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Black Panther has T’Challa returning home to Wakanda after the events of Captain America: Civil War to take his place on the powerful nation’s throne. His return is met with trouble, however, in the form of competing factions challenging his rule and a dangerous enemy from his past. He must prove that he has the wisdom and strength to serve as both the king of Wakanda and its protector, the Black Panther.

Black Panther is scheduled to hit theaters February 16, 2018

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Famous Teen Author Anthony Horowitz Warned Against Creating Black Characters In His Book

Famed white author warned against creating black characters in his books

Famed British author Anthony Horowitz says he’s been “warned against” creating black characters for his novels. “This is maybe dangerous territory but there is a chain of thought in America that it is inappropriate for white writers to try to create black characters,” Horowitz said. (Getty Images)

 

Film Student Spied On Thief Who Stole His Smart Phone

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After his smartphone was stolen, a film student allowed his smartphone to get stolen again. This time it was filled with spyware to keep tabs on the thief.

An iPhone was not used to lure the thief. You can’t run spyware apps on the iPhone, and you don’t have the same level of control you do with Android.

The filmmaker used an HTC One preloaded with a special type of app that would give him total remote control of the phone. He could also use it to spy on everything the thief did, provided there was an active internet connection at the time. He could take photos and record videos, enable the microphone of the device to snoop in on conversations, collect all location data, read all the text messages, access call history, check contacts, and see all the contents of the phone.

It all happened thanks to a spyware app installed on the device that the thief didn’t even know was there. van der Meer also blocked the phone’s ability to receive Android updates in order to make sure his malware app wasn’t wiped out by a knowledgeable thief.

 

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures, a biographical film about the African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1950s and 60s.

Amy Schummer To Play Barbie in Sony’s New Film

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The PG movie will begin production in the spring for a global summer 2018.

Schumer will play a character who lives in Barbie land where Schumer’s Barbie gets kicked out, basically because she’s not perfect enough, a bit eccentric and doesn’t quite fit the mold. She then journeys on an adventure in the real world and by the time she returns to Barbie land to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection. Mattel, with a lot at stake since the toyline has generated $3 billion in sales, signed off on the take.

 

Actress Tika Sumpter Mother Arrested For 10$ Library Fine In N. Carolina

 

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The actress claims her mom was arrested for a $10 library balance.

Actress Tika Sumpter says her mother was arrested Monday because of a $10 late fee at her local library in North Carolina. The arrest took place in Johnston County, N.C., where the Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield calls home. According to the library’s website, overdue books elicit a 25-cent fine per day, while audio books, movies and CDs run an offender 50 cents every 24 hours. Sumpter’s mother is also a retired corrections officer named Janice Acquista who Sumpter said had no previous rap sheet — actually returned the book that prompted the fine a long time ago.

 

Up Coming Movies Based On True Stories & Fictional

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The Forest

OK, calling Natalie Dormer’s horror flick a “true story” is a bit of a stretch, but it is set in a very real, very spooky setting: the Aokigahara forest. It’s a forest in Japan that is notorious for the numerous suicides that have been committed there. Because of the vast amount of deaths that occur there, police have mounted signs on trees that say things like: “Your life is a precious gift from your parents,” and “Please consult the police before you decide to die!” It’s no wonder The Forest made our list of 2016’s must-see horror movies!

 

 

 

 

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziMichael Bay tapped John Kransinski to star in this action-thriller, an adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.

 

The Finest Hours

This sea story dates back to 1952, when Cape Cod’s Coast Guard made a dangerous attempt to rescue the crews of two oil tankers caught in a horrendous storm. Chris Pine stars as Bernie Webber, the real-life man whose crew headed up the rescue efforts. Eric Bana, Ben Foster, and Casey Affleck all costarred.

 

 

Southside With You

This Sundance breakout may as well be called Barack and Michelle: The Love Story. Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers starred as the future president and first lady in this dramatization of their first date.

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