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‘Black Women In Medicine’ Documentary Heads to NYC Theaters
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‘Black Women In Medicine’ Documentary Heads to NYC Theaters

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” So says former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders about the importance of exposing young women and minorities to role models in the medical field in the groundbreaking new documentary, “Black Women in Medicine.” Directed by Crystal R. Emery, the film shines the spotlight on women who have […]

Movie Review: Suicide Squad
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Movie Review: Suicide Squad

For the past three years DC and Warner Bros. have been trying to copy Marvel’s success in the film industry by trying to create a shared movie universe of their own. The problem is they’ve made many missteps along the way from trying to get to the Justice League movie as quickly as possible to having the […]

Movie Review: Nerve
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Movie Review: Nerve

During the summer movie going season when we’re swamped with advertising campaigns for the biggest, newest blockbusters it’s always easy to forget those smaller films that come out, ones that don’t have a lot of attention or advertising when they come out. For the most part these films seem rather unappealing when going up against […]

Movie Review: Lights Out
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Movie Review: Lights Out

After a string of successful films and redefining the horror genre not once but twice, James Wan has now decided to take the producer’s seat for a while to help the newest generation of horror directors make a name for themselves. His first protege is David F. Sandberg who begins his directorial career with the […]

NBC-Sponsored Film to Compete in 5th Annual PBS Online Film Festival
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NBC-Sponsored Film to Compete in 5th Annual PBS Online Film Festival

National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has sponsored the narrative short film “Teachers” for the annual PBS online film festival. “Teachers” stars Tatyana Ali, Jordyn Barber and Eric De’Wayne, and is one of 25 films that are part of the fifth annual, Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival running through July 29. NBPC, the nation’s only […]

Movie Review: The Shallows
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Movie Review: The Shallows

Since the release of the strange and over the top Sharknado there has been an influx of bizarre shark films. Ghost sharks, avalanche sharks, three headed sharks, sharks fighting mecha-crocodiles, the insanity goes on. It seems every filmmaker who wants to cash in is trying to make their film as ridiculous as possible so their’s will be […]

Movie Review: The Conjuring 2
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Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

Over the past three years, James Wan has quickly become one of my favorite directors. Initially believing him to be a maker of sub par horror films, I had stayed away from anything that had his name on it. However, three years ago I saw The Conjuring and found I had been wrong for so long. The […]

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
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Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

For over thirty years the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have entertained audiences across all platforms of entertainment from comics to cartoons to movies and video games. To this day the heroes in a half shell remain incredibly popular though two years ago there was a large outcry and backlash against the newest installment of the film franchise […]

Nia Long Responds to J. Cole's Lyrics + Trump, Bernie, Hillary & Obamas
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Nia Long Responds to J. Cole’s Lyrics + Trump, Bernie, Hillary & Obamas

Recently actor and hip hop muse Nia Long sat down with Larry King on the multi-Emmy nominated series ‘Larry King Now,’ and responded to J. Cole’s lyrics “he’s really not too young” and how ‘Straight Outta Compton’ changed her feelings about Ice Cube. Plus, Nia Long also opened up about sustaining success as a fortysomething […]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book
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Movie Review: The Jungle Book

For over seventy years, there have been numerous film adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the most famous being the 1967 animated musical made by Disney. After starting a new stint on recreating their classics as big budgeted live action films (starting with the visually and thematically interesting Maleficent), Disney has decided to try their hand […]

The New York African Film Festival Returns to The Film Society of Lincoln Center
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The New York African Film Festival Returns to The Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. announce the lineup for the 23rd New York African Film Festival, May 4-10. Marking the 50th anniversary of Ousmane Sembène’s celebrated first feature, Black Girl, the 2016 festival is presented under the banner “Modern Days, Ancient Nights: 50 Years of African Filmmaking.” Opening with […]

Movie Review: Hardcore Henry
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Movie Review: Hardcore Henry

Seven months prior a movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival that caught my eye. Originally titled Hardcore the film boasted to be the very first to be almost completely shot from a first person perspective from start to finish. I was immediately interested in the film as I really enjoy cinematography from the visual perspective […]

Mike Epps Brings His "Real Deal" Tour to Long Island Friday, April 22nd
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Mike Epps Brings His “Real Deal” Tour to Long Island Friday, April 22nd

Comedian and actor Mike Epps slings his sharp observations about life at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $69.50 and $99.50 and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Event, date and time are subject to […]

Award-Winning Actress Patty Duke Passes Away, Age 69
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Award-Winning Actress Patty Duke Passes Away, Age 69

Patty Duke, the acclaimed actress who won an Oscar for The Miracle Worker and later played “identical cousins” in her own TV sitcom, has died. She was 69. It was reported that “Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce passed away on March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am” . “Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a wife, a mother, […]

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane
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Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

I’ve never seen J.J. Abrams’ film Cloverfield, it was never really appealing to me. I do, however, remember it’s marketing campaign. I remember how everything about it was kept under wraps, I remember how the title was initially sold as a working title I even remember rumors that it was going to be a sequel to the […]