The ‘#BlackTwilight Saga: Midnight’, Reimagining The Vampire Series With Melanin And Soul

Shadow And Act Presents: The #BlackTwilight Saga: Midnight| Lovie Simone, Trevor Jackson, Ashton Sanders

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke recently shared with the Daily Beast that she wanted to cast diverse actors in the first installment of the Stephenie Meyer’s book-to-film adaptation. Meyer wasn’t having it though, and the mega-hit series of five blockbuster movies… Continue Reading

How ‘Green Book’ And The Hollywood Machine Swallowed Donald Shirley Whole


In August 2018, Edwin Shirley III sat in disbelief as he watched a screening of Peter Farrelly’s new movie Green Book, a simplistic racial harmony story set in the Jim Crow south. Viggo Mortenson stars as Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, a racist… Continue Reading

Director Shaka King, Fred Hampton Jr. On Support Of Daniel Kaluuya’s ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ Casting


Judas and the Black Messiah‘s casting of Daniel Kaluuya as Black Panther revolutionary Fred Hampton is reigniting the debate around if Black British actors should play Black American figures. The film’s director, Shaka King, talked about the discourse surrounding the casting… Continue Reading

Jeremy Pope, Laura Harrier Among Honorees For The 2nd AAFCA TV Honors

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The African American Film Critics Association will hold its second annual AAFCA TV Honors virtually August 22. This year’s honorees include Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Kenya Barris and television shows Insecure and For Life. Hosted by comedian/actress Aida Rodriguez,… Continue Reading

DC FanDome Sets Star-Studded Mega Lineup With Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba And More


DC’s upcoming online convention, DC FanDome, will feature over 300 special guests central to DC’s lineup of films, shows, comics and merchandise. The list includes stars such as Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Alfre Woodard, Storm Reid, Giancarlo Esposito, Meagan Good,… Continue Reading

‘Lovecraft Country’ Review: An Epic Genre Mash-Up Of Bloody Brilliant Proportions

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This article contains mild, but not major Lovecraft Country spoilers: HBO’s Lovecraft Country kicks off with a super-sized scene full of space monsters, where Jackie Robinson — yes, Jackie Robinson — saves the day. It’s only when sci-fi enthusiast and… Continue Reading