2009 proved to be a fairly interesting year for black film in Hollywood. Push, an indie film directed by Lee Daniels about an obese illiterate teenager in Harlem quickly became a favorite on the film festival circuit. Based on the novel  by Sapphire the film was granted two fairy godparents: Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry. […]

Columbia Pictures is back in dojo mode with a new version to the 1984 smash hit <em><em>The Karate Kid</em></em> refashioned as a star vehicle for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's son, Jaden.