Reel Shorts | The Expendables

13 08 2010

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

In a year of big films, Sylvester Stallone’s latest threatens to dwarf them all with sheer action star power. His all-star extravaganza, “The Expendables” may not be the best film of the summer but this supercharged story literally dripping with testosterone easily is the most fun!

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.

Read the rest of this entry »





Conversations with . . . Forest Whitaker

12 03 2010

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker steps out of character as a romantic lead in the cultural bridal comedy, “Our Family Wedding.” Kara Warner sat down with Whitaker to discuss all of the fun he had making his latest film. Read the rest of this entry »





“The O-Unit” Welcomes Three New Members!

11 03 2010

Two-time Oscar winner Sidney Poitier

Last Sunday night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, three more new members were added to one of the industry’s most distinctive and exclusive club – Black Oscar winners. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Images | Our Family Wedding

9 03 2010

Here is a gallery for Black Reel Award-nominated director Rick Famuyiwa’s upcoming bridal-comedy, “Our Family Wedding.” Read the rest of this entry »





WTF! | Toughness Over Talent

19 03 2009

50_cent
After over three decades of taking shots to the dome, it appears that Father Time has finally caught up with industry veteran Sylvester Stallone. The iconic Hollywood tough guy is catching all type of heat for his decision to replace Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker with hip-hop mogul Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in his latest film. Read the rest of this entry »





Black Oscar’s Good, Bad and Murphy

26 02 2007

A night that began with a buzz of historic proportions ended in ecstasy for Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker, and agony for three other Black nominees, Will Smith, Djimon Hounsou and Eddie Murphy. Read the rest of this entry »