LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME Premieres in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell and Mayor Kevin Johnson will be hosting the film’s Sacramento Premiere at the Historic […]

One-on-One with Marlon Wayans

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HOLLYWOOD – Marlon Wayans takes the helm directing and starring in the raucous comedy feature, A HAUNTED HOUSE, bringing his unleashed humor to full measure with no holds barred.  The tale centers on a couple who decides to live together and take their relationship to the next level. The scary part unfolds when “the house” […]

CHARLES DAVIDSON: The N-Word Unchained

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OPINION – By now, people across the country are embroiled in heavy social media discussions or water cooler arguments about Quentin Tarantino’s use and Spike Lee’s criticism of said use of the infamous N-Word in the blockbuster hit ‘Django Unchained.’ There are those who believe that the word is grossly overused in the film starring […]

‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscars With 12 Nominations

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BEVERLY HILLS – The Civil War saga “Lincoln” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for British-born Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Also among the nine nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story “Amour”; the Iran hostage thriller “Argo”; the […]

Exclusive: Jamie Foxx Unchained

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  LOS ANGELES – Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx gives one his most powerful performances on the big screen with his portrayal of Django in Django Unchained. Foxx plays a slave turned bounty hunter, who gets the rare opportunity to seek revenge against white slavers and bad men, while searching for his captured slave-wife, Broomhilda, […]

‘Lincoln’ Leads Golden Globes With 7 Nominations

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BEVERLY HILLS – Steven Spielberg’s Civil War epic “Lincoln” led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Tied for second-place with five nominations each, including best drama are Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage-crisis thriller “Argo” […]

Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” Turns 20

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(NATIONWIDE) – “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock; Plymouth Rock landed on us!” Twenty years ago, Spike Lee made movie history. His epic biopic of the controversial and complex Malcolm X became a cultural touchstone, made Denzel Washington an A-list superstar and cemented his status as a true auteur to be reckoned with. Yet the […]

GARY FLOWERS : Lincoln, the Movie: What’s Missing?

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OPINION – Carter G. Woodson was right when he essentially said that Black history is the missing pages of world history. Never was such so true than in the movie, “Lincoln.” While I, as a “weekend historian,” was impressed by Daniel Day Lewis’ portrayal of the 16th president of the United States, my knowledge of […]

Halle Berry As You’ve Never Seen Her Before in CLOUD ATLAS

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HOLLYWOOD – 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 ATLAS, the 2004 best-selling novel […]

Oprah Returns to Big Screen in ‘The Butler’

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HOLLYWOOD – Oprah Winfrey tweeted this photo of her and Terrance Howard from the set of her new movie “The Butler.”  Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey, who has not appeared in a film since the 1998 release “Beloved,” will return to the big screen in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” a star-studded feature film inspired by […]