Category: Entertainment

Ava DuVernay CBS Pilot Red Line Based on Police Brutality Adds: Noah Wyle

How can I hold back the excitement of one of my favorite long time actors Noah Wyle joining Ava Duvernay’s CBS Pilot Red Line ? 

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Noah Wyle (photo Cred: Collider

My excitement has me rolling a bit backwards with cast member instead of the bare with me still struggling to get over losing Noah Wyle in Falling Skies cancellation yes that kinda die hard cinephile, movie buff, fan girl what ever name please insert. Okay I’m done. Now to Red Line.

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Famed Producer and Director Ava Duvernay (photo cred: Marie Claire)

The famed producer and director Ava DuVernay is bringing us yet another thought provoking drama as she did in Selma and the 13th ( if you haven’t checked either of them out you still have time to binge before Red Line ) Take a look at trailers of these two great movies.

Selma (2015)

The 13th (2016)

Red Line is centered around the harsh reality of police brutality after a black doctor is killed by a white cop. Few details have been released which includes no set premiere date. Be sure to catch Mrs. DuVernay recently finished major project A Wrinkle in Time which can be seen in major theaters.

Updates on Red Line will be posted as they are released.

It’s a Go Gina Torres’s New Suits Spin-off Picked Up By USA

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Have you been waiting excitedly to hear those final words “picked up”? No shame here,  I couldn’t wait to hear Gina Torres’s Suits spin-off (name still being held in a secret vault ha).  is now official, USA has given the series the green light.  If you’re a huge fan of Gina Torres like I have watching her as she made her way around Pearson Specter Litt offices on Suits. Anyways you know how exciting this is Jessica is finally starting her life in the Windy City by the way if you are already a fan of the series Suits (aired 2011) created by Aaron Korsh, most likely you’ve been waiting on its return to follow Jessica’s character as she heads out to her new Chicago adventure and a new career that’s rumored to be political.  For those of you who were not Suits fans…hey where have you been?  Anyways Suits finale returns March 28th please be sure to watch you, you don’t want to wait for Twitter to tell you how Jessica ended up in chicago do you?  Jessica won’t be alone some of her old law firm buddies Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), s), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adam, Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) will be joining her during the finale of Suits airing April 25th more about Suits here: Deadline

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The Cast of Suits (left standing Gina Torres) Jessica Pearson,  (Sarah Rafferty) Donna Paulsen, (Meghan Markle) Rachel Zane, (Rick Hoffman)Louis Litt, (right seated Gabriel Macht)Harvey Specter,  (front left Patrick J Adams) Mike Ross (photo cred: USA Suits)

For the Suitor if you haven’t heard Congrats to Kathleen Heigl she will be joining the cast in season 8.

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Kathleen Heigl (photo Credit: Entertainment Tonight)

A congrats is also in order for Dule Hill, he’s becoming a season regular, Yes.

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Dule Hill (photo credit: Popsugar)

So excited about new additions and promotions of cast but it brings up questions with articles not mentioning Jessica Pearson’s significant other Jeff Malone rumored to be played DB Woodside (previously  played Jeff Malone on Suits)

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(DB Woodside) Jeff Malone and (Gina Torres) Jessica Torres

This is getting old journalist, casting, or whomever. Just curious why does a character who’s a black woman boyfriend, husband whoever, get no mention…anywhere? And also disregard a previous cast member that’s been linked to her…can we do better than this?.

Anyway Suitors and Jessica Pearson’s Spin-offer’s (Did you like how I did that? ha) let’s get ready to visit the windy city..Yay!

The Chi New Showtime Series From Lena Waithe.

The Chi is a based on a young man Alex R Hibbert (moonlight)coming of age while living in the city of Chicago co-starring cast includes, Jason Mitchell (Mudbound), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore (Collateral Beauty) was picked up by Showtime.  The Chi was created by Lena Waithe after watching gun violence in her hometown of Chicago.

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Lena Waithe (Photo Credit: CBS)

The Chi has already been getting rave reviews after and early pilot release during the Christmas season. Take a look below,

You can catch the pilot and a new episode of The Chi airs Jan 7th 10pm on Showtime.

Good Girls: Another Hit Show For NBC?

While scanning Twitter I came upon Good Girls starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman

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Good Girls NBC left: Mae Whitman, middle: Christina Whitman, right: Retta  (photo credit: NBC)

from first glance it seemed interesting A quick summary: three woman fed up with life’s ills from relationships to children’s health issues, they were tired of not having enough money to meet those needs and so they decided to do something about it…yep I’m going leave you right there…don’t worry Feb 26th 10/9c you can find out the rest, but the great story line wasn’t all that’s noticeable the diverse faces. Nothing makes a show more inviting in my opinion than one that welcomes diversity, even more interested I scanned Good Girls IMDB page and nothing but beautiful diverse faces. If you want to see?  Here ya go: Good Girl Cast Not only the cast but their preview gave a feeling this show may have more than just  laughs, and laughs are great but since NBC picked a winner with their hit show “This is Us” which seems more like a family drama. If you seen the show (by the way it comes on right after ) you understand why there’s a great chance they have created another hit show in Good Girls.  An even greater thing is you will be able to make that determination soon, yes again on February 26th, so until than click the video below to watch the preview.

Yeah it looks like a winner…So, see you there Feb 26th 10/9c following This is Us?

Plies Shined on BET Awards

If I had a favorite rapper it would be Plies but I don’t so he’s one of my favorite people. If you’ve ever followed Plies you know that he has a heart of gold and does many things for the community unnoticed but I’m gonna save that for another post.  Right now this is to enjoy Plies BET performance once more.  Can we all agree we need to see more of him on TV well maybe even movies. Hey Plies you ready to give movies a try?

