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Film

Revisiting 'Tales from the Hood' on Its 22nd Birthday. If You've Seen 'Get Out', See This Too

It's taken a while, but finally more older black films are being remastered and released on blu-ray. But then that should have been expected. With DVD sales down and most studios relying on their recent releases for blu-rays, they're becoming desperate; but to what end? Is it really necessary for Paramount to release nine different blu ray editions of "Star Trek: Beyond"? The film...

Box Office

Weekend Box Office May 19-21: 'Everything, Everything' Opens with $12M

As expected "Alien Covenant" (or as I like to call it "The Apology for Prometheus") was the No. 1 film this weekend, but it earned less than expected. There have been six "Alien" films since 1979, not including those awful "Alien vs. Predator" movies, but 2012's "Prometheus" was seen as a major disappointment (And I'll give $100 to anyone who can explain to me in simple English...

Box Office,Film

Weekend Box Office May 12-14 (The First Major Box Office Bust of the Summer)

In my lengthy box office report last Sunday on how and why the whole summer film season first started, I neglected to mention that though summer is the time of year when studios makes their most money, it is also the time when they have their biggest bombs. In fact, rather perversely, it's more interesting to predict which films are going to be the biggest box office bombs of the...

Box Office,Film

Box Office: 'Get Out' Breaks $200M

With the release of "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" this past Friday it's now officially that dreaded time of the year - the summer film season. It's that time of the year, from early May to mid-Aug, when studios and distributors come out with their most anticipated big guns. Those blockbuster franchise movies, sequels, high concept comedies and (hopefully) huge audience grabbing films...

News

Ebony Mag Is Going to Hollywood

Ebony and Jet magazines, published since 1945 by the Johnson Publishing Company and based in Chicago, has a proud historical legacy. But over the last few years it's hit some pretty bumpy roads, and it's currently fighting for survival. By way of discourse, having worked at the magazine and the website for a couple of years, several years ago, I can testify that the company took too...