Lastly, special guest caller Daniel Jose Older called in to discuss the season finale of the Showtime drama Penny Dreadful and it’s magical Negro problem. We also discussed the distinctions between tokenism and diversity.
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Ernest Dickerson is a legend. And on the latest edition of Cinema in Noir, my co-hosts and I had the amazing opportunity to chat with the legendary cinematographer and director, Ernest Dickerson.
Ernest Dickerson discussed his illustrious career. He also discussed his collaborations with Spike Lee. Ernest Dickerson also talked about the process of getting the classic film Juice made, the current state of television, and what it’s like to direct for The Walking Dead.
We also gave our thoughts about the 2014 Emmy nominations that were announced this week. While we all agree that the list is better in terms of diversity, we still have a few issues with the list. We break it all down…the good, the bad, and the snubbed.
In addition to the latest in film and television news, we also reviewed three new releases (Boyhood, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Life Itself) and the trailer to the new Jimi Hendrix film, All is By My Side.
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In the latest edition of Cinema in Noir, we chat with actress Alysia Rogers. Best known for her roles in Boyz N The Hood and Class Act, Alysia is returning to acting after a 20 year absence. Today, Alysia discussed her role in the upcoming short film Beyond Merritt.
The film, which is currently in pre-production is described as “a heart-wrenching film that explores the harsh realities of drug addiction, poverty and single motherhood, Beyond Merritt is a gripping story of one mother’s courage to reclaim her life and overcome her own demons. ” The film is the true story of Lynda Merritt, a recovering addict.
In our interview, Alysia discusses why she has been absent from Hollywood for 20 years and what drew her to the Beyond Merritt project. She also talks about what it was like filming Boyz N The Hood, the progression of “black films”, and the evolving presence of darker skinned actresses in Hollywood.
As usual, we discussed the latest in film and casting news (which Bridesmaid’s is slated to star in the latest TP film? And Omar Tyree hits the big screen). Lastly, we discussed the trailers for Despicable Me 2 and World War Z.
In today’s SUPER SIZED episode of Cinema in Noir, we welcomed special guest host Daryle Lockhart of The Black Box Office. We chatted with Kim Williams, creator and writer for the hilarious webseries The Unwritten Rules. The show is an adaptation of her 2004 book 40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule: The Diary of a Nigger, Negro, Colored, Black, African-American Woman. The show is described on the Web site as “examining the comedic realities of being a black co-worker in a predominantly white workplace.”
Our second guest was Aasha Davis, the talented star of The Unwritten Rules. You may remember Aasha from her role in last year’s critically acclaimed film Pariah. In the webseries, Aasha plays Racey, the lone black woman in her office. After watching the series, it is apparent that Aasha has a bright future as a comedic actress.
We also discussed the upcoming adaptation of Zane’s novel Addicted. The film is being directed by Billie Woodruff. This film news lead a discussion on whether or not male directors are adept at portraying black female sexuality on film.
This week we also reviewed Cloud Atlas and Matthew A Cherry’s feature film debut, The Last Fall. As usual, we discussed the latest casting and film news and discussed the recently release photos of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone.
In the latest edition of Cinema in Noir, we chat with television writer Latoya Morgan. Latoya has written for Showtime’s mega hit Shameless and currently writes for NBC’s amazing family drama Parenthood.
Today we chatted about Latoya’s journey into the world of television writing, her penchant for dysfunctional family dramas, and her advice to aspiring writers.
This week we also reviewed Ava DuVernay’s latest film, Middle of Nowhere, which is currently the #1 independent film in the country. We were also joined by Wilson Morales of BlackFilm.com. He weighed in with his review of Tyler Perry’s latest film, Alex Cross. As usual, we discussed the latest in film and casting news (another TP film is headed your way and David Oyelowo tackles a boxing legend). Lastly, we discussed the trailers for A Haunted House, Bad 25, and Carrie.
We first met Issa back in 2011 shortly after she launched Awkward Black Girl (listen here). Over the course of the last year and a half, the popular webseries has blown up and Issa has become a well known figure with numerous interviews and guest appearances including a recurring spot on the new BET talk show Don’t Sleep! hosted by T.J. Holmes.
Today,we chatted about some viewers confusion between Issa and her ABG character Jay, her love of ratchet hip-hop music, and her latest venture “I Hate LA Dudes” a show she is working on with mega producer Shonda Rhimes.
As always, on Cinema in Noir, we give our reviews of the latest film releases and discuss the trailers for Hitchcock, The Lone Ranger, and A Good Day to Die Hard.
Last night reel sista Beyonce Knowles sat down with late night host David Letterman. She discussed her upcoming tour, her sister Solange’s Twittering and her new movie ‘Obsession’ that hits theaters tomorrow. Check it out!