Movies

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been watching the trailers for Hancock for ages now. Over and over again in theaters, on TV and online I’ve seen the title character— a perpetually pissed-off superhero dressed to the nines in the very best homeless chic—mouth off to innocent civilians, toss a little […]

The first two months of the summer blockbuster season have already included two Marvel movies, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. In a post-credit scene of Iron Man, an eye-patch-wearing Samuel L. Jackson makes a cameo as Nick Fury, the superspy leader of S.H.I.E.L.D, and informs Tony Stark of his plans for an “Avenger Initiative.” […]

From Iron Man to The Incredible Hulk to Hellboy II to The Dark Knight, comic book movies are all the rage this summer, so it’s a little odd that Universal isn’t pushing the comic connection with their new action flick Wanted, which blasts its way into theaters this weekend.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. has come a long way from being that skinny Chicago kid asking to “borrow a dollar.” The rapper-turned-actor better known as Common has amassed quite the Hollywood resume appearing in hardcore flicks like American Gangster and Street Kings to showcasing his softer side as Sir Ivy in Smokin’ Aces.

Common seems to be a busy man lately. After continuing to hone his acting chops alongside Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman in Street Kings and Wanted, respectively, the Chi-town lyricist steps up his profile by appearing in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

28-year-old Virginia native Nate Parker landed the kind of role young actors dream about when he was tapped to star in Denzel Washington’s inspirational period drama The Great Debaters, which tells the true story of the first African-American debate team to win a national debate award.

Before I launch into my review of 2008’s first summer blockbuster Iron Man, I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve never seen the point of Iron Man. Growing up a confirmed comic-book geek, my Top 5 favorite heroes were, in order: Robin (the Tim Drake version), Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Superman. Compared to those outsized […]

This past Sunday (April 27), the cast and crew of the summer’s first comic-book blockbuster Iron Man gathered in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel to discuss the film with press from all over the world.  (Funnily enough, the Iron Man junket unfolded while one of next year’s sure-to-be-blockbusters—The Taking of Pelham 123 with Denzel Washington […]

Huddled together in New York’s Legacy Studios yesterday (April 30), Common gave a few choice journalists a sneak peek at his forthcoming album, Invincible Summer. Due in July, the album will be Com’s eighth — not bad for a Chicago MC that has been underrated for much of his 17-year long career. With at least […]

This movie marks the hilarious return of slacker anti-heroes, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel. Played with relative ease by John Cho (American Pie I & II) and Kal Penn (Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj), respectively, the two stoners still just can’t seem to get a break.