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Ambitious 3D Civil War Series In The Works

Like I said, it’s Civil War fever folks… in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the war. Sony, Discovery and Imax are teaming to produce what they’re calling an ambitious 4-part 3D production about the Civil War, slated for a fall 2011 debut on the 3net Network, a 3D network created in […]

Trailer For “The Help” Arrives! (Plus New Stills)

Well, here it is… the first trailer for DreamWorks’ adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel, The Help, which stars Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer and several others. The film, which I’ve already said likely represents the best possibility for an Oscar nomination by a black actor/actress this year (in Viola […]

“The Hunger Games” Movie Adaptation Casts Newcomers In Thresh And Rue Roles

Any fans of The Hunger Games series of books? As I’m sure you know by now, a movie adaptation based on the best-selling trilogy of YA novels, written by Suzanne Collins, is in the works, as the films cast gradually comes together. I haven’t read the books, so I’m not at all equipped to discuss […]

Preview Upcoming UK TV Comedy Sitcom Centered On Nigerian Family (“Meet The Adebanjos”)

Watch the below preview for a brand new UK television sitcom titled Meet The Adebanjos, centered on a Nigerian-British Family (2 Nigerian-born parents and 3 British-Born Kids) living in the UK, and how they adapt to life in Peckham South London. Generational conflict, tradition versus modernity struggles, culture clashes, as well as hilarity and hijinks […]

SyFy Picks Up “Age Of The Dragons” For July USA Debut (Danny Glover As Ahab In Moby Dick Retelling)

It’s that time of the year when TV stations preview their upcoming season slates; I’ll be attending BET’s showcase this Wednesday, here in New York, so, you’ll get my first-hand reactions to whatever is thrown at me. For now, however, I just learned that the Syfy Channel has apparently acquired stateside rights to a film […]

Codeblack Picks Up “Politics Of Love” For Theatrical Release (Republican Brian White In Love w/ Democrat Mallika Sherawat)

Codeblack Entertainment has acquired domestic distribution to romantic comedy Politics of Love (Love, Barack) and plans a July theatrical release. We’ve covered the film on this site, so here’s a brief refresher… Inspired by the real-life romances that blossomed during then Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, the movie takes place in the run-up to the […]

Extras Sought For Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds” (Go Go Dancers, Drag Queens, High Fashion Models)

Boy, with those needs, what kind of flick is Mr Perry making this time around? But anyway… News on the march…! NEW!! Tyler Perry Studios “Extras Casting Department” Tyler Perry Studios “Extras Casting Department” is casting Extras for the next feature film ”Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds.” Filming will be in Atlanta, GA , April – […]

Angela Bassett Talks Dr Amanda Waller In “Green Lantern”

Some folks may not even be aware that Angela Bassett is in the upcoming Green Lantern film, alongside star Ryan Reynolds. In it, she stars as Dr. Amanda Waller, a scientist. For those unfamiliar with the DC comics universe, as I am… nicknamed “The Wall,” she is a former congressional aide and government agent often […]

Terrence Howard Currently Shooting “Horrific” Thriller “A Single Shot” w/ William H. Macy, Juliette Lewis

Earlier today, I received a production listing of new films currently being shot in and around British Columbia, and, in scrolling through the list, saw that 1 of them co-stars Terrence Howard, in a film we’ve never covered on this site. I guess we just missed it. The film, described in the listing as a […]

RZA’s Early Directorial Efforts… The Feature (“Bobby Digital”) & The Short (“Domestic Violence”)

Stumbled across this trailer for RZA’s directorial debut (not The Man With The Iron Fist, which is currently in post-production), titled Bobby Digital. It’s my first time seeing the trailer; YouTube says it was uploaded on the 8th of this month. The film, described as a “blaxploitation movie which focuses on the “science lab origins” […]

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Will Assume BBF Duties In Supernatural Thriller, “Odd Thomas”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined the case of Stephen Sommers’ supernatural thriller titled Odd Thomas, which is based on the bestselling novel by Dean Koontz. In the film, Mbatha-Raw will play Viola, the best friend of the main protagonist’s girlfriend, and a waitress with 2 adopted daughters of a dead junkie. A BBF with a heart […]

Madea Dishes Out Some Wisdom In This New Clip From “Madea’s Big Happy Family”

Starring one Mr Tyler Perry, Madea’s Big Happy Family opens a week from today – April 22nd. We received an invite to the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles next week Tuesday, the 19th. I live in New York, but hopefully, I’ll be able to get someone in L.A. to attend on our behalf, and […]

Movie Adaptation Of “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” Shoots This Summer!

