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Month: December 2017

The British Blacklist 2017 Legend Honour Goes to Honorary Brit Clarke Peters

We feel that we really must start with honorary Brit and TBB Legend Clarke Peters, who has generously divided his time between his native USA and Britain since the 1970s. In 2017, he showed how much he cherishes the cultural heritage of the African Diaspora, doing us all a great transatlantic service! In January 2016, we spoke to Peters about owning the African narrative as we anticipated his role in the ITV series, Jericho. Described as the UK’s first western, Jericho is set in 1870s Yorkshire and focuses on the lives of a community living in a shantytown under...

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90% #OutOf100 – Hamilton is a must see for the creators of Hip Hop and the generations they birthed

When a show has nothing but 5-star reviews and is forever-sold-out, there’s pressure to agree with everyone who loved it. Facts Inspired by a chance reading of Ron Chernow’s historical biography of overlooked American founding father, Alexander Hamilton [1], the musical,  Hamilton, took actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda six years to write. He started working on the ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ after being invited to perform at a White House Poetry Jam. He took a year out to shape spoken word piece, ‘Alexander Hamilton,’ performing it for Barack Obama in 2009. By early 2015 the mixtape evolved into an off-broadway stage show… and the rest...

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71% #OutOf100 – Netflix’s Bright Starring Will Smith has great episodic potential…

A good effort from David Ayer and Max Landis. Bright is a steady paced, alternative world, fantasy buddy-cop movie. Will Smith & Joel Edgerton are a great human cop, orc cop pairing. With subtle takes on immigration, racism and otherworld terrorism, if there’s a sequel movie, we’ll need a bit more energy. As at the moment, it feels like a feature pilot of a great series.

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70%: #OutOf100 – Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi – Epic Battle Scenes As Finn and Rey Battle For Light Over Dark

Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi follows on from the events of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015), which left Rey (Daisy Ridley) taking Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and the Millennium Falcon to come face to face at last with the uber-reclusive Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Finn (John Boyega) was unconscious in the rebel med facility and General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher, RIP) was grieving, but regrouping with Commander Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), BB8 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. We are still in mourning for the loss of a major character (Han Solo – Harrison Ford),...

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