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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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  • Hollywood's New Leaders: Creative

    Ike Barinholtz, 37 Actor-writer-producer He plays daffy on "The Mindy Project," but Barinholtz is a master of multitasking. He writes and produces on "Project," recurs on HBO's "Eastbound & Down" and FX's "The League" and lends his voice on Hulu's "The...
  • Comienza el Festival Internacional de Cine de Fort Lauderdale en noviembre

    Durante los últimos años, el Festival de Cine Internacional de Fort Lauderdale que arranca el 7 de noviembre, ha dado pantalla a artistas y películas que poco después han ganado la atención de La Academia. Entre las cintas del festival favorecidas con...
  • Scott Waugh Circles Sci-Fi 'Inversion' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Scott Waugh ("Need for Speed") is in final negotiations to direct the $120 million sci-fi action movie "Inversion." "Inversion," unveiled at Cannes by Mark Damon's Foresight Unlimited, follows a young Chinese scientist and a street-smart American expat...
  • Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago

    Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago
    No matter which way you look at it, Jerrod Carmichael is exploding.   There's his Spike Lee-directed special from Los Angeles’ iconic Comedy Store, a role in "Neighbors" and an upcoming sitcom under the NBC umbrella. He was even personally...
  • 'Permanent,' 'Museum,' 'Tom' at Los Cabos 1st Co-Pro Forum (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Hung" co-creator Colette Burson's "Permanent," Alonso Ruizpalacios's "Museum" and Rodrigo Plá's "The Other Tom" are among 13 projects at Los Cabos Festival's first Mexico-U.S.-Canada Co-production Forum, a drive to consolidate movie partnerships...
  • 'Evolution of a Criminal' a gripping return to scene of crime

    Part dramatic re-creation and part confessional, the first-person documentary "Evolution of a Criminal" traces Darius Clark Monroe's seemingly abrupt path from honors high school student to teenage bank robber. Even Monroe's New York University film...
  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. "Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES This Old House The home improvement...
  • Denzel Washington Proves as Elusive as His Character at 'The Equalizer' Premiere

    A veritable who's-who of cinema's tough guys in 2014 - including Ethan Hawke, Luis Guzman, Michael K. Williams and filmmaker J.C. Chandor - came out to the Lincoln Square Regal Imax for the premiere of Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" on Monday night....
  • Amplify, Starz Buy Mike Tyson Documentary 'Champs,' Plan 2015 Release

    Amplify and Starz Digital Media have teamed up to grab North American rights to "Champs" and will release it day-and-date theatrically and on video-on-demand in 2015. Bert Marcus directs the documentary, which looks at three boxing greats -- Mike Tyson,...
  • Kevin Hart: Five movie roles you probably forgot about

    Kevin Hart: Five movie roles you probably forgot about
    A year ago Kevin Hart surprised many film observers  when his stand-up movie "Let Me Explain" seemed to come out of nowhere and hold its own against "Despicable Me 2" and "The Lone Ranger" over the Fourth of July weekend. (It ultimately finished its...