Reel Shorts | For Colored Girls

5 11 2010

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

Since his debut in 2005, writer/producer/director Tyler Perry has nurtured and maintained a loyal following with a series of popular films based on his stage plays that mix emotional characters, spirituality and comedy into a winning formula. His latest film, “For Colored Girls,” is an overly-talky drama featuring some strong individual performances that uplifts the ladies while treating the men as cinematic roadkill. Read the rest of this entry »





“The O-Unit” Welcomes Three New Members!

11 03 2010

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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 Fashion | Image Awards

2 03 2010

Our own Blog Fashionista “Sexy Sabrina” sent us this red carpet recap from this past Friday night’s 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards. While there were some stumbles, for the most part we thought all of the ladies looked FABULOUS!!!!!! Read the rest of this entry »





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 »





Reel Shorts | Precious Review

13 11 2009

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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 »





Conversations with . . . Lee Daniels

7 11 2009

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On the heels of one of the year’s most anticipated film releases, director Lee Daniels sat down with FilmGordon publisher Tim Gordon to discuss the impact of “Precious.” Daniels discussed a multitude of relevant topics including the connection between Tyler Perry and his mother, his transition into major studio films and the juxtiposition between his bubbly personality and the dark complex films that he produces. Read the rest of this entry »





Trailer Park | Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire

18 05 2009

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After a triumphant screening earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and continuing to turn heads over at the Cannes Film Festival, Lee Daniels’ drama, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” is generating SERIOUS heat with it’s upcoming release. Read the rest of this entry »