Looks like the movie adaptation of Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man is moving full speed ahead. Long time readers of this site will recall our announcement back in the summer of 2009, when Will Packer (Stomp The Yard, Obsessed, Takers) of the burgeoning production powerhouse, Rainforest Films, along […]

Samuel L. Jackson Narrates “African Cats;” But Jules Winfield May Have Been More Entertaining

Maybe it’s just me, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at listening to Samuel L. Jackson narrating this upcoming Disney film African Cats which gives viewers an “up-close view of some very special lions and cheetahs – mothers and their babies, fathers and their sons – as they raise their families in the midst of […]

Meet The Cast Of “Attack The Block” (Video Character Profiles)

We’ve talked about this film a lot already, so I won’t rehash. Search the site for previous posts if you need to.

2 More Madea Movies On The Way; “A Madea Christmas” Will Probably Be Next

I was just reading THIS article announcing the next Tyler Perry stage play, titled, A Madea Christmas, which will begin running at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on May 13 and 14, with tickets going on sale tomorrow. I’m not sure if this show will travel like like last year’s cross-country […]

“The Roy Ayers Project” – Documentary On The Music Legend In The Works

A documentary film on the life, music, and philosophy of funk, soul, and jazz composer Roy Ayers is currently being put together by directing team, Haylow Overby and Ariel Nuñez. Titled simply, The Roy Ayers Project, the film will feature, of course, Roy Ayers himself, as well as many Hip Hop producers (especially those who […]

Rodney Evans Acclaimed Director Of “Brother To Brother” Fundraising For Second Feature Film “The Happy Sad”

A filmmaker mentioned on the Shadow And Act 2010 list of filmmakers to watch (read that post HERE), acclaimed director Rodney Evans (Brother To Brother) is currently seeking funding for his 2nd feature film titled The Happy Sad, which follows two couples, one black and one white, whose lives collide as they navigate open relationships […]

Daniel Sunjata In Talks For Supporting Role In “The Dark Knight Rises”

Daniel Sunjata is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises, in a supporting role. Variety says that Sunjata will play “a courageous special forces operative” in the Warner Bros. sequel, which is scheduled to begin principal photography in Pittsburgh this summer, for a summer 2012 release. The […]

Filming Of “Safe House” In South Africa Terrorizes Residients + New Pics Of Denzel Washington On Set

Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and the production team behind the upcoming thriller Safe House, which is currently being shot in Cape Town, South Africa, have been scaring the local residents, while filming sequences that involve car chases and gunfire. You see… the neighborhood where those scenes are being shot is one that is said to […]

Vin Diesel And Dwayne Johnson Get “Fast And Furious” In New Photo

So… I suppose we can expect a show-down between the two. No surprise I guess… even though I wasn’t planning on seeing the film; that hasn’t changed. However, I think I’d go with The Rock over The Diesel if I were putting money on this fight. Fast Five is in theaters April 29th.

Check Out Another Image Of Idris Elba As Heimdall In New “Thor”

May 6th is less than a month away… given all that I’ve seen of this film thus far, and I’ve seen a bit, given all the clips and images the studio has released in the last month or so, I’m still just not sold on it. I’m ambivalent… something just seems off to me; but […]

Uplifting Kenyan Drama “The First Grader” Will Be Released In USA Theaters This Spring

The First Grader, a Kenyan film we’ve written about a few times already on this site, is getting a theatrical release in the USA. National Geographic, who also picked up and released Desert Flower here in the USA, will release The First Grader on May 13th, in a limited theatrical release. The film, directed by […]

John Singleton On “Abduction” Set (Trailer To Premiere This Week)

Check out director John Singleton running on the set of Abduction, the upcoming thriller starring teen heartthrob Taylor Lautner, also in the photo. The film focuses on a dude (Lautner) who discovers the parents who raised him aren’t his real folks, a revelation that triggers events and leaves him running for his life. Oooohhh! Lionsgate […]

Preview Documentary Films Series “Little Brother” (Giving Black Boys A Unique Voice)

From the project’s website… LITTLE BROTHER is a series of 15-minute documentary films dedicated to giving Black boys a unique voice. Beginning in 2010, filmmakers NICOLE FRANKLIN and JASMIN TIGGETT take an annual look at Black boys as young as nine years old for a one-on-one conversation demystifying what society tends to rob them of: […]