Monday, November 12, 2018

The Hate U Give

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

The awards season launched with the presentation of the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday evening (11/4), emceed by actress and comedian Awkwafina at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. In the Hollywood Film Awards’ 22-year history, more than 320 stars and filmmakers have been recognized and 130-...

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

"The Hate U Give " begins with a scene at the family dinner table where a father is giving his young kids "the talk" — the one in which he explains to his 9-year-old daughter, Starr, and toddler son exactly what to do when they're pulled over by a police officer. Hands on the dashboard. No...

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album — a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power."

In South Africa under apartheid, "amandla" was — and still is — a rallying cry against oppression. It's a lot for Stenberg...

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

Audrey Wells, who wrote and directed the 2003 romantic comedy "Under the Tuscan Sun" as well as the screenplay for the new film "The Hate U Give," has died after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 58.

A representative from United Talent Agency says Wells died Thursday.

The San...

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018

The short story that begat Angie Thomas' breakthrough young adult novel "The Hate U Give" was inspired by the shooting of Oscar Grant III, the Oakland, Calif., African-American 22-year-old who was shot by a white transit police officer in 2009.

In the years that followed, more shootings...

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