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"Bessie" TV Movie Review

It’s exciting to see Queen Latifah in another meaty role.  We haven’t seen something that showcases her wonderful acting ability since “Chicago.”  Sure, she has had her fair share of roles since, like “Bringing Down the House,” “Last Holiday” or “Hairspray.”  But here, Latifah gets another chance to really shine. 729 more words

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{Books To Film} Shonda Rhimes & Dee Rees Set To Adapt 'The Warmth of Other Suns'

On Tuesday, it was announced that Shonda Rhimes will co-produce The Warmth of Other Suns, an FX adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed book. Along with Rhimes’ company, Shondaland, The Warmth of Other Suns will be made by Dee Rees, the writer-director most recently responsible for the HBO movie Bessie, that premiered in May. 152 more words

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BESSIE

Chad and Mary decided to have a conversation about the HBO original film Bessie to post to their respective media blogs. So, here goes…

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Jamal Lyon Visits Lucious in Prison During the Second Day of Filming in Season 2 of EMPIRE


The beginning of this week marks the anniversary of the first day of filming Season 2 of Empire Monday (June 22). Showrunner Lee Daniels posted a series of Instagram photos and videos from the Fox drama’s first couple of days shooting the second season… 12 more words

Jamal Lyon Visits Lucious in Prison During the Second Day of Filming in Season 2 of EMPIRE


The beginning of this week marks the anniversary of the first day of filming Season 2 of Empire Monday (June 22). Showrunner Lee Daniels posted a series of Instagram photos and videos from the Fox drama’s first couple of days shooting the second season… 12 more words

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Dee Rees: Get To Know Her

Bessie stars Queen Latifah as legendary blues singer, Bessie Smith. 22 years in the making, Bessie is an HBO biopic, which most recently won a Critics Choice Award for Best Made for TV Movie. 748 more words

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34. Bessie

director: Dee Rees
starring: Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo’Nique
rotten tomatoes: 87%

Bessie is the story of Bessie Smith, the legendary blues singer of the 20s and 30s. 107 more words