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Carol Sutton, Actor in ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Queen Sugar,’ Dies at 76 of Covid-19

Actor Carol Sutton, who made appearances in “Steel Magnolias” and “Queen Sugar,” died Thursday night of complications from Covid-19. She was 76.The actor spent her last months at the Touro Infirmary in her native city of New Orleans, where she was treated for the virus.New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell confirmed Sutton’s death and remembered the […]

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‘Shaft’ on Independence Day: The Film That Changed History on July 4th Weekend 1971

This weekend marks the 49th anniversary of the release of “Shaft.” Released in 1971, it grossed about $90 million in adjusted prices — a huge success, more than 25 times its cost. More importantly, it forced studios to acknowledge the Black audience segment that was long taken for granted.By 1969, Hollywood studio filmmaking was 105 […]

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Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville To Star In Netflix Holiday Family Musical

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has joined the cast of Netflix’s first live-action original musical Jingle Jangle.Bonneville will star alongside Forest Whitaker in the holiday film about a toymaker and a magical invention. The cast also includes Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, […]

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Denzel Washington’s Not Worried About Netflix, But Says He’ll Finish His Career in Theater

While movie stars from Will Smith to Adam Sandler have embraced Netflix projects at the expense of seeing their work open in theaters around the country, Denzel Washington has yet to change things up. The actor may have started his career on the small screen with his breakthrough role in “St. Elsewhere,” but he hasn’t […]

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