April 2003
Week of April 18th thru April 25th

The Real Cancun Arrives April 25th


With all the hoopla currently going on with these reality series, someone was bound to bring one to the big screen. Well, on April 25th, New Line Cinema will release The Real Cancun.

Sixteen American college students drink, flirt, fight and canoodle during their Spring Break vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Paul, Sky, and Jorell are just part of the group that show us what is "real" within their lives. blackfilm.com invites you to a special advance screening of this film.

Till next time,
the blackfilm.com crew

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Latest Features Additions:
Chasing Papi : An Interview with Roselyn Sanchez
Currently gracing the screen in Boat Trip and Basic, the gorgeous Roselyn Sanchez has another film coming out as she plays a buttoned up, repressed poetry loving lawyer in Chasing Papi. In an interview with blackfilm.com, Roselyn fills us in on her role in the film, her salsa embarrassment and being Miss Puerto Rico Petite.

Interviewed by Godfrey Powell

Bulletproof Monk : An Interview with Seann William Scott
In his first outing as a lead in a comedy-drama, Seann William Scott is paired with Chow Yun-Fat of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the action film Bulletproof Monk. In an interview with blackfilm.