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December 3, 2012
Nov. 21-Dec. 3, 2012
Weekly round-up of headlines and links from the movie world. Got suggestions for film blogs to read? Share! And leave comments with your thoughts and other links for this week.
HBO Releases Teaser Trailer For Beyoncé-Directed Feature-Length Documentary On… Beyoncé (via Shadow and Act)
‘Life-Size’ Sequel: Disney Channel, Tyra Banks Team For New Movie (via Huffington Post)
Marvin Gaye’s Family Rejects Lenny Kravitz Casting In Biopic + Taking Legal Action To Block (via Shadow and Act)
First Look At Bill Murray & Aubrey Plaza In ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’ (via The Playlist)
Sundance 2013: Festival Unveils 2 Star-Studded Noncompetition Categories (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Nov. 21-Dec. 3, 2012

Weekly round-up of headlines and links from the movie world. Got suggestions for film blogs to read? Share! And leave comments with your thoughts and other links for this week.

HBO Releases Teaser Trailer For Beyoncé-Directed Feature-Length Documentary On… Beyoncé (via Shadow and Act)

Life-Size’ Sequel: Disney Channel, Tyra Banks Team For New Movie (via Huffington Post)

Marvin Gaye’s Family Rejects Lenny Kravitz Casting In Biopic + Taking Legal Action To Block (via Shadow and Act)

First Look At Bill Murray & Aubrey Plaza In ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’ (via The Playlist)

Sundance 2013: Festival Unveils 2 Star-Studded Noncompetition Categories (via The Hollywood Reporter)

November 29, 2012

Movie: “Pariah” (2011)

Starring: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans

Genre: Drama

From IMDB: “A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.”

If you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer here.

(Source: stooooopkid)

November 20, 2012

Trailers: “LUV,” January 18, 2013

Starring: Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Meagan Good

Genre: Sundance-selected drama

Look at Common, doin’ the damn thang! Currently starring on AMC’s “Hell on Wheels" (which my dad enjoys and calls "Common’s show"), he’s out there redeeming himself for the 100-minute struggle that was "Just Wright.”

But this isn’t really about Common. Or at least, it’s not all about him. After debuting at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival back in January and despite a delayed release date, the Sheldon Candis movie will be hitting theaters nationwide in two months. “LUV" is our introduction to young actor Michael Rainey Jr., who plays an 11-year-old boy spending a day with his captivating uncle (Common) in Baltimore.

Alright, watch the trailer and let me know: Are you in or are you out?

November 19, 2012

Movie Mondays: “They Die By Dawn”

Starring: Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Isaiah Washington

Genre: Spaghetti western, of the black cowboy variety

I can’t lie, I’ve sincerely been excited for Tarantino’s “Django Unchained" for a little while now. And I fully intend to see it before we make it to 2013. But a set of black Western gifs (including one of Ms. Badu) piqued my interest last week. After some sleuthing—nope, I’m kidding, it was just a Google search of "Erykah Badu" + "black cowboy"—I came across the trailer for "They Die By Dawn," a new film written and directed by musician and media-man Jeymes Samuel. The film centers on four cowboys (Williams, Washington, with Nate Parker and Jesse Williams) “in a town with no rules,” playing a dangerous game for a potential huge payoff.

How’s it look to you? If you’re into it, who are you most looking forward to seeing on screen?

November 17, 2012

Trailers: “Admission,” 2013

The really simple version of this before you watch it: a Princeton admissions officer may have just met the son she gave up when she had him back in college.

The ever-so-slightly more detailed version: Tina Fey is the admissions officer. Paul Rudd is in the movie too.

The clarification you may be needing: Paul Rudd is not Tina Fey’s potential son.

Okay, you’re ready to watch now! Your thoughts?

October 15, 2012

Movie Mondays: “Alex Cross,” (Oct. 19, 2012)

Starring: Tyler Perry (yes, I’m serious), Matthew Fox

Genre: Crime thriller

Before you read any of this, I really need you to watch the trailer if you haven’t already seen it. I’ll wait.

… Finished? Okay, so I take it you’re thinking, Tyler “Mabel ‘Madea’ Simmons” “Why-The-Hell-Did-I-Get-Married-Times-Two” Perry is playing a bad ass detective on the hunt of a serial killer? I had the same thought. But I guess stranger things have happened, right? 

Honestly, I have no idea if this movie is going to be any good; I get the feeling it won’t be. But I plan to see this because 1) Tyler Perry as a police officer/detective/hero is bound to be entertaining, and 2) a friend told me to give Tyler a chance because maybe he’ll actually do a good job.

… I await the Twitter & Tumblr world’s thoughts after Oct. 19.

Oh, and if you get a chance, take a look at this Guardian blog post with five reasons “Alex Cross” will make you angry. It’s hilarious and made me want to see the movie even more.