the Rhythmic Structure of 'Blindspotting'

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Reveal Story Behind the Rhythmic Structure of 'Blindspotting' Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal first met performing slam poetry as teenagers in their hometown of Oakland, California. After almost two decades of friendship, the duo debuted their first feature film, ...

New Hollywood Podcast: Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal Talk ‘Blindspotting’, “BBQ Betty” And The Impact Of Gentrification

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to the verse-driven stylings of Lionsgate’s film Blindspotting — and the film’s stars and co-writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal paid a visit to the New ...

‘Blindspotting’ Review: Tale of Two Oaklands Couldn’t Be More Personal

‘Blindspotting’ Review: Tale of Two Oaklands Couldn’t Be More Personal In the words of Blindspotting‘s co-star Rafael Casal, the film is “a comedy in a world that won’t let it be one.” Fair enough. Written by Casal (a wordsmith who cut his teeth on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam) ...

Podtalk: Co-Stars Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal of ‘Blindspotting’

Chicago – If there are themes emerging in the 2018 film year, a couple of them are incorporated in Oakland, California, and African American identity. Like the recent “Black Panther” and “Sorry to ...

Can ‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel Repeat Original’s Runaway Box Office Success?

Can ‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel Repeat Original’s Runaway Box Office Success? Ten years ago, while “The Dark Knight” and “Iron Man” were ushering us into a new age of superhero blockbuster domination, “Mamma Mia!” was waving the flag for Abba fans and mid-budget movies alike. ...

‘Blindspotting': Inside That Unmissable Scene About the N Word (Exclusive Video)

‘Blindspotting': Inside That Unmissable Scene About the N Word (Exclusive Video) In the new movie “Blindspotting,” two childhood best friends navigate their changing hometown and their problematic relationship. Carlos López Estrada’s film has been earning raves for its depiction ...

‘Blindspotting’ Film Review: Ambitious Oakland Tale Suffers From Too Many Ideas

‘Blindspotting’ Film Review: Ambitious Oakland Tale Suffers From Too Many Ideas Having too few ideas has been the downfall of many a film, but sometimes too many can be just as much of a problem. “Blindspotting,” which premiered on opening night of this year’s 2018 Sundance Film ...

Latin American Film — Six Months in 2018 from Sundance to Today

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival jury awarded the Special Jury Prize to Sueño Florianópolis about four teenage kids who set out from Buenos Aires one sweltering day in a Renault to vacation in the ...

TheWrap Party Report: Deadmau5 Plays Rare Morning Gig, John Legend Rules the Night (Photos)

Less than 12 hours after releasing new music, Deadmau5 played it for the first time to a select group of invitees and Twitch Primer users in a downtown L.A. warehouse at 11 a.m. on Friday morning. He ...

Movie Review – Blindspotting (2018)

Blindspotting, 2018. Directed by Carlos López Estrada. Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Wayne ...

Can the 2018 Box Office Keep Up Its Record-Breaking Momentum?

The overall box office for 2018 has been on fire so far. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” kicked off the year with a bang, Marvel released two of the biggest box office success of all time, and Disney ...

Listen: Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on Bay Area Music and ‘Blindspotting’

Listen: Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on Bay Area Music and ‘Blindspotting’ Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal met at a poetry slam ...

Daveed Diggs Has Lifelong Bond With ‘Blindspotting’ Co-Star Rafael Casal

Longtime friends and collaborators Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal have been developing Blindspotting for years, and now that dream has finally been realized. The story centers on Collin (Diggs), a guy ...

New poster for acclaimed comedy-drama Blindspotting

Ahead of its release later this month, Lionsgate has unveiled a new poster for director Carlos Lopez Estrada’s acclaimed comedy drama Blindspotting, complete with a quote from Rafael Motamayor’s ★★★★★ ...

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Kicks Off Summer of Socially Conscious Black Films

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Kicks Off Summer of Socially Conscious Black Films Summer movies are synonymous with escapism. They tend to focus on costumed heroes or marauding dinosaurs. But is it possible for these beach weather offerings to be both entertaining and socially ...

Second Opinion – Sorry To Bother You (2018)

Sorry To Bother You. 2018. Directed by Boots Riley. Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, ...

15 Films to See in July

After looking at the first half of 2018 and highlighting the best films of the year so far, it’s time to enter the back half of the year. July brings our most-anticipated blockbuster of the entire ...

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