Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Director: Taika Waititi Writer(s): Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson, Winnie Mzembe, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Blanchett Synopsis: Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator...
The Dark Tower (2017)

The Dark Tower (2017)

Director: Nikolaj Arcel Writer(s): Stephen King, Akiva Goldsman, Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Dennis Haysbert, Jackie Earle Haley, Jabari Gray, Savana Tardieu Synopsis: Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old...
Molly’s Game (2017)

Molly’s Game (2017)

Director: Aaron Sorkin Writer(s): Aaron Sorkin, Molly Bloom Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Linette Doherty Synopsis: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI...
The Mountain Between Us (2017)

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Director: Hany Abu-Assad Writer(s): J. Mills Goodloe, Chris Weitz Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Marci T. House, Adam Lolacher Synopsis: A pair survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured....
100 Streets (2016)

100 Streets (2016)

Director: Jim O’Hanlon Writer(s): Leon Butler Starring: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Tom Cullen, Franz Drameh, Cali Nelle, Ashley Thomas, Kola Bokinni, Winston Ellis, Adam Iraki, Jo Martin, Duayne Boachie, Guetan Calvin Elito, Jordan A. Nash, Sharron Spice,...
Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Taraji P. Henson’s memoir, “Around the Way Girl,” hits bookstores (on- and offline) today, October 11, 2016. I have a copy of the book, which includes a chapter titled “On Being a Black Woman in Hollywood,” and which I read first, for...
Let’s Talk About Movie Franchises Built Around Black Characters

Let’s Talk About Movie Franchises Built Around Black Characters

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson In light of very recent news that a 3rd “Bad Boys” movie – which has long been rumored to be in the works – is now definitely moving forward at Sony Pictures under the official title “Bad Boys for Life,” I thought I’d open up a...
Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Director: Justin Lin Writer(s): Simon Pegg, Doug Jung Starring: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Thomas Cadrot, Ian Nsenga, Chuka Ekweogwu Synopsis: The first leg of the USS Enterprise’s five year mission takes them into uncharted...
The Buff Awards – 2016

The Buff Awards – 2016

The British Urban Film Festival Awards brings together over 350 major players from film, TV, theatre, business and entertainment to celebrate the best in urban independent film Sunday 18 September, Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London. 4.00pm – 1.00am See full...
Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory (2016)

Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane Writer(s): Andrew Stanton, Andrew Stanton Starring: Idris Elba, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton, Dominic West Synopsis: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about...
Tessa Thompson Will Bring Valkyrie to Life on the Big Screen

Tessa Thompson Will Bring Valkyrie to Life on the Big Screen

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” has beefed up its cast with an impressive group of actors including Cate Blanchett (playing the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela), Jeff Goldblum (as the eccentric Grandmaster), Karl Urban as...
Elba to star in Molly’s Game

Elba to star in Molly’s Game

by Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Idris Elba will star alongside Jessica Chastain in Molly’s Game, written and to be directed by Aaron Sorkin in his helming debut. This is the adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir that Sorkin signed on to write when Steve Jobs...
Bastille Day (2016)

Bastille Day (2016)

Director: James Watkins, Jill Gagé Writer(s): Andrew Baldwin Starring: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon, Eriq Ebouaney, Donald Chimombe, Shola Ebofin Synopsis: A young artist and former CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France....
The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

Director: Jon Favreau Writer(s): Justin Marks, Rudyard Kipling Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Giancarlo Esposito, Lupita Nyong’o Synopsis: An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and...
Comic Relief: Luther (2016)

Comic Relief: Luther (2016)

Director: Destiny Ekaragha Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Idris Elba, Lenny Henry, Rio Ferdinand, Ian Wright, David Haye, Denise Lewis, Louis Smith, Cecilia Noble, Ruth Wilson, Usain Bolt Synopsis: Luther gets more than he bargained for when he brings the murdered...
Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia (2016)

Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore Writer(s): Jared Bush, Phil Johnston Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk, Katie Lowes, Idris Elba, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Octavia Spencer, Yasiin Bey Synopsis: In the animal city of Zootopia, a...
Idris Elba to Play Roland Deschain in ‘The Dark Tower’

Idris Elba to Play Roland Deschain in ‘The Dark Tower’

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed. #DarkTowerMovie @McConaughey @IdrisElba — Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016 A much-welcomed unexpected turn of events, as author...
Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Dave McNary | Variety “Spotlight” took home top honors at the 2016 Spirit Awards, winning best feature, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best ensemble. Earlier in the afternoon, Brie Larson took home the prize for best lead female for her performance...
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Writer(s): Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay), Uzodinma Iweala (based on the novel by) Starring: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote, Vera Nyarkoah Antwi, Ama K. Abebrese, Kobina Amissah-Sam, Fred Nii Amugi, Grace...
Before Luther, There Was Malcolm Gray:

Before Luther, There Was Malcolm Gray:

Revisiting Thomas Ikimi’s Underseen ‘Legacy’ Starring Idris Elba By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act As I said I would a month ago, when it was announced that writer/director Thomas Ikimi had reunited with Idris Elba for a Fox hour-long drama series...
Idris Elba to Exec Produce The Crusaders

