Regina Hall on the Two Hollywoods, Spirituality and Success

Since the start of her career in the late 1990s, Regina Hall had been the kind of actress who maybe didn’t have the pull to get films made, but whose vital, unshowy performances very often made the films in which she appeared. Then came the surprise one-two of 2017’s hit comedy “Girls Trip” and 2018’s critically acclaimed indie “Support the Girls” and, with it, something … Continue reading Regina Hall on the Two Hollywoods, Spirituality and Success

‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke Talks ‘Us,’ His Chance Meeting With Jordan Peele and Overnight Success

One minute, the actor was doing bit parts on ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ The next, he’s stealing scenes in Marvel movies and starring in Peele’s new thriller: “It has not been a straight path.” Tucked away in the Palisades, just off Pacific Coast Highway, is Lake Shrine, a 10-acre self-realization retreat with a hilltop temple, a lush meditation garden and a spring-fed pond, all blocked … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke Talks ‘Us,’ His Chance Meeting With Jordan Peele and Overnight Success

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther’ Tops Film Nominations

HUGE CONGRATS . . . AGAIN!! Other top projects nominated across film and TV include ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and ‘Black-ish’ with nine nominations each, ‘Insecure’ and ‘Seven Seconds’ with eight each and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ with seven. The nominees for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today, with Black Panther scoring a leading 14 nominations across film and music. Additionally star Chadwick Boseman … Continue reading NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther’ Tops Film Nominations

120 Movies, $13 Billion in Box Office: How Samuel L. Jackson Became Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star

Hollywood’s most bankable star! The box office king and Trump golf antagonist beat a crack addiction to build a film career unrivaled in modern stardom, and the 70-year-old ‘Glass’ actor aims to work well into his 80s — if Marvel and the rest of Hollywood can afford him. . . . I’m a gunslinger now. He arrives exactly on schedule, not a minute early, not … Continue reading 120 Movies, $13 Billion in Box Office: How Samuel L. Jackson Became Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star

Top Ten Black Directors In 2018 – A Historic, Great Year At The Box Office

2018 has been a great year for Black cinema at the box office. With the domestic box office hitting an all-time high of $11.383 billion in 2018 with attendance up 4% from 2017, the top ten feature films by Black directors accounted for a combined $1.363 billion. Led by Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, which grossed $700M domestically, becoming the #3 all-time domestic-grossing film. Other top-grossing … Continue reading Top Ten Black Directors In 2018 – A Historic, Great Year At The Box Office

Men in Black International Trailer #1

OH SNAP!! You thought MIB started in NYC? Guess again, there’s a whole international branch. The world is bigger than you thought!! In cinemas June 2019. ~ Chris Hemsworth Synopsis: The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black … Continue reading Men in Black International Trailer #1

Grammys: ‘Black Panther’ Scores First Album of the Year Soundtrack Nod Since 2000

HUGE CONGRATS!! Along with soundtracks and songs from movies, notable Hollywood figures were nominated for music’s highest honor, including Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Donald Glover, among others. The nominations for the 2019 Grammys were unveiled on Friday morning, during which Black Panther became the third music soundtrack to earn an album of the year nod in the last 25 years. The LP features efforts from … Continue reading Grammys: ‘Black Panther’ Scores First Album of the Year Soundtrack Nod Since 2000

No More “We Can’t Find Any Black Female Writers”: Here Are 62 Scribes in One Photo

For The Hollywood Reporter’s largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: “We have to be exceptional.” In 2014, Nkechi Okoro Carroll was an executive story editor on Bones when she met an up-and-coming scribe named Lena Waithe at a WGA Committee of Black … Continue reading No More “We Can’t Find Any Black Female Writers”: Here Are 62 Scribes in One Photo

Tessa Thompson Is the Heavyweight Champ of Creed II

For me, the mark of true equality will be when we get to be mediocre. I feel like we [Black actors] are all exceptional because you have to be. It will just be nice when you get to be average. ~ Tessa Thompson Tessa Thompson is a superhero, full stop. In the past year alone, she’s starred in Sorry to Bother You, Annihilation, and Creed … Continue reading Tessa Thompson Is the Heavyweight Champ of Creed II

Governors Awards: Cicely Tyson Looks Back on a Groundbreaking Career

About damn time. Congrats! Cicely Tyson called her friend Arthur Mitchell soon after learning she’d be honored with an Oscar to celebrate her legendary acting career. A trailblazer like her, the former ballet dancer accompanied her to the Oscars in 1973, when she was nominated for lead actress in “Sounder.” Tyson starred as the matriarch in a sharecropping family struggling to survive during the Great … Continue reading Governors Awards: Cicely Tyson Looks Back on a Groundbreaking Career