Hidden Figures is a film based in the 1960’s, but when watching the film and paying attention to the major themes that were shown, an important realization is made. All of the characters went against the grain and did the unusual or unheard of even for today’s times. Some of the things that these women did back then are things that a lot of us don’t always do in this day and time.
At this years American Black Film Festival, Kimberly Young took home the award for the Best Web Original for Two Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect. She wrote, executive produced, and stars in the series as a young woman living in New York hoping to find love through the direction of self-help books. She partnered up with director Lopez Williams for the series who in which she co-produced the 2014 thriller short film The Vapor.
In real life, Young isn’t enlisting books to lead her to her destiny, but instead finding strength and power in creating her own opportunities. As a former New York University drama student and student at the Upright Citizens Brigade, she continues to stay motivated in her work. She does this by remembering her journey and the reason behind why she loves doing what she does.
That’s right! For all of you “Rocky” fans, Sylvester Stallone is back as both producer and star Rocky Balboa in this upcoming film. Rocky’s former boxing rival Apollo Creed, portrayed by Carl Weathers, son travels to Rocky’s home of Philidelphia, determined to get the boxing legend to train him. After winning a hesitant Balboa over, Creed’s son whom of which is played by Michael B. Jordan, will train to become a winner.
Sony Pictures competition for its 2nd Annual Diverse Directors Program wants new inspiring directors of diverse backgrounds to apply. After an intense workshop, which will take place in August of this year, only three lucky participants will be chosen to go on. The three winners will shadow television directors on hit scripted television shows on the Sony Pictures Lot in Culver City, CA. The program will take place from October 2015 to February 2016.
People are deeming the popular novel After, written by Anna Todd, as the Fifty Shades of Grey for the younger generation and it has reportedly been read by over a billion people. Soon even more will experience this story.
The story follows a goody two shoes college student, Tessa, who has an insane infatuation for a bad boy type British guy named Hardin. The character Hardin is loosely based on One Direction member Harry Styles.
Both a friend and video director to the late Tupac Shakur, Gobi Rahimi, has started an Indiegogo campaign for his film titled “7Days”. The film will follow a week in the year of 1996 after a Las Vegas Mike Tyson boxing match where the rapper lost his life.
Rahimi, who has directed music videos for Shakur, plans to include unseen personal footage of the rapper shot by Rahimi himself.
The show will follow the lives of two couples, who are best friends and also neighbors as they dig deep into every taboo subject possible ranging from sex to race. Hence the title, these couples are definitely talking.
Where to begin? The history of Marvel, the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the history of Ultron, the history of the Avengers, the history of Joss Whedon, or the history of this movie? Let’s try something new; let’s act like all of that never happened and treat this as a film on its own.
Characters; our avatars within a film. Good characters don’t necessarily make a good movie, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a good movie without good characters. Every character is a story, and within a good movie are a dozen smaller movies. One of the most incredible feelings in the world is sitting in that editing room with hours of movie in front of you and organizing it into the story for each character. It requires a certain degree of know-how and a great deal of patience, but if the opportunity ever presents itself to cut a movie into a series of smaller movies for each character using only the scenes that directly involve them, I highly recommend giving it a try. If it works, you will never see movies the same way again.
Washington, who plays the resilient Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal, takes a step forward into the political realm starring as attorney Anita Hill in the film. Washington also serves as an executive producer for the film which is based on the well-known 1991 sexual harassment case against Hill’s former supervisor and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Pierce is set to play Thomas.
The film was written by Susannah Grant and will be directed by Rick Famuyiwa.
According to Indiewire, production is set to start this summer.
The original Mark Wahlberg produced television series Entourage ran on HBO from 2004 to 2011 and now we get to see what happens next for Vincent Chase, played by Adrian Grenier, and his crazy entourage. The guys will take on Vincent’s multi-million budget directorial film while driving his agent turned movie producer, Ari, insane.
So excited to hear that Power will be returning earlier than I thought. Starz announced that the show will be returning in June!
We know that we will learn of Ghost’s decision of whether or not he will leave his old life, his wife, and friends in the past to pursue a better future in his love life and nightclub. And maybe this season, which will consist of ten hour long episodes, will finally reveal Ghost’s dirty secret to Angela.
Selma was originally released on Christmas Day of 2014, but will be re-released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s march from Montgomery to Selma, AL in 1965. So check out the film if you haven’t done so in theaters nationwide starting Friday March 20th!
The film was written by Paul Webb and directed by Ava DuVernay.
As humans we’ve all gone through a period in our lives when we have what you would call an identity crisis, for some it’s a never-ending fight. Every day comes a brand new challenge, a brand new question, and a brand new quest to find out who we truly are and who we are supposed to be. Redheads Anonymous goes deeper into the topic of identity, differences, standards, bullying, and stereotypes among many other things. And it will be the source of discussion about the things that many people unknowingly try to hide, whisper about, or act as if it doesn’t exist.
“…I find that really fascinating to be able to be inside another persons mind and understand how they work…”
Elisabeth Ness, the creator of the show and who is also a Yale alumna, has met her goals in education, but the lead character she portrays in the series, Molly, hasn’t… *Insert* a “Redhead Scholarship” that forces Molly and her three redheaded friends to decipher what it means to be a redhead.
The Catch will star Mireille Enos, a fraud investigator named Alice who is engaged to be married to a man, played by Damon Dayoub, who just happens to be a con artist. When he steals Alice’s money, the two battle it out to no end.
That’s right we will finally get to see LeBron James‘s acting chops! The film will star Amy Schumer a “trainwreck” of a woman who runs in every which way otter than to a serious committed relationship, but this all blows up in her face when she meets the guy, Bill Hader, who could potentially be the love of her life.
Schumer is also the writer of the film which was directed by Judd Apatow.
For a movie with Michael Bay’s name attached to it, it doesn’t feel like any of the films him or his production company Platinum Dunes have put out since their establishment. For starters, it’s not drowning in drained color and lighting like a watered-down reality of blandness. Second, it’s not suffocating in special effects. Lastly and most importantly, Project Almanac is enjoyable. As in really really fun.