Idris Elba to Exec Produce The Crusaders

Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety Fox is developing drama series “The Crusaders” with Idris Elba attached to exec produce, Variety has learned. Thomas Ikimi will pen the project, in addition to also serving as an exec producer with the “Luther” star. The script order...
How Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation Could Change the Movie Business

How Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation Could Change the Movie Business

Ramin Setoodeh | Variety Idris Elba nearly plunged to his death filming Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation.” The indie drama, about an African tyrant known as “the commandant” who recruits an innocent boy into his army of youth soldiers, took Elba into the depths of...
10 Underrated TV Series Streaming on Netflix

10 Underrated TV Series Streaming on Netflix

By Scout Tafoya | ScreenRant The internet has changed the way we watch TV. Netflix has given us the gift of television without the burden of advertisements. Hundreds of programs are available day and night to keep us binging until the end of time. It’s also given us a...
Idris Elba Breaks Record

Idris Elba Breaks Record

Record breaker! Idris Elba becomes the first ever solo male cover star for Maxim magazine By Ross McDonagh| Dailymail.com Most men would be ecstatic to break a world record in a lifetime. Idris Elba just broke his second in less than three months. The 42-year-old has...
Netflix to Release Beasts of No Nation in October

Netflix to Release Beasts of No Nation in October

by Mike Fleming Jr | Deadline Hollywood Netflix has firmed plans to release its first batch of theatrical-quality films. The streaming service’s feature film initiative begins with the October 16 release of Beasts Of No Nation, the drama about a child soldier torn...
Second Coming (2014)

Second Coming (2014)

Director: Debbie Tucker Green Writer(s): Debbie Tucker Green Starring: Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis Lewis, Sharlene Whyte, Alex Lanipekun, Itoya Osagiede, Bailey Patrick, Matthew Phillips, Anthony Welsh, Seroca Davis, Llewella Gideon, Larrington Walker,...
Fishburne in Talks to Direct The Alchemist

Fishburne in Talks to Direct The Alchemist

Ali Jaafar | Deadline Hollywood The Weinstein Company is in talks with Laurence Fishburne and Idris Elba to direct and star, respectively, in their long-gestating adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s bestselling novel The Alchemist. No deals have closed yet, but this is a...
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Direc­tor: Joss Whedon Writer: Joss Whedon (written by), Stan Lee (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book) Actors: Robert Downey, Jr., Idris Elba, Scarlett Johanson, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Bari Suzuki, Bentley Kalu...
Idris Elba in Early Talks to Play the Villain in Star Trek 3

Idris Elba in Early Talks to Play the Villain in Star Trek 3

Rob Keyes | ScreenRant.com In just a matter of weeks, the cast and crew of the quasi-rebooted Star Trek movie universe reassemble to boldly go on an entirely new adventure as production begins on Star Trek 3. At least, that’s the plan according to (ex)writer and...
The Gunman (2015)

The Gunman (2015)

Director: Pierre Morel Writer(s): Don MacPherson, Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Pete Travis (screenplay) Actors: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Deborah Rosan, David Olawale Ayinde, Mark Rylance, Daniel Westwood, Melina Matthews, Jorge Leon...
Luther Filming Resumes

Luther Filming Resumes

By Kate Thomas for MailOnline The hit BBC detective series is back for a two-part special later this year. And fans won’t have to wait too long since Idris Elba was spotted on set in London alongside his co-star Laura Haddock on Thursday, shooting scenes for...
It’s Time For a Black James Bond

It’s Time For a Black James Bond

After watching QUANTUM OF SOLACE, I came to the realization that no matter who’s writing or directing a James Bond movie, the natural tendency is to revert back to the more traditional Bonds. The over the top villains, the womanizing, the exaggerated stunts;...
Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

Director: Guillermo del Toro Writer(s): Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Milton Barnes, J.C. Kenny, Neil Whitely Synopsis: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former...
Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012)

Director: Ridley Scott Writer(s): Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Sean Harris, Wambui Wa-Ngatho Synopsis: Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team find a...
Legacy (2010)

Legacy (2010)

Director: Thomas Ikimi Writer(s): Thomas Ikimi Starring: Idris Elba, William Hope, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Richard Brake, Clarke Peters, Julian Wadham, Gerald Kyd, Mem Ferda, Niall Greig Fulton, John Kazek, Annette Badland, Lara Pulver, Eamonn Walker, Joe Holt,...
American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)

Director: Ridley Scott Writer(s): Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson (article) Actors: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Roger Guenveur Smith, Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, John Hawkes, RZA, Ruby Dee, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Malcolm Goodwin, Carla Gugino, Yul...
28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Writer(s): Rowan Joffe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Renner, Idris Elba, Chris Ryman, Didier Dell Benjamin, Tommy Gunn Synopsis: 28 Weeks Later picks up six...
Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)

Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)

Director: Tyler Perry Writer(s): Tyler Perry Starring: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gos­sett Jr., Tasha Smith, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, Gary Anthony Stur­gis, Cassi Davis, Sierra Aylina McClain, China Anne McClain, Lau­ryn Alisa...

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