From ‘Menace II Society’ to ‘Poetic Justice’: Was 1993 the Golden Age of Black Movies?

By Adam Howard theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Whether you love him or hate him, it seems as though Tyler Perry is the only game in town these days when to comes to movies targeted specifically at black audiences. His melodrama “Temptation” is set to hit theaters in just a couple weeks and will surely […]

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Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Documentary to Run on ABC

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Michael Jackson is coming to ABC, easy as 1-2-3. The network said Tuesday that it will air “BAD25,” a documentary about the deceased King of Pop directed by Spike Lee. The documentary, which chronicles the creation of Jackson’s 1987 album “Bad,” will air on Thanksgiving. Further details will […]

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Eddie Murphy to Get Cracking on HBO’s Marion Barry Movie

“Tower Heist” star Eddie Murphy, who recently bowed out of the hosting gig for next year’s Oscars, is attached to play scandal-plagued former Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry in a biopic that’s being developed by HBO Films, HBO confirms to TheWrap. Spike Lee will direct the project, while John Ridley (whose resume includes “The Wanda […]

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Network Aimed At Black Audience Announced For Fall

By Errin Haines, Associated Press ATLANTA – The country’s first broadcast network aimed at African-American audiences is set to debut this fall with free movies, sports and documentaries. Atlanta-based Bounce TV will be an over-the-air channel supported by sponsors, showing programs for blacks ages 25 to 54. It is designed to be carried on the […]

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Spike Lee Explores New Orleans’ Woes in New Film

BY: Frazier Moore NEW YORK – Spike Lee’s new HBO documentary starts on a high note: Super Bowl Sunday 2010, when the New Orleans Saints claim victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Saints fans, many still reeling from Hurricane Katrina’s aftershocks, are deliriously happy. “It’s a rebirth,” says an overjoyed New Orleans native. “It’s divine intervention, […]

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Spike Lee Bashes U.S. Report on Vanished Gulf Oil

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Filmmaker Spike Lee is calling a “lie” a U.S. government report that 75 percent of the spilled Gulf Coast oil is gone. Speaking to a meeting of the Television Critics Association on Saturday, Lee said journalists should expose what he called the real story. He argued that it’s unlikely that “abracadabra, […]

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New on DVD and On Demand: Nights in Rodanthe

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Nights-in-Rodanthe/139553/757499590/Nights-In-Rodanthe%3A-Trailer-1/embed 420 355] —- Nights in Rodanthe Diane Lane and Richard Gere meet one weekend in a North Carolina inn and find themselves in each other, giving them a second chance at love. Also starring Academy Award nominee Viola Davis and the always great Christopher Meloni. (more…)

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