Reel Shorts | Olympus Has Fallen

22 03 2013


Director Antoine Fuqua’s follow-up to his gritty police drama, Brooklyn’s Finest is a rousing patriotic, no-holds barred action thriller that puts a new, yet predictable spin while simultaneously updating the Die Hard blueprint for a new generation in the jingoistic, Olympus Has Fallen. Read the rest of this entry »

FilmGordon Radio | Olympus Has Fallen Cast

20 03 2013


This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon sits down for a conversation with the talented cast from the upcoming action thriller, Olympus Has Fallen. 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 »

Snipes Loses Court Appeal

17 07 2010

Film star Wesley Snipes lost his latest bout with the IRS when a federal court in Atlanta upheld tax evasion convictions charges against the actor. Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Den | Brooklyn’s Finest

6 07 2010

by Kam Williams

Griity NYPD Crime Caper Comes to DVD 
This gruesome splatter flick directed by Antoine Fuqua trades in profanity, ethnic slurs and gratuitous violence in service of a high attrition-rate crime whodunit designed for the blood sport demo. What makes the film unique is its triangulated plotline which keeps its three strands fairly insulated from each other until the dramatic conclusion when the protagonists’ paths finally cross. Read the rest of this entry »

Cover Guy | Wesley Snipes

30 03 2010

Wesley Snipes has gone from Hollywood’s Penthouse to the outhouse during the course of his 25-year career. In a fascinating article in the April GQ magazine, the former “New Jack City” star talks about going from Nino Brown to a state of “Career, Interrupted!” The star faces three years in jail, and Chris Heath tries to make sense of it all. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | Brooklyn’s Finest

7 03 2010

In recent years, Boston has provided the backdrop for a number of gritty crime capers set in tight-knit communities, intimate character-driven dramas such as “Mystic River” (2003), “The Departed” (2006), “Gone Baby Gone” (2007) and “What Doesn’t Kill You” (2008). By comparison, New York contributions to the genre tend to more action-oriented and revolve around crooked cops rather than folks from the ‘hood. Just think of “16 Blocks” (2006), “Righteous Kill” (2008) and “Pride and Glory” (2008). Read the rest of this entry »

Wesley’s Finest!

2 03 2010

Born in Orlando on July 31, 1962 to Marian, a teacher’s aide, and Wesley, Sr., and an aircraft engineer, Wesley Trent Snipes was raised in the South Bronx, although the family moved back to Florida before he was able to graduate from NYC’s famed, Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Art. Still, Wesley went on to study drama in college at SUNY Purchase’s prestigious acting conservatory. Read the rest of this entry »