[caption id="attachment_25457" align="alignleft"]Sanaa Lathan stars in Screen Gems’ "The Perfect Guy".[/caption]Tony-Award nominee Sanaa Lathan delivers a striking presence and undeniable energy to each project she takes on and continues to build on an already impressive career. She recently completed production on two films.
[caption id="attachment_25332" align="alignleft"][Photo credit for both: Arlen J.][/caption]Super Bowl Champion Simeon Rice is a four-time All-Pro and future Hall of Fame NFL player. Born on February 24, 1974, Simeon grew up in Roseland, Illinois, a small community on the South Side of Chicago. There, he attended Washington Elementary school, which is where he first discovered his talent for drawing.
[caption id="attachment_25322" align="alignleft"]Tom Butler, volume editor and contributing writer, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot[/caption][caption id="attachment_25323" align="alignleft"]Musimbi Kanyoro, Foreword author, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot[/caption]“Advertising-fueled overconsumption. Crushing poverty. Resource wars. Climate chaos and unraveling ecosystems. An energy sector madly trying to power growth using any means necessary—from splitting atoms to fracking shale to decapitating mountains in search of coal.
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[caption id="attachment_25268" align="alignleft"]themarysue.com[/caption]“No Escape” (R for profanity, graphic violence and rape) Political potboiler about an American family’s frantic search for a safe haven in a Southeast Asian nation where foreigners are being shot on the spot in the wake of a violent coup d’etat. Co-starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan and Spencer Garrett.
Ving Rhames was born and raised in Harlem, New York. His career as a thespian began at the New York High School of Performing Arts, followed by training at the prestigious Julliard School of Drama. Soon thereafter, the talented actor landed his first role on Broadway in “The Winter Boys.” In 1985, he made his first TV appearance in Go Tell It On the Mountain.
Brandi Maxiell was born and raised in Dallas, Texas by single-mom Terri Duncan who sacrificed to send her daughter to the best schools. Consequently, Brandi learned at an early age that education was the key to success. She would graduate from the University of North Texas in 2007 before moving to Detroit to live with her high school sweetheart/fiancé, NBA star Jason Maxiell who was then playing for the Pistons.
For movies opening August 7, 2015
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Fantastic Four (PG-13 for action, violence and profanity) Marvel Comics reboots its beloved film franchise with a riveting, character-driven roots adventure. Co-stars Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular quartet. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)
Robert L. “Bob” Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming.
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Dope (R for profanity, nudity, sexuality, drug use and violence, all involving teens) Coming-of-age saga, set in the ‘hood in L.A. Where a nerdy, high school senior (Shameik Moore) with a bright future jeopardizes his Ivy League dreams when he succumbs to the influence of some unsavory characters. Ensemble cast includes Zoe Kravitz, Rick Fox and Kimberly Elise.
[caption id="attachment_23959" align="alignleft"]Aunjanue Ellis[/caption][caption id="attachment_23960" align="alignleft"]Clement Virgo[/caption]Aunjanue Ellis starred as Aminata Diallo in “The Book of Negroes,” the hit, TV-miniseries based on Lawrence Hill’s award-winning best seller of the same name. Here, she and the picture’s director, Clement Virgo, share their thoughts about the adaptation of the historical novel chronicling the life of an 11 year-old girl kidnapped in Africa and enslaved for decades in the U.S. until she manages to escape to Canada.