13 Horror Films For A Spooky Halloween

13 Horror Films For A Spooky Halloween

by Monique Jones | Shadow and Act If you’re tired of Halloween celebrations that are all pumpkins, candy and costumes over the truly spooky, these 13 Black horror films will put the fear back into your holiday. 1. Blacula Every Black horror film binge should...
Bumblebee (2018)

Bumblebee (2018)

Director: Travis Knight Writer(s): Christina Hodson (screenplay) Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Pamela Adlon, Marcella Bragio, John Cena, Kenneth Choi, John Ortiz, Peter Cullen, Len Cariou, Kevin Kent, Glynn Turman, Gracie Dzienny, Jason...
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

 Director: Christopher McQuarrie Writer(s): Bruce Geller (TV Series), Christopher McQuarrie Starring:  Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Ving Rhames, Alix...
Otherhood (2019)

Otherhood (2019)

Director: Cindy Chupack Writer(s): Mark Andrus, Cindy Chupack, William Sutcliffe Starring: Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, Jake Lacy, Felicity Huffman, Emily Tremaine, Mario Cantone, Heidi Gardner, Molly Bernard, Jake Hoffman, Sinqua Walls, Frank De Julio, Kate...
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

 Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Writer(s): Jack Kirby, Christopher Markus Starring: Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio Del Toro, Linda Cardellini, Tom Hiddleston,...
Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther (2018)

Director: Ryan Coogler Writer(s): Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright,  Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest...
ABFI to Pay Tribute to Angela Bassett with Reel Icon Award

ABFI to Pay Tribute to Angela Bassett with Reel Icon Award

from Shadow & Act Event: American Black Film Institute’s New, Next, Now Legend Oscar Week gala Date: February 24, 2017 Location: Hollywood Loews Hotel, Los Angeles, California Angela Bassett will be honored with the “Reel Icon” award by the American Black...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne “The Rock”...
London Has Fallen (2016)

London Has Fallen (2016)

Director: Babak Najafi Writer(s): Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Riley, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, Colin Salmon, Aaron Eckhart, Robert Forster, Michael Wildman, Kemi-Bo Jacobs Synopsis: The sequel to the...
Chi-Raq (2015)

Chi-Raq (2015)

Director: Spike Lee Writer(s): Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee Starring: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, David Patrick Kelly, D.B. Sweeney, Dave Chappelle, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, Tony...
Salim & Mara Brock Akil Ink Deal with WB-TV

Salim & Mara Brock Akil Ink Deal with WB-TV

Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil have signed a multiyear overall deal with Warner Bros. TV through their Akil Productions banner, Variety has learned. The new pact begins in May 2016. When the Warner Bros. deal kicks off, Brock Akil will...
Danny Glover’s Toussaint L’Ouverture…

Danny Glover’s Toussaint L’Ouverture…

…Film That Never Was, But Could Still Be & Other Films on the Haitian Revolutionary By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act When I spoke to Danny Glover about his long-in-development Toussaint L’Ouverture film in late 2011, this is what he had to say:...
Naomi Campbell Checks Into American Horror Story: Hotel

Naomi Campbell Checks Into American Horror Story: Hotel

By Becky Fuller | ScreenRant Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story Anthology series has proven to be a hit for FX over the years. Although its last outing, American Horror Story: Freak Show, didn’t fare as well as other seasons, it still proved popular and attracted a...
Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

by Anthony D’Alessandro | Deadline Hollywood The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in recognizing African-American thesps, who received 18 nominations across all acting categories — easily eclipsing last year’s record high of 11 noms. The...
Angela Bassett Talks About Whitney Biopic

Angela Bassett Talks About Whitney Biopic

Amanda N’Duka | Deadline Hollywood Whatever take one might have on Lifetime’s biopic Whitney, it is safe to say that it had an impact on people, which was quite evident at the Awardsline Emmy screening last night at the Landmark Theatre on Pico Blvd. The film...
Survivor (2015)

Survivor (2015)

