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Box Office

Weekend Box Office: Why 'Transformers'? Plus 'Eyez' Establishes a Record... But Not a Good One

Every time a new "Transformers" film opens, what immediately comes to my mind is, "Who watches this crap?" OK, fine, I get it. Twelve year old boys with extreme ADD is the obvious answer, but then I figure even 12 year old boys eventually grow up and move on. But considering that the last two "Transformers" films made over $1 billion each worldwide, the more likely answer is that there...

Film

Trailer: 'On Monday of Last Week' - New Film based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Short Story

Here's your first look at the new trailer for filmmaker/producer/artist Akosua Adoma Owusu’s latest film "On Monday of Last Week" which she produced and directed through her production company Obibini Pictures, LLC. The film is also one of eight nominated for Best Short Film at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). Based on the short story by acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi...

Box Office,Film

Weekend Box Office June 16-18: 'All Eyez on Me' Defies Expectations + A Look Into the Future

I admit that this is an odd way to start off this weekend's box office report, but first I want to jump ahead into the future, seven months from now, and consider the box office possibilities of Marvel's Studios' "Black Panther" (BP). Now why would I do that? The film is still in post-production as we speak, and the only thing we have to go on so far is the teaser trailer which, as I...

Film

Reginald Hudlin to Helm Valiant Entertainment's Supernatural Superhero Movie, 'Shadowman'

On the Hudlin Entertainment website, it was announced this week that director Reginald Hudlin will direct Valiant Entertainment's film adaptation of its comic book "Shadowman". Hudlin will script - along with WGN America's "Salem" showrunner Adam Simon - a  rewrite of an original screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski who will stay on board the project as executive producer. The...

Film

The Heretofore Forgotten 1974 Film, ‘Catch My Soul’

Long-time regular readers of S & A know that I love to to discuss and bring to attention long-forgotten films and TV shows that I think may be of interest to our readers. As I've said before, I like to think that when it comes to black films and the black images on screen, how do you know where you're going if you don't know where you've been? So I intend to keep writing about...