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  • Octavia Spencer on ‘Black or Whites': ‘It’s More Than About Race’ (Watch)

    Jan 27, 15 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment


    *”If we all realized that we have so much more alike, there wouldn’t be this separation,” says Octavia Spencer, “and I love that “Black or White” presents it that way.” EURweb talked to the Oscar winner and her co-stars Anthony Mackie and Kevin Costner about their upcoming film. EUR: We heard you would show up […]

  • ‘Black or White’ Deals with Custody Battle Over a Biracial Child

    Jan 26, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *The issues of race and child custody collide big time in writer-director Mike Binder’s new film “Black or White.” Kevin Costner stars as widower Elliot Anderson, who lost his wife in a car accident and has raised his granddaughter Eloise since his daughter died giving birth. While still mourning his wife, the child’s black grandmother Rowena, […]

  • Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Believe ‘Selma’ Was Snubbed

    Jan 26, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Despite the uproar over “Selma” supposedly being snubbed by the Academy for this year’s Oscars, Octavia Spencer believes differently. During a sit-down interview with HipHollywood.com, the “Black or White” star weighed in on the situation, as she seemed to think folks may be overreacting with talk of “Selma” being completely overlooked. “I don’t understand what […]

  • EUR Film Review (by Kam Williams): ‘Black or White’

    Jan 25, 15 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *When Elliot Anderson’s (Kevin Costner) wife Carol (Jennifer Ehle) perishes in a tragic car accident, he suddenly finds himself facing the prospect of raising his 7 year-old granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell) alone. After all, the couple had originally assumed custody from the moment their own daughter died giving birth to the little girl, since the […]

  • ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub: People ‘Tired of Being Bombarded with Race ’ – Anthony Mackie

    Jan 21, 15 by Qwest7 8 Comments


    *Could it be a case of the right film arriving in theaters at the wrong time? In a classic WTH moment, Anthony Mackie narrowed down the reason that “Selma” wasn’t recognized with more Oscar nominations, saying the film’s subject matter is a turn off for moviegoers. “Selma”’s Oscar snub comes as this year’s nominees in […]

  • The Film Strip’s 2014 Top Ten Films

    Jan 2, 15 by Marie Moore Leave a comment


    *In comparison to previous years, 2014 was a good year for black filmmakers. Not only were there more films, but the bulk of movies stood out. The Film Strip Top Ten films of 2014 are: 1.  Selma “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]