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Film Review: Black or White (★★★)

I’ve always admired the work of filmmaker Mike Binder a bit more than most (particularly the underrated gem Reign Over Me, though also many of his smaller...

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TV Pilot Review: “Red Band Society” Doesn’t Jump Off the Screen

Fox's new teen dramedy is dead on arrival

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First Trailer for Mike Binder’s ‘Black and White’ starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer

I may be one of the few, but I’m actually a fan of actor/former comedian Mike Binder‘s work as a filmmaker. Sure, plenty of folks love The Upside of Anger...

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Get On Up (★½)

“The hardest working man in show business;” “The Godfather of Soul;” “Mr. James Brown.” If I wasn’t already aware of these monikers, director Tate Taylor...

Chris Evans leads a motley crew out for blood and justice.

Snowpiercer (★★★½)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Give me a moment to catch my breath as I type up this review for Snowpiercer, because my lord was this movie a relentless experience,...

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The Funk Don’t Quit in the New ‘Get On Up’ Trailer with Chadwick Boseman

Today we have a new trailer for Tate Taylor‘s upcoming James Brown biopic Get on Up starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, and Octavia Spencer....

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Red Band Trailer for ‘Snowpiercer’ Starring Chris Evans

I haven’t been keeping too close an eye on Bong Joon-ho‘s English language debut Snowpiercer (beyond the issues that Harvey Weinstein seems to have with its...

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Awards Profile: Get On Up

Directed By: Tate Taylor Cast: Chadwick Boseman, David Andrew Nash, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson...

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Awards Profile: Snowpiercer

Directed By: Bong Joon-ho Written By: Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson Cast: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Song Kang-ho, Octavia Spencer, Alison...

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James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’ Gets a Trailer with Chadwick Boseman

The entire staff is taking a look at the slate for the 2014 film year with our Awards Profiles.  The trailer has debuted for Tate Taylor’s Get on Up, the biopic...

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86 Years A Snub – The Struggle for Black Actors in Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o joined the coveted Oscar ranks earlier this month, becoming the seventh black actress (who is of Kenyan descent) to win an Oscar at the 2014 Academy...

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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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Diablo Cody’s PARADISE Available on Blu-Ray & DVD November 12, 2013

Read the details below: Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD and Blu-rayTM release of PARADISE on November 12, 2013....

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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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Awards Season Shuffle – Where Will Actors Be Campaigned?

Moving in on these later summer days, the season is gearing  up for a loud and hopefully entertaining start with Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festival all...

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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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LAFF 2013: Fruitvale Station (***½)

Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African-American father, was the tragic victim of a racially-motivated homicide. No, he wasn’t killed in a gang-related incident. Oscar...

‘Fruitvale Station’ Trailer Shows a Promising Michael B. Jordan for Oscar Consideration!

A film that is already on Oscar’s radar before it even opens is Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer.  Terence...

Sundance hit and Cannes Official Selection ‘Fruitvale Station’ gets a new poster

After taking Sundance by storm and getting a name change, Fruitvale Station is all set to head to the Croisette as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival....

Weinstein Company Changes ‘Fruitvale’ Title

The upcoming hopeful from Ryan Coogler and The Weinstein Company, which received high praise from the Sundance Film Festival, has officially changed its title.  The...

First Quarter Round-Up – Are There Any Oscar Contenders?

As April has completely come out of nowhere and become fully present, I’ve updated the new Oscar Tracker to keep in mind everything that has already been released...

Oscar Circuit – 2014 Films and Minority Contenders

It’s March!  We get started right away and over the past few weeks after the Oscar ceremony, I took some brief stabs at some categories.  Those have been...

Last Year’s Winners Streep, Dujardin, Spencer and Plummer Return to Present at Oscars

As is the case almost every Oscar ceremony that I can remember, the previous year’s Oscar winners in the four acting categories will return to present at the...