Movies & Television

Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans more than thirty years, is starring as Patricia on NBC’s mid-season replacement “The Village,” a show about a motley crew of residents living in a building in Brooklyn with interconnected lives. Filling the…

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Film Review: Little

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher. It’s kinda pervy. Or when an executive assistant (Issa Rae, HBO’s Insecure) points to her nether regions and gives a  man a sexy…

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African Culture Comes Alive in ‘The Burial of Kojo’ by Blitz the Ambassador

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia “The Burial of Kojo” — among the offerings from Ava DuVernay’s Array Now Film Distribution Company and currently airing on Netflix, has been called quite the marvel that flexes visual storytelling muscles that you didn’t know existed. Critics have also lauded the new flick for taking “unexpected risks with…

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“The Public” Premieres in Charleston

After almost a year of conversations with producers, the Library Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Charleston Friends of the library have finally landed an early premier date for “The Public,” a film about the challenges faced by libraries, city governments, and social service agencies particularly with regard to the homelessness.  “The Public,” which had…

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Trailer Released for Documentary Film Honoring the Victims of the 2015 Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting

  The long-awaited trailer for the upcoming documentary, “EMANUEL,” is available now. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Charleston, South Carolina tragedy at Emanuel A.M.E. Church. “EMANUEL,” opens in movie theaters nationwide, as a limited release event with Fathom Events on June 17 and 19 only. The newly released trailer gives a sneak peek into the emotional documentary that recalls the…

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Gentleman Jack and Actor Omari Hardwick Return with 3rd Annual Real to Reel National Film Contest

Gentleman Jack Double Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey together with Codeblack Entertainment announces the return of Gentleman Jack Real to Reel, a national contest showcasing the creativity and talent of up-and-coming Black filmmakers. The winner of the national competition will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to screen their short film at this year’s American Black Film Festival in Miami to an exclusive audience of industry professionals. “We’re excited to continue our…

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Film Star, Director Offering Chance of a Lifetime at New York Talent Competition

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia If the only thing that comes from dreamers are dreams, a winner-take-all talent show promises to make some luck person realize their own aspirations. Actor and filmmaker Shiek Mahmud-Bey and his 25th Frame Films company are hosting an “Own the Stage,” talent competition in New York where…

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Film Review: Yardie

By NNPA News Wire Film Critic Dwight Brown Yardie is a term that is used to refer to people of Jamaican origin. It’s also a slang patois name for  Jamaican gangs and gang members. Want to no more? Come for the movie. Stay for the culture, music and a street-smart education.   Actor Idris Elba turns a lifelong fascination with the…

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