Category Archives: Film

Watch: Andre 3000 In Trailer For High Life

Andre 3000 is part of the cast for Claire Dennis’ science fiction drama High Life. The rapper and actor is one of the inmates promised freedom if they will go a mission to a black hole for the purpose of capturing an alternate source of energy. In the process of completing the task, the inmates are victims of sexual experimentation by the scientists onboard the spacecraft. High Life debuted at the Toronto Internation Film Festival in September. The film will have its theatrical release in France November 7th and has a 2019 release date in the United States. 

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Media Questions Of The Week

How did the New York Times confuse Angela Bassett with Omarosa Manigault-Newman?

 

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Watch: Trailer For Netflix Documentary Quincy

Quincy Jones’ six-decade career and life is the subject of the Netflix documentary Quincy. Jones’ career is unparalleled from his early days as a bandleader of one the world’s greatest jazz bands to his entry into pop culture as the producer of Michael Jackson’s biggest albums. The former trumpet player has produced, written and arranged for the most prominent artists across the genres and crafted numerous soundtracks and television theme songs. His daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks co-directed the film. Quincy was screened at The Toronto Film Festival this past Sunday and will be available on Netflix September 21st. 

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Spike Lee Makes Video For Prince’s Mary Don’t You Weep

Spike Lee has used footage from his current film The Black KkKlansman to created an extended trailer with Prince’s version of “Mary Don’t You Weep.” The scenes from the movie about Ron Stallworth’s infiltration into the KKK as a Black detective with Prince’s music takes a somber turn because of his 2016 passing. The comedy of the film ultimately gets buried and the mourning of his death is underscored by a photo of him and Lee together at a basketball game posted at the end of the trailer. 

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Ava DuVernay’s August 28th To Debut On The OWN Network

Ava DuVerNay’s new film August 28th: A Day In The Life Of The People will debut on the OWN Network August 28th. The short film looks at multiple historical milestones that took place on that date. Hurricane Katrina, the passing of The Slavery Abolition Act, the lynching of Emmett Till, The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman,” MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech and Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 were all events that happened on August 28th. Regina King, Don Cheadle, Lupita Nyong’o, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, André Holland, Michael Ealy, Glynn Turman and David Oyelowo star in the 22-minute film that feels like a documentary. Meshell Ndegeocello composed the score for the piece that is written, directed and produced by DuVernay. 

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