Ooh-wee, I am definitely watching this!! ~ V Kerry Washington had one request when boarding her new show, Unprisoned, as both star and executive producer. The Emmy winner had already started the development process, and had enthusiastically read the pilot script by author and creator Tracy McMillan, adapted loosely from her life story. I probably should have said this earlier in the process, but at … Continue reading UnPrisoned | Official Trailer | Hulu
Bassam Tariq, known for directing the rap drama ‘Mogul Mowgli,’ is in the director’s chair. Delroy Lindo, currently shooting up bad guys in The Harder They Fall, is in final negotiations to join Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Blade. Bassam Tariq, known for directing the rap drama Mogul Mowgli, is in the director’s chair for the vampire-centric adventure-thriller, with Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who worked on HBO’s acclaimed Watchmen … Continue reading ‘Blade’: Delroy Lindo Joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Vampire Adventure
The Harder They Fall, directed by Jeymes Samuel, has finally landed on Netflix. Starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Deon Cole, Zazie Beetz, the Jay-Z-produced film is a rare Black cast entry in the Western genre. That distinction is one of the main reasons Regina King told EBONY she had to be part of this film. It was just … Continue reading Regina King on the Verifiable Lessons of ‘The Harder They Fall’ and Her Other Black History-Laced Projects
O-M-G, I can’t wait ’til this to come out!! Go ‘head, Netflix. ~ V #ThisFallWeRide Synopsis: Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison. This ain’t your grandaddy’s Western! Check out Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Edi … Continue reading The Harder They Fall | Official Trailer
Ooh-wee! Now, THIS is the all-Black Western movie I want to see!! And, one of the producers is Jay-Z. Go ‘head, Netflix. ~ V Synopsis: When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new … Continue reading The Harder They Fall | Official Teaser | Netflix
Composer Terence Blanchard has collaborated with Spike Lee for over 30 years, going back to 1991 when the director tapped him to score “Jungle Fever.” Since then, Blanchard’s credits include over 15 Lee films including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Malcolm X” and his latest, “Da 5 Bloods,” now streaming on Netflix. The story of four Vietnam War veterans, played by Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters and … Continue reading ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer on Spike Lee’s Vision, Marvin Gaye’s Message and Hollywood’s POC Blindspot
On May 31, as protests over police violence roiled nationwide, Spike Lee released a 94-second movie called 3 Brothers on his social media feeds. The short film intercuts disturbing footage of three Black men who died after being choked by police — George Floyd, Eric Garner and Radio Raheem, the fictional, boombox-toting Brooklynite played by Bill Nunn in Lee’s Oscar-nominated 1989 film, Do the Right Thing. … Continue reading Spike Lee on the Challenge of Bringing Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ to the Screen
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