Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Despite not being nominated in any of the film categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, or Best Screenplay, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s 2014 offering, Beyond the Lights, did manage to grab one Academy Award nomination.  The Diane Warren-penned “Grateful,” performed on the film’s soundtrack by Rita Ora, earned a nomination for Best Original Song, marking Warren’s […]

Between Belle and Beyond The Lights, British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw had a productive 2014 in film. She has even more coming down the pipe in 2015, including a part in the sci-fi flick Jupiter Ascending starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.      TheWrap reports that Mbatha-Raw has another film set for 2016: she recently agreed to co-star alongside Matthew McConaughey in the film The […]

Some names are easy to pronounce, and some just aren’t. There are certain celebrity names we get wrong all of the time, and we’re here to put an end to it. Here are 21 celeb names we pronounce wrong all of the time. Quvenzhane Wallis You might say: Qua-ven-zhane But it’s really: Qua-VARN-zhane Sidney Poitier You […]

Director of the recently released film “Beyond The Lights,” Gina Prince-Bythewood penned an open letter to encourage moviegoers to support her critically acclaimed love story. MUST SEE: Box Office Report: ‘Beyond The Lights’ Comes Up Short The film opened on November 14 and has grossed a disappointing $13 million as of December 3; the production budget […]

This weekend, “Love and Basketball” writer and director Gina Prince-Bythwood unleashed her latest film, the celebrity-tinged romance, “Beyond The Lights.” But unfortunately, it had a light weekend at the box office.      The film, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, and Danny Glover, debuted in almost 2,000 theaters over the weekend, but only managed to take fourth place at the […]

Who can quote every line from “Love Jones?” Raise your hand with me. How about “Love & Basketball?” Hand still raised? These films resonate so…

    Quick pop quiz –name the last time you saw an epic Black female biopic on the big screen?  Since Angela Bassett’s Oscar-nominated “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Black women’s stories seem to be almost invisible. But with the arrival of “Belle,” director Amma Asante has finally given us a heroine worth […]