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Topic: Upcoming Black Movies Thread
Posted By: Random Thoughts
Subject: Upcoming Black Movies Thread
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:14am
Black Nativity

Release Date: November 27, 2013
Genre: Drama/Musical
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0501435/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0400745/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow - Stars: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001845/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow -
A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.


The Best Man Holiday

Release Date: November 15, 2013
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002700/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002700/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow - Stars: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005024/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow -
When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.


12 Years A Slave

Release Date: October 31, 2013
Genre: Historical Drama
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2588606/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0725983/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -
Stars: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0252230/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow -

The Butler

Release Date: August 16, 2013
Genre: Historical Drama
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200005/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0834960/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -

I'm in Love with a Church Girl

Release Date: October 18, 2013
Genre: Drama
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0705058/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3839554/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -

Things Never Said

Release Date: September 6, 2013
Genre: Drama
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614880/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614880/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -















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Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:15am
Will post more soon. Will also add any news/info regarding awards, nominations, movie developments and such that I come across.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:27am
Can't wait to see that JaRule movie. 


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:28am
From the Rough

Release Date: 2013
Genre: Sports Biography
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3891907/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Pierre Bagley
Writers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3891907/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow - Pierre Bagley , http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1479297/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow - Mike Critelli (screenplay)
Stars: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0378245/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow - Taraji P. Henson , http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271657/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow - Tom Felton , http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003817/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow - Michael Clarke Duncan
Based on the true story of Catana Starks, a former swim coach at Tennessee State University who became the first woman ever to coach a college men's golf team.



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:37am
Lmao @ the thought of someone wanting to see a Ja Rule movie lol


Good or bad, I love Black movies. If I wasn't on my phone I'd post Ba ge Claim


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:40am
I bet I can guess which ones will have Oscar nominations. 


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:41am
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Release Date: January 3, 2014
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0149491/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629933/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.




Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 12:52am
Mother of George

Release Date: September 2013 (Limited Release)
Genre: Drama
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0234506/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Andrew Dosunmu
Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4305040/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow - Darci Picoult
Stars: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0207218/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow - Isaach De Bankolé , http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1775091/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow - Danai Gurira , http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1861624/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow - Yaya Alafia
After the joyous wedding between Adenike (Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé), a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, marital complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child. The problem devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it.


Posted By: OoDles O
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 6:02am
great thread
always interested in the views of Ja-Rule ...always


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 6:32am
American Promise

Release Date: October 18, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Directors: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0108284/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 6:39am
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

Release Date: October 11, 2013
Genre: Drama
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0863387/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1841065/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 6:48am
American Milkshake

Release Date: September 6, 2013 (Limited release)
Genre: Dark Comedy
Directors: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1806012/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1806012/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 6:56am
Newlyweeds

Release Date: September 18, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3489851/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow -



Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:04am
Good thread RTClap


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:06am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Good thread RTClap


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:06am
Big Words
Release Date: July 19, 2013
Genre: Drama
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4685972/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4685972/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -
Members of a once-promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30's, struggle with regret, disappointment, and change on Election Night 2008.



Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:08am
Lol imma download big words tonight


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:13am
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Lol imma download big words tonight


Me too. LOL


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:23am
Battle of the Year

Release Date: September 13, 2013
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0496863/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1067779/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:28am

Marvel Planning 'Black Panther' and 'Doctor Strange' Films

July 12, 2013 | Shay Mathews
http://www.stack.com/2013/07/12/black-panther-doctor-strange/" rel="nofollow -

Black Panther

Rumors that Marvel is working on Black Panther and Doctor Strange movies gained momentum recently thanks to Stan Lee. Lee recently confirmed that he's no longer directly involved in the company's inner workings, but it's reasonable to think that he's still privy to at least some of the projects in development. During an interview at the Wizard World Comic Con in New York City, he opened up about a few of them.

"So [Marvel is] working on Ant-Man, working on Doctor Strange; they're working on Guardians of the Galaxy; they're working on God knows what. Did I say the Black Panther also? They're the ones I know about, and they're working on others that I don't know about," said Lee.

Disney and Marvel have announced release dates for movies well into 2017, but at least three of the dates lack actual titles attached to them. Could Black Panther and Doctor Strange join Ant-Man and Avengers 3 in Marvel's Phase Three?

