Reel Caricature | Morgan Freeman

11 03 2013

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Here is a caricature of actor, film director, and narrator Morgan Freeman, courtesy of my buddy and artist, Kerry Johnson and featured on his Pinterest page. Read the rest of this entry »





Bassey’s Golden Night!

28 02 2013

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It’s been two days and we still can’t stop thinking about Dame Shirley Bassey’s performance of Goldfinger at the Academy Awards. The song is almost 50 years old but Bassey’s commanding voice still is an elegant match with the imposing, muscular score!!! #classic #Bond Read the rest of this entry »





Casting News | Quvenzhané Wallis

24 02 2013

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Two-time Black Reel Award winner Quvenzhané Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, will play the title role in Annie. The film is scheduled to be released during the holiday season, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »





Soul Cinema | The Tuskegee Airman

19 01 2012

As filmgoers prepare for producer George Lucas’ aerial action assault with his passion project, Red Tails, here is an earlier TV version of the saluting these brave men, HBO’s The Tuskegee Airman. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Images | Madea’s Big Happy Family

7 02 2011

Here are latest two parody posters from Tyler Perry as he continues to spoof this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees. Perry takes aim at the British nominee, The King’s Speech with, what else, The Queen’s Speech. Wonder what Perry has in store for Toy Story 3, The Kids Are All Right and Inception? Read the rest of this entry »





Foxx Presents “Thunder Soul”

4 02 2011

A couple of years ago, both Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey lent their names and weight to get a distribution deal for a Precious. Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx has found his passion project and will present a film about a legend from his hometown in the upcoming documentary, Thunder Soul. Read the rest of this entry »





Cover Guy | Anthony Mackie

1 02 2011

The Academy Awards presentation is less than one month away and Vanity Fair’ annual Hollywood Issue has hit newsstands. With an upcoming show featuring NO African-Americans nominees it would make sense that our participation on this cover would be minimal at best. Only Black Reel Award winner Anthony Mackie made VF’s cut this year saving us from a total Whiteout! Read the rest of this entry »





Oscar Nominations | FilmGordon Radio

25 01 2011

This afternoon on the BIG show, three critics Omar Moore (The Popcorn Reel), Cole Dabney (INsite Magazine), Joe Barber (WETA-TV) and myself examined, dissected and discussed the nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. We debated which films were contenders or pretenders to the Oscar throne! Read the rest of this entry »