Those Kentucky boys are back! Nappy Roots channel Spike Lee’s classic movie Do The Right Thing in their latest video. “Hey Love” is the first visual from their new album Nappy.Org, in stores now! (spotted @ StraightfromTheA) From our partners: Unhappy Halloween: The 20 Greatest Candy Fails 20 Hottest Halloween Costumes ( A How-to-Guide For […]

Director Spike Lee is not letting this NBA lockout stop him from being the uber NY sports fan. He just tweeted a pic of himself at the Jets vs. Chargers game with actor John Boyega and his son Jackson. Boyega stars in his Lee’s HBO pilot “Da Brick”, based on the early life of Mike […]

The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks kicked off last night in NYC with the Opening Night world premiere of Nelson George and Diane Paragas’ documentary Brooklyn Boheme. Stars such as Chris Rock, Spike Lee, festival ambassador Mario Van Peebles, Maxwell, Giancarlo Esposito and John Boyega (who’s filming a movie with Spike) came out in support of the film […]

Join us for an all new episode of “Cinema in Noir.”  On this week’s podcast: –Reviews of  The Devil’s Double and Final Destination 5 –The lastest in casting and film news (Viola Davis, Kim Fields, Hype Williams, Morgan Freeman) –Actor P.J. Byrne gives us the scoop on his new film Final Destination 5 and Season […]

Spike Lee is back to directing feature films after a after a 3-year beak from Hollywood. Lee is set to direct the South Korean blockbuster “Old Boy,” an adaptation of a manga that won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. In making the announcement, Mandate describes the story “of a […]

(via HipHopWired) Tyler Perry graces the cover of the August issue of Ebony Magazine.  In an exclusive interview, Hollywood’s most powerful black director opens up about his past sexual abuse, his rivalry with fellow director Spike Lee, and his love life.  Perry admits that in late 2010, he and his girlfriend experienced a pregnancy scare. […]

(via The Hollywood Reporter) This past Thursday, director Spike Lee sat down with journalist Charlie Rose for a Q&A session at PromaxBDA (an annual marketing, branding and design conference) in NYC.  Spike was at the the conference to receive the organization’s lifetime achievement award for his work in film and television, in particular his series […]

LOS ANGELES — Film Director Spike Lee was recently interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter and criticized both Hollywood actors and The Oscars. “In 1989, ‘Do the Right Thing’ was not even nominated,” he said. “What film won best picture in 1989? ‘Driving Miss Mother F*cking Daisy!’ That’s why [Oscars] don’t matter. Because 20 years later, […]

Spike Lee has never been one to shy away from controversy.  In the 1988 film School Daze, Lee gives a semi-autobiographical account of his experience attending Morehouse College, the historically all male black institution in Atlanta, Georgia.  With a satirical eye, Lee explored hot-button topics such as colorism, misogyny, class divisions and apartheid. While School Daze […]

I was reminded of this short-lived series which Alex Haley hosted not-so long before he died in 1992, titled Dialogue With Black Filmmakers. The title should be self-explanatory. I believe the episodes were shot in 1991, but I couldn’t find very much written about the series; I couldn’t even find any absolute confirmation that it […]