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Film,Interviews,Nostalgia

Jason Weaver, Young Simba Singer In The Original 'The Lion King,' Looks Back... And Forward [EXCLUSIVE]

With the live-action The Lion King out this week, it isn’t surprising that singer and actor Jason Weaver says he is, “super excited” about it. Though Home Improvement star and '90s teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas voiced the part of Young Simba in the 1994 animated version of the film, it was Weaver who did all the singing for the character. Shadow And Act caught up with the...

Film

Is #NotMyAriel Just Another Russian Troll Of Black Twitter?

In the only statement issued regarding his two-year investigation of whether or not Russia tried to influence the 2016 elections, the sphinx-like FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller stated, “Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system.” He ends his statement with, “There were multiple, systematic efforts to...

Interviews,Features,Film

Noted Black Cinema Historian Donald Bogle On The State of Black Hollywood [INTERVIEW]

Donald Bogle is America’s foremost Black film historian. The University of Pennsylvania and New York University professor has authored six books on the subject of the Black presence and image on the big screen. His first book, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, & Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films was released in 1973.  This year, he's published Hollywood...

Interviews,News,Television

How An All-Black Writers Room Was Assembled For Tia Mowry's New Netflix Comedy, 'Family Reunion'

 There will definitely be laughter at the cookout this summer! On July 10th, Netflix is bringing us Family Reunion, a sitcom centered around a Black family in Atlanta starring the great Loretta Devine, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and Shaft himself (now a lovable grandpa), Richard Roundtree. The series was created and is run by Meg DeLoatch, who has worked in writing and producing capacities for...

Features,Interviews,Film,News

Exclusive First Look: Naomie Harris And Tyrese Gibson Are On The Run In Upcoming Thriller, 'Black And Blue'

In the upcoming thriller Black and Blue, Naomie Harris (Moonlight, 28 Days Later) plays a New Orleans police officer who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Harris’ character, Alicia West, not only witnesses her fellow officers commit a murder, but inadvertently captures the crime on her body cam. Unfortunately, the perpetrators know all of this and her life is in danger...