Hello, hello, honeybees; how are you? We’ve come back for another edition of Binge-Worthy Buzz, our series where we recommend you new things to watch every week, so you don’t have to find them on your own! Shall we dive in?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
We are most definitely not ready for this movie! Marvel’s next big project to hit theaters is going to make us all weep like babies if the trailer is anything to go by. After the passing of Chadwick Boseman, the eternal King T’Challa, someone else had to take up the mantle of Black Panther. And that someone could only be his little sister, Shuri (played by Letitia Wright.)
And if the trailer is anything to go by, we’re in for a ride with this movie. The trailer opens with a beautiful homage to King T’Challa, we see new characters in the form of Namor and Riri Williams (!!) And, of course, we see Shuri in full Black Panther gear at the end. If November 11 could please get here faster so we can watch it, that’d be great thanks. But while we wait, we can listen to the killer soundtrack of the movie, which includes some music royals, if we’re honest, such as Rihanna, with the lead single ‘Lift Me Up.’
Brahmāstra is a three-part film that tells the story of the beginning of India’s first original universe, the Astraverse. We’ve all heard a thing or two about Indian history and its tales, but in Brahmāstra, we actually get to see them take center stage, except this isn’t set in the past, but in the modern world. Most of all, we’re excited about Brahmāstra because it’s a fantasy story.
In it, the main characters are the secret society of the Brahmānsh, who have protected divine “Astras” (or weapons) for many generations. The Astras have been around since ancient India, without the world’s knowledge. That is, until the Lord of All Other Astras, the Brahmāstra, wakes up and threatens to end the universe as we know it. This is the scenario where we meet our hero, Shiva, a young man who thinks he’s just about to enter an epic love story; but before that can happen, he finds out he has a connection with the Brahmāstra, meaning he has to deal with it wanting to destroy the world. The movie is available in both Hindi and English on Hulu.
Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda
Yes, we’re talking about another Black Panther-related project in the same article. You got a problem with that? Different from Wakanda Forever, In Search of Wakanda is a documentary-style special hosted by the queen that is Robin Roberts.
The special seeks to show the impact of the kingdom of Wakanda on many people around the world. The special is kind of a way to get people hyped for the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In order to do that, they’re giving us interviews with the director of Wakanda Forever, Ryan Coogler, and with Chadwick Boseman‘s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward. We’re looking forward to seeing what their perspective is on the impact the character of Black Panther has had since his first appearance in 2016 in Civil War. In Search of Wakanda starts streaming on Hulu this weekend.
Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel
If you think the name “Chelsea Hotel” sounds familiar, it might be because of how legendary it is. During the 1960s, it was a haven in New York City for many famous artists, such as Patti Smith and Janis Joplin. Now, in the 21st Century, it’s under renovation and about to be opened to the public once again.
But some people never really left the hotel and are still living in the middle of the constant construction because that’s their home. Dreaming Walls chooses to tell the story of the Chelsea through the eyes of those people. The ones who are going through the renovation will see the before and after. If there is any building in NYC that can be compared to a living being, it’s this one. And just like people, the Chelsea is about to suffer some very big changes in its life. The movie is currently available on Hulu.
Do you hear that? That’s the Holiday spirit coming our way already. And with it comes one of our favorite movie genres: Holiday Movies! Every year we spend the last two months of the year binging as many of those as we possibly can, and 2022 will be no different. This year, we’ve decided to start with Catering Christmas. Let us set the scene. The leading lady is Molly Frost, a struggling entrepreneur launching her new catering business.
Suddenly, she lands the biggest event of the year in New Hampshire: the Harrison Foundation Christmas Gala. But things could never be that easy, right? In order to cater the event, she has to work with Carson Harrison, the reluctant heir to the foundation who’s being made to manage the Gala. The small-town girl and the well-traveled photographer now have to work together to make the Gala a reality. At the same time, Molly is also responsible for taking Carson on a journey to learn more about his own family’s history. Catering Christmas is available for streaming on Hulu.