How David O. Russell and James Murdoch Are Creating the Next Generation of Great Directors

I am proud to be a part of GFSLA and even more proud of my students and their projects. They have worked extremely hard and are some of the most talented young people I have ever met. Please read further below. In THR’s Philanthropy Issue, the director and 21st Century Fox exec talk about how … Continue reading

First Trailer For Son Of Batman

While Marvel is dominating the live-action comic book movie market, DC has managed to reign supreme when it comes to animated movies.  By successfully releasing several animated features a year DC has not only outpaced Marvel when it comes to animated adaptations, but they’ve created an impressive library of quality movies. Click the link below … Continue reading

MAN UP! or not…

The Mask You Live In Link to full article below Man Up! or not…

Will Smith to Take Manhattan on a Joyride Across the Ocean

I’m not sure about this Will, it sounds very After Earth ‘esque. And while I’m sure Willow is lovely, DON’T.EVEN.THINK.ABOUT.IT! That bit where Bugs Bunny takes a handsaw to the state of Florida, casting it forth into the sea? Will Smith and director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel, The Internship) are gonna do … Continue reading

Enter the Wu-Tang, 20 Years Later: Who Ya Got?

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most important cultural documents of a generation: the Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The album was crafted in a dojo in Staten Island, New York — better known as Shaolin — by a nine-man collective (sorry, Cappadonna) with a staggering amount of talent, and it … Continue reading

Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?

Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Oscar, did so for her role inGone With the Wind as Mammy in 1939. McDaniel was a formidable actress but, for better or worse, roles that found her playing a maid dominate her résumé because, in her time, domestic servitude was the primary way popular culture could … Continue reading

Young, Gay, and Black in a Southern Town

In 2012, Preston Gannaway was living in Norfolk, Va., looking for a coming-out story to cover for the Virginian-Pilot, where she was a staff photographer. Gannaway met Tavaris “Teddy Ebony” Edwards, a 21-year-old gay man living in public housing in Chesapeake, Va., who came out when he was 16. Because Edwards represented several demographics rarely covered in the … Continue reading

Kids React to Gay Marriage

An incredible new video is making its rounds on the Internet that asks a group of children, ages 5-13, their opinions about same-sex marriage. The video starts with the kids watching two different viral videos of gay marriage proposals and then a brief Q&A about their opinions surrounding marriage equality ensues. Click the link below … Continue reading

Jay Z makes himself an exhibit

  This is what happens when you put artists from different cultures into a big white room and enter an A-list hip-hop artist to perform to them. Not only perform, but connect with each one of them, breaking the boundaries and exploring a whole new territory! “The Artist Is Present”, Jay-Z you are a genius! … Continue reading

Money & Meaning

Allow me to make something overwhelmingly clear. Simply because I have chosen a profession that has the potential to make me rich and if I invest my money intelligently, wealthy, that does not mean I have in some way abdicated my feelings or responsibilities toward my role in creating the world I want to see … Continue reading