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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 03.11.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 02.25.2014 | 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...

Here's What Happened After A Second Viewing Of '12 Years A Slave'

Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

I was taken to task for not having "12 Years A Slave" on my top-10 list. (I had it ranked No. 16 overall, just behind other near misses: "Her," "Blue Jasmine," "20 Feet From Stardom," "The Spectacular Now" and "Inside Llewyn Davis.") My rationale was this: Last year was a particularly strong one for feature films, and I just didn't connect with "12 Years A Slave" enough to place it above those other movies. Then I watched "12 Years A Slave" a second time.

10 Celebrities We'd Like To See On 2014 'Hottest' Lists

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Each year celebrities are recognized for their physical beauty and attributes and are featured on sexiest lists in various publications. But every yea...

The Top 15 Black Entertainment News Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that 2013 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good news like Cicely Tyson winning her first Tony...

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Italian '12 Years A Slave' Poster Ignores Star In Favor Of Brad Pitt

Posted 12.24.2013 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt has a small role in "12 Years A Slave," appearing toward the end of the harrowing film as a Canadian man who helps facilitate the release of...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Friday, Dec. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When you stay at a film festival for more than three or four days, the law of diminishing returns usually catches up with you. Yet here I was on my seventh day of movie-going at the Dubai International Film Festival -- my last day here.