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 […]

Blallywood Film Review: 12 Years a Slave

by jesimieljon November 6, 2013
The year is 1841. Solomon Northup is a free black man living in upstate New York.  He is a gifted musician- articulate, bright, and sophisticated.  He is a romantic husband, trusting friend, and doting father.  He is well respected by black and white acquaintances alike.  But, when he meets two travelling “businessmen” on the lawn […]


Watch 12 Years As A Slave’s Haunting Film Featurette

by Anya Rahmingon September 4, 2013
An very haunting 5 minute long featurette has been released for the film 12 Years As A Slave.  The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free black man living in the North who is abducted, sold into slavery, and shipped down South. The film is based on the real life memoirs of  Solomon Northup. […]

Lifetimes 2012 Adaptation Of Steel Magnolias On DVD This May

by Anya Rahmingon March 12, 2013
Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias will finally be available for fans to watch anytime. The DVD will be available for purchase from retailers on May 7 , according to Broadway World. The miniseries stars Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye , Condola Rashad , Jill Scott, and Alfre Woodard who actually won a SAG Award (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television […]

Alfre Woodard Wins Screen Actors Guild Award

by Anya Rahmingon January 28, 2013
Alfie Woodard took home a Screen Actors Guild award last night for “Female actor in a television movie or miniseries.” Woodard played Ousier in the Lifetime remake of Steel Magnolias which aired in Fall 2012.  Denzel Washington was nominated for “Male actor in a leading role” for his performance in Flight, but the award went to Daniel […]

Blallywood Film Review: Steel Magnolias (Perspective 2)

by jesimieljon October 10, 2012
“There’s nothing new under the sun,” the familiar phrase of cynics across the world who have lost faith in creative ingenuity.  It seems, however, that the black community has embraced this sentiment by setting a recent trend of remaking all-white classics into all-black updates.  Tennessee Williams’ classic plays Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and […]


Blallywood Film Review “Steel Magnolias”

by Lasheda Wallaceon October 9, 2012
I’m going to admit the unimaginable. I have never seen the original version of “Steel Magnolias”. I know, I know. You all can crucify me later. Why do I feel like I’m the only one in the world who actually liked the remake? The anticipated arrival of the remake of the southern classic movie “Steel […]

Watch Preview of Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias “Black Remix”

by Anya Rahmingon September 22, 2012
Lifetime has released a new clip promoting the Steel Magnolias Remix, which debuts on Sunday, October 7th and 9/8c on the Lifetime channel. The film stars Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad. They play a group of women dealing with life’s difficulties. Here’s a preview, and below it is […]


Alfrie Woodard to Play Taye Diggs’ Mom on Private Practice

by Anya Rahmingon September 11, 2012
Alfrie Woodard will appear on the upcoming season of  Shonda Rhimes’ ABC series Private Practice to play the mother of  Taye Diggs (aka Sam Bennett) according to this post on EW. Reports say she’ll be in one episode. Forunately, if you want more Alfrie Woodard, you can catch her in the “black remix ” of Steel Magnolias  […]

Lifetime TV Movie Spin On Steel Magnolias

by Anya Rahmingon July 22, 2012
                A remake of Steel Magnolias, a 1989 film as well as a play, will air on the Lifetime television network sometime this fall. It features an all black cast Queen Latifah as M’Lynn Alfre Woodard as Ouiser Phylicia Rashad as Clairee Jill Scott as Truvy Condola Rash?d as Shelby Adepero Oduye as Annelle […]


Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave And It’s Epic Cast

by Anya Rahmingon July 22, 2012
Many movie goers are anticipating this year’s upcoming Civil War era slave story, Django Unchained. The film has picked up buzz and the marketing deserves credit. However, there’s another American slave story that’s flying under the Hollywood radar. It’s scheduled for release 2013, and looks just as worth of anticipation as Django Unchained. What’s so exciting […]