Not Easily Labeled

Add Comment on January 12, 2009 by Marco Cerritos

Bishop T.D. Jakes has become a huge presence in the African-American community over the last few years. Slowly growing as a writer and businessman, most people are familiar with his work as a preacher, where his sermons draw such huge numbers that some might think he’s a religious rock star. Whether he’s preaching his faith or talking business, Jakes is always a comfortable speaker. B OXOFFICE was able to catch up with him while he was promoting his latest project, the film adaptation of “Not Easily Broken,” the second of his novels to get the Hollywood treatment (the first was “Woman Thou Art Loosed”).

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Golden Globes

Add Comment on January 11, 2009 by Phil Contrino

Best Motion Picture - Drama Winner: Slumdog Millionaire Reaction: The only movie that has a shot at taking down Slumdog Millionaire for the Best Picture Oscar at this point is The Dark Knight, and there is certainly no guarantee that it will get nominated. I don't hate Slumdog by any means, but I don't think it deserves this extreme amount of recognition. Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama Winner: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

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UPDATED: "Get off my lawn!"

Add Comment on January 11, 2009 by Phil Contrino

Two young actresses and a horror flick were no match for Clint Eastwood. The 78-year-old living legend makes his first onscreen appearance since 2004's Million Dollar Baby in Gran Torino, and according to studio weekend estimates the racially-infused drama is easily going to beat two new releases, Bride Wars and The Unborn, at the box office this weekend. The slow rollout that Warner Bros. implemented with Torino has payed off in a big way. The film opened on December 12 at only six locations with an impressive haul of $271,720.

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BCS Goes 3D

Add Comment on January 09, 2009 by Amy Nicholson

If anything, the first ever live broadcast 3D football game available to the public strained under being too popular. A collaboration by Cinedigm, 3ality and Fox Sports, the LA showing of the BCS National Championship bout between the OU Sooners and the Florida Gators was packed with football fans, men mostly, planted in every nearly seat and causing the historic Mann's Chinese to take on the odor of a basement rec room. Not that anyone minded – this is sports, and sports loves company. But 3D doesn't love the front row, and the beleaguered girlfriends who...

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Critics' Choice Awards

Add Comment on January 08, 2009 by Phil Contrino

Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner of the night at the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. It took home awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score, Best Screenplay and Best Young Actor or Actress for Dev Patel. Slumdog has a huge amount of momentum heading into the Golden Globes on Sunday, and it could very well take the Best Motion Picture - Drama prize. Plus, the film is all but assured a spot in the Best Picture Oscar category at this point. The exposure from televised awards shows will only help Slumdog grab a larger audience.

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A Terrifying Month

Add Comment on January 08, 2009 by Phil Contrino

By Phil Contrino Coming off the rush of serious dramas that were released in December, the month of January is going to be all about thrills. Starting this weekend with The Unborn, horror enthusiasts will suddenly be bombarded by one horror flick after another. Coming after Unborn, January 16th will see the release of My Bloody Valentine 3D, followed by the January 30th unveiling of The Uninvited. Unborn faces some stiff competition this weekend from Bride Wars.

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Hopkins, Hoffman & 'Harvey'

Add Comment on January 07, 2009 by Phil Contrino

Joel Hopkins is a 38-year-old writer/director. The leading man in his latest film, Last Chance Harvey, is the 71-year-old living legend Dustin Hoffman. In Harvey, Hoffman plays a character that is probably not too far away from turning 70. So the question is, how does a man not quite over the hill chose to write about someone in the autumn of their life? "I'd like to say there's a romantic answer, but it always ends up being quite practical in a way," Hopkins told B OXOFFICE. "I mean, I do find that older people are more interesting as a dramatist. They've got more baggage in a way.

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