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Star Trek Beyond Filming in Dubai: Welcome to the Future-land!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'll admit I haven't watched the various reinventions of the TV series, those multiple spinoffs and a myriad of films that I cannot possibly name or count. Until this one, I'm sure.

Black Artists Makes Waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.

Idris Elba Shows Off His Suave Dance Moves And Rap Skills In Music Video

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices

Just when we thought Idris Elba couldn't get any cooler, he proves us wrong. Nigerian hip-hop artist, D'Banj, combines the star power of Elba and Sier...

Your Idris Elba As James Bond Fantasy Comes To Life In Epic Video

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices

It's totally obvious to the creative minds at Vulture that badass Brit actor Idris Elba should be cast as the next James Bond.  Elba himself...

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday Sept. 16

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I saw three films in a row today at the Toronto International Film Festival that have generated heavy buzz in the early festival days of fall - and found that none of them actually has the makings of the awards-season juggernauts they're being touted as. In other words, don't believe the hype.

How ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Perpetuates Hollywood’s Skewed View Of Africa

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

Netflix might be making history with its first feature film, "Beasts of No Nation."  The Cary Fukunaga-directed drama about a young West African...

How ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Perpetuates Hollywood’s Skewed View Of Africa

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

Netflix might be making history with its first feature film, "Beasts of No Nation."  The Cary Fukunaga-directed drama about a young West African...

Netflix Might Be Headed To The Oscars With The Excellent 'Beasts Of No Nation'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment

When Netflix first announced their slate of upcoming original feature films, some of which will debut exclusively on the streaming service and some t...

5 Socially Relevant Films Catching Award Season Buzz

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Jun Rowley

Venice. Telluride. Toronto. Film festival season is in full effect with Oscar buzz already reverberating across the air waves and the internet. Every year at this time, movie makers all across the globe reveal new big screen narratives that reflect on, shape and shift culture.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Climbing Everest, Descending into Beasts of No Nation and Meeting Michael Rowe

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Everest is a wondrous, beautifully shot, perfectly acted, very Hollywood film and I could swear I felt snow brush against my face at one point. It's perfect entertainment.

In What Universe is Idris Elba Not 'Suave' Enough to Be Bond? | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices

Not suave? Has this stooge ever seen Elba? Like, ever in life? Like, even on his worst day? If he hasn't, that's the only plausible explanation for his ridiculous remarks about the actor who first stole our collective heart as Stringer Bell, clingy-sweater-rocking drug kingpin on The Wire.

Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' Is Racist, Just Not For The Reason You Think

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier today, James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posted a public apology via Twitter following comments he made in a recent interview about act...

'James Bond' Author Anthony Horowitz Apologizes For Idris Elba 'Too Street' Comment

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.08.2015 | Black Voices

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David Oyelowo Takes On The Role Of James Bond... Kinda

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

"Selma" actor David Oyelowo is taking on the role of James Bond. One small issue: you won't be able to see him. Oyelowo is narrating the character in...

See The Emotional First Teaser For Cary Fukunaga's Netflix Film, 'Beasts Of No Nation'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

Cary Fukunaga may not be directing this season of "True Detective," unfortunately, but he's been hard at work with a new film for Netflix. "...

Here's When Netflix's First Original Feature Films Will Be Released

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

Netflix is taking its next major step towards the cinematic arena.  The company announced the release dates for their first set of original...

Idris for Green Lantern

Joshua Adams | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Adams

I think we could use a different type of hero. Let Idris to play the iconic green cosmic cop.

Idris Elba Puts An End To 'Black Bond' Rumors

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.16.2015 | Black Voices

In a recent interview, Yaphet Kotto, star of a 1970s James Bond film, blasted ongoing rumors that the popular franchise was casting its first black ac...

Bond Villain To Black Actors: 'Play 003 Or 006 But You Cannot Be 007'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices

Despite former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal expressing her interest to cast Idris Elba as the first “Black James Bond,” one ...

What The New James Bond Movie Would Look Like With Idris Elba As 007

Slate | Miles Fletcher | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

To play the next James Bond, many fans are hoping for Elba—Idris Elba. Speculation surrounding the possibility that the English actor could be the n...

Roger Moore: Comments About Idris Elba Were Taken Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.29.2015 | Black Voices

Roger Moore says comments in which he appeared to question whether Idris Elba could play the role of James Bond were taken out of context. In the c...

Idris Elba Eyed For Villain Role In 'Star Trek 3'

Variety | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in “Star Trek 3,” sources tell Variety. Justin Lin is directing the pic with Chris Pine, Zacha...

Netflix Pays Nearly $12,000,000 To Stream African War Film When It Hits Theaters

The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

Netflix is continuing to turn traditional media and rollout protocols on their heads by acquiring the rights of the African war drama Beasts of No Nat...

Celebrities Tweet About the Oscars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

This past Sunday, the Twittersphere was buzzing with all things Oscar. According to data supplied by Twitter, here's how the evening played out.

Idris Elba: I Sacrificed My Personal Life For Acting

Daily Mail | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

He’s sacrificed his personal life to pursue his career, but the fleet-footed star who broke through with cult TV classic The Wire and triumphed as M...