Tag Archives: Black

André 3000 and Robert Pattinson get sucked into a black hole in first trailer for High Life: Watch

One of our favorite films out of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was Claire Denis’ surreal sci-fi stunner, High Life. Starring Robert Pattinson, who’s on an impeccable run of indie darlings (see: Good Time, The Lost City of Z, and Damsel), the film follows a bunch of convicts enlisting in an experimental voyage that

Release of Kanye’s new album Yandhi pushed back to Black Friday

Kanye West had initially promised that his newest album, Yandhi, would see release this past Saturday. Clearly the world got its full of Ye this weekend given his ridiculous guest-heavy Saturday Night Live performance, his subsequent pro-Trump rant, and Band-Aid Gate, so maybe it’s a good thing the record never actually materialized. But if anyone out there

Black Keys Collaborator Richard Swift Dies at 41

Richard Swift, who’d been the touring bassist with the Black Keys since 2014, has died at the age of 41, band leader Dan Auerbach confirmed. Swift, a multi-instrumentalist, had been a member of the Shins and Auerbach’s side project the Arcs, and also a studio owner, producer and film-maker. “Today the world lost one of the

A black police officer infiltrates the KKK in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman: Watch the first trailer

A movie that teams iconic writer/director Spike Lee with Get Out producers Jordan Peele and Josh Blum is worth consideration based on filmmaking talent alone. When you hear the story behind the resulting movie, BlacKkKlansman, and check out its newly released trailer, though, they’ll be no question why it’s one of our can’t-miss-films of the summer. BlacKkKlansman is based

Black Panther writer questions whether Iron Man would be as successful if released today

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man Today, Black Panther’s global box office crossed the one-billion dollar mark. In doing so, the Marvel super hero epic became the 33rd movie to gross one-billion worldwide and, already, it’s the ninth-highest release in US history. Much of the film’s success is attributed to its diverse

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) announces new Black Star album with Talib Kweli and Madlib

One of hip-hop’s most celebrated collaborations may be in for a 2018 revival. During a surprise appearance at a Madlib DJ set in Denver on Saturday evening, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) revealed that he and Talib Kweli have plans for a new Black Star album this year. This September will mark the 20th anniversary

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Hospitalized with Heart Problems

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has been hospitalized after suffering unspecified heart problems, and as a result has been forced to cancel an upcoming United States tour with his new group Day of Errors. Happily, Ward reports that he is “OK and in good recovery at this time.” However, the seven December west coast