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Aug 04th

Oscar-Winner Opines on Reprising Role as Ghoulish Marvel Comics Character

Oscar-Winner Opines on Reprising Role as Ghoulish Marvel Comics Character

Nicolas Cage - The “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” Interview

Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage won his Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas in 1996, before going on to deliver memorable performances in movies like National Treasure 1 & 2, Kick Ass, Face/Off, Con Air, Snake Eyes, The Rock, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Adaptation, World Trade Center, Knowing and The Bad Lieutenant. The versatile thespian has also enjoyed impressive outings in Moonstruck, Raising Arizona, Wild at Heart, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married, Red Rock West, Amos & Andrew, Birdy and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Here, he talks about reprising the title role of the Ghost Rider, aka Johnny Blaze, in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel to the original adaptation of the Marvel Comics series about a motorcycle stuntman who sells his soul to the devil in order to transform into a superhuman vigilante.

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Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

OPENING THIS WEEK
For movies opening March 16, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

21 Jump Street (R for violence, drug and alcohol abuse, coarse sexuality, crude humor and pervasive profanity) Comical adaptation of the Eighties TV series features a couple of disgraced cops (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) forced to work undercover at a high school to crack a teen narcotics ring. With Ice Cube, DeRay Davis and Brie Larson.  

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The Artist dominates Oscars

The Artist dominates Oscars

Black and white throwback silences the competition

The Artist
, a black& white silent film evocative of a bygone era, won the hearts of the Academy Award voters, netting Oscars in the Best Picture, Director, Actor, Costume Design and Score categories. Hugo won five times, too, but only for technical achievements.

   
After The Artist’s Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney for Best Actor, the foul-mouthed Frenchman not only broke his silence, but tricked the censors by saying the F-word in his native language during his exuberant acceptance speech. Maybe there’s a reason why silent film is his medium.

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Tyler Perry morality play finds groom-to-be torn between shallow fiancée and homeless widow

Tyler Perry morality play finds groom-to-be torn between shallow fiancée and homeless widow

Good Deeds

Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has it all, or so it seems, between serving as CEO of a thriving computer software company and his impending marriage to a successful, if shallow, San Francisco realtor (Gabrielle Union). The dedicated, driven executive was handpicked by his mother (Phylicia Rashad) over his hot-headed brother, Walter (Brian White), to replace their late father to run Deeds Corporation.

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Sounds of Blackness album receives NAACP Image Award

Sounds of Blackness album receives NAACP Image Award

Friday Feb 17, 2012 the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was the site of The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

The Sounds of Blackness took home the honors for their self-titled CD, The Sounds of Blackness.

The NAACP Image Award-Winners' latest album focuses on the themes of reconciliation and healing. "Music can be our primary method, mode and means of avoiding annihilation and achieving peace," explains group's Director, Gary Hines. "Music is God's perfect form of communication, because what comes from the heart reaches the heart. What comes from the soul reaches the soul and what comes from the spirit reaches the spirit."
 

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Spirit and Soul: Art by Donald Walker at The Basilica of Saint Mary

Spirit and Soul: Art by Donald Walker at The Basilica of Saint Mary

An exhibit of work by Donald Walker runs through February 26 in the Pope John XXIII gallery at The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Street in Minneapolis.  Gallery hours are: Sundays 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:30 PM, and other times by appointment. 

Much of Walker’s work is bright, bold and colorful, drawing people to it.  Nationally known artist Donald Walker began his distinguished career as the first African-American artist to work at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Walker has had the honor of painting portraits for Vidal Sassoon, Bill Cosby, the late Sammy Davis Jr., Sugar Ray Leonard, Dave Winfield, musician Prince, and Dennis Green. 

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A poets tribute

A poets tribute

There is a place in the universe
Diversity space for all of us
A time to live, A time to die

Celebrate the memories
We leave behind

A peace dove sits on Heaven's gates
She bows her head as she waits
For you to rest in peace

   

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