Sequels are notoriously huge let downs, but filmmakers have been swiftly turning that trend around. 2018 gave us highly anticipated franchise sequels like Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and more. This year is shaping up to be another exciting year for the sequel. To keep...
This evening marks the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The ceremony will be telecast on the CW network and hosted by actor Taye Diggs.  Every year, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalist Association — with its 300+ members — select their choices of the best in...
With the upcoming release of Netflix Original Siempre Bruja, there’s a new teen witch on the roster, and she’s a time-traveling Afro-Latina. The fantasy drama series follows 19-year-old Carmen, a 17th-century Colombian slave and witch. Facing being burned at the stake, and to save her loved one, she escapes to...
The film company Lionsgate Entertainment is undergoing massive layoffs — one of those divisions being let go is the African-American entertainment company Codeblack Films. The company who has released such projects as  Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and the independent thriller Traffik, is a vertically integrated film production and distribution company. It is focused...
Starting in the early 2000s a term to describe a subset of movies produced in the Nigerian film industry produced in Africa, is notably known as Nollywood. The term has become a bit more elusive as it doesn't always apply to Nigerian productions, but it is widely recognized for movies...
By Alisha Netis BGN had the honor of visiting the set of Little to spend time with Marsai Martin (Black-ish), award-winning actress Regina Hall, and star/creator of Insecure Issa Rae. In the film, Martin is a young Jordan Sanders — a young lady forced to relive her traumatic childhood. Hall...
The film Green Book follows the story of two men — Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, and Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from the Bronx.  The two men couldn't be more different, yet somehow during a journey in the 1960s deep south — in spite of their...
10 a.m. - Breakfast is an apple because I am too busy checking to see if all things communication are packed. Laptop? Check. Pen? Check. Spare batteries for recorder? Check. Recorder app still on new iPhone? Check. (Ok... overkill). 10:45  a.m. - Showered, and the dress fits! 11 a.m. -...
By Kyla Brinkley @kyla_brinkley One of the best parts about watching a great film or TV series is becoming close to characters who are so well-written that you want more. I love the experience of realizing that a secondary character has so much depth that I begin to focus on them...
By: Shane Thomas This year gave us some great moments in Black creativity — some more talked about than others. Here, in chronological order, is a roundup of some of the best moments in Black storytelling and pop culture worldwide.  (Disclaimer: I won't be including things I didn't personally see, hence...