‘Last Dragon’ Star Passes at 41

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NEW YORK – According to the New York Daily News, Leo O’Brien, star of the cult classic  film, “The Last Dragon,” died on Wednesday morning at the age of 41. According to reports, the autopsy was inconclusive, but the medical  examiner’s office is awaiting toxicology results. Last year he told the New York Daily News […]

Queen Latifah & Alfre Woodard Lead New `Steel Magnolias’ Cast

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LOS ANGELES – The onscreen love between Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Phylicia Rashad in the updated version of “Steel Magnolias” is real. The actresses, who take on the roles originated by Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Olympia Dukakis in the 1989 film, bonded in real life just like their characters […]

Nate Parker Pulls Double Duty, Two New Films Arbitrage & Red Hook Summer

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HOLLYWOOD – High stakes money dealing and child molestation weigh heavily by any measure and elicit headlines though sitting at opposite ends of angst by comparison — but the impressive dexterity of actor Nate Parker demonstrates his ability to balance the scales, making him one of today’s finest on screen talents. Parker costars in ARBITRAGE […]

Durant to Star in Kids Movie ‘Thunderstruck’

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HOLLYWOOD – NBA star Kevin Durant has shined on the basketball court since his days at University of Texas. He’ll now get a chance to shine on the silver screen as the star of a new kids-themed film, “Thunderstruck,” scheduled for release nationwide on Aug. 24. Joining Durant on the movie cast is Taylor Gray, […]

2016: Anti-Obama Documentary Overshadows The Competition

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LOS ANGELES – Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 2” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. The weekend’s new wide releases were overshadowed by […]

36 Years Later, New ‘Sparkle’ Shines

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PHILADELPHIA – Although there are numerous and obvious differences from the Joel Schumacher and Howard Rosenman project, the cast successfully drove the relatable story of continuous dream-chasing despite frustration and tragedy experienced along the way. The story follows the lives of three sisters who make the choice to create a music group. Having to sneak […]

Jasmine Guy Talks About Her Role in the New Faith-Based Movie, “October Baby”

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NATIONWIDE – Born in Boston on March 10, 1962, Jasmine Guy is a Renaissance woman with dancer, actress, singer, director, and writer on her resume. She performed in the Broadway productions of The Wiz, Leader of the Pack, Grease, and Chicago, and she has also served as a stage director and choreographer on numerous occasions. […]

Forget Fast Food Toys: ‘Lorax’ Gets Green Tie-Ins

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LOS ANGELES – The Lorax, perhaps the most famous anti-industrial crusader from children’s literature, is getting support from companies that are willing to go green. With a host of commercial tie-ins  albeit for eco-friendly products  Universal Pictures will begin promoting “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” this month. The animated movie, set for release March 2 in […]

“Madea’s Witness Protection” Goes Into Production

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SANTA MONICA – Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, together with Tyler Perry, today announced the commencement of production of MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION.  The film marks the prolific filmmaker and multi-media tycoon’s 14th feature film production with Lionsgate in seven years.  The announcement was made by Perry with Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Comic legend […]

‘Red Tails’ Takes Second Place at Box Office

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HOLLYWOOD – According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Red Tails” brought in $19.1 million for a solid number 2 placing at the box office in its opening weekend. The film finished closely behind “Underworld Awakening” – which took in $25.4 million. Producer George Lucas spent 20 years pursuing the project that chronicled one of the many […]