Viola Davis + HBO + Harriet Tubman?! A Film Is In The Works.

by Anya Rahmingon May 4, 2015
Viola Davis is combining all of her creative talent to both develop and star in an HBO film about the life of Harriet Tubman, a famous female “conductor” of the underground railroad. Kirk Ellis, writer for HBO’s John Adams Miniseries, will write the script. Doug Ellin, executive producer of Entourage, will be directing the film. […]

See Michael B. Jordan As Rocky’s Trainee In ‘Creed’

by Anya Rahmingon April 30, 2015
Michael B. Jordan will star in the upcoming Rocky 7 film, Creed. In the film, Jordan plays Adonis Johnson Creed, son of Rocky’s former nemesis, Apollo Creed. Phylicia Rashad will play his mother, Mary Anne. The cast is rounded off by Tessa Thompson, Andre Ward, and real life boxer Tony Bellew. In the story, Adonis […]

See Michael B. Jordan As Johnny Storm In New Trailer

by Anya Rahmingon April 30, 2015
The trailer for the upcoming Fantastic Four remake, which will star Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, is out.The film is an attempt to resurrect the franchise after the last two iterations did just okay at the box office and in ratings. Here is the official synopsis of the plot: “Four young outsiders acquire amazing abilities after […]

Tyler Perry Joins Shredder’s Side In TMNT 2

by Anya Rahmingon April 30, 2015
In Paramount’s upcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Tyler Perry will join with the evil Shredder as the renowned mad scientist named Baxter Stockman. According to, Baxter Stockman is known in the Turtles franchise for his fashionable bow ties and is “also known for joining forces with Shredder; creating mutant hunting robots called Mousers, and […]

Tia Mowry At Home Debuts 4/29 On Cooking Channel

by Anya Rahmingon April 29, 2015
An all new cooking show featuring half of the Mowry twin pair, Tia Mowry, airs tonight at 9:00 pm ET on the Cooking Channel. Sorry Tamera fans, its just not going to happen this time. The show is titled ‘Tia Mowry At Home’. It is a program that will air each Wednesday and take us inside Tia […]

Chocolate City Trailer Drops Ahead Of May 22 Theatrical Release – See It Now

by Anya Rahmingon April 26, 2015
The trailer for Chocolate City has dropped just in time to promote the film’s theatrical release on May 22, 2015. Its no surprise that greasy bodies, 6-pack abs, and suggestive dancing are in just about every clip. But there are also hints of just enough story line to keep things interesting. Robert Richard stars as […]


Nate Parker & Gabrielle Union To Headline Nat Turner Rebellion Film ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

by Anya Rahmingon April 20, 2015
Nate Parker, who made his big break nearly 10 years ago in The Great Debaters beside Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker, is using the experience he’s gained in the past decade to make big things happen for himself.  He ‘s writing, directing, and starring an upcoming movie based on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. Look out Tyler Perry, […]

John Boyega Spotlighted In 2nd Teaser For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

by Anya Rahmingon April 19, 2015
  In a recent second teaser trailer, fans get another peak at the young British Actor, John Boyega, who will star as “Finn” in the long awaited sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Its a thrill to see the young Boyega taking part in action sequences under a Luke Skywalker voice over, and just before the revelation of […]


Blallywood Film Review: Whitney

by jesimieljon April 19, 2015
Whitney Houston’s debut album was released in February 1985, just five months before I was born. As my life was just beginning, her career was skyrocketing. By the time I was old enough to appreciate music, Whitney’s was a voice that often echoed in my parents’ home. It soared, accessing angelic softness and passionate strength […]

Blallywood Film Review: Selma

by jesimieljon December 27, 2014
Imagine having your entire life boiled down to four monosyllabic words.  Everything you’ve accomplished, every life you may have touched, every person you loved, and every moment of exhilaration minimized and reduced to a sentence on a page in a text book.  For a normal person like you and me, that wouldn’t be such a […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]