Since the series debut in April of 2012, ABC’s Scandal has quickly become one of the most talked about television shows on air—to the extent that some Gladiators expressed a debilitating onset of “Scandal withdrawal” during the season’s summer hiatus. More than the buzz the American political thriller generates every Thursday night, its main character [...]
On average, people visit supermarkets 2-3 times per week in the U.S., but most hardly give a moment’s thought to what transpires behind-the-scenes of their local food stores. The CNBC original documentary Supermarkets Inc: Inside A $500 Billion Money Machine (2011) devotes an hour to the inner workings of the half a trillion dollar industry. [...]
Kerry Washington of Scandal and Jada Pinkett of Hawthorne would surely agree that the small screen is where today’s woman stands to make her indelible mark in the acting world. BET’s original television series Being Mary Jane is 1990s golden girl Gabrielle Union’s prospect that she, too, will join this exclusive list of actresses with [...]
Top Flight Security is a comedy web series that follows the adventures of a small team of hapless security guards who patrol a Southern California apartment complex. The web series stars JD Witherspoon (a YouTube personality and son of actor John Witherspoon) and is created by Perdell Richardson, President of Perdell Productions. In the first [...]
On this week’s episode, Season 2, Episode 5: “Year of the Puma,” two celebs stopped in to get inked. Rapper Jadakiss got the word “loyalty” tattooed on his forearm. Brooklyn Nets point guard Tyshawn Taylor also added some body art to his stomach, where O’Sh*t etched in the words: “Forgive those who trespass against me.” [...]
Fruitvale Station follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a young black man who loses his life at the hands of a white policeman. Based on the true story from Oakland, California's Fruitvale Station, the film is Ryan Coogler's directorial debut.
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Inspired by former White House butler Eugene Allen, the fictional Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) invites us to view the White House, and more prominently America’s changing race relations, through 'The Help's' - Hollywood’s Hard-On For The Feel-Good Fable On Black Tragedy" the eyes of the help.
Written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the award-winning documentary Miss Representation (2011) tackles the issue of women’s underrepresentation and misrepresentation in television media. The documentary illuminates the ways that the American television media is unkind to women–largely because it is controlled by a patriarchal society of (mostly white) men. Working in the same [...]
After giving out acting tips at a recent even at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington D.C., popular hip hop filmmaker Tim Greene (Creepin, LiL Homeez, Raykwan’s Cuties) interviewed a young Elizabeth Harrington. Elizabeth is 15 years old, stands 4 feet, 8 inches tall, and is completely blind. She was born with anophthalmia, [...]
Neill Blomkamp’s film Elysium takes us over a hundred years into the future to year 2154. In his world, earth is a pile of decrepit ruins and only the ultra-wealthy, I’m guessing the top 0.1 percent, manage to slip away from the destitute planet and inhabit a man-made space station, a utopia of presumed happiness [...]
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, the documentary King: From Montgomery to Memphis will air exclusively on Bounce TV this Wednesday, August 28th, 2013. This rarely seen film has never been aired on television, and Bounce TV is proud to present this program full of historic footage directed by the legendary [...]
If you’re struggling to find a decent movie to watch this summer, you’re not alone. There used to be a time when you could go to the theater and simply pick a movie from the multitudes that were showing at the megaplex. But beware: now it is wiser to scan ratings or skim critics’ reviews [...]
Most awards shows honor entertainers for their performances on stage or on screen. Tonight’s VH1′s Do Something Awards celebrates celebrities who made a positive impact in their communities. Among the honorees for tonight’s show are Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J. Read more about their good will below. The Julian D. King Gift Foundation was [...]
I never thought I would use the words “Spike Lee” and “Kickstarter” in the same sentence, but there it goes. If anything, Spike Lee will go down in history as implementing the most creative financing. His grandmother helped fund She’s Gotta Have It (1986). When Warner Brothers refused to increase the budget on Malcolm X [...]
Since The Wire, Mr. Stringer Bell has had his share of outrageous costumes. Sometimes I wonder if he didn’t have enough Halloweens in his childhood. Take a look. Idris Elba as Heimdall in Thor (2011)
The new urban-noir TV series Red Sleep premieres this fall. An escaped prison inmate makes a deal with a U.S. military drug experiment in exchange for his freedom. After taking on a new identity in Los Angeles, the side effects from the drug and his past catch up with him. Written and directed by Andre [...]