Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon If you were around for the 1970s peak of success for the “National Lampoon,” that point when fans died over the satirical monthly’s latest issues like new LPs from the Who, you’ll love the good-old-days vibe of “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead.” If you weren’t, grab a seat to understand what was allowed to be funny before the age of political correctness. The Lampoon mocked JFK for getting assassinated, made fun of Stevie Wonder for being blind and ridiculed women in general because it was made by guys mostly. Douglas Triola’s documentary is an in-your-face ramble through the raunchy launch and eventual downfall of a cultural milestone now all but forgotten. Pushing beyond its early publishing success, the Lampoon produced amusing music albums, off-Broadway stage shows and a weekly radio broadcast that gave the first nationwide exposure to John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner … [Read more...] about Reviewed in brief: ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead,’ ‘Big Stone Gap,’ ‘Freeheld,’ ‘He Named Me Malala,’ ‘The Black Panthers,’ ‘Knock, Knock’
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MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers regarding Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. Read at your own risk. After its record-breaking run at the box office, Marvel’s Black Panther is now available to own through numerous formats. Now, fans have the opportunity to revisit Ryan Coogler’s landmark film as many times as one chooses – so much so, that observant fans can spot interesting tie-ins to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well seeing the film through different eyes, knowing about what happens in Avengers: Infinity War. Also read: Stan Lee Sues Former Company POW! Entertainment For $1 Billion One of those observant viewers was Markeia McCarty, who shared a snippet of the film’s End Credits on Twitter, realizing that this particular moment in the credits was a warning about Avengers: Infinity War: What McCarty is specifically referring to is how this dust-in-the-wind … [Read more...] about How The ‘Black Panther’ End Credits Spoiled ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
x Avengers: Infinity War ended on about as dark a note as it possibly could. As Thanos wipes out half of the universe with a snap of his fingers, many of Marvel’s greatest heroes are reduced to dust – Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, etc. But, some fans have already seen the bright side of this new status quo, as it could allow for an exciting future for one particular character. Namely, Letitia Wright’s Shuri, T’Challa’s genius little sister. The princess of Wakanda really caught fire with viewers in Black Panther and, though she didn’t get much to do in Infinity War, the ending does suggest a cool new direction for her in Avengers 4. With her brother gone, it could fall to Shuri to become the new monarch of Wakanda and, by extension, the new Black Panther. Comics fans will know that there’s precedent for this, too, as Shuri’s become Black Panther in the source material as well. Plus, she … [Read more...] about Fans Think Shuri Will Become The Black Panther In Avengers 4
The king is dead. Long live Shuri?One of the most shocking moments of "Avengers: Infinity War" was when Thanos snapped his fingers and half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe began to fade away. At that point, it was a guessing game as to who would remain and who would cease to exist.Perhaps the most jaw-dropping death of the multiple Marvel heroes was the newest cultural phenomenon, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).There are probably very few who believe we've seen the last of T'Challa: There's just too much money to be made in Wakanda. But the Black Panther turning into dust in this film opens the door for something we discussed previously here: the idea of Shuri (Letitia Wright) becoming the next Black Panther.It all depends on how Wakanda responds to their king's disappearance in Part 2 of "Infinity War," which arrives in theaters next May. Can they still rule without a Black Panther reigning supreme?"Captain America: Civil War" and "Black Panther" both confirmed that the passing of … [Read more...] about What’s next for the Black Panther after ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?
18 hours ago Aside from a couple references to the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther's main story was self-contained from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following T'Challa as he took the throne, then lost it to Killmonger, then snagged it back. But after the movie's credits, we briefly reunited with Bucky Barnes, a.k.a. the former Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Shuri's first broken white boy. Bucky went back on ice at the end of Civil War so that the HYDRA programming in his head could be permanently removed, and from what we saw in Black Panther, he's finally on the road to recovery. However, according to Sebastian Stan, originally Bucky's scene was a lot longer. The actor explained: In case you need a refresher, the Black Panther end-credits scene saw Bucky Barnes awakening in a hut in a Wakandan village as a bunch of kids (who called him White Wolf) watched. Shuri, who oversaw Bucky's de-programming while he was in cryostasis, then arrived and began … [Read more...] about The Black Panther Post-Credits Scene Was Longer, Here’s What Was Cut