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Interview on the Red Carpet With Woody Allen

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I was honored to speak with him about his mélange of beauty and sorrow, hope and despair, joy and cruelty, and found him to be incredibly unassuming and vulnerable, answering honestly and candidly about his strengths as an artist.

Bill Murray's Newest Character Is a Great Addition to the Greatest Comedic Roster Ever. See for Yourself.

AskMen.com | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
AskMen.com

With the arrival of the trailer for his new "dramedy," St.Vincent, it looks like the comedic genius is set to carve out another character who will live on in cinema history as a great one.

Movie Review: I Am Road Comic

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.10.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It's been four years since comedian-turned-commercial-filmmaker Jordan Brady used the low-budget documentary I Am Comic to give us a glimpse of what the world of stand-up looks like from the inside

How I Met James Brown

Leon Friedman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Leon Friedman

A new movie focuses on Mr. Brown's rise to the top of the music mountain. It does not focus on Mr. Brown's legal problems, of which there were many. I was one of Mr. Brown's lawyers for the last sixteen years of his life, and I handled some of those problems. How I became his lawyer is a story in itself.

Back from the Valley: Sebastian Junger on Korengal

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

Sebastian Junger has managed to find intriguing angles on the deployment and on the longest military commitment in U.S. history in Korengal, which opened on Friday. The new film offers some sober reflection to the visceral jolt that came with Restrepo.

We Are the Best! Lukas Moodysson's Love Song to Youth

Tony Bartolone | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

There has never been a movie that has so impeccably captured the feeling of being 13 years old. Frame by frame, Lukas Moodyson immerses his audience in the ocean of naïve rage that pulsates in the hearts of three pubescent punks.

Amma Asante's Belle: An Important Film

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Sheryl Estrada

As a black woman of diverse heritage myself, which includes a grandmother who was biracial and raised in the deep south of the U.S. in the 1930s, where slavery only ended only about 60 years prior, this important film resonates with me.

When Fanaticism Makes Sense: Nabil Ayouch on Horses of God

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

It's easy to condemn the actions of suicide bombers, but it's much harder to understand why people embrace such toxic philosophies in the first place. What's most alarming about the situation depicted in Horses of God is that it could happen anywhere.

What Would Social Media Look Like During A Godzilla Attack?

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.12.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

Godzilla has risen, armageddon is upon us, and we here at What's Trending will provide you with all the life-saving social media news your terrified...

Why You Should See From the Rough

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

My fellow Virgo and Howard University Alum, Taraji P. Henson, sat down with me last week to have an early morning breakfast and a chat about her new f...

10 Fascinating Facts About The Ten Commandments (The Movie)

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Watching Paramount's The Ten Commandments is, for many, an annual part of the spring holidays. While there have been other film versions of the story of the exodus, none have the epic staying power of the 1956 classic.

5 Movies You Must See Before Going to Australia

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Can koalas be kept as pets? Films poke fun at these false stereotypes of Australian living, and they also paint more realistic pictures of life on the world's largest island. We chewed through the best Australian flicks and picked five to watch before you hop down to the Sunburnt Country.

Noah's No Hero

Edward J. Blum | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion
Edward J. Blum

Noah's curse has a variety of names. Sometimes it is called the Curse of Ham. Sometimes it is referred to as the Curse of Canaan. By any name, the implications have been great.

A Conversation With Scott Rogers

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

"Your dad makes shoes, you go into the shoe business. Your dad makes shows, you go into show business." -- Scott Rogers Scott Rogers was born into a...

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Transportation

Anne M. Strick | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a Transportation Coordinator do on a movie? "A lot of things. A lot", says JIM THORNSBERRY, who estimates he's done "at least fifty" movies...

The Veronica Mars Recap You Need To Watch Before The Movie

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Need a quick refresher before seeing the "Veronica Mars" movie? Watch Ethan Newberry quickly summarize all three seasons and get all caught up in ei...

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre Talk "Obvious Child"

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.10.2014 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Director of Obvious Child Gillian Robespierre, and star Jenny Slate join What's Trending at the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss their feature. T...

Here's to a Night Out With Veronica Mars, The Hero Within

Maggie Hollander | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

Friday on Video on Demand and in theaters across the country, the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie will finally be available for all fans to see. Thre...

Should Christians Support the Movie Noah?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

You've probably heard the controversy about the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie Noah. In the last few weeks, I've seen numerous blogs, social media ...

Fall in Love With Pompeii

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

12 Years a Slave closed down 2013 as the most powerful movie of the year, a movie that continues to speak to us today. It told the tales in history of...

Filmgate Miami to Present Interactive Film Festival in January and February

Jody Christopherson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

The Founders of Filmgate Miami. Executive Director, Diliana Alexander, pictured lower right. Many would say that one of the largest differences bet...

The Monuments Men

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The story of the "Monuments Men" is fascinating and truly deserving of the attention it will garner through this film. Irene Rawlings calls it "the greatest treasure hunt in history."

12 Genius Inventors That Totally Got Screwed Over

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Thomas Edison. Alexander Graham Bell. Steve Jobs. You've almost certainly heard of all of these guys before. But not all inventors become household na...

Best Holiday Film: It's a Wonderful Life

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

If you haven't seen It's a Wonderful Life, I'm sure you've seen at least one holiday TV episode mimicking it's storyline (however poorly). You want to know why it's copied so much? It's because it is the greatest (holiday?) film ever made. Here's why.

Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...