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Rosie Perez Is the Best Thing About the New View, Says People's Critic

15 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The post-Barbara Walters version of The View made its premiere Monday on ABC, using Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" to greet the new panel: "The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate… I shake it off, shake it off." This seems like a rather defensive posture for a show starting its 18th season. But then again. Other than new host Rosie Perez talking about how she learned kung fu "just in case I had to kick some ass," the hour didn't go too well. It was stiff, polite and airless, like one of those Taiwanese parody cartoons that "dramatize" news scandals. »

- Tom Gliatto

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- (G.S. Perno)

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Black and White’

12 September 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The good news is that Kevin Costner does some of the finest, most deeply felt work of his career as a widower lawyer fighting for custody of his biracial granddaughter in Mike Binder’s “Black and White.” The bad news is that that’s as if “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” had been made only five minutes ago. The even worse news is that, in the moment of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and the Birther movement, a movie like this might be just what America needs right about now. Unlikely to match the $28 million worldwide take of Costner and Binder’s 2005 teaming “The Upside of Anger,” “Black” should connect with select older and urban auds, but lacks the broader crossover potential of a “Crash” or “The Help.”

Maybe because Costner became a star playing golden-boy athletes, military men and noble crusaders, it’s particularly affecting to see him at »

- Scott Foundas

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First Official Photo of The View Hosts Revealed

12 September 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

They're already doing group hugs on The View. The talk show released the first official photo of its new hosting panel to People in anticipation of its Sept. 15 return to ABC. Veteran panelist Whoopi Goldberg will be joined by three personalities - the returning Rosie O'Donnell, actress Rosie Perez and former MSNBC analyst Nicolle Wallace - for the show's 18th season debut. Expect lots of getting-to-know-you talk among the newest fearsome foursome as they prepare for life without Barbara Walters, one of the show's founders in 1997. Walters left the show in May. Perez, best known for her work in Do the Right Thing »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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7 reasons why Rosie Perez is perfect for the 'The View'

5 September 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Rosie Perez has been named a new co-host of The View, joining Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell for the upcoming new season beginning Sept. 15.

The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why.

1. She’s not a stereotypical or “cookie-cutter” Latina. 

The native New Yorker defies common Latin stereotypes— the sort of which is commonly perpetuated on television. (You know: young and sexy with big boobs and bigger hair, with little talent to speak of.) Now, it’s no secret that The View »

- Nina Terrero

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Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace: We Are Both So "Honored" to Join The View

5 September 2014 1:58 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Move over Rosie and Whoopi — there are two new girls in town! Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace have both released statements on joining the upcoming season of The View one day after ABC officially confirmed the news on Thursday, Sept. 4. "I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I've been asked to join The View," Do the Right Thing star Perez said in a statement. "Knowing that I'll be in the company of Whoopi [Goldberg], Rosie [O'Donnell] and Nicolle, three very smart and engaging [...] »

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Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace round out panel on 'The View'

4 September 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

It looks like there will be two Rosies sitting on the panel on The View this season.

Actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace will be rounding out the panel of hosts on The View, joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. A performer on stage and screen, Perez is best known for her roles in Do The Right Thing, The Counselor, and Fearless, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.

“I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join The View,” Perez said in a statement. “Knowing that I »

- Teresa Jue

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Dear White People Director Justin Simien on the Multiplicity of Black Experience

2 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

There's only one movie this fall—and probably this year, and maybe in the last five years—that strives to merge Spike Lee with Wes Anderson.

"I said to my creative team that this movie is [like] Do the Right Thing and The Royal Tenenbaums had an interracial love-child that went to college," says 31-year-old Justin Simien of his debut film, Dear White People. Centered on a blackface party at a fictional Ivy League school, the thematically ambitious, visually and musically eclectic, clever and cathartic satire is a film nerd's interpretation of the fundamental aspects of the black experience—ones Simien didn't see represented anywhere in the medium dearest to his heart.

Which is not to say that there is a black experienc »

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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Black, White: Otomo and Ferguson

24 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Before Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, before Oscar Grant and Amadou Diallo, there was Frederic Otomo, an immigrant from Cameroon who was killed by police in the German city of Stuttgart twenty-five years ago this month. The year 1989 was a tense one for race relations: A Miami policeman’s fatal shooting of a black motorcyclist ignited three days of rioting; a white female runner was raped in New York by a black man, which lead to the wrongful arrest of “the Central Park Five;" and a sixteen-year-old boy named Yusef Hawkins was killed in Bensonhurst by gang of white youths. Against this backdrop of real-life horrors, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing was released in theaters, further spreading a wave of racial paranoia. Like the recent spate of police killings of young black men, the case of Otomo, recounted and made visceral in a 1999 film starring actor Isaach de Bankole »

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Throwback Thursday Fyc: sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

21 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Our 1989 25th anniversary celebration continues...

Have you ever seen sex, lies and videotape? Steven Sodebergh won the Palme D'Or at Cannes for his very first film and somehow it wasn't all downhill from there. The film, which was a minor box office hit, was crucial in planting the seeds for the American indie boom of the 1990s but when Oscar nominations rolled around the Academy played it very safe largely shunning both of the year's most provocative critical darlings (the other being Do the Right Thing which we honored earlier this summer in a post just like this one). I spotted these Fyc ads on eBay and thought I'd share them.

