The First ‘Widows’ Trailer Promises The Gritty Crime Thriller of the Year

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Oscar winner Steve McQueen’s new film Widows promises to be the gritty female-driven crime counter to the more comedic and glitzy Ocean’s 8.

Written by Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn, it stars Viola Davis as a woman whose husband, Liam Neeson, turns out to have stolen millions from another criminal before his untimely death. Davis must rally other recently-widowed wives (Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki) to pull off a big job in order to get the money and save all of their lives.

Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver and Robert Duvall round out the star-studded cast.

Widows is in theaters November 16.

‘Lemonade’ Cinematographer Chayse Irvin Also Shot ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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If you haven’t seen Spike Lee’s new film BlacKkKlansman yet, do yourself a favor and buy a ticket here right now. The movie is based on the crazy true story of the first black cop in Colorado Springs, who took on the Ku Klux Klan through an undercover mission – and though it’s technically a period piece, it couldn’t be more relevant.

Lee pulled dialogue straight out of the mouth of our current POTUS in creating the lines of the racist white people in his film, and that, combined with the movie’s shocking ending, makes it an absolute must-watch that delivers an incredibly important jolt of urgency about the current state of our country.

What we didn’t know before seeing the film is that Lee employed cinematographer Chayse Irvin to shoot his story, and Irvin has another very impressive piece of cinema on his resume: Beyoncé’s masterpiece visual album Lemonade. 

“I remember those moments where [Spike] would turn around, he’d be in the front seat and he’d be like, ‘I know the ending. We’re gonna burn a cross.’ Then a week later, ‘I know the ending. We’re gonna go into this thing,’” Irvin told IndieWire about working with Lee. “He was having these ideas as we were exploring the film, which I thought was great. I’m all about that.”

 

Behind the Scenes of Beyoncé’s September ‘Vogue’ Cover Shoot

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Beyoncé’s September Vogue cover is a glossy piece of fashion history: it’s the first time in the magazine’s 126-year-history that the front page has been shot by a black photographer.

The cover spread was also unique in that Beyoncé was given full creative control of the outfits she wore, and she wrote the entire accompanying piece, a confessionally-structured, highly transparent explanation of her journey with motherhood, family, and heritage that you can read here.

Today, Vogue has released behind-the-scenes footage of Bey’s cover shoot with 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell.

 

The First Trailer for Taraji P. Henson’s ‘What Men Want’ Has Arrived

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The first trailer for Taraji P. Henson’s What Men Want has just arrived, and the film promises to be a blockbuster.

It’s a gender-flipped reboot of the 2000 classic What Women Want, where Mel Gibson could suddenly hear the thoughts of all the females around him. Henson drinks some magic tea and can magically get inside the brains of her male colleagues, including but not limited to Tracey Morgan and Max Greenfield.

The film was written by Nancy Meyers and directed by (a man, sadly) Adam Shankman.

 

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Epic ‘Ganja Burn’ Video

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In the new video for the “Ganja Burn” single – from her latest album Queen – Nicki Minaj plays a royal empress crawling through the sands of a fiery desert, surrounded by warriors / highly muscular dancers.

Directed by Mert & Marcus, the video follows a biblical sort of story, beginning by telling the tale of a queen who lets raiders destroy her empire before rising up in revenge. It culminates with Minaj posing just like the album cover. 

She’s previously released videos for “Bed (feat. Ariana Grande),” “Chun-Li,” and “Barbie Tingz.”

Take a look at “Ganja Burn” below.

 

Here Are the First Images of Kiernan Shipka in the ‘Sabrina’ Remake

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Today, Netflix has released the first official images from their upcoming Kiernan Shipka vehicle Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the comic book series of the same name.

The series is created by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, who is also the creator of Riverdale – both shows draw from the universe of the Archie comics.

Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, and Tati Gabrielle all also star in the show, which comes to Netflix October 26.

Take a look below.

Photos courtesy of Netflix

 

 

Here’s Your First Look at Natalie Portman as a Pop Star in ‘Vox Lux’

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Word has come that Natalie Portman is playing a pop star, singing original songs by Sia, in a film premiering at the Venice Film Festival this year.

Von Lux follows Portman’s character as she survives a shooting and goes on to become an international sensation over the next 15 years. She’s joined in the cast by Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle and Stacy Martin.

It’s directed by Brady Corbet, who got his start as an actor before directing 2015’s The Childhood of A Leader, which won awards in Venice’s Horizons sidebar.

It does not yet have a theatrical distributor.

 

Courtesy Venice Film Festival

 

Karamo Brown of ‘Queer Eye’ is Releasing A Line of Bomber Jackets

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Karamo Brown, the resident culture expert on Netflix’s Queer Eye, is releasing a line of fashion bomber jackets.

“It’ll be coming very, very, very, soon,” Brown told Variety. “We’re starting with a small collection, and it’s going to be unisex. It’s going to be all sorts of patterns from things that are sparkly to things that are floral to things that you can wear to work.”

Brown has previously told The Strategist that he believes bomber jackets are possibly the “LBD for men,” so this collection should really come as no surprise.

Variety also picked up on further details about fellow Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski’s upcoming NYC restaurant and discovered that the show’s interior design expert, Bobby Berk, is preparing to release a line of home goods.

 

Kim Petras Is The Star of Opening Ceremony’s F/W 18 Campaign

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Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony

 

Kim Petras is starring in Opening Ceremony‘s Fall / Winter 2018 campaign, her debut as the face of a fashion brand.

With images by Oscar Ouk – Petras plays both shopaholic and shopkeep, swiping her plastic, and strutting around with bags laden on her arms in certain shots, then steaming clothes as a stylist in others. She looks amazing in each shot, retaining her signature playful, casual high fashion vibe throughout.

“It was like we were all hanging out,” said the shoot’s stylist, Matthew Mazur to PAPER about photographing the rising pop star. “Just because it’s work doesn’t mean you have to be bored, anxious, or stressed.”

 

Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony

 

Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony

 

Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony

 

Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony