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Fantasy Novel Series Raybearer Is Becoming A Netflix Show – Here’s What Makes It Special

Author Jordan Ifueko’s “Raybearer,” a West African-inspired young adult fantasy novel, is getting adapted for television at Netflix. Gina Atwater will be leading the project as part of her multi-year deal with the streaming platform.Atwater’s focus at Netflix will be to foster series and features that put traditionally underrepresented characters front and center. “Raybearer” is […]

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‘The Banks’: Three Generations of Thieves Unite for a Heist in Film Adaptation of Roxane Gay’s Graphic Novel

Steve McQueen’s heist drama Widows didn’t make the box office splash that the filmmakers were hoping for, but can we interest you in a different Chicago-set heist movie about a group of female thieves? Macro, the company behind 2018’s excellent Sorry to Bother You, is producing a movie adaptation of The Banks, a graphic novel […]

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Boots Riley Explains Why ‘Joker’ Isn’t a Radical Comic Book Movie at All

Hip-hop artist-turned-director Boots Riley broke out onto the film scene last year with “Sorry to Bother You,” a politically charged Sundance sensation that proved a summer box-office sleeper in 2018. While Riley has yet to set a follow-up film project, he has remained a continually outspoken cinephile, as evidenced by his remarks about Quentin Tarantino’s […]

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Boots Riley Strongly Objects to James Bond Being Played by Black Actor: ‘Fuck That’

A lot of moviegoers are hoping Idris Elba will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond after the April 2020 release of Bond 25, but one person who definitely opposes that casting idea is “Sorry To Bother You” filmmaker Boots Riley. The outspoken writer-director is stirring up a debate on social media after posting that James […]

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‘Dead to Me’ Review: Christina Applegate’s Netflix Series Is No Comedy, But It Is a Mess

Nowhere is it written that half-hour series have to be comedies, and yet “Dead To Me” seems adversely intent on sticking with tradition. Labeled a “black comedy” by Netflix, the upcoming 10-episode first season is light on jokes and heavy on drama; even the darker elements in the twisty, flashback-driven mystery are treated as serious […]

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Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha to Star in ‘Slyvie’

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha are set to star in the feature film “Slyvie.”Eugene Ashe has written the screenplay and will direct with production currently underway.The film is described as a love story set in the cool jazz era of New York City in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s. Sylvie (played by Thompson) meets aspiring saxophonist […]

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