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5 items from 2015


Isaiah Washington Hits Gay Club Circuit for Unique ‘Blackbird’ Marketing Campaign

28 April 2015 4:53 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In what can best be described as an unconventional pitch to make his new movie soar, Isaiah Washington hit up a gay nightclub this past weekend to promote Lgbt drama “Blackbird.” TMZ posted video Tuesday of Washington and “Blackbird” costar Gary LeRoi Gray partying at West Hollywood hotspot Rage. Washington, who produced and co-stars in the film, was videotaped drinking, dancing, making new friends and singing “Blackbird’s” praises. The star’s marketing effort apparently paid off. “Blackbird” opened Friday in 13 theaters, taking in $45,834 for a respectable $3,526 per screen average. Also Read: Mo'Nique on Why Black Hollywood Actors Shunned Gay-Themed »

- Anita Bennett

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Isaiah Washington -- Raging in Gay Bar to Get the Word Out On New Film

28 April 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Isaiah Washington's on a guerrilla marketing campaign to spread the word about his new movie to the Lgbt community, and he went all in -- maybe not all in -- by partying at a legendary gay bar.  Washington hit up Rage nightclub in West Hollywood  (one of the biggest gay bars in town) this past weekend promoting "Blackbird" with his co-star Gary LeRoi Gray. We're told he was drinking and dancing ... having a great time. »

- TMZ Staff

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Blackbird | Review

24 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Boys in the Choir: Polk’s Antiquated Rendition of the Rural Gay Narrative

The blatant underrepresentation of black gay characters in film, whatever letter they’re placed into on the inclusive Lgbt spectrum, is simply not reason enough to appreciate the elemental contrivances of Patrik-Ian Polk’s Blackbird, an independent film rife with cliché in its euphemistic depiction of the rural queer experience that does little to elevate the film’s archaic nature.

The title has been inadvertently thrown into a higher caliber pop culture zeitgeist thanks to its distinction as Mo’Nique’s first post-Oscar role since her 2009 win for Best Supporting Actress in Precious. The significant media coverage concerning potential fallout between herself and director Lee Daniels should enhance the film’s shelf-life beyond the trappings of a niche market. Produced by the actress and her agent/husband Sidney Hicks, the project feels very much like the »

- Nicholas Bell

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Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Furious 7’ Rides to the Top, ‘Magic Mike’ Makes Huge Debut

12 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Feb 4, 2015 – Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 Rank Last Week Film Rating(000) 1 3 Furious 7 11,369 2 – Magic Mike Xxl 9,749 3 4 Fifty Shades of Grey 6,788 4 1 Ted 2 3,568 5 - The Lazarus Effect 3,075 -

Key First time on the chart Pinnacle Rank -

Trending Wednesday Feb 4, 2015 – Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 Film Rating(000) % Change Poltergeist 1,999 +28,883% Straight Outta Compton 2,917 +14,621% The Lazarus Effect 3,075 +6,795%

 

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Still hot from last week’s Super Bowl spots, Universal films held onto 50% of this week’s leaderboard spots. “Furious 7,” “Fifty Shades,” and “Ted 2” kept top 5 spots, »

- Jason Klein

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Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton unveils first trailer

9 February 2015 1:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton has debuted its first trailer.

Two of the film's subjects, Ice Cube and Dr Dre, recorded an introduction for the first look at the movie.

The film will star Marcus Callender (Headshots & Breakdowns) as Dre and Jason Mitchell (Contraband) as Eazy E, while Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr will play his father.

Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr will appear as Mc Ren and DJ Yella. The cast also includes Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Shipp and Keith Stanfield.

Last year, the first picture of the central cast was unveiled by Ice Cube.

F Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off) is directing the project, with the screenplay written by Andrea Berloff.

Straight Outta Compton will be released in cinemas on August 14. »

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