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Are you excited for the upcoming holidays? It’s a wonderful time of year with exciting decorations and much needed time with your family. Hopefully you can steal a moment away from your shopping endeavors to kick back and relax. Those looking for a fun night in with the family should take a look at these popular Christmas movies.
Thanks to documentaries like Dark Girls and Good Hair, black women are enjoying more positive self-images than ever. This holiday season, we’re sharing the good word on black beauty with these inspirational Christmas gifts.
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
We love Michael Cunninghams beautiful portraits and their power to transform anyone who flips through it back home to their roots.
Each beautiful woman featured shares intimate moments of their lives that celebrate this particularly colorful part of black tradition.
Have you seen the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Even if sci-fi isn’t your thing, we all felt a disturbance in the force when haters slammed the trailer for heavily featuring black actor John Boyega. John was so upset about the backlash, he Instagrammed #GetUsedToIt. And we couldn’t agree more.
We’re not exactly sure why some people are acting like they’ve never seen a black person in a sci-fi film before, but we thought we’d remind them of these iconic characters that the genre couldn’t do without.
It’s no secret the box office has been lagging when it comes to sales. Even with the success of The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay, Part I (it has already grossed over $480 million worldwide), numbers continue to fall short. Hoping to gain patrons over Thanksgiving break, it’s estimated sales only reached $163 million over the long weekend compared to last year’s $208 million.
Are folks no longer interested in paying money to see movies on the big screen? Movie execs are hoping the answer is no. Here’s a list of 10 films making their debut this month. Maybe one will excite you enough to head to a theater.
The Interview opens Christmas Day.
This year has been full of television shows, biopics, TV movies and box office duds. Sure there were many projects we enjoyed that couldn’t bring the numbers, but some things probably should have remained just an idea. Here are 10 of many projects that failed to deliver.
Would you leave Hollywood to become a contractor? Or to be a stay-at-home mom? Meet the stars who left Hollywood for regular jobs.
Jack Gleeson: Student
Everyone’s least favorite king of Westeros told Entertainment Weekly that he’s quit acting for good. Why? He says it’s just not fun anymore.
“It was always something I did for recreation with my friends, or in the summer for some fun. I enjoyed it. When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it. It’s not like I hate it, it’s just not what I want to do.”
What’s he up to now? The Game of Thrones star says he’s going to finish his final year of school and then get his graduate degree (but we think he’ll be back).
From Purple Rain to Frozen, these are some of the best movie soundtracks eve made. Because movies are always better when you can sing along.
Waiting To Exhale
The only thing better than watching Waiting to Exhale is listening to the sound track.
Shoop Shoop? Let It Flow? Not Gon’ Cry? They’re all R&B classics, and Babyface wrote every last one.
From ghosts and goblins to terror that is much more based in reality, horror movies of the late 90s and 00s have sent shivers down our spines. And with Halloween just around the corner, we thought there was no better time than now to roll out our picks for some of the most cringe-worthy, terrifying, bone-chilling movies of the past 15 years.
Did you go see Dear White People over the weekend? Well, a lot of people are curious about the Justin Simien flick and it along with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman gave the year’s best weekend for indie’s at the box office.
Even though both had limited debuts, they turned out great numbers. In fact, Birdman had one of the best limited debuts of all time. It took in an impressive $415,000 from just four theaters (yes, only four!) to average $103,750. “That makes it one of only 10 live action films to average north of $100,000, and the company it joins is pretty impressive: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Dreamgirls, American Hustle, Brokeback Mountain, Precious, Blue Jasmine and Inside Llewyn Davis,” reports Indiewire.
Dear White People opened in 11 theaters this weekend and grossed $344,136, averaging an amazing $31,285. The Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate film was sold out many of its theaters. The success was due in part to creative social media marketing.
“We created an event with Dear White People via continuous social media engagement, complemented with traditional PR and college outreach that attracted a young and diverse audience to theaters,” Roadside’s Howard Cohen said. “Exit polls showed 77 percent of the audience was in the 21 to 39 age range, with 29 percent between the ages of 21 to 24 — younger than the typical specialty-film audience.”
Dear White People expands to 350 theaters in the top 75 markets on October 24th. The film is sparking a lot of conversation and buzz. The movie “is an ensemble piece set at the fictional Winchester University, where four black students with opposing points-of-view struggle to find their identities on a mostly white campus,” reports Complex.
Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zack Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, and Andrea Riseborough, Birdman is a black comedy about an actor who is famous for portraying an iconic superhero but is about to star in a serious Broadway play. It will add 18 new markets on October 24, bringing its total theater count to 45 to 50 locations.
Below is an interview that Dear White People director Justin Simien recently did with Stephen Colbert.
Sex sells. It’s pretty obvious. Our society just loves big booties, boobs and folks that wear next to nothing. There’s simply no denying the allure of attraction and intimacy. One topic that seems to be on the rise among television producers and movie execs is adultery. Does our infatuation with extramarital affairs reveal our inner desires to test the waters. Or does it just make for good drama? Here’s a look at some popular television shows and movies that focus on infidelity.