Happy Tuesday everyone! Ralph here. Last week, I received some very exciting news in which I couldn’t wait to share with you all. I shared it on my main social media platforms, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, in which I’m now getting around to sharing it here on my blog. Initially, when I was first presented with the opportunity, I waited until I was absolutely certain that it reached fruition.Continue reading “The New York Times Featured Photo of Boxing Coach Ralph Gilmore’s Training Session with Dwayne Thomas and Greg Elysee at the South Street Seaport, NYC”
I can’t say this enough. It’s a wonderful time to be either a comic book creative, a fan or a little of both. Technology has caught up and continues to advance at a rapid pace. The things you can do with cinematography and filmmaking nowadays is incredible. You can literally create stunning, virtual worlds on the movie screen, where it’s only limits is the extent of the creator’s imagination. That concept alone, brings us to the world of Wakanda, which is an Afrofuturist fantasy land. By the looks of the trailer, Black Panther is shaping up to be Marvel’s most ambitious, breathtaking film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Watching it for the 100th time now, I’m still blown away by the action sequences, the costume designs and the music choices. Have you noticed the cast?! This could be the most talented (and beautiful) group of people pulled together for a Marvel film! Besides acting standouts Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o, there’s The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira (fellow fighter Okoye), Angela Bassett (T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda), Michael B. Jordan (T’Challa’s Wakandan rival Erik Killmonger), Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya (T’Challa’s second-in-command, W’Kabi), recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown (the mysterious N’Jobu), Forest Whitaker (warrior Zuri), and Marvel returnees Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross) and Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue/Klaw).Continue reading “In Case You Missed It, Marvel Has Blessed Us With A New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer”
Hands down, this is the best X-Men or X-men related film that has been made to date and unquestionably, the Wolverine movie, we’ve all been waiting for. Feeling more like a western rather than a comic book adaptation, film director James Mangold (The Wolverine, 3:10 To Yuma, Copland), brings us a visceral, violent, emotional and arguably, the most ambitious one since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.
The movie truly elevates the superhero genre to new heights—and along with Deadpool, could set off a chain reaction of R-rated superhero movies being flooded into theaters. That strategy would probably work with certain comic book characters; however, I think the PG-13 rating should remain the sweet spot for movie studios. With that being said, let’s get to the good stuff.
Before you venture on, I want to forewarn you that if you haven’t seen the movie yet and wish to see it with a completely fresh perspective, I’d stop here… there are some minor spoilers ahead.