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British actress Cynthia Erivo tapped to play Harriet Tubman

Focus Features have tapped Afro-British actress Cynthia Erivo to play Harriet Tubman in the upcoming movie about the abolitionist’s life. Erivo, whose parents hail from Nigeria will play the icon in “Harriet,” a film which follows the iconic freedom fighter on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free …

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Catching up with ‘Support the Girls’ star Regina Hall

She’s had roles in several memorable movies that include “The Best Man Holiday,”  “Girl’s Trip,” “Naked,” “When the Bough Break,” and “Barbershop 3,” and is one of Hollywood’s most sought after comedic actresses. With upcoming films that include George Tillman Jr.’s  “The Hate U Give” alongside Common and Anthony Mackie, …

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Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ tackles a timeless subject matter

The idea of a black man joining the notoriously racist Ku Klux Klan certainly sounds farcical and mildly comical, but that’s exactly what happens in the movie “BlacKkKlansman.” Directed by Spike Lee, the film is based on the book by Ron Stallworth, a black detective with the Colorado Springs Police …

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Talking 211: “Hostage situations create a lot of danger,” says Cory Hardrict

Heist flicks have thrilled audiences for over half a century for there’s nothing more engaging than seeing cops and crooks battling on the big screen. Just ask Cory Hardrict who stars in “211,” the latest adrenaline drama to hit theaters. “You have two sides fighting each other and with civilians …

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‘Life of the Party’ lacks laughs despite its comedic cast

Stifled dreams, adultery, sexual escapades, weed laced cookies, cougars and sorority parties —“Life of the Party,” the new comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, has it all. Another vehicle directed by her husband Ben Falcone (“The Boss” and “Tammy”) under through their production company, On the Day Productions, the film follows McCarthy …

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David Oyelowo plays Harold Soyinka in ‘Gringo’

He plays a Harold Soyinka, a mild-mannered Nigerian-American businessman who finds himself in over his head after traveling to Mexico and becoming entangled with some shady colleagues, international mercenaries, drug lords and the DEA. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous …

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‘Den of Thieves’ is a complex crime caper

“Den of Thieves” is pure dynamite. A gripping crime caper where the line between cops and criminals are so brilliantly blurred, the film focuses on a group of bank robbers, who plot to pull off the ultimate heist, and the tenacious determination of the Sheriff’s department to bring them to …

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At Actress Belinda Effah’s mother’s surprise 60th birthday reception

When sisters, Belinda Effah, Fiona, Daisy Obi, and  Cynthia Ekanem decided to treat their mum to a Makeover and dinner on her 60th birthday she had no idea it would include a room full of over 20 of her friends, family and well wishers! The sexagenarian who was looking at least twenty years younger was …

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