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‘The Invisible Man’ Trailer Released! Aldis Hodge and Storm Reid Are Co-Starring as Father and Daughter

Universal Pictures has released the latest trailer for Blumhouse’s newest thriller titled Invisible Man starring Clemency‘s Aldis Hodge and Euphoria‘s Storm Reid as a father-daughter duo.

Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a leading role. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

The Invisible Man opens in theaters February 28. Watch the full trailer above.

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Jennifer Hudson Wraps Production on Aretha Franklin Biopic “Respect”

On Saturday, Jennifer Hudson announced via social media that the production on Aretha Franklin biopic Respect has officially ended.

The award-winning actor and singer posted on her Instagram, “It is officially a wrap on @respectmovie wrap it up, it’s done! Too overwhelmed to get into it right now but words can’t express how grateful I am to be chosen by the queen herself and to live out yet another dream! It was my honor, to honor the Queen’s request! The one and only Queen of Soul.”

Respect follows Franklin from her childhood to adulthood when she became an international musical sensation and legend.

Also starring in the biopic are Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, and Mary J. Blige.

As a reminder, Franklin, who won 18 Grammy Awards, sadly passed away in 2018 from pancreatic cancer. The legend personally gave a blessing to Hudson to play the role.

Watch Respect in theaters on October 9, 2020.

Also check out some photos from the set below.

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‘The Photograph’ Review: an Invigorating Story Of Life and Love

The Photograph, Universal’s latest romantic drama, premieres this week just on time for Valentine’s Day. Written and directed by Stella Meghie, the film stars Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Y’lan Noel, Atlanta’s Lakeith Stanfield, and Roxanne Roxanne‘s Chante Adams.

The Photograph takes us on a journey of two love stories – one set in the past, the other – in the present. Mae Eames (Rae), a successful Queens Museum curator and estranged daughter of a famed photographer Christina Eames (Adams), struggles with her mother’s sudden passing. Mae is especially hurt about not knowing that she was sick. Her life takes a turn when she discovers a letter, written by her mother, chronicling her life in Louisiana. There is one man she mentions, Isaac (Noel), the big love she left behind to pursue her dreams in New York. At the same time, in Louisiana, journalist Michael Block (Stanfield) is interviewing the now aged Isaac. Block learns about Christina’s work and decides to interview her daughter, Mae, back in New York. They meet, they fall in love. As the couple learns more about each other, they must make decisions to prevent the past from repeating itself.

Rae and Stanfield are great together, they have beautiful chemistry. The romantic scenes are beautifully set and shot. The verbal and non-verbal interactions are sweet and believable. The supporting cast also does an amazing job. The happily married couple Asia and Kyle (played by LilRel Howery and Teyonah Parris) are adding a great layer to the story. Both successful with two kids, the Blocks are an example of black marriages we need to see more of on the big screen.

The Photograph is refreshing. It moves at a comparatively slower pace – tracking shots, dialogues that are not rushed, the music ( a topic which, by the way, deserves a whole separate article) that instantly pulls you into Michael, Mae, Isaac and Christina’s worlds and ads so much soul.

The Photograph inspires with its simple yet captivating story of two successful black people who meet and fall in love. It is a modern-day saga that echoes some of our favorite on-screen stories of black romance such as Love Jones (1997), Love and Basketball (2000), and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). If you loved any of these, you’ll enjoy The Photograph.

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‘Cut Throat City’: Watch Trailer For RZA’s Post-Katrina Drama

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA-directed action drama heist film Cut Throat City held its world premiere at Sundance 2020 in January. The movie stars Shameik Moore (Spiderman Into The Spiderverse), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me), Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), and Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther).

The story follows four boyhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Reluctantly turning to a local gangster for work, the friends are hired to pull off a daring heist in the heart of the city. But the job goes bad and they find themselves on the run, hunted by two idealistic detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks the friends stole the heist money. With their only way out to buy their way back, the friends decide to get what they need by turning the tables on the casinos that have taken from their city for years… by doing a little taking of their own.

Cut Throat City ‘s cast also includes Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Kat Graham, Isaiah Washington, and T.I.

Watch the full trailer above.

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