Tag: films

Here’s How The Aristocats Can Be the Blackest Disney Movie Ever

It’s no surprise that The Roots co-frontman Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson chose a musical for his feature directorial debut. But admittedly, the project he’s helming is a bit of a surprise. CC Off English According to Deadline, the Oscar-winner will direct a live-action/CGI hybrid version of The Aristocats. In case you haven’t gone too deep in […]

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In Honor Of ‘Swarm’, Here Are The Scariest Black Movies And TV Series

Master – Official Trailer | Prime Video We usually see Regina Hall in wild comedic roles like Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul, but in Master she reminds everyone that she can pull out her dramatic skills and tell a compelling story when she wants to. Once again, viewers are left to question whether the […]

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Recasting Succession With Black Celebs

Photo: Nick Agro/ABC // Chelsea Guglielmino (Getty Images) Succession is a great television show. Everything about it, from its excellent acting, the nasty backbiting and its theme music, is frankly badass. As we await the first episode of its final season, we thought we’d have some fun. While everyone else is trying to figure out […]

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Here’s Why Halle Bailey Is ‘Really Excited’ for the New Iteration of The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images) With nearly two months ago until the release of the live-action version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey, the excitement from fans for this new take is getting more palpable with each passing day. […]

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Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Makes Triumphant Return to the Star Wars Universe

Trigger Warning: This article includes mentions of suicide. Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen The Mandalorian “Chapter 20: The Foundling,” stop reading now! CC Off English OK. You’ve been warned. It’s no secret that sci-fi/fantasy/comic book fandoms can be hard on the worlds they love, but they are particularly rough on actors of color. In […]

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Halle Bailey’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Co-Star Josh Gad Calls Racist Trolls ‘Broken And Pathetic’

Halle Bailey attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Jeff Kravitz (Getty Images) Black folks aren’t the only ones tired from the racist attacks being aimed at Halle Bailey. The Little Mermaid star has been subjected to disgusting bigotry since it was announced back in 2019 that she would […]

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Halle Berry, Keanu Reeves and More Pay Tribute to Lance Reddick

The passing of actor Lance Reddick continues to send shockwaves in and outside of the entertainment industry. CC Off English As previously reported by The Root, the veteran star died of “natural causes” on March 17 at the age of 60. Over the weekend, tributes began pouring out from his colleagues like Halle Berry, Keanu […]

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Fierce Black Female TV Characters We Love

Start Slideshow Photo: ABC/Raymond Liu You know them, you love them: They’re the stars of your favorite moments. These are the women who you secretly pretend you are when you’re alone. When you need to muster up the courage and confidence for first dates and job interviews, these are the voices you hear talking you […]

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I’m a Virgo: Jharrel Jerome, Boots Riley On Bringing New Series About a 13-Foot-Tall Black Man to Life

I’m a Virgo, a new series from Boots Riley and Emmy-winning actor Jharrel Jerome is headed to a small screen near us this summer. But before it does, the first four episodes of the Prime Video series premiered at SXSW recently and according to early reviews, it’s already looking to be one helluva ride. CC […]

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Yara Shahidi Is ‘Excited’ for the Magical Representation of Her Tinkerbell, Halle Bailey’s Ariel

For Black Disney fans this is going to be an amazing spring. With Halle Bailey’s The Little Mermaid hitting theaters on May 26, and Yara Shahidi’s Tinkerbell debuting in Peter Pan & Wendy on Disney+ on April 28, it truly will be a magical time. The Grown-ish co-stars are supporting one another through this special […]

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Halle Bailey’s Ariel Is Heroic, Defiant in New The Little Mermaid Trailer

Photo: Walt Disney Studios From the moment we got our first look at Halle Bailey as The Little Mermaid’s Ariel, we knew she was the perfect choice to bring the Disney princess to a new generation of fans. Now, the release of the film’s official trailer has shown us how right we were. On Sunday, […]

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2023 Oscars: Everything Everywhere All at Once’s Domination Is a Win For Us All

(L-R top row) Jamie Lee Curtis, winner of the Best Supporting Actress award, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, winner of the Best Actress in a Leading Role award, Jonathan Wang, winner of the Best Picture award, Stephanie Hsu, Daniel Scheinert, winner of the Best Director and Best Picture award and (L-R bottom row) Ke Huy Quan, […]

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Michael B. Jordan Reveals Plans to Expand Creed Franchise [UPDATED]

