Aretha Franklin 'Amazing Grace' Documentary Film Will Be screened At Civil Rights Museums And Black Churches

The concert movie titled Amazing Grace starring the late Aretha Franklin is set to premiere across the country at the end of March, Variety reported. The documentary will be screened at numerous locations including the Smithsonian in Washington (March 28), the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum in Atlanta (March 26), the Civil...

'Aladdin' First Full Trailer Released!

It is a whole new world, indeed! The first full-length trailer for Disney's live-action Aladdin dropped on Tuesday. The plot centers on street urchin Aladdin (Mena Massoud), beautiful and courageous Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), very blue Genie (Will Smith), and the evil Jafar (Marwan Kenzari). The two-minute and fourteen-second clip gives us a closer...

Idris Elba To replace Will Smith In ' The Suicide Squad' Sequel

Idris Elba will be joining The Suicide Squad, replacing Will Smith.  According to the reports, Smith could not reprise his role as Deadshot due to scheduling conflicts, so Warner Bros. had to find a replacement before production starts in September. Casting information for The Suicide Squad sequel has yet to be revealed, though, many believe Margot Robbie...

Shameik Moore, Ashton Sanders & Dave East to Star in Upcoming Wu-Tang Clan Scripted Drama Series

A 10-episode scripted drama series titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga is being developed exclusively for Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is based on one of hip-hop's most influential groups and is inspired by the philosophical books The Wu-Tang Manual and its sequel, Tao of Wu, written by Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA.     Co-created by RZA...

Will Smith To Portray Serena And Venus Williams' Father in A New Biopic

No days off! Besides having three movies dropping this year (Aladdin, Spies In Disguise and Gemini Man) and shooting Bad Boys For Life, Will Smith is set to take on a new role. The Fresh Prince will portray Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in a new biopic, Deadline exclusively reported. Although...

Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Family Funeral’ Earns $27.1 Million On Its Opening Weekend

Tyler Perry is ending the Madea franchise on a high note. The final installment titled A Madea Family Funeral earned an unexpected $27.1 million domestically this weekend, which only proves that the gun-toting grandmother is still relevant and very much loved. In a recent interview with CNN, Perry shared why he chose to say goodbye...

Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II In Talks To star In Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot

 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to play the villain in the reboot of the classic horror film, produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, Variety exclusively reported. Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) is set to direct. It was previously announced that Atlanta's star Lakeith Stanfield was also approached by Peele to star in the remake as...

Shonda Rhimes' 'Grey's Anatomy' Makes History As The Longest Running Primetime Medical Show

Image courtesy of Paul Hebert/ABC Grey’s Anatomy is making television history. Its upcoming 332nd episode titled We Didn’t Start the Fire will officially make ABC's series, which has been on for fifteen seasons, the longest-running primetime medical drama in the history of television, surpassing NBC’s ER (with 331 episodes). Created and exec-produced by Shonda Rhimes, The series currently stars Ellen Pompeo...

New ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Released

  The new trailer for Warner Bros.’  POKÉMON  Detective Pikachu was released on Tuesday. The upcoming live-action movie features Ryan Reynolds voicing the popular Nintendo character and Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) playing Pikachu's friend Tim. The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure follows a 21-year-old Tim as he searches for his ace detective father Harry Goodman who goes mysteriously missing. Aiding...

Michael B. Jordan In Talks to Star in Denzel Washington's ‘Journal for Jordan’

Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in a new drama titled Journal for Jordan, which will be directed by Denzel Washington, Variety reported. The movie is based on the true story of journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life...

Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' Trailer Released

CBS All Access has released the highly anticipated trailer for the Twilight Zone reboot and we could not be more excited! It appears that the new Jordan Peele - produced streaming series will bring back some of the familiar themes with an added modern twist. The sci-fi classic's cast includes Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Kumail Nanjiani (The...

Angry Birds 2 Teaser Trailer & Poster Released

The Angry Birds are back in this newly released teaser trailer and poster for The Angry Birds Movie 2. The original animated film debuted at #1 in 50 countries around the globe back in 2016. This new teaser trailer introduces Zeta, a new character voiced by Leslie Jones (SNL, Ghostbusters) who teams up with the ruler of the...

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in talks to star in Ryan Coogler-produced "Jesus Was My Homeboy"

  Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in talks to star in Jesus Was My Homeboy - a film inspired by Black Panther party member Fred Hampton, Deadline reported.   Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and Charles D. King's MACRO will produce,  Shaka King (Newlyweds) will direct. Kaluuya will star as activist Hampton and Stanfield will play William O’Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton to the FBI. Jesus Was My Homeboy will...

Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner Screens His Directorial Debut 'Broken Ground' At The 2019 Pan African Film Festival

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, better known by the stage name Xzibit, premiered his directorial debut Broken Ground during the 27th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). Real 92.3’s Big Boy hosted a Q&A immediately after the screening. Other guests included DJ Battlecat and Comedian Alex Thomas. The digital music series starring James Savage (Jayo Felony)...

