Trailer: “Light Girls” explores colorism, light skin privilege in the black community

Duke Media / OWN

Duke Media / OWN

Last year, Oprah’s TV network OWN aired “Dark Girls,” a documentary that explored the biases against black women of darker shades in their own community. I praised the documentary for bringing a normally inclusive issue to a broader audience. Looking back, I do wish it went more in depth on the different levels of impact colorism has, but there’s only so much one documentary can touch on.

Now, OWN will look at the other side of the spectrum with “Light Girls.” Featuring interviews with Essence Atkins, Tatyana Ali, Kym Whitley, Raven-Symoné, Amber Rose, Claudia Jordan and others. They’ll be discussing their own struggles, as well as the privileges they have – the latter of which I think is important and not acknowledged very much. I’ll be interested to see what stories are told and how.

You can look at the TV spot for the documentary, airing Monday, January 19 on OWN, below:

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Trailer: “The Giver”

The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company

Let’s talk about how great of a day this has been for trailers. First Peanuts, now we get a look at The Giver! I remember reading Lois Lowry’s 1993 classic back in 8th grade. It was the first book in a while that I enjoyed so much I couldn’t put it down. Since then (and that was in 2006), there was chatter about a movie adaptation, but set backs kept happening. Finally, production gets going and here we are.

Producer Jeff Bridges himself plays the title character and Meryl Streep plays the questionable Chief Elder. Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) plays protagonist Jonas, and Alexander Skarsgård and Katie Holmes play his parents. My biggest problem was that Taylor Swift was in the movie (she plays Rosemary), but thankfully for me, there’s not much of her in the trailer (lol can you find her?) . Hopefully that’s an indicator of how much she’s in the movie.

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Trailer: “Peanuts” by Schultz

20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Animation Studios

20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Animation Studios

Remember way back in October almost two years ago when I mentioned that the Ice Age folks were making a “Peanuts” movie? Well now it has a release date and a trailer!

Blue Sky Animation took Charles Schultz’s iconic Peanuts Gang and used CG animation to bring them to the big screen. This is the first time cute little Charlie and his friends will be in a feature-length 3D movie. Purists can rest assured that it won’t be a mess, so before they start complaining, it’d be good to know that son Craig Schultz’ and grandson Bryan Schultz will be producing. Cornelius Uliano is also on board as a producer and writer, but his past work has been shorts he’s written, directed, and produced.

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Black Ensemble Casts Making Big Screen Comebacks

Screen  Gems, Sony Pictures

Screen Gems, Sony Pictures

The ’90s was a decade that holds special prominence in my heart. Not just because of the now cliché points of Disney Channel and Nickelodeon nostalgia, but because more mature programming and media featured casts of talented black actors. Think Soul Food (the movie, that is), Waiting To Exhale, Boomerang and yes Friday. Even the first few years of the 2000’s brought classic films that told stories from an African-American perspective.

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Trailer: The Hangover Part III

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

It’s official. The third installment of The Hangover is very much a thing. After releasing teaser poster yesterday, Warner Bros. released the theatrical trailer for the end of “the trilogy of mayhem and bad decisions”. Todd Phillips is on board as director and Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis reprise their roles.  From the poster, I’m sure Mr. Chow once again has a lot to do with whatever the plot is. In the trailer, we get a look at the dopeness that is John Goodman, as what looks to be a drug lord of some sort… or at least he could be. Plus there’s a gross (but funny, if that’s your style of comedy) scene between Galifianakis’ character Alan and whomever Melissa McCarthy is playing in this movie.

Peep the poster and the theatrical trailer below! The Hangover Part III hits theaters Memorial Day 2013.
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New Iron Man 3 Trailer Arrives



Marvel promised the latest Iron Man trailer would be out by today, thanks to a bootlegger in a Mexican theatre, fans got an advance screening yesterday. Today, Marvel has officially released the new trailer, and we get a better look at the army of Iron Men that will likely help Tony Stark save the world and his beloved Ms. Potts. Plus, Don Cheadle’s character James Rhodes rocks a Captain America-inspired Iron Man suit as War Machine.

Watch the new theatrical trailer below! Iron Man 3 hits US theaters May 3rd.

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Teaser Trailer for ‘After Earth’ Starring Will Smith & Son Jaden Arrives

Colombia Pictures

Colombia Pictures

Set for release in summer 2013, the international teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth starring Will Smith and his actor/rapper (but better actor) son Jaden has surfaced. Think of After Earth as a very futuristic version of I Am Legend except (from the trailer) it’s just the father-son duo’s characters Cypher and Kitai Raige, respectively. Also, they have very interesting accents, and seem to have come from another planet and have crashed on Earth for some reason. I have some other plot theories from the trailer (shouldn’t the names at least be a clue?), but I’ll keep them to myself.

After seeing Prometheus, which is absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen, I’m a little hesitant to watch another sci-fi movie. But you can’t really go wrong with Will Smith. Decide for yourself and watch the trailer after the jump. Continue reading

The ‘Iron Man 3’ Trailer is Here!


Teaser posters and teasers for trailers have all led up to the midnight release of the Iron Man 3 trailer, and it’s intense. Tony Stark is haunted by memories of an earlier incident and a menacing new foe that may have something to do with Tony being stranded in the snow with his Iron Man suit. Seems as though Ms. Potts is put in danger too.

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‘Iron Man 3’ Teaser Trailer Launches!

This movie is such a big deal that there’s a teaser for the full-length trailer. Iron Man 3 picked up production recently from when their lead-man Robert Downey Jr. came back from  an on-set injury. The teaser features a tense moment with Tony Stark’s lady Pepper Potts (played by Gwyneth Paltrow, who returns in the role) and Iron Man soaring through the sky.

The full trailer premieres October 23rd at 12:01 am at Iron Man 3 is in theaters May 3, 2013.

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New Django Unchained Trailer Hits the Web

Oh boy oh boy!

The second theatrical trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti Western Django Unchained is out now, and from the looks of it I’m even more excited to see this movie come Christmas day. We get to see more of Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘Uncle Tom’-esque character and a lot more of Leonardo DiCapario’s sinister slave master Calvin Candie. I have a feeling I’m going to love watching the banter between Candie and Jamie Foxx’s Django. (Wooohoo for talent on-screen with talent!) Plus there’s a scene of Jonah Hill’s character, who plays one of the Bridle Brothers take away Django’s wife, played by Kerry Washington.

Take a look at the trailer!

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