In tandem, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, hilarious adventure

(TALK2SV) – We’ve seen the archetype in times past and it still works.   Fast-talking funny guy paired with straight-faced wing man–take on bullies’ and bad guys–together making everything all right.  With a slight variation on a proven blueprint, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin “funny as ever” Hart bring their dynamic forces to CENTRAL […]

Tyler Perry is a Ninja in his own right, talks fatherhood and going against stereotype in new film

Ninja – a person who excels in a particular skill or activity (HOLLYWOOD) – Turtles unite and save the world or so is the rallying cry of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael: the beloved masked heroines lovingly known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, out of the shadows, to right the wrongs of evildoers. Ever […]

Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson doc a tribute to his music

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — As a young artist, Michael Jackson knew he wanted to be legendary. “I will be magic,” he wrote as a teenager, outlining his plans for his career. “I will be better than every great actor roped in one.” Jackson’s drive to succeed and his striking talent as a singer, dancer […]

KVIE Documentary Tells Story Of Byron Rumford Sr. And California Housing Practices

SACRAMENTO —Doug Harris Sr. made good on a promise when he was given an ultimatum from his mom to make a documentary of how Assemblyman Byron Rumford Sr. was able to create and pass a bill to eliminate unfair housing practices in California. In nearly three years, Harris, a filmmaker, researched, produced, and directed the […]

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes — and soon. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President […]

Sacramento State Grad Ryan Coogler to direct Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

LOS ANGELES (AP) —Sacramento State graduate Ryan Coogler is set to direct Marvel and Disney’s “Black Panther” movie, the studio announced on Monday. There was much speculation surrounding who would take on the directing job. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay passed on the film earlier this year. Coogler was another favorite choice among fans. The 29-year-old […]

‘Black Panther Party’ Film Seeks Wider Audience

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community. It’s been a breakout entry at the Sundance Film Festival, and has already won an award at the Pan African […]

75 Percent of ‘Furious 7′ Audience Was Non-White

HOLLYWOOD (NNPA) – Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released Furious 7, which set or neared records for the studio as well as the national and international box offices.  The Universal film opened to a franchise-best $384 million over the weekend at the global box office, including $143.6 million domestically […]

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of ‘Get Hard’

NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) – The comedy Get Hard, scheduled for release March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers on a […]

Emmy Award Winner Tim Russ to Direct Groundbreaking Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Actor/Director Tim Russ, best known for his role as “Tuvok” on all seven seasons of Star Trek Voyager, will be at the helm as the director of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller. Rellik is an original series, following the lives of two detectives, as they pursue a serial killer…who seems just a […]