Trailer Park | White House Down

27 03 2013

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For the second time this year, terrorist are poised to storm the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  This time around Channing Tatum is tasked with taking them down in the upcoming film, White House Down. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lee/Tarantino: The Protector takes on The Imitator?

23 12 2012

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Celebrated director Spike Lee has a history of voicing his opinion regarding his colleague’s project. The latest fellow director under attack from Lee is none other than Quentin Tarantino and his upcoming film, Django Unchained. Read the rest of this entry »





Trailer Park | Django Unchanged

7 06 2012

Leave it to Quentin Tarantino to create a Black Superhero slave (no disrespect to Fred Williamson) in the highly-anticipated holiday release, Django Unchained!

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Foxx Presents “Thunder Soul”

4 02 2011

A couple of years ago, both Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey lent their names and weight to get a distribution deal for a Precious. Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx has found his passion project and will present a film about a legend from his hometown in the upcoming documentary, Thunder Soul. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »





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 »





DVD Den | Valentine’s Day

14 05 2010

by Kam Williams

If you’ve seen “Love Actually” (2003), then you have a decent idea of what to expect to get from this shameless rip-off with none of the charm of the delightful romantic comedy it so desperately seeks to emulate. The original, set in London during the Christmas season, engagingly explored an array of both lighthearted and sobering relationship issues through the prism of 10 couples in conflict. The essence of Love Actually’s appeal lay in the deceptive fashion in which its endearing characters were introduced, developed and serendipitously intertwined en route to a satisfying payoff. Read the rest of this entry »