Excited About Annie! The Quvenzhané Wallis Remake Looks ADORABLE!

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As any Child of the 80′s can attest, Annie, the 1982 film starring Albert Finney as “Daddy” Warbucks, Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan, and Aileen Quinn as the irrepressible orphan title character herself, was a seminal film of our youth. Annie is one of those movies so hard wired into pop culture history that even if […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Afrobella Review

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This week, I was invited to a special, press only screening of one of the most highly anticipated movies of the holiday season. The Hunger Games was one of the most popular book series of the decade, and the first film of the trilogy was one of the biggest movies of 2011. I got sucked […]

“Say Yes” to Ava DuVernay And Fashion Fair!

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  How amazing is Ava DuVernay? In the dazzling span of her film career, she’s blazed a trail and changed the game. She was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, for her film Middle Of Nowhere. Her first feature film, I Will Follow was critically acclaimed […]

Afrobella Film Review – The Great Gatsby

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  Because I grew up in Trinidad, I didn’t grow up reading American literature. It was pretty much all British and Caribbean lit until I moved to America and started doing college literature classes. Naturally The Great Gatsby was an early essential, and from the first time I read it I had strong feelings about it. I […]

My Summer Of Gatsby Chicago Event!

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From the moment I saw the trailer for The Great Gatsby, I was dazzled. I said to my husband, “I HAVE to see this.” I couldn’t possibly have guessed that when the time came to have the special screening in Chicago, I’d be asked to be a special co-host for a screening and afterparty at […]

Chicago! Tomorrow! Come With Me To See The Great Gatsby

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When I read it in college, I fell in love with the lavish lifestyle F. Scott Fitzgerald so vividly illustrated in his literary classic, The Great Gatsby. The book is set in the ostentatious 1920’s and inspired by real people and places Fitzgerald hobnobbed with – even today, the mansion that inspired Jay Gatsby’s, is […]

Upcoming Films You Need to Know About

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Just as with the weather, there are seasons in cinema. There’s awards show season in the fall and beginning of winter. There are the winter doldrums in January, where the terrible movies the studio wants everyone to forget about come to the theaters out of obligation (for example, Movie 43). There’s summer blockbuster season. And […]