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Movies

26 Jan. 2013

Rusty Cundieff talks “Movie 43”


MOVIE 43 is touted as one of the most irreverent films of any kind, this equal opportunity offender, a comedy with some 12 directors, nine writers and a gang of producers plus an impressive cast too long to list. I spoke with one of the daring dozen, filmmaker Rusty Cundieff (Sprung, Tales from the Hood, […]

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18 Jan. 2013

Following a dream, Sheldon Candis


Much love for “LUV” New film from the indomitable and talented Sheldon Candis Mayhem, miss-steps and machismo meet in LUV, a timeless classic with contemporary, masculine gloss from director Sheldon Candis starring actor/activist/rapper Common alongside Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Meagan Good and amazing young actor, Michael Rainey Jr. SYNOPSIS: An 11-year-old boy […]

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18 Jan. 2013

LUV’s Dennis Haysbert


He was cast as David Palmer, president of the most powerful country in the world on the smash TV hit, 24; and, his commanding baritone voice can be heard daily in nationally televised commercials for ALLSTATE Insurance. On inauguration weekend, Bay Area (San Mateo) native Dennis Haysbert (Wreck-It-Ralph, Breach, Jarhead) costars alongside a band of […]

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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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