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  • Michael K. Williams Joins ‘Ghostbusters’ All-Female Remake

    Jul 6, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Michael Kenneth Williams of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” has joined the Sony Pictures reboot of “Ghostbusters.” The all-female remake from “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Williams will play a character named Hawkins. Andy Garcia also boards the project as New York City’s mayor. Matt […]

  • Erykah Badu Posts All-Star Black Western on Jay Z’s Tidal

    Apr 6, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Beyoncé and Rihanna weren’t the only major artists dropping exclusives on Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service over the weekend. On Saturday, Erykah Badu debuted the short Western film, “They Die By Dawn,” exclusively on Tidal. The 50-minute movie — directed by The Bullitts’ Jeymes Samuels — portrays real-life experiences of African-American cowboys and cowgirls. The all-star […]

  • Michael K. Williams Books Sundance’s ‘Hap and Leonard’, IFC’s ‘Spoils’

    Mar 9, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Michael Kenneth Williams is set as one of the two leads in Sundance’s straight-to-series drama “Hap And Leonard,” and has been cast as the lead in “The Spoils Before Dying” for sibling channel IFC. “Hap And Leonard” follows the story of Hap Collins and Leonard Pine (Williams), a black, openly gay Vietnam vet with anger […]

  • Queen Latifah’s ‘Bessie’ to Premiere May 16 on HBO (New Pics)

    Feb 24, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *HBO has finally set a date for its Bessie Smith biopic starring Queen Latifah. The film, which follows America’s “Empress of the Blues” from her beginning in abject poverty to becoming one of the biggest recording artists of the 1920s, will premiere on May 16, the network announced Tuesday. Smith died after a car accident in […]

  • Queen Latifah on Inhabiting Bessie Smith for HBO (Pics)

    Jan 8, 15 by Cherie Saunders 5 Comments

    *Journalists on Thursday got a first look at Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in director Dee Rees’ HBO biopic, and based on the effusive reaction in the room via Twitter – to the sizzle reel alone – it may very will be the most anticipated telefilm of the spring. The film follows Smith’s journey from a rough […]

  • The Film Strip’s 2014 Top Ten Films

    Jan 2, 15 by Marie Moore Leave a comment

    *In comparison to previous years, 2014 was a good year for black filmmakers. Not only were there more films, but the bulk of movies stood out. The Film Strip Top Ten films of 2014 are: 1.  Selma “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]