Top black iconic figures in boxing, basketball, golf, tennis and baseball portrayed by talented Black actors. Here's the list:
1 Will Smith as Muhammad Ali in "Ali" (Movie) 2 Michael Jace as Michael Jordan in "Michael Jordan: An American Hero (TV) 3 Khalil Kain as Tiger Woods in "The Tiger Woods Story" (TV) 4 Joe James as Arthur Ashe in "Arthur! A Celebration of Life" (Docudrama) 5 Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in "42" (Movie)
There's only one question in the street game (e.g. pick-up basketball): Who got next? Well, in the indie film game it's Bobbito and Kevin. and their movie "Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC."
'"Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC" is an independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the definition, history, culture, and social impact of New York's outdoor summer b-ball scene, the worldwide "Mecca" of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.'
It's like Power Rangers for adults... which is like real life Rock'em Sock'em Robots for ... adults ... who were kids ... who remember them. Anyway, check out a promo clip for 'two thousand five hundred tons of awesome' above. And...
Watch a giant robot use a ship to beat up a giant monster in this awesome trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim."
The comic-to-movie trend continues with the sequel to Marvel's†"Thor" - starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston.
'Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.'
In theaters July 3, 2013, Disney Pictures has remade a classic: "The Lone Ranger." Okay, so we got the Tonto character with top billing. Oookaayyy. So, who's playing Tonto? Johnny Depp. Yep. It's okay. He's a Honorary Comanche Tribe Member, so it's cool, right?
'From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.'
Check out the U.S. trailer above and an International trailer after the jump. Lots of running, jumping, hollering and explosions... mixed in with some laughs. Gotta love that about†Bruckheimer Films.
Due out August 9, 2013, "Elysium" stars Matt Damon as a factory (Max) worker who is exposed to a fatal dose of radiation poisoning and has to break into space station Elysium (future home to the world's richest citizens) to find a cure. Blue collar worker who needs medical care available only to rich folk. Sound familiar? It should to "The 99%." This movie is political science meets science fiction, wrapped in action, action, and more action!
Check out the movie trailer for "Elysium," which also stars Jodie Foster.
The Wolverine has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters & I'm glad they are keeping the film franchise going with Hugh Jackman playing the lead.¬† I'm definitely looking forward to July 26th as Marvel films delve more & more into the story of one of their most popular characters......
Check out this new extended trailer for the upcoming big budget summer film starring Brad Pitt called 'World War Z'. These new zombie flicks sometimes makes you wonder if Hollywood is getting us prepared for something that could actually happen.† The premise of the film centers around Brad Pitt who plays a worker for the U.N. desperately trying to find out why an apocalyptic pandemic of zombie outbreaks are bringing down entire nations around the world.† Before you laugh at the thought that any of this could be even remotely possible you may want to read about how countries like Russia are reportedly working on weapons that can turn people into zombies.† Now that's a possible horror story. World War Z hits theaters June 21st....
Been a minute since I left you with a movie to check for. Just found out, there's a documentary about legendary pimp & author Iceberg Slim being shown in Atlanta. Directed by Jorge Hinojosa and produced by Ice T the film features interviews from Katt Williams, Birdman, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, and more.
There will be a screening via Atlanta Film Festival for the film this Tuesday 3.19 @ Plaza Theater on Ponce De Leon Ave. Check the flyer below for all the info.
Here's a look at Beyond Cinema with Jorge Hinojosa and Ice T speaking about the movie. Check it out.
SINGLE AND MARRIED is undoubtedly the lead of few Ghanaian movies that made a remarkable impact among African movie fanatics in terms of production quality and patronage.
Ghana's screen goddess YVONNE NELSON, yet again leads MEDIA GHANA to thrill movie lovers with an unprecedented new movie 'HOUSE OF GOLD'.
The movie is an amusing expression of award winning director PASCAL AMANFO. The story is about hilarious, shocking, and bizarre events that occur after a high-fly business mogul who is battling with cancer and has 6 weeks of life left gets all his children to unite in his mansion for 7 days.
His children, most of whom were born out of wedlock, being products of various illicit affairs haven't met each other for centuries.
Interesting characters to look out for in the new movie include Yvonne Nelson, IcePrince, Zamani, Majid Michelle, Sandra Ankobea, Luckie Lawson, Eddie Watson, Francis Odega, and ace Ghanaian actor and business mogul Kofi Bucknor. Watch Trailer