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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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, […]

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. […]


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 […]

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 […]

State of Affairs - Blallywood

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 […]

VH1 Announces Details of Nick Cannon’s Drumline Sequel

by Anya Rahmingon June 7, 2014
VH1 is collaborating with Nick Cannon to produce a sequel to the 2002 film Drumline. The sequel, to be titled Drumline: A New Beat, will feature a female as the lead character. Nick Cannon will appear in the movie for nostalgia’s sake, but he won’t be the primary focus. The film will air on VH1 […]


Don Cheadle Raising Money For Jazz Film ‘Miles Ahead’

by Anya Rahmingon June 7, 2014
Don Cheadle has organized an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money to produce a film about one of the greatest all time Jazz musicians, Miles Davis. Davis was a trumpet player who developed jazz from its fast-paced bebop stages in the 1940s to more mild, but equally complex, sounds of Jazz Fusion in later years. Cheadle’s […]

This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Star Wars, Lupita Nyong’o Added To Cast

by Anya Rahmingon June 2, 2014
It was announced today that Lupita Nyong’o (Twelve Years As a Slave) and Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) have been added to the cast of Star Wars VII. No specifics have been released regarding their roles, but that information will probably be next to leak. An extensive cast list that includes Star Wars veterans and newbies alike […]


NAACP endorses “Madea” character?

by Ezekiel Walkeron May 30, 2014
Back in the early 19th century, black people were made to look like “coons,” “buffoons,” “mammies,” and other stereotypical caricatures for mainstream white audiences but we could always trust on the good ol’ NAACP to hold us down. Like in 1915, The Birth of a Nation, which is still considered one of, if not the […]

Web Short ‘Tall, Dark, And Handsome’ Explores Not-Racist-But-Don’t-Date-Black Topic

by Anya Rahmingon May 29, 2014
A web short titled Tall, Dark, and Handsome takes on individuals who claim to be non-racist, but are repelled by the idea of dating interracially. In the short, a young Black man sits down with a White woman around his age. She’s so repelled by the thought of dating a Black man that she can’t get […]


2nd ‘Get On Up’ Trailer Shows A More Vulnerable James Brown

by Anya Rahmingon May 29, 2014
A second trailer has been released for the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up. In this trailer, Brown appears much more vulnerable than in the first trailer. The clips focus on the pain in Brown’s relationship with his mother, who left her family, including her son, while he was still a child. Like the first trailer, […]

Check Out Trailer For Denzel Washington’s Film ‘The Equalizer’

by Anya Rahmingon May 29, 2014
Are you ready for another Denzel Washington action film? If so, there’s good news for you. The Equalizer will be in theaters at the end of this summer on September 26, 2014. The film stars Denzel Washington as “A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out […]


Is It Greedy To Ask For More Octavia Spencer In The Red Band Society Trailer?

by Anya Rahmingon May 28, 2014
Fox has released an extended trailer previewing their upcoming Fall 2014 series The Red Band Society. We already have a few post on the series, which features Octavia Spencer as a nurse in the hospital wing for critically ill teenagers. But in case you’ve missed our coverage, here’s the official synopsis from Fox: What if a […]

Watch Episode 5 Of Issa Rae’s Web Series ‘First’

by Anya Rahmingon May 28, 2014
    The 5th episode of Issa Rae’s web series First, titled “The First Adventure”, has landed on YouTube. In this episode, Robin and Charles have their first adventure while out on a romantic camping trip. It turns out Charles may have exaggerated his experience with camping in the outdoors, and Robin is not to […]