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NBC-Sponsored Film to Compete in 5th Annual PBS Online Film Festival
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NBC-Sponsored Film to Compete in 5th Annual PBS Online Film Festival

National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has sponsored the narrative short film “Teachers” for the annual PBS online film festival. “Teachers” stars Tatyana Ali, Jordyn Barber and Eric De’Wayne, and is one of 25 films that are part of the fifth annual, Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival running through July 29. NBPC, the nation’s only […]

Movie Review: The Shallows
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Movie Review: The Shallows

Since the release of the strange and over the top Sharknado there has been an influx of bizarre shark films. Ghost sharks, avalanche sharks, three headed sharks, sharks fighting mecha-crocodiles, the insanity goes on. It seems every filmmaker who wants to cash in is trying to make their film as ridiculous as possible so their’s will be […]

Movie Review: The Conjuring 2
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Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

Over the past three years, James Wan has quickly become one of my favorite directors. Initially believing him to be a maker of sub par horror films, I had stayed away from anything that had his name on it. However, three years ago I saw The Conjuring and found I had been wrong for so long. The […]

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
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Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

For over thirty years the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have entertained audiences across all platforms of entertainment from comics to cartoons to movies and video games. To this day the heroes in a half shell remain incredibly popular though two years ago there was a large outcry and backlash against the newest installment of the film franchise […]

Nia Long Responds to J. Cole's Lyrics + Trump, Bernie, Hillary & Obamas
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Nia Long Responds to J. Cole’s Lyrics + Trump, Bernie, Hillary & Obamas

Recently actor and hip hop muse Nia Long sat down with Larry King on the multi-Emmy nominated series ‘Larry King Now,’ and responded to J. Cole’s lyrics “he’s really not too young” and how ‘Straight Outta Compton’ changed her feelings about Ice Cube. Plus, Nia Long also opened up about sustaining success as a fortysomething […]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book
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Movie Review: The Jungle Book

For over seventy years, there have been numerous film adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the most famous being the 1967 animated musical made by Disney. After starting a new stint on recreating their classics as big budgeted live action films (starting with the visually and thematically interesting Maleficent), Disney has decided to try their hand […]

The New York African Film Festival Returns to The Film Society of Lincoln Center
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The New York African Film Festival Returns to The Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. announce the lineup for the 23rd New York African Film Festival, May 4-10. Marking the 50th anniversary of Ousmane Sembène’s celebrated first feature, Black Girl, the 2016 festival is presented under the banner “Modern Days, Ancient Nights: 50 Years of African Filmmaking.” Opening with […]

Movie Review: Hardcore Henry
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Movie Review: Hardcore Henry

Seven months prior a movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival that caught my eye. Originally titled Hardcore the film boasted to be the very first to be almost completely shot from a first person perspective from start to finish. I was immediately interested in the film as I really enjoy cinematography from the visual perspective […]

Mike Epps Brings His "Real Deal" Tour to Long Island Friday, April 22nd
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Mike Epps Brings His “Real Deal” Tour to Long Island Friday, April 22nd

Comedian and actor Mike Epps slings his sharp observations about life at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $69.50 and $99.50 and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Event, date and time are subject to […]

Award-Winning Actress Patty Duke Passes Away, Age 69
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Award-Winning Actress Patty Duke Passes Away, Age 69

Patty Duke, the acclaimed actress who won an Oscar for The Miracle Worker and later played “identical cousins” in her own TV sitcom, has died. She was 69. It was reported that “Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce passed away on March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am” . “Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a wife, a mother, […]

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane
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Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

I’ve never seen J.J. Abrams’ film Cloverfield, it was never really appealing to me. I do, however, remember it’s marketing campaign. I remember how everything about it was kept under wraps, I remember how the title was initially sold as a working title I even remember rumors that it was going to be a sequel to the […]

Movie Review: Whisky Tango Foxtrot
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Movie Review: Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Since her departure from SNL, Tina Fey has gone on to become a very successful actress with movies such as Baby Mama and Sisters. However, so many of her films seem to have followed the same comedic patterns and a more and more typical style of acting so much so that many of her films seem to blend […]

4DX Theater Opens with "Batman vs. Superman" in Union Square March 25th
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4DX Theater Opens with “Batman vs. Superman” in Union Square March 25th

 CJ 4DPLEX, an immersive theater technology featuring moving seats and environmental effects today announced the opening dates for the first two 4DX theaters in New York City in partnership with Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre exhibitor in the United States. 4DX will launch in Manhattan on March 25 at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14, followed by the Regal E-Walk […]

Movie Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2
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Movie Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2

For sixteen years Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has been considered one of the finest martial arts movies of all time with many still singing of it’s praises to this day. Oddly enough though Netflix chose to craft a sequel for one of it’s first original movies, bringing back star Michelle Yeoh as well […]

Chris Rock at the 2016 Oscars
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Chris Rock at the 2016 Oscars

In case you missed Chris Rock’s opening monologue at this year’s controversial Oscars Award Ceremony, held at the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood Highland Center on Sunday February 28th, see it here. Rock wasted no time addressing the race issue. http://oscar.go.com/video/oscar-highlights-2016/chris-rocks-opening-monologue-at-oscars-2016