Aramide Tinubu

Nefertite Nguvu talks AT&T Hello Lab and ‘The Last Two Lovers At The End of The World’ (EXCLUSIVE trailer)

Aramide Tinubu - December 1, 2017

We all have stories to tell — anecdotes about our experiences, what we hope for in the future, and the words that have moved us throughout our lives. However, the structure of the entertainment industry makes it so that only certain voices are given platforms, but things are changing. In recent years, mentorship programs like AT&T’s Hello Lab have helped minorities and women push through the …

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Denzel Washington’s magnetism keeps ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ afloat (Review)

Aramide Tinubu - November 24, 2017

There are actors, and then there are chameleons. Never before in our contemporary times has there been a pillar of the entertainment industry like Denzel Washington. On the heels of the 25th anniversary of his astounding performance in Malcolm X, Washington has transformed himself into Roman J. Israel, Esq. Like the many many roles that have come before this one, Washington wraps himself in his character …

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Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is bold, brilliant & black as hell (Review)

Aramide Tinubu - November 22, 2017

From the moment the Prince/ Notorious B.I.G. opening track rings out from the television screen, Spike Lee’s electric new Netflix joint She’s Gotta Have It springs to life. After much critique about his “woman problem” in some of his past work — Lee has gotten with the program. Tracy Camilla Johns’ 1986 Nola Darling, which was set against a crisp black and white Brooklyn background will always …

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Carmen Ejogo on ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq,’ working with Denzel Washington & playing badass women (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - November 22, 2017
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For a long while, especially in the entertainment industry, there was this archaic notion that women could not be complicated and messy, that we could not have angles and layers and been seen in various lights. Thankfully, in the recent years, various stories and characters are shifting the tide. For Carmen Ejogo — ho has been dazzling recently in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, …

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Spotlight On: Sundance Institute Directors & Screenwriters Labs 2017 fellows (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - November 21, 2017
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Everybody has a story to tell, but not everyone has the tools needed to get their story out to a mass audience. Sundance Institute Directors & Screenwriters Lab provides a bridge from screenwriters and directors to the public, shining a spotlight on voices that aren’t often given the amplification that they deserve. Earlier this year, the Sundance Institute announced thirteen new independent feature projects from …

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Ashley & Andy Williams talk their new ‘Flip or Flop’ series, giving back & being a voice for veterans (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - November 1, 2017
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HGTV is switching things up. The network has gone through some significant changes in the recent months. After a fifth and final season, audiences will say goodbye to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ fan favorite Fixer Upper. Another beloved series Flip or Flop is expanding across the country and will introduce several new spin-offs including the much-anticipated, Flip or Flop Ft. Worth. Starring military veterans Ashley and Andy Williams, this married …

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Dee Rees on bringing ‘Mudbound’ to life & confronting America’s gruesome history (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - October 31, 2017
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There are films, and then there are masterpieces. Dee Rees’ Mudbound is a masterpiece. It’s difficult to translate words onto film — giving the characters and storylines vibrancy and richness especially when another person birthed those words. And yet, Rees was able to electrify Hillary Jordan’s debut novel into a sweeping cinematic epic. At a time when the country is suffocating under the vilest remnants of our …

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Brutally honest and witty, ‘A Whole New Irving’ gives young Black men room to express themselves

Aramide Tinubu - October 27, 2017
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Millennials have a bad rap. We’ve been called lazy, entitled and so forth – but in reality, I think most of us are exhausted. We’re trying to wade our way through life using rules that rusted over a generation ago, and when we get stuck – which many of us do especially coming right out of college — things seem hopeless. We get angry, and …

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Bianca Lawson talks embodying Darla ahead of reunion with parents on ‘Queen Sugar’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - October 25, 2017

Bianca Lawson radiates on screen. Becoming Darla on the stunning OWN series Queen Sugar has been an exceptional gift for the actress. A veteran in the television and film industry, Lawson has been delivering stellar performances in everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the ever-popular Pretty Little Liars. On Queen Sugar – where she plays a young recovering addict, Darla who is trying to rebuild a life with her son Blue …

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Robinne Lee talks Syfy’s ‘Superstition,’ her debut novel ‘The Idea of You’ & being a Black woman in Hollywood (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - October 20, 2017

Robinne Lee won’t wait for someone to hand her an opportunity. Instead, she’s created a space for herself. The veteran actress, writer, and producer is demanding to be heard. It’s early morning in Los Angeles, and Lee is dropping her children off at school as she talks to me. A jack-of-all-trades, she is obviously is a master multitasker. Her latest film, ‘Til Death Do Us Part just …

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