Andie MacDowell has won a lot of harsh criticism over the years for various performances, most notably Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (for which she was dubbed over by Glenn Close) and Four Weddings and a Funeral »


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Wamg Interview: John Turturro – Writer, Director, and Star of Fading Gigolo

20 August 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Interview conducted by Tom Stockman August 14th, 2014

Despite his appearance and the roles you’ve often seen him in before, it turns out that actor John Turturro is one sexy stud! In Fading Gigolo he’s nothing like the nervous genius he played in Quiz Show, or the angry hothead from Do The Right Thing, or that weasel Bernie Bernbaum he played in Miller’S Crossing. No, in Fading Gigolo, which Turturro wrote, directed, and starred in, he played Fioravante, an honest-to-goodness gigolo whose eagerly-paying clientele include Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone! With Woody Allen as Murray, his unlikely pimp, Fading Gigolo sounds like the most oddball vanity project project to come down the pike in decades. But Fading Gigolo was a funny, gentle, and surprisingly sensitive comedy with a witty script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York that felt like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, »

- Tom Stockman

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Sr Geek Picks: Nightwing Fan Film, Frank Miller’s Influences & More

20 August 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Barely Legal Pawn; a look back at Do The Right Thing on it’s 25th anniversary; Hogwarts Told by Other Students in Harry Potter; and a Nightwing Fan Film. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!


Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it’s legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television’s most coveted item, in this video starring ...

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- Justin Vactor

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Meet This Month's "Smackdown" Panelists

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '89 arrives on Sunday August 31st, two weeks from now. We'll be celebrating 1989 here and there until then as "the year of the month". You need to get your votes in, too, (instructions at the end of the post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started and here's last month's entry on 1973 with its companion podcast. The year in question this time is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

no, these ladies are not the panelists

The Smackdown Panel for August

Without further ado let's meet the voices who will be watching and discussing the '89 hits Steel Magnolias and Parenthood. They'll also be sounding off on the Oscar-winning bio My Left Foot and the underseen actressy curio Enemies: A Love Story. Stay tuned.

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Kevin B Lee

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Watch: Spike Lee & Cast in 'Do the Right Thing' Short Anniversary Doc

15 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Do the Right Thing, which seems pretty appropriate considering all the craziness that's happening down in Ferguson, Missouri right now. Well, director Spike Lee decided to team up with Beats Music (the headphones company) for a 22-minute documentary short looking back at the influential, racially charged film from 1989. It's both sad and amazing that Lee's film still holds cultural relevance in 2014, but rather than getting too serious, the documentary tours the locations with Lee himself, joined by Danny Aiello, the man who played Sal, who's pizzeria is now gone in real-life too. Watch below! Here's Do the Right Thing: 25 Year Anniversary from Beats Music: As you can see, production designer Wynn Thomas also joins Lee and Aiello to talk about the settings where they shot on Stuyvesant Ave. between Lexington and Quincy Ave. Then the documentary shifts to a block party that »

- Ethan Anderton

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Apple Beats Music Documentary Offers Retrospective Tour of Spike Lee's ‘Do the Right Thing’ (Video)

15 August 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Apple's Beats Music has released a short documentary in honor of the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee‘s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.” The 23-minute film (above) follows Lee as he revisits the Brooklyn block where the Oscar-nominated drama was filmed. He reflects on the experience with residents and cast, including Danny Aiello, who played pizzeria owner Sal — a role that earned him his first and only Academy Award nomination. Also read: Apple to Cut Beats Staff by 200 Following $3 Billion Acquisition The doc culminates with a block party featuring guests Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Mos Def and Public Enemy, who performed their anthem. »

- Greg Gilman

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Do the Right Thing Gets a Doc for 25th Anniversary

15 August 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Apple Beats has made and released a documentary Do the Right Thing 25 Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience which ends with a block party featuring Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Mos Def »

- Sasha Stone

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Watch: 20-Minute, 25th Anniversary Documentary About Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing'

15 August 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been a quarter of a century since “Do The Right Thing,” and yet the film’s themes could not be more current, particularly in light of the events unfolding this week in Ferguson, Missouri. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Spike Lee teamed up with Beats Music for a short documentary on the film (via Variety). “Do The Right Thing 25 Year Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience” is comprised of two halves. The first focuses on the trio of Lee, Danny Aiello and production designer Wynn Thomas walking around the film's iconic Bed-Stuy block —Stuyvesant Ave. between Lexington and Quincy Aves.— revealing some interesting details about production alongside some quick interviews with current residents and a few members of the film’s cast. The latter half takes place at a block party Lee hosted in June with special guests including Dave ChappelleErykah BaduMos DefWesley Snipes »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Apple’s Beats Music Celebrates Do the Right Thing‘s 25th Anniversary

14 August 2014 10:25 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Revisiting the characters and locations of Spike Lee’s classic, Do The Right Thing 25 Year Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience is a 22-minute short documentary just released under the banner of, yes, Apple’s newly acquired Beats Music. Lee, Danny Aiello, production designer Wynn Thomas and others from the film stroll its Bed-Stuy block, recalling moments, interviewing current residents, and trying to remember just which apartment Rosie Perez lived in. Unlike Lee’s recent Old Boy, it’s an official Spike Lee Joint — spirited, not too nostalgic and capped with a block party performance by Public Enemy doing “Fight the Power.” Sadly, […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Wynn Thomas Revisit 'Do the Right Thing' in New Documentary

14 August 2014 3:50 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A trip (literally and figuratively) down memory lane with some of the cast and crew of "Do The Right Thing," in celebration of the film's 25th anniversary. The 25-minute short documentary, titled "Do The Right Thing 25 Year Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience," is presented by Beats Music. It features director Spike Lee, co-star Danny Aiello, and production designer Wynn Thomas, as they stroll through the neighborhood where the film was shot, reminiscing about the locations that were once part of their filmmaking experience, over 2 decades ago. Included throughout the documentary are clips from the original film, as they relate to the specific location where »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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