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John Coltrane Documentary ‘Chasing Trane’ Gets Release Date

John Coltrane Documentary ‘Chasing Trane’ Gets Release Date
Abramorama will handle the North American theatrical distribution of John Scheinfeld’s “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.”

The film will hit theaters in April after premiering at the Telluride Film Festival in September, followed by showings at the Toronto International Film Festival, Idfa, and Doc NYC. It includes interviews with Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Cornel West, President Bill Clinton, and Common, with Coltrane’s own words spoken by Denzel Washington.

The film is produced by Spencer Proffer, John Beug, Scott Pascucci, and Dave Harding. “Chasing Trane” will be released theatrically beginning in New York on April 14, with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and additional cities to follow.


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Coltrane, an iconic saxophone player credited with revolutionizing jazz during the 1950s, died of liver cancer in 1967 at the age of 40. He did not do any television interviews during his lifetime and only gave a handful of radio interviews,
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Bet Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors Celebrates Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, ‘Love Jones’

Bet Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors Celebrates Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, ‘Love Jones’
Now in its second year, the Bet Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors was a full-blown, star-studded affair that celebrated Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, F. Gary Gray, and others on Friday at the Beverly Hilton.

“I’ve been in here on different days and it never looked like this. This is beautiful,” said Latifah as she accepted the entertainment icon award.

Black actors, musicians, and filmmakers, such as Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Pharrell Williams, and Washington, who was on hand to receive the Hollywood legacy award, attended the event — Bet’s first film-based awards show. Host Regina Hall supplied the laughs throughout the ceremony, poking fun at both the stars in attendance and even Abff founder Jeff Friday.

“That was such a long speech, Jeff’s last name just went from Friday to Saturday,” Hall quipped after the Abff founder thanked everyone involved
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Jay Z Is Bugs Bunny and Other Essential Information About Space Jam's Soundtrack

Jay Z Is Bugs Bunny and Other Essential Information About Space Jam's Soundtrack
The much-discussed Space Jam 2 now has a director (Justin Lin) to go along with its star (LeBron James), and fans of the original (well, me, anyway) have just one question: How will the sequel's soundtrack ever live up to the original? You know, the Space Jam soundtrack. The one that gave the world "I Believe I Can Fly" and eventually went platinum six times over? That soundtrack. Released on Nov. 12, 1996, below please find a celebration of the singular piece of art that is the Space Jam soundtrack. "Fly Like an Eagle" In 1996, Seal had just won three Grammys for "Kiss From a Rose,
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Deontay Wilder -- I Wanna Bang Nia Long ... On Camera!

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He may be the heavyweight champion of the world, but Deontay Wilder still has goals -- telling TMZ Sports he wants to bang Nia Long ... in a sex scene for a Hollywood movie.  See, Wilder has dreams of becoming an actor in addition to the whole boxing thing ... and clearly, he likes the idea of doing some romantic work with the star of "Love Jones," "The Best Man" and "Big Momma's House." In fact, Wilder
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'Best Man Holiday' director Malcolm D. Lee talks making the sequel his way, diversity in pop culture

'Best Man Holiday' director Malcolm D. Lee talks making the sequel his way, diversity in pop culture
For director Malcolm D. Lee, The Best Man Holiday is not just the sequel to his 1999 African-American romantic-dramedy The Best Man, but a means to unite different audiences and help them understand our universal problems.

Reprising their roles in the new movie are Taye Diggs (Harper), Sanaa Lathan (Robin), Terrence Howard (Quentin), Nia Long (Jordan), Morris Chestnut (Lance), Monica Calhoun (Mia), Harold Perrineau (Julian), Regina Hall (Candy) and Melissa De Sousa (Shelby). Lee brings the group of affluent African-American friends finding their way in the worlds of romance and adulthood together again for a weekend. This time, they’re more mature,
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It's A 'Love Jones' Reunion - Larenz Tate & Nia Long Book Roles On Don Cheadle's 'House Of Lies'

Larenz Tate and Nia Long have booked recurring roles for the second season of the Showtime comedy series, House Of Lies, which stars Don Cheadle. Tate will play Cheadle's (Marty's) younger, less-ambitious, activist brother, while Long will play a fellow consultant and former classmate of Cheadle's (Marty's) who proves to be a formidable foe. Of course, Tate and Long starred in the best black film ever made (to some people) - 1997's Love Jones, so this is as close to a reunion as the two have gotten. Prelude to Love Jones 2 maybe?  Naaah! Based on the book, House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the...
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'House of Lies' Adds Larenz Tate, Nia Long for Season 2

