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Ava DuVernay's ARRAY is Opening a Movie Theater in Los Angeles

A distribution company, arts and advocacy collective, a post-production facility and now a movie theater. Ava DuVernay-founded multimedia company ARRAY is expanding yet again! The announcement was made on Monday via Twitter, "It's official! We have some exciting news that we've been waiting to share with you all!"   It's official! We have...

HBO's 'Insecure' Will Not Return Until 2020

Sad news for Insecure fans - HBO announced that the hit show, sadly, will not return for its fourth season this year. Although for a good reason: the show creator, Issa Rae, is booked an busy! "Well, Issa became a big movie star!" HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said, "We’re not...

Sterling K. Brown Joins Amazon’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Sterling K. Brown will join The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as a recurring cast member on season 3. The two-time Emmy winner announced the news via Twitter on Monday.  "I'm going to do a little show," he said, "Maybe you heard of it: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Palladinos were kind enough to write a little something for...

Netflix Releases The Trailer For Upcoming Beyonce Film 'Homecoming'

Netflix released the trailer for Beyonce's new documentary-style film. The clip features behind-the-scenes videos from rehearsals, as well as rare footage of the twins -Rumi and Sir Carter. As described by the streaming giant, Homecoming is an 'intimate, in-depth look at Beyonce's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance [which] reveals the emotional road...

Oscar Winning Costume Designer Ruth Carter To Work On "Coming To America" Sequel

The sequel to our beloved comedy Coming To America is in pre-production and Oscar winner Ruth Carter (Black Panther) is on board to create the costumes for the cast. As we reported back in January, in Coming To America 2, Akeem learns about a long lost son and must return to America to meet his...

André Holland to lead upcoming Netflix series 'The Eddy'

Moonlight's Andre Holland is set to lead Damien Chazelle’s (La La Land) new Netflix musical drama titled The Eddy.  Per Deadline, The Eddy is an eight-episode set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. The show will be shot in France and...

Lupita Nyong'o's Children's Book To Be Released in October

Lupita Nyong'o is about to officially become a published author, y'all! Back in January of 2018 we first heard that the Black Panther star is writing her debut children's book titled Sulwe (which means star in Nyong’o’s native language), aimed for younger readers between the ages of 5 and 7....

Denzel Washington in Talks to Star in Macbeth Film

Denzel Washington is in talks to star in the new screen adaptation of Shakespeare's classic Macbeth, Deadline reported. He will join his fellow Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Joel Coen, who received an Oscar nomination for Netflix's anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, will write and direct. Per Macbeth's storyline, a Scottish lord becomes convinced by a...

Zendaya Teases New HBO Series 'Euphoria'

HBO has released a teaser trailer for Euphoria, a teen drama starring Zendaya (as Rue, a teenage drug addict), Storm Reid, Sydney Sweeney, Maude Apatow, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, and Hunter Schafer.  Adapted from the Israeli series of the same name, the show follows a story of high...

Tim Story To Direct Warner Bros. Tom & Jerry Movie

Our favorite cat and mouse duo is officially coming to the big screen! Warner Bros. recently announced the release date for the upcoming Tom & Jerry film, which will be helmed by the Ride Along director Tim Story. According to Variety, the plan is to shoot in the real world with animated versions of...

Aretha Franklin 'Amazing Grace' Documentary Film Will Be screened At Civil Rights Museums And Black Churches

The concert movie titled Amazing Grace starring the late Aretha Franklin is set to premiere across the country at the end of March, Variety reported. The documentary will be screened at numerous locations including the Smithsonian in Washington (March 28), the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum in Atlanta (March 26), the Civil...

'Aladdin' First Full Trailer Released!

It is a whole new world, indeed! The first full-length trailer for Disney's live-action Aladdin dropped on Tuesday. The plot centers on street urchin Aladdin (Mena Massoud), beautiful and courageous Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), very blue Genie (Will Smith), and the evil Jafar (Marwan Kenzari). The two-minute and fourteen-second clip gives us a closer...

Idris Elba To replace Will Smith In ' The Suicide Squad' Sequel

Idris Elba will be joining The Suicide Squad, replacing Will Smith.  According to the reports, Smith could not reprise his role as Deadshot due to scheduling conflicts, so Warner Bros. had to find a replacement before production starts in September. Casting information for The Suicide Squad sequel has yet to be revealed, though, many believe Margot Robbie...

Shameik Moore, Ashton Sanders & Dave East to Star in Upcoming Wu-Tang Clan Scripted Drama Series

A 10-episode scripted drama series titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga is being developed exclusively for Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is based on one of hip-hop's most influential groups and is inspired by the philosophical books The Wu-Tang Manual and its sequel, Tao of Wu, written by Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA.     Co-created by RZA...

Will Smith To Portray Serena And Venus Williams' Father in A New Biopic

No days off! Besides having three movies dropping this year (Aladdin, Spies In Disguise and Gemini Man) and shooting Bad Boys For Life, Will Smith is set to take on a new role. The Fresh Prince will portray Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in a new biopic, Deadline exclusively reported. Although...

Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Family Funeral’ Earns $27.1 Million On Its Opening Weekend

Tyler Perry is ending the Madea franchise on a high note. The final installment titled A Madea Family Funeral earned an unexpected $27.1 million domestically this weekend, which only proves that the gun-toting grandmother is still relevant and very much loved. In a recent interview with CNN, Perry shared why he chose to say goodbye...

Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II In Talks To star In Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot

 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to play the villain in the reboot of the classic horror film, produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, Variety exclusively reported. Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) is set to direct. It was previously announced that Atlanta's star Lakeith Stanfield was also approached by Peele to star in the remake as...

Shonda Rhimes' 'Grey's Anatomy' Makes History As The Longest Running Primetime Medical Show

Image courtesy of Paul Hebert/ABC Grey’s Anatomy is making television history. Its upcoming 332nd episode titled We Didn’t Start the Fire will officially make ABC's series, which has been on for fifteen seasons, the longest-running primetime medical drama in the history of television, surpassing NBC’s ER (with 331 episodes). Created and exec-produced by Shonda Rhimes, The series currently stars Ellen Pompeo...

New ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Released

  The new trailer for Warner Bros.’  POKÉMON  Detective Pikachu was released on Tuesday. The upcoming live-action movie features Ryan Reynolds voicing the popular Nintendo character and Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) playing Pikachu's friend Tim. The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure follows a 21-year-old Tim as he searches for his ace detective father Harry Goodman who goes mysteriously missing. Aiding...

Michael B. Jordan In Talks to Star in Denzel Washington's ‘Journal for Jordan’

Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in a new drama titled Journal for Jordan, which will be directed by Denzel Washington, Variety reported. The movie is based on the true story of journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life...

Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' Trailer Released

CBS All Access has released the highly anticipated trailer for the Twilight Zone reboot and we could not be more excited! It appears that the new Jordan Peele - produced streaming series will bring back some of the familiar themes with an added modern twist. The sci-fi classic's cast includes Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Kumail Nanjiani (The...

Angry Birds 2 Teaser Trailer & Poster Released

The Angry Birds are back in this newly released teaser trailer and poster for The Angry Birds Movie 2. The original animated film debuted at #1 in 50 countries around the globe back in 2016. This new teaser trailer introduces Zeta, a new character voiced by Leslie Jones (SNL, Ghostbusters) who teams up with the ruler of the...

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in talks to star in Ryan Coogler-produced "Jesus Was My Homeboy"

  Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in talks to star in Jesus Was My Homeboy - a film inspired by Black Panther party member Fred Hampton, Deadline reported.   Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and Charles D. King's MACRO will produce,  Shaka King (Newlyweds) will direct. Kaluuya will star as activist Hampton and Stanfield will play William O’Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton to the FBI. Jesus Was My Homeboy will...

Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner Screens His Directorial Debut 'Broken Ground' At The 2019 Pan African Film Festival

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, better known by the stage name Xzibit, premiered his directorial debut Broken Ground during the 27th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). Real 92.3’s Big Boy hosted a Q&A immediately after the screening. Other guests included DJ Battlecat and Comedian Alex Thomas. The digital music series starring James Savage (Jayo Felony)...

Common & Sherri Shepherd Host The PAFF Red Carpet Premiere of 'Hats'

Common and Sherri Shepherd hosted the red carpet screening of Hats on Monday. The short film capped off this year's annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Directed by Sadé Clacken Joseph, the 14-minute USC film project follows the story of an imaginative, young, black aspiring baseball player (Dante Brown) struggles to...

Lee Davis' TV One Original Film 'Loved To Death' Premiered At PAFF

The Pan African Film Festival hosted a special screening of TV One's upcoming original film titled Loved To Death in Los Angeles on Friday. The Davis Lee-directed relationship drama stars hip hop pioneer MC Lyte, Tobias Truvillion, McKinley Freeman, Malinda Williams, and Chrystee Pharris. The story follows a newly engaged couple Chuck Everette and Deborah Ross, whose...

NAACP Image Awards: 'Black Panther' Tops Film, 'Black-Ish' Leads TV Nominations

Winston Duke and Logan Browning announced the nominees for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards early Wednesday. Marvel's Black Panther scored a total of 13 nods, including outstanding motion picture. ​Other top projects nominated across film​ are If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Hate U Give. In Television, Atlanta, Black-ish (9) and its spinoff Grown-ish, Dear White People, and Insecure, were...

'MA' trailer: Octavia Spencer Is terrifying in this new thriller (Video)

Sue Ann (Octavia Spencer) is a loner, who is looking to make new friends. She agrees to purchase alcohol for a group of teenagers and even offers them to party in her basement. What can go wrong? This newly released trailer for Ma shows how fun times with friends under random adult supervision can...

'Black-ish' Prequel Spinoff Centered on Tracee Ellis Ross' Character Rainbow Johnson Might Be in the works

Tracee Ellis Ross’ Black-ish character Rainbow (Bow) Johnson might be getting her own spin-off soon. According to Deadline, The current fifth season of Black-ish will include a Rainbow-centric episode. The episode, which is already casting to film in March, will feature flashbacks to a teen version of Tracee Ellis Ross character of Rainbow. This episode could become...