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30 Jan. 2013

Anthony Hamilton Speaks, Sings in Bay Area


Grammy Award -winning singer Anthony Hamilton, who also serves as the national spokesman for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), is the keynote speaker for the 2013 Black History Celebration at University of the Pacific. He will both lecture and then perform a short intimate set of songs at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Bob […]

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29 Jan. 2013

Superbowl Gospel Extravaganza honors Ray Lewis


BALTIMORE RAVENS STAR RAY LEWIS TO BE HONORED BALTIMORE RAVENS STAR RAY LEWIS TO BE HONORED WITH THE LIFETIME OF INSPIRATION AWARD AT THE SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION ON FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Hosted by Kirk Franklin and Sherri Shepherd, with an All-Star Line-up of Performances By Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Winans, Bishop Paul S. Morton, […]

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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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12 Dec. 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Academy-award winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey is a visual masterpiece. Jackson, ever the technical and creative genius takes viewers to an elevated level of optical delight with 3D at 48-frames-per-second, twice that of current day engineering. What it renders is exceptional depth, clarity and dimension by comparison to 24-frames-per-second. Paired with […]

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23 Nov. 2012

HITCHCOCK in theaters now!


The fourth quarter of 2012 is ending on a very high note with the recent release of several quality films that favor a mature palate. In addition to Ben Affleck’s ARGO, Ava Duvernay’s MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, Tom Hanks’ and Halle Berry’s CLOUD ATLAS and Denzel Washington’s FLIGHT, add to this list Anthony’s Hopkins’ HITCHCOCK, the […]

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