films

Here’s Your First Look At Emayatzy Corinealdi & Don Cheadle in ‘Miles Ahead’

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Don Cheadle, one of Hollywood’s most dynamic talents, makes his directorial debut this year in Miles Ahead, the story of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis. Cheadle never expected to direct the film, but after meeting with Davis’ family, he knew no one could tell the story of the...

Why Didn’t Denzel Washington Hire a Black Writer For the Film Adaptation of August Wilson’s ‘Fences?’

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When he was alive, legendary playwright August Wilson had one unofficial rule for those hoping to stage a major production of one of his play: no white directors. So when it was announced that Tony Kushner had been brought on board to work with Denzel...

Watch John Boyega & Keke Palmer In the Powerful Trailer for ‘Imperial Dreams’

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Before John Boyega swashbuckled his way through space in one of the highest grossing movies of all time, he starred in Malik Vitthal’s powerful independent drama, Imperial Dreams.  Based on the real life story of Bobby “Yay Yay” Jones, Imperial Dreams centers on Bambi (Boyega), a former gang member and convict, who wants...

Yup, #OscarsSoWhite Again, But Did You Really Expect Anything Different?

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It feels like Groundhog Day. This morning, the Oscar nominations were announced and for the second year in a row, all of the top acting nominations–20 of them–did not include any non-white actors. Sure there were some serious opportunities to make this year’s nominees a little...

Here’s Your First Look At ‘Unbreak My Heart,’ Lifetime’s Toni Braxton Biopic

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Over the past few years, Lifetime has made a serious play for Black female viewers. Between novel adaptations like A Day Late and A Dollar Short, Sins of the Mother, and With This Ring, to biopics on Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, Lifetime TV is trying to give Black women what...

Here’s Your First Look at ‘Underground,’ a Daring New Series About the Underground Railroad

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When it comes to on-screen portrayals of slavery, typically what’s not shown is the bravery and fierceness of our enslaved ancestors. While Nate Parker’s film about Nat Turner promises to offer another perspective to the historical genre, WGN’s new series, Underground, aims to highlight some of the...