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Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Just Mercy’ Open Inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival

Michael B. Jordan’s award-winning films “Just Mercy,” and “Fruitvale Station” will serve as the opening-night screenings for the inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival (Sjnff).Both films will play on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Paramount’s Drive-In Theater, sponsored by Amazon Studios.Jordan serves as a co-ambassador for the film festival, which runs Oct. 21-25, alongside Black Lives […]

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Gold House Movement Supports Filipina Drama ‘Yellow Rose’ — Film News in Brief

Monday, Oct. 5 Filipina Music Drama ‘Yellow Rose’ Backed by Gold HouseCultural movement Gold House is supporting the Filipina music drama “Yellow Rose” through its #GoldOpen campaign, which backed “Parasite,” “The Farewell,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Just Mercy.”The Sony release, which opens Oct. 9, centers on an undocumented Filipina teen from a small Texas town […]

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Clemency review – Alfre Woodard quietly dazzles in this superb death row drama

Woodard plays a conflicted prison warden slowly unravelling in writer-director Chinonye Chukwu’s remarkable filmAmid the many oversights of January’s Oscar nominations, Alfre Woodard’s absence from the best actress shortlist was particularly telling. Having earned a supporting actress nomination for Cross Creek in the 80s, Woodard hit a career high in this deceptively low-key death row […]

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Now A Free Rental For The Month Of June Courtesy Of Paramount

Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning film, “Selma,” is joining recently released “Just Mercy” and a curated list of films from the Criterion Channel in dropping its price tag for the month of June, in light of the various protests and anger that has risen up in the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd.Read More: ‘Selma’ […]

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‘Just Mercy’ Is a Free Rental Throughout June to Educate Viewers on Systemic Racism

Warner Bros. has wisely made Destin Daniel Cretton’s 2019 drama Just Mercy available as a free rental throughout the month of June. Based on the book by civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, the story follows Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he works to free Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) from death row after being wrongfully convicted […]

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‘Just Mercy’ with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Hits Digital Purchase and VOD Rental Earlier Than Planned

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was made available for digital purchase earlier than planned last weekend, and Birds of Prey and The Gentlemen recently followed suit with an early digital purchase available for each movie starting next week. Now Warner Bros. Pictures is adding the dramatic true story Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan […]

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NAACP Image Awards: Lizzo Named Entertainer Of The Year; ‘Just Mercy’, ‘Black-Ish’, ‘When They See Us’ Among Top Honorees – Full Winners List

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were handed out tonight and were aired live on Bet with trailblazing musician Lizzo bringing the “Juice” and taking the top honors for Entertainer of the Year and black-ish and When They See Us dominating the TV side and Just Mercy and Dolemite Is My Name taking trophies in the […]

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NAACP Image Awards Complete Winners List: Lizzo Named Entertainer of the Year

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were handed out Saturday night, with rapper Lizzo taking home the prize for Entertainer of the Year.Anthony Anderson hosted this year’s event, which celebrated the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honored individuals or groups who promote social justice through […]

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