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LEE DANIELS: Oscar Nominated Actor Explores Racism and Captivating Role in “The Butler”
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
Lee Daniels is best known for directing and producing the Academy Award-winning film Precious which was nominated for a half-dozen Oscars in 2010, including histwo for Best Picture and Best Director. ... read more >>
Kick-Ass 2: Introducing Dr. Gravity and Detective Marcus Williams
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer nicolew@lasentinel.net 15 August 2013
Night B*tch and Dr. Gravity get prepared to battle. Mindy Macready aka Hit Girl stands with Detective Marcus Williams. Donald Faison and Morris Chestnut played two very different, ... read more >>
Snoop Sets Sail as Smoove Snail
Written by KAM WILLIAMS Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 August 2013
            Calvin Cordozar Broadus was born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California where he was nicknamed Snoopy by his parents because of a striking resemblance to the Peanuts cartoon ... read more >>
Trey Songz in Texas Chainsaw
Written by Chelsea Battle (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 11 January 2013
  Trey Songz   Trey Songz Makes His Horror Movie Debut in New Texas Chainsaw Movie    The music icon talks about his journey into the film industry and his first starring role in a major feature ... read more >>
Reel Talk- Layla Crawford; Malik Yoba; Micole Ari Parker; Scary Movie 5; Fela!
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 January 2013
  Layla Crawford Layla Crawford While Quvenzhané Wallis, who plays a character called Hushpuppy in the critical acclaimed film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, has been blossoming on the big ... read more >>
Robert Townsend's In the Hive
Written by Shannen Hill (Intern) 03 January 2013
Top row left to right: Kevin Hendricks, Tre C. Roberts, Jonathan 'Lil J.  McDaniel, Roger Guenveur Smith, Jerome Hawkins, Gordan Greene, and Percy Daggs III. Seated row left to right: Jontille Gerard ... read more >>
Reel TALK: Quvenzhané Wallis; Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson star in Django Unchained
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
Jamie Foxx Wallis could become the youngest Best Actress ever   Quvenzhané Wallis was a mere 5 years old when she was among 4,000 girls who auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in Behn Zeitlin's ... read more >>
Nia Long to star in ’14 Tyler Perry Flick
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
      Actress  Nia Long has been cast as the third of four female leads in Tyler Perry‘s next movie “Single Mom’s Club,” joining Perry, William Levy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Zulay Henao. In ... read more >>
VIDEO: Interview with RZA of Wu Tang Clan on "MAN WITH THE IRON FIST"
Written by Super User II 18 November 2012
ihR8f7yH5do   Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper Interviews With RZA of Wu Tang Clan; on his New Movie The Man With The Iron Fists: Interview conducted by Derek Haskell.New 2012 Movie     watch video >>
Only A Warming ‘Christmas in Compton’ Will Do on a Chilly Eve
Written by Kenneth Miller (Sentinel Entertainment Editor) 16 November 2012
With a dominant Black cast, ‘hood plot plays just right for holidays   The rain and the cooling night temperatures could not dampen the warming spirit of a ‘Christmas in Compton’, which premiered ... read more >>
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE at the intersection of great storytelling, acting excellence
Written by Sandra Varner Contributing Writer 08 November 2012
Ava DuVernay has emerged as one of the most intuitive storytellers in modern times.   Celebrated for a growing body of work including “This is the Life” (her directorial debut), “I Will Follow” ... read more >>
Mike Epps Tapped to Play Richard Pryor in Upcoming Nina Simone Biopic
Written by Gregory Dale Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 08 November 2012
Mike Epps arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)         Actor Mike Epps is set to portray legendary comedian Richard Pryor in ... read more >>
RZA Makes Directorial Debut in The Man With the Iron Fists
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer 01 November 2012
  The former Wu Tang Clan member talks candidly with The Sentinel about music, Kung Fu, and his leading role in his new movie.    What do you get when you mix a former member of the Wu Tang Klan, ... read more >>
Oprah Returns to Big Screen in ‘The Butler’
Written by Kimberly C. Roberts
Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 01 November 2012
Oprah Winfrey tweeted this photo of her and Terrence Howard from the set of her new movie “The Butler.”—PHOTO/OPRAH WINFREY    Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey, who has not appeared in a ... read more >>
Political Thriller ‘Black November’ goes Global at NY United Nations
Written by Kennith Miller, Entertainment Editor 11 October 2012
The first African story with a cast of Africans and sponsored by Africans NEW YORK---Acclaimed Nigerian born filmmaker Jeta Amata told the assembly at the United Nations, “This is the first time an ... read more >>
Batman Emerges from Exile to Battle Terrorist in Trilogy Finale
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 July 2012
    The Dark Knight Rises Film Review            The Dark Knight Rises brings down the curtain on the brilliant Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as ... read more >>
Father and Son Discuss Coming-of-Age Comedy
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 July 2012
       Mario & Mandela Van Peebles The “We the Party” Interview           Mario Van Peebles was born in Mexico City on January 15, 1957 to Maria Marx and the legendary actor/director/composer/scriptwriter ... read more >>
Rel Gets Real
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 July 2012
   Rel Dowdell The “Changing the Game” Interview             Rel Dowdell is a very gifted screenwriter and director. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he received his Bachelor’s ... read more >>
Interact Live with Ziggy Marley
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 May 2012
Celebrity Screening of “MARLEY” Documentary Allows Fans To Watch The Movie And Interactive Live With Ziggy Marley on Facebook May 19 Shangri-La Entertainment, Tuff Gong Pictures and Milyoni announced ... read more >>
TDJ Enterprises Signs on as Executive Producer for Winnie Mandela Biopic “Winnie”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 May 2012
"Winnie" Stars Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson, Oscar Nominee Terrance Howard; Features Original Song Penned By Multiple Oscar Nominee Diane Warren TDJ Enterprises / TDJ Independents announced today ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul Announces New Possible Pick to Play Her in her Upcoming Film
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 May 2012
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Aretha Franklin sees Audra McDonald as a strong contender to play the Queen of Soul in an upcoming film. During a recent visit to New York City, Franklin attended Broadway's ... read more >>
The Bodyguard Returns to Cinemas In Celebration of 20th Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
The Bodyguard Returns to Cinemas In Celebration of 20th Anniversary One of the biggest box office hits of the 1990s returns to movie theaters this month celebrating The 20th Anniversary of The Bodyguard, ... read more >>
PAFF Announces Filmmakers Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 February 2012
Jimmy Jean-Louis Epic Film, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Leads the Pack With Three PrizesThe Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is happy to announce the winners of its films in competition today. The festival ... read more >>
Pan African Film Festival Highlights
Written by Pamela K. Johnson 29 February 2012
Neema Barnette addresses the crowd at Women Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day, the closing film at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival. Photo Courtesy of Venus Bernardo PhotographyBlair Underwood and ... read more >>
Countdown to the Oscars®
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2012
JAMES ARMSTRONG? Barber and Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement on the nominations of “The Help” and Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer as the best in their respective categories — and ... read more >>



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