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  • 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. […]

  • EUR Exclusive: ‘The Gambler’s’ Michael K. Williams Wants the Killing to Stop

    Dec 23, 14 by Marie Moore Leave a comment


    *Michael K. Williams, discovered by Tupac, is one of Hollywood’s hottest properties. So much so, that he didn’t  even have to read for his role in “The Gambler” with Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jessica Lang, and Alvin Ing. His character, Omar Little, in “The Wire” is one of President Barack Obama’s favorites. In […]

  • Michael K. Williams, Mark Wahlberg Together Again on ‘The Gambler’

    Dec 16, 14 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *In “The Gambler,” Mark Wahlberg plays a literature professor whose rampant high-stakes gambling problem eventually has him beholden to gangsters…one of them, played by the brilliant Michael K. Williams. The role is just the latest in an impressive lineup of bad men the Brooklyn actor has played, including “The Wire’s” stickup man Omar Little and “Boardwalk Empire’s” […]

  • Michael K. Williams Clueless of Freeway Ricky Ross Until ‘Messenger’ Role

    Sep 30, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Michael K. Williams certainly knows how to leave his mark on a character. From gay stick-up man Omar Little of “The Wire,” to racketeer Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire,” to the rebellious Robert of “12 Years a Slave,” who fought and died on a ship bound for New Orleans, where he was to be sold,” […]