Until then take a moment to listen to his newly released single called “Check Callin” ft NBA YoungBoy

 

You’re not following Plies? that’s okay I made it ease please just click below for his IG and Twitter… there you have it:)

Plies Instagram

Plies Twitter

Follow NBA YoungBoy by clicking the link below.

NBA YoungBoy Instagram

Mahershala Ali Dedication Post.

Everything’s perfectly fine just a little dedication post to Mahershala Ali, It’s because we needed to see this strikingly handsome man. There’s never enough of him on TV in movies am I right?..okay we’ll for now the photo’s will have to do. 2017 summer he had masses falling for his character Cotton Mouth in Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix) as well as the kind hearted character named Juan in Moonlight (which earned him an Oscar)  Having a summer full of Mahershala left us wanting to see more disappointingly his online sources and IMDB page states we are gonna need a lot of patience, his next release (until further notice) is scheduled for 2018…2018!?! Yep, He’s joined the cast of True Detective as Wayne Hays.  So until then lets admire (Sorry Ladies he’s married to the beautiful Amatus Sami-Karim )  this lovely man with the beautiful smile and smiling eyes. 

Don’t forget to follow Mahershala on his Instagram page if you aren’t already.  Just click below.

Mahersha Ali Instagram

 

Spot Lighting Actress Golden Brooks

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Golden Brooks must have super powers with her none stop schedules going between sets adding role after role under her credits. No complaints here shes been a favorite of mine since early 2000.  Cast as Maya Wilkes along side Tracee Ellis Ross as Joan (Ross now in “Blackish”) in Girlfriends TV series, if you’re still having trouble, does the phrase “Oh Hell No” ring a bell?  Yes, that’s her (see below.)

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Tracee Ellis Ross (left) along side Golden Brooks (right) ” Girlfriends” (photo credit: CW)

Her most recent project is TNT’s mini series One Day She’ll Darken, she joins the cast as Jimmy Lee along side Chris Pine of Wonder Woman a story of a white woman given away to a black family later struggling with her identity.  To date Ms. Brooks has several projects in production scheduled releases for 2018.  The Darkest Minds  she joined as Molly Daly the mother of the main character Ruby played by Amandla Stenburg (known for Hunger Games Rue) based on a story about a 2% population of children placed in internment camps who have developed super powers after the other 98% are killed off from disease, Yellowstone TV series , Ms Brooks joins the cast as Geraldine Rainwater alongside Kevin Costner who plays a ranch owner in constant battle over his ranch sitting nearby Yellow Stone Park   He Watches Me.  The trailer can be viewed  below. (also the late Tommy Ford’s final project)

Her finished products are many but if you want to binge a few while you wait for the release of her recent projects I provided a few names along with the streaming service click below..

Blunt Talk Amazon

Almost Amazing Amazon

Hart of Dixie Netflix

The Perfect Gift Netflix

I know it’s incredible right? One more thing the kind and classy actress manages a busy schedule and finds time to interact with her many fans on social media. Yes, she must have super powers.  Hey before you start binging if you aren’t already, please follow Ms. Brooks account by quickly clicking the links below.

Twitter:  therealgolden47

Instagram therealgolden47

Golden Brooks future projects will continue to be posted here so stay tuned. Can’t wait to see what’s next:)

Meet the SciFi Blerds: A Few of My Favorites to Follow.

Twitter is different at times but also a place to meet the most interesting people, good and bad.  Well, I would love to share the good and the Blerdy (Black and Nerdy) some of the kindest everyday people who dedicate lots of time and energy to their favorite past times. I’ll be doing this regularly I have so many but this one is for my favorite SciFi Blerds these two provide some of the best SciFi films and fun to Twitter.

First The SciFi Master

Yep, he’s a die hard.

And Twitter blerds, Nerds, Geeks..well anyone has been so lucky he decided to share his knowledge and love of SciFi . Can’t express how great it’s been being introduced to the some of the most amazing SciFi movies. All after joining in one Saturday for a live tweet. best time ever.  If you’re a SciFi movie die hard too and love Saturday night fun then no need to look further just check out the SciFi Masters hashtag  #SaturdayNightSciFi  Almost Every Saturday at 10p. What’s really cool he has polls for interactive fun.  If you love SciFi movies I recommend you check out his website and Twitter page click below and follow :
@GeekSoulBrother

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Okay next up the SciFi Short Film Guru

He’s that for a reason.

 

Do you love SciFi short films? Can you appreciate a great movie if their times are some time under 20 minutes? If so, you will appreciate what the  Guru brings to Twitter. You’re not only getting a post of his SciFi Shorts no he also researches, and Provide links…Yeah I know, how did we get so lucky? Well don’t wanna waste anymore of your time just in case you’re sitting with a few minutes of nothing to do.  Go ahead, you have time give him a click below please check out his Twitter page and website you can follow both below, you won’t be disappointed.

@The7thMatrix

the7thmatrix.com

Thanks for visiting, hope you’ll find these two SciFi Twitter Blerds pages and find their films as enjoyable as I do.  More favorites to come soon. Until then happy SciFi watching:)

Blackish Season Premiere Is A Must See.

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Blackish season premiere returned with a bang.  In true Blackish style, the writers took on a very taboo social issue…you know the kind most networks avoid when it has to do with racism and black people.  Okay back to the topic. Blackish touched  on racism associated with Christopher Columbus, raises awareness of Juneteenth (June 19th) a long time celebrated African American holiday that recognizes the emancipation from Slavery in Texas.  The really wonderful part a super fun musical was added it kinda soothed the sting of this tough episode…well…maybe. Okay maybe not for some, but this season premiere episode is a must see.