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BGN Interview: Bushwick Film Festival Founder Kweighbaye Kotee

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The Bushwick Film Festival is one of the most influential events for cinema in Brooklyn. For ten years, the festival has provided a space for independent filmmakers to showcase their work and a place in the Brooklyn community where audiences can enjoy independent cinema. I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder and CEO of BFF,...

Polynesian Perspectives on the Film Industry: White Washing and other Issues HawaiiCon Panel Discussions

Polynesian Perspectives on the Film Industry: White Washing and other Issues HawaiiCon Panel Discussions Whitewashing. Ugh. A somewhat standard practice in the film industry and the reason I keep my dollars in my pocket when films like Dr. Strange, Gods of Egypt, and Ghost in the Shell debut on the big screen. Whitewashing; that practice that...

8 Must-See Anime For Halloween Fans

Halloween is almost here and this is the perfect time to binge on horror, supernatural, and monster-themed anime. If you’re looking for something new to watch this October, take a look at the below list of spooky or maybe not-so-spooky treats. TOKYO GHOUL (Drama) In this world, human-like creatures called ghouls feed off of human flesh. Ken...

NYCC Exclusive: BGN Catches Up with Ricky Whittle at the American Gods Blu-Ray Release Party

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American Gods, the critical and ratings darling from Starz, is being released on Blu-Ray October 17th. Stars, Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), and Yetide Badaki (Bilquis) joined revelers at Stitch Bar in Manhattan to celebrate after New York Comic-Con closed on Saturday night. During the festivities, BGN was able to catch...

Southwest Unveils ‘Coco’ Themed Boeing 737-700 Aircraft

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Southwest Airlines Co. celebrated Disney Pixar’s all-new big-screen adventure Coco in high-flying style today, unveiling a Boeing 737-700 aircraft emblazoned with the vibrant Coco logo and artwork inspired by the film. The aircraft will fly among the carrier’s nearly 100 destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean through the end of 2017. As the largest...

BGN Reacts to ‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer

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Last night the second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped and we all collectively lost our minds over how amazing it was. Thanks to the editing of it the trailer somehow managed to walk the line between giving us new scenes and revealing almost nothing concrete about the plot. That leaves us...

5 Things You Can Love About Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’

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Ok, so Marvel's Inhumans happened. The show premiered in September and it was a HUGE disappointment to me because I have been a long time Inhumans fan. Like many other fans, I found the pacing of the show to be off, the acting subpar, and don’t get me started on the look of the...

BGN Interviews Indie Hip Hop Artist ThaGataNegrra

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ThaGataNegrra is a Newark, NJ, based artist who merges Hip-Hop with an eclectic geek style, both musically and aesthetically. Self-described as 'Kawaii-Hop,' she is known for multilingual verses laced with rhymes that reference everything from Harry Potter to Sailor Moon. With sophomore album P.R.O.W.L. released last October, BGN sat down with ThaGataNegrra to discuss...

BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest Headlines

BGN News Beat
What's going on in the TV world? This past weekend was New York Comic Con. Follow all of our coverage here. The cast of The CW's Black Lightning has gained a new cast member. Grammy Award winner Jill Scott will be playing Lady Eve. According to EW, Lady Eve will be the connection between Tobias Whale, who is played by...

NYCC Exclusive: The Museum of Artemis Presented by Audible

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Thursday night over at New York Comic Con was a presentation from the company Audible about "Museum of Artemis" narrated by actress Rosario Dawson. Audible celebrated the upcoming November 14 exclusive release of the audiobook Artemis, a heist story set on the moon by "The Martian" author Andy Weir.  It was a pretty cool...
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