Movies & Television

“Fighting The Good Fight” and More Featured on Brown Sugar in July

Brown Sugar, the popular subscription streaming service from Bounce, has a hot line-up this July.  This month’s curated collection is themed for strong-willed men and women striving to make the world a better place. The “Fighting the Good Fight” collection includes: Billy Dee Williams and D’Urville Martin take a stance against racism in The Final Comedown; American martial artist Ron van Clief’s screen…

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Film review: Hamilton

If history classes were this entertaining, there would be lines around the block to get in.  For many, Hamilton is an enigma. It was the toast of Broadway. Attention-grabbing scenes were performed during the Tony Awards Show. But if you weren’t willing to spend a fortune for tickets, you‘ve probably never seen this groundbreaking musical.  What many…

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Greenleaf: OWN Network Hit is the Number One Cable Telecast for Women 25-54

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor The fifth and final season premiere of OWN’s hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf” (6/23/20) delivered 1.9 million viewers and ranked as Tuesday night’s #1 cable telecast in OWN’s key demographic of women 25-54, which is up +2% from last season’s premiere. The acclaimed drama from…

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Film review: The Last Tree

“She’s not coming to take you away.” It’s a hollow promise. An 11-year-old black boy is snatched away from his white foster mom. The life he knew ripped out from under him. It causes a bitterness that lasts well into his teenage years in this thoughtfully and emotionally charged coming-of-age drama.  Writer/director Shola Amoo’s semi-autobiographical portrait recaptures…

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Film review: Miss Juneteenth

A small black neighborhood in the Fort Worth, Texas metro area. A former teenage beauty queen whose opportunities never panned out. It’s a microcosm. A blip on the radar. Just big enough to provide strong underpinnings for an earnest character-driven story. Juneteenth, aka Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or the Black Fourth of July, is an…

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Film review: Da 5 Bloods

Da 5 Bloods has the potential to be a timely, thoughtful allegory.  They fought together in Vietnam decades ago. Now they’re headed back to Nam to retrieve the body of their fallen commanding officer (Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther) and hunt for a pile of gold. The vets share a brotherly love: Paul (Delroy Lindo, Malcolm X) is high-strung,…

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“1 ANGRY BLACK MAN” releases to worldwide audiences

Soulidifly Productions, a film company with a mission to produce meaningful, uplifting stories that are entertaining and beautifully told, has partnered with Freestyle Digital Media to release 1 Angry Black Man, available to audiences everywhere on DVD and on-demand starting June 5, 2020. A link to the trailer is here: https://www.soulidifly.com/1-angry-black-man-1. “The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to…

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dream hampton to Executive Produce and Direct New Limited Documentary Series from Cineflix Productions

Cineflix Productions has attached award-winning filmmaker and writer, dream hampton, as executive producer and director of its new limited documentary series, Black Wall Street (wt). dream hampton’s recent works include Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated Surviving R. Kelly, which broke ratings records and had wide and far-reaching impact; Frameline feature documentary Treasure; HBO feature documentary It’s A Hard…

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THE BLERDBINDER: Disney Has a Problem with Star Wars

By Noah Washington, NNPA Newswire Contributor The BlerdBinder covers nerdy news for the Black nerds of the world. We welcome all as we talk about subjects ranging from Movies to Music and Tech to Toys. Do you want the Star Wars films at Disney to change? To say that the reception to the new Star Wars trilogy being disappointing…

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