Reel Reviews | 11/4/08

27 10 2010

by Kam Williams

Participatory Documentary Revisits Historic Presidential Election of 2008
If you want a chance to wax nostalgic about how just two years ago the country came together like on no other occasion since 9/11/01, you might like to check out 11/4/08, a documentary revisiting the events surrounding the historic election of Presidential Barack Obama. Director Jeff Deutchman refers to his movie as a “participatory” venture because it is essentially a cinematic collage cobbled together from numerous video snippets recorded on Election Day.

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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 »





Big Will Getting “Suspicious?”

28 02 2010

After a near two-year hiatus, international superstar actor, Will Smith may finally be ready to go back to work. While he has been attached to several rumored projects, Smith apparently has his eye set on working on an old-school classic. Read the rest of this entry »





Precious Dominates Image Awards

27 02 2010

A year ago, newly-elected President Barack Obama dominated the NAACP Image Awards. But this go-round, the movie “Precious” enjoyed that honor, walking away with a half-dozen trophies in the movie categories, including Best Picture, Director (Lee Daniels), Independent Film, Actress (Gabby Sidibe), Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique) and Screenplay (Geoffrey Fletcher). As for television, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne proved the voters’ favorite, netting four awards. Read the rest of this entry »





Spike Lee Raw and Uncut!

29 05 2009

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Known universally as one of the most brutally honest directors working in Hollywood, Spike Lee upcoming interview with Ed Gordon is sure to have some of his peers just a tad tight around the collar. Read the rest of this entry »





President Obama Takes His Plan to the People!

9 02 2009

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With an economic situation worsening by the day and plenty of squabbling on Capitol Hill over the plan’s particulars, President Barack Obama is set to take to the airwaves tomorrow night to appeal to the American people and try to avert financial catastrophe. Read the rest of this entry »





Wall Street CEO’s Get Their Comeuppance!

6 02 2009

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Earlier this week, President Barack Obama in response to the rampant irresponsibility on Wall Street pushed for a cap of CEO pay. One my good friends and editor and chairwoman of the Corporate Library, Nell Minow says that the fat cats got what they deserved. Read the rest of this entry »





Obama’s First Ride on Air Force One!

6 02 2009


Yesterday, President Barack Obama crossed another Commander-in-Chief threshold when he took his first official flight in Air Force One. Read the rest of this entry »