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Blallywood Film Review: Top Five

by jesimieljon December 13, 2014
It’s difficult to forget the painful performance Chris Rock turned out during his guest host spot on Saturday Night Live last month. I winced as I watched, unable to decipher whether fault lied in the hands of the writers or if Rock, dare I say, is rusty. It’s been a few years since we’ve seen […]
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Black Network TV Ratings Update – The Mighty Sleepy Hollow Has Fallen!

by Anya Rahmingon November 12, 2014
The Fall 2014 television season is in full swing, and its time to check in on the Black network television show ratings. This article excludes shows on cable networks, and focuses on the major broadcast networks like Fox and ABC. We’re covering recent ratings for Scandal, Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, How To Get Away With Murder, and Black-Ish, since […]

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Selma Is The Martin Luther King Jr. Film We’ve Been Waiting For (Watch Trailer)

by Anya Rahmingon November 10, 2014
  Its crazy to think that we’ve never seen the story of Martin Luther King Jr. in a major Hollywood film. Sure, he has appeared as a minor character in films about the Civil Rights movement, but, documentaries aside, not a single movie has focused on just telling his story. It seems like the obvious choice for […]
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Blallywood Film Review: Dear White People

by jesimieljon October 30, 2014
College is both challenging and exciting for an infinite number of reasons.  For most, it’s your first time away from home, the homework is endless, the parties are epic, and just about everyone is horny. You’re on a swift path to self-discovery while balancing classes, extracurricular activities, and having a lot of fun. It’s often […]

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Media ‘Shade’ Not Stopping Runaway Success Of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

by Anya Rahmingon October 8, 2014
How To Get Away With Murder (HTGAWM for short) debuted on ABC as a record breaking smash hit, but it somehow managed to pick up an enormous amount of negative media. Millions of Shonda Rhimes, Scandal, and Grey’s Anatomy  fans alike were looking forward to the show’s debut since the day the trailer arrived. In that trailer, Viola Davis introduced her […]
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Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Is Airing In November 2014

by Anya Rahmingon October 7, 2014
  Lifetime Network’s Aaliyah biopic titled Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is premiering on the network on Saturday November 15, at 8/7c pm. The film is 2 hours in length and stars actress Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah. Here is the official synopsis of the film from Lifetime: “Before Beyoncé and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but […]

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Get The Latest Scoop On Chocolate City Movie! (Plus More HOT Photos)

by Anya Rahmingon October 7, 2014
Chocolate City Movie, a Magic-Mike-esque film about a struggling college student who joins a strip club’s amateur night to make some cash, is scheduled for a 2015 release. Filming has been underway, and plenty of news and set photos have come out in recent weeks. One of the major announcements was that Romeo Miller would […]
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Naomi Campbell Is Joining Cast of Fox’s Empire

by Anya Rahmingon October 6, 2014
  Naomi Campbell will be expanding her acting resume with a new TV role on Fox’s upcoming show, Empire. Empire, which features Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in starring roles, is a hip-hop musical drama that will debut in spring 2015. Vogue writes that Campbell will be playing Camilla “an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair” with […]

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Blallywood Film Review: No Good Deed

by jesimieljon September 29, 2014
Colin Evans is suspected of murdering several women. Though the evidence was insufficient to convict on those charges, we meet him as he is up for parole after serving time for manslaughter in a bar brawl after another man made eyes at his fiancée. A member of the parole board describes him as a “malignant […]
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Blallywood Film Review: Get On Up

by jesimieljon August 13, 2014
James Brown is perhaps one of the most underrated artists of all time. His soul-stirring style and endless energy birthed an era of music that changed the industry for generations come. He is the most sampled artist of all time and has inspired some of the biggest acts in music history. One of those acts […]

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31-Year-Old Yaya DaCosta To Play Whitney Houston In Lifetime Film

by Anya Rahmingon June 12, 2014
31-Year-Old Yaya DaCosta, who you may know from America’s Next Top Model cycle 3, has been chosen to play Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s biopic I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story. The film is set for a release sometime in 2015, and Angela Bassett has been chosen to direct.  Since DaCosta’s first on […]
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Catch Episode 6 Of First ‘The First Talk’

by Anya Rahmingon June 11, 2014
Episode 6 of the Issa Rae Productions web series First has debuted. In this episode, Robin brings up something that has been bothering her since meeting Charles’ family. His dad called her Nikki, indicating that Charles and Nikki were closer than she’d originally thought . The two dive into details of their past and current relationships […]

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Will YOU See Chocolate City..Wait..Why Are We Even Asking?

by Anya Rahmingon June 10, 2014
The formerly “Lil” Romeo Miller is all grown up, and he’s finally proving it. Miller has been cast as the lead character in an upcoming film you may have heard some buzz about called Chocolate City. He will play a college student named Devin who turns to stripping in order to pay bills. This sounds exactly like […]
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Djimon Hounsou Will Play Chief Mbonga In Tarzan 2016, Samuel L. Jackson Is In Too

by Anya Rahmingon June 10, 2014
Djimon Hounsou has been cast in an upcoming live action adaptation of the film Tarzan. Though nothing we’ve seen really beats Disney’s animated version of the tale, except maybe Disney’s Broadway adaptation, this adaptation may bring some competition to a story that is in need of a re-vamp.  The film is going to be directed by David Yates, […]

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Will Smith To Play NFL Player Diagnosed With CTE

by Anya Rahmingon June 10, 2014
Will Smith will be starring in an upcoming untitled film directed by Ridley Scott. Margot Robbie of The Wolf Of Wall Street is reported to be his co-star (FirstShowing.Net).The film is based on real life events, chiefly the recent discovery of a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that afflicts professional athletes such as NFL players. […]
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Congratulations! Audra McDonald Has More Tonys Then Anyone Else, So When Is Her Big Break?

by Anya Rahmingon June 10, 2014
Audra McDonald made history when she beat out Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris to become the actress with the most Tony Awards when she won her 6th Tony on Sunday June 8, 2014. McDonald won Best Actress In A Play for her portrayal of Jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. She concluded her […]

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Ejiofor To Play A Drug Trafficker In ‘Marching Powder’

by Anya Rahmingon June 8, 2014
Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a drug trafficker in a film adaptation of the book Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail. The non-fiction book recalls the experiences of Rusty Young, a journalist, and Thomas McFadden, a criminal in an unusual Bolivian prison. Thomas McFadden (Ejiofor) was a convicted drug trafficker […]
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The Other Black Woman In The White House – Alfre Woodard Is President

by Anya Rahmingon June 8, 2014
In an upcoming series from ABC, Alfre Woodard will play the most powerful person in the world, the President of the United States. That means there will be two Black women in the White House on major television networks with Scandal’s Olivia Pope on ABC. Woodard’s role will be a regular one, not just a one […]