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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...

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#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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,”...

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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...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan talk ‘Fruitvale Station’

Back at the beginning of December (which technically is last year…crazy), I was invited to participate in a roundtable interview with Fruitvale Station...

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The 10 Biggest Breakthrough Performances Of 2013

One of my favorite posts that I write at the end of each year is on the assessment of actors and actresses who have burst onto the scene, and the impact they may have in...

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Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the...

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Florida Film Critics Reward ’12 Years a Slave’, Lupita Nyong’o Wins Two Awards

Florida Film Critics unveiled their winners today naming 12 Years a Slave Best Picture of the Year.  All the usual suspects won as well but their runner-ups delivered...

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St. Louis Film Critics Nominations – Michael B. Jordan Shows Up for ‘Fruitvale Station’

Solid choices from the St. Louis critics.  Love the Michael B. Jordan mention along with the “Favorite Scene” nominees.  I’m starting to compile mine...

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Did Harvey Weinstein Switch ‘Fruitvale Station’ to Adapted and Michael B. Jordan Supporting for the Oscars?

The Weinstein Company has revamped their awards site earlier this week, giving it a fresh look and respective categories listed for all nine films.  All of their...

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A Place at the Table – Minorities in Desperate Need of More Roles

I know it’s a horse that’s been beaten for years but it’s always worth bringing up…with examples.  The status of minorities getting valued works...

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Best Actor Predictions – Can Hanks Become the New Day-Lewis?

For the past two years, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis joined a very small group of actors that have won three Academy Awards.  Streep won two Oscars in Lead Actress...

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Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait projects that gathers excitement from awards...

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Fruitvale Station (***)

Anticipation was at a boiling point for Ryan Coogler’s highly regarded Fruitvale Station.  Its run thus far through the festival circuit has been most impressive....

Fruitvale Station (**½)

I really do hate to have to be the one to throw cold water on the love fest going on with Fruitvale Station. There’s certainly plenty to admire here and the story...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Lucky Seven Performances To Look Forward To

We’re ankle-deep in the summer.  There are lots to look forward to on the horizon.  Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity was announced as the opening film for the...