In honor of Black History Month, Time Magazine, in partnership with CNN,?has released a list of 25 films that they have dubbed “The 25 Most Important Films on Race“
?”Only when Hollywood realized that a sizable black audience would pay to see films more reflective of their lives, whether funny, poignant or violent, were they given control of the means of production. Sometimes. The fact remains that of the 25 films here, chosen to cover the widest range of black films, fewer than half were directed by blacks.”
The “A”s own Tyler Perry made the cut with “Madea’s Family Reunion” but sadly, What’s Happening Now did not.?
I’m disappointed!? Who do I need to write about this?!?!
Check out the pics from last nights NAACP Image Awards?show.? I missed it…dammit!? Unfortunatly, I chose “Lost” over the awards show!?
Judging from the pics, there was lots of Black folks dressed up and smellin good! The A’s own Tyler Perry looked mah-velous as well as Keisha Knight Pulliam and Sanaa Lathan.? Omarion looked zestfully clean and Megan Good even let her brows grow out for this event!?
One comment…who let Robin Givens out and WTF was going on with Eva Pigford??
Tyler Perry is currently negotiating with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson to star in “Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys”, a drama Perry wrote and will direct and star in for Lionsgate.?
Already on board are Sanaa Lathan, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard and Rockmond Dunbar. The project will begin shooting March 2nd at Tyler Perry Studios here in Atlanta.
The script focuses on two families from different sides of the tracks that become intimately involved in love and business.?
The Family That Preys is Perry’s sixth for Lionsgate.? He scored his last hit with Why Did I Get Married? and will follow The Family That Preys by directing Madea Goes to Jail,” based on his stage play. Lionsgate opens Perry’s Meet the Browns, starring Angela Bassett, David and Tamela Mann and Lamman Rucker on March 21. (Source)
In related news, Jennifer Hudson’s next film, her first since winning the Oscar for her performance in Dreamgirls, will be released this summer. Miss Hudson has the devine pleasure of joining the reunited Sex in the City crew in Sex and the City: The Movie! Oh how I wish it were me!!?
Sanaa Lathan has been busy as well working on the film version of the Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, opposite Sean “Diddy” Combs and Phylicia Rashad.? The film will be shown at Sundance this year before it airs on ABC Television February 25th. Both projects are “must-sees” for me! Check out the trailer to A Raisin in the Sun(hosted by Diddy of course!) below:
The “A”‘s own Tyler Perry will be featured in the next Star Trek Movie!
Star Trekkers and Web sites went a tad bananas as yet another morsel of information seemed to be released about the upcoming ?Star Trek? movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Hollywood Reporter confirmed Thursday that Atlanta?s own Tyler Perry will get a short ride with ye olde Paramount film as head of the Starfleet Academy.?? (Source)
Never been a “trekkie” myself…but I would probably go see it cause Tyler’s in it!??
Tyler Perry held the movie premiere for his new film “Why Did I Get Married?” in Hollywood, California a few days ago.? The movie officially opens October 12th and I plan to?be one of the first in line.? I’m supporting all of Tyler’s films especially since he has purchased a plot of land near Greenbriar Mall for his new studio!? Tyler…..I love you!? View more pictures of the premiere after the jump… Continue Reading…