Reel Shorts | Get Him to the Greek

4 06 2010

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

Diddy’s Peformace Far From “Greek” Tragedy!
Since 2004, nobody has produced as many laugh-out-loud on-screen moments as comic impresario Judd Apatow. “Get Him to the Greek” once again employs all of his now familiar trademarks — including a nerdy lead character who discovers his calling — mixed in with tons of sometimes painful laughs.

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DVD Den | Paul Mooney: It’s the End of the World!

7 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Comedy writer, comedian extraordinaire and culture critic Paul Mooney’s latest stand-up, “It’s the End of the World” has landed on DVD and Kam Williams gives us the skinny on the funniest man NOT a huge star in Hollywood. Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Den | Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

27 04 2010

by Kam Williams

This alternately hilarious and enlightening documentary is designed to pay homage to the trailblazing pioneers of black comedians while simultaneously recounting the evolution of the art form in light of the prevailing African-American political and cultural experience. The film was directed by Robert Townsend who compiled a most impressive cast to contribute to the project via a combination of present-day interviews and archival footage, including the posthumous performances and reflections of such late great entertainers as Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Mantan Moreland, Stepin’ Fetchit, Bernie Mac and Robin Harris. Read the rest of this entry »

Henson and Ced Get “Crowne-d!”

27 03 2010

Taraji P. Henson and Cedric the Entertainer have been cast in the upcoming Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts comedy, “Larry Crowne.” Hanks made the announcement himself this afternoon . . . on his Twitter and TwitPix account! Read the rest of this entry »

StarAccess Contest – Pimpadelic / American Violet / Drag Me To Hell

12 10 2009

This week, we have three new DVDs, Katt Williams’ “Pimpadelic,” “American Violet” and “Drag Me To Hell” up for grabs in our “Contest” section.  To win your free DVD, you must be a StarAccess movie club member and click on the links below. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | Zombieland

2 10 2009

From start to finish, other than Quentin Tarantino’s ballsy tour-de-force, “Inglorious Basterds,” no film provides as much wall-to-wall enjoyment as the post-apocolyptic comedy, “Zombieland. Featuring eye-popping cinematography, special effects and clever story-telling, who would have guessed that a future that looks this bleak could be so much fun! Read the rest of this entry »

First Look | Alice in Wonderland

26 06 2009

The Hollywood king of dark and quirky films, Tim Burton is working on his next work of art, “Alice in Hollywood.” Here is an image of his frequent collaborator, Oscar winner Johnny Depp. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversation with . . . Marlon Wayans

28 05 2009

As a member of the “first family of Black comedy,” Marlon Wayans has two projects this summer – one behind and the other in front of the camera and if the plan works out he’ll be dancing all the way to the bank! Read the rest of this entry »