“Straight Outta Compton,” “Creed” Win Big Honors at First All Def Movie Awards

“Straight Outta Compton,” “Creed” Win Big Honors at First All Def Movie Awards

The inaugural All Def Movie Awards were held in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Hosted by Oscar host Chris Rock’s brother, Tony Rock, the awards will air on Fusion on Sunday, Feb. 28 opposite ABC’s broadcast of the Oscars. According to The Hollywood Reporter, All Def Digital’s Russell Simmons created the awards in response to “the […]

‘Creed’ Actor Michael B. Jordan to Star in ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ Remake

‘Creed’ Actor Michael B. Jordan to Star in ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ Remake

  “Creed” breakout star Michael B. Jordan is set to star in the remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair” with MGM. There is no writer or director currently attached to the new project. The film will mark the third version of the popular title. The original 1968 film starred Steve McQueen as Thomas Crown, a […]

Winners of the 47th NAACP Image Awards Announced – Michael B. Jordan is Entertainer of the Year!

Winners of the 47th NAACP Image Awards Announced – Michael B. Jordan is Entertainer of the Year!

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 5, 2016 – The winners of the “47th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One (9-11 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed). The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a one-hour live pre-show from the red carpet […]

#OscarsSoWhite, Part II

#OscarsSoWhite, Part II

If memory serves me right, the conclusion we all came to last year with #OscarsSoWhite – when the Academy’s nominees for Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Lead/Supporting-If-We-Feel-Like-It Role were released and were made up of only white actors and actresses – was that it wasn’t necessarily the voters’ fault this time. The only […]

National Society of Film Critics Winners – ‘Spotlight’ Tops with Love for Michael B. Jordan and Charlotte Rampling

National Society of Film Critics Winners – ‘Spotlight’ Tops with Love for Michael B. Jordan and Charlotte Rampling

The National Society of Film Critics announced their winners earlier today with so surprising (and not so surprising) announcements.  “Spotlight” took the top honors while Michael B. Jordan (“Creed”) and Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) nabbed some much needed accolades for their performances. Check them out: BEST PICTURE: “Spotlight” BEST DIRECTOR: Todd Haynes for “Carol” BEST […]

Online Film Critics love ‘Carol,’ ‘Sicario’

Online Film Critics love ‘Carol,’ ‘Sicario’

The Online Film Critics Society have announced the nominations for their 2015 award, the winners of which will be determined on December 14, 2015.  A strong showing for Oscar favorites Spotlight, Room, The Revenant, Brooklyn, and (somewhat surprisingly) The Martian are notable, but the headline belongs to Carol and Sicario, who lead the field.  The […]

Film Review: Creed (★★★½)

Film Review: Creed (★★★½)

This is what you hope for whenever you go to a screening…a film you have middle of the road expectations for absolutely knocking your socks off. In the same way that the original Rocky captured magic in just the right way, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in the process, so too has filmmaker […]

Ryan Coogler’s ‘Creed’ Submits 2 Original Songs for Oscars! Donald Glover and Tessa Thompson Among Writers

Ryan Coogler’s ‘Creed’ Submits 2 Original Songs for Oscars! Donald Glover and Tessa Thompson Among Writers

Warner Bros. has added two more films to its awards season roster: Ryan Coogler’s “Creed” and Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea,” both due out later this year.  In the case of the former, we have learned that “Creed” will have two Original Songs in contention that will present an opportunity for the […]

Film Review: Fantastic Four (★★)

Film Review: Fantastic Four (★★)

Considering the pretty low bar set by the first two (or technically three) films featuring these comic book characters, this new version of Fantastic Four only needed to be average in order to easily surpass them. Sadly, this is barely able to reach that goal, offering up as mediocre a superhero flick as I’ve seen […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Nothing helps the buzz of a potentially questionable film more than a great Trailer. Up until now, you could be forgiven for shrugging off the pseudo Rocky sequel/spinoff Creed, since that franchise was not in any way in need of another installment. Despite the presence of Ryan Coogler as the filmmaker and Michael B. Jordan in […]

‘Fantastic Four’ Unveils First Look at Dr. Doom in New Trailer

‘Fantastic Four’ Unveils First Look at Dr. Doom in New Trailer

One of the big blockbusters coming this year is Fantastic Four and after an atmospheric teaser trailer, the folks at Fox have dropped a new trailer that gives us more new information about the reboot. We get some information about just how our heroes get turned into fantastic human beings, a good look at Dr. […]

Warner Brothers Gives Release Date to ‘Creed’ and moves ‘Point Break’ Remake…Again!

Warner Brothers Gives Release Date to ‘Creed’ and moves ‘Point Break’ Remake…Again!

The powers that be over at Warner Brothers are clearly doing some release date housekeeping. Earlier, it came out that WB has given the Rocky sequel/spinoff Creed an official release date and bumped the remake of Point Break around on the calendar yet again. The former can be seen on Thanksgiving of this year, while […]

New Teaser Trailer, Images, and Poster for ‘Fantastic 4’ Reboot

New Teaser Trailer, Images, and Poster for ‘Fantastic 4’ Reboot

The first teaser trailer for this summer’s action-adventure FANTASTIC FOUR has just been released by 20th Century Fox! Directed by Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell. Also, be sure to check out the exclusive trailer commentary video featuring Director Josh Trank and Writer Simon Kinberg on Yahoo! Movies debuting […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode Six: Thoughts on ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting News

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode Six: Thoughts on ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting News

Wow…this casting news puts me in high spirits. I love how Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot is going the Social Network route of focusing on young actors to spearhead an extremely high-profile movie project. This eclectic group of actors has me so excited by their involvement that I simply had to make them the focus of […]

Cast of ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Revealed

Cast of ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Revealed

There aren’t a whole lot of fans of the two Fantastic Four films that got made a few years back, and for good reason, but I think we’re all fairly optimstic about the upcoming reboot that Josh Trank is at the helm of. Trank impressed me with his found footage superhero movie Chronicle and the […]

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