First Look | Steel Magnolias

3 07 2012

The trailer for the upcoming Lifetime movie African-American remake, Steel Magnolias has been released and while we believe it looks like its going to be very good, it also looks VERY familiar. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | For Colored Girls

5 11 2010

This review first appeared in Jet 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 »

FilmGordon Radio | Tyler Perry

4 11 2010

Hollywood powerhouse, Tyler Perry—whose films to date have grossed more than $400 million worldwide—was a special guest on a special 90-minute version of “Keeping It Reel” with FilmGordon. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Images | For Colored Girls

10 09 2010

Earlier this week, Lionsgate announced that they will shorten the title of Tyler Perry’s upcoming film to “For Colored Girls.” Now comes the release of eight teaser posters spotlighting various cast members. It appears that they are pulling out ALL of the stops for some potential awards season attention. Tell us what you think! Read the rest of this entry »

The Fall Movie Preview

10 09 2010

This feature first appeared in Jet 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 »

Carey “Colored” No More!

27 05 2010

According to a report from People Magazine, Black Reel Award nominee Mariah Carey has pulled out of of the upcoming Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.” 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 »

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 »