Tag Archives: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw Stunning on Cover of November Elle

    Oct 20, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Gugu Mbatha-Raw is dropping jaws everywhere with her new Elle cover, one of eight marking its annual Women in Hollywood issue. Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Banks, Brie Larson, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Tina Fey are the other cover stars of Elle’s November 2014 Women in Hollywood issue. They’ll all be recognized tonight at […]

  • The Film Strip: Riveting ‘Beyond the Lights’ Opens Urbanworld Film Festival

    Sep 18, 14 by Marie Moore Leave a comment

    The Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO announced it 2014 Festival slate. The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival will take starting today, September 18-21, 2014 at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street venue , and various other locations in New York. The festival will screen over 70 films, including 12 world premieres. […]

  • ‘Ride Along’ Producer Matt Alvarez to Oversee Relativity’s Multicultural Division

    Aug 12, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Ice Cube’s longtime production partner has been tapped as EVP Production and President of Relativity Media‘s newly formed multicultural division, reports Deadline.com. The producer of hits such as “Ride Along,” the “Barbershop” franchise and the upcoming NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton” will be tasked with building out Relativity’s slate with an emphasis on projects driven […]

  • ‘Belle’ Outgrosses ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ at Los Angeles Theater (Clip)

    May 5, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *Fox Searchlight was the “Belle” of the box office in its limited weekend release. The period piece, based on the true story of an illegitimate biracial child raised as an aristocrat in 18th century England, managed to avoid being completely swallowed up in Spidey’s web. Its initial opening in New York and Los Angeles grossed […]

  • EUR Film Review: ‘Belle’

    May 2, 14 by Kam Williams Leave a comment

    *Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary’s death, the concerned father brought his 8 year-old daughter to England to see whether his well-heeled aunt and uncle might […]

  • The Film Strip: Justice Seeking ‘Belle’ isn’t Just a Pretty Face

    May 2, 14 by Marie Moore Leave a comment

    Unlike any slave scenario seen onscreen thus far, “Belle” tells the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and her suitor, John Davinier (Sam Reid), who are instrumental in the abolishment of slavery in England. Inspired by a true story, Dido is the daughter of a slave and a Royal Navy Admiral. She is raised […]