I’ve mentioned it before, but Cineplex is where I think I became who I am. It’s been my longest ongoing (and off) job. It’s where I’ve met most of my closest friends. And for the ones who didn’t work there, I met because of people who had. I have love for the company. For a while, Cineplex had been silent after George Floyd’s murder but a team helped curate films to elevate Black stories, artists and filmmakers. And right now, you can go and rent them for free on the Cineplex store app. Cineplex showed up to the conversation and are doing their part to make a statement in the conversation.
Here is the link for you to rent and watch the films. Don’t know where to start? We have some suggestions.
I’ll be the first one to say that until last week, I wasn’t scared.
Last week, TIFF announced their first waves of film and we were right here to tell you all about them. And again today, TIFF continued their announcements for this year’s festival by announcing their Canadian slate to the programming. This programming features newcomers, alumni and is more diverse than ever. Let’s first look at everything that was announced and then let’s take a deep dive into what TIFF has in store for us.
It’s been almost 48 hours and I still can’t believe what Marvel announced in Hall H during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. In the past, I have been one of those who have criticized Marvel for simply doing the bare minimum when it came to diversity and always tapping itself on the back when it came to praises. I even wrote on here about that token moment in Endgame and how Marvel needed to do better.
And then on Saturday night, during Comic-Con, Marvel blew my mind. During the panel, I was watching Do The Right Thing in theatres on 35mm for the first time and I was already more than emotional when I walked out. So to opened my twitter feed and saw everything that had happened, my jaw was on the floor. Since then, I have been trying to process it all. Just to recap, in 2 years Marvel is going to release 10 projects, 7 of those in 2021. And that’s insane. But what’s even more insane is the lineup of everything that was announced.
This is what some of us have been waiting for over almost a year. Pretty much since the last festival has ended. As soon as it ended, we all took a day break and then collectively went “until next time.” So here are the first wave announcements and after the press release portion of the post, I’m gonna break down why some of these are so exciting – but also, what I want to see and not as intrigued about.
This is exciting. I wasn’t expecting any of this.
So, for some time now there has been talks of there being a sequel to Halloween (2018). We all joked around that it should be called be Halloween 2 because just the original, it would mean there would be a third film with the same title. Blumhouse decided not to be the case. Instead, it’s going to be called something different. Enjoy the Halloween Announcement video that Universal Pictures just released.
Friends, it’s time.
We’ve been discussing this for some time now behind the scenes. In fact, before we launched we knew we wanted to try this out.
I will be honest, yes I have watched most of the James Bond movies but I never was a true fan. I liked the films but the sexism and misogyny of it all always rubbed me the wrong way. Hell, one of my final essay in University was about just that. But never the less, I was always planning to keep going with the series, because they actually happened to be good. I enjoyed the action and Daniel Craig was a good Bond, he wasn’t your typical Bond but he still was entertaining.
The underSCENE is very saddened at the idea of a show all about representation has been canceled, but there is hope, so until we find out what happens next, I had to put a few of my feelings into words.
This one, this one hurt.
Friends, we are finally here.
We’ll probably have another article with who we think will win/should win, but until then, here are your nominees.