The ‘Fast Color’ Trailer Is Here And It’s All About Black Girl Magic

Fast Color stars Lorraine Toussaint who plays Bonnie, but is playfully referred to as Bo — she is the matriarch of these women, and she understands clearly the full scope and power of her abilities.  Her daughter Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Ruth, who is struggling with so many things — which includes her ability to control her...

Tessa Thompson, Yance Ford and Jane Campion to Serve on Sundance Jury

The Sundance Film Festival returns next week and today the Sundance Institute released the names of the jury members who will recognize standout artistic and story elements in each of the presenting films. Each is voted on by seven section juries. Actress Tessa Thompson, filmmaker Yance Ford (Strong Island) and filmmaker Jane Campion —...

SXSW Announces Its Features and Premieres

As many of you cinephiles are already aware, the highly anticipated Jordan Peele horror film Us will make its debut at SXSW in March.  Today via press release, the festival announced features and episodic premieres lineup. The 26th edition of the Film Festival is running March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Additional titles premiering are to...

Watch This NSFW Clip of Taraji P. Henson and Aldis Hodge in ‘What Men Want’

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is cursed, nay gifted, with the ability to read men’s minds in What Men Want. This comedy from producers Will Packer (upcoming film Little) and James Lopez (Girls Trip) and director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages) is set for a pre-Valentine’s Day release. Alongside Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures,...

‘Coming To America 2’ Is Officially Underway With A New Director

Before the nation of Wakanda, a place inundated with Black royalty and wealth, there was Zamunda. It was announced earlier this year the 1980s John Landis film Coming To America — starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and more will have its sequel.  Deadline announced today that filmmaker Craig Brewer (Hustle &...

Liesl Tommy Will Direct the Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ For MGM

The highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, as the queen of soul, has found its director. Liesl Tommy is the first Black woman to earn a Tony Award nomination for Best Director for the play, Eclipsed and is now slated to direct Respect for MGM. Nashville creator Callie Khouri is writing the script. Tommy has also...

Jake Gyllenhaal and Daveed Diggs Star In The Netflix Thriller ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

The trailer for the satirical thriller Velvet Buzzsaw will blow you away! Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, and Tom Sturridge already has piqued my interest! Velvet Buzzsaw is set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a...

The 10 Horror Films Lupita Watched for Her Role in ‘Us’ and Their Clues About the Film

The trailer for Jordan Peele’s sophomore horror feature Us dropped over Christmas to a huge response from horror fans and “regular” moviegoers alike. The premise of his newest work revolves around Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) who are heading to her family beach house for the summer. Adelaide has some...

Steve McQueen’s Next Film is a Documentary Set in World War II

Steve McQueen is carving a new path into the documentary genre with his latest project The Occupied City, reported by IndieWire today. The director's latest film Widows has received much critical acclaim and recently earned actress Viola Davis a BAFTA nomination for Best Leading Actress. McQueen hasn't received much love on the awards campaign...

Anthony Mackie’s Latest Sci-Fi Adventure ‘IO’ is about the End of Humanity

Netflix released the trailer today for their new sci-fi post-apocalyptic film IO.  Over the holidays while many of us elected to stay indoors to binge-watch movies, the streaming giant Netflix provided us with Bird Box. The movie immediately went viral and even launched the #BirdBoxChallenge meme which was both incredibly bizarre and dangerous. The film IO...