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Movies

15 Jan. 2013

Oscar nominated BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD


Oscar nominee Quvenzhane (Qua van janay) Wallis stars in Beasts of the Southern Wild directed by Oscar nominee Benh Zeitlin is a beautiful film! The opening scene presents an amazing golden child innocently immersed in her own animal kingdom –a world of domestic pets, remnants of a crude existence– bearing a striking chord of realism, […]

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15 Jan. 2013

CALIFORNIA SOLO, a recommended pick


Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting) has a penchant for portraying the forlorn near do-gooder who finds his way haplessly through life, and that’s a true compliment. Carlyle, centers himself adeptly as Lachlan MacAldonich, a former British pop rocker who has strayed 360 degrees from his former life in the indy release, CALIFORNIA SOLO, from […]

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15 Jan. 2013

Marlon Wayans, One-on-One


Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie film franchise, Norbit, White Chicks) takes the helm directing and starring in the raucous comedy feature, A HAUNTED HOUSE, bringing his unleashed humor to full measure with no holds barred. The tale centers on a couple who decides to live together and take their relationship to the next level. The scary […]

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09 Nov. 2012

Tyler Perry at work on new film


According to industry publication, The Hollywood Reporter, Atlanta-based filmmaker/TV producer/philanthropist Tyler Perry has begun work on his new film project, “Single Mom’s Club” and has cast Wendi McLendon-Covey (TV’s Reno 911, Bridesmaids). Perry is reported to start shooting by month’s end. “Mom’s Club” is reported to be the story of single mothers from different backgrounds […]

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01 Nov. 2012

Denzel Washington, above-the-clouds performance in Flight is aerodynamic!


Denzel Washington could receive his third Oscar for the new movie, Flight. The two-time Academy Award winner– who in 1990, won Best Supporting Actor for Glory, and in 2002, won Best Actor for Training Day– surrenders himself completely in a wonderfully uncompromising portrayal as Captain “Whip” Whitaker, a tenured commercial airline pilot whose unparalleled heroics […]

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01 Nov. 2012

Melissa Leo’s penetrating performance in FLIGHT pivots dramatic conclusion


When I first met Melissa Leo– several years ago at the Toronto Film Festival– she lived up to my impression; a terrific actor with an easy way about her, flat-footed assuredness and anything but pretentious. In other words, someone you could talk to; and, talk we did recently about the new movie, Flight. Leo costars […]

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25 Oct. 2012

Halle Berry & Tom Hanks in CLOUD ATLAS


CLOUD ATLAS light years ahead, elevates expectations Try to imagine a galactic adventure where multiple lives are lived –in multi-ethnic bodies– over the course of five centuries. The thought borders on the unimaginable. But in the skillful hands of Oscar winners Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”) and Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball”), author David Mitchell’s CLOUD […]

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25 Oct. 2012

CLOUD ATLAS’ Susan Sarandon and Hugo Weaving


A sunny day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, they entered the room as easy as anyone, absent of ego and pomposity, also to their credit, happy to talk about one of this year’s most anticipated films, CLOUD ATLAS. I am referring to Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and Nigerian born, British-influenced actor, Hugo […]

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19 Oct. 2012

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE at the intersection of great storytelling


Clips from MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: Ava DuVernay has emerged as one of the most intuitive storytellers in modern times Celebrated for a growing body of work including THIS IS THE LIFE (her directorial debut), I WILL FOLLOW and MY MIC SOUNDS NICE (a heralded documentary on female rappers), MIDDLE OF NOWHERE –her second feature length […]

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