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Movie Review: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
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Movie Review: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

For nearly forty years the book series Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark has frightened readers both old and young. If it wasn’t the grim, disturbing and oftentimes gory folk tales that scared readers, then it was definitely the nightmare inducing illustrations by Stephen Gammell which truly helped the books stand out and be […]

Movie Review: Hobbes & Shaw
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Movie Review: Hobbes & Shaw

The Fast and the Furious franchise has surely had one of the most interesting and strangest histories I’ve ever seen. Initially, it was a story about an FBI agent trying to stop, and eventually befriending, simple criminals who loved street racing and stealing DVD players. It then eventually exploded into one of the biggest and […]

Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary 'Menace II Society' Role In Clever New Short Film
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Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary ‘Menace II Society’ Role In Clever New Short Film

Bill Duke, G Perico, and Soren Baker have released the short film The Bookstore Menace, a clever reworking of Duke’s iconic role in the landmark 1993 film Menace II Society. The film world premiered on the Facebook page of leading hip-hop website Ambrosia For Heads last night. A legendary actor, director, producer, and owner of […]

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)  TV Honors Winners Announced
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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) TV Honors Winners Announced

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” earned four wins from the African American Film Critics Association, who today, announced the winners of its upcoming AAFCA TV Honors. The highly popular Netflix limited series about the infamous Central Park rape case that resulted in the arrest and false imprisonment of five black youths, received the group’s […]

Movie Review: The Lion King
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Movie Review: The Lion King

Twenty-five years ago, I went to see my very first theatrical film. That movie was The Lion King. That was the film that sent me on my path of loving movies so of course when Disney finally got to The Lion King during their “live action remake phase” I would be excited to go see […]

Movie Review: Crawl
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Movie Review: Crawl

This summer seems to be filled to the brim with horror films, more so than usual. From psychotic stalkers, to killer dolls and ghosts galore, is it any wonder they’re having such a difficult time standing out this year? Well, there’s a chance that we may finally have one movie that can, in the form […]

NALIP Honors AAFCA with its 2019 "We Are Inclusion" Award
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NALIP Honors AAFCA with its 2019 “We Are Inclusion” Award

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) has announced that it will present the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) with their We Are Inclusion Award during the 20th Annual NALIP Media Summit, July 25-28, in Hollywood. For the past two years, NALIP has put a laser focus on encouraging diversity in Hollywood through its […]

17th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival
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17th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival

The 17thAnnual ImageNation Outdoors Festival: Soul Cinema and Music Under the Stars kicks off July 10that Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park with a screening of the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, shown in celebration of his 100thbirthday, with special giveaways from the Jackie Robinson Museum including free birthday cake for all!  Held in partnership with the Historic Harlem Parks and the New York […]

Movie Review: Child's Play
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Movie Review: Child’s Play

Since 2003, there have been numerous remakes of horror films. Created mainly because the film is old and can be updated, studios make an easy profit with little effort. The latter was certainly the case for today’s film Child’s Play, but this has caused a great deal of controversy. The original series creator Don Mancini is still […]

AAFCA Collaborates with Revolt TV to Discover Next Gen Talent for New Series "Short and Fresh"
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AAFCA Collaborates with Revolt TV to Discover Next Gen Talent for New Series “Short and Fresh”

The  African American Film Critics Association — the world’s largest group of leading black film critics – has partnered with broadcast network REVOLT to spotlight rising young filmmakers in the new series “Short and Fresh,” a bi-monthly show that airs Friday’s at 10pm ET on REVOLT. Each one-hour episode of “Short and Fresh” provides audiences with a lens […]

Movie Review: Ma
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Movie Review: Ma

Octavia Spencer has had a very interesting career. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2012, she has gone on to star in many high profile films such as Snowpiercer, Hidden Figures, Zootopia and The Shape of Water. But before she was such a high profile actress, Octavia Spencer mostly worked smaller […]

Movie Review: Brightburn
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Movie Review: Brightburn

Everyone knows the story of Superman. A baby who escaped the destruction of his home planet, crashed to Earth and was raised by a kindly couple in the middle of nowhere. He grew into the very personification of truth, justice and the American way, protecting the innocent and living by a strict moral code. Of […]

Movie Review: John Wick 3
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Movie Review: John Wick 3

Nearly five years ago, the action film John Wick burst on to the scene and became one of the biggest sleeper hits of the decade. Critics lauded it’s action scenes, story, world building and of course, the film’s star Keanu Reeves. It catapulted first time directors and long time stuntmen, as well as second unit […]

Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke
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Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke

Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics […]

Black Public Media's PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System
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Black Public Media’s PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System

Three projects that indict the American criminal justice system have been chosen as winners of PitchBLACK, an interactive pitching session that culminates Black Public Media’s 13-week 360 Incubator+ for broadcast programs, web series and virtual reality projects. The Black Public Media (BPM) incubator and talent development program, designed to identify and pipeline quality black content while honing the skills of […]