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‘Onward’ Storytelling: Pixar’s First Magic-Centered Film

BGN was fortunate enough to visit Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California, where we got an inside look at the upcoming animated film,...

Other Moments in Whitewashed History: Five Additional Erasures of Black Excellence

A gentleman and a scholar by the name of Dick Gregory once said, “When you’ve got something really good, you don’t have...

PODCAST: Sundance 2020 with Kamal Sinclair

Kamal Sinclair is the Executive Director, Guild of Future Architects and consultant for the Sundance Institute. Kamal spent years working internally at Sundance on the...

2 Weeks Before Sundance, Oprah Winfrey Drops Out of #MeToo Documentary

The controversial documentary that accuses media mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault will no longer air on Apple TV+.

BGN Plays ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’: Why Change?

Released on October 25, 2019, by Activision, comes the sixteenth installment of the Call of Duty (COD) franchise, Call of Duty: Modern...

Regina King Makes Her Directorial Debut with ‘One Night in Miami’

One Night in Miami, the feature film adaptation of Kemp Powers’ Olivier-nominated stage play, starts production in New Orleans this week.

Podcasts

PODCAST: Sundance 2020 with Kamal Sinclair

Kamal Sinclair is the Executive Director, Guild of Future Architects and consultant for the Sundance Institute. Kamal spent years working internally at Sundance on the...

PODCAST: Actor Orlando Jones

BGN welcomes back to the podcast actor Orlando Jones to discuss his controversial exit from the sci-fi fantasy TV series American Gods....

PODCAST: Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

BGN lands an exclusive interview with actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. He is currently known as Cal Abraham on HBO's The Watchmen 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...

Interviews

Director Leigh Whannell Had Full Autonomy over ‘The Invisible Man’ Including the R-Rating

The blood-curdling scream during the last frame of the horror film Saw still sticks with me when I think of actor-director Leigh...

‘The Invisible Man’ Set Visit: Aldis Hodge Sheds Light on Black Fatherhood

This past year actor Aldis Hodge brought stunning performances to the big screen in his films Brian Banks and Clemency. In his...

Elisabeth Moss on Her Descent into Madness in ‘The Invisible Man’

Inspired by the terrifying H.G. Wells tale is a modern take on the story of The Invisible Man from Blumhouse and Universal...

Time To Get Bossy with the Cast of ‘Like A Boss’!

Coming soon to theaters is the new comedy about female entrepreneurship called Like A Boss. Best friends Mia and...

A Conversation with the Cast and Crew of ‘Little Women’

BGN sits down for an interview with the cast and director of Little Women — critically acclaimed director Greta Gerwig.

Henry Cavill Gives Cosplay Tips for ‘The Witcher’ Fans

In an interview with the cast behind the Netflix series The Witcher, BGN sits down with some of the ensemble team to...

Comics

BGN Pull List: DC’s Far Sector Jamal Campbell Strikes Again

Over the last decade or so there has been this attempt at diversification. So, Marvel dug into their...

Will Wonder Woman Ever Reconcile Her BDSM Roots?

From Ge'NeL Magazine With the impending Wonder Woman 1984 film due for release in the new year, it's time...

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...

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The 2019 Rolling Loud Music Festival Drops the Mic in Los Angeles

One of the largest and most popular hip hop music festivals showed up and showed out in Los Angeles this past weekend.

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...

Movie Reviews

TV Reviews

Nightmares Are Dreams Too

Nightmares Are Dreams Too: A Hauntingly Beautiful Horror Story

From emerging Black horror writer Britt Banks, comes a tale about slavery, black spirits, ghostlore, and hoodoo in the upcoming film Nightmares Are Dreams Too. In this narrative, a...

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

Other Moments in Whitewashed History: Five Additional Erasures of Black Excellence

A gentleman and a scholar by the name of Dick Gregory once said, “When you’ve got something really good, you don’t have...

On its 21st Birthday, ‘The Sixth Sense’ Reminds Us of the Competence of Children

This year 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg became the youngest Person of the Year in TIME Magazine’s history, a testament to her...

For 35 Years ‘Gremlins’ Has Warned of the Dangers of Cultural Appropriation

An inventor of wild gadgets can’t get his family just any old normal thing for Christmas, so when Rand Peltzer (Hoyt Axton)...

Features

Regina King Makes Her Directorial Debut with ‘One Night in Miami’

One Night in Miami, the feature film adaptation of Kemp Powers’ Olivier-nominated stage play, starts production in New Orleans this week.

Review: ‘1917’ Is One-Shot Photography Done Right

Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty) takes us on a ride that we could have never expected in his war film...

The New Mutants Trailer Unveiled!

Check out the terrifying new trailer for Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment’s The New Mutants. An original...

PODCAST: Actor Orlando Jones

BGN welcomes back to the podcast actor Orlando Jones to discuss his controversial exit from the sci-fi fantasy TV series American Gods....

Golden Globes 2020 Winners and Losers

Tonight's 77th annual Golden Globe Awards was a star-studded presentation of the best in film and television. The...

On its 21st Birthday, ‘The Sixth Sense’ Reminds Us of the Competence of Children

This year 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg became the youngest Person of the Year in TIME Magazine’s history, a testament to her...

BGN Pull List: DC’s Far Sector Jamal Campbell Strikes Again

Over the last decade or so there has been this attempt at diversification. So, Marvel dug into their...

Every Woman Has Her Breaking Point in Tyler Perry’s ‘A Fall From Grace’

Coming this January to Netflix is Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace starring Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Mehcad Brooks, with...