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By Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Undefeated TORONTO — If there’s one thing that Hollywood loves, it’s films about the hometown business. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Hail, Caesar!, La La Land, The Artist, Sunset Boulevard, Tropic Thunder, The Day of the Locust, Slums of Beverly Hills, Trumbo, Saving Mr....
Nate Parker and Spike Lee at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Sept. 1, 2019. Photo: Arthur Mola (Invision/AP) Nate Parker has a new attitude. And a new project he’s hawking to the masses. The once embattled actor/director—who torpedoed his Academy Award possibilities for his directorial debut,...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1kBFW2ZWjA HOLLYWOOD – Actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd is well-known for her quick wit but with the new gripping “Brian Banks” biopic, the award-winning former co-host of ABC’s “The View” was able to flex a wide range of acting muscles, showing a new side of herself. The biopic tells the story...
Memphis has always been a place where Hollywood would occasionally stop to do a movie. Memphis added another feature film to its resume with the recently released "Brian Banks," movie. Several Memphis locations were used in the film including Booker T. Washington High School and Whitehaven Stadium. "Brain Banks" tells...
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Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, and the offshoot of the eight-film Fast & Furious franchise delivers at every turn.  Thanks to the addition of Idris Elba, who had me swooning from the get go, this film oozes sex appeal, amazing action...
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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...