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We like to know who’s behind the scenes on some of our favorite movies. So we took a look at the faces behind films we love and now we can’t decided what we like more: what’s in front of the camera or what’s behind it. From “Brown Sugar” to “The Wood,” these are the faces and talent behind some of our favorite movies.
Tim Story is the highest grossing black director in Hollywood. Not only did he bring us great comedic hits like “Barbershop,” “Think Like A Man,” and “Ride Along” but he also directed the major super hero hit “Fantastic Four.”
Most of us remember Brian Banks, the football player who was falsely accused of rape at 16 and spent five years in prison. And even when he was released, he had to register as a sex offender and had trouble finding work.
After his exoneration, at 26, Banks decided to release a documentary describing what his life had been like for the past ten years. And he started a Kickstarter to help raise funds for the project. He ended up earning $47,000.
After two years the film is not complete because it grew far beyond Banks’ own expectations. He shared that initially he thought it would be a small project but as more and more people learned about his story, they wanted to help him. First he was trying out for NFL teams, eventually joining the Atlanta Falcons for training camp. He would go on to play in four games during last year’s NFL season.
And in the meantime, Banks has been touring the country speaking at schools, organizations and events across the country and meeting with politicians and lawmakers bringing awareness to wrongful convictions.
Most recently Banks’ documentary attracted the attention of Michele Farinola, the producer behind the Oscare winning documentary Undefeated.
And then on top of all that good news, Lee Daniels, director of The Butler and Precious has signed on to direct a scripted feature film based on Banks’ story.
The project is currently looking for screenwriters.
It’ll be interesting to see what Daniels does with the feature film but personally I’m more interested in the documentary.
Check out the video Brian used to solicit funds for his Kickstarter.
Have you seen Lifetime’s new reality show “BAPs“? If we’re making movies into reality shows now, we’ve got a few more great ideas. Would you tune in?
Honestly, we can’t believe there’s not a Barber Shop reality TV show on right now. Cutting hair, talking mess with a celebrity guest every episode? Count us already tuned in.
Comic book writers have killed Spider Man, Thor and now Archie is on the chopping block. We wouldn’t call ourselves comic book stans, but we all know what it’s like to lose a character we’re close to — and that’s why we’ll never forget these movie moments.
Ricky from “Boyz In The Hood”
We can still hear Cuba Gooding Jr. screaming “Ricky!” If you’re going to watch this clip you might want to have a tissue handy.
Bad hair can ruin a good movie. Well maybe that’s an overstatement but bad hair…or bad wigs, rather, can be so distracting that the sound of your laughter makes it impossible to hear the lines coming out of the actor’s mouths. And in some cases the hair looks so bad in the previews, it just might deter you from seeing the movie altogether. Here are some examples of what I’m talking about.
If you’re a creative type, there’s no way in the world you’re going to be madly in love with everything you’ve done. There are just some projects that you just won’t be proud of. This is certainly true for actors in Hollywood. Whether they hated their particular role in the film or some of the behind the scenes stuff, they just didn’t rock with it. And in these cases, made sure to express their distaste. See who and which movies I’m talking about on the following pages.
When you’re going through a breakup, sometimes you want to be sympathized with, sometimes you want some tough love, sometimes you want to be coddled, sometimes you want to be reminded there is so much more to come. These amazing breakup scenes from 15 of the greatest breakup movies do all of these things.
Think Like a Man Too is a sequel that has the potential to bring in some serious dollars considering the first one did so well. It also has a soundtrack generating a ton of buzz when you consider Mary J. Blige did all of the songs. It should be good which is one of the main reasons why studio execs work hard to create something moviegoers want to hear. Take a look at 10 of the greatest movie soundtracks. There plenty to choose from. Do you have a favorite?
By now we know you’ve heard about the new Whitney Houston movie in the works on Lifetime and we’re sure, like us, you’re wracking your brain on who could play our beloved Whitney. Actresses and singers such as Rihanna, Tika Sumpter and even Paul Patton have been thrown into the mix of possible Whitneys! However, it isn’t just Whitney that needs to be cast, but also Bobby! Check out a list of actors who might could maybe play both — emphasis on might and maybe.
For years men have dominated the world of television and entertainment. Men have created the majority of TV shows, produced them and directed our favorite films. However despite their dominance, there have been a number women, particularly African American women, which are making major moves behind the scenes! There aren’t as many African American women as we would like, but still it’s a great shift to see! Let’s celebrate some of the black women taking over in television and movies.