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  • Casting call: Picking stars for Dixon trial movie

    The real-life drama of Mayor Sheila Dixon's criminal trial is still unfolding, but it's not too early to start thinking about the inevitable. Who will star in the movie version of this gripping tale? I haven't come up with a title just yet - "The...
  • Allen grad's role in 'Let's Be Cops' one of many in rising career

    Allentown native Fred Galle is a busy man. With roles in more than a half-dozen new films, including the now-playing "Let's Be Cops," the actor never seems to stop working. "If a movie was shot on the East Coast, I'm probably in it," Galle says. He's...
  • 1991's 'A Rage in Harlem' and other films at the Black Harvest Film Fest

    1991's 'A Rage in Harlem' and other films at the Black Harvest Film Fest
    Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...
  • COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Mike Epps: A consistent, prominent face at South Florida comedy clubs, the comic who rose to popularity playing "Day-Day" in a pair of "Friday" movies will perform his final night of standup Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv (5700 Seminole Way,...
  • Netflix's Ted Sarandos Scores Industry Tribute at 2014 Gotham Awards

    Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos will receive the industry tribute at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the annual fete presented by the New York-based Independent Filmmaker Project. The Gotham Awards' tribute represents the latest industry...
  • BET Awards Live Blog: Lionel Richie Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
  • Forest Whitaker Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Southpaw'

    Forest Whitaker is in final negotiations to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Weinstein's boxing pic "Southpaw." Antoine Fuqua is directing the pic from a script by Kurt Sutter. The story follows a left-handed prizefighter who wins a title, but...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal to Bow on Broadway in 'Constellations'

    Jake Gyllenhaal has booked his Broadway debut in "Constellations," a project that will reunite him with writer Nick Payne and director Michael Longhurst of "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," the play in which Gyllenhaal starred Off Broadway in 2012....
  • Review: 'Ernest and Celestine'

    Review: 'Ernest and Celestine'
    Imagine if you crossed “Romeo and Juliet” with “Bonnie and Clyde” in a French cartoon starring a penniless bear and a precocious mouse. No, that’s not a kids’ fever dream—that’s an elevator-pitch summary...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' Kevin Hart winners at NAACP Image Awards

    "12 Years a Slave," director Steve McQueen's harrowing depiction of slavery in America, won top motion picture honors at the 45th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Lupita Nyong'o won in the supporting actress...
  • REVIEW: 'Ernest & Celestine' ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Ernest & Celestine' ★★★&#9733
    "Ernest & Celestine," the charming French-Belgium, Oscar-nominated animated film, is about a bear and a mouse whose artistic tendencies are forever getting them into trouble. Marked as outsiders by their respective societies, they forge an unlikely...
  • 'Taken 3' is latest film to opt for shooting in Georgia

    'Taken 3' is latest film to opt for shooting in Georgia
    Liam Neeson's action thriller "Taken 3" has taken its business to Georgia, adding to the Peach State's growing list of Hollywood credits. The production recently wrapped 17 days of filming in the Los Angeles area, capturing scenes at the Malibu Pier,...