BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest Headlines

What's going on in the TV world? Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. If you love Thanksgiving themed tv episodes as much as we do, read our post about our favorite ones. Also check out our red carpet coverage of the world premiere of Spike Lee’s Netflix original series She’s Gotta Have It, along...

Disney’s First Look At ‘Christopher Robin’

Many of us 80s babies grew up on the loveable bear who has an affinity for honey Winnie The Pooh. Disney's latest film, focuses on his best friend Christopher Robin as he goes through a series of adventures! Take a look at the teaser trailer for Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” coming soon to theaters. In the...

BGN Film Review: ‘Muppet Guys Talking’

  Let's try a little experiment. Close your eyes and think about The Muppets. Did you smile? Or instantly think of your favorite character? The one that defined your childhood (Mr. Snuffleupagus is mine)? The Muppets have entertained generations, and still, retain a magical quality that can reach into the hearts of a tech-savvy generation...

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Trailer Drops at New York Comic Con

  The Pacific Rim: Uprising panel at New York Comic Con included director Steven S. DeKnight, John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Burn Gorman and Cailee Spaeny. Moderator Aaron Sagers teased out bits and pieces of the highly anticipated movie, including that it takes place 10 years after the first Pacific Rim. In the time since, they've...

#SDCC Exclusive: ‘Venom’ Injects Its Poison In Hall H

Venom is a new film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and distributed by Sony Pictures.  This film will be within the same timeline as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Hall H panel this evening featured director Ruben Fleischer and a blonde-haired Riz Ahmed and Tom Hardy. So what can we expect? Ruben Fleischer says...

BGN Interview: Cameron Bailey Talks Process and Safety at this Year’s Toronto International Film Festival

This edition of the two-part interview with Cameron Bailey will look at the process for selecting films for the festival and at safety concerns. The second part delves into Bailey's critical past and his part in making TIFF and the film industry more diverse.  The Toronto International Film Festival dropped its first round of "Gala"...

‘The Gospel According to André’ Coming To Theaters May 25th

The Gospel According to André chronicles the life and career of André Leon Talley, former Vogue magazine editor-at-large and one of the fashion industry’s and New York culture's most influential icons. Directed by Kate Novack, the film offers unprecedented access to Talley -- the imposing, if improbable, fashion landmark, forever steeped in style history....

BGN Interview: Filmmaker Nijla Mu’min

The feature film Jinn, made its debut this week at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and is a gem of a film that explores the Black Muslim experience in a coming of age setting with a female protagonist at the center of the story.  Director Nijla Mu'min, drew from her own experiences and created...

“Queen Of Hearts”

A powerful young Queen struggles to navigate supernatural abilities tied to her emotions once tragedy strikes amongst those closest to her. Queen of Hearts is a 13-minute short film about an omnipotent, black, supernatural Queen in a fictional Victorian kingdom. The film is a magical infusion of West African culture in a setting portrayed as...

BGN Film Review: ‘Notes From The Field’

Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes From The Field begins abruptly, presenting its establishing theme and pattern, explored with burgeoning intensity in her one-woman show: the connective circulatory machine that is America’s education and prison systems. NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund head Sherrilyn Ifill (via Smith) refers to it as the “school-to-prison pipeline,” which evolves into...