Never one to mince words, Vivica A. Fox didn’t shy away from the opportunity to speak out against the reported remake of the 1996 F. Gary Gray film, ‘Set It Off’ (in which she starred).

Recently quizzed by our friends at ‘Entertainment Tonight’ about the in-the-works reboot, to be helmed by Issa Rae (as we reported here), Fox went on record to discuss the ‘tremendous chore’ of remaking such a cult classic:

“It’s a classic, leave it alone.

There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It’s been done, and we did it so well, that people are absolutely going to compare it to that and I think that’s her taking on a tremendous chore because that film has become a cult classic and some things are just better left.”

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Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate Film and TV and the role they play in uncovering stories some wish would remain hidden.

Today, we revisit the case of LaVena Johnson.…an African-American woman who was found dead eight weeks after she deployed to Iraq in 2005.

The military claimed she committed suicide.

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Documentaries and interviews created by those who say they have good reason to believe she was murdered.

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The latest attempt to tell the Charlie’s Angels story has bombed at the box office after its Ariana Grande-led soundtrack did the same on the Billboard 200.

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ABC hit ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ is back for a sixth and final season. And fireworks are promised!

The legal drama, which stars Emmy-winner Viola Davis, follows a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defence professor.

For six years, viewers have been engrossed with the seemingly endless array of twists and titillating turns. And for its penultimate run, it looks as though they’ll be tied up in equally exciting fashion.

See what we mean below, where a sneak peek preview of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ season 6’s Fall Finale titled ‘Are You The Mole?’ awaits…

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Mo’Nique has declared war.

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After a four year break, Keyshia Cole and BET have re-teamed. And this time, it’s for the singer’s pregnancy special.

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Eddie Murphy seems to have found quite the partner in Netflix, because the streaming giant has just struck a huge deal to bring more newness from the legendary funnyman to its platform.

For, fresh from premiering the critically acclaimed ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ and readying a stand-up special from the star, the media force has purchased the licensing rights to the upcoming ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’

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Regina Hall is creating a thrilling new African-American led movie for Amazon Studios.

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Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lopez have had stellar years on a cinematic front and are to detail their latest gains via the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable.

 

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The fireworks are already popping off for ‘Real Housewives Of Potomac’s fifth season – and it hasn’t even aired.

Taping is underway for the next chapter of the Bravo hit, and it’s seen the war between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard allegedly turn physical.

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As TV shows go, ‘Friends’ has proven to be the gift that keeps giving.

Indeed, 15 years after its last episode aired, the sitcom continues to warm hearts and tickle the funny bones of millions worldwide.

And yet, there remains an appetite from some corners for something new from the seismic six.

Well, after years of exploring solo projects, it looks like they may be about to oblige.

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Netflix is to honour the life of the late and great Selena Quintanilla by way of a hard-hitting scripted series.

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