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Derek Mio Cast as Lead in Season 2 of AMC’s ‘The Terror’

Japanese-American actor Derek Mio has been cast as the lead in season 2 of AMC’s, The Terror. Mio will play a young soldier named Chester Nakayama. Nakayama, the son of Japanese-born immigrants, undergoes a transformation from being a naive kid to becoming a war hero, after leaving his sheltered life in his insular Japanese-American community to join the army. Just like […]

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What Should the Fantasy Genre Look Like Now?

The fantasy genre is arguably one of the most popular genres of books, films, and television shows. Programs like Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, and others instantly come to mind. Nerd culture is practically dominated by the Thrones fandom, as well as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. As these have been adapted to their respective mediums, […]

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Book Review: ‘Dread Nation’ by Justina Ireland

You have never read a book like Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation. No, I’m not reaching by saying this. It is absolutely true. I was mildly apprehensive about reading a YA (Young Adult) book involving zombies and a girl fighting them. See, I’m not wildly crazy about zombies in general. It took me six years to finally start watching The Walking […]

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‘Dread Nation’ Live-Action Fancast

This week many African-Americans across the country celebrated the holiday of Juneteenth: the day when the last of the enslaved African-Americans were freed on June 19th, 1865 in Texas after the end of the American Civil War. This holiday has certainly gained more widespread notoriety around the country and, as such, I thought it only fitting to do a live-action […]

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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Needs To Do More Than Just Feature A Diverse Cast To Give Them Justice

Pacific Rim: Uprising is now available on physical home release, but there is one much-needed conversation that has been left on the backburner ever since it hit theaters in March. This conversation does not concern the massive Kaiju or Jaeger mechs that the series has become well known for. This talk only revolves around the multiple ways people of color […]

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Is It Still Fun to Be a “Harry Potter” Fan?

Is it still fun to be a fan of Harry Potter? I ask myself this question often, especially as I get older and look at the movies and books I loved so much throughout my childhood more critically. As a young black woman, I have often had to love this series despite there being few people who looked like me […]

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5 YA Books by POC Authors to Look Forward To in 2018

2018 is providing an abundance of amazing and interesting Young Adult books to look forward to. This is especially true for YA authors of color. With so many good books being released this year, it may sometimes seem difficult to keep up with the ones that catch your interest before they come out. So, I’ve compiled a small and hardly […]

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Has Completed Principal Photography

Guy Ritchie’s take on the Arabian tale, Aladdin, has wrapped after 6 months of shooting. Mena Massoud (Aladdin), revealed via Twitter that the production has wrapped.  The cast includes; Will Smith (Genie), Marwan Kenzari (Jafar), Naomi Scott (Jasmine), Nasim Pedrad (Dalia), Navid Negahban (Sultan), and Billy Magnussen (Prince Anders. The film has had a couple of run-ins with controversy. Fans were surprised […]

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David Oyelowo, Lily Collins and Dominic West Join BBC’s Adaptation of Les Misérables

BBC is producing a six-part miniseries of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. The last English language adaptation of the famous story was 2012’s critically-acclaimed film adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper, who incidentally directed Davies’ War & Peace mini-series. This adaptation of Les Mis is not to be expected to be a musical. “Based on Victor Hugo’s iconic literary classic, the story centers […]

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An Open Letter to the YA Genre

The YA genre, abbreviated YA to mean Young Adult, is one filled with many interesting and riveting stories. No sub-genre is more interesting than that of supernatural and dystopian YA. With various stories on oppressive government regimes, angels, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and other magical creatures and faraway lands, there is no shortage on immersive tales to get lost in. There’s […]

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ABC Producing Comedy About Middle Eastern Superhero Family, from Bassem Youssef & Larry Wilmore

Bassem Yousseff and Larry Wilmore will be bringing a new family comedy to ABC. The show will follow a Middle Eastern family that have superpowers. The untitled series centers on the Sharif family, an ordinary Middle Eastern American family with two superhero parents at a time when it’s illegal to be a superhero, so they are forced to save the world […]

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Taraji P. Henson Talks Proud Mary

Taraji P Henson is featured in this months edition of Rhapsody Magazine. In it Henson talks about her career defining role on Empire, and her upcomig actioner, Proud Mary. Her upcoming movie Proud Mary is set to hit theatres on January 12th. It is directed by Babak Najafi, and produces by Screen Gems. The movie will be one of many female-led […]