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 »





We Remember | Abbey Lincoln

15 08 2010

Jazz singer and actress, Abbey Lincoln, who evolved from a supper-club singer into a strong voice for civil rights, has died. Lincoln was 80. Read the rest of this entry »





Smith’s “Book of Cain!”

16 07 2010

Earlier this year, Denzel Washington gained notieriety as a man protecting a special book from harm in the futuristic, “Book of Eli.” Well Will Smith’s next film will combine the biblical aspects of that story with the popularity of vampire lore in “The Legend of Cain.” 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 »





10 Fearless Movie Fathers

19 06 2010

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

Throughout the long history of films, no member of the family has been more misunderstood than “dear old dad.” While Hollywood has routinely portrayed African-Americans fathers either as comic relief, absent or negatively, these men have largely been an afterthought in mainstream films until recently.

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DVD Den | The Book of Eli

15 06 2010

by Kam Williams

Denzel’s Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Arrives on DVD
It is 2043, in the wake of a war which has left America a vast, violent wasteland devoid of infrastructure. Civilization has been replaced by a desperate, lawless society where life is cheap, and a man might lose his life over a glass of water or a piece of food. 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 »