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Apr232018

Beauty vs Beast: Wakanda Forever

Jason from MNPP popping in from between Tribeca screenings to quick give us our Monday afternoon "Beauty vs Beast" fix -- I figure it's a Marvel Week what with that lil' Avengers movie opening in a couple of days and so what better time to step one step back and tackle their most recent smashing success, Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, which is still sitting pretty in the Top Ten, box-office-wise. 1.3 Billion dollars! I figure some of you have seen it? So let's face down its titular hero (Chadwick Boseman) and The Best Villain Marvel Has Given Us Yet Eric Killmonger (Michael B Jordan), which is totally that character's official name now.

PREVIOUSLY Mark Zuckerberg did even better than I expected with last week's The Social Network poll - he managed a whopping 14% of your vote, getting comfortably trounced, as well he should, by Rooney Mara's Erica. Said IanO:

"This is one Sorkin’s most electrifying scenes. I’m Team Erica because sometimes you see someone become a star (of a sort...) right in front of your areas, and it’s one of the greatest pleasures cinema. Plus she delivers that kiss-off line magnificently, with just a hint of pity and sadness colouring the brutality of the line. So even though I’m Team Erica, you have to give it up for Eisenberg too, who charts the journey from clueless arrogance to awful realisation beautifully. It’s one of favourite performances of the decade."

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Love both, but I picked Erik for his heartbreaking closing line. Another level of woke!

April 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

M'Baku versus Killmonger would be the real Sophie's Choice.

April 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

M'Baku vs. Killmonger? I go with M'Baku! M'Baku is just awesome and funny.

April 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

This is closer than I thought I would be. I appreciate Killmonger/Michael B. Jordan's charisma, but I'm the opposite of the stereotypical girl in that I'm a sucker for the "good" guy, however square - Captain America over Tony Stark, Superman over Batman, all the way back to Brandon over Dylan in the OG Beverly Hills 90210. Gimme quiet courage & empathy over bad-boy swagger any day. Plus Chadwick Boseman is a handsome dude. T'Challa forever!

Though I would also put in a vote for M'Baku and of course any of the ladies on T'Challa's side.

April 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterlylee

I’ll be chuckling over “Who Poisons Coffee” for a while.

April 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJames from Ames

I think the movie is over rated but Michael B Jordan is a star

April 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Of the guys, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi was my favourite. Less posturing, more reality. He also seemed truly in love with the fabulous Danai Gurira (who wouldn't be?)

April 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Killmonger, duh. He's ribbed for your pleasure.

April 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

I voted for Michael B Jordan's chest.

April 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Lewis

Killmonger is way, way too Trump-like. No way does he get a vote.

April 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRob

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