Milana Vayntrub Cast As Squirrel Girl in “Marvel’s New Mutants”

Y’all know how much I love Squirrel Girl, right? Y’all know I have loved her since the very beginning. My boy DJ Les Boogie hates that she once “battled” Galactus — and technically won.

Anyway, despite my deepest desires to write a live-action Squirrel Girl film, Marvel has decided to use the character in its Freeform television series Marvel’s New Warriors, and they’ve finally cast an actress to portray Squirrel Girl.

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“Baby Driver” Doesn’t Need A Sequel

Last week, I saw Baby Driver, a groovy, infectious jukebox-musical action flick that left me floored. The film by turns funny and thrilling, and although his character doesn’t say much, it’ll make a star of leading man Ansel Elgort.

So when I read the news on Wednesday that writer-director Edgar Wright and Sony, which released Baby Driver, were talking sequel, I nearly blew a gasket.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is Coming to Los Angeles

Y’all know how much I love Alamo Drafthouse, right?

I mean, the concept behind the Austin, Texas-based movie-theater chain is sheer genius: They show first-run films as well as cult classics and otherwise unheralded movies; they offer a variety of foodstuffs and beverages (alcoholic and non) to enjoy during your film; and they’re just cool asf.

Although we had something similar in Brooklyn, the Nighthawk, once Alamo Drafthouse came to New York — and settled very close to me in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point shopping complex — I was hooked. Nearly every film I’ve seen in the past nine months has been at Alamo. (The lone exception? John Wick: Chapter 2, which I was forced to see at UA Court Square. Quelle horreur!)

Well, check this out. Alamo Drafthouse is opening a new theater in Downtown Los Angeles’ the Bloc retail center. Slated for a 2018 debut, this will be Alamo’s first L.A. location. Crazy, right?

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Marvel’s “Black Panther” Poster Revealed

If you’re like me, you are eagerly anticipating Marvel’s Black Panther. Well, Marvel knows how to stoke anticipation, and they’ve done so with the release of the first poster from the film.

I dig it: T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) sits on his throne in a room that perfectly fuses regality with the technological prowess his country of Wakanda is revered for in the Marvel Universe.

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