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Morris Chestnut The "Not Easily Broken" Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
A Chat with ChestnutBorn in Cerritos, California on New Year's Day in 1969, Morris Chestnut was a student-athlete in high school but focused on finance and drama at California State University. Although ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (04-02-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
OPENING THIS WEEK: @ the Box Office BIG BUDGET FILMSAdventureland (R for profanity, sexuality and drug use) Retro romantic comedy, set in Pittsburgh in 1987, revolving around the plight of a grad ... read more >>
Laz Alonso the “Fast & Furious” Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 March 2009
 All That Laz Laz Alonso was born in Washington, DC, to first-generation immigrants who were refugees from Cuba. Although he developed a passion for acting at an early age, Laz initially ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (03-19-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 March 2009
OPENING THIS WEEK   BIG BUDGET FILMS Duplicity (PG-13 for profanity and sexuality) Clive Owen and Julia Roberts co-star in this espionage thriller as corporate spies working for competing companies ... read more >>
Keshia Knight Pulliam: The Madea Goes to Jail Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 05 March 2009
Cosby Kid Chats about Successful Comeback Born in Newark, New Jersey on April 9, 1979, Keshia Knight Pulliam entered showbiz at an early age, making TV commercials as a toddler and already landing ... read more >>
2009 Academy Awards Recap: Slumdog Sweeps!
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Slumdog Millionaire emerged the big winner at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, garnering 8 Oscars overall, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Because none of Slumdog's ... read more >>
"Skin" is Favorite Among PAFF Jury and Audiences
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) announced today the winners of its annual film competition. A favorite among PAFF jurors and audiences was the South Africa/UK film "Skin" starring ... read more >>
2009 PAFF Features Films from 42 Countries
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
The Pan African Film and Arts Festival announced the lineup of films selected to screen in its annual film competitions for the 17th Annual Pan African Film Festival. Jury Prizes will be awarded in ... read more >>
Chatting with Cheadle
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 05 February 2009
Don Cheadle: The Hotel for Dogs Interview Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr was born on November 29, 1964 to Don Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, and Betty, a teacher. The chameleon-like character actor ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (01-29-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 January 2009
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun For movies opening January 30, 2009 BIG BUDGET FILMS New in Town (PG-13 for brief profanity) Romantic comedy about a high-powered, big-city businesswoman ... read more >>
Meagan Good: The Unborn Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 January 2009
On Her Way from Good to Greatness!  Born in Panorama City, California to Tyra Doyle and Leon Good on August 18, 1981, Meagan Monique Good was raised along with her three siblings mostly by ... read more >>
The Top Films of 2008
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
Kam’s Annual Accolades for the Cream of the Cinematic Crop   In a year when four of the best films were big screen versions of comic book adventures (including Wanted, Iron Man and The ... read more >>
Motivated by Homeless Character, Teen Actor Makes Film to Expose Reality
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA Special Correspondent) 01 January 2009
 The last time we saw Jermaine Crawford, his hair was an unkempt mess and his face was riddled with the pains of a drug-addicted homeless teenager. That was some 10 months ago when Crawford closed ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (01-01-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2009
BIG BUDGET FILMS Defiance (R for violence and profanity) Oscar-winner Edward Zwick (for Shakespeare in Love) directs this harrowing tale of survival, set in occupied Poland during World War II, ... read more >>
Seven Reason Why You’ll Love Will Smith In "Seven Pounds"
Written by Stephanie Frederic 18 December 2008
  Will Smith and Rosario Dawson star in Columbia Pictures’ drama SEVEN POUNDS. The two share a very passionate love scene in the movie. “He was very respectful,” says Dawson ... read more >>
Alicia Keys Poised To Make Cinematic History
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 30 October 2008
Alicia Keys burst on the scene in April of 2001 with the release of the single Fallin’ from Songs in A Minor, the critically-acclaimed debut album which launched her meteoric rise. A piano prodigy ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson’s Sweet Success
Written by Sandra Varner 16 October 2008
“The Secret Life of Bees” and MoreDreams still abound for Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and the City) who costars in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Secret ... read more >>
‘Express’ing Himself
Written by Matthew Hayes 09 October 2008
Rob Brown Scores In Biopic About America’s First Black Heisman Winner His life seems like any young actor’s dream. The setup sounds like the beginning of an underdog story about the triumph ... read more >>

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It’s Miller Time
Written by Matthew Hayes 02 October 2008
With Back to Back Movies at the Boxoffice, Gardena's Own Omar Benson Miller More Than Ready for His Close Up From Gardena to the big screen, native son Omar Benson Miller is about to show the world ... read more >>
Miracle of St. Spike
Written by Stephanie Frederic 25 September 2008
Miracle of St. Spike Spike Lee found ... read more >>
Samuel L. Jackson:
Written by Stephanie Frederic 18 September 2008
Samuel L. Jackson: Neighbor From Hell and in ... read more >>

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Tyler Perry’s Dynasty Of A Movie ‘Family That Preys’
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 September 2008
Tyler Perry’s Dynasty Of A Movie ‘Family That Preys’ ... read more >>
Samuel L. Jackson Presents: “Head Trips”
Written by Stephanie Frederic 07 August 2008
Samuel L. Jackson Presents: “Head Trips” ... read more >>
All About Boris Kodjoe
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 24 July 2008
The ‘All about Us’ InterviewBoris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria on March 8, 1973 to Eric, a physician from Ghana, and Ursula, a psychologist from Germany ... read more >>
Gabrielle Union - More Than Just A Pretty Face
Written by Stephanie Frederic 10 July 2008
Gabrielle Union - More Than Just A Pretty Face Gabrielle Union plays No. 3 a creature from outer space who finds the more human side of earth appealing in ... read more >>

 

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