Black Panther, the first mainstream black superhero, is long overdue for a film. In the 90's, Wesley Snipes was actively involved in attempts to launch the movie; Djimon Hounsou voiced T'Challa in 2010; and earlier this year it was rumored that Morris Chestnut was being considered for the role. Even Vin Diesel's recent meeting at Marvel has raised eyebrows.

Marvel head Kevin Feige is a huge fan of Doctor Strange, so that film is almost a certainty. During an interview with MTV News earlier this year, Feige said, "He's a great, original character, and he checks the box off this criteria that I have: he's totally different from anything else we have, just like http://www.stack.com/2013/04/23/guardians-of-the-galaxy/" rel="nofollow - Guardians of the Galaxy ."

http://www.stack.com/2013/07/12/black-panther-doctor-strange/" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:35am
Bag-g-age Claim

Release Date: September 27, 2013
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847859/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847859/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow - Stars: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1745736/?ref_=tt_ov_st" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:51am

Why This Could Be A Historic Awards Season For Black Hollywood


It already is, actually, with the election of the Motion Picture Academy’s first African-American president.

LOS ANGELES — Late Tuesday night, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as president of the organization, making the public relations executive the first African American to head up the institution behind the Oscars. (She is also only the third woman to hold the position.)

It is a major milestone, coming on the heels of the Academy admitting http://www.buzzfeed.com/arianelange/just-how-diverse-are-the-new-oscar-voters" rel="nofollow - a more widely diverse new crop of members. And it could be only the first in what has the very real potential to be a historic awards season for Black Hollywood. Several high profile films featuring black artists in front of and behind the camera have been or will be released over the coming months, all with the potential to rack up a litany of major nominations. Come March 2, 2014, the Dolby Theatre could host upward of three black Best Director nominees, and possibly four black Best Actor nominees.

To be clear, it is still tremendously early in the year to be making definitive Oscar predictions. Almost no “awards season”-style films have opened yet, and films that seem like sure things now could end up as disappointing duds when they’re released. That said, the fact that there are this many possible black contenders this year is quite noteworthy. Here they are:

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

In theaters now, Fruitvale Station has been winning wide acclaim for Michael B. Jordan’s performance as Oscar Grant, a young father who was killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer in early morning of Jan. 1, 2009. First-time writer-director Ryan Coogler has also impressed many with the film’s subtle storytelling confidence, and Octavia Spencer’s final scenes in the film as Grant’s mother are heartrending to say the least.

Possible nominations: Best Actor for Jordan, Best Supporting Actress for Spencer, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for Coogler

Image by The Weinstein Company

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lee Daniels The Butler

Out Aug. 16, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, features a slew of Hollywood luminaries but focuses on the story of a White House butler, played by Forest Whitaker, who served from the Eisenhower to the Reagan administrations. (The film is based on the life of a real-life African-American butler with a similar record of service.) Harvey Weinstein’s recent http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/the-butler-weinstein-company-warner-bros-title-dispute" rel="nofollow - headline-grabbing squabble with Warner Bros. over the film’s title makes clear he’s gearing up for a major awards season push for the film.

Possible nominations: Best Actor for Whitaker, Best Supporting Actress for Oprah Winfrey, Best Director for Daniels, and Best Picture (including Daniels as a producer)


12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave

Remarkably, 12 Years a Slave, out Oct. 18, will mark one of the very first major American feature films to take on the actual experience of slavery in the American South as its central theme and subject matter. It follows the true story of Solomon Northrup — played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster, 2012) in the film — a free black man living in pre-Civil War New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery for 12 years.

Possible nominations: Best Actor for Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, Best Director for Steve McQueen (Shame), Best Adapted Screenplay John Ridley (Red Tails), and Best Picture (with McQueen as a producer)

Image by Fox Searchlight

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

With Nelson Mandela’s health a regular news story this year, this biopic about his life — with the Idris Elba playing Mandela — feels especially relevant. The last actor to play Mandela, Morgan Freeman, won an Oscar nod for his performance, and that was for a comparatively narrow sliver of the man’s life.

Possible nominations:
Best Actor for Elba, Best Supporting Actress for Naomie Harris


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 7:55am
^^^

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

I bet I can guess which ones will have Oscar nominations. 


Did it include any of those?

Sort of agree with this comment.

I think I'll save my excitement. We're talking about black actors playing a drug-involved young adult, a butler, a slave, and one of the few black leaders to become a household name. Not to mention these are all biopics, meaning the roles HAD to be played by black actors, as opposed to the many meaty fictional characters that rarely go to minority actors/actresses. I'd rather have a Hollywood that made blockbusters centered on a black hot-shot lawyer, a Latino superhero, an Asian rock star, etc (male or female). Enough with baby steps - I want a Hollywood that reflects what real life is and can be.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 8:00am
It gives me goosebumps how incredible all these Black actors are!

Great Black actors bring a soulfulness, grit and realness that others don't.

I don't care about the Oscars, the Oscars will never be reflective of our great talent. I'll just be glad if the public understands what they're witnessing


Posted By: Addicted19034
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 8:14am
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

^^^

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

I bet I can guess which ones will have Oscar nominations. 


Did it include any of those?

Sort of agree with this comment.

I think I'll save my excitement. We're talking about black actors
playing a drug-involved young adult, a butler, a slave, and one of the
few black leaders to become a household name. Not to mention these are
all biopics, meaning the roles HAD to be played by black actors, as
opposed to the many meaty fictional characters that rarely go to
minority actors/actresses. I'd rather have a Hollywood that made
blockbusters centered on a black hot-shot lawyer, a Latino superhero, an
Asian rock star, etc (male or female). Enough with baby steps - I want a
Hollywood that reflects what real life is and can be.



I agree 100%



Posted By: Ladybird0724
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 8:49am
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

It gives me goosebumps how incredible all these Black actors are!

Great Black actors bring a soulfulness, grit and realness that others don't.

I don't care about the Oscars, the Oscars will never be reflective of our great talent. I'll just be glad if the public understands what they're witnessing


yeah, so true.

mama is still bitter denzel didn't get an oscar for Malcolm X LOL

i look forward to seeing some of these movies.

omg if Jordan gets a nomination...that would be amazing.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Aug 05 2013 at 4:22pm
rt do you have a torrent link for big words


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Aug 08 2013 at 8:48pm
I had no Idea...

Quote

I just looked up a list of “The 10 Highest-Grossing Black Films of All Time” and found a web page on them.

In the history of American cinema, the great Black films tell a story that challenges perceptions of race and class, unearthing truths America finds it extraordinarily difficult to accept.

This is not a list of those films.

The most successful Black films of all time tell a very different story. In spite of predominantly Black casts, these films found success with largely non-black audiences worldwide.

10. Are We There Yet (2005) – $97,918,663
Though Ice Cube’s wholly forgettable family comedy “Are We There Yet?” was savaged by critics upon its release, it made a hell of a lot of money at the box office. It even sparked a television series on TBS.

9. Little Man (2006) – $101,636,047
Arguably the lowest point in the entire Wayans family film catalog (yes, lower that White Chicks), “Little Man” was a big success at the box office. It also received a whopping seven Razzie nominations, winning a respectable three (Worst Actor, Worst Screen Couple, and Worst Remake/Rip-Off). Congrats, guys!

8. Ray (2004) – $125,305,995
“Ray” conveyed the heart-wrenching journey of Soul legend Ray Charles with originality and style. And Jamie Foxx was a revelation, snagging an Academy Award for Best Actor, and even a Grammy for his hit single with Kanye West (2005′s “Gold Digger”).

7. Boomerang (1992) – $131,052,444
Released in 1992, “Boomerang” stars Eddie Murphy as a womanizing ad executive who gets a taste of his own medicine when his new female boss turns out to be EXACTLY like him. Great laughs, great performances, and an amazing soundtrack. Can’t ask for more than that…

6. Big Momma’s House 2 (2006) – $137,047,376
“Big Momma’s House 2″ is probably one of the worst films ever made. But as with so many other “black” films, it fared phenomenally at the box office. BMH 2 is so bad that its ranked 80th on a Rotten Tomatoes list of the 100 worst reviewed films of the first decade of the 21st century.

5. Bad Boys (1995) – $141,247,413
“Bad Boys” is a pretty solid action film. But it loses points for being Michael Bay’s first film; thereby being responsible for some of the most mindless, brainless, loudest, noisiest, most chauvinistic film moments ever. Thanks, Will….

4. Dreamgirls (2006) – $154,965,956
Featuring an all-star cast, fantastic costume design and art direction, and a knockout soundtrack, the 2006 film adaption of “Dreamgirls” was a box office juggernaut and a critical smash. Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy’s performances are particularly stunning, with Hudson’s now-legendary rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” blowing up the airwaves and securing her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

3. Big Momma’s House (2000) – $173,559,438
Released at the very beginning of the busy 2000 summer movie season, “Big Momma’s House” was a surprise hit, opening at number two, and nearly toppling the much hyped “Mission Impossible: II” for the top spot.

In other words, blame this for Madea…

2. Bad Boys II (2003) – $272,940,870
“Bad Boys II” grossed nearly twice as much as it predecessor. It’s also twice as loud and twice as ridiculous. Roger Ebert named it “the worst film of 2003″ upon its release (beating out Jennifer Lopez’ legendary flop “Gigli”), and I doubt that anyone who’s seen it even remembers the plot.

Did I mention they’re making a Bad Boys III?

1. Coming To America (1988) – $288,800,000
Fortunately, we end this list on a good note.

“Coming To America” is a comedy classic; beloved ( and quoted verbatim) all over the world. Eddie Murphy stars as an African prince who comes to New York in search of his bride. It’s absurd, culturally insensitive, and absolutely hilarious.

Much like the majority of this list.




Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Aug 08 2013 at 8:54pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

I bet I can guess which ones will have Oscar nominations. 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Aug 08 2013 at 9:06pm
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

Marvel Planning 'Black Panther' and 'Doctor Strange' Films

July 12, 2013 | Shay Mathews
http://www.stack.com/2013/07/12/black-panther-doctor-strange/" rel="nofollow -

Black Panther

Rumors that Marvel is working on Black Panther and Doctor Strange movies gained momentum recently thanks to Stan Lee. Lee recently confirmed that he's no longer directly involved in the company's inner workings, but it's reasonable to think that he's still privy to at least some of the projects in development. During an interview at the Wizard World Comic Con in New York City, he opened up about a few of them.

"So [Marvel is] working on Ant-Man, working on Doctor Strange; they're working on Guardians of the Galaxy; they're working on God knows what. Did I say the Black Panther also? They're the ones I know about, and they're working on others that I don't know about," said Lee.

Disney and Marvel have announced release dates for movies well into 2017, but at least three of the dates lack actual titles attached to them. Could Black Panther and Doctor Strange join Ant-Man and Avengers 3 in Marvel's Phase Three?

Black Panther, the first mainstream black superhero, is long overdue for a film. In the 90's, Wesley Snipes was actively involved in attempts to launch the movie; Djimon Hounsou voiced T'Challa in 2010; and earlier this year it was rumored that Morris Chestnut was being considered for the role. Even Vin Diesel's recent meeting at Marvel has raised eyebrows.

Marvel head Kevin Feige is a huge fan of Doctor Strange, so that film is almost a certainty. During an interview with MTV News earlier this year, Feige said, "He's a great, original character, and he checks the box off this criteria that I have: he's totally different from anything else we have, just like http://www.stack.com/2013/04/23/guardians-of-the-galaxy/" rel="nofollow - Guardians of the Galaxy ."

http://www.stack.com/2013/07/12/black-panther-doctor-strange/" rel="nofollow -
I love Vin but he is not Black panther material. Just no. Morris Chestnut tho...Heart

5 star thread!


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Aug 08 2013 at 9:40pm
Im interested in seeing the inevitable defeat of mister and pete...reminds me of 'there are no children here'.  

was anyone able to go to the american black film festival in Miami earlier this summer?


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Aug 16 2013 at 3:04pm

Watch: Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Trinidad James in Childish Gambino's Short Film

Also starring Topanga from "Boy Meets World"

By http://pitchfork.com/staff/jenn-pelly/" rel="nofollow -
Jenn Pelly
on August 16, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

Watch: Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Trinidad James in Childish Gambinos Short Film

"Community" star Donald Glover, aka  http://pitchfork.com/artists/30074-childish-gambino/" rel="nofollow - Childish Gambino  has released a 24-minute short film called "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons". It features  http://pitchfork.com/artists/5058-flying-lotus/" rel="nofollow - Flying Lotus , http://pitchfork.com/artists/31057-chance-the-rapper/" rel="nofollow - Chance the Rapper ,  http://pitchfork.com/artists/30822-trinidad-james/" rel="nofollow - Trinidad James , PICS actress Abella Anderson, and the actress Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga from "Boy Meets World"!). Watch it below, via http://thelineofbestfit.com/news/latest-news/childish-gambino-shares-short-film-clapping-for-the-wrong-reasons-134959" rel="nofollow - Line of Best Fit .

