Images from the Sparkle New York City red carpet screening event

Tri-Star Pictures hosted a red carpet screening of the upcoming Sparkle remake at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Soho. The cast attended the event, including Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and executive producer Debra Martin Chase. A slew of celebrities hit the carpet as well, including Russell Simmons, ….

New images released ahead of Captain America: The First Avenger run

Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to ….

Notorious DVD review

On April 21st, 2009, Fox Home Entertainment released the biopic Notorious on DVD. The film tells the tragic story of Christopher Wallace (1972-1997) aka Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G., a Brooklyn-born rapper who was taken at 24 years of age, a casualty of the now famous East Coast-West Coast turf war which first claimed the ….

Miracle at St. Anna Blu-ray review

Touchstone Home Entertainment recently released Spike Lee’s acclaimed epic war film Miracle at St. Anna, which looks at the lives of four African American soldiers trapped behind enemy lines during World War II. ‘Miracle’ opens in the late 1980s, as aging New York postal clerk Hector Negron (Laz Alonso) pulls out a pistol and puts ….

Hulk may fight The Avengers and a clip from a Captain America fan film?

According to an interview on MTV’s Splash Page, Iron Man writers are throwing around the idea of making The Hulk the villain in the highly anticipated The Avengers epic. According to story, the Iron Man scribes are pushing for The Avengers’ ultimate superhero team to battle a fellow hero, rather than a straight up villain. ….

Trailer for the Fox Searchlight Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious

The first trailer for Fox Searchlight’s Biggies Smalls biopic Notorious is now online. The film traces the life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. George Tillman Jr. directed Notorious, which also features Angela Bassett as Biggie’s mother Voletta, ….

Trailer for Spike Lee’s World War 2 epic Miracle at St. Anna online

Spike Lee’s next joint, Miracle at St. Anna, hits theaters this September. It stars Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller and Matteo Sciabordi. The film tells the story of four soldiers that were part of the all-black Buffalo Soldier Division during WW 2, who find themselves stuck behind enemy lines, after one ….

Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep Lions for Lambs trailer

Directed by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, Lions for Lambs begins after two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian (Derek Luke) and Ernest (Michael Pena), follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley (Redford), and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to ….

Derek Luke and Tim Robbins Talk About Catching a Fire

The new film Catch a Fire revolves around a policeman (Tim Robbins) and a young man (Derek Luke) who carries out attacks against the Apartheid-era South African regime. What it’s really about is what good people feel they are driven to in the worst of circumstances. It’s a sobering account of how difficult life was in South Africa for Black people ….

USA Film Fest to Screen Catch a Fire, Queen & Little Children

This month, USA Film Festival/Dallas will present screenings of three of this year’s most critically-acclaimed films. CATCH A FIRE With special guests director Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence) and other guests of the film in attendance; a Q&A session will follow the film. Starring Tim Robbins, Derek Luke and Bonnie Henna, director Phillip Noyce brings the riveting true story ….

Amnesty International to Host Annual DC Film Fest

Amnesty International, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization, announced the program for its second annual international film festival in Washington, DC, September 14-16 2006. The 2006 festival will again be presented in partnership with “National Geographic Live!,” National Geographic’s program for featuring films, lectures and performances. Known for showcasing films that illuminate powerful stories ….

Catch A Fire Trailer

Shot on location in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Mozambique, the political thriller Catch A Fire is based on the real-life story of Patrick Chamusso. The film takes place in South Africa, spanning from the country’s turbulent and divided years in the 1980s to the present day. Patrick (played by Derek Luke) is an oil refinery employee and soccer player who is ….