“King” Leads Oscar Field with 12 Nominations!

25 01 2011

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning and while they were some mild surprises, the choices were predictable for the most part. The true story of the Queen of England’s father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist, The King’s Speech led the field with 12 nominations. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | For Colored Girls

5 11 2010

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

Since his debut in 2005, writer/producer/director Tyler Perry has nurtured and maintained a loyal following with a series of popular films based on his stage plays that mix emotional characters, spirituality and comedy into a winning formula. His latest film, “For Colored Girls,” is an overly-talky drama featuring some strong individual performances that uplifts the ladies while treating the men as cinematic roadkill. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Trailer Park | The Town

16 07 2010

After a stormy start to the decade for the Oscar-winning screenwriter, Ben Affleck has quietly rebuilt his reputation and his latest film, “The Town” may bring him all the way back into Hollywood’s good graces. Read the rest of this entry »

First Look | Salt

12 07 2010

Oscar winner, Angelina Jolie is a CIA agent on the run in the exciting action spy thriller, “Salt.” Read the rest of this entry »

FilmGordon Radio | 7.08.10

9 07 2010

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After a one-month vacation, “Keeping It Reel” with FilmGordon returned to the airwaves yesterday featuring renewed energy and a host of topics as hot as the summer heat. Read the rest of this entry »

Casting News | Washington’s “Safe House!”

8 07 2010

The last time he played a bad guy, he took home an Oscar. Denzel Washington is hoping lightning strikes twice as he as signed on to play another villian in the upcoming film, “Safe House.” 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 »