Lee/Tarantino: The Protector takes on The Imitator?

23 12 2012


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 »

We Remember | Vonetta McGee

16 07 2010

The woman who was once described as “one of the busiest and most beautiful black actresses” of the 1970s, Vonetta McGee has died. McGee was 65. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversation with . . . Common

18 05 2010

by Kam Williams

In his first leading role, rapper/actor Common headlines the romantic sports comedy, “Just Wright” opposite Queen Latifah. The spiritually grounded MC sat down with Kam Williams to talk about his latest film, his inspirations and what he sees when he looks into the mirror! Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | Just Wright

14 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Unlike contemporary romantic comedies, the pairing of Queen Latifah and Common in “Just Wright” has produced a very enjoyable, warm affectionate film. Kam Williams takes a look at this winning sports themed story. Read the rest of this entry »

FilmGordon Radio | Week in Review

14 05 2010

This week on “Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon,” we spotlighted the life of a sepia superstar, saluted a one-of-a-kind sexy symbol as well as got a peek at an upcoming sci-fi thriller. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Queen Latifah

13 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Just “La”
Dana Elaine Owens was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 18, 1970, the second child of Lance and Rita Owens, a police officer and a schoolteacher, respectively. The versatile entertainer first found fame in the world of hip-hop upon the release of her debut album “All Hail the Queen” while still in her teens. As Queen Latifah, she has since enjoyed an enviable recording and concert career featuring seven solo CDs plus countless collaborations with colleagues across a spectrum of musical genres. Read the rest of this entry »

Grier “Keeping It Reel” This Monday!

7 05 2010

Iconic actress and enduring sex symbol, Pam Grier will be our special guest on Monday’s afternoon’s “Keeping It Reel” with FilmGordon to discuss her life, career and her new book, “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts.” Read the rest of this entry »

Best Movie Openings | Velvet Smooth (1976)

3 03 2010

Sporting perhaps one of the cheesiest opening theme songs in the long and storied history of blaxploitation films is none other than the understandably forgotten film, “Velvet Smooth.” Read the rest of this entry »