Tag: People of Colour

Malcolm D. Lee’s Pitch “The Spoils” Finds Home at Loinsgate

Malcolm D. Lee’s Pitch “The Spoils” Finds Home at Loinsgate

Lionsgate has secured an action-comedy film titled “The Spoils” that was pitched by director-producer, Malcolm D. Lee, Deadline reports. The film’s production will take place through Lee’s own company, Blackmaled Productions.

The plot is centralized around a group of immigrants who conduct a heist to recover their countries’ stolen artifacts from a London museum and rightfully return the prized possessions to their homelands. Lee will be the director as Roshan Sethi and Hayley Schore will be screenplay writers.

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‘Mulan’ Remake Faces Boycott After Liu Yifei Controversy

‘Mulan’ Remake Faces Boycott After Liu Yifei Controversy

Talk of live-action remakes still roams, especially following the new release of the Lion King. And with Mulan set to premiere in the United States and the United Kingdom at the end of March 2020, it’s still growing.

The live-action remake starring Liu Yifei has received both praises as well as criticism for its historical and cultural accuracy, or the lack thereof. However, most recently, the film is now being criticized because of the actress’ comments.

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‘The Proud Family’ Reboot Confirmed for Disney+

‘The Proud Family’ Reboot Confirmed for Disney+

Tommy Davidson said animated television series “The Proud Family” will be getting revived on Disney+, a new streaming services launching later this year.

At the red carpet event for the new horror film 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Davidson, who voiced Oscar Proud (the father of the main protagonist), confirmed that the show would be creating all-new episodes.

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Blanche and Cab Calloway Childhood Home Fights to Stand

Blanche and Cab Calloway Childhood Home Fights to Stand

American jazz singers, Blanche and Cab Calloway, childhood home, is fighting to remain erect following a rally on June 28, 2019. The community protested the demolition of the former jazz singers’ residence, requesting that it becomes preserved as a Historic National Landmark. The protest took place at noon, outside their old home in the Druid Heights section of Baltimore, MD.

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Padma Lakshmi, ‘Top Chef’ host, Gets Solo Hulu Series

Padma Lakshmi, ‘Top Chef’ host, Gets Solo Hulu Series

This past weekend, Hulu announced that Padma Lakshmi would be getting a show on the streaming service. The show will be Lakshmi’s first solo culinary production.

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Mary J. Blige Never Left

Mary J. Blige Never Left

Mary J. Blige is holding true to being a multifaceted entertainer. The musician who became the youngest and first female artist on Uptowns Records, in 1989, continues to influence the media industry from her performances to her business deals.

This past weekend, July 5-7, Blige continued her legacy by performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. This year marked the 25th anniversary of not just the festival but since the release of her second album: My Life.

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Mulan: Not Quite A Remake

Mulan: Not Quite A Remake

The trailer for Disney’s new live-action film of Mulan was released this morning. In the trailer, Mulan rode into her town on her horse. When she got home, her mother announced that the matchmaker found her a possible spouse. Her father states that the decision has been made and that it is best for the family. Mulan responds, “Yes, I will bring honour to us all.”

The matchmaker monologues about the qualities of a lady, “quiet, composed, graceful and disciplined,” and we see Mulan being dressed for courtship throughout this speech. But it is juxtaposed with Mulan training for the army and fighting in battle still embodying these four traits.

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