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 ever recorded a note) Tupac Shakur.
The Juice 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is in stores today.
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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 gallery: You’ve Got the Juice Now, The Wrecking Crew, Sip the Juice: The Music and Stay in the Scene: The Interview (the DVD will carry all the bonus content, too).
JUICE 25th Anniversary Blu-ray will be in stores on June6th.
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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 (after he appeared in a rice paddy in China), tried to figure out what was going on aided by the town doctor, Maggie Langston. The season ended with the army taking away the Returned and Marty trying to spirit Jacob away from them.
In the second season premiere, things have changed – radically.
Continue reading Resurrection – Yup, They Went There!
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, Fairley has been cast as, yes, the returned mother of Resurrection’s Henry and Fred Langston, after being dead for over thirty years. Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston over the course the show’s second season. Can you say ‘dark secrets?’ For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading Michelle Fairley Joins ABC’s Resurrection!
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.
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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 him home to his best parents and best friend.
Continue reading Resurrection – A Long Dead Boy Returns Home and Secrets are Unearthed!