Shadow And Act on Facebook

Recent Comments

Just What You’ve Been Waiting For – Stills From “Fast & Furious 5″ And “Big Momma’s House 3″

Here we have a diptych pf sorts; we can call it 2 Men And 2 “Men.” The rest below…

A Look At Noel Clarke In “Huge”

Brit Noel Clarke is one busy fellow. Here’s a look at one of 5 films he’s been involved with (whether acting, writing, producing or directing) this year, titled Huge. It premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival over the summer, and last screened at Raindance Film Festival last month, but I couldn’t find any info on […]

First Look At Columbus Short (And Others) In Julius Onah’s “The Girl Is In Trouble”

Currently in post-production, with a 2011 release planned, with sales company Wild Bunch representing the project… here’s our first look at Columbus Short, Alicja Bachleda, Wilmer Valderrama and a few other cast members in action in Julius Onah’s The Girl Is In Trouble, his debut feature, which Spike Lee is executive producing. We also have […]

More Photos Of Zoe Saldana In Action In “Colombiana”

If you’re just joining us, you can catch up with previous posts about this film HERE. The short story… it stars Zoe Saldana as an assassin avenging the death of her parents. Colombiana is produced by Luc Besson, and directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3). It’s currently in post-production, so we should see a trailer […]

Check Out Photos Of Chris Rock In Julie Delpy’s “2 Days In New York”

As already reported back in August, Chris Rock is pairing up with Julie Delpy to star in 2 Days In New York, a sequel to Delpy’s 2007 indie flick, 2 Days In Paris, which she not only directed, but starred in, alongside Adam Goldbergh, as a young couple attempting to rekindle their relationship with a […]

A Look At Nicole Beharie In Brooklyn Love Story “My Last Day Without You”

Here’s another Nicole Beharie project that’s currently in post-production, titled My Last Day Without You. The story goes, in short, on a one-day business trip to New York, a German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he’s never experienced before. As already stated, the […]

Check Out An Almost Unrecognizable Halle Berry In Costume On “Truth Or Dare” Set

Yooo! I don’t know what exactly is going on in these shots of Halle Berry wearing body prosthetics (on her face and the enlarged boobs – see more below), on set for a film I wrote about previously, titled Truth Or Dare, directed by one half of the Farrelly brothers, Peter Farrelly. Ms Halle is […]

First Look At Zoe Saldana In Luc Besson-Produced Thriller “Columbiana”

Back in May, we alerted you to Zoe Saldana’s attachment to star in an action/drama titled, Colombiana, to be produced by Luc Besson, and directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3). The story will be set in both Columbia and the USA, with Saldana playing a young woman named Cataleya Restrepo who grows up to become […]

More Photo Stills From “The Help”

A few days ago, I posted a couple of photos of photos of Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson and Octavia Spencer from The Help that I saw in Entertainment Weekly magazine; yesterday, I received a few more (as well as hi-res versions of the 2 I already posted), so check them out below (in the first, […]

First Look At “Black Swan Theory” By Nikyatu Jusu (Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

I’m pleased to announce that Nikyatu Jusu, winner of the Inaugural Shadow And Act Filmmaker Challenge, sent me an email this morning to say that principal photography on her short film, tentatively titled, Black Swan Theory, is now complete (if you recall, I mentioned here that it was to shoot this past weekend). From her […]

First Look Images of Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer & Cicely Tyson In “The Help”

We finally get our first look at Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson, in The Help – a film we’ve previously covered on this blog, so I won’t rehash. If you’re just joining us, feel free to search the site for past posts. The images are photos I took from the just-released issue of […]

First Look Images From Barry Jenkins’ “Remigration” Project

Check out the below stills from Barry Jenkins’ upcoming short film for ITVS Futurestates – a series of 11 short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, commissioned by ITVS that explore “possible future scenarios through the prism of today’s global realities.” Each episode presents a different vision of American society in the not-too-distant future, by each filmmaker […]

KANYE’s Banned Album Cover

Just four hours ago Kanye West unveiled the cover art work for the upcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, via his handy twitter account. Posting several comments in a bit of rage as he heard the cover had been, “Banned In the USA.” He goes on to mention the task of the artists along […]

First-Look At “Black Dynamite” Cartoon Series

Here’s your first-look at the Black Dynamite cartoon series we told you about last October(2009) that’s aimed for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim line of programming (not for the kiddies). Carl Jones, a member of the creative team behind the popular series The Bookdocks is behind the project; however, no word on when interested audiences can […]

New Stills From “Unstoppable” (Denzel Washington, Chris Pine)

Nothing special, but here ya go anyway… Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, directed by Tony Scott, opens November 12th.

