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Top Five Movie Review

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 15, 2014 17:45:34 December 15, 2014 17:45:34

I went into Chris Rock’s Top Five with a checklist of expectations, and I am happy to say that my expectations were met, and even exceeded in places. If you’re extremely spoiler-phobic, and don’t like to know anything about any movie, best to bow out now. Full Story

Choose Top Five

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2014 20:01:43 December 11, 2014 20:01:43
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This weekend there are two new major releases in theaters: Exodus: Gods & Guyliner and Chris Rock’s Top Five. If you’re going to the movies, go see Top Five. Ridley Scott thinks he couldn’t make Exodus without white leads, but we have a chance to empirically prove he’s wrong. Full Story

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Chris Rock or Moses?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2014 15:59:15 December 4, 2014 15:59:15
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There’s been a discussion lately about the whitewashing of Exodus. Sarah posted about it here the other day. Exodus opens on December 12. Some are calling for a boycott. Why don’t we call it an alternative? Chris Rock’s Top Five opens wide on the same day. Full Story

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Chris Rock on Hollywood: “It’s a white industry”

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 3, 2014 21:10:14 December 3, 2014 21:10:14

Chris Rock is on a roll. First, he was in New York Magazine talking about race and politics, and now he’s written an editorial in The Hollywood Reporter in which he straight up calls out the industry’s ongoing and increasingly depressing diversity problem. Full Story

The Black Academy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 10, 2014 14:09:15 November 10, 2014 14:09:15
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The Academy’s annual Governor’s Awards happened on Saturday night. So many of them showed up. They showed up because this is when you kiss the Academy’s ass. We are balls deep into award season now. And every opportunity counts. If you don’t show up, and when of your rivals shows up, you’re going to be hearing about it the next day. Full Story

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Everyone loves Chris Rock

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 9, 2014 14:31:25 September 9, 2014 14:31:25
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In the last six years—ever since the economy took a sh*t in the world’s bed—the markets at film festivals have drawn down. Deals still get made at a comparable rate to pre-economy-sucking-it-hard days, but where once distributors were willing to throw money around to make a statement, expenditures on acquisitions have gone down, and now it’s not uncommon for even well-regarded films to sell for “paltry” sums in the low six figures. Full Story

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They all support Lauryn

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 30, 2010 07:11:31 August 30, 2010 07:11:31

This will give you goose pimples. At the 2010 Rock the Bells show in NYC, so many of them were there – Beyonce, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Mary J Blige, Chris Rock, John Legend – to witness the return of... Ms Lauryn Hill. Please. It’s been too f-cking long. But she had to take her time. As Duana wrote a couple months ago – click here for a refresher Full Story

Who’s the other one?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 9, 2009 15:08:00 October 9, 2009 15:08:00

LOVE this video. Chris Rock and Nia Long are promoting his documentary Good Hair. During this random, hilarious interview, somehow the discussion turns to white dudes dating black girls. And then Justin Timberlake comes up. And then Marky Mark. And then Brad Pitt, at which point Chris reveals that he knows for a fact that Brad has bedded at least 2 black women. Full Story