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Regina King has found her next project. Fresh off her acclaimed directorial debut One Night in Miami, King has been tapped as the director for Bitter Root, Legendary’s feature adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel series about on a family of monster hunters living during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

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2021 Oscars Highlights

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look at 2021 Oscars highlights from the 93rd Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC. See how the format was initially shaken up by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, and see some of the best speeches of the night from the winners. Plus, check out a viral moment featuring Glenn Close, and be puzzled by the unnecessarily speedy In Memoriam segment honoring the Hollywood greats that we lost over the past year. Read More »

One Night in Miami Rooftop Scene

One Night in Miami will undoubtedly be a key player in the upcoming awards season. Regina King was recently nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globes, and the adapted screenplay by Kemp Powers earned a nomination from the Writers Guild of America. While we wait to see how the film fares when the Academy Awards nominations are announced next month, the film’s cast members reunited virtually to break down one of the pivotal scenes for the American Film Institute. Watch below. Read More »

regina king shirley chisholm

Oscar-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) is set to write and direct Shirley, a biopic about Shirley Chisholm, the United States’ first Black Congresswoman who made additional history when she later ran for President in the early 1970s. Oscar-winning actor Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, Watchmen) is now set to play Chisholm, and King will also produce the new film.
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2021 Saturday Night Live Hosts

Saturday Night Live made quite the for the show’s 46th season last fall with a whopping six consecutive episodes that took us right through the election. Then they came back for some winter fun throughout December before taking a holiday hiatus. Now the late night sketch series with another five-episode block starting on January 30, and they’re kicking things off with a trio of three first-time hosts, including one who was supposed to host last year before the coronavirus pandemic ruined everything. Read More »

One Night in Miami Scene Breakdown

Even though One Night in Miami missed out on making our collective list of the Top 15 Films of 2020, it’s still one of the best films from last year. The directorial debut of Watchmen star Regina King follows Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge as activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, boxer Muhammad Ali and football player Jim Brown as they spend one night together after one of Ali’s victorious boxing matches in 1964. As the awards race heats up with One Night in Miami being a hopeful key player, King provides a breakdown of one of the best scenes in the film. Read More »

WandaVision Hints at How Is Vision Alive

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at some of the hints about how Vision has returned in Marvel’s new series WandaVision. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter hosts a virtual directors roundtable with filmmakers Spike Lee, Regina King, Lee Isaac Chung, George Clooney, and more. And finally, go behind the scenes of the first season of the Netflix period romance series Bridgerton. Read More »

one night in miami trailer

Regina King comes in swinging with her directorial debut, One Night in Miami, which has been heaped with praise by critics since the drama debuted at the Venice Film Festival in September 2020. It’s even made a few top 10 lists (and certainly, a few incoming ones). But praise doesn’t just build hype: new teasers and posters do, and we’ve got both of those today, in the form of an official trailer and characters posters released by Amazon Studios ahead of the film’s release in theaters and Prime Video later this month. Watch the official One Night in Miami trailer below.

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One Night in Miami Trailer

What if champion boxer Muhammad Ali, historic activist Malcolm X, renowned singer Sam Cooke, and pro footballer Jim Brown all got together for one night back in 1964? That’s exactly what the new film One Night in Miami imagines.

An adaptation of the award-winning play of the same name, One Night in Miami marks the feature directorial debut of Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Regina King, and it has all four of these Black icons gathering in Miami after Muhammad Ali defeated heavy weight champion Sonny Liston, sparking powerful conversations about racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility. Watch the trailer below. Read More »

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slay tv series

A witty teen with a sharp sense of fashion and even sharper instincts uses her supernatural powers to defend her town from the forces of darkness. Sound familiar? It seems like Regina King is drawing inspiration from one famous Slayer for a new CW series Slay, a Black-led supernatural teen drama that the Emmy and Oscar-winning actress – who recently made her feature directorial debut with the acclaimed One Night in Miami – is developing.

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