For movies opening March 15, 2013
"The Call" (R for violence, profanity and disturbing content) Crime thriller about a veteran 911 operator (Halle Berry) who gets a shot at redemption when she's forced to confront a killer from her past after taking a call from a desperate kidnap victim (Abigail Breslin). With Morris Chestnut, Michael Imperioli, David Otunga and Michael Eklund.
Just when we thought we were gonna get a Marvin Gaye movie, it might be snatched away from us...again!
Remember when news of the movie first came out and Jessie L. Martin of NBC's "Law & Order" was attached to it?
Then for some reason it didn't happen. Maybe it's just me, but I don't believe that Martin was actually officially cast in the project. It sure seemed like the sensible thing since he looks so much like Marvin Gaye. The producers saw it differently and decided to cast Lenny Kravitz in the role.
The techie fest known as South by Southwest Interactive has gotten so big that trends are hard to quantify. But it can be done. Here are five takeaways from the past five days.
Austin, Texas (CNN) -- Hoopla surrounding South by Southwest Interactive, the techie festival that wrapped up here Tuesday, has exploded in recent years.
ProfessU.com is where hip hop and pop culture meet education. The web site was created by educators Dr. John P. Hamilton and Dr. John Spruill III, and their goal is to capture the positive essences of hip hop and pop culture in trending news, and create original content in the same vein.
ProfessU "flips the script" to give the world a glimpse of conversations with high profile individuals, allowing those interviewed to discuss their lives, dreams, and perspectives on the industry or world events.
ProfessU wants visitors to experience these individuals' "humble beginnings," and become a witness to how many have tapped into the academy as an option for opportunity, or used their newfound wealth to assist others.
Justin Timberlake made us wait almost seven years before releasing a new album, and now that he has our attention, he's going to take his time.
His 10-track, roughly 70-minute record, "The 20/20 Experience," was made available as a free stream on iTunes Monday night, a week ahead of its official release date.
The first impression reviews haven't deemed it a perfect disc, but the resounding response is positive. Mr. Timberlake can certainly feel good about his much anticipated return.
AUSTIN, Texas – In five years on YouTube, Franchesca Ramsey says, only one of the nearly 200 videos she's posted has been explicitly about race.
Yet when the actress, comedian and video blogger hosted a meet-up with fans here at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, only three out of about 300 of them were white.
Of course that one video, "S**t White Girls Say ... to Black Girls," has accounted for nearly 10 million of the roughly 18 million views her videos have gotten, combined.