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

Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance to Star in ‘Uncorked’ for Netflix

Oh, this sounds like it might be a good one! The father-son story will be the feature directorial debut for ‘Insecure’ showrunner Prentice Penny. Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance will star in Netflix’s Uncorked, the feature directorial debut for Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny. Fueled by his love of wine, a young man, played by Mamoudou Athie, strives to become a master sommelier while dealing … Continue reading Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance to Star in ‘Uncorked’ for Netflix

Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity

Idris Elba is in final talks to join Tom Hooper’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats. We hear Elba is playing famed feline Macavity. The Golden Globe and two-time SAG Award winner joins Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Laurie Davidson, and Mette Towley. The pic is currently in pre-production. Macavity is the only real villain in the musical who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, … Continue reading Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity