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A Difficult Family Tradition: Basketball in Spike Lee's Film 'He Got Game' (Cinema Revisited)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • March 20, 2014 3:40 PM
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Some films deserve a second reading. In Spike Lee's He Got Game, basketball is reinterpreted into a difficult family tradition, one that's passed down by way of pain and loss, but exists as the lifeline for the relationship between a father and a son.

The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 28, 2014 10:30 AM
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In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

Sequel To 'The Equalizer' w/ Denzel Washington Already In The Works

  • By Sergio
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  • February 24, 2014 7:25 PM
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The film doesn’t come out until Sept. 26 and already the smell of sequel is in the air

A Sequel To 'He Got Game' Is In The Works. But Will Denzel Washington Get On Board?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 20, 2014 5:47 PM
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A Sequel To 'He Got Game' Is In The Works. But Will Denzel Washington Get On Board?

Halle Berry Beats Vin Diesel To The Punch - Developing 'Hannibal' Miniseries For The History Channel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2013 2:09 PM
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Halle Berry Beats Vin Diesel To The Punch, Developing 'Hannibal' Miniseries For The History Channel

Another (White) Writer Hired To Pen 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake Script (The Scribe Carousel Still Spins)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 26, 2013 11:05 AM
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Another (White) Writer Hired To Pen 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake Script (The Scribe Carousel Still Spins)

Controversial ‘The Hurricane’ With Denzel Washington Coming To Blu-Ray In Jan.

  • By Sergio
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  • November 12, 2013 11:07 AM
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Yet another, and long overdue, Norman Jewison film coming out on blu-ray DVD in January

Denzel Washington’s Son, John David Washington, Lands 1st Major Acting Role In HBO Pilot

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 22, 2013 10:35 AM
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Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington has booked his first major acting role, signing on as a regular on the HBO pilot Ballers - a project we first alerted you to in May, when it was announced that Dwayne Johnson would star in the half-hour dramedy which centers on the lives of retired athletes living in Miami.

TV Series Based On 'Man On Fire' In Development - Will Take Place 18 Years Later...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 10, 2013 5:48 PM
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Man On Fire (2004) is probably my favorite Tony Scott/Denzel Washington collaboration - right next to Crimson Tide. I dug the straightforward, no fuss man-on-a-mission revenge plot, and the unapologetic violence, and vigilantism, courtesy of despondent former CIA operative-turned bodyguard Creasy during his search for the kidnapped Pita Ramos, played very well by Dakota Fanning, who was only 10 years old at the time.

'Raisin in the Sun' Revival Rounds Out Cast + Sets Opening Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 12:23 PM
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