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Black Panther Officially the Highest Grossing Superhero Movie in U.S. History

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Marvel’s Black Panther movie has been on a roll since its release in February, smashing box office expectations, as well as setting records all across the world. Now, the blockbuster film has garnered one more record: becoming the highest grossing superhero movie in U.S. history. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, officially surpassed The Avengers on March 24, which originally […]

Neema Barnette, Millicent Shelton, Kasi Lemmons, Steph Green and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Among Luke Cage Season 2 Directors

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nearly half of the 13 episodes for season 2 of Marvel Television and Netflix’s “Marvel’s Luke Cage”will directed by women. Among the chosen are Neema Barnette, Millicent Shelton, Kasi Lemmons, Steph Green and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, who will be joining Lucy Liu. Liu was previously announced by Marvel back in July 2017 as the director for the second season opener. For […]

Netflix Sets The Cast For Its ‘Coming To America’-Esque, Youth-Oriented Comedy, ‘The Prince Of Peoria’

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Theodore Barnes, Shelby Simmons and Cynthia McWilliams have been set as leads with Gavin Lewis in Netflix’s multi-cam comedy, The Prince of Peoria.  The show is said to be in a similar vein of Coming to America, but for a younger demographic. When Emil (Lewis), a 13-year-old prince from a wealthy island kingdom, travels to the U.S. to live incognito as an exchange student, he […]

A Whitney Houston Documentary Will Be Hitting Theaters This Summer

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There’s a New Whitney Houston Documentary on the Way, and It’s Coming to a Theater Near You Although it’s been six years since we lost vocal powerhouse Whitney Houston, her memory so gracefully continues to live on. Merely seven months after the controversial premiere of Showtime’s unauthorized docufilm, Whitney: Can I Be Me, Roadside Attractions and Miramax […]

VIN DIESEL HAS BEEN CAST AS VALIANT’S BLOODSHOT

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Deadline is reporting that Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel, who currently lends his voice to Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has closed the deal on starring in Bloodshot, the first solo feature film from Valiant Comics. Diesel will play the titular character, Ray Garrison aka Bloodshot, a former super-soldier created […]

WHITNEY HOUSTON DOCUMENTARY GETS SUMMER RELEASE

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Whitney Houston will be the subject of a documentary from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald. The highly-anticipated film, Whitney, is set to hit theaters on July 6 via Roadside Attractions and Miramax. With the distinction of being the only film thus far approved by the late singer’s estate, Macdonald promises that it will feature previously unreleased […]

Unofficial ‘Bad Boys’ Spin-Off Starring Gabrielle Union Receives NBC Pilot Order

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NBC’s TV series version of the Bad Boys film franchise is moving forward with a pilot order with with female leads! The untitled project from producer Jerry Bruckheimer stars Gabrielle Union who reprises her Bad Boys II role as “free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett [who] has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered […]

Watch the Trailer for Muslim Coming-of-Age Story ‘Jinn’

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Writer-director Nijla Mumin drew from her own experiences of growing up in a Muslim household for her feature Jinn, which is heading to SXSW this weekend. Jinn follows Summer, a 17-year-old whose life takes a turn when her mother, a popular television meteorologist, makes the decision to convert to Islam. Summer finds herself having to navigate a new faith at the same time […]

Morris Chestnut Lands Lead In NBC Pilot ‘The Enemy Within’ In Huge Deal

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Morris Chestnut, along with Jennifer Carpenter, has been cast as the lead in the upcoming NBC pilot, The Enemy Within.  Reportedly due to both stars having led recent series (Carpenter with Limitless and Chestnut with Rosewood) and in-demand for pilots this season, the stars for signed onto this potential series in “premium, high-end deals.” Here’s the description: The Enemy Within is a character-driven […]

Universal Sets Release Dates For Three Will Packer Films, Including Marsai Martin Comedy, ‘Little’

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Universal has given release dates to three upcoming Will Packer Productions films, one of which is the Marsai Martin-starrer, Little.  The film is currently set for release on Friday, September 20, 2019. The Black-ish star will headlines and executive produces the Will Packer comedy,  based on an idea the young actress pitched.  Directed by Tina Gordon (Peeples), the film tells the […]