Mario Van Peebles’ ‘Solo’ Is 20 Years Old Today. There Haven’t Been Many Similar Films Starring Black Actors Since Then

Today in film history, August 23, 1996, Mario Van Peebles’ “Universal Soldier”/”Terminator”/”Robocop” mash-up movie, aka “Solo,” was released in USA theaters. The Columbia/Tristar Studios picture was ...

Chris Weitz Will Pen Star Wars Spinoff

Following The Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta’s departure from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Star Wars spinoff, a new screenwriter has been recruited to explore the galaxy far, far away – ...

Natural Sciences wins at Guadalajara

Echo of the Mountain also scoops a top prize at the film festival in Mexico.Scroll down for full list of winners Matias Lucchesi’s debut feature Natural Sciences (Ciencias naturales) scooped a top ...

Remember 'Sonny Spoon' - Mario Van Peebles' Crime Drama Series? Time For An Update?

With several other old TV shows being remade as feature films (most recently, the announcement that 1970s comedy series Good Times, will be getting the big screen treatment), why not this one?  My ...

In 1996 Mario Van Peebles Starred In 'Solo.' Other Cyborg/Robot Leads Played By Black Actors?

So I'm sitting here re-watching Mario Van Peebles' Universal Soldier/Terminator/Robocop mash-up movie, aka Solo, and I'm having a good time... laughing a lot.  Not a good flick, but you can call it a ...

Mumford & More Rock Music-Filled Grammys

Mumford & More Rock Music-Filled Grammys Mumford & Sons, Gotye & Kimbra, Kelly Clarkson, Zac Brown Band and Fun. were just a few of the big winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast, hosted by LL Cool J and broadcast live from the ...

Mario Van Peebles and Carl Weathers Board The Asylum's American Battleship

Of all the upcoming blockbusters for The Asylum to do a mockbuster of, I commend the gutsy call made to ride the coattails of one that has already been the subject of much snickering and eye-rolling. ...

Billy Brown co-stars in Lights Out – premiering tonight!

In this corner….! Though I hate to recommend anything in place over Regina King’s Southland, tonight on FX is the debut of the new boxing drama Lights Out starring Holt McCallany (who was wonderful ...

Flashback To 1996 – Mario Van Peebles In “Solo” (Your Input Requested)

So… I’m sitting here watching Mario Van Peebles’ Universal Soldier/Terminator/Robocop movie, aka Solo, and I’m having a good time, in the worst way… laughing a lot, but whatever; It’s a silly bad ...

Winners of 2010 It Awards Announced

Winners of the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards were announced Monday night in a ceremony hosted by Lisa Kron at Cooper Union. The It Awards celebrate the stars of the Off-Off-Broadway ...

Los Angeles and New York Acting Schools and Coaches

The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.Each of the entries contains the following information, if ...

Country Music Awards: The Nominees

Country Music Awards: The Nominees Lady Antebellum took the lead this year with seven Country Music Award nominations, while Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood came in second with six each. The 45th annual star-studded event, ...

DVD Playhouse: January 2010

DVD Playhouse—January 2010 By Allen Gardner The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment) Absorbing character study follows the leader (Jeremy Renner) of a bomb squad unit in Iraq and his growing ...

Film School 101: Protagonists

First off I need to apologize for the tardiness of this entry. I was infected with the swine pandemic and was unable to do anything but utter “Bbbbraaaiiinsssss…” feebly from my bed. Now I’m up and ...

Fergie to Be Featured on Slash's Solo Album

Black Eyed Peas' member Stacy Ferguson a.k.a Fergie will be collaborating with Slash for his solo debut album. Breaking the news to the media is his wife Perla Hudson during an interview with The ...