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Posted on Feb 26 2013

Watch the first trailer for ‘Peeples’ Starring Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson

It’s been a long time coming, but the first official trailer for Tina Gordon Chism‘s Peeples (previously titled We The Peeples) has finally emerged online. Peeples, written and directed by Chism, follows Wade Walker (Craig Robinson), an average guy that wants to marry his beautiful, successful girlfriend, Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington). Having never met her upper-crust family, Wade crashes... Read More »
Posted on Feb 18 2013

‘Olympus Has Fallen’: Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett featured in character posters

Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett appear in newly unveiled characters posters from Antoine Fuqua‘s upcoming White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen. “Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.”... Read More »
Posted on Feb 14 2013

Don Cheadle’s ‘Iron Man 3’ Character Poster Debuts

Don Cheadle is officially a badass! Marvel Studios just released a brand new ‘Iron Man 3’ character poster featuring Cheadle as Iron Patriot. Cheadle plays James Rhodes, a colonel in the U.S. Airforce and a jet pilot. He’s also Tony Stark/Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) best friend. If this new poster is any indication, it looks like Cheadle has an increased role in the sequel... Read More »
Posted on Feb 11 2013

Quvenzhané Wallis covers JET Magazine, Currently in talks for ‘Annie’ role

Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest-ever Best Actress nominee, graces the Feb. 25 cover of JET magazine. In the magazine, Wallis discusses her breakout role in the wildly popular indie feature Beasts of the Southern Wild, her instant fame, and maintaining her childhood while navigating through Hollywood. Also, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Wallis is currently in talks to star in... Read More »
Posted on Feb 08 2013

Kerry Washington learns choreography for a whipping scene in new image from ‘Django Unchained’

The Scene: A flashback, in which Django (Jamie Foxx) fails to convince the Brittle brothers not to whip his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Behind the Scene: “The style is wildly different than the majority of sequences within Django Unchained,” cinematographer Robert Richardson tells  AwardsLine. “When Quentin talked to me of the scene, he asked that we shoot with two cameras, which is quite rare... Read More »
Posted on Jan 31 2013

First Look at Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett on the Set of ‘Black Nativity’ (PHOTOS)

The highly-anticipated musical “Black Nativity” is back on track after finding a new leading man in Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. As we reported back in September, the film was shelved after Samuel L. Jackson dropped out of the project for reasons unknown to us. However, casting has moved forward and production is currently underway in New York City. Directed by... Read More »
Posted on Jan 28 2013

Robinne Lee Finds Love In ‘Miss Dial’ Trailer

Here’s the official first trailer for the independent feature film Miss Dial, starring Robinne Lee, Sam Jaeger, Jon Huertas, Sara Rue, Dule Hill, Hill Harper and Gabrielle Union. In the wake of the Manti Te’o hoax comes a new romantic comedy about a woman who finds love over the phone. Erica (Lee) is a consumer affairs rep who deals... Read More »
Posted on Jan 24 2013

Sundance 2013: First Look at Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer in ‘Fruitvale’ (VIDEO)

It’s a great time for black folks at Sundance this year. Fruitvale, the new film about the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2009, is receiving rave reviews at the film festival. The film, produced by Forest Whitaker, has scored a distribution deal... Read More »
Posted on Jan 23 2013

Pan African Festival First Look: ‘Solstice’ Trailer +Poster

Independent Short Film “SOLSTICE” will make its world premiere screening at the Pan African Film Festival February 9 & 14, 2013. Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15, 4020 Marlton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90008. “SOLSTICE,” written by JoAnna Rhambo, is a powerful and impactful story dealing with the realities of domestic violence. Based on real events, the short film tells... Read More »
Posted on Jan 14 2013

Anthony Mackie talks ‘Gangster Squad’ movie theater shooting scene (AUDIO)

Anthony Mackie sat down for a lively interview with “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to promote his new film Gangster Squad, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide. In the interview, Mackie gives details on the film’s movie theater shooting scene that had to be scrapped  following the horrific Aurora movie theater shooting in Colorado last year. “It was one of the first examples of life... Read More »
Posted on Jan 13 2013

‘The Call’ Trailer: Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut hunt down a serial killer

Sony/TriStar debuted the first trailer for it’s upcoming thriller The Call  via Yahoo!  Movies and it looks good. When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. Officer Phillips (Morris Chestnut)... Read More »
Posted on Jan 11 2013

Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie Thrill in Second ’42’ Trailer (VIDEO)

Warner Bros just released a longer, more intriguing second trailer for the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic 42. The film, directed by Brian Helgeland, follows the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 42 will star Academy Award(R) nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”)... Read More »
Posted on Jan 09 2013

Jeffrey Wright discusses new films ‘Broken City,’ ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ and ‘Catching Fire’

Jeffrey Wright plays police commissioner Carl Fairbanks in the upcoming political thriller Broken City, opening in theaters on January 18.  The film, which is directed by Menace II Society‘s Allen Hughes, follows an ex-cop (Mark Walhberg) who is hired by a corrupt mayor (Russell Crowe) to photograph his cheating glam wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) then finds himself immersed in an even larger scandal involving... Read More »
Posted on Jan 08 2013

First Look at Halle Berry as a 911 Operator in ‘The Call’ (PHOTO)

The first official image of Sony Tristar’s new suspense thriller The Call has been released online. Originally titled The Hive, the project was directed by Brad Anderson and written by Rich D’Ovidio, based upon a story by Rich D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio and Jon Bokencamp. Emergency Call Center Operator Jordan (Halle Berry) takes a call from a teenage girl, Casey... Read More »
Posted on Dec 31 2012

Top 10 Best Performances of 2012

It’s that time of the year again when we reflect on the top 10 best performances by a black actor in film, television and theater projects released over the past year. Blackactors.net editors, writers and contributors have come up with a list of names who we honestly, whole heartedly believe gave the most compelling performances of 2012. Our list... Read More »
Posted on Dec 26 2012

‘Django Unchained’: What moviegoers are saying

Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington violently made their way into theaters in Django Unchained, which opened nationwide Christmas Day. Quentin Tarantino’s latest race pic, a spaghetti western that tackles slavery and bounty hunting, opened to a record-breaking $14M in box office ticket sales amid controversy surrounding the constant usage of the ‘N’ word in the film.... Read More »
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