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Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

20 Jul. 2017

Uncommon heroes celebrated in Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK


There are angels all around us—some we recognize, some not. In the new film, DUNKIRK, directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight, Insomnia), for Warner Bros, is based on the British conflict of World War II and the heroic civilian rescuers who risked their lives to save the imperiled enlisted. Their account of bravery […]

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21 Jun. 2017

DuVernay & Abrams, Diversity in Hollywood


Academy Award nominated and acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, OWN’s Queen Sugar) has a penchant for moving the needle forward on discussions about the need for increased diversity in Hollywood–in all areas. According to reports from Variety’s Ricardo Lopez @rljourno, recently, DuVernay and J.J. Abrams challenged their industry to boost diversity on the big […]

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11 Jun. 2013

Craig Robinson talks new comedy horror flick, THIS IS THE END


Expecting the call from Craig Robinson put a grin on my face.  However, when I answered the phoned poised for our interview, I heard a man singing, and it sounded good.  It was Craig and my conversation with the stand-up-comedian-turned-film-star began. We talked about his role in the new film, THIS IS THE END. I […]

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22 May. 2013

HANGOVER 3, last round raises the bar


They occupy space with the cachet and confidence of their blockbuster movie franchise status but up close and in-person, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifinakis and Ed Helms seem to share a genuine likeness for each other, and an unpretentious nature, for real. Add Justin Bartha to the mix and the perpetual tragedy-prone, four best buds come […]

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08 May. 2013

The Greats: DiCaprio, Lurhmann, Maguire and Jay-Z!


Leonardo DiCaprio (Catch Me If You Can, Titanic, Django: Unchained, J. Edgar), was born to be a matinee idol.  His dashing good looks, charm, intelligence and smooth sex appeal serve his new movie quite well: THE GREAT GATSBY, one of America’s beloved fabled, self-made millionaires of the roaring 20s. The parties were lavish; the guests […]

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29 Mar. 2013

Jurnee’s TEMPTATION


Jurnee’s travels ignite her passion, star of Tyler Perry’s latest film talks TEMPTATION Fans and followers have taken the breathtaking, sentimental cinematic journey with the lovely Jurnee Smollett-Bell since she won hearts in Eve’s Bayou.  Bayou, her first feature film (released in 1997), cast then 10-year-old Smollett as Eve, the inquisitive ingénue holding her own […]

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26 Mar. 2013

The $300 Million Dollar Man!


Having some $300 million in box office receipts to his credit, filmmaker Antoine Fuqua shares insight The political action thriller, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, bowed with a strong box office in its debut weekend with $30 million in receipts, the single largest first weekend opening for director Antoine Fuqua, among his string of successful films, among […]

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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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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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