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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Picks Through The Rubble

Today Sony Pictures unveiled the trailer for the latest in the Ghostbusters franchise, the new film Ghostbusters: Afterlife. From...

Diana Is Back in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’!

It's 1984 and Princess Warrior Diana is back in the Warner Bros film Wonder Woman 1984. We're excited to...

Cynthia Erivo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Shahadi Wright Joseph Earn Critics Choice Nominations

Today the Critics Choice Awards announced their nominees for 25th annual awards celebration. Leading in film is Netflix's The...

Films We Have Our Eye On at Sundance 2020

It's that time of year again and we have our eye on some selections from Sundance 2020's film slate and here's why.

Review: ‘Full Disclosure’ is the Wokest YA Novel of 2019

We’re a few weeks out from the New Year now, so I’m just gonna go ahead and call Full Disclosure by Camryn...

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing Acquires Numa Perrier’s Film ‘Jezebel’

ARRAY Releasing has acquired Numa Perrier’s award-winning film Jezebel. Based on Perrier’s true-life experiences Jezebel marks the writer/director’s feature directorial debut,...

Podcasts

PODCAST: Binger’s Choice: Pick Our Next Recap Series

Angelica and Ryanne have nominated 4 Netflix shows for listeners to pick from for the next BGN Recap series. We're giving listeners...

PODCAST: The ‘Power’ Recap Show S6 Ep 10

The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show...

PODCAST: The Cancel Culture Episode

In this hot topic episode, Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne break down cancel culture and how it impacts celebrities as well as how...

PODCAST: National Stage Politics with Briahna Joy Gray

On today’s final episode of BGN Politics, we’re talking to Briahna Gray. Briahna Gray is the national press...

Interviews

Disney Imagineer Charita Carter Discusses New Mickey and Minnie Ride for 2020

This past week, the media was invited to the opening of Galaxy's Edge Rise of the Resistance along with a presentation of...

Octavia Spencer Pursues True Crime Podcast Justice in ‘Truth Be Told’

Launching December 6 is the new Apple TV+ series starring Academy Award-winning actor Octavia Spencer and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul called Truth...

Renée Elise Goldsberry on Motherhood and Working with Sterling K. Brown in ‘Waves’

From becoming a bright shining star in Broadway's Hamilton to breakout in roles in both TV and film, actor Renée Elise Goldsberry...

The Team Behind ‘Knives Out’ Cuts Deep in our Interviews!

Coming soon to theaters this holiday season is the Agatha Christie-esque mystery thriller Knives Out directed by Rian Johnson.

The Cast and Crew of ‘Queen & Slim’ Reveal Their Personal Getaway Items and More!

The Universal Pictures film Queen & Slim opens in theaters nationwide on November 27th. While on a forgettable first...

Interview: Kimrie Lewis of ABC’s ‘Single Parents’

TV series Single Parents centers on a divorced dad in his thirties who is so focused on being a good dad that...

Comics

Lynda Barry’s ‘Making Comics’ is a Lesson in Rekindling Our Inner Spark

Written by: DW McKinney It’s rare for a book to give me pause the moment I see its...

BGN Attends Baltimore Comic-Con: The Real America

Here is our recap of Baltimore Comic-Con 2019. The sonnet on the base of the Statue of Liberty...

Naomie Harris May Be Our Next ‘Venom’ Villain

It has now been widely reported that actor Naomie Harris is in talks to play the villain Shriek in Venom 2.

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens December 5th at Walt Disney World Resort

In a galaxy far, far away there was a place where Mickey Mouse and company meet characters like Rey, Finn, Poe, and...

Expect A Women’s Day, Tech Day, and More For Pharrell Williams’ 2020 SITW Festival

During tonight's Virginia Beach City Council meeting — media mogul Pharrell Williams made an appearance about the impending dome site and...

Hey Black Girl, You Deserve To Be Seen

From Sorella Magazine This thought-provoking essay on colorism and identity comes from the publication Sorella Magazine aptly titled:...

Powerhouse Philly 2019 Had its Highs and its Lows

Written by: Angelica Monk “Powerhouse was a movie,” was the consensus of concert-goers as tweets from fans lit...

BGN Attends Baltimore Comic-Con: The Real America

Here is our recap of Baltimore Comic-Con 2019. The sonnet on the base of the Statue of Liberty...

Movie Reviews

TV Reviews

Dolittle

Robert Downey Jr. Auditions Animals for ‘Dolittle’ and it’s Exactly What You’d Expect

There is something fascinating and intriguing about watching Robert Downey Jr. interact with live-action animals. He stars in the new film Dolittle — a vivid reimagining of the classic...

Review: ‘Full Disclosure’ is the Wokest YA Novel of 2019

We’re a few weeks out from the New Year now, so I’m just gonna go ahead and call Full Disclosure by Camryn...

Lynda Barry’s ‘Making Comics’ is a Lesson in Rekindling Our Inner Spark

Written by: DW McKinney It’s rare for a book to give me pause the moment I see its...

Review: Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond, The Complete Series

Review by: Angelica Monk Suffering through the Long Night that is dark and full of terrors without Game...

Review: ‘The Kane Chronicles’ is a Classical Fantasy

Read the latest BGN Book Review on Rick Riordan's Egyptian-based, 'The Kane Chronicles'!

Out next week: New Octavia Butler Boxed Set (Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents)

This is a perfect holiday gift for the bookworm in your life or for that Octavia Butler super fan!

Review: ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ Highlights Asexuality and Womanism

I have read Let's Talk About Love twice and fallen in love with it each time. In...

Opinion

5 Reasons to Go See ‘Harriet’

Around Veteran’s Day 2019, Focus Features released the film Harriet. The film chronicles the life and times of...

Should We Say Goodbye to the Term “Women of Color”?

From Sorella Magazine The term women of color is universally accepted to describe non-white women, however, there are...

Review: ‘The Farewell’ and its Silences

Written by: Pim Wangtechawat There are silences in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell that linger much longer than they...

Features

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing Acquires Numa Perrier’s Film ‘Jezebel’

ARRAY Releasing has acquired Numa Perrier’s award-winning film Jezebel. Based on Perrier’s true-life experiences Jezebel marks the writer/director’s feature directorial debut,...

Octavia Spencer Pursues True Crime Podcast Justice in ‘Truth Be Told’

Launching December 6 is the new Apple TV+ series starring Academy Award-winning actor Octavia Spencer and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul called Truth...

Check out the New teaser trailer for ‘Black Widow’

Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow. The first film...

Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx Star in ‘Just Mercy’

Today Warner Bros released the movie trailer for Just Mercy — the compelling real-life drama based on the book of the...

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens December 5th at Walt Disney World Resort

In a galaxy far, far away there was a place where Mickey Mouse and company meet characters like Rey, Finn, Poe, and...

PODCAST: Binger’s Choice: Pick Our Next Recap Series

Angelica and Ryanne have nominated 4 Netflix shows for listeners to pick from for the next BGN Recap series. We're giving listeners...

5 Reasons to Go See ‘Harriet’

Around Veteran’s Day 2019, Focus Features released the film Harriet. The film chronicles the life and times of...

Renée Elise Goldsberry on Motherhood and Working with Sterling K. Brown in ‘Waves’

From becoming a bright shining star in Broadway's Hamilton to breakout in roles in both TV and film, actor Renée Elise Goldsberry...