"Clapping" was written by Glover and directed by Hiro Murai, who has directed videos for http://pitchfork.com/news/48822-watch-the-video-for-earl-sweatshirts-chum/" rel="nofollow - Earl Sweatshirt and http://pitchfork.com/features/directors-cut/8779-st-vincent-cheerleader/" rel="nofollow - St. Vincent , among others. After the film, watch a segment of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under" with Flying Lotus and Thundercat.






Posted By: Eden.
Date Posted: Aug 16 2013 at 3:22pm
flylo is in what omg


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Sep 05 2013 at 12:28pm
Laughing to the Bank

Release Date: September 6, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0393655/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" rel="nofollow - Writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4112934/?ref_=tt_ov_wr" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Sep 05 2013 at 2:31pm
Jennifer Hudson is giving me life in the Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete and Black Nativity.  There seems to be a great year for Black Films.  We need our own Movie Awards.


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Sep 05 2013 at 3:20pm
5star thread!Heart
 
i love black movies!  even the low budget blackbusters and african movies!  love them!


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Sep 05 2013 at 5:28pm
Awesome thread!


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Oct 14 2013 at 4:09am

Martin Luther King biopic marches on with Jamie Foxx and Oliver Stone

Long-gestating film about civil rights leader aiming to hire Django Unchained actor and World Trade Center director

Dr Martin Luther King  Dr. Martin Luther King
Moving forward ... Martin Luther King

The long-planned biopic of civil rights activist http://www.theguardian.com/world/martin-luther-king" rel="nofollow - Martin Luther King appears to be on track, after reports emerged that producing studios Dreamworks and http://www.theguardian.com/film/warner-bros" rel="nofollow - Warner Bros are aiming to attach actor Jamie Foxx and director http://www.theguardian.com/film/oliver-stone" rel="nofollow - Oliver Stone to the project.

With last year's Lincoln having re-established the credibility of large-scale historical biography, the director of that film, http://www.theguardian.com/film/stevenspielberg" rel="nofollow - Steven Spielberg , is part of the production team on this. Foxx, who recently played an Obama-style president in http://www.theguardian.com/film/movie/154513/white-house-down" rel="nofollow - White House Down , would now appear to have acquired sufficient gravitas for the role, while Stone has a record of making politically-oriented http://www.theguardian.com/film/biopics" rel="nofollow - biopics , notably http://www.theguardian.com/film/movie/77907/jfk" rel="nofollow - JFK and http://www.theguardian.com/film/movie/126059/w" rel="nofollow - W .

The 50th anniversary of King's celebrated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_on_Washington_for_Jobs_and_Freedom" rel="nofollow - March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom , in August 1963, appears to have given King-related projects fresh impetus. Aside from the Dreamworks/Warner Bros film, other planned films include http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_to_Montgomery_marches" rel="nofollow - Selma , focussing on another key protest led by King, and Memphis, a Paul Greengrass-scripted film about King's final days.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/oct/11/martin-luther-king-biopic-jamie-foxx-oliver-stone" rel="nofollow - http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/oct/11/martin-luther-king-biopic-jamie-foxx-oliver-stone



Posted By: Addicted19034
Date Posted: Oct 14 2013 at 5:45am
I saw a lot of these Previews in front of ba ge Claim


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 14 2013 at 6:07am
I'm tired of MLK.


Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Oct 14 2013 at 8:49am
Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

5star thread!Heart
 
i love black movies!  even the low budget blackbusters and african movies!  love them!


+1.  

And I don't care what they say Bad Boys I & II are at the top of my faves list.   Still got many quotable from those two that I use/think all the time.   Can't wait for #3Clap

A few of these movies look incredible!  Some look funny as hell.   Some look like I will be entertained.  Love it!

Thanks RT!


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 1:22am
The Scandal effect? Ijs



Posted By: 510QUEEN
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 11:52am
I JUST SEEN BA GE CLAIM.............UMMMMMMMMM YEAH


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 2:10am
John Singleton to direct Tupac Shakur biopic
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The biopic of slain rapper Tupac Shakur finally has a director. John Singleton has signed on to rewrite, direct and produce the long-gestating film, http://variety.com/2014/film/news/john-singleton-tupac-shakur-1201034496/" rel="nofollow - according to Variety .

