Posted on 15 October 2013   Film, UK

Gugu Mbatha-Raw breaks barriers in ‘Belle’ Trailer

The first trailer for black director Amma Asante‘s critically acclaimed period drama, Belle, was released online today and it’s nothing short of a masterpiece. Based on a true story, the film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle, the bi-racial child of a white British admiral and a black Caribbean slave. When the admiral returns to sea, his family... Read More »
Posted on 20 September 2013   Film

First Look at Jesse Martin as Marvin Gaye in ‘Sexual Healing’ (VIDEO)

The first footage from the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic Sexual Healing has arrived online. The film, directed by Brit filmmaker Julien Temple, stars Jesse L. Martin as the legendary Motown soul singer in a story about the final years of his life, when a downward spiral into drug and alcohol addiction led him to Europe where he recorded his... Read More »
Posted on 19 September 2013   Film

First Look at Michael B Jordan in ‘That Awkward Moment’

‘ Here’s the first official images from FilmDistrict’s upcoming dating comedy That Awkward Moment, starring Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron, and Miles Teller. Fresh off his Oscar-worthy performance in the Oscar Grant story Fruitvale Station, Jordan plays a character named Mikey, a Manhattan bachelor who makes a pact with friends to have as much fun as possible while remaining... Read More »
Posted on 03 September 2013   Film

Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in ‘Get on Up’

Chadwick Boseman is attached to star as James Brown in Get on Up, a biopic being produced Universal Pictures and Brian Grazier. The film is being helmed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor. According to Variety, it “follows Brown’s rise from extreme poverty in Georgia to becoming a world famous and highly influential R&B musician with a string of hits... Read More »
Posted on 19 August 2013   Film

‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ Trailer: Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie and Skylan Brooks star in gritty drama

The first trailer for Code Black’s gritty drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete has debuted online. Led by Jennifer Hudson and Anthony Mackie, the film is described as “a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough.” During a sweltering summer in... Read More »
Posted on 18 August 2013   Film

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’: What moviegoers are saying

Lee Daniels’ The Butler hit theaters Friday and the film’s reception has been overwhelmingly positive so far. Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil in the film, a character inspired by  the true story of Eugene Allen, an African-American who served as a butler in the White House under several presidents. With an all-star cast that also includes household names like Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey,... Read More »
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