Anika Noni Rose is getting the WOC Wednesday honor this week! She’s been the first black Disney princess, a big TV star in The Good Wife and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and others, a huge Broadway star (of course), and now, she’s a power-player in Hollywood TV pilot season.
A-Town Boyz is a documentary that everyone needs to get on their radar. The film, directed by Eunice Lau, focuses on several young second-generation Asian men living in Atlanta and their struggle to live productively amid a lack of opportunities, understanding, and role models. These young men were led to the allure of gang life, which provided the protection and sense of identity these men were desperately searching for throughout their lives.
During the East Coast viewing of Sleepy Hollow, fans were getting angrier and angrier when it became apparent that Katrina, not Abbie, was going to be accompanying Ichabod on his case. WHUT? You can read what I thought about it here, but just to sum it up; I wasn’t kind about it. Neither were other fans, who expressed their ire in the hashtag #WitchesBetterThanKatrina. Here are some of the best tweets.
When I started today’s Sleepy Hollow tweet, I wrote:
#SleepyHollow is on! Let’s get Jesus on the mainline to help us through!
— Monique Jones (@moniqueblognet) January 20, 2015
I wrote it partly in jest, but little did I know that I’d actually feel like I needed a mainline to Jesus during the episode. If I’m being honest, “Pittura Infamante” was a passable episode. Some would even say it was a good one. But I’d only be able to say it was a good one if this was a show that was always about Ichabod and Katrina. This is a show that’s supposed to be about Ichabod and Abbie.
I’m so excited to share official Paramount photos from today’s Martin Luther King Day event, led by crew and castmembers of Selma. I wish I could have been there in person, but these photos really give the sense of energy, fun, and remembrance that the day had.
I think it’s only fitting that David Oyelowo get the coveted MOC Monday spot, since he did such a fantastic job as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. If you haven’t seen that film, then I suggest you rectify that and go see it pronto.
I’ve been neglecting to mention this a lot on this site, but in case you’re new, I recap black-ish weekly for Entertainment Weekly! Here’s a poignant part I had to say about last week’s episode, “Martin Luther sKiing Day”:
NBC has a lot of shows that will have everyone excited for many different reasons. Overall, the name of the game is diversity.
It would seem that the episodes this season are finally coalescing around (mostly) interesting plotlines. There are still some plotlines that don’t really gel because some writer machinations are exploiting them beyond their due date, but for the most part, there are some seriously entertaining things to be discussed.
Kevin Hart sure stays in a movie, doesn’t he? The Wedding Ringer is barely out, and there’s already a trailer for Hart’s next film, Get Hard.