Michael B. Jordan attends the Los Angeles Premiere Of “CREED III” at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic (Getty Images) Updates as of 3/10/2023 at 4p.m.ET: New insight as to what the future could look like in the Michael B. Jordan-led Creed franchise has recently been revealed. CC Off […]

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Jonathan Majors Discusses Portraying Dennis Rodman in Upcoming Film 48 Hours in Vegas

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage (Getty Images) Jonathan Majors is having a moment in Hollywood and he has no plans on slowing down. This year alone he’s been a part of two blockbuster films: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania and Creed III. CC Off English Even though those two movies right there would be enough for […]

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2023 Oscars: Brian Tyree Henry’s Most Memorable Roles

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE – Official Trailer (HD) His steady presence as Miles’ father helps the young hero stay grounded in the middle of all the craziness. The actor has the embarrassing, yet loving and supportive dad role down. And yes, he will be back for the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

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2023 Oscars: It’s Time We Talk About the Gift That Is Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett at the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza on February 27, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety (Getty Images) Angela Bassett is the queen of doing the thing. And by “the thing,” I mean acting her talented behind off, like she’s done for the past several decades […]

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Celebrity Trainer Corey Calliet on the Difference in Training Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors for Creed III

Corey Calliet attends Inas X Birthday Bash at Los Globos on January 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Paul Archuleta (Getty Images) If you’ve ever wondered just how Creed III director and star Michael B. Jordan stays looking better and better with each film, or how his fellow costar, Jonathan Majors, got hella ripped for the […]

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Halle Bailey Has Emotional 1st Look at The Little Mermaid Ariel Doll

Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) With the hotly anticipated The Little Mermaid hitting theaters on May 26, some merch from the film is starting to be revealed. In a very sweet Instagram video, the film’s star, Halle Bailey, showed off the doll based on her Ariel. When you’re a little Black girl, you don’t have […]

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2023 ABFF Honorees Courtney B. Vance, Charles D. King, Stacey Walker King on the Future of Black Film

2023 ABFF Honors honorees Courtney B. Vance, left; Charles D. King and wife Stacey Walker-King.Photo: Jemal Countess/Aaron J. (Getty Images) On Sunday, the 2023 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors took place, live from the 1 Hotel West Hollywood in Los Angeles. The fifth annual festival celebrates Black artists who have made significant contributions to […]

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Creed III Knocks Out the Box Office, Scores $100M Globally During Opening Weekend

Jonathan Majors, left; Tessa Thompson, Mila Davis-Kent and Michael B. Jordan attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “CREED III” on February 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Momodu Mansaray (Getty Images) Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors may have been the main ones exchanging blows in the recently released threequel, Creed III, but the film as […]

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Here’s Why Michael B. Jordan Shouldn’t Have Called Out Lore’l For The Childhood Slight

Illustration: Will San Jan (AP) Back then hoes didn’t want me, now I’m hot they all on me. – Mike Jones, “Back Then”, 2005 With that hook, early aughts Houston rapper Mike Jones defined an ethos, if not a subgenre of entertainment that involves famous men reminding women of how they bruised their egos with […]

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The Evolution of Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 94th Oscars in Beverly Hills, California on March 27, 2022.Photo: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP (Getty Images) Beginning in 2019, Jordan would go on to capitalize off his new status and pivoted towards a moving social justice film, Just Mercy, which chronicles the real-life story […]

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Jonathan Majors Talks Bringing Damian ‘Dame’ Anderson to Life in Creed III

Jonathan Majors at the premiere of “Creed III” held at TCL Chinese Theater on February 27, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Michael Buckner/Variety (Getty Images) In Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut, Creed III, Jonathan Majors packs a punch as Damian “Dame” Anderson, a long-forgotten childhood friend of Adonis Creed (Jordan) who’s fresh out of jail […]

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Yara Shahidi Sprinkles Pixie Dust on Peter Pan & Wendy as the New Tinkerbell

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of its animated classics has twisted the story on its head in more than one way. Peter Pan & Wendy is taking us back to Neverland, but the movie is updating the story in some cool ways. First of all, the Lost Boys aren’t actually […]

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Will Smith Returns to the Spotlight to Accept AAFCA Beacon Award

Photo: Mark Von Holden (Getty Images) Will Smith may not be allowed to attend the Oscars this year, but that doesn’t mean he’s completely skipping awards season. On Wednesday, the superstar was honored with the Beacon Award at the African American Film Critics Association Awards. He and director Antoine Fuqua were recognized for their film, […]

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