Ernest Dickerson’s first film, Juice (power or influence, earned respect) – a kind of urban noir – follows four longtime friends as they try to survive their lives in Harlem. The four leads were either high school kids of seventeen, or just a bit older – Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins, Khalil Kain, and (before he […]
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Ernest R. Dickerson’s powerful first film, JUICE (1992), is the story of the striving for power and happiness (aka ‘the juice’) by four Harlem teenagers: Q (Omar Epps), Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Raheem (Khalil Kain) and Steel (Jermaine Hopkins). The 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release includes a commentary track by director Dickerson plus four featurettes and a photo […]
During its eight-episode first season, Resurrection (ABC, Sundays, 9/8C) set up a situation reminiscent of the French series (soon be adapted for A&E), The Returned. Following the return of Jacob Langston, who died years ago, the town of Arcadia, Missouri, soon found others returning as well. Agent Martin Bellamy of Immigration, who brought Jacob home […]
Is it typecasting to cast someone as a matriarch if one is spirited noblewoman, one is a modern terrorist and a third is the resurrected matriarch of the Langston clan on Resurrection? If so, then Michelle Fairley is in danger of being typecast. Fresh off a starring role as 24’s primary villain, terrorist Margot Al-Harazi, […]
Hollywood is comin’ to town to support the arts! The Creative Coalition and ‘Supper Suite by STK’ is set to dazzle DC with a Gala benefit dinner celebrating Arts in America and the launch of STK DC, a modern steakhouse and chic lounge. Full press release and event details after the jump.
ABC’s Resurrection (Sundays, 9/8C) has a set up that reminds of Sundance TV’s brilliant The Returned. A young boy wakes in a Chinese rice paddy and is returned to his home in Arcadia, Missouri – thirty-two years after he died. His return baffles everyone – from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who has taken […]