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  • ‘The Help’ Earns 8 NAACP Image Award Noms

    Jan 19, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Critically-acclaimed drama “The Help” picked up eight nominations today for the 2012 NAACP Image Awards. The film starring Viola Davis and Golden Globe winner Octavia Spencer will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee “Pariah,” Eddie Murphy’s comedy “Tower Heist,” “Jumping The Broom” and “The First Grader.” “The Help” stars Viola Davis and Emma […]

  • ‘Pariah’ Doing Well at Box Office

    Jan 3, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 6 Comments

    *The holiday weekends always seem the like the best time for good movies. At No. 1, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” blew other films out of the box office, raking in over $300 million worldwide. “Sherlock Holmes” and “We Bout a Zoo” also came up in ranks over the weekend. RELATED: New Film ‘Pariah’ Confronts Lesbianism […]

  • New Film ‘Pariah’ Confronts Lesbianism Head On

    Dec 27, 11 by Dizzy 3 Comments

    *Once you see the Focus Features film “Pariah,” it will haunt you long after the credits roll. The film, opening today, 12-28-11,  is breathtaking, riveting, and thought-provoking—a tour de force achievement for first time director Dee Rees, who has written a semi-autobiographical tale about a young teen named Alike who is quietly but firmly coming […]

  • Kim Wayans Shares Her Struggle to Transition from Comedy to Drama

    Dec 11, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 2 Comments

    *Without a doubt, Kim Wayans is one of the funniest actresses and comics out there. And even at 50, she’s still throwing heads back in laughter. For over 25 years, she’s played her part in the film industry and contributed to the growth of black comedy. Recently she took on a new role in controversial […]

  • ‘Pariah’ Director Dee Rees Recognized at Independent Film Awards

    Dec 10, 11 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *The 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were a blast Monday night, especially because “Pariah” director Dee Rees took home the coveted Breakthrough Director award. Other notable awardees included “Beginners” directed by Mike Mills for Best Feature and Best Ensemble Performance; “Better This World” directed by Kelly Duane and Katie Galloway for Best Documentary; and “Girlfriend” directed […]

  • Video: ‘Pariah’ Filmmaker Dee Rees Signs with UTA

    Mar 25, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Major talent firm UTA has swooped up writer-director Dee Rees, whose debut film “Pariah” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Focus Features picked up worldwide rights to Rees’ teen drama, which had screened opening night of the festival. Based on an award-winning short Rees screened at Sundance three years earlier, […]