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Newcomers bring NWA to life in `Straight Outta Compton’

To turn three unknown actors into Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, they’d have to become friends for real.

Co-creator says ‘Empire’ spin-off coming ‘without question’

Lee Daniels says there will be a spin-off of his smash hit “Empire.’’

Meet the Plastic Surgeons: Three Atlanta-Area Doctors Check In for a New Lifetime Series

Atlanta has reality show fatigue. Shows like The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and Married to Medicine, just to name a few, haven’t exactly painted the city in the best light for many. So given that ...

Black Women Film Summit has successful opening

The inaugural Black Women Film Summit closed on Saturday at TIME Restaurant & Lounge in Atlanta with an awards presentation and celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Mahogany.

‘The Wedding Ringer’ A Review

In a now infamously leaked email, Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper called comedian Kevin Hart a “whore” because he wanted him to use his huge social media following to promote Think Like A Man Too, and Hart wouldn’t do it ...

Lee Daniels seeking to expose homophobia

The creator of Fox’s prime-time soap “Empire’’ said he wants to “blow the lid off homophobia’’ in the African-American community with a depiction of the show’s lead character’s hostile relationship with his gay son.

‘Selma’ is More than a Movie

The movie Selma, which debuted on Christmas Day, is an eerily timely film detailing a history not taught in American schools on a regular basis. There’s the obvious truth we already knew: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is in another ...

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ wins 3 SEFCA Awards, including Best Film

The holiday season is always a good time to “try” and catch up on some of the best movies of the year. It is also the start of awards season where critic associations and people in the industry review movies ...

It’s A New Beat for Drumline

It was 12 years ago when the first “Drumline” starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana filmed in Atlanta. It went on to become a commercial success grossing $56 million. It was also the second studio film to shoot on the ...

Bronze Lens Celebrates Five Incredible Years

In five short years the Bronze Lens Film Festival of Atlanta has established itself as one of the premier film festivals for independent filmmakers of color. As an eyewitness to this festival from the beginning, each year it gets bigger ...

Thursday is ‘Shonday’ on TV

Let's just go ahead and make it official. “Thursday'' should be renamed “Shonday.'' At least it should on ABC, which has handed its entire Thursday prime-time schedule to drama doyenne Shonda Rhimes.

Ford Sponsors Second Season of ‘Finding Your Roots’

As fall arrives and your favorite shows return to the small screen, there’s only one television show to watch to learn more about the heritage and ancestries of 30 of today’s leading entertainers, athletes, chefs and media personalities, including Hip ...

These 5 fall broadcast TV frosh fail to impress

While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

Pan African Film Festival returns for 16th Year

For nearly two decades the Los Angeles-based Pan African Film Festival has premiered independent feature films, documentaries and shorts by filmmakers of the African Diaspora in Atlanta. From Aug. 7-10 at the Plaza Theater on Ponce de Leon, PAFF will ...

‘Rio 2’: A Tropical Blast of 3D Sights and Sounds

Even in her trademark all-black getup, R&B sensation Janelle Monae embodied all the colorfulness of “Rio 2,” as she dazzled at the red carpet screening on Monday, April 7, at the Regal Atlantic Station.

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