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Ava DuVernay Re-Teams with Netflix for Central Park Five Limited Series

After scoring an Oscar nomination for her documentary feature 13TH, Ava DuVernay (with Participant Media, Harpo Films and Tribeca Productions) will re-team with Netflix for a five-part series on the Central Park Five set to debut in 2019. DuVernay will write and direct all episodes of the narrative drama, which focuses on the 1989 case in which five black teenagers ...

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Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! Part 3 (Billions, Queen Sugar)

Welcome to part 3 of the series Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! This time I focus on two dramas, one in its second season and one its first. First up is Showtime’s Billions. While Homeland and Ray Donovan have been the network’s main Emmy gets in recent years, this is the time for Billions to be considered. Its second season ...

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Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Queen Sugar and black-ish Big Winners at 2017 NAACP Image Awards

Hidden Figures, Fences, Moonlight Take Motion Picture Awards Television Awards Go To black-ish, Empire, This Is Us, Survivor’s Remorse, Power The 48th NAACP Image Awards held their two-part awards ceremony last night and tonight celebrating the best in film, television, literature and music that represent the diverse culture of the black American experience and community. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won ...

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First trailer for Ava DuVernay’s prison doc ’13th’ is a story “150 years in the making”

  The first trailer for 13th, from Ava DuVernay (Selma), is a searing indictment on the enslavement of the black community in the United States via the 13th amendment and the political and financial explosion of the for-profit US prison system. The documentary, the first from DuVernay, features archival footage and testimonies from activists, politicians, and historians, including Michelle Alexander, ...

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REVIEW: ‘Creed’ (★★★★)

  In a year that has been filled with remakes, sequels and reboots it’s hard to imagine that what seems like another attempt to reboot the Rocky franchise (most recently was 2006’s Rocky Balboa) wouldn’t have a need to even exist. But make no mistake, this isn’t a seventh Rocky film, it’s the first Creed and it stands on its own. Not ...

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