The Background: Adreon Patterson is a News and Features Writer for CinemaBlend. He started working for the publication in 2020 after working for multiple online and print publications as a Staff or Feature Writer over the last five years. He covers a multitude of topics, including Marvel, DC, and special topics. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Writing after receiving a BFA in Animation.
What They're Into: Since first watching old-school Mickey Mouse shorts, Adreon has been obsessed with animation. The 1990’s Disney Renaissance and any animated content are his everything. Samurai Jack, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Hayao Miyazaki’s films, and Justice League are amongst his DVD and streaming collection. Growing up in the 1990s, countdown shows like 106&Park and TRL informed him about everything from pop culture to music to fashion. He's an MCU fanatic catching every TV show and film since Iron Man (will debate anyone over which film or series is the best). He's always championing Black excellence in film and television with a focus on the 1990s and 2000s. He likes his comedies witty and surreal and his dramas emotional and thought-provoking. Outside of film and television, he is a hardcore music lover consumed with Korean music (ask about who's the hottest in K-pop, R&B, and hip hop outside of BTS and Blackpink). Here's all-time favorites:
TV shows - The Cosby Show, Martin, Murder She Wrote Films - Coming to America, Clueless, Fatal Attraction.
What They're Excited About Right Now: Atlanta's 4th and final season, Season 2 of Abbott Elementary, and Dr. Pimple Popper on TLC.
Jennifer Garner sent pal Reese Witherspoon a unique Christmas gift, which got a sweet response from Witherspoon.
Robert Downey Jr., whose Marvel tenure has ended, was a "cheerleader" for his Marvel co-stars, even at Chris Evans' wedding.
After 19 seasons on Love It or List It, one of the show's stars is leaving, and it truly marks the end of an era.
Mark Hamill gave a heartbreaking response when asked by a fan about playing The Joker in the aftermath of Kevin Conroy's passing.
Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua are teaming up for an awesome new project, but it's about the same character Vin Diesel's been trying to get off the ground for years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger opened up about his family struggles and how his kids' honesty helped make things better.
As Pat Sajak prepares for retirement, Vanna White explains why she decided not to leave Wheel of Fortune with him.
Paul Rudd's video of Ryan Reynolds getting emotional over Wrexham was memorable, but I was shocked to learn it came after a loss of $12 million.
Sylvester Stallone used his movies, like Rocky, to process his childhood trauma according to the director of his Netflix documentary Sly.
After reports emerged about the MCU, a Balde writer shared his thoughts after seeing the wild script rumor.
John Stamos revealed the wild story behind how he and his wife met on the set of Law and Order: SVU.
After her show was canceled earlier this year, Ziwe had a funny take on Megyn Kelly trying to cancel her in real life.
I'm a Coming to America fan, but I was shocked to learn about a new fact about the Eddie Murphy classic.
Lupita Nyong'o opened up about embracing change after sharing that candid post about her breakup.
Nate Bargatze opened up about the help he received from Pete Davidson, Jerry Seinfeld, and more before his SNL hosting debut.
After Mayim Bialk wrote about her trauma over SNL's Blossom parody, the actress said she would've been fired if she didn't wear the fake nose.
Pete Davidson's mom shared a sweet throwback from his first season of Saturday Night Live and his first time hosting.
As she promotes her memoir, Kerry Washington opened up about her decision to share her abortion experience in her book Thicker than Water.
Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White mentioned that "everything is so blown out of proportion" surrounding her contract negotiations.
Chris Hemsworth's chef called the actor "a big boy" as he recalled keeping the actor well-fed while making sure he stayed in Thor shape.
A British intelligence expert explained why the next James Bond should be a woman or person of color.
Moon Knight's director wanted The Hulk on the Disney+ miniseries, and his reason for it make so much sense.
Ava DuVernay explained why so few Black filmmakers present their movies at famous film festivals.