Things We Saw Today: A Regal Cinema Screened Fifty Shades Freed Instead of Black Panther
Apparently, someone didn’t get the memo at a Regal Cinema in Atlanta that now is the time for Black Panther, so you can put those copies of Fifty Shades Freed to the side. During a screening of Black Panther, an audience filled with loyal Wakandans was forced to see the first five minutes of Fifty Shades Freed. Now, considering the movie pretty much opens with a display of opulent white privilege, I find this to be a hilarious mix-up. The theater reportedly fixed its mistake after five quick minutes, and everyone in attendance still managed to walk out having seen Black Panther. But still, you come in for the Dora Milaje and instead get Ana Steele? Rude. (via Fox)
Aiight so this happened at Atlantic Station. They played 50 shades instead of black panther pic.twitter.com/5WhvX270Y5
— The Chef (Steve) (@ChefWaites) February 16, 2018
- Olivia Wilde is going to make her directorial debut by teaming up with Annapurna Pictures and Gloria Sanchez for a film called Booksmart. It is always exciting to see women take on different roles in the industry, and we are looking forward to the upcoming trailer. (via Women and Hollywood)
- EW gives us a first look at the Mr. Rogers Funko Pop. No, those aren’t tears in my eyes, I’m fine! 😭 😭(via EW)
- Our favorite former vampire, Robert Pattinson, says that the #MeToo movement is “pretty amazing.” Thanks for not letting us down, R-Patz. (via Variety)
- This tweet by First Lady Michelle Obama is reminding us, yet again, how much we miss her:
Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018
Have you ever sat down to watch a cinematic masterpiece and been horribly trolled?
(image: Doane Gregory /Universal Pictures)
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