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By Sharee Silerio

Entertainment Weekly released an exclusive first-look of the second season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage”, showing Misty Knight’s (Simone Missick) fan-requested bionic arm.

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Take a peek here:



Now Misty officially matches her comic-book character, and has this upgrade to – spoiler alert! – replace the one that the Hand member villain Bakuto (Ramón Rodríguez) cut off in “Marvel’s The Defenders”.

At the end of the first season of the series, Misty was recovering in a hospital owned by Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and watched over by Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick).

Fans are excited to see what Misty will be able to do with her new, high-tech limb. In the comics, it was designed by Tony Stark and Stark Industries after she lost her arm in a bombing. It gave her superhuman strength, the ability to control robots and other powers.

It looks like they’re going to pick up where they left off. She’ll no doubt be a force to reckon with, right by Luke’s side.

The second season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” returns to Netflix in 2018.

Did you watch the first season of “Luke Cage”? What do you think about Misty’s new arm?
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Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
David Lee/Netflix

By Sharee Silerio

Entertainment Weekly released an exclusive first-look of the second season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage”, showing Misty Knight’s (Simone Missick) fan-requested bionic arm.

Continue Reading


Take a peek here:



Now Misty officially matches her comic-book character, and has this upgrade to – spoiler alert! – replace the one that the Hand member villain Bakuto (Ramón Rodríguez) cut off in “Marvel’s The Defenders”.

At the end of the first season of the series, Misty was recovering in a hospital owned by Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and watched over by Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick).

Fans are excited to see what Misty will be able to do with her new, high-tech limb. In the comics, it was designed by Tony Stark and Stark Industries after she lost her arm in a bombing. It gave her superhuman strength, the ability to control robots and other powers.

It looks like they’re going to pick up where they left off. She’ll no doubt be a force to reckon with, right by Luke’s side.

The second season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” returns to Netflix in 2018.

Did you watch the first season of “Luke Cage”? What do you think about Misty’s new arm?
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Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

By Sharee Silerio

Lifetime is bringing the movie “Secret Santa” (working title), starring “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alumna Tatyana Ali, Jasmine Guy, Kim Fields, Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers”), Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”) and Brendan Fehr (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) to television screens this winter.

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The two-hour original movie is currently shooting in Salt Lake City, Utah, and looks like it’s going to be a Christmas-Grinch-Love story.

Per Deadline, the film’s logline is:

“Christmas is Hillary Nash’s (Ali) least favorite time of year. As the Senior Financial Analyst at the upscale Hudson Valley Outdoor Mall, she has to be the annual Christmas Grinch and cancel the leases of under-performing stores by the end of the year. One afternoon, her 8-year-old niece Molly, asks the mall Santa to help find a boyfriend for her beloved aunt. Unbeknownst to Molly, and Hillary, the mall Santa is just a substitute filling in and is actually Ryan McCue (Fehr), a lawyer-turned-artist who is decorating the mall for Christmas and trying to find his way after quitting his job and losing his fiancée. As Hillary and Ryan begin to fall for each other, they each don’t realize the other’s true identity: Hillary who is tasked with closing a failing gift wrap shop run by Ryan’s Aunt Patty and Ryan who is too ashamed to tell Hillary that he is the acting mall Santa.”

“Secret Santa” is produced by Jeff Schenck (“Sniper: Special Ops”) of Aro Entertainment and Hybrid’s Brian Nolan (“Christmas in Palm Springs”). Markus Hill (“Broadcasting Christmas”) is associate producer.

It’s crazy that the holiday season is just around the corner. Hopefully this film will be one of many to get us in the holiday spirit!

Can you believe that this year is almost over? What do you think about the film’s description? Are you going to look out for it on Lifetime?
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Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

By Sharee Silerio

Lifetime is bringing the movie “Secret Santa” (working title), starring “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alumna Tatyana Ali, Jasmine Guy, Kim Fields, Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers”), Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”) and Brendan Fehr (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) to television screens this winter.

Continue Reading


The two-hour original movie is currently shooting in Salt Lake City, Utah, and looks like it’s going to be a Christmas-Grinch-Love story.

