With A Grant From The Library of Congress, Maya Cade Is On A Mission To Change The Narrative Around Black Films

New Orleans native Maya Cade began her mission of curating the Black Film Archive in 2021. Her goal was to challenge the prevailing and inaccurate belief that Black films primarily revolve around slavery and trauma. Instead of shaming those who held this misconception, Cade aimed to present the truth: Black films have always explored a […]

WATCH: Final Trailer For Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Confirms Film Is About Aliens And UFOs

Last summer, Jordan Peele released an ambiguous movie poster for his upcoming third feature film Nope which led to fans speculating about the plot. The first official trailer was unveiled back in February, though a certain level of vagueness regarding the film’s narrative still remained.   On Thursday, the final trailer was released, and multiple fan […]

Oprah Winfrey Is Executively Producing A Documentary About The Career And Legacy Of The Late Sidney Poitier

A documentary on the late Sidney Poitier’s career and life has been in production for over a year by Harpo Productions and Network Entertainment. Oprah Winfrey is serving as executive producer, and the documentary will be directed by Reggie Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang, The Black Godfather). Poitier’s family is attached to the project as well.  […]

In McQueen’s ‘Small Axe,’ an epic of West Indian heritage

NEW YORK (AP) — For Steve McQueen, bringing back the London of his childhood began with remembering the scents of his youth. In “Small Axe,” McQueen’s ambitious five-film anthology about London’s West Indian community, the “12 Years a Slave” director resurrects the British capital in the decades before its multicultural present, tracing the Caribbean immigrant […]

‘Tenet’ to head to home release in Dec. after theatrical run

NEW YORK (AP) — After several months in pandemic-altered theaters, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will head to home release on Dec. 15, Warner Bros. said Thursday. “Tenet” will be available digitally as well as on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K just before the holidays, potentially bringing an end to its turbulent but singular run in theaters. The […]

Barry Jenkins to direct ‘Lion King’ follow-up

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct. Disney announced plans Tuesday for a kind of prequel to last year’s poorly reviewed […]

New this week: Alicia Keys, ‘Filthy Rich’ and the Emmys

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “All In: The Fight for Democracy”: Directors Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés document a timely subject, voter suppression, in this film premiering Friday on Amazon Prime. The film, the latest in […]

The week Harry Belafonte took over TV is subject of new doc

  NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte made history in early 1968. But it was lost to history. While the Vietnam War was raging and civil unrest was convulsing American cities, TV talk show host Johnny Carson did something special: He stepped away from “The Tonight Show” perch for a week. Then something even more […]

‘The Ghost In The Machine’: Issa Rae To Produce Film On The Astonishing True Story Of Tanya Smith For Netflix

Netflix has been granted the rights to Tanya Smith’s forthcoming memoir, The Ghost in the Machine, and Issa Rae will be adapting the unbelievable true story into a feature film for the streaming giant.  The memoir tells the story of Smith, a middle-class Black woman from Minneapolis, and how she would “become one of the […]

‘Just Mercy,’ drama of racial injustice, to be made free in June

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms throughout June in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Warner Bros. said Tuesday. In the film, Michael B. Jordan plays attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, […]

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