'House of Lies' Adds Larenz Tate, Nia Long for Season 2
Showtime's House of Lies has added a pair to its season two pod. The workplace-consultant drama starring Emmy nominee Don Cheadle has booked Larenz Tate (Rescue Me) and Nia Long (Third Watch) for recurring roles in its sophomore season, Showtime said Tuesday. Tate will play Marty's (Cheadle) younger, less ambitious activist brother, while Long will play a fellow consultant and former classmate of Marty's who proves to be a formidable foe. Photos: THR's Cover Shoot With the Stars of Showtime The casting marks a reunion for Tate and Long, who co-starred in the 1997 feature Love Jones, as

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'Love Jones': A love letter on the cult classic's 15th anniversary

'Love Jones': A love letter on the cult classic's 15th anniversary
One thing that can elevate a movie from just a good way to spend two hours to something you treasure is resonance. I learned that 15 years ago when Love Jones hit theaters and for the first time that I could remember I saw myself and my friends on the big screen.

This Chicago-set love story between Darius Lovehall (Lorenz Tate) and Nina Moseley (Nia Long) was infused with the kind of poetry and soul searching dialogue that swept across college campuses in the nineties, and it spoke to so many of us 20-something African Americans fresh off of college life,
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Nia Long Welcomes Son Kez Sunday

Nia Long Welcomes Son Kez Sunday
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Nia Long is a mom again!

The actress, 41, and Ime Udoka welcomed son Kez Sunday on Monday, Nov. 7, her rep confirms to the Associated Press.

“Both mother and child are healthy and happy to be home,” spokeswoman Priscilla Moralez says.

The Soul Food and Love Jones star also has a 10-year-old son, Massai, from a previous marriage.

Long and Udoka, a professional basketball player, announced the pregnancy in June.

– Sarah Michaud
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It's A Boy! (Photos)

It's A Boy! (Photos)
Los Angeles -- It's another boy for Nia Long.

A representative for the 41-year-old actress says Long gave birth Monday to son Kez Sunday Udoka.

Spokeswoman Priscilla Moralez says "both mother and child are healthy and happy to be home."

Kez is the first child for Long and Ime Udoka. Long has a 10-year-old son, Massai, from a previous relationship.

Long's credits include the films "Soul Food," "Love Jones" and "Big Momma's House" and TV shows such as "Boston Legal," "Judging Amy" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air."
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Today’s Birthdays 4/07/11

Billie Holiday would have celebrated 96 today. Her melodic voice can be heard on a lengthy list of film soundtracks including Schinder’s List, Slaves Of New York, Harlem Nights, Watchmen, Angela’s Ashes, The Green Mile, August Rush, The West Wing , The Notebook , Sex In The City and Capote. The films she acted in are The Emperor Jones and New Orleans.

Actor and comedian Bill Bellamy turns 46 today. He started his career as a stand-up comic and parlayed that into a hosting gig at MTV Jams. Love Jones and How To Be A Player are probably his most memorable films. He’s also appeared in Any Given Sunday, The Brothers, Royal Pains, Lottery Ticket and was the voice of Skeeter on Cousin Skeeter.
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Tracking Product Placement In Movies… (Diversions) is a site that lists all product placement found within #1 studio feature films, going back to 2001.

Something to pay attention to next time you sit down to watch a movie, and to later discuss, when you and your pals go to Starbucks afterward and order cappuccinos, oblivious of the fact that you might be doing so because a character in the movie you just saw was drinking one

For example… Limitless, last week’s number 1 movie, featured brands that include: adidas, Apple, At&T, Bentley, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Dell, Google, Ibm, Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, Maserati, Mercedes, New York Post, Percocet, Red Bull, Smartwater, St. Regis Hotel, Trump, and Two Men and a Truck.

Several “high end” brands there. I haven’t seen the film however. But since you’re technically supposed to be able to tell who the target audience of the film is, by looking at the brands featured in the film,
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Cheers & Jeers: Larenz Tate Gets Justified

Cheers to Justified for turning Larenz Tate back into a Menace II Society.

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The charismatic actor first broke out as teenage gangsta O-Dog in the Hughes Brothers' 1993 inner-city saga. Since then, he's mostly played nice guys in movies like Love Jones and on TV series like FX's Rescue Me. The cable net's top-notch crime drama let Tate cross over to the wrong side of the law as a violent convict who flees a halfway house — and who happens to be the ex-brother-in-law of Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks (Erica Tazel). She teams with Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) to track him down....

