Thursday, May 23, 2024

Here’s the Official Music Video for Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from “Wakanda Forever”


Rihanna enters the Oscar race for Best Song from “Wakanda Forever.” The song is called “Lift Me Up” and now we have the official video.

Last night, “Wakanda Forever” premiered in L.A. and was shown to a a lot of press. Reviews are embargoed but some info has leaked out. Apparently, Angela Bassett isn’t in it as much as we thought. Michael B. Jordan, whose character died in the first movie, is back somehow. T’Challa gets a funeral for an unspecified illness. Sounds good!

“Black Panther” made $700 million at the US box office, and millions more from DVD sales, etc. Can “Wakanda” repeat that success? It’s unlikely, but it’s sure to be a big release.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News