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Scene from Transcendence
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First Look: What Is “Transcendence?”

Posted April 2, 2014 by jmurray

Producer Broderick Johnson is at the helm of the new feature film “Transcendence,” which stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Cole Hauser, Cory Hardrict and Kate Mara. In the film, Dr. Will Caster (Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines [...]

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Tyler Perry: Worst Opening Weekend Ever With “The Single Moms Club”

Posted March 16, 2014 by jmurray

It’s the end of an era as it pertains to Tyler Perry’s relationship with Lionsgate Entertainment, the studio that has distributed his 15 film releases. Back in February, it was formally announced that Perry and Lionsgate mutually decided it would not renew their deal, but may consider some future collaborations. Immediately there were headlines in [...]

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Jill Scott & Chadwick Boseman in Get On Up
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First Look: Trailer For James Brown Biopic Released

Posted March 14, 2014 by jmurray

Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for the James Brown biopic, “Get On Up.” “42″ star Chadwick Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul in the film that chronicles the tumultuous life of the innovative, history-making and often trouble-prone star. “Get On Up” explores the music, moves and moods of Brown, showing the journey [...]

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Tupac Shakur & John Singleton
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Tupac Movie: Oscar Nominee John Singleton Signs On

Posted February 26, 2014 by jmurray

Academy Award nominated director John Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce the Tupac Shakur biofilm by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. The long-discussed film project is about the late rapper (sometimes known as 2Pac) will begin production this summer. Singleton will work with Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft to revise their [...]

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Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Fox, Gabourey Sidibe & Will Smith
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Academy Awards: Black Actors Presenting On Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Posted February 25, 2014 by jmurray

As the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed the complete lineup of stars who will present and multiple actors of color have been announced. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg and Sidney Poitier have been named as presenters, as have Academy Award nominees Viola Davis, Samuel L. [...]

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Pompeii
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: “Tortured” Into Shape For “Pompeii”

Posted February 21, 2014 by jmurray

The 3-D film “Pompeii” is an action-packed drama that chronicles the events leading up to the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. This volcano epic is also the story of gladiators and one in particular who falls in love. The visually tantalizing Paul W.S. Anderson-directed adventure stars Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Adewale [...]

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Liam Neesom & Julianne Moore in Non-Stop
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Rough Ride: Liam Neeson & Julianne Moore Talk “Non-Stop”

Posted February 20, 2014 by jmurray

On Monday, news broke about a co-pilot on an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome hijacking the airliner and flying it to Geneva, Switzerland in an attempt to seek asylum. Ultimately, the 30-something Ethiopian man flying the Boeing 767-300 was arrested and passengers were unharmed and completely unaware of what was happening at the time. [...]

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Debbie (Joy Bryant) in Screen Gems' ABOUT LAST NIGHT.
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Joy Bryant: “About Last Night” Star Talks Love, Marriage & Whodini

Posted February 14, 2014 by jmurray

“About Last Night” is a remake of the 1986 romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. The revamped version of the film stars Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant and it leans more towards the 1974 David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” which is what “About Last Night” was derived [...]

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Colin Farrell: “A Winter’s Tale” Star Talks Love & Valentine’s Day

Posted February 12, 2014 by jmurray

Colin Farrell stars in “A Winter’s Tale,” a fantastical romantic epic featuring doomed love. In this film adaptation of Mark Halprin’s 1983 novel, Farrell plays Peter Lake, a seemingly immortal man-angel battling the demon that is Pearly Soames (played by Russell Crowe). If you’re looking for an emotional love story, one full of action, suspense [...]

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Darlene Love: Bio Film Headed To OWN Network

Posted February 11, 2014 by jmurray

Song stylist Darlene Love has seen a huge career resurgence after being the centerpiece of the Academy Award nominated film, “20 Feet From Stardom.” Now the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will see her life story played out in a film to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. Love’s memoir, “My Name [...]

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