Dear White People Trailer Tackles Controversy Head On


Dear White People Trailer Tackles Controversy Head On

Dear White People


Dear White People, the series, has a new trailer that wants you to know: it’s not just for black people.

The Netflix series picks up where the movie left off with Logan Browning taking over the role of Samantha White from Tessa Thompson for the 10-episode first season debuting Friday, April 28.

“When you ask somebody who looks ethnically different, ‘What are you,’ the answer is usually, ‘A person about to slap the s—t out of you,” she says in the trailer below.

Racial tensions between student groups are running high at the fiction Winchester University. Can everybody just get along?

Justin Simien, the writer and director of the movie, created the comedy and writes the series. Better Call Saul‘s Giancarlo Esposito serves as narrator. The series also stars Brandon P. Bell as Troy Fairbanks, Antoinette Robertson as Coco Conners, DeRon Horton as Lionel Higgins, John Patrick Amedori as Gabe and Ashley Blaine Featherson as Joelle Brooks.

Student government elections, poorly conceived theme parties, secret boyfriends, sexual orientation questions and more all get some play in the trailer above.

“We need to do here what they did in Germany,” a white student says to his shocked peers. “I meant the educating kids about the horrible past part, not the concentration camp part.”

The series announcement video sparked outrage among some people who called for a Netflix boycott over the series. Safe to say Netflix heard about that.

Dear White People drops on Friday, April 28 on Netflix.


Published at Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:30:00 +0000

Beauty and the Beast Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

Disney has done it again.

The studio announced Thursday that its live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has earned $1 billion at the global box office, making it 2017’s highest-grossing film worldwide to date. Additionally, the fairy tale is now the highest-grossing live-action movie musical in history.

Beauty and the Beast is the second of Disney’s live-action updates to cross the $1 billion mark after 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, and the studio now has 14 of the 29 movies to earn $1 billion or more. The last film to make the list was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; it was Disney’s fourth release from 2016 to do so after Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War and Finding Dory.

Beauty and the Beast

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Dan Stevens as Beast, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza and Emma Watson as Belle. Before news of the film’s billion-dollar milestone was official, Gad tweeted, “Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of you for helping us make history. So proud to be a part of this legacy.”

Beauty and the Beast opened March 17 in the U.S. before expanding to Asian and European markets. As of Thursday, it is currently ranked No. 29 on the all-time worldwide box office list.

The musical is up for four awards at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 7: Movie of the Year, Best Actor in a Movie (Watson), Best Kiss (Stevens and Watson) and Best Duo (Evans and Gad).


Published at Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:25:00 +0000