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Will we be reading and debating another batch of “Hollywood Whiteout” articles this time next year, lamenting the lack of African American Oscar nominees? Looking at the list of films that have been released (and are still to be released) in theaters this year, the answer to that question probably won’t be pleasant. Why? Well, […]

Below you’ll find a new trailer for a buddy-cop comedy titled The Guard, which co-stars Don Cheadle as a fish-out-of-water FBI agent sent to a small Irish town to hunt down members of an international drug smuggling ring. He does so with the assistance of a local cop, played by Brendan Gleeson – an Archie Bunker-type, […]

It was officially confirmed yesterday that British actor Idris Elba will star in a sci-fi film called Pacific Rim, which will be directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy). The story is set in the future at a time and place in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, and the world has to band together to rid the planet […]

Based on an award-winning short film with the same title, Pariah (directed by Dee Rees), centers on a Bronx teen forced to choose between losing her best friend or destroying her family. As she juggles conflicting identities and endures heartbreak we are taken through her desperate search for sexual expression. The film premiered at the […]

Don’t ask Angela Bassett what her #superpowerwouldbe. This friday she becomes an action anti-hero in D.C. Comics on-screen adaptation of The Green Lantern. The seasoned Hollywood vet (who does not seem to age…ever!) plays the cunning scientist Dr. Amanda Waller who doesn’t trust super humans at all.  Watch this clip courtesy of TVOne’s “Coming Attractions”. […]

Tomorrow will see the nationwide release of one of this summer’s most anticipated movies – J.J. Abrams’ alleged homage to Steven Spielberg of old, Super 8. The film centers on a group of white kids in a small Ohio town in the 1970s whose adventures into film-making with their Super 8mm camera are interrupted by […]

In my last 2011 summer movie preview entry, I highlighted mainstream, studio blockbuster releases — from titles like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, to Captain America: The First Avenger. This time around, I will focus chiefly on alternate summer movie fare; “alternate” as in those relatively smaller films, mostly independently-financed and -produced, and/or foreign titles […]

The Russ Parr Morning Show’s own Alfredas was on the Black Carpet for the premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Tickets were sold for charity at a whopping $1,000 a piece to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Alfredas spoke with fans who stood in line for 36 hours to […]

If you took the friends from Love Jones and invited them to a party with the cast of 30 Years To Life you might end up with something like  Russ Parr’s 35 and Ticking. The romantic comedy follows a group of friends at various stages of their love lives trying to make a connection. Turning […]

At the Black Writers Conference Symposium for playwright, August Wilson at Medgar, I spoke to Jeffrey Wright about working with about working with up and coming African American talent.

At the recent National Black Writer’s Conference in Brooklyn, I sat down with actor, Jeffrey Wright and discussed the future of African American writers, directors, producers and actors. Check Out This Joint Too Jeffrey Wright Explains How He Created Dominican Gangster “Peoples” In “Shaft”

While on the red carpet for The Steve Harvey Foundation gala, Director Tyler Perry plugged his new film Madea’s Big Happy Family. After having finished the very intense For Colored Girls, Perry said he needed a change. Watch the clip to hear what he thinks we should expect from his latest film.””;Kyte.Embed.altpath=””;window.kyteplayer=new Kyte.Player(“”,{appKey:”default”,width:610,height:343,p:”8376″,s:1305132,tbid:”1257″}); RELATED […]