Movies & Television

Film Review: BlacKkKlansman

By Dwight Brown You just can’t make this stuff up! A black detective infiltrates the white racist Ku Klux Klan. When? Where? Why? How? If you want to know the details and want to be entertained while you catch up on this bit of Americana history, just set aside 2h 14min and watch this screen…

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Josephine Baker Documentary Headlines African Diaspora Film Festival

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor “Streetlight Harmonies,” by Brent Wilson and the documentary “Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World,” count among the highlights of the 12th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival which opens on Friday, August 17 at the Marvin Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The…

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Film Review: Night Comes On

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic Intimate portraits of young siblings are rarely this raw and authentic. There is something special and magnetic about the relationship between this orphaned 18-year-old black girl and her supportive 10-year-old sister. Actress turned director Jordana Spiro (best known for Netflix series Ozark) co-wrote the script for Night Comes…

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Film Review: Blindspotting

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic There’s something infectious about their eccentric friendship: Two boyz in the hood of Oakland, California. One black, a tortured sensitive soul and a magnet for suffering.  One white, who tries to act black and attracts trouble from miles away. Their odd relationship, which is based on a deep…

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Film Review: Skyscraper

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic He likes to play the hero (Rampage). He does it all the time (San Andreas). It’s what his fans expect (Hercules). His films made him the second-highest grossing movie star of 2017. So, can Dwayne Johnson continue his mojo with this retro feeling (The Towering Inferno) but…

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Film Review: Uncle Drew

By Dwight K. Brown, NNPA Newswire Fil Critic Young people can’t jump! In your face, Millennials! Step back, hipsters, because black Baby Boomers are taking the court in Uncle Drew. The genesis of this heart-warming sports comedy was a Pepsi Max commercial that evolved into a YouTube series that has been viewed 100M times. The…

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Regal’s Summer Movie Express Offers $1 Family Movies

Regal announces the return of its family-favorite program, the Summer Movie Express. This kid-friendly film festival is a nonstop adventure, and the perfect getaway for movie lovers. The Summer Movie Express features $1 family movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., with a portion of proceeds benefitting charity. “For just $1, moviegoers of all…

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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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