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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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  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Sleepy Hollow' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 8 - 14, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Celebrity Apprentice A special edition...
  • 'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards

    'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards
    "Selma," the historical drama about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his crusade in 1965 to secure equal voting rights, won outstanding film of 2014 on Friday evening at the 46th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film, which is...
  • NAACP Image Awards: Diversity, politics and a stunning 'Selma' snub

    NAACP Image Awards: Diversity, politics and a stunning 'Selma' snub
    Glitz and glamour were not the only things on the minds of celebrities at the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Friday. In kicking off the ceremony in Pasadena, which honors excellence in film, TV, film and literature by artists of color, host Anthony Anderson...
  • Kevin Hart, Mo'ne Davis headline NBA All-Star celebrity game

    Kevin Hart, Mo'ne Davis headline NBA All-Star celebrity game
    The NBA All-Star Weekend's shortest attraction will return for a fifth engagement. Five-foot-4-inch comedian Kevin Hart headlines the 11th edition of the celebrity game, where he has earned three most valuable player honors. The basketball exhibition ...
  • 'Dear White People' takes a funny, frank, provocative look at race

    'Dear White People' takes a funny, frank, provocative look at race
    Dear White People Lionsgate, $19.98; Blu-ray. $24.99 Available on VOD Feb. 3 Writer-director Justin Simien's campus comedy is one of the most provocative films about race since Spike Lee's early films. Simien doesn't have Lee's talent as a filmmaker...
  • Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter

    Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter
    "Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. Many black actors and...
  • Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album

    Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album
    Sixteen years after TLC printed thousands of fan names in the liner notes of its Grammy-winning album “FanMail,” the group has again turned to its supporters to steer a project -- but for a price. The groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop group plans...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens' on PBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 11 - 17, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Bachelor An eliminated bachelorette...
  • The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II

    The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II
    Lots of Biblio Awards still to hand out, not a lot of space to put them in. It's like the orchestra is already warming up to shoo me off the stage of 2014's year in reading. Quiet down woodwinds: I've got more to say! Character I'd Most Like to...
  • 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...