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Danai Gurira Recalls Secrecy During Michonne's First 'Walking Dead' Scenes


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Danai Gurira is fully aware of the mass scale of production that goes into 'The Walking Dead'. Having played Michonne in the series since the show's third season, she's recently spoken out about how big of an adjustment she had to make to her life to be a part of the franchise.

Danai Gurira has starred as Michonne in 'The Walking Dead' since season 3Danai Gurira has starred as Michonne in 'The Walking Dead' since season 3

Coming from the world of theatre, Gurira says that she had never really been a part of anything quite like AMC's hit zombie apocalyptic series, and realised quickly that the attention surrounding the show was unlike anything else.

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Danai Gurira Teases "Unpredictable" 'The Walking Dead' Season 8


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It's hard to believe it's already almost been 12 months since we discovered exactly who was on the receiving end of Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) barbed wire baseball bat Lucille in the season 7 premiere of 'The Walking Dead'. The scenes were some of last year's most talked about when it comes to television, stunning the majority of those watching and even encouraging a small portion of the fan base to start up petitions and demand their favourite characters be returned to the series.

Danai Gurira's character Michonne has always been one of the most complicated in 'The Walking Dead'Danai Gurira's character Michonne has always been one of the most complicated in 'The Walking Dead'

Now though, the death of those characters seems to finally be in the past (at least for those watching), as Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow survivors have found others living under the tyrannical rule of Negan and his band of 'Saviors', all of whom are ready to fight back.

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All Eyez On Me Review

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There's a clear sense that this Tupac Shakur biopic is hoping to build on the momentum that started with Straight Outta Compton but, despite an even stronger story, this film pales in comparison. The writers and director never quite get a grip on their subject matter, including far too many inexplicable events and unidentified characters. This means that audiences unfamiliar with Shakur's story will struggle to engage with people and events that lack context and resonance.

Raised by his activist mother Afeni (The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira) in New York, the gifted Tupac (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) starts studying music, acting and dance at art college with his best friend Jada Pinkett (Kat Graham). Then the family moves across the country to Northern California, where he becomes more politically active and starts rapping. Mistreated by his record company, his hot temper lands him in prison, after which Suge Knight (Dominic L. Santana) brings him to Death Row Records. Amid rising fame and fortune, Tupac becomes caught up in an East Coast/West Coast feud with his former friend Biggie Smalls (Jamal Woolard), which takes a fatal turn.

With a story like this, it's odd that the filmmakers opt for such a saintly portrayal of Shakur, completely ignoring his personal life. He seems bizarrely asexual, even when surrounded by near-naked women, and his relationship with fiancee Kidada (Annie Ilonzeh) is non-existent. This is largely because the film's narrative is little more than sequence of moments in Shakur's life jarringly edited together without much connection between them. People wander in and out of these scenes in vast numbers, with some recognisable as famous figures but most just a blur. So the through-line of Shakur's life is a choppy stream of artistry, anger and violence. If the sound mix made it possible to decipher his lyrics, maybe more of this would make sense.

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Black Panther Trailer


Wakanda is one of Africa's biggest nations, it's still a third world country but it's also holder of many secrets. It's former ruler was King T'Chaka, the nation loved their King but he was killed by a bomb explosion, since then his son T'Challa is his rightful heir and  leader of the Black Panther tribe.

After returning to his country, T'Challa finds his country of Wakanda fragmented and in disarray; though his people are still loyal to the crown and his lineage, many people have seized the opportunity to take a piece of Wakanda for themselves - one of which T'Challa is all too familiar with.

Klaw is T'Challa's nemesis and is an incredibly intelligent yet despicably evil man who will go to any lengths to take what he thinks is his for the taking. Klaw wishes to take the Wakandan land for his own and is willing to destroy all its citizens if needs be.

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All Eyez On Me - Trailer and Clips


In 1971, a star was born in the form of Tupac Amaru Shakur; a star who would go on to be one of the most influential faces in the history of hip hop. In 1991, the world exploded in admiration for this pioneering newcomer who brought mastery to the art of rap and appealed to a young generation of hip hop artists especially those who were black, impoverished and affected by gang culture. His themes of racism, police brutality and gritty realities of guns and violence on the street brought a daring truth to the table that few, if any, had tried before. His 1996 album for which this film is named was the most explorative of the latter and his crowning glory, but it came alongside his downfall. After a stretch in prison and a serious conflict with Death Row Records, he would meet his end in a drive-by shooting at the age of just 25. 

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Danai Gurira and Jeffrey Dean Morgan seen at a 90-Minute Special Edition Of 'Talking Dead' as presented by AMC held at Hollywood Forever, California, United States - Sunday 23rd October 2016

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Danai Gurira seen at a special edition of 'The Walking Dead's Talking Dead' presented by AMC - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th October 2016

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Does Anyone Else Think 'The Walking Dead' Is A Bit Rubbish Now?


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AMC’s ratings behemoth The Walking Dead returned to American TV screens on Sunday night (Feb 9th) and last night on FOX for British viewers. We re-join zombie dystopia after the devastating battle that left the prison decimated, our beloved survivors scattered, and a few key characters dead or missing.

Carl The Walking DeadLet's just kill Carl off and be done with it

The mid-season premiere focused on Rick Grimes and his son Carl as they scavenge for supplies in a dilapidated town, which, surprisingly – considering it’s walking distance from the prison - is full of nourishing goodies like a 112-ounce can of chocolate pudding. This is as good a time as any for me to list the reasons why The Walking Dead isn’t very good any more:

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere: Safety Is History


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Can you hear that? It’s the sound of all the best shows coming back on TV! Also probably zombies, since The Walking Dead returned to AMC last night. The episode was mostly focused on Rick, Carl and Michonne, who, by the way, are now reunited in one mini-team. Insert obligatory spoiler warning here.

The “team” part didn’t really apply though, since Carl was faced with the decision of killing his maybe-infected father, or possibly becoming his first meal. And while we’ve seen him tough it out and actually shoot another parent in the head, he broke down and just couldn’t do it to Rick. So we know who Carl’s favorite parent is. Beyond that, he spent most of the episode crying and/or almost getting killed, but we’ll let that one slide, since he is just a teenager. Going through puberty and a zombie apocalypse at the same time must be tough.

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Last season we saw Carl handle the situation better than most, but it's finally getting to him in this episode.

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Mother Of George Trailer


Adenike and Ayodele Balogun are a traditional Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, New York and working together to run a small family restaurant. Following their joyful marriage, like most Nigerian couples, they were expected to have children. However, after so many years, it becomes clear that one of them is struggling with fertility issues, and there is little chance of conception between the two of them. With Ayodele's mother dreaming of them having a son named George and wanting what she believes is a perfect life for her son, Adenike fears that he will stray from her and is forced to make a decision that could either ruin or salvage their floundering marriage. However, it soon becomes clear that the only way to save them is to make sure she keeps her decision secret.

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Danai Gurira - Los Angeles premiere of '42' held at the Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th April 2013

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The Walking Dead Ready For Series 3


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The Walking Dead is readying itself for series 3, which will hit screens later this month, and one thing is for sure is that there wont be any shortage of gore, guts and glory. So, for those who still can't wait any longer even though the airing date is looming ever closer, here's a few mini-spoilers of what can be expected for season 3.

First off the bat, will be the introduction of Michonne, who was first brought in to the show during the shocking finale of series 2. Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, will have her character dissected and background laid out for all to see, and whether she will prove to be an ally to Jack and the rest of the survivors from series 1 will have to be seen.

Also on offer to potentially hinder the advances of Jack, played by Andrew Lincoln, and his band of merry men and women will be the mysterious Governor David Morrissey.

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The Walking Dead Still Walking Strong


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It's rare for a TV show, these days, to come up with something that hasn't been done for television before, but of course there are a few exceptions of themes that seem better suited to other genres of representation, either comics, films or to remain firmly in literature. The nature of a zombie apocalypse renders it normally only suitable for films- the finite nature of an apocalypse- it's very meaning based in the end of the world, surely points towards a rapid conclusion. As such, there have really only been two television series ever, brave enough to base themselves on this unlikely eventuality. The UK's Deadset and the US's 'The Walking Dead'. The Walking Dead is now in its third series and still going incredibly strong, as are the particular brand of the undead that it features.

Series three opens some months after series 2 closes, marked particularly Lori's unmistakable change in belly size given that she is now heavily pregnant. As well as a baby, series three welcomes Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, another survivor who has a sword as her weapon of choice. According to ABC news Gurira found the role a challenge, because "[She's] always been a big scaredy-cat." Gurira said, "As a kid, I couldn't watch horror films. I always found them terrifying and terrorizing."

Evidently, it wasn't the zombies and gore that brought Gurira to the role. It was in fact the humanity that it explores that drew her in, she says “It's about people trying to navigate dire circumstances. It started to feel like a war zone. When everything shuts down, who do you become? I love how the show explores that.”

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Danai Gurira and Michonne - Danai Gurira "Michonne" Thursday 4th October 2012 Premiere Of AMC's "The Walking Dead" 3rd Season - Arrivals at Universal CityWalk

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Lauren Cohan, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker and Walk Of Fame - Lauren Cohan, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker Wednesday 3rd October 2012 Gale Anne Hurd honored on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Lauren Cohan, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker and Walk Of Fame
Iron E Singleton, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeffrey Demunn, Steven Yeun, Gale Anne Hurd, Michael Rooker, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus and Walk Of Fame
Lauren Cohan, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker and Walk Of Fame
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Danai Gurira

Date of birth

14th February, 1978

Occupation

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Sex

Female

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All Eyez On Me Movie Review

All Eyez On Me Movie Review

There's a clear sense that this Tupac Shakur biopic is hoping to build on the...

Black Panther Trailer

Black Panther Trailer

Wakanda is one of Africa's biggest nations, it's still a third world country but it's...

All Eyez On Me Trailer

All Eyez On Me Trailer

In 1971, a star was born in the form of Tupac Amaru Shakur; a star...

Mother Of George Trailer

Mother Of George Trailer

Adenike and Ayodele Balogun are a traditional Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, New York and...

The Visitor Trailer

The Visitor Trailer

Watch the trailer for The Visitor. From the maker of The Station Agent comes The...

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