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2012 in Film: The Underrated and/or Unfairly Scorned...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Now we continue our 'the films of 2012' lists with another favorite, the underrated! And as always, this list won't just be good films that were labeled as "bad," but also mediocre films that got unfairly pounded, or genuinely bad films that nonetheless deserved credit for one element or another.

Dallas Schools Excluding Girls From Movie Screening 'Not Out Of The Ordinary'

AP | By NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.10.2012 | Education

DALLAS -- When 5,700 fifth-grade boys in Dallas' public schools recently went to see a movie about black fighter pilots in World War II, the girls sta...

Courage Has No Color

Wendell Pierce | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Wendell Pierce

I don't need Hollywood to remind me of African-Americans' achievements in WWII. I have my father. For his valor and bravery my father earned the World War II Victory Medal, among other commendations. But when he returned home he never received his medal or an official "thank you."

Red Tails

Rodney Barnes | Posted 04.04.2012 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The hype around seeing the new Tuskegee Airmen film Red Tails, is kind of like voting for Obama. If you don't do it your black card might be revoked, the Dr. King photo on your wall will close its eyes and you will drown in a chorus of, "See this movie or die."

Celebrating the Spirit of the Red Tails With My Fellow Service Members

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Ravi Chaudhary

At the conclusion of the screening of Red Tails, we came to our feet with thunderous applause. But we did not face the screen. We turned and faced the real Red Tails standing among us, a fitting tribute to the icons that shaped every American Airman serving today.

The Cult of Blackness: Racial Responsibility and Red Tails

Javon Johnson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices
Javon Johnson

I have no problem with folks asking me to support an all black film, especially given the politics behind this particular request. I do, however, take great issue with those who question my Blackness and my race loyalty when I tell them I refuse to see the movie just because I am Black.

Sundance, Ice-T, and Shades of the American Race in Cinema

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Courtney Garcia

Representation of the collective diaspora has always been thwarted by our need to classify films according to races other than white. Still, while labels can be debilitating, they can also be manipulated.

The Important Lesson Red Tails Teaches Latinos (and it has nothing to do with World War II)

Galina Espinoza | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Galina Espinoza

African-Americans have made clear that they will no longer be overlooked by Hollywood. Are Latinos ready to start demanding the same?

The Real 'Red Tails': Life Lessons from A Tuskegee Airman

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Hiram Mann, 90, had to fight to find the work he loved, overcoming tremendous odds. The struggle and the rewards of his 90 years were encapsulated in his first words in our interview: "I was one of the original legendary Tuskegee Airmen."

Tuskegee Airmen Take To The Skies!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

Stan Stokes is man with a mission: to do justice to the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen through his paintings. For over forty years, the California-base...

How Red Tails Can Inform Us If We Are Truly Post Racial

Byron Williams | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Byron Williams

More than a critique that counters the stereotype held for so-called liberal Hollywood elites, Lucas' 20-year odyssey to get Red Tails on the screen says more about what film studios think of their buying public.

5 Ways Red Tails Can Inspire Deeper Conversations With African-American Youth

Christopher Emdin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Red Tails, with its success at the box office, majority African-American cast and white main funder, invites a powerful conversation that all Americans should be engaged in.

Top 21 Excuses Hollywood Will Give for the Success of Red Tails

Orlando Jones | Posted 03.24.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

The title Red Tails misled viewers to believe it was a movie about strippers. Tyler Perry's Madea was one of the pilots. Wait, she wasn't?

Nicki Gostin

Cuba Gooding Jr. Talks Training For 'Red Tails' | Nicki Gostin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment

Cuba Gooding Jr. is back on the big screen this month in "Red Tails" and his role might seem familiar. The film, which follows the story of a celebrat...

Weekend Box Office: Underworld 4 Tops, Red Tails Scores Well

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Like clockwork, the fourth entry in the ongoing Underworld franchise debuted in the third weekend of January to take the top spot at the box office with a $20 million debut.

Kate Beckinsale Kicks Box Office Tail

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 03.23.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kate Beckinsale is back with a vengeance, with her latest "Underworld" movie opening at No. 1 this weekend. "Underworld Awakening...

'Red Tails' Pulls Big Money On Friday

Posted 03.22.2012 | Entertainment

"Red Tails" flew into theaters on Friday, as the George Lucas-produced film about the Tuskegee Airmen earned $6 million at the box office. The film...

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: Meet The Real 'Red Tails' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- This week's most noteworthy film screening didn't take place in Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Instead of starlets gliding past photograph...

A True Red Tails Tale: The Story of a Living Tuskegee Airman

Erin Harper | Posted 03.21.2012 | Black Voices
Erin Harper

My Great Uncle Joe was one of the first Tuskegee Airmen. This major piece of family and American history was something I often took for granted. I decided that it was my responsibility to learn much more before seeing Red Tails.

Tuskegee Airman Buried At Arlington

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. — On the same day that retired Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. took his resting place among other war and military heroes, h...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Does Hilarious Athlete Impressions

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. put the extent of his talents on display on Thursday's SportsCenter to give his very own rendition of some of the...

Movie Review: Red Tails

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Despite what no doubt were state-of-the-art visual effects thanks to the involvement of LucasFilm, Red Tails is further proof that visual tricks and flashily edited action sequences aren't enough to make a movie interesting.

Tyler Perry: All Black Cast On The Verge Of Becoming Extinct

Posted 01.19.2012 | Black Voices

Known as one of the most successful black filmmakers in Hollywood, Tyler Perry foresees a major shift in films starring an all African American cast. ...

What's Next In Theaters?

Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

From a frozen Alaskan wilderness to a gun toting bounty hunter, Hollywood is about to debut a mixed bag of films in theaters. Tom Hanks and Sandra ...

George Lucas' 'Red Tails' Misses Its Target?

AP | By JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.19.2012 | Black Voices

-- In "Red Tails," the famed Tuskegee Airmen get the John Wayne-style heroic rendering they very much deserve, but in a hackneyed and weirdly context...