Movies & Television

Season Three of OWN’s Hit Megachurch Drama ‘Greenleaf’ Releases this Fall

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced this week that the third season of its hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf,” from global content leader Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”), Kriss Turner Towner (“The Romanoffs,” “The Soul Man”) and Oprah Winfrey will premiere on Tuesday, August…

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Film Review: “Deadpool 2” Does What It’s Supposed to Do and Maybe That’s Good Enough

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic In the pantheon of comic book hero movies, “Deadpool” set itself apart from the herd. It was ultra-violent, pansexual, hysterical, unapologetically sarcastic and frenetic and broke the 4th wall down with a sledgehammer. The deeply droll and irreverent Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds played the vomit-faced superhero. The script…

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Black Films and Artists Highlight the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival provided an urban showcase for 96 feature films. The fest’s documentaries outshined the narrative and international features, while a host of TV shows, shorts, tech seminars, immersive experiences and special events also filled out the programming. Black films, filmmakers, actors and artists basked…

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Jordan Peele Becomes First African American to Win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Horror Sensation “Get Out”

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?” Jordan Peele tweeted after being handed the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out” during the 90th annual Academy Awards. The film made $255 million at the box office on a $4.5 million budget. Director Jordan Peele, 39, a comedian and…

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The Black Girl Magic of “A Wrinkle in Time”

By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Service LOS ANGELES and ATLANTA — “Black cinema” and “blockbuster” are suddenly becoming synonymous. “Black Panther” is already nearing a billion dollars in global box office receipts and Jordan Peele just became the first African-American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for his surprise 2017 racially-tinged hit…

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#BlackPantherChallenge Raises $300,000; Enough To Send 23,000 Kids To The Theater

After raising over $46,000 on GoFundMe to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in theaters this month, New York activist Frederick Joseph launched the #BlackPantherChallenge. He called on others to start a GoFundMe in their community to take more kids to Black Panther. Over the last few weeks, the #BlackPantherChallenge has received support from…

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