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Movies – Your Input Requested (Survey)

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day. And even though I am attached, I still say bah humbug to V-Day. I haven’t even yet fully recovered from Christmas and New Years to think about celebrating another day wrapped up in crass commercialism & consumerism

So, it’s in that spirit that I post this entry, which, as the title suggests, is seeking your choices for the best inappropriate, unorthodox Valentine’s day movies! Films that are contrary to what is usual, traditional or accepted, with regards to this particular holiday.

So, no Love Story, or Love And Basketball, or Love Jones, or anything else affirming love in the title; no Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Sleepless In Seattle, Pretty Woman or Ghost.

None of that shit, yo!

I’m talking about stuff like Fatal Attraction, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita or Eyes Wide Shut, Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder,
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40 Actors and Actresses We Love

40 Actors And Actresses We Love40 Actors and Actresses We LoveWith the Academy Awards announced this morning, all eyes are fixed on Hollywood. Even though no Black actors and actresses were nominated this year, we take a moment to honor 40 actresses and actors we love. Their work has made us laugh, made us cry, allowed us to step away from the pressures of our day-to-day lives, and taught us more about ourselves and our culture. Check out who made our list. Who would you add?Jennifer HudsonFavorite role: Effie White in "Dreamgirls." Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in 2007.Halle BerryFavorite role: Leticia Musgrove in "Monster's Ball." Won Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2002.Jamie FoxxFavorite role: Ray Charles in "Ray." Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2005.Nia LongFavorite role: Nina Mosley in "Love Jones.
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Black Cinema, Favorite Movies? (Survey)

In thinking about all the debates over films, with discussions some times seeping into race, the two started to tangle into a knot of thought that has started to boggle the mind, and I began to wonder if others shared my plight.

So I ask you, does race become a factor in picking your ultimate favorite films lists? We all have several lists of favorite films, which change almost as much as Tarantino’s favorite films list every year, as quality and quantity ranges over the years, from the big action empty films of the 80s, the slasher trasher horrors, and to the sappy corny romantic comedies; in no way am I dogging these films, many of which I still love and adore.

But in picking my top three films of all time, it feels odd that all of them are All Black. Being a black man I’m inclined to pick,
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50 Movie Quotes: The Word is 'Love'

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50 Movie Quotes: The Word is 'Love'
Ah, l'amour! From "Love Actually" to "Shakespeare in Love" to "Love Story," here's a collection of swoon-inducing movie quotes with the word "love" in them. Ya gotta love it! Movie Quotes: Love on the Big Screen"Great Expectations" (1998)

"She'll only break your heart, it's a fact. And even though I warn you, even though I guarantee you that the girl will only hurt you terribly, you'll still pursue her. Ain't love grand?" — Ms. Dinsmoor

"The Bridges of Madison County
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The Brothers of Summer

With the new tv show Undercovers premiering next month, starring the already oft-mentioned Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who I know best at Freema Agyeman’s (#1 on my ‘Wifey List’) sister on Dr. Who, and pretty-boy extraordinaire Boris Kodjoe, I thought I’d focus on what seems to be, in a good way, a proliferation of Black men on tv shows lately. Although these guys are supporting characters, they’re playing some pretty intense roles and putting forth some great comedic and dramatic performances. Though none of these are network shows like Undercovers, they are often better (and sometimes better performing) than those.

Coby Bell on Burn Notice

Coby Bell has been working non-stop for the past decade. First as a rookie cop on Third Watch, then as team captain & starting running back Jason Pitts on The Game and now as the first cast addition since the show started three years ago – and
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Top 10 Bet Award Show Moments

Top 10 Bet Award Moments10. Love Jones 2.0How cute was it when the adorable Nia Long made her way on stage to surprise the audience in resurrecting a scene from the black classic film Love Jones? When Larenz Tate popped up from the audience, walked on stage, and recited the poetic line, “I'm the blues in your left thigh... trying to become the funk in your right,” every female squirmed.9. Bad Boy Up in SmokeDiddy’s “Hello, Good Morning,” performance with his newest group Dirty Money didn’t work out as well as the group may have expected whenwhomever controlled the smoke machine for added effects, clearly pushed the smoke button way to long.TV screens everywhere where clouded with smoke, with no visual many were ready to tell Diddy, ‘Goodbye, Goodnight.’8. Alicia and Swizz PDARight before Alicia left her seat to receive her Best Female R&B artist award she
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