Singleton was previously linked to the project years ago, but the deal fell through, adding to one of several hurdles that stalled the project.

Last year, as fans were mourning the anniversary of Shakur’s death at age 25 due to complications after a 1996 drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-delayed-tupac-shakur-biopic-gains-steam-20130919,0,998213.story" rel="nofollow - news broke that the often-delayed project had gained new steam.

Morgan Creek Productions announced it had teamed with Emmett Furla Oasis Films to co-finance and co-produce the film. At the time producers were working with a script, and expecting a new draft before production was supposed to begin this month.

Singleton will soon begin reworking the script, with hopes of beginning production in June, according to the Variety report.

In 2011, Morgan Creek was developing the project, once known as “Tupac,” with Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) attached to direct, and launched an unsuccessful online casting call to find a lead to fill the shoes of the polarizing, often-embattled rapper.

The film is expected to chronicle Shakur’s prolific rise as a rapper and actor, his infamous legal troubles, his time at Death Row Records and, of course, his killing, which came at the height of the bitter East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry. 

His slaying, like that of peer Christopher Wallace (a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.), remains unsolved -- although theories about who gunned down the two are among hip-hop’s eeriest mythology.

A legal battle between Morgan Creek and Shakur’s mother, Afeni, over creative control also added to the project's hold-ups -- both parties eventually settled and Afeni will serve as an executive producer on the film.

James G. Robinson and David Robinson, along with Program Pictures’ L.T. Hutton, will also produce.

Singleton coming aboard is a major coup for the project.

The director has masterfully explored the complexities of life in urban America with unflinching social commentary in poignant films such as “Boyz N the Hood” (which earned him two Academy Award nods), “Higher Learning” and “Baby Boy.”

More important, he had a close tie with Shakur, having directed the late rapper in 1993’s “Poetic Justice” alongside Janet Jackson.

“Tupac was the guy who I planned to do a lifetime of films with,” Singleton said. “His passing deeply affected my life as well as countless people in this world. His life story is as important to my generation.”

Shakur’s extensive music catalog will be featured in the film.


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-john-singleton-to-direct-tupac-shakur-biopic-20140212,0,2447802.story#ixzz2tBgcGw3k" rel="nofollow - http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-john-singleton-to-direct-tupac-shakur-biopic-20140212,0,2447802.story#ixzz2tBgcGw3k





Posted By: Marcelo22
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 3:20am
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

The Scandal effect? Ijs


I've seen this already when it was called "The Feast Of All Saints"



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 4:10am
Those 2 movies are totally not the same thing Confused


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 4:45pm

Sanaa Lathan Will Make A Trip To Mars In 'Ad Inexplorata' From 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Produce

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Sanaa Lathan will star opposite Mark Strong in an indie sci-fi movie titled Ad Inexplorata, to be written and directed by Mark Elijah Rosenberg, and produced by Beasts of the Southern Wild producers Josh Penn and Matt Parker.

In the film, Strong will play a NASA pilot who's on a one-way mission to Mars, while Lathan will play the Captain of one of four ships making the same trip.

The project, which was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, is Strong's feature directorial debut. The filmmaker, who also happens to be founder of Rooftop Films, won the 2014 Sundance Institute/NHK Award - an honor that supports filmmakers considered visionary, on their next films.

It's worth noting that Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) previously won the award.

Sanaa Lathan most recently co-starred in Malcolm D. Lee's The Best Man Holiday.

She's no stranger to sci-fi, after having starred in 2004's AVP: Alien vs. Predator.

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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 5:00pm
can't wait for the 2Pac movie...who will play the lead???  I think it needs to be an unknown.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 6:01pm

Sundance Film: ‘Dear White People’ (Video)

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“There isn’t a right way to be black”

 

Have you seen a sneak preview of Justin Simien’s film ‘ http://www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com/" rel="nofollow -  

Synopsis:

 

Remember when Black movies didn’t necessarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…

 


Well believe it or not there was a time when “Black Art-House” was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In The Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn’t before. 

 

The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back…

 

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.

