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New documentary ‘I Am MLK Jr.,’ celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Paramount Network and award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray have joined forces for a new and original documentary on the life and legacy of our country’s legendary civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Premiering, Wednesday, April 4 at 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm, “I Am MLK Jr.” on the 50th Anniversary of his tragic assassination, tells the story of the civil rights icon’s efforts to fight to achieve equality for African Americans in the United States. Murray and Paramount will give viewers a look at his personal life while exploring pivotal moments during the Civil Rights Movement. Employing a contemporary method, the documentary will connect the same issues faced in the past to today, in relation to significant moments ranging from Ferguson, Mo., Charlottesville, Va. and NFL sidelines. Featured interviews include Rev. Jesse Jackson, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Al Sharpton, Van Jones, Carmelo Anthony, Nick Cannon and many more.


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Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Proud Mary’ releases on Digital and Blu-ray 

Fans will get to see the multi-award winner Taraji P. Henson in the action-packed gritty crime thriller “Proud Mary.” Henson is a force of nature, playing a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s (Henson) life takes a turn when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses during a professional hit. You can catch Henson, along with actors Billy Brown (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Jahi Di’Allo Winston (“The Upside”), Danny Glover (“Shooter,” “Lethal Weapon”) and Neal McDonough (“Legends of Tomorrow”) on the digital releases March 27 and Blu-ray™ and DVD April 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. There will three behind-the-scene featurettes: “Mary’s World,” “The Beginning of The End” and “If Looks Could Kill.”


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Halle Berry stars in upcoming flick ‘Kings’

Oscar winner Halle Berry will star in crime thriller “Kings” alongside mega star Daniel Craig April 27. Set in South Central Los Angeles neighborhood filled with racial tensions during the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992, Berry stars as Millie, a tough and protective single foster mother of eight who must ally herself with Obie (Craig), her neighbor and a local loose cannon, when racial tensions start to run dangerously high. The drama focuses on the fragility of family relationships and touches on turmoil and tensions of the past, which sadly proves to be more relevant than ever in today’s social and political climate. Lamar Johnson, Kaalan “KR” Walker and Rachel Hilson star in the film. “Kings” is directed and written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven and produced by Charles Gillibert.