Oscars So Diverse

An Asian, a Hispanic and two African-Americans all won Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards last night, which discarded old traditions for new ones. Gone was the Academy president’s customary speech with longer monologues padding out the biggest night in show business. Host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in addressing …


Social media provides added layer to ‘Death Wish’ remake

A pointless reboot, which sees Bruce Willis reviving a role, made famous by Charles Bronson in the 1974 original, the film follows a citizen who turns vigilante after thugs kill his wife. Arguably, one of Bronson’s best films, the story was first told in Brian Garfield’s 1972 novel of the …

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Pre-Oscar Gala Celebrates Female Directors in Television and Film

As a prelude to the Academy Awards on Sunday, Uptown Magazine held a pre-Oscar gala celebrating “Women Directors in Television and Film.” Dee Rees, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stella Meghie and Chandra Wilson were recognized for Their Outstanding Achievements in TV and Film. Jurnee Smollette-Bell, DeWanda Wise, Denise Boutte, Tika Sumpter and …

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‘This is a story about belonging,’ says director Ava DuVernay

The movie has one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time and at the Hollywood premiere of “A Wrinkle In Time” the entire cast were in attendance. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Rowan Blanchard were joined …


Trendy’s Oscar Favorites

It’s just a few days till the annual Academy Awards and there’s plenty to look forward to for Sunday’s lineup: speeches, surprise winners, golden statuettes and glittering gowns. With less than a week to go till the film industry’s biggest night, Trendy Africa has delved into its fashion archives to …


Trendy At The Truth Awards

Better Brothers Los Angeles recently presented its 4th Annual Truth Awards at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. The black-tie affair honored African-Americans whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ community. Award-winning actor Rockmond Dunbar received the Ally Award and former …

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It’s a Wrap at PAFF

The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) wrapped Monday after 12 days of showcasing an impressive slate of 173 films.  The annual festival, which is now in its 26th year featured 75+ fine artists and 170+ new films from over 40 countries within five continents and in …


Talking ‘Game Night’ with Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris

She launched her acting career playing one of the leads in the feature film “Prom” and he’s best known for playing Winston on the popular Fox series “New Girl.” In the upcoming comedy “Game Night,” Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris play childhood sweethearts  whose wedded bliss turns suddenly toxic  after …