The Earth, glowing blue and green as viewed from space, transitions into a stage backdrop screen. A woman wearing a goofy alien explorer mask peers quizzically out at the audience. “What are you?” a deep voice booms, omnipotent, startling her. She doesn’t know how to answer. “Where are you...
When I told filmmaker, director, and producer, Joslyn Rose Lyons that I was calling from Gary, Indiana, she immediately mentioned acting in a play about Gary as a child. I knew she was talking about the classic production, The Music Man and the song, Gary, Indiana. Both Gary and...
  Movie musicals have had a stellar year in 2018. From Disney classics like Mary Poppins Returns, rom-coms such as Been So Long and pop star biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody — give fans a reason to explore and appreciate the genre. Then there are the fictional pop star biopics like A...
  Revival! written by Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Matrix) and directed by Danny Green, is a fresh and contemporary take on portraying the gospel of Jesus Christ. What makes Revival! so unique is the diverse casting, modern depictions of biblical stories, and the use of hybrid idioms to...
  It’s been a few years since I’ve read Tawni O’Dell’s debut novel Back Roads, a story about a teenage boy who has to run a household after tragic circumstances. While watching the film adaptation of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club Selection, the story of abuse...
Written by: Megan Maher BGN had the opportunity to catch up with director Nijla Mu’min again after the successful premiere of her film Jinn at SXSW. Jinn is a coming of age film that centers around Summer (Zoe Renee), a senior in high school trying to find her place in the world....
It's that time of year again! Time to gear up and get ready for Sundance 2019 in Park City, Utah in less than 2 months.  The festival is scheduled January 24th - February 3rd, 2019 and we are excited to be covering and providing first-look reviews of some of...
This isn't Trey Songz' first rodeo at acting.  We've seen him featured in films such as Texas Chainsaw 3D and Baggage Claim. His latest movie — Blood Brother — is his first starring role. Blood Brother is a film about an ex-con who takes murderous revenge against childhood friends whom he...
There’s nothing like actors discussing their parts in a movie or TV show because there’s always something that veers off of what they are expected to say. These little morsels just give fans more insight. Here’s what we can reveal in the second installment of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts...
Our Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, will soon begin promoting her new book Becoming. According to Deadline, her first stop is the late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! She will be making an appearance on the show this Thursday, November 15th. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer, lyricist, playwright, and rapper, who...
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