There’s still fallout from the lack of minorities nominated for Oscar nominations. While there was a hashtag yesterday, there’s more concrete outrage from two of Hollywood’s biggest criticizers, Spike Lee and Rev. Al Sharpton. Both men gave statements on the issue, and both said their sentiments in their own way.
Month: January 2015
It’s Friday, but I’m Just now getting around to The Golden Globes! I can’t say I watched the full program, but I did see what everyone was talking about on Twitter. On the whole, the program boiled down to these five moments, only four of which are without scandal.
I honestly can’t say I’m surprised, given the talk/excuse about the rumored event of the Selma team not sending out screeners (which I don’t completely believe because something seems left out of the story), but I am a little sad that Selma‘s been snubbed at the Oscars.
I can’t have a WOC Wednesday post without Lupita Nyong’o being on the list.
I’m so ready to watch Spike TV’s mini-series Tut, which is currently filming in Egypt and will come to our TV screens sometime this year.
So, it’s been three or four days since Downton Abbey‘s latest episode aired and, honestly, it only started getting good towards the last 10 minutes of the show. If the entire season had started with those 10 minutes, we might be better off, storywise.
I am back from a small break due to travel! Unfortunately, I’m starting my return back to COLOR with awful news.
Synopsis (Fox): EMPIRE is a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
My opinions: Consider me a fan of Empire. To be honest, I was already sold from the moment I heard it was a show starring Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, and had the soapiness of Dynasty. Just like with Agent Carter, my expectations were exceeded when I finally watched the premiere episode. There’s a reason why it was the highest-rated drama Fox has had in years.
Black Or White looks seems like it could be a very interesting film in the landscape of “January” films. It’ll certainly have a lot more to say than a lot of them, that’s for sure, and it’s timely, seeing how so many of us have been focusing on race relations in America.
There’s a lot of Selma news to discuss, so let’s just dive right into it.