Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Complete Season 1 Of 'Scandal' Now Streaming On Netflix (Also 'Revenge, 'Once Upon a Time')

    The complete first seasons of the hit ABC shows Scandal, Revenge, and Once Upon a Time are now available to watch instantly on Netflix (for US members only).

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    First Look At Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe & Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Broken City'

    Ever since he stopped being Marky Mark and became a proper actor, Mark Wahlberg has always seemed at his most comfortable on the big screen as part of a strong ensemble cast (a la breakout "Boogie Nights") or stealing scenes as a supporting player. Be it in the likes of “Planet of the Apes,” “The Italian Job,” “The Happening” or “Max Payne,” for a long time it looked like he just wasn’t going to cut it as a leading man. Of course there may be a few exceptions along the way (and feel free to point them out in the comments), but it seemed like two significant things happened in the last few years that have changed that.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments

    EYE OPENERS: Peter Labuza's THE CINEPHILIACS, A New Podcast

    “I’d like to think while I’m watching a film, I try and approach it on its own terms. I think to myself, ‘What is the review this movie wants? And what is the review this movie is going to get?’ But really it’s about asking, what is the ideal version of this movie? What is it trying to be and to what extent does it get there?”

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments

    Benjamin Bratt: The Lesser Blessed, Toronto International Film Festival

    Contemporary World Cinema in Toronto International Film Festival is screening the world premiere of The Lesser Blessed, directed by Anita Doron and starring Benjamin Bratt. High school is especially harsh for Larry Sole (Joel Nathan Evans), a teenaged metal-head living in a remote community in the Northwest Territories. Shy and ruminative, he’s taunted daily by his town’s golden boy and resident bully, Darcy (Adam Butcher). This is because of Larry’s tortured past, and his aboriginal roots: he, his mother Verna (Tamara Podemski) and her sometime boyfriend Jed (Benjamin Bratt) are all members of the Tlicho First Nation.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Preview 'Negrita' (Documentary on Afro Latina Identity in the U.S.)

    NEGRITA, a forthcoming documentary from director/producer Magdalena Albizu, will look deeper into the experience of Afro Latinas in the United States.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    TIFF 2012 - The Blackhouse Foundation Hosts Global Film Sales Panel

    For any filmmaker who has met with the frustration of being told “there’s no market for black films outside their local audience”, yesterday’s event hosted by the Blackhouse Foundation at the Toronto International Film Festival would have provided some healthy perspective.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    'I Am Love' Director Luca Guadagnino To Tackle 'L.A. Confidential' Prequel 'The Big Nowhere'

    James Ellroy is pretty much the finest American crime novelist working, whose muscular, spare novels have long since made him countless fans not just among fans of the genre, but also more literary-minded readers. But in terms of screen adaptations, things have been more mixed. There was of course, "L.A. Confidential," one of the finest American films of the 1990s, and Ellroy wrote the first draft of last year's gripping cop drama "Rampart." But other adaptations, from 1987's James Woods vehicle "Cop" to Brian DePalma's atrocious "The Black Dahlia" have been disappointing.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series 'Roomieloverfriends' (From Black & Sexy TV/Issa Rae Prod)

    Here's episode of the new web series created by the Black & Sexy TV team (aka Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier), and executive produced by Issa Rae (aka Awkward Black Girl) via her Issa Rae Productions.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    TIFF Review: Nick Cassavetes' ‘Yellow’ Is Daring, Bold And Just What The Doctor Ordered

    Officially the most refreshing breath of air at this year’s TIFF, Nick Cassavetes’ new feature ‘Yellow’, is a step into crazy terrritory, far from his recent romantic comedy fare and "Alpha Dog." Away from traditional ways of telling stories, and towards a different type of perspective, a very different type of view, as he admitted to in the Q&A. You can’t but feel almost like a child trying to talk or review this movie because of how infectiously zany it is; think "Young Adult" on Vicodin and acid. Leading lady Heather Wahiquist puts her all into a truly memorable leading performance, and no wonder; she co-wrote the screenplay with Cassavetes. But the winner has to be the imagination behind the trippiness.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Military Thriller 'Allegiance' (Bow Wow, Malik Yoba) Acquired For USA Theatrical Release

    It's worth noting that XLrator Media also acquired rights to, and released Mario Van Peebles' We The Party, as well as 96 Minutes, which Evan Ross (who won a breakthrough performance award at SXSW for his work in the film) and David Oyelowo both co-star in.

    Read More »