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The first trailer has been released for Harriet, the upcoming movie about abolitionist Harriet Tubman, starring Cynthia Erivo (Widows) and it looks GOOD! According to Deadline, the pre-Civil War period piece directed by Kasi Lemmons follows Tubman’s escape from her slave owners and her subsequent efforts to return and free dozens...
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With the much hyped release of the new remake of The Lion King coming soon, Beyoncé and Disney have collaborated to produce a companion album “steeped in the sounds of Africa.” On Tuesday night as stars from the upcoming movie hit the red carpet for the world premiere of the reimagined...
A dozen filmmakers between the ages of 14 to 22 will showcase their short films during the MPLOY Youth Film Festival at the Hattiloo Theater on Saturday (July 6). Hosted by the City of Memphis’ MPLOY Youth Summer Experience Program and CLOUD901, the film festival is set for 1 p.m....
Well-renowned rapper/actor Antwon “Big Boi” Patton has secured the role of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy in the upcoming film, “The Bobby DeBarge Story.” Big Boi works alongside actor Roshon Fegan, who plays the lead role of Bobby DeBarge. The two recently joined other cast members and the director and...
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Local filmmaker George W. Tillman Jr. will host a one-time screening of his documentary, “The Lucky 11,” at the Guest House at Graceland on June 29, beginning at 7 p.m. “The Lucky 11” pays tribute to an elite group of Fisk University football players. It weaves together the true stories...
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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity & Zeta Phi Beta Sorority chapters in Memphis and throughout the country are encouraging the “blue and white family” to support the new movie “Emanuel” during special showings June 17 and June 19. “Emanuel” is a recount of the June 17, 2015 story of churchgoers who...
Spike Lee attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences and BAMcinematek 25th anniversary screening of “Do The Right Thing” on June 29, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) If you can believe it, it’s edging on 30...
Film critic and literary writer Kam Williams died Thursday, May 30 from prostate cancer. He was 66 years old. A resident of Princeton, NJ, Williams published nearly 10,000 articles and reviews. Throughout his nearly 22-year career as a writer, he was most known for his film reviews and celebrity interviews...
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WIDE RELEASES Ma (R for violent and disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use) Harrowing horror film revolving around a lonely woman with a secret agenda (Octavia Spenser) who lets an unsuspecting group of teens party at her house. Featuring Allison Janney, Juliette Lewis...
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WIDE RELEASES Aladdin (PG for some action/peril) Mena Massoud stars as the title character in this classic fairytale about a street urchin vying with a power-hungry Grand Vizier for a magic lamp. Cast includes Naomi Scott, Will Smith and Billy Magnussen. Booksmart (R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug...