“Pariah” Comes into Focus!

28 01 2011

The hits keep coming from Sundance. Spike Lee protege, Dee Rees’ debut film, ‘Pariah,’ which premiered  to rave reviews at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Focus Features for theatrical distribution, according to Deadline.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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We Remember | Abbey Lincoln

15 08 2010

Jazz singer and actress, Abbey Lincoln, who evolved from a supper-club singer into a strong voice for civil rights, has died. Lincoln was 80. Read the rest of this entry »





Conversations with . . . Queen Latifah

13 05 2010

by Kam Williams

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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 »





DVD Den | Do The Right Thing

30 06 2009

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Twenty years ago today, Spike Lee fired the shot heard round the cinematic world with the release of his simmering hot summer classic, “Do The Right Thing.” Read the rest of this entry »





StarAccess Contest | Do The Right Thing

22 06 2009

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Enter our contest to win a copy of the 20th Anniversary of writer/director, Spike Lee’s landmark provocative drama “Do the Right Thing.” Coming to stores exactly 20 years to the day of it’s theatrical release on June 30, the film’s honesty, courage and original perspective on American race relations earned two Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »





Spike Lee Raw and Uncut!

29 05 2009

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Known universally as one of the most brutally honest directors working in Hollywood, Spike Lee upcoming interview with Ed Gordon is sure to have some of his peers just a tad tight around the collar. Read the rest of this entry »





Spielberg Making King Bio Pic!

19 05 2009

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One of Hollywood’s most accomplished directors, Steven Spielberg has reached an agreement to produce a major studio biopic on the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sources announced yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »