Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HBFF Announces Opening And Closing Night Films
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2009
The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) announced that director Giancarlo Esposito's "Gospel Hill," will open the 10th Anniversary of the Hollywood Black Film Festival on Tuesday, June 2, 7:00 pm at the ... read more >>
Brotherly Love
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 21 May 2009
Shawn and Damien Wayans Weigh-In on Latest Wayans Family ProductionIn 2000, the Wayans Brothers made a big splash with Scary Movie, a hilarious spoof of horror flicks. Since that phenomenal franchise has ... read more >>
Largest Black Film Festival Opens for Submissions May 15th
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
After a successful event in February, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) America's largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival, has announced beginning May 15 the festival will accept submissions ... read more >>
Epps Day Air
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 14 May 2009
Mike EppsSentinel goes one-on-one with comedian superstar Mike Epps Indiana native Mike Epps is one of the funniest entertainers around. Dividing his time between stand-up and film, the scene-stealing ... read more >>
Texas Battle "Dragonball Evolution" Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 09 April 2009
Texas BattleDelving Deep in the Heart of Texas Born in Houston on August 9, 1980, Texas Battle earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas before making his way to ... read more >>
Morris Chestnut The "Not Easily Broken" Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
A Chat with ChestnutBorn in Cerritos, California on New Year's Day in 1969, Morris Chestnut was a student-athlete in high school but focused on finance and drama at California State University. Although ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (04-02-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
OPENING THIS WEEK: @ the Box Office BIG BUDGET FILMSAdventureland (R for profanity, sexuality and drug use) Retro romantic comedy, set in Pittsburgh in 1987, revolving around the plight of a grad ... read more >>
Laz Alonso the “Fast & Furious” Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 March 2009
 All That Laz Laz Alonso was born in Washington, DC, to first-generation immigrants who were refugees from Cuba. Although he developed a passion for acting at an early age, Laz initially ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (03-19-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 March 2009
OPENING THIS WEEK   BIG BUDGET FILMS Duplicity (PG-13 for profanity and sexuality) Clive Owen and Julia Roberts co-star in this espionage thriller as corporate spies working for competing companies ... read more >>
Keshia Knight Pulliam: The Madea Goes to Jail Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 05 March 2009
Cosby Kid Chats about Successful Comeback Born in Newark, New Jersey on April 9, 1979, Keshia Knight Pulliam entered showbiz at an early age, making TV commercials as a toddler and already landing ... read more >>
2009 Academy Awards Recap: Slumdog Sweeps!
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Slumdog Millionaire emerged the big winner at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, garnering 8 Oscars overall, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Because none of Slumdog's ... read more >>
"Skin" is Favorite Among PAFF Jury and Audiences
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) announced today the winners of its annual film competition. A favorite among PAFF jurors and audiences was the South Africa/UK film "Skin" starring ... read more >>
2009 PAFF Features Films from 42 Countries
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
The Pan African Film and Arts Festival announced the lineup of films selected to screen in its annual film competitions for the 17th Annual Pan African Film Festival. Jury Prizes will be awarded in ... read more >>
Chatting with Cheadle
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 05 February 2009
Don Cheadle: The Hotel for Dogs Interview Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr was born on November 29, 1964 to Don Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, and Betty, a teacher. The chameleon-like character actor ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (01-29-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 January 2009
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun For movies opening January 30, 2009 BIG BUDGET FILMS New in Town (PG-13 for brief profanity) Romantic comedy about a high-powered, big-city businesswoman ... read more >>
Meagan Good: The Unborn Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 January 2009
On Her Way from Good to Greatness!  Born in Panorama City, California to Tyra Doyle and Leon Good on August 18, 1981, Meagan Monique Good was raised along with her three siblings mostly by ... read more >>
The Top Films of 2008
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
Kam’s Annual Accolades for the Cream of the Cinematic Crop   In a year when four of the best films were big screen versions of comic book adventures (including Wanted, Iron Man and The ... read more >>
Motivated by Homeless Character, Teen Actor Makes Film to Expose Reality
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA Special Correspondent) 01 January 2009
 The last time we saw Jermaine Crawford, his hair was an unkempt mess and his face was riddled with the pains of a drug-addicted homeless teenager. That was some 10 months ago when Crawford closed ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (01-01-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2009
BIG BUDGET FILMS Defiance (R for violence and profanity) Oscar-winner Edward Zwick (for Shakespeare in Love) directs this harrowing tale of survival, set in occupied Poland during World War II, ... read more >>
Seven Reason Why You’ll Love Will Smith In "Seven Pounds"
Written by Stephanie Frederic 18 December 2008
  Will Smith and Rosario Dawson star in Columbia Pictures’ drama SEVEN POUNDS. The two share a very passionate love scene in the movie. “He was very respectful,” says Dawson ... read more >>
Alicia Keys Poised To Make Cinematic History
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 30 October 2008
Alicia Keys burst on the scene in April of 2001 with the release of the single Fallin’ from Songs in A Minor, the critically-acclaimed debut album which launched her meteoric rise. A piano prodigy ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson’s Sweet Success
Written by Sandra Varner 16 October 2008
“The Secret Life of Bees” and MoreDreams still abound for Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and the City) who costars in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Secret ... read more >>
‘Express’ing Himself
Written by Matthew Hayes 09 October 2008
Rob Brown Scores In Biopic About America’s First Black Heisman Winner His life seems like any young actor’s dream. The setup sounds like the beginning of an underdog story about the triumph ... read more >>

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It’s Miller Time
Written by Matthew Hayes 02 October 2008
With Back to Back Movies at the Boxoffice, Gardena's Own Omar Benson Miller More Than Ready for His Close Up From Gardena to the big screen, native son Omar Benson Miller is about to show the world ... read more >>
Miracle of St. Spike
Written by Stephanie Frederic 25 September 2008
Miracle of St. Spike Spike Lee found ... read more >>



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