Conversation with . . . Common

18 05 2010

by Kam Williams

In his first leading role, rapper/actor Common headlines the romantic sports comedy, “Just Wright” opposite Queen Latifah. The spiritually grounded MC sat down with Kam Williams to talk about his latest film, his inspirations and what he sees when he looks into the mirror! Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Queen Latifah

13 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Just “La”
Dana Elaine Owens was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 18, 1970, the second child of Lance and Rita Owens, a police officer and a schoolteacher, respectively. The versatile entertainer first found fame in the world of hip-hop upon the release of her debut album “All Hail the Queen” while still in her teens. As Queen Latifah, she has since enjoyed an enviable recording and concert career featuring seven solo CDs plus countless collaborations with colleagues across a spectrum of musical genres. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Talk | Columbus Short

27 03 2010

Since his film debut in 2004, Columbus Short has been building a steady resume filled with physically demanding roles. His latest as Sergeant Linwood “Pooch” Porteous may be his most demanding yet. The young actor shared some insights with Silas Lesnick on the set of his latest film, “The Losers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Talk | Zoe Saldana

27 03 2010

After co-starring in the highest grossing movie of all-time, “Avatar” as well as last summer’s space blockbuster, “Star Trek,” beautiful Zoe Saldana continues to cut an impressive swath through Hollywood’s infamous “boy’s club” with her own personal style. Silas Lesnick caught up with the busy actress on the set of her upcoming action thriller, “The Losers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Wesley’s Finest!

2 03 2010

Born in Orlando on July 31, 1962 to Marian, a teacher’s aide, and Wesley, Sr., and an aircraft engineer, Wesley Trent Snipes was raised in the South Bronx, although the family moved back to Florida before he was able to graduate from NYC’s famed, Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Art. Still, Wesley went on to study drama in college at SUNY Purchase’s prestigious acting conservatory. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Wesley Snipes & Antoine Fuqua

27 02 2010

Last week I sat down with two men that I have a great deal of respect for in film star, Wesley Snipes and Black Reel Award winning director extraordinaire, Antoine Fuqua. We kicked it about their upcoming film, “Brooklyn’s Finest” as well plans for Snipes’ highly-anticipated career renaissance. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Tracy Morgan

26 02 2010

Brooklyn-born Tracy Morgan started out in showbiz in his teens, doing standup until he was invited to join Saturday Night Live’s ensemble cast in 1996. During his seven seasons on SNL, the colorful comedian played such memorable characters as Brian Fellows, Astronaut Jones and Woodrow while also doing impersonations of everyone from Al Sharpton to Star Jones to Aretha  Franklin. Recently, Tracy is co-starring opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin on the Emmy-winning NBC series “30 Rock.” Read the rest of this entry »

FilmGordon Radio | 2.25.10

26 02 2010

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This week on “Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon,” publisher Tim Gordon spoke to Wesley Snipes and director Antoine Fuqua about their upcoming film, “Brooklyn’s Finest.”

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