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Jimi Hendrix: A Musical Icon

Chris Williams | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Williams

As the biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side is set to be released to movie theaters nationwide today, it's time to reflect on the life of one of popular culture's largest iconic figures.

André 3000 Is Electric As Jimi Hendrix, But How's The Movie?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

Jimi Hendrix gets the big-screen biopic treatment in "Jimi: All is By My Side," written and directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar earlier this yea...

If There's An Outkast Biopic, Andre 3000 Wants Leo To Play Him

rollingstonelogo | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By STEVE APPLEFORD Rapper Andre Benjamin worked obsessively on his startling portrayal of J...

WATCH: John Ridley Denies Feud With Steve McQueen

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

John Ridley, now an Oscar winner for his "12 Years a Slave" screenplay, joined HuffPost Live from SXSW on March 9 to chat about his upcoming Jimi Hend...

'12 Years A Slave' Feud Downplayed By Screenwriter

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

"12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley, who won an Oscar on Sunday night for his work in adapting Solomon Northup's title memoir, says he did not leave...

Which Oscar Winner Was Once A Comedian?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.03.2014 | Comedy

Screenwriter John Ridley has won accolades for his speech at Sunday's Academy Awards upon winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years ...

Spike Jonze Takes Down 'American Hustle'

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

John Ridley won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 86th annual Academy Awards for "12 Years a Slave." Ridley adapted the script from the memoir of the sam...

Oscar Upsets That Could Actually Happen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

Many of the categories at Sunday's Academy Awards already seem decided. For instance, if actors Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lu...

Did 'Django Unchained' Steal The Thunder Of '12 Years A Slave'?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

Director Steve McQueen's new film, "12 Years A Slave," is garnering effusive praise and substantial Oscar buzz for its brutal depiction of slavery. ...

Movie Review Series Just Seen It Begins Season 3 on PBS

Zorianna Kit | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Saturday night, PBS kicks off its third season of the movie review series Just Seen It. The show begins its current 13 episode run reviewing the horr...

Jimi Hendrix Biopic Won't Have Any Jimi Hendrix Songs

The Huffington Post | Chris Murphy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment

Most successful films about legendary musicians, like “Ray” and “Walk The Line," follow a certain formula. The costumes and sets perfectly captu...

Andre 3000 To Star In Jimi Hendrix Biopic

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment

Andre 3000 is ready for his close-up. The Outkast rapper is starring in "All Is By My Side," a Jimi Hendrix biopic that spent years on the shelf, repo...

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.

HuffPoster John Ridley Among Those Called Out By Writer's Guild

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reny Monk

The WGA has sent out a castigating letter to its members that lists names of writers who crossed the picket lines during the tense hundred-day strike that ended in February.