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 …
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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 …
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Tom Cruise back in the espionage game

According to Variety, Phillip Noyce is currently in negotiations to direct the spy film Edwin A. Salt, which was written by Kurt Wimmer (Street Kings, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Recruit) as a possible star vehicle for Tom Cruise. Columbia Pictures has been handling development on the project with an eye towards Cruise. Noyce has …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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