Still Standing premieres on Thursday, May 3, with a screening at the Landmark Midtown Arts Cinemas at 7:00 PM (931 Monroe Dr NE # C212).
CL Why did you feel it was important to make this vein of film?
Lamar: We just saw a tremendous need. It came out of the website and we really just wanted to something we were passionate about, something we'd want to do five years from now we'd still want to do it and that was relationships - more specifically, the idea of marriage and how it was received in general culture, which are always negative. You know in TV shows and movies, the situations are always negative, especially towards men. So we said, lets promote a positive image about marriage specifically in the African American community because we know there are other happily married couples out there and no one is telling their stories. So we put the site up and immediately it took off. People were just hungry for this kind of information.
How do you find your couples - the subjects in your films?
Lamar: Well its because of the website and the kind of things that we do. We've been able to connect with marriage professionals; psychologist and people in the healthy marriage community which we didn't even know existed before we started the site [blackandmarriedwithkids.com] but they've pretty much embraced us so their healthy marriage initiatives, their marriage ministries we've been able to come in contact with those people. So when we're looking for couples we start with the people we know and they recommend couples which we like.
CL Oh, why is that?
Ronnie: We try to keep it within one degree of separation, because we want someone to be held accountable for the stuff they're saying. It's something you don't have to worry about in a regular film because we have a Facebook page with over 100,000 people so we can easily put out a call saying "hey we are looking for great stories for this movie" but we don't want a couple on there talking about how much they love each other and we get an email with pictures of them not being who they said they were. You never know what goes on behind closed doors in someone's marriage but we try to make sure somebody can say "I know this couple and I know their story."
The New Mutants is spin-off series from the X-Men comic books. The New Mutants made their debut in Marvel Graphic Novel #4 in 1982 and launched their own series in 1983. Charles Xavier (Professor X) decides its time to start a new class of students at his 'School for Gifted Youth' in upstate New York. His search takes him around the globe to find his special class of teenagers with incredible abilities. The original New Mutants included Sam Guthrie (AKA Cannonball), a coal miner who generates a blast field that allows him fly, Xi'an Coy Manh (Karma), a Vietnamese girl whose ability allows her to possess a person's body, Roberto DiCosta (Sunspot) from Brazil who converts solar energy into raw strength, Danielle Moonstar (Mirage) a Cheyenne indian that can project realistic illusions into your mind, and Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) the young Scott who can turn into a wolf. Since the original class, there's been several new additions and versions of the team. The first series ran from 1983 - 1991. The series was restarted by Marvel in 2003 with a whole new set of students.
Rothman doesn't mention any particulars about the New Mutant film during the interview. Fox already has plans for another X-Men First Class film and a Wolverine sequel are still in the works.
You can read classic and current New Mutant comics on Marvel's website.
I think I rekindled my crush on Gabrielle Union watching her stroll down the carpet. There may be a disproportionate number of pics in the gallery, just saying.
Think Like A Man opens in wide release April 20, 2012.
'Think Like A Man' Premiere Red Carpet
Celebrities walked the red carpet for the premiere of "Think Like A Man" at Regal Atlantic Station.
The Hunger Games is the first book in a series penned by Suzanne Collins. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in former North America now known as Panem and follows a young tribute named Katniss Everdeen as she volunteers as her district's tribute to save her younger sister from the games. The hunger games refers to an annual tournament where young adults from various districts aged 12-18 battle to the death for favor from the overruling nation known as Capitol.
The Hunger Games opens in theaters March 23, 2012.
Hunger Games Mall Tour
Actors from the upcoming film The Hunger Games greeted eager fans at Lenox Mall on Tuesday, March 6th.
In the film, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a frail and awkward patriot is subjected to a secret super serum that transforms him from a mousy soldier to the ultimate weapon. The serum gives Rogers enhanced speed, strength and agility. Armed with a red, white and blue armor and his iconic shield, Captain America joins the front lines to fight the evil axis fueled by Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).
This cheesy, but funny stunt is just one of a slew of marketing tie-ins for Paramount/Marvel's upcoming release, Captain America: The First Avenger. Already, Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robins have cashed in on the patriotic hero staple.
Captain America: The First Avenger opens nationwide, July 22.
The contest was part of a promotion for Tyler Perry's latest film, "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" which opened in theaters Friday, April 22. The competition was held in 23 different cities, including other CL cities including Tampa, Charlotte, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
List of Winner's Nationwide
Atlanta - Soul Vegetarian II
Baltimore - Roost Lake Trout
Birmingham - Eagles Restaurant
Charlotte - Chicken Box Café
Chicago - Maxine's Jamaican Cuisine
Cleveland - Beckham's B&M BBQ
Dallas - Ernie's Barbeque & Soul Food
Detroit - Rono's Caribbean Family Dining
Houston - This Is It Soul Food
Los Angeles - Uncle Darrow's
Memphis - Four Way Restaurant
Miami - Arline's Seafood
New Orleans - The Praline Connection
New York - Burgandy's Café
Orlando - Seawind II Restaurant
Philadelphia - Philly Platinum Grill
Raleigh - Larry's Southern Kitchen
Richmond - Croakers Spot
St. Louis - Sweetie Pie's
Tampa - Urban Culinary Cuisine
Washington DC - Oohhs n Aahhs Soul Food
Soul Vegetarian II is located on 652 N Highland Ave NE in Atlanta.
According to Wikipedia, the Navy let loose a barrage at what they thought was another Japanese attack force but the object(s) they fired upon were never determined. The assault created a panic in the city as the media tried to capture another potential attack on U.S. soil. Later the Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox declared it a false alarm and bad case of "war nerves." After all, this was a mere two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After further investigation from the Air Force, they declared it was probably an errant weather balloon.
Unless you've been living in a (bat) cave, The Green Hornet, is the next hero film to hit the theaters. Based off the original series, The Green Hornet chronicles the crime-fighting adventures of a dashing newspaper publisher Britt Reit (Seth Rogen) as he dons his alter ego, the Green Hornet alongside his martial arts expert sidekick, Kato (Jay Chou). The dynamic duo uses wit, a wealth of resources and Kato's kick-butt fighting skills along with their custom muscle car: The Black Beauty to bring the bad guys to justice
The Black Beauty, a customized 1965 Chrysler Imperial sports an impressive arsenal of weapons including two 30-caliber machines guns mounted on the hood, a flame thrower and two shotguns with bean bags rounds in its grill and eight sidewinder missiles mounted within the front fender and four additional missiles mounted in the rear fender. In the production of the film the studio created 29 versions of the vehicle, to handle all high speed chases featured in the film.
The car visit is part of a nation-wide promotional tour from Columbia Pictures and Hardee's restaurants. The Green Hornet arrives in theaters on January 14, 2011.
Set against Driver is a member of the group who felled his brother, Evangelist (Akinnuoye-Agbaje) who years later has taken the high road and found religion. The roles as nemesis gets jostled as Evangelist reaches out to minster Driver and lead him away from his vengeful path.
Agbaje's Evangelist is just another character on his impressive resume. Most recently known for his character Mr. Eko on the series Lost, he made people stand and take notice as the powerful, controlling Simon Adebesi on the HBO series Oz.
Recently Agbaje stopped through Atlanta to discuss Faster, his philosophy on the subject matter of the film and some of his previous and upcoming acting projects.
Faster is currently in wide release in area theaters.
Recently I spoke with the creator of the Crowley legacy, Director Adam Green on Hatchet 2, the anatomy of horror and why this film is being released unrated in theaters.