First Look At Method Man In “The Mortician 3D”

Here’s our first look at some images and a poster for a film we profiled back in October 2009, titled The Mortician 3D, starring Method Man, directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts. It’s described as an independent Digital 3D “gritty gangster film,” currently in production courtesy of Full Circle Films, who say the project will be […]

First Full Still Image From Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls…” Adaptation

As you can see it’s the body-length version of the photo that’s been circulating the web for the last couple of weeks, which was cropped at around their shoulders, so all we saw were their heads. Here we see the rest of them (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE). Tyler Perry’s adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, For […]

“Legacy” Screening Recap (The Balcony Is Closed… For Now)

Last Friday’s screening of Thomas Ikimi’s Legacy (which I’d been advertising on this blog prior) was a resounding success! Our best event ever, since the series (ActNow Presents: New Voices In Black Cinema) began last summer (2009); it was the best in terms of audience turnout, which obviously translates to stronger box office receipts. Of […]

First Look At Rihanna On “Battleship” Set

Well, if you thought last month’s announcement about Rihanna making her acting debut in the Universal Studios mega-budgeted, live-action adaptation of toy/game company, Hasbro’s naval combat board game, Battleship, was all just a rumor, sorry to disappoint you, but it’s very real! The songstress, who has previously expressed interest in acting, with her name coming […]

“Law & Order: Los Angeles” Promo Material (Photo, Video)

The above is the first full cast photo compilation. Terence Howard is obviously prominently featured, which tells us something, as is Alfred Molina. And there’s Regina Hall in the background. Watch the video promo below (I guess I’ll be checking out the series, not that I’ve reinstalled TV-watching in my apartment ;)):

Cast Photo For “Jumping The Broom” (Can You Identify Them All?)

Bishop T. D. Jakes posted the above photo on his blog – it includes the cast of the upcoming rom-com, Jumping The Broom, which we’re previously profiled on this blog. Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Laz Alonso, star alongside Paula Patton in an ensemble wedding comedy directed by Salim Akil (Girlfriends). Jumping The Broom depicts […]

Black Girls Seemingly In Focus In Enfant Terrible Harmony Korine’s Next Film

It’s a short film titled Act Da Fool, produced by unconventional and some time controversial filmmaker Harmony Korine, for high-end women’s fashion brand Proenza Schouler. I’m more of a fan of Korine’s written works (those he didn’t direct), than I am of the films he wrote and directed. For example I’d take Kids, which was […]

New Pics Of Djimon Hounsou In “The Tempest” & Yahima Torres As Saartjie Baartman In “Black Venus”

2 new press photos from films we’ve talked about previously on this blog – the first, above, is from Julie Taymor’s adaptation of The Tempest, featuring our man, Djimon Hounsou as the film’s resident villain, Caliban; the second is a shot of Yahima Torres, star of Black Venus (Venus Noire), French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche’s film centered […]

New Pics Of Terrence Howard & Jennifer Hudson On “Winnie” Set

Behind-the-scenes shots of Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson on set in South Africa, shooting Winnie. Nothing special, but we get to see a little more of them (courtesy of Pointemout.com). Well, at least they’re trying to get the visual presentation down for both. I see the part in Terrence’s hair ;).

Pics Of Whoopi Goldberg In Action On “Sister Act: The Musical” Stage

Taken earlier this week… photos of Whoopi Goldberg on stage in the West End production of Sister Act, The Musical, at the Palladium in London, England. Whoopi, who also serves as producer of the musical, plays the role of Mother Superior, taking over for Sheila Hancock, who originated the part when the musical opened last […]