A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.

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Michael K. Williams will be joining  Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon in the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, reports Complex.Williams, also well known as Omar Little from The Wire, will be playing a character named Hawkins. That’s all the information that seems to be available at the moment, but the film is […]

If you are binge-watching The Wire on HBO Signature this weekend, now digitally remastered, being on Twitter makes the experience even better. Some of the cast has been live-tweeting the marathon, reflecting on the classic TV show and revealing things from behind the scenes. If you are unable to keep up with both screens, we got you covered. Featured […]

When 2013’s dystopian film “The Purge” was released, audiences weren’t exactly sure what to make of it. The concept of a decriminalized 12-hour period where all police, fire and hospital services are suspended and all crime–including murder–is legal under the premise that one night of unpunished lawlessness would allow America to flourish the rest of the […]

The stars aligned in New York City as the 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival kicked off with the premiere of David E. Talbert’s “Baggage Claim.”  The film’s stars – Paula Patton, Derek, Luke, Jenifer Lewis, Jill Scott and Rickey Smiley – all graced the red carpet. Jaws dropped as Jenifer Lewis debuted a fabulous auburn-hued […]

Michael K. Williams is having a very good year.  Williams returns for a fourth season as gangster Chalky White on HBO’s critically acclaimed “Boardwalk Empire,” is featured in the upcoming “Twelve Years A Slave” and has recently joined Spike Lee’s top secret Kickstarter funded project.   Spike raised more that $1.4 million through online crowd funding, […]

While most period TV series are insistent on excluding the African-American experience, one of “Boardwalk Empire’s” most prominent mobsters is Chalky White.  Portrayed by Michael K. Williams (“The Wire”), Chalky is far from the token Black sidekick; smart, cunning and ruthless, Chalky is the de facto leader of the African-American community in Atlantic City.  But […]

The first trailer for the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring movie Snitch is out. As outlined by Shadow and Act, Johnson “stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son […]

The Old Dirty Bastard biopic Dirty White Boy is about to get a touch of Hip-Hop authenticity.  In an interview with The New York Post, actor Michael K. Williams (who will play O.D.B.), said those involved “have no desire to cast any actors as the Wu-Tang,” and will, therefore, “need all hands on deck.” The […]

Boardwalk Empire star Michael K. Williams just got another acting gig. He is slated to play Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a new film called Dirty White Boy. The film is about the friendship forged between ODB and Jarred Weisfield. Weisfield went from a VH1 intern to being a manager in the entertainment […]

Michael K. Williams is an actor who is destined to go far. He’s mostly known for his role on “The Wire” as Omar Little, but his portrayal of Chalky White on “Boardwalk Empire” is winning him more acclaim. On the other hand, “Boardwalk Empire’s” busy shooting schedule has kept Williams from taking a part in […]