The Latest On Lee Daniel’s “Empire” A Potential Runaway Hit Or Epic Flop

by Anya Rahmingon March 31, 2014
Empire is one of the most anticipated shows to come out of this year’s television pilot season for Black audiences, and if it isn’t, that’s probably just because the show isn’t on everyone’s radar yet. The project has a superstar cast that includes veterans such as Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, as well as […]

Skyzoo’s Music Video ‘Spike Lee Was My Hero’ A Tribute To Filmmaker

by Anya Rahmingon February 1, 2013
  Skyzoo recently released a music video for a track titled “Spike Lee Was My Hero” on his album A Dream Deffered. Talib Kweli also features on the track. The video features memorabilia and images from Spike Lee’s films, including a poster for the recent Red Hook Summer which was released in 2012.  The release comes […]


Trailer For Director Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen

by Anya Rahmingon January 28, 2013
  Antoine Fuqua (director of Training Day, Shooter) has a new film releasing on March 22, 2013 that looks sure to be a hit. Not all of his films are hugely popular, but this action packed adventure has a strong chance of bringing in big numbers. The film has a solid cast of actors including Gerard Butler, […]

Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale A Huge Hit At Sundance

by Anya Rahmingon January 28, 2013
Fruitvale, a film directed by 26-year-old Ryan Coogler, and starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer, was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival. People are calling it this year’s Beasts of The Southern Wild, which seems unnecessary for a film so successful on its own merit. This January, Fruitvale became the first Sundance film […]


Tarantino Defends Use of N-Word in Django, Calls Criticism Ridiculous

by Anya Rahmingon December 30, 2012
Director Quentin Tarantino has come under fire by prominent Black filmmakers, such as Spike Lee, who called the film Django Unchained “disrespectful to my ancestors“. In an interview, Tarantino spoke to Black Harvard Professor and thought leader Henry Louis Gates Jr.  He told Gates that the use of  the N-word was unavoidable when creating a realistic period film […]

Spike Lee’s MJ Doc Film Bad 25 Release Schedule

by Anya Rahmingon September 3, 2012
Director Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary, Bad 25, aired at the Venice Film Festival just this Friday, August 31st. It will make a second debut at the Toronto Film Festival this month before it’s released to public audiences. Audiences nationwide will get  a chance to watch the documentary when it airs on ABC this Thanksgiving. This […]


Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave And It’s Epic Cast

by Anya Rahmingon July 22, 2012
Many movie goers are anticipating this year’s upcoming Civil War era slave story, Django Unchained. The film has picked up buzz and the marketing deserves credit. However, there’s another American slave story that’s flying under the Hollywood radar. It’s scheduled for release 2013, and looks just as worth of anticipation as Django Unchained. What’s so exciting […]

Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer Get’s International Distributors

by Anya Rahmingon May 9, 2012
                        Spike Lee has gained two international distributors for his film Red Hook Summer according to the Chicago Tribune. The movie builds upon Spike Lee’s Chronicles of Brooklyn film series. Other films in the series include She’s Gotta Have It, Do The Right Thing, […]

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Dee Rees (Director of Pariah) Has Projects in Works

by Anya Rahmingon May 8, 2012
                    Dee Rees, director of last year’s film Pariah,  has new projects lined up. According to IndieWire: ” Earlier this year it was reported she was writing a new film entitled “Large Print,” about a recently divorced, mid-50s insurance adjuster, she’s got a thriller called “Bolo” she’s […]
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Black Director F. Gary Gray In Talks For Rap Film

by Anya Rahmingon April 22, 2012
  The Hollywood Reporter writes that F. Gary Gray may direct the movie Straight Out of Compton. They have provided a synopsis of the film: “Andrea Berloff wrote the script for the project, which details the rise and fall of the Compton, Calif.-based group, whose initials stood for N—–z With Attitude. The members included drug dealer-turned-label […]