ENTERTAINMENT/OPINION

ON SPIKE, STAR TREK AND SARAH

WHEN THE SAINTS COME MARCHIN IN…
Directing the ambitious World War II epic “Miracle at St. Anna” presented Spike Lee with several daunting challenges. Filming in the steep, rugged mountains and narrow, rough-hewn village streets of Tuscany, Italy presented a host of logistical problems and, since he speaks only English, Lee had his hands full directing […]

GROUP LOVE

We’ve got a group thing going on this week. Don’t worry, everything is PG-13…unless you’re a Mormon or live in Pennsylvania Dutch country, then all the videos will send you straight to Hades!
At any rate, my birthday is this Thursday. Yes, I’m accepting gifts! I need a new watch. Anyone? A card? No? OK, fine. […]

WILL YOU VOUCH FOR ME?

What’s up UTC? I’m really excited to update you on my life and all things Hollywood. Fact is, this morning I got a letter from the Screen Actors Guild stating that I’m now “SAG Eligible.” If you recall in my last blog I mentioned that I got three SAG vouchers working on a film called […]

NAME THAT TUNE

This ought to be fun for the UTC fam! I’ve come up with a few very cool musical comparisons that I’d love for you to weigh in on. Enjoy and, of course, comment as it makes this more interesting!
Let the games begin!
PETE ROCK OR DJ PREMIER?
We can all agree that both producers have made us […]

FOR THE LOVE OF ‘PAC

“Man I miss that boy Pac…”
Word the eff up, Pimp C. As some of you may have realized, the anniversary of Tupac’s death was this past Saturday. I still remember that day. A bunch of us were chilling in Ace and Smooth’s dorm room, when one of our boys came in and said, “Damn I […]

A BLACK MAN’S REVIEW OF…
“THE FAMILY THAT PREY’S”

MOVIE BIASES:
Oh God (pun intended), here we go again…
MAJOR PLAYERS:
Alfre Woodard (Love and Basketball), Sanaa Lathan (Love and Basketball), Taraji P. Henson (Talk to Me), Rockmond Dunbar (TV’s “Prison Break”), Kathy Bates (Misery), Cole Hauser (Paparazzi), and actor/producer/writer/director Tyler Perry (Meet the Browns).
It’s like a semiannual tradition by now: Tyler Perry releases a film and […]

MY INTERVIEW WITH
TYLER PERRY

“Believe me, believe me, this woman exists,” said actor/director Tyler Perry. So, is he saying is that there are cold-hearted Black women who break the spirits of good Black men like Sanaa Lathan’s character, Andrea, in his new movie, “The Family That Preys?” And this certain kind of woman is lurking among orthodox Black women […]

HOT HOLLYWOOD HAPPENINGS

LUDACRIS RETIRING ALREADY? DAMN
You know, I’ve heard it all before…the list of rappers I have on film talking about retiring exhausts me just thinking about it; (Warren G, Too Short, Scarface, Master P, Jay-Z just to name a few). Spare me with the announcement, just do it; go chill on an Island in the South […]

DOPE DEBUTS

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. When it comes to music, that first impression can be a kiss of death or a kiss from Paula Patton. So, I decided to look at some debut performances from a few of our favorite artists this week. All artists […]

A BLACK MAN’S REVIEW OF… “BANGKOK DANGEROUS”

BANGKOK DANGEROUS (R)
Biases: Smells fishy, but I’m still curious.
Players: Nicolas Cage, The Pang Brothers
Logline: Contract killer Joe (Cage) lives a solitary existence until he decides to take on one last job in Thailand, one that exposes him to acquiring a protege (Shahkrit Yamnarm) and a love interest (Charlie Yeung), thereby endangering his work.
“Bangkok: it’s corrupt, […]

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