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 »





Fuqua Preps Tupac Biopic

20 01 2011

The life and times of Tupac Shakur are heading to big screen. Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest) will helm the much-anticipated project slated to begin shooting this April. Read the rest of this entry »





Five Favs Comic Book Movies

1 10 2010

The recent success of “Kick-Ass” and the release of “Iron Man 2″ on DVD, films based on comic books have become Hollywood’s gold standard for success. With a slew of high-profile films coming to theaters in the near future, we take a look at Five Fav Comic Book movies featuring African-Americans heroes and heroines fighting bad guys and saving the world – on the big screen! Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | The Karate Kid

11 06 2010

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

Kung-Fu Fighting!
One boy’s cross-cultural coming-of-age tale strongly resembles 1984’s “The Karate Kid,” but this latest version has more in common with several other prominent recent releases. With his performance in this film, Jaden Smith steps from his family’s long regal shadow to “announce his presence with authoritah!”

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Conversation with . . . Jada Pinkett Smith

8 06 2010

by Kam Williams

The Many Shades of Jada, from TV Nurse to Karate Kid’s Mom
Besides playing the title character on the TNT series “HawthoRNe,” which is starting its second season, Jada Pinkett Smith executive-produces the show through her production company, 100% Womon. With her husband, Will Smith, she is serving as producer of “The Karate Kid,” starring their son, Jaden, and also of Fela!, the Broadway musical nominated for 11 Tony Awards. Jada’s recent film credits include “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” as the voice of Gloria, and director Diane English’s remake of “The Women.” Read the rest of this entry »





Cheadle’s Ten Gems

7 05 2010

Two-time Black Reel Award winner and Oscar nominee Don Cheadle has been an “overnight success” for the past 15 years. Since his unheraled film debut in “Hamburger Hill,” Cheadle has developed into a solid A-List actor who has displayed his versatility in a multitude of diverse roles. Read the rest of this entry »





Whitaker’s “Criminal” Intent!

26 01 2010


Following in the footsteps of many of his acting peers, Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker has decided to spend some time on the small screen agreeing to star in the upcoming “Criminal Minds” spinoff launching this fall. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Freeman, Davis and Smith

21 07 2009

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Oscar winner and master actor, Morgan Freeman is negotiating to join Bruce Willis in the espionage thriller, “Red.” Read the rest of this entry »








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