I must confess, this week's #BookToMovieTrailer is actually not a book to movie. But, it stands out because author Gillian Flynn (most noted for Gone Girl) co-wrote the screenplay with director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave). Variety describes the film as "a labyrinthine heist story about a group of Chicago women who have to complete a robbery put in motion… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – ‘Widows’
So, here's the thing -- this book has been on my radar since not long after Angie Thomas made her phenomenal literary debut in Black History Month 2017. But I did not read it. I thought I wasn't interested. Until I saw this trailer. It is because of this trailer that I made The Hate… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – ‘The Hate U Give’
This past Wednesday, August 2, would have been James Baldwin's 94th birthday. In honor of that, director Barry Jenkins (most noted for "Moonlight") tweeted a first look trailer for his upcoming adaptation of Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk. I was in 6th grade the first time I read about Tish and Fonny. It is my… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Last Friday, The New York Times published the article "Missing Malcolm X Writings, Long A Mystery, Are Sold." Long but fascinating story short: several pages (I believe I read somewhere 3 never-before-seen chapters) of The Autobiography of Malcolm X were sold to the Schomburg Library in New York. The manuscripts come with comments in the margins written by Alex… Continue reading Who Is Gregory J. Reed?