 

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“Culture is ubiquitous. From the time a person is born, television, movies, cliques in school and Abercrombie and Fitch ads subtlety suggest to them on a subconscious level who they should and should not be due to their race, gender, looks and sexual orientation (just to name a few). Identity is a powerful concept. It can open up potential and it can severely limit it.”  -Writer/Director/Producer Justin Simien

 



Posted By: trudawg
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 7:53pm
Great thread, glad I came across it. I've seen most of the films posted, but excited to check out the rest!


Posted By: trudawg
Date Posted: Feb 14 2014 at 9:39am
I started watching that JaRule joint and cut it off 15 min into it. I knew as soon as I seen alan Baldwin it was downhill from there. Confused


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 28 2014 at 1:13am

"Know How" - Official Trailer


"Know How," the first-ever, feature film written and acted by youth in foster care. Their lives. Their stories. Their voices. Directed by Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza. It stars Joshua Elijah Adams, Deshawn Brown, Niquana Clark, Michael Kareem Dew, Gabrielle Garcia, Ainsley Henry, Gilbert Howard, Lee Jimenez, Claribelle Pagan, and Ebonee Simpson.



A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth’s worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there’s Austin who’s living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.




Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Mar 14 2014 at 6:02pm

Lupita Nyong'o Meets With J.J. Abrams for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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The "12 Years a Slave" breakout star won the best supporting actress Oscar earlier in March.

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Add Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o to those meeting for the  part of the female lead in Star Wars: Episode VII.


Sources say that Nyong-o met with J.J. Abrams only a few weeks ago, just before the Academy Awards where she took home the statuette for best supporting actress for her work in 12 Years a Slave.

Nyong’o’s next moves post-12 Years are generating much tongue-wagging as she takes the steps to firm up a film career that has basically started off with a bang.

Nyong’o was born in Mexico, raised in Kenya, and graduated from Yale University School of Drama. She had a role in the MTV series Shuga but her feature debut was in 12 Years.

Her stardom has closely been building throughout the awards season and in the last few weeks she found herself in the mix for the high-profile role of Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.’s Pan. She is also in the running for a role in  The Whole Truth, a courtroom drama starring Daniel Craig.

Now Nyong'o’s name has surfaced in connection to Star Wars. Because of the secrecy, it is unclear which role it could be. One possibility is that of a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which has been described as a non-Caucasian role. That is separate from the search for two roles, female and male, for characters in their twenties.

It is known that Abrams is still meeting with actors with several for his leads, which remain uncast. Several sources say that Jesse Plemons is one of the actors to beat for one of the roles and that British actors Ed Speleers and John Boyega are also in the mix.

Adam Driver is in final negotiations to play a undisclosed villain character in the movie.



Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Mar 14 2014 at 6:03pm
Would be really cool if she got cast in Star Wars. Think I'd actually prefer her to be a Sith but prolly in the minority there.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 25 2014 at 8:47pm

I know this isn't technically a Black movie but i'll post it anyways

Looks like it's going to be good




Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Apr 15 2014 at 7:34pm
Not a fan of the storyline
but both the writer and director are Black women so yay for that


BELLE Featurette: The Cast




Go behind the scenes of BELLE with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode, Tom Wilkinson and the rest of the cast in our brand new featurette!

BELLE will be released in select theaters on May 2, 2014. In the meantime, visit http://foxsearchlight.com/belle" rel="nofollow - http://foxsearchlight.com/belle for more information!





Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: May 17 2014 at 1:11am
Anybody going to go see Belle?

I'm wavering...


Posted By: K_Camille
Date Posted: May 17 2014 at 9:34am
It looks good (Belle).


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: May 19 2014 at 9:22pm
I just saw Belle

It was excellent, I'm very impressed
I think everyone (especially Black women) should see it


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 8:58pm
James brown movie

http://youtu.be/guOS6ev6hQ0" rel="nofollow - Get on up



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jun 26 2014 at 1:32am
Does this count?


First look at Gugu Mbatha-Raw in 'Beyond the Lights'



It was 2007 and Alicia Keys was singing “Diary” at the Hollywood Bowl when inspiration struck writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball) for her new movie Beyond the Lights, the tale of a perfectly packaged pop star, played by Belle‘s Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who’s been groomed for stardom from a young age by her overbearing, opportunistic mother (Minnie Driver).


