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'He Got Game' Sequel In The Works?

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Shuttlesworth returns to the court this week. Jesus Shuttlesworth may return to the big screen in the future. Miami Heat guard R...

Oldboy and the South Korean New Wave Cinema: An Interview With Author Urban Waite

Court Haslett | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Court Haslett

One of the things I like about these movies is their unpredictability. In American films, there are certain characters that will never die, and certain lines that will never be crossed. That is not the case here.

What's the Best Way to Remember Nelson Mandela?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Nelson Mandela wasn't a "personality" politician. He was the leader of a movement and a model for the world. We'll be learning from his example long after the eulogies have ended.

Movie Review: Oldboy

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been a fan of Spike Lee -- if not of all of his movies -- for 25 years. And I've found that, more often than not, he's at his best when he's directing someone else's material -- or someone else's story. It's absolutely true of Oldboy.

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Flops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Spike Lee's "Oldboy" failed to find an audience over the long holiday weekend, earning just $1,250,000 in its first five days of release. For the thre...

The First Word On 'Oldboy'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

Nobody ever accused Spike Lee of an overabundance of subtlety. He's an unapologetically bold filmmaker, one who hasn't shied away from using a tatter...

Mike Ryan

'Sopranos' Star Won't See James Gandolfini's Last Lead Role | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment

The physical features on Michael Imperioli's face change when his former co-star James Gandolfini is brought up. There's certainly no sense that Imper...

Starving for Substance on the Big Screen

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Why is it that when black people create a film that isn't contingent upon slavery, gun violence, poverty and overt buffoonery, Hollywood and film critics alike are absolutely shocked by how well it does?

Survival in Pre-Civil War South: 12 Years a Slave Honored at the Lotos Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subject of race was addressed head on at a luncheon celebrating the film "12 Years a Slave," easily the film of the year in an awards season gathe...

Mike Ryan

Elizabeth Olsen's 'Avengers' Character Will Be Like Nothing You've Seen | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.15.2013 | Entertainment

When Elizabeth Olsen burst on the scene in 2011, it still seemed at least a little bit reasonable to ask about her older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley...

Spike Lee Tells Oprah How He Really Feels About Tyler Perry

OWN | Posted 11.14.2013 | OWN

Over the years, Spike Lee, whose film "Oldboy" will be released in theaters on Nov. 27, hasn't been shy about publicly criticizing fellow directors. ...

Spike Lee Fires Back After Family Files Lawsuit

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Spike Lee has asked a federal judge to throw out lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say the movie director mistakenly retwee...

I Adopted a Black Kid and I'm Not Black -- So?

Matthew Bailey | Posted 11.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

Four months ago, after three long-ass years of waiting, I adopted a nice little half-black, half-Polish boy called Cameron. Despite the near-constant ...

Spike Lee On Trayvon Tweet: 'I Did A Stupid Thing'

OWN | Posted 11.12.2013 | OWN

Shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American high school student, director Spike Lee vented his anger on Twitter. In what...

Spike Lee Sued Over Inaccurate Tweet

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Elizabeth Dilts Nov 11 (Reuters) - A judge will decide this week which court will hear a lawsuit against filmmaker Spike Lee over a...

The One Word Spike Lee Hopes Will Define Him

OWN | Posted 11.09.2013 | OWN

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee sits down with Oprah in Brooklyn for a candid conversation about his prolific career on "Oprah's Next Chap...

These Hollywood Big Wigs Want Black Film To Be More Than Just A Trend

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-...

WATCH: Love High-Fives Spike Lee After Circus Shot

Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love received some love from Knicks super fan Spike Lee on Sunday after sinking an off-balance circus shot late in t...

WATCH: What Happens When Pharrell Meets Spike Lee

Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

Pharrell Williams’ knack for pushing the envelope on pop culture has transcended over into digital video with his Reserve channel YouTube series “...

Samuel L. Jackson Made Up With Spike Lee

Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

Samuel L. Jackson appeared in four movies for director Spike Lee between 1988 and 1991, but November's "Oldboy" marks the first time the duo have reun...

Spike Lee To Receive $300,000 Gish Prize

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Spike Lee will receive the 20th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, which carries a reward of $300,000. The Gish Prize Trust announced...

Una Noche Director Lucy Mulloy Talks Women in Film and Spike Lee

Zeba Blay | Posted 10.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Zeba Blay

I talked with Mulloy about the Una Noche, her working relationship with Spike Lee, her experiences as a female filmmaker, the importance of representation and what made her, a British director, so keen on telling a Cuban story.

Russell Simmons Features Queer Poet Yazmin Monet Watkins

A.J. Walkley | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

The media is a powerful tool that has the ability to shape and form public opinion. When She Smiles is one of the first few poetry videos released on All Def Poetry and I am beyond pleased that the bar has been set with queer content.

'Boardwalk Empire' Star Joins Spike Lee Movie

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment

With less than one day left in Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign, the director has begun pulling out some big guns. Hours after announcing that Stephen...

Big News For Spike Lee Kickstarter Project

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment

With Spike Lee's Kickstarter-funded new film having surpassed its set goal of $1,250,000, it's time for the director to start planning the project in ...