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Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor on ‘Where is the Money?,’ being social media’s king & what’s next

Aramide Tinubu - October 20, 2017
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Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor is ready to conquer the entertainment industry. The Toronto native burst onto social media dominating Vine — the now discontinued micro-blogging platform as its most followed person. With a whopping 16.2 million followers on Vine as well as an immense platform across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, King Bach is arguably social media’s biggest star. Now, the 29-year-old has set his sights on the film world. …

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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series celebrates 20 years on Oct. 21 & 22

Aramide Tinubu - October 19, 2017
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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival + Lecture Series is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. Founded by African Voices publisher Carolyn A. Butts – Reel Sister’s Film Festival provides a unique platform for women of color in an industry that so often shuts them out. “ have so many dynamic women who are now producing and who are making opportunities for …

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Sam Adegoke talks ‘Dynasty,’ relatability and defining Jeff Colby for himself (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - October 18, 2017
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Thirty years after the world said goodbye, Dynasty has returned to television. The iconic ‘80s soap opera was a cultural phenomenon, and now The CW has reimagined it for the 21st century. Set in Atlanta, and following the rival Carrington and Colby families (this go-round, the Colbys are Black) the new series is giving the legendary soap some pretty insane twists. For relative newcomer, Sam Adegoke, whose …

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Regina Hall on the phenomenon that is ‘Girls Trip,’ ‘Due North’ and making Black women proud (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - October 17, 2017
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Regina Hall is just getting started. The veteran actress burst onto the scene nearly two decades ago in Malcolm D. Lee’ iconic film, The Best Man. Since then, she’s been in everything from the Scary Movie franchise to Black-ish. However, the smash success of her the $100 million marvel Girls Trip – another Lee flick, has propelled the extremely busy actress back into the spotlight. “I’ve been really blessed, and I’ve always …

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‘Girls Trip’ scribe Tracy Oliver talks writing for Black women and being committed to the grind

Aramide Tinubu - October 16, 2017
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Tracy Oliver knew that she had something special when she and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris finished the script for Girls Trip. “I’m not shocked,” she explained to me referring to the massive success of the film. “I knew what we were making. I was on set. Everyone just put together the film, including the cast — every part of it was so magical. I was like, ‘This is …

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‘Marshall’ is more of a thriller than a biopic (Review)

Aramide Tinubu - October 12, 2017
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Superheroes. It’s a word that’s thrown around lightly these days. We eagerly flock to movie theaters and our television screens to watch metahumans with extraordinary strength and abilities conquer the world. In everyday life and certainly throughout history, there have been real-life figures who’ve defeated evil and transformed the world. They have been pillars of change who’ve forced mankind to move forward — whether we …

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Reginald Hudlin & the ‘Marshall’ cast talk the Supreme Court justice’s legacy & why the past is repeating itself

Aramide Tinubu - October 10, 2017
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“You don’t have Obama without Thurgood Marshall,” Marshall director Reginald Hudlin explained to me as we discussed why he was inspired to bring the late Supreme Court Justice’s massive life to the big screen. In the midst of a turbulent fall where the world seems to be spinning out of control each day — Marshall is about to jolt us all awake again. Over the course of his lifetime, …

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‘Félicité’: Alain Gomis’ fourth feature is largely captivating (NYFF Review)

Aramide Tinubu - October 10, 2017
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Some films are fully fleshed out narratives, with plot points and climaxes that viewers can quickly point to. These movies follow a certain path – there is a particular moment or resolution that the protagonist must reach so that their story can come to its conclusion. Other films simply embody emotion. These narratives are full-length works that capture exuberance, joy or even endless bouts of …

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Cinema on the verge: Jamaica’s film industry today

Aramide Tinubu - October 5, 2017
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Film is alive in Jamaica. The lush Caribbean island is known for birthing reggae and its gorgeous mountains and beaches, but it’s also home to a burgeoning film industry with young filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors at the helm. Earlier this month, I traveled to the island to observe and be immersed in ScreenCraft’sinaugural retreat at Jakes Treasure Beach in Jamaica– but my education went well beyond the …

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