Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith reunites for another film since ‘Set it Off’.
The lovely actresses team up with two more beautiful and hilarious women, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, for ‘Girls’ Trip’, a light-hearted comedy about four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood. The Will Packer-produced film hits theaters July 21st!
I went to see ‘When The Bough breaks‘, expecting to see something other than the typical crazy chick movie.
My expectations were set too high.
However, despite the usual crazy chick storyline, ‘When The Bough Breaks’ did have a unique twist, adding a bit of originality to the plot. I appreciate makers of the film using a newcomer to the feature as the character, Anna. Actress Jaz Sinclair is cute AND gorgeous AND played that role too damn good!
Before her character transitioned, she displayed such a quirkiness that was beyond adorable, I just couldn’t stand it. By the time she transitioned to the obvious “femme fatale”, her sex appeal was emblazoned by her natural beauty and the awesome ability to execute the art of characterization. It was like she played two totally different characters!
Morris Chestnut played the suave and charismatic, loving husband to Regina Hall’s character; the beautiful adoring wife whose mission was to complete their family with a baby that she desperately wants.
There were a few “Oh My God” moments, but also a lot of predictable moments throughout this film, making for “less than enthusiastic” feelings of the next scene, as opposed to anticipating them.
Overall, I enjoyed ‘When The Bough Breaks’ for what it’s about, but I left the theater, feeling like I’ve seen it a few times already.
R&B’s iconic songstress, Michel’le, will have her life chronicled on the silver screen.
The reality star of ‘R&B Divas’ and Ex of Hip Hop legendary producer, Dr. Dre, has teamed up with the Lifetime network (God, help her) for her biopic, ‘Surviving Compton’.
‘Surviving Compton’ will tackle the Los Angeles native’s journey through the turbulent days of N.W.A’s stardom after being signed to Eazy E’s Ruthless Records, becoming Dr. Dre‘s girlfriend, and forming romantic ties to Suge Knight.
Hit play below for teaser
Click here to read about the two stars who will play Michel’le and Dr. Dre!
If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to all the black woman magic of Taraji P. Henson, JanelleMonáe , and Octavia Spencer on the silver screen in January of 2017!
‘Hidden Figures’ tells the untold true story about four brilliant African-American women working at NASA; Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). The women served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history; the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film by 20th Century Fox is in theaters January 13, 2017.
The much-anticipated film also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons.
‘Justice With Judge Mablean’ is being called out as a fake televised court show when a prior episode of a case circulated online, which producers obviously snatched from the pages of the classic film, ‘Imitation of Life’.
Tonight the @NateParker School of Film and Drama was officially announced and will institutionalize at Wiley, Fall 2016. #Wiley_RYS16
“The hope is that we cover all aspects of filmmaking, from sound, lighting, and cinematography, to just studying film specifically with the cultural component and the history of film. You control the moving picture, you control the masses. So really getting them rallied around the idea of reclaiming the narrative of America, specifically through the eyes of people of color,” Parker said.
Didn’t I say Ariadna Gutierrez’s infamous loss as Miss Universe would bring her bigger and better opportunities? Well, Miss Colombia is about to be a movie star, chile’!! 22-year-old Gutierrez will star as Vin Diesel’s love interest in ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ due to hit theaters in 2017. According to TMZ, she is set to film six scenes and has three pages of dialogue.
Gutierrez will fly to the Dominican Republic on Tuesday to shoot her scenes.
The action film is a sequel to 2002’s “xXx,” which starred Diesel as an athlete forced to become a government operative.
‘Ghostbusters’ makes its return to the silver screen 30 years later and with a whole new crew of badass women! Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones will star in the Summer blockbuster as the team of ghost-busting scientists, once made famous by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramos, and Ernie Hudson. Much like the original, the team is on a mission to save New York City that is invaded by the supernatural. Paul Feig is the director who adds his flavor to the classic film, which includes some of today’s funniest ladies in comedy. ‘Ghostbusters’ hit theaters July 15th, 2016.
It’s been confirmed that Zoe Saldana will portray Nina Simone in the much-anticipated biopic. Despite the excitement about this overdue biopic, there has been mixed reaction to the star chosen to portray Nina. As you watch the trailer, you’ll see that makeup was applied heavily on Zoe to make her darker and that alone, makes many Nina Simone fans and movie fanatics alike wonder why a naturally darker-skinned woman wasn’t chosen for the iconic role. As I’ve watched the trailer, I thought Zoe has channeled Nina so effortlessly. I say the folks should giver her a break and watch the film first before judgin’.
Actor Joseph Fiennes Will Star as the Late Michael Jackson in a half-hour comedy that will appear on the British television network, Sky Arts. According to The Guardian, the show titled ‘Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,’ centers around a fabled road trip in which Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando tried to get home to Los Angeles from New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Stockard Channing is reportedly cast as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando.
I say, if Fiennes can be cast as MJ, then Idris Elba should be able to do James Bond.
In the Lakia Nichole ‘dictionary’, the definition of #BlackGirlMagic is simply a woman of color doing big things with God-given talent and dedication for a meaningful purpose, all while slayin’ the beauty and fashion game with her own sense of style and grace! Teyonah Parris’s image would serve as the accompanying photo of the definition, to which describes the beautiful actress.
Teyonah Parris has made a name for herself as a talented actress all across the board in the television, theatre, and film industry. Essence Magazine has chosen the right woman as one of the featured beauties for their first ever #BlackGirlMagic themed issue!
A lot of folks might be just getting to know Teyonah, despite being in the acting game since 2010. The South Carolina native and Julliard graduate started her acting career that year for her work onstage in the play called ‘A Free Man of Color’ and onscreen for a feature film, ‘How Do You Know?’ Her most recent work include ‘Survivor’s Remorse’, ‘Dear White People’, and Spike Lee’s latest controversial film, ‘Chi-raq’. Check out the clip below to see why Teyonah’s been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.
I see Teyonah Parris being around for a VERY long time!