Movies & Television

Film Review: Little Monsters

You couldn’t guess from her dramatic Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years A Slave or her kinetic warrior/spy role in Black Panther that Lupita Nyong’o has a gift for romantic comedy. But she does.  In fact, this rom/com/horror movie hybrid is the perfect vehicle for her frothy comic expression. Her ingenuity, a cast of adorable kids, a smarmy children’s TV host and an army…

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Silicon Valley African Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with 85 films from 35 countries

The 10th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) will be held at the Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose from Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 2019. The annual showcase includes a mix of feature films, shorts, documentaries and animations from seasoned and emerging African filmmakers. SVAFF celebrates its tenth anniversary with a…

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New Boondocks Reboot Coming to HBO Max

The Boondocks will be returning to television. HBO Max has ordered a two-season, 24-episode reimagining of the beloved animated series, spearheaded by creator Aaron McGruder and Sony Pictures Animation. All 55 episodes of the original series and the new Boondocks will launch on the forthcoming streaming service in fall 2020 with a 50-minute special. A press release offers the following synopsis of…

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OWN Announces Fifth Season Renewal Of Ava Duvernay’s Critically Acclaimed Drama “Queen Sugar”

  OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced this week it has renewed for a fifth season Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed drama series “Queen Sugar” to air in 2020. Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, “Queen Sugar” has been lauded for its powerful portrayal of an African-American family in the Deep South and for DuVernay’s initiative since the series’ inception to hire…

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The Tamron Hall Show Debuts

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor America’s news sweetheart Tamron Hall is back with a self-titled daytime talk show The Tamron Hall Show. Following Hall’s controversial yet celebrated 2017 exit from the Today Show after being curbed in favor of white supremacist-y Megyn Kelly, Hall returns to television as a talk show host on…

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Submissions Now Open for 40th College Television Awards

The submission period for the Television Academy Foundation’s 40th College Television Awards is Sept. 5 through Oct. 3, 2019. Each year hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students, representing colleges and universities nationwide, submit their media projects to television’s most prestigious student competition—the Television Academy Foundation’s College Television Awards. The College Television Awards honors achievement in…

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