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Review: I'm Going to Chuuch

Review: I'm Going to Chuuch


Ever met someone whom you knew was destined for great things in entertainment and thought to yourself, “One day I’ll be able to say, I knew them when…”?


And such is Minneapolis filmmaker and newly turned playwright DaJuan Savage who has taken his formula for writing sharp, quick witted, and masterful screenplays and transitioned it over to the world of theater. His stage debut, “I’m Going to Chuuch,” opens at Capri Theater in North Minneapolis on March 24 and 25. There’s no denying the show is set to amaze and draw tears and with it comes an unforgettable message about finding your home in God.

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Black Elvis Impersonator Moonlights as Demon Hunter in Hilarious Horror Comedy

Black Elvis Impersonator Moonlights as Demon Hunter in Hilarious Horror Comedy

The Velvet Elvis - Film Review
   
Ordinarily, the term “Velvet Elvis” conjures up images of those cheesy paintings of Elvis Presley which were popular briefly back in the Seventies. But for the purposes of this hilarious horror comedy, the phrase refers not to a tacky eyesore on black velvet but to a black Elvis impersonator outfitted in The King’s trademark pompadour, muttonchops and TCB sunglasses.  
   
Nicknamed Velvis (Kirk Ponton), he’s been doggedly pursuing his dream of superstardom in a Hollywood which looks suspiciously like Trenton to this former resident of New Jersey’s capital city. At the point of departure, we find our hero doing his best Elvis impression until he’s driven offstage by a merciless heckler (Kurt Tazelaar), a cruel reminder of why he still pays his bills by moonlighting as a pistol-packing demon hunter.
   

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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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