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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Michael Jackson in ‘BAD25′ to air Thanksgiving on ABC

     
    The Spike Lee documentary “BAD25,” a look back at the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's “BAD” album, will air Thanksgiving night on ABC. “This will be a very special Thanksgiving for all families to enjoy the genius of...
  • Spike Lee pays up for wrong-address tweet in Trayvon Martin case

     
    Spike Lee, a vocal Trayvon Martin supporter, has settled financially with a couple whose lives were radically disrupted by his recent Twitter activism. Lee, who has more than a quarter-million Twitter followers, over the weekend retweeted a Florida...
  • Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' headed to theaters, but in what form?

     
    “Red Hook Summer,” Spike Lee’s polarizing coming-of-age movie that prompted fierce debate at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is headed to theaters thanks to Variance Films....
  • Linsanity The Movie? Jeremy Lin gets documentary treatment

     
    EXCLUSIVE: The Linsanity that Jeremy Lin touched off this winter has faded, a casualty of the New York Knicks point guard’s drop in productivity and the recent knee surgery that ended his regular season. But the surreal period in which a former...
  • Around Town: Happy 85th to Grauman's Chinese Theatre

     
    One of Hollywood' most venerable movie palaces, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, is celebrating its 85th birthday this year. And as part of the theater's celebrations, the Chinese is offering a "25 Cent Movie Mondays" series. The first movie screening this...
  • Samuel L. Jackson visits ‘Feherty’ on Golf Channel

     
    Jackson shares tidbits that should fascinate movie fans. The actor says he took "Snakes on a Plane" simply because of the title and that he persuaded "Star Wars" director George Lucas to let him use a purple light saber so the actor could be seen in a...
  • Joe Drake reunites with Mandate partner for Good Universe

     
    Former Lionsgate movie chief Joe Drake, who was squeezed out of his job as part of the independent studio's acquisition of Summit Entertainment, is joining his former business partner Nathan Kahane to launch Good Universe, essentially Mandate Pictures 2....
  • Two new independent films court African American ticket buyers

     
    Two new movies aimed at African American viewers: Movies aimed at African American moviegoers are typically the province of bigger-budget comedies and dramas. But this weekend, two independently financed productions are courting that same audience. The...
  • Michael Douglas, Warren Buffett invest an evening in the 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' premiere

     
    We can't imagine Warren Buffett turning out for the premiere of, say, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." But "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" managed to lure the billionaire investor out of Omaha and onto the red carpet for the Oliver Stone film's' New York...
  • Ryan Reynolds — a sports movie he’d love to do

     
    One of those boilerplate questions you roll out at the end of an interview is “What's the dream project, the role you're wishing somebody would offer or that you're getting the rights to because it's one you're dying to play?” Some actors have...
  • Stew and the Negro Problem to perform in L.A. for the first time in five years

     
    It's with a little hesitation that we announce the following news, given that the first song on former L.A. band the Negro Problem's debut album from 1997, "Post-Minstrel Syndrome," is a condemnation of The Times called "Birdcage." In the song,......
  • Oscar Blackout Alert: The Academy Awards could be very, very white this year

     
    Very few stories about the Oscars actually grab my attention, but the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday had a truly depressing story on its website suggesting that, as Gregg Kilday and Matthew Belloni put it, "for the first time since the......