Per Deadline, the film’s logline is:

“Christmas is Hillary Nash’s (Ali) least favorite time of year. As the Senior Financial Analyst at the upscale Hudson Valley Outdoor Mall, she has to be the annual Christmas Grinch and cancel the leases of under-performing stores by the end of the year. One afternoon, her 8-year-old niece Molly, asks the mall Santa to help find a boyfriend for her beloved aunt. Unbeknownst to Molly, and Hillary, the mall Santa is just a substitute filling in and is actually Ryan McCue (Fehr), a lawyer-turned-artist who is decorating the mall for Christmas and trying to find his way after quitting his job and losing his fiancée. As Hillary and Ryan begin to fall for each other, they each don’t realize the other’s true identity: Hillary who is tasked with closing a failing gift wrap shop run by Ryan’s Aunt Patty and Ryan who is too ashamed to tell Hillary that he is the acting mall Santa.”

“Secret Santa” is produced by Jeff Schenck (“Sniper: Special Ops”) of Aro Entertainment and Hybrid’s Brian Nolan (“Christmas in Palm Springs”). Markus Hill (“Broadcasting Christmas”) is associate producer.

It’s crazy that the holiday season is just around the corner. Hopefully this film will be one of many to get us in the holiday spirit!

Can you believe that this year is almost over? What do you think about the film’s description? Are you going to look out for it on Lifetime?
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Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

What do evil-looking polar bears and the North Pole have to do with Oakland, California?

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Well, “The North Pole”, a new comedic web series, can explain. Focused on three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, the show is about their struggles to stay rooted as their neighborhood turns into a place where people of color are an “endangered species”.

According to the show’s website, “Across seven outrageous episodes, Nina, Marcus, and Benny fight, dream, and plot hilarious schemes to save the place they call home. Facing both gentrification and global warming, they combat evil landlords, crazy geoengineering plots, and ultimately each other.”

“We wanted to challenge those false narratives that Latinos and younger people don't care about climate change; people of color and Latinos are not victims or bystanders but are multilayered and powerful protagonists,” the series’ director, Chilean-American Yvan Iturriaga, told NBC News. “It’s easier and more acceptable to (show) that if you approach it as a comedy.”

The name of the show pays homage to North Oakland’s nickname in the 1990s and 200s, which was, you guessed it: the North Pole. Those who grew up in the area called themselves Polar Bears, so it makes sense that the people who witness the changes in their beloved neighborhood become mad Polar Bears.

Gentrification is all too common for Black communities around the country, while land, climate and safety issues disproportionally plague communities of color, because they’re more likely to live in areas with contaminated water, polluted air and lead-laced homes.

“It’s hella funny and hella relevant. I love how (the series) incorporates comedy with serious issues like gentrification,” said Reyna Amaya, the 33-year-old comedian, actress and voice over artist who plays Nina, a high school science teacher. “Gentrification is part of my personal story. My mom couldn't afford a house in San Francisco, so we had to move to Oakland when I was in middle school.”

With Spike Lee-esque imagery, high quality videography and relatable storylines, the show has all of the elements of a hit. It actually feels like it should be streaming on Netflix or Hulu right now.

The series’ world premiere is on September 7th at Oakland’s historic Grand Lake Theater, and on September 12th, the entire season will be available to stream online at TheNorthPoleShow.com.

“The North Pole” is written and produced by Josh Healey, produced by Darren Colston (“A Wrinkle in Time”) and executive produced by Movement Generation.

The show stars Reyna Amaya (“All Def Digital”) as Nina, Donte Clark (“Romeo is Bleeding”) as Marcus, Santiago Rosas (“Home Front”) as Benny, and Eli Marienthal (“American Pie”) as Finn. Special guests include comedian W. Kamau Bell, hip-hop artist Mistah Fab, Black Panther hero Ericka Huggins, and emcee and activist Boots Riley.

Take a look at the web series’ entertaining trailer below.



What do you think about “The North Pole” trailer? Are you going to tune in to the series?
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Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.