SAM ROCKWELL JOINS TARAJI P. HENSON IN THE BEST OF ENEMIES

SAM ROCKWELL JOINS TARAJI P. HENSON IN THE BEST OF ENEMIES

Astute Films, the Los Angeles-based motion picture financing and production company, announces the upcoming production of The Best of Enemies starring Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures, Empire) and Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind). Written and to be directed by Robin Bissell, the film is based on…

GET A REAL LIFE LOOK AT "HIDDEN FIGURES"
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GET A REAL LIFE LOOK AT "HIDDEN FIGURES"

Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards sat down with NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson, NASA Chief Historian Bill Cherry and NASA Engineer Shelia Nash Stevenson too discuss the behind scenes aspect of “Hidden Figures.”   “Hidden Figures” is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American…

WILL RECORD-BREAKING DIVERSITY AT THE OSCARS EQUAL RECORD-BREAKING WINS?
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WILL RECORD-BREAKING DIVERSITY AT THE OSCARS EQUAL RECORD-BREAKING WINS?

Could it be a zero sum gain at the Oscars this year for diversity? The answer is probably not. If you think that a record breaking number of blacks nominated for an Oscar this year will equal a record breaking number of wins then you are correct. The most wins in a single year at…

CINEMA BUZZ MOVIE TRIP AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
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CINEMA BUZZ MOVIE TRIP AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The 2nd Annual Cinema Buzz Movie Trip Awards were held last night in Kansas City, Missouri at the Screenland Tapcade and the big winner was “Hidden Figures” winning two awards including Movie of the Year. “Hidden Figures” the story of three African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role at NASA during the ’60s was…

VOTE NOW FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL CINEMA BUZZ MOVIE TRIP AWARDS
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VOTE NOW FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL CINEMA BUZZ MOVIE TRIP AWARDS

Voting has begun! You can now vote for your favorite movie released in 2016 that inspired people to travel. Movie Trip celebrates movies that use cool locations that you can actually visit. ‘Location Vacations’ are the hot new travel trend and Movie Trip specializes in showing people how to visit locations they see in movies.…

#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR
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#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR

The African American Film Critics Association (full disclosure I co-founded the organization) proclaimed that 2016 was the best year ever for black film. That bold statement will be validated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars. When they announce their nominees on January 24th no less…

Taraji P. Henson - Octavia Spencer - Janelle Monáe Talk About Hidden Figures
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Taraji P. Henson - Octavia Spencer - Janelle Monáe Talk About Hidden Figures

Shawn Edwards talked with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe about Hidden Figures Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as…

A VERY UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK YEAR IN MOVIES AND TV
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A VERY UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK YEAR IN MOVIES AND TV

“Burn Hollywood burn I smell a riot Goin’ on first they’re guilty now they’re gone/Yeah I’ll check out a movie/But it’ll take a black one to move me” –Public Enemy That was no problem in 2016. The amount of quality feature films, documentaries and TV shows released in 2016 about the black experience easily make…

Yes They Let Women do Some Things at NASA - HIDDEN  FIGURES
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Yes They Let Women do Some Things at NASA - HIDDEN FIGURES

“Yes, they let women do some things at NASA….” HIDDEN FIGURES uncovers the incredible, untold yet true story of a brilliant group of women who changed the foundations of the country for the better — by aiming for the stars.  The film recounts the vital history of an elite team of black female mathematicians at…