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Cush Jumbo and Delroy Lindo Tease New Details About Their Characters in ‘Good Wife’ Spin-Off ‘The Good Fight’

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Erica Tazel and Delroy Lindo join Cush Jumbo and Christine Baranski in CBS’ spin-off of its critically-acclaimed legal drama series, “The Good Wife,” which will be available exclusively on CBS All Access next month, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.… Continue Reading → »

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Weekend Box Office Jan. 20-22 (Another Unwanted Sequel, Shyamalan’s Return + ‘Hidden Figures’ Begins Overseas Push)

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Once again filmgoers have been blessed with another unwanted and unnecessary sequel. Was there anyone – and I mean anyone – who was anxiously waiting for a sequel to “xXx”? Seriously anyone? If so raise your hands. Thought so… The… Continue Reading → »

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Will & Jada Smith Team Up with the Sundance Institute to Support Diverse Independent Filmmakers

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Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will collaborate to support diverse independent artists, they announced today at a reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. As part of a two-year commitment, the Foundation will support the… Continue Reading → »

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Watch ‘Fired Up’ – A Short Animated Film Tribute to Obama

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“Fired Up is a short” animated film that depicts the origin story of President Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go” call to action. It was released online a couple of days ago. In brief, on a rainy day in… Continue Reading → »

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In BAFTA Career Retrospective Conversation, Viola Davis Revisits ‘The Help’ with a Critical Eye + Much More

21 January 2017 1:43 PM, PST

Last weekend, on Sunday January 15, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosted a tribute to actress Viola Davis during which she discussed her craft and career, at a special event called “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures,”… Continue Reading → »

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Lifetime’s ‘Beaches’ Remake Starring Nia Long and Idina Menzel Premieres Tonight, Saturday, Jan. 21

21 January 2017 11:22 AM, PST

Lifetime premieres its television film adaptation of the 1988 film “Beaches” tonight, Saturday, January 21 at 8/7c. Starring Nia Long (in the role of Hillary) and Idina Menzel (who plays Cc), the telepic remake will follow Hillary and Cc who, though worlds… Continue Reading → »

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Sundance Exclusive: Firelight Media, Blackhouse & Color of Change Collaborate on Events Highlighting Hbcu Initiative

21 January 2017 8:26 AM, PST

Veteran Emmy winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson is set to premiere his next work, an ambitious two-hour documentary and multimedia project that explores the pivotal role Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national… Continue Reading → »

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Review: Must-Watch, Poignant ‘Sugar’ Explores Struggles Faced By Dominican Ball Player w/ Subtlety & Realism

21 January 2017 7:57 AM, PST

Here’s a film I should’ve watched years ago during its limited theatrical release; although it was indeed limited to only NY and La. Sony Film Classics’ 2009’s Indie drama “Sugar” is not your average sports flick; it avoids the usual “for… Continue Reading → »

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The Obamas Release “Goodbye” Video Announcing What They Will Be Working on Next

20 January 2017 6:20 PM, PST

What’s next for the Obamas? That’s one big question on the minds of likely millions of people not only in the USA, but around the world. Might they build some kind of media company? This is something that was rumored… Continue Reading → »

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Trailer: Issa Rae & Jussie Smollett-Executive Produced New Digital Series, ‘Giants’ (From Writer/Director James Bland)

20 January 2017 11:38 AM, PST

Her hit HBO series “Insecure” renewed for a second season, Issa Rae continues to produce content for the web, via her digital channel; content that may/may not make it to television (she also inked a 2-Year first-look deal with HBO,… Continue Reading → »

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Documentary ‘The Obama Years: The Power of Words’ Will Analyze & Contextualize 6 Benchmark Speeches He Gave

20 January 2017 10:35 AM, PST

Over eight years, President Obama delivered more than 3,500 speeches and statements, officially ending his era with a farewell address on Tuesday in Chicago. His speeches ranged from redefining patriotism, candidly addressing race relations, inspiring hope and healing, and turning… Continue Reading → »

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Tim Story Will Direct New Line’s ‘Shaft’ Remake from a Script Co-written by ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris

20 January 2017 10:13 AM, PST

One of a handful of remakes/reboots/spin-offs that’s on “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris’ to-do list is New Line Cinema’s previously-announced “Shaft” reboot, with a screenplay that will be penned by Barris and “The Goldbergs” executive producer Alex Barnow. A reboot of… Continue Reading → »

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Malia Obama Will Intern for Super Producer & Studio Executive Harvey Weinstein During Her Gap Year

20 January 2017 8:13 AM, PST

As the Obamas leave the White House behind and enter private life once again, after 8 years in the international spotlight (although I don’t expect that spotlight to fade entirely), one question that’s been on the minds and mouths of… Continue Reading → »

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ABC Reportedly Eyeing ‘Black-ish” Spin-Off Series Focusing on Yara Shahidi’s Character in College

19 January 2017 7:33 PM, PST

Kenya Barris has had a tremendous last 24 months in terms of all the high profile projects (both film and TV) he’s become attached to, likely thanks in large part to the critical and commercial success of his hit ABC… Continue Reading → »

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New Edition Tribute Performed by Jagged Edge and Silk Added to Bounce TV’s 25th Trumpet Awards Broadcast

19 January 2017 6:14 PM, PST

Bounce will world premiere the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm Et. The network recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces… Continue Reading → »

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Trailer + Poster: Tunde Adebimpe Stars in Viola Davis-Produced Sundance-Bound ‘Night Shift’

19 January 2017 5:45 PM, PST

JuVee Productions is the 5-year-old company Viola Davis formed with her husband, Julius Tennon, in 2012, under which feature films like “Lila & Eve” (the 2015 revenge thriller starring Davis and Jennifer Lopez) were produced. JuVee is also in the… Continue Reading → »

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August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ Opens Tonight on Broadway – We Spoke to Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and His Cast (Including André Holland)

19 January 2017 5:06 PM, PST

Opening night for August Wilson’s “Jitney” – directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson – is tonight, January 19th, at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York City. Set in the late 1970’s in the robust and colorfully textured world… Continue Reading → »

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A&E Network’s Emmy-Nominated Series “Cold Case Files” Gets a Reboot Narrated by Danny Glover

19 January 2017 4:34 PM, PST

A&E Network is bringing back the genre-defining, Emmy-nominated true crime series, “Cold Case Files,” beginning Monday, February 27 at 9Pm Et/Pt. There are 120,000 cold cases in America, and only 1% will ever be solved. The return of “Cold Case… Continue Reading → »

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Trailer Premiere: Sundance-Bound Ashleigh Murray and Rachel Crow Comedy Caper, ‘Deidra & Laney Rob a Train’

19 January 2017 3:27 PM, PST

Making its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival which kicked off today in Park City, Ut, is an indie comedy feature already picked up by Netflix titled “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train,” from director Sydney Freeland – her second feature… Continue Reading → »

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Review: ‘Agents of Change’ Recalls an Untold Story of Student Activism

19 January 2017 2:55 PM, PST

  Before the formation of Black Lives Matter, there was constant talk about my “lost generation” from those who came before us. According to them, millennials were lazy and self-centered since we’d never had to work for anything. We didn’t… Continue Reading → »

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