From ‘Menace II Society’ to ‘Poetic Justice’: Was 1993 the Golden Age of Black Movies?

By Adam Howard theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Whether you love him or hate him, it seems as though Tyler Perry is the only game in town these days when to comes to movies targeted specifically at black audiences. His melodrama “Temptation” is set to hit theaters in just a couple weeks and will surely […]

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Idris Elba: Upcoming Mandela Biopic is ‘Hands Down the Best’

By Lilly Workneh, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) While Nelson Mandela’s recent hospitalization has been garnering headlines, actor Idris Elba plans on making news of his own as he announced that he will be portraying the South African leader in an upcoming biopic. According to The Guardian, Elba believes the film to be the finest interpretation of […]

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Angela Bassett Talks New Film ‘Olympus Has Fallen’; Chris Brown and Rihanna

By Courtney Garcia, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Few film roles exceed Angela Bassett’s qualifications, even those intended for a man. The Oscar-nominated actress returns to the screen this month in “Olympus Has Fallen” portraying the director of the Secret Service, a position never occupied by a female and a character initially written for a […]

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