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Should Spike Lee title his next movie about the violence in Chicago “Chiraq”

19 Apr

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Director Spike Lee is making a new film for Amazon studios which has already become the focus for controversy for it’s working title, “Chiraq”. The movie will focus on the Chicago community of Englewood and the “black on black violence that occurs there. Some in Chicago including Mayor Emanuel are not happy about the title. Some believe that it negatively portrays the city and in some way endorses the violence while others believe that it describes the state of violence in the city right now. What do you think about the title? Should Spike Lee keep it or drop it out of respect for those in Chicago against the use of that title and that have to live with the violence everyday? Cast your vote here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/should-spike-lee-title-his-next-movie.html

Mo’Nique: I Was “Blackballed” After Winning My Oscar

20 Feb

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The 2010 best supporting actress winner for ‘Precious’ — who refused to campaign for her award — says she was told by her director Lee Daniels that the perception is she’s “difficult” and “tacky,” and she’s lost out on several roles as a result. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/monique-i-was-blackballed-after-winning.html

HBO Acquires ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Doc on Jordan Davis Shooting

1 Feb

HBO Acquires ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Doc on Jordan Davis Shooting

HBO has licensed U.S. television rights to director Marc Silver’s “3 1/2 Minutes,”. The film centers on the 2012 shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis at a Florida gas station and the subsequent trial of his killer, Michael Dunn. – Learn more and see the movie trailer at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/hbo-acquires-3-12-minutes-doc-on-jordan.html

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Was Selma’s best picture nomination a makeup call?

16 Jan

If you have ever watched a basketball game you know there’s something known as a “makeup” call. That’s when the referees make a bad or questionable call on one team and then make it up to that team by making a bad call the other way. No referee will admit this happens, but we all know that it does. I think that’s what happened with Selma getting a besat picture nomination. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/was-selmas-best-picture-nomination-make.html

Good Times to be made into feature film.

13 Mar

Good Times to be made into feature film. Read more:Good Times

An open letter from AAreports to Spike Lee about the movie Django.

1 Jan

An open letter from AAreports to Spike Lee about the movie Django.

First let me state that I like Spike Lee and I am a supporter. I am one of the four people that actually saw Miracle at Santa Anna and at least tried to see Red Hook Summer. ( Okay so no I didn’t really try, but did you see the trailer? ) Read more here: http://aareports.com/2013/01/an-open-letter-from-aareports-to-spike.html

Raw footage from World War Z

2 Sep

Raw footage World War Z

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I found this video online completely by accident. It’s some raw footage of a scene in what seems to be NY from the “upcoming” World War Z. It appears that the zombies are coming and soldiers are rushing into action as civilians flee. This footage is from 2011 so there’s not guarantee that it will even be in the final movie. What is interesting is that no zombies are in the scenes. Let’s hope that doesn’t mean excessive use of CGI. Check it out here: http://www.thedeadwarseries.com/2012/09/raw-footage-world-war-z.html