Film

Janelle Monae Is Headed To The Big Screen In A Movie About The Woman Behind The Space Program

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One of our favorite brown girl wonders Janelle Monae, has landed a role opposite Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spenfer in Hidden Figures, a film about the African American women who helped launch America into space. The movies hits theaters in January of 2017 on...

A Whitney Houston Doc Centered Around Her Battle With Drugs Is Coming to BBC

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The filmmaker behind Kurt & Courtney, the 1998 doc about Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, is releasing a documentary about Whitney Houston that will likely revolve around her battle with drugs. According to a BBC announcement on Tuesday, Nick Broomfield is directing the documentary “Whitney,”...

White Actor to Play Michael Jackson In Upcoming Film

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In today’s ummm, really? news, British actor Joseph Fiennes has been cast as the King of Pop in an upcoming TV movie about a road-trip Michael Jackson supposedly took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando just after 9/11. Here’s how the Guardian breaks it down: Details of the improbable trip emerged in...

Watch: “Didn’t I Ask For Tea?” Is A Film By And About Black Women

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Searching for clean and decent housing that costs less than one soul per month in an area where you don’t feel obligated to carry a sword while building a new relationship and trying desperately to save a friendship are issues we can probably all relate...

Here’s Your First Look At Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Documentary, ‘Off the Wall’

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It’s hard to believe, but this June will mark the seventh year since Michael Jackson passed away. Since his death, Jackson’s popularity has only increased, and next month, Spike Lee will unveil his new documentary about the King of Pop. The film, “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown...

Beyoncé To Write And Star In Her Own Film Based On South Africa’s “Hottentot Venus”

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Beyoncé has her heart set on winning an Oscar. According to The Sun, she plans on taking matters into her own hands by writing and starring in a film about Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman who was exploited in London freak shows against her...