The movie spent years in development while Prince-Bythewood, who helmed 2008′s Secret Life of Bees, argued with Sony Pictures over her lead actress. “The studios wanted a big star, and I wanted the right person for the role,” says Prince-Bythewood, who hired her own casting agent to find Mbatha-Raw. “There is an innate vulnerability in Gugu. And you can sense her star power. That’s what we needed to believe–that she could be Rihanna or Beyonce.”

Once Sony put the project into turnaround, Prince-Bythewood produced her own eight-minute presentation of Mbatha-Raw as her lead and found her financiers in BET and Relativity Media.

“It was so nice to sit in a room and not hear that the lead is a black woman and she’s not going to sell,” she adds. “Rather they said, ‘We think she’s a star, who do you want for your male lead?’”

Prince-Bythewood chose Nate Parker (Non-Stop, Red Tails) for that role, and the cast and crew convened in Los Angeles and London last September to shoot.

For Mbatha-Raw, currently earning raves in the period piece Belle, it was a chance to explore the darker side of a glamorous industry. “When you are groomed into these shiny music-industry acts from a young age, there are a lot of identity issues,” she says. “It’s about the psychological expectations of fame.”


http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/06/25/gugu-mbatha-raw-beyond-the-lights/" rel="nofollow - source



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Aug 03 2014 at 12:56pm

Falcon Rising





Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Aug 03 2014 at 4:14pm
KNOW HOW- that looks heart wrenching Ill watch! maybe it will be one of the movies that will help change the world!


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Aug 03 2014 at 4:32pm
I took it as... It's nice that they're giving movies with Black female leads a chance before shooting it down and saying it's not going to sell

Originally posted by Fraiche2Death Fraiche2Death wrote:

Ummmm.....ConfusedLOL 

Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:



Once Sony put the project into turnaround, Prince-Bythewood produced her own eight-minute presentation of Mbatha-Raw as her lead and found her financiers in BET and Relativity Media.

“It was so nice to sit in a room and not hear that the lead is a black woman and she’s not going to sell,” she adds. “Rather they said, ‘We think she’s a star, who do you want for your male lead?’”




Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Aug 03 2014 at 9:52pm
I saw "Get On Up." It was aight. Kinda bounced around a lot. It lacked continuity, but Chadwick was great!


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Aug 04 2014 at 12:34am
Yea, I just saw it and it felt disjointed


However, I was pleasantly surprised by Mr Chadwick. He was very impressive


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 12:36am

Stripper Film "Chocolate City" Has A Cast Change

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*Romeo Miller is out, and Robert Ri’chard is in! Ri’chard is replacing Miller in the upcoming exotic dancer flick, “Chocolate City.”

Allegedly, Miller was kicked to the curb since he couldn’t quite get the required dance moves down. Basically, he doesn’t have that male stripper edge.

But Ri’chard — as his replacement — has the right stuff to play the male lead in what is already considered the black version of the popular film, “Magic Mike,” reports AlwaysAList.

Ri’chard previously starred on Nickelodeon show “Cousin Skeeter” and then, became hot stuff on “One on One” and “Meet the Browns.”

Now he’ll star as a young college student named Devin who is sucked into the world of exotic dancing in order to pay bills.



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But Ri’chard isn’t the only hot stuff that will be featured in the film. Tyson Beckford, Ginuwine and Darrin Dewitt Henson will put down the moves as well.

Other cast members include Michael Jai White, Vivica A. Fox, DeRay Davis, Carmen Electra and Imani Hakim.

The film is being shot independently and footage has already leaked online. Nu-Lite Entertainment is producing the film that is expected to be released sometime in 2015 with eOne Entertainment’s non-theatrical division.

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Posted By: Eden.
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 1:57am
did anyone see pumzi?


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 5:37am
I'm definitely gonna watch chocolate city in the theater (matinee lol)

I wish they kept romeos ol fine ass but this cast will do


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 5:45am
interesting...
different.

the idea of a male stripper is ew to me but id go see it/support.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 5:48am
his acting is probably waaaaay better than romeos



Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 6:46am
very short... but from this lil bit it doesnt look like he can dance

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Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 12:15pm
He looks stiff

Glad he left the movie... I just can not view him in that way. He's always reminded me of my lil brother... ew

Plus, he is one snowflake-loving young black man


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Sep 16 2014 at 12:20pm
that he is.....
i was disappointed.

even cymphonique (who i think got some work done on her chin) her bff are two white girls.. no blks in sight.
oh and she doesnt look black anymore really..

did u see my comment about his son vino in the antm thread?



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