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Chiwetel Ejiofor Might Play Baron Mordo In 'Doctor Strange'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment

Chiwetel Ejiofor might be your latest Marvel villain. Details about who the "12 Years a Slave" Oscar nominee will play in Marvel's "Doctor Strange"...

Matt Damon Is Abandoned In Space Again In 'The Martian' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

Once again, Matt Damon is a lone astronaut surviving on an empty planet. In Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Damon's NASA astronaut Mark Watney is lef...

The Importance and Power of Unity With Black Lives From the African Diaspora

Nunu Kidane | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
Nunu Kidane

Names like David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor may be difficult to pronounce for the average American but their faces have become as familiar as any well-known Hollywood actor.

Live from Sundance: Monday, Jan. 26

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Craig Zobel's Z for Zachariah is a post -apocalyptic love triangle that is haunting and lovely -- a distinct change of pace from Zobel's last film, the chillingly neon-lit Compliance.

Sasha Bronner

'Z For Zachariah' Is Like 'Hunger Games' For Older Siblings

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

The classic scenario goes something like, If we were the last two people on earth… In “Z for Zachariah,” based on the book by the same name, ...

A First Look At Next Year's Sundance Lineup

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment

When Hollywood descends on snow-drenched Utah in January for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, they'll be greeted with barrels of laughs. The annual 10...

Chiwetel Ejiofor May Play The Villain In Next James Bond Movie

Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like it may be Daniel Craig vs. Chiwetel Ejiofor in the 24th James Bond film. The Oscar-nominated "12 Years a Slave" actor is being eyed t...

Numbers Soar For Black Moviegoers

Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black experience, and a historic...

Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won Something!

Posted 03.25.2014 | Celebrity

Leonardo DiCaprio's inability to win an Oscar (despite his numerous qualifying performances) has become somewhat of a joke in the entertainment commun...

Life After Loss Resonates in Film

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

The universal idea moving forward after loss is something that resonates and connects with people on a very deep level.

12 Years a Slave: Honoring the Book and Film

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

"The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." -- Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Weeks ago I saw the film 12 Years a Slav...

Why Leo Doesn't Deserve an Oscar

Andrew Cristi | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

The day after, all anyone could talk about was how we was "robbed." There's only one problem with this: It's absolutely not true.

PHOTOS: 10 Black British Actors You Need To Know

Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

The increase of British actors coming to the forefront of Hollywood for their dynamic talents have taken precedence in recent years. And though, the i...

The True Story Behind Oscar-Nominated '12 Years A Slave'

OWN | Posted 02.27.2014 | OWN

Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery, in "12 Years a Slave." Ejiof...

Lost and Lonely: Spirituality and the Oscars

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Garrett

This year the top movies reflect the hopes, fears, and obsessions of their audiences, and so they offer us a chance to reflect on what these films can teach us. As our opening images suggest, one of the primary themes of our current films is one of our current dilemmas: Why do we feel so alone in a world in which it is possible to be connected 24/7?

My Conversation With Chiwetel Ejiofor

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by Chiwetel Ejiofor, whose commanding performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave earned him an Oscar nomination. Trained in the theater, London-born Ejiofor has been called Britain's "first black movie star."

12 Years A Slave

Peter Clothier | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Despite its unquestionable power, I left this movie troubled as much by what I felt to be a false note as by its indictment of the cruelties of slaver...

12 Years a Slave and the Questioning of Race

American Anthropological Association | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
American Anthropological Association

Here, anthropology reminds us that there is no biological basis for racial distinction but we understand that race and racism continue to exert an enduring and powerful force on outcomes for historically racialized minorities.

Vanity Fair's 2014 Hollywood Issue Cover Is STUNNING

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.03.2014 | Celebrity

A mix of seasoned actors and industry newcomers grace the cover of Vanity Fair's 20th annual Hollywood issue. The three-panel foldout boasts Oscar nom...

On '12 Years a Slave' and Why We Enjoy Watching Others Suffer

Nel McDonald | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Nel McDonald

12 Years a Slave is not the first film to assail its audience with a harrowing tale of human suffering. I am now left wondering why droves of people would willingly, and maybe even eagerly, go to the cinema to experience something so relentlessly bleak.

Vintage Photos Of The Best Actor And Actress Nominees

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Without a doubt, the 10 actors and actresses nominated for Academy Awards in 2014 have plenty experience in front of the camera. A few of them (Le...

Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Dallas Buyers Club" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. ...

What It Took For '12 Years A Slave' Actor To Understand His Character's Suffering

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

With seven nominations, "12 Years a Slave" is poised to be one of the major players in the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated...

'Gravity' Nabs 11 BAFTA Noms

AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — Space thriller "Gravity" and unflinching slavery saga "12 Years a Slave" are among leading contenders for the Academy Film Awards, Bri...

'12 Years A Slave' And The Roots Of America's Shameful Past

The Guardian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Directed by the British artist and film-maker Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave has gained almost universal critical praise. In his review for the New Y...