Director: James McTeigue Writer(s): Philip Shelby (screenplay) Starring: Paddy Wallace, Parker Sawyers, Bashar Rahal, Royce Pierreson, Ben Starr, Sean Teale, Regé-Jean Page, Jing Lusi, Antonia Thomas, Milla Jovovich, Dylan McDermott, Frances de la Tour, Robert...
Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee (2014)

Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee (2014)

Director: Muta’Ali Muhammad Writer(s): Muta’Ali Muhammad Starring: Alan Alda, Michelle Alexander, Angela Bassett, Harry Belafonte, Akim Black, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Guy Davis, Nora Day, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Cliff Frazier, Jenecia Garcia, Danny...
Black Nativity (2013)

Black Nativity (2013)

Director: Kasi Lemmons Writer(s): Kasi Lemmons, Langston Hughes (play) Starring: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Luke James, Grace Gibson, Rotimi, J. Mallory McCree, Henry Hunter...
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Director: Antoine Fuqua Writer(s): Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Phil Austin, James Ingersoll,...
Jumping the Broom (2011)

Jumping the Broom (2011)

Director: Salim Akil Writer(s): Elizabeth Hunter (story & screenplay), Arlene Gibbs (screenplay) Starring: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, DeRay Davis, Valarie Pettiford, Mike Epps, Pooch Hall, Romeo...
Notorious (2009)

Notorious (2009)

 Director: George Tillman Jr. Writer(s): Reggie Rock Bythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker Starring: Jamal Woolard, Mohamed Dione, Derek Luke, Dennis L.A. White, Marc John Jefferies, Menyone DeVeaux, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Ricky Smith, Amanda Christopher, Angela Bassett,...
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Director: Julie Dash Writer(s): Paris Qualles Starring: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter, Dexter King, Afemo Omilami, Sonny Shroyer, Mike Pniewski, Chardé Manzy, Cicely Tyson, Charles Black, Nick LaTour, Susan McConnell, Timothy Parham,...
Supernova (2000)

Supernova (2000)

 Director: Walter Hill Writer(s): William Malone, Daniel Chuba, David C. Wilson Starring: James Spader, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Lou Diamond Phillips, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney, Wilson Cruz, Eddy Rice Jr., Knox White, Kerrigan Mahan, Vanessa Marshall,...
Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Director: Forest Whitaker Writer(s): Terry McMillan (novel & screenplay), Ronald Bass (screenplay) Starring: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Gregory Hines, Dennis Haysbert, Mykelti Williamson, Michael Beach, Leon, Wendell Pierce,...
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Director: Wes Craven Writer(s): Eddie Murphy, Vernon Lynch, Charlie Murphy, Michael Lucker, Chris Parker Starring: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon, Zakes Mokae, Joanna Cassidy, Simbi Kali, Messiri Freeman, Kelly Cinnante,...
Panther (1995)

Panther (1995)

 Director: Mario Van Peebles Writer(s): Melvin Van Peebles (novel, screenplay) Starring: Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Don Baker, Courtney B. Vance, Tyrin Turner, Marcus Chong, Anthony Griffith, Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett, Nefertiti, James Russo, Jenifer...
What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)

What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Director: Brian Gibson Writer(s): Tina Turner, Kurt Loder, Kate Lanier Starring: Rae’Ven Kelly, Virginia Capers, Dororthy Thorton, Demetrice Cheathon, Nita Woods Allen, Helen Marie Lovelace, Natalie Wilson, Seymour Daniel Jr., David McKinney, Jayd Stanfield, Maurice...
Malcolm X (1992)

Malcolm X (1992)

Director: Spike Lee Writer(s): Alex Haley and Malcolm X (book), Arnold Perl and Spike Lee (screenplay) Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon, Lonette McKee, Tommy Hollis, James...
Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Director: John Singleton Writer(s): John Singleton Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Angela Bassett, Mia Bell, Lexie Bigham, Kenneth A. Brown, Nicole Brown, Ceal, Morris Chestnut, Darneicea Corley, John Cothran, Ice Cube,...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)

Director: Ron Satlof Writer(s): Erle Stanley Gardner, Dean Hargrove Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Tim Reid, Vanessa L. Williams, Angela Bassett, Kene Holiday, James McEachin, Virginia Watson Synopsis: Perry Mason defends the husband of a...