Common & Sherri Shepherd Host The PAFF Red Carpet Premiere of 'Hats'

Common and Sherri Shepherd hosted the red carpet screening of Hats on Monday. The short film capped off this year's annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Directed by Sadé Clacken Joseph, the 14-minute USC film project follows the story of an imaginative, young, black aspiring baseball player (Dante Brown) struggles to...

Lee Davis' TV One Original Film 'Loved To Death' Premiered At PAFF

The Pan African Film Festival hosted a special screening of TV One's upcoming original film titled Loved To Death in Los Angeles on Friday. The Davis Lee-directed relationship drama stars hip hop pioneer MC Lyte, Tobias Truvillion, McKinley Freeman, Malinda Williams, and Chrystee Pharris. The story follows a newly engaged couple Chuck Everette and Deborah Ross, whose...

NAACP Image Awards: 'Black Panther' Tops Film, 'Black-Ish' Leads TV Nominations

Winston Duke and Logan Browning announced the nominees for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards early Wednesday. Marvel's Black Panther scored a total of 13 nods, including outstanding motion picture. ​Other top projects nominated across film​ are If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Hate U Give. In Television, Atlanta, Black-ish (9) and its spinoff Grown-ish, Dear White People, and Insecure, were...

'MA' trailer: Octavia Spencer Is terrifying in this new thriller (Video)

Sue Ann (Octavia Spencer) is a loner, who is looking to make new friends. She agrees to purchase alcohol for a group of teenagers and even offers them to party in her basement. What can go wrong? This newly released trailer for Ma shows how fun times with friends under random adult supervision can...

'Black-ish' Prequel Spinoff Centered on Tracee Ellis Ross' Character Rainbow Johnson Might Be in the works

Tracee Ellis Ross’ Black-ish character Rainbow (Bow) Johnson might be getting her own spin-off soon. According to Deadline, The current fifth season of Black-ish will include a Rainbow-centric episode. The episode, which is already casting to film in March, will feature flashbacks to a teen version of Tracee Ellis Ross character of Rainbow. This episode could become...

‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff Series ‘LA’s Finest’ Gets a Premiere Date

Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, has an official premiere date! The series is set to debut on Monday, May 13, and run for 13 episodes as a Spectrum Original for Charter Communications. In L.A.’s Finest, Union reprises her role as Syd Burnett from 2003’s Bad Boys II, who is now an LAPD detective paired with...

PAFF Premieres Will and Jada-Pinkett Smith - Produced 'Sprinter'

Sprinter, from executive producers Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, was selected for this year's Pan African Film Festival. The screening is part of the annual event, which showcases various films and artwork by black creatives. The indie drama follows the story of a Jamaican young man named Akeem, who wants to qualify for the...

Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree and Jessie T. Usher Team Up In New 'Shaft' (Trailer)

New Line Cinema has released the official trailer for the fifth installment of the action comedy franchise. The movie was written by Kenya Barris (Black-Ish, Girls Trip) and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Rountree, Jesse T. Usher, and Regina Hall.  Barbershop's Tim Story is directing. The movie’s synopsis reads (via IMDb): “John Shaft Jr. (Usher),...

'The Sun Is Also a Star' trailer released. Charles Melton And Yara Shahidi fall in love in one day

In the exclusive trailer of The Sun Is Also a Star, Natasha (played by Grown-ish’s Yara Shahidi) claims she does not believe in love. Daniel (Riverdale’s Charles Melton), whom she just met, bets he can make her fall in love with him in the next 24 hours. The film is an adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s 2016 novel....

BET teases upcoming 'Being Mary Jane' movie

She is coming back!  Mary Jane Paul, the successful cable news anchor will return to our screens one last time. It's been reported that the BET series, which wrapped back in 2017, will make its final return as a two-hour movie.  The new teaser trailer, which was released on Wednesday, shows Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) standing...

'Atlanta' Season 3 Delayed

The third season of Atlanta was expected to return in 2019. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. The network executives John Landgraf and John Solberg confirmed the delay during the Television Critics Association tour. “I don’t know whether we’ll have ‘Atlanta’ or not,” Landgraf said. “The writers are back working right now, thank God.” He also stated the...

'The Young and The Restless' Star Kristoff St. John found dead at 52

Kristoff St. John, star of the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless, was found dead Sunday, TMZ reported. The actor's body was discovered by one of his friends, who came to check on him at his San Fernando Valley home. Police and paramedics were called to the scene where St. John...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Teaser Debuts During Super Bowl

Marvel has finally released a new teaser of the Avengers: Endgame during the Super Bowl. In the new video, Captain America (Chris Evans) declares, “Some people move on, but not us.” Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) made an appearance in the trailer as well.  While Avengers: Endgame will...

Watch The First Official Trailer For 'Hobbs and Shaw'

Hobbs and Shaw is the first spinoff from the Fast and Furious cinematic universe.  The first official trailer reintroduces the popular duo — Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who team up to fight against a new supervillain Brixton, played by Idris Elba.  Two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, federal...

First Look Trailer: Ava Duvernay's CBS Limited Series 'The Red Line'

CBS released an official first look trailer for its eight-episode event series The Red Line, from executive producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti. It will debut on Sunday, April 28. As described on the series' official site, The Red Line begins with the mistaken shooting of a black doctor at the hands of a white cop and unfolds...