| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Black Friday arrived at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend with moviegoers showing sustained appetite for leftovers. In its second weekend in theaters, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is on a course to not only come in first; it may...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Opening on a crowded holiday weekend during which "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving records, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" made a solid box-office debut in four theaters.
The Weinstein Co. film,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children.
A rare moment is being captured by...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports.
The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail.
By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1
Available on VOD beginning March 6
It's hard to know how to evaluate this because Lars von Trier's two-hour character sketch is, on its own, an unfinished film, ending on a cliffhanger that suggests a change of gears for the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The event: The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, presented by the Lincoln Motor Co. The honorees were Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this:
The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
ROME - Lionsgate has inked a long-term output deal with Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, which is rapidly becoming a major Italo distributor, one year after their output deal with...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who has three projects in the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival running through this weekend, says the fatherly thread in his latest projects is no coincidence.
The actor portrays a small-town father...