Worst Films of 2012

20 12 2012


This year in film has featured many amazing trends and captivating performances. Despite so many great films at the box office, it is the bottom-feeders of cinema that is our focus. Read the rest of this entry »

First Look | The Paperboy

20 06 2012

Black Reel Award-winning director Lee Daniels is a talented lightning rod. This fall, after failing to locate any stateside distributors for his film, The Paperboy, Millennium Entertainment has decided to release his film themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Daniels Finds His “King!”

18 03 2010

Oscar nominee and Black Reel Award winning director Lee Daniels is assembling the cast for his next film, “Selma,” his follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “Precious.”  Daniels has cast little know British actor David Oyelowo to play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Precious Dominates Image Awards

27 02 2010

A year ago, newly-elected President Barack Obama dominated the NAACP Image Awards. But this go-round, the movie “Precious” enjoyed that honor, walking away with a half-dozen trophies in the movie categories, including Best Picture, Director (Lee Daniels), Independent Film, Actress (Gabby Sidibe), Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique) and Screenplay (Geoffrey Fletcher). As for television, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne proved the voters’ favorite, netting four awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Record-Breaking Evening for “Precious!”

13 02 2010

The little indie film that went from nearly going straight to DVD, “Precious,” came full circle this evening setting a new record for success at The Black Reel Awards when it nearly completed a sweep taking home seven awards at this evening’s festivities. Read the rest of this entry »

A “Precious” Morning of Oscar Nominations

2 02 2010

The little film that nearly almost went straight to video, “Precious,” completed it’s Cinderella run securing six Oscar nominations when it was announced this morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Daniels and De Niro Headed to “Selma!”

25 01 2010

Black Reel Award-nominated director/producer Lee Daniels has announced his next film and it promises to be a big one. The Oscar-winning auteur has cast Robert De Niro to star in the Civil Rights drama, “Selma.” Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | Precious Review

13 11 2009

Lee Daniels’ latest film, Precious is a dark, harrowing look at the perilous world of an obese teenager. But amidst all of the hurt and pain is monumentally groundbreaking story that is a peek into a rarely if ever seen world that despite all of it’s tough and unusual circumstances still manages to remain hopeful. Read the rest of this entry »