Category: Film

From now until the end of the month (July 30), Barnes & Noble is offering 50% off all Criterion Collection titles, whether online or in store, Blu-ray or DVD. That’s just fucking awesome. This sale also includes their new releases, like The Gold Rush, Being John Malkovich, Harold and Maude, The 39 Steps, and the [...]

Okay, this looks interesting. Tyler Perry, he who acts, writes, and directs in those oh-so-hilarious Madea movies that black folks love oh-so-much, is starring in the reboot of the Alex Cross film series, which is, naturally, entitled Alex Cross. Don’t know who “Alex Cross” is, you say? Sure you do. The character is the protagonist [...]

Lots of Black folks, myself included, have been worried about Quentin Tarantino’s treatment of slavery-era America in his upcoming film Django Unchained. Unlike with his previous releases, I was unable to get my hands on the screenplay when it was available online so I had no idea what to expect. Well, the first trailer for [...]

As you should know by now, my favorite book of all-time is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a classic tale of status, wealth, ambition, and (most of all) love. The 70s film version starring Robert Redford will always be cool, but now Baz Luhrmann has decided to give the jazz age story a [...]

The new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has been released and it’s … okay, I suppose. At least we can understand what the hell Tom Hardy’s villain Bane is saying in this one. We also get a whole lot of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Share this:

If you know me, you know why this news excites me. Shadow and Act reports that Bajan pop singer and living wet dream Rihanna may star in the upcoming sixth (and maybe seventh?) installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. They source The Daily Sun, which says RiRi “has been cast to play a [...]

I am a huge Quentin Tarantino fan (even if my opinion that his best films are Jackie Brown and Death Proof are in the minority) but it is with great trepidation I await his upcoming Django Unchained. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Leonardo DiCaprio, and tells the [...]

I had a chance to catch the hilarious hip-hop satire Monkey Gang: The Mockumentary during the Queens World Film Festival last weekend. The film, which stars and was produced by hip-hop artist Mighty Casey (“White Girls”), pokes fun at everything wrong with today’s hip-hop culture. Head on over to soulhead and read my review of Monkey Gang: The Mockumentary to [...]

So, last night the world endured watched the 84th Academy Awards. A lot of people seemed emotionally invested in this year’s Oscars, what with two Black actresses (Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer) up for awards. Plus, this year’s slew of nominees were, overall, of a much higher caliber than in recent years. Anyway, just wanted [...]

On Tuesday, February 21, the Strand Bookstore will host the Critics Circle: Inside the Oscars event. The event will feature such esteemed film critics as David Denby (The New Yorker), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Andrew O’Hehir (Salon), Dana Stevens (Slate), and NYU film professor Deborah Reinisch as they engage in a lively pre-Oscars discussion. Share this: