Peer Appreciation | The Rock & Elba

1 04 2013

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Sometimes when we think no one is watching or paying attention, our actions continue to impact others. That fact is true even in Hollywood when actors watch the work of their colleagues. Such is the case between Idris Elba and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »





Eye Candy | Idris Elba

22 06 2012

Since we launched this feature, we receive lots of messages from our female readership to feature handsome hunks as well as sexy ladies. Ladies, we have heard you so let’s meet Idris Elba! Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Prometheus

7 06 2012

Over three decades after releasing his landmark classic film, Alien, director Ridley Scott makes a triumphant return to the sci-fi genre with the beautiful and ambitious space thriller, Prometheus.

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The Fall Movie Preview

10 09 2010

This feature first appeared in Jet Magazine.com. To read this review at its original source, click here.

As the dog days of summer come to an end, the big-budget blockbusters begin to make way for more serious, award-caliber fare. But for the first time in a decade, there are no fall releases garnering awards buzz that showcase Black actors. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Takers

27 08 2010

This feature first appeared in Jet Magazine.com. To read this review at its original source, click here.

Style and substance violently collide in the heist drama, “Takers.” Despite boasting one of the year’s sexiest casts, pulse-pounding action and impressive stunts, the filmmaker’s inability to rein in the story’s ridiculous plot ultimately “take” it down. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Talk | Idris Elba

13 08 2010


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Elba discusses the differences between his latest film, “Takers” and his spring ensemble film, “The Losers” during the junket for his film earlier this week.





DVD Den | The Losers

16 07 2010

DC Comics Action Flick Available on DVD
This DC Comics action adventure opens in the jungles of Bolivia where a crack team of U.S. Special Forces commandos led by hard-boiled Colonel Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) are on assignment to bring a drug kingpin (Peter Francis James) to justice. The other members of the elite squad include getaway car driver/daredevil pilot Pooch (Columbus Short), ruthless, money-hungry Rogue (Idris Elba), computer hacker Jensen (Chris Evans) and sharpshooting sniper Cougar (Oscar Jaenada). Read the rest of this entry »





10 Fearless Movie Fathers

19 06 2010

This feature first appeared in Jet Magazine.com. To read this review at its original source, click here.

Throughout the long history of films, no member of the family has been more misunderstood than “dear old dad.” While Hollywood has routinely portrayed African-Americans fathers either as comic relief, absent or negatively, these men have largely been an afterthought in mainstream films until recently.

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