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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Director Liesl Tommy recently showed a young filmmaker what a lookbook is, sharing the one she put together for MGM and producer Seth Bernstein as her pitch for Respect, the biopic about the late, great Aretha Franklin. Tommy, of course, wound up getting that gig, marking an auspicious...
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
Netflix could be a dominant force at next month's NAACP Image Awards.
The streaming giant on Tuesday emerged with a leading 52 nominations including the film "The Harder They Fall." The movie — featuring a large starry cast including Regina King, Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba and LaKeith...
Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
With five ASC Award nominations, including a win in 2013 for “The North Remembers” episode of Game of Thrones, and six primetime Emmy nods for cinematography, Kramer Morgenthau, ASC finds himself once again in the awards season conversation, this time for two films, Respect (...
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021
The Harder They Fall headlined the African American Film Critics Association’s annual list of the top 10 films of the year. The film, directed by Jeymes Samuel, and produced by rap mogul Jay-Z, stars Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Zazie Beetz and LaKeith Stanfield portraying...
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021
"Free Guy," an action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a background character in a videogame, opened better than expected over the weekend, collecting an estimated $28.4 million in ticket sales despite a marketplace challenged by COVID-19.
After a few weeks of declining audiences and...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021
Jennifer Hudson was fresh off her Oscar win for "Dreamgirls" when she was summoned to meet Aretha Franklin in 2007. The two singers had technically met before, when Hudson, freshly cut from American Idol, opened for Franklin at a show in Indiana. But this time was different: The Queen of Soul...