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.

Last year was supposed to be a banner film for Black filmmakers. Fruitvale Station, The Butler, and 12 Years a Slave were released and their…

“12 Years A Slave”, “Fruitvale Station” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” each received a whopping nine nominations from the Black Reel Awards. All three films are vying for Best Picture along with  the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” and “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.” READ: 2013: The Best And Worst In Black Movies “The Best Man […]

“12 Years A Slave” gains more momentum in the awards race as the African-American Film Critics Association named it the Best Picture of 2013.  Steve McQueen won Best Director, John Ridley for Best Screenplay as well as Lupita Nyong’O for Best Breakthrough Performance. READ: 5 Things To Know About “12 Years A Slave” Star Lupita Nyong’O […]

2013 proved to be a windfall for Black male biopics – “Fruitvale Station,” “12 Years A Slave,” and “42”  all proved to be box office hits, as audiences flocked to theaters to experience the struggles and triumphs of some of history’s most iconic heroes. RELATED: 5 Reasons To See Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Christmas”  Since […]

  “You know, I did see The Butler, and I did tear up. I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s disdain for the word ‘N*gger’ is well documented. However, the dreaded N-word is not the only phrase that will get you uninvited to her Christmas party.  In this week’s “What’s Hot,” the star of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler explains why she is no fanatic of the b-word either, despite her character Gloria Gaines […]

Oprah Winfrey is a force of nature.  Still reigning supreme as the Queen of Media,  the power titan returns to the big screen after an almost fifteen year hiatus, acting  in “Lee Daniel’s  The Butler.” Miss O plays Gloria Gaines, the matriarchal glue between her husband Cecil ( Forest Whitaker) and their headstrong son Louis […]

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The highly anticipated movie, “The Butler”, just had a their first official trailer released, and the movie looks like it’s going to be great. Starring Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and Winfrey as the White House’s butler and his wife, the movie takes us through over 30 years of presidency, which was based on a true story. […]

Oscar nominated actor Terrence Howard is a man before anything else. During an interview, he said the best thing about shooting “The Butler” with Oprah Winfrey were her sizable breasts. In their upcoming film “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey and Terrence Howard have a love scene and when asked about his favorite part about that love […]

Television titan Oprah Winfrey has put her acting shoes back on. She has a role in Lee Daniels film “The Butler.” She and her cast mates are hard at work filming the movie about a butler who served in The White House for four presidents. While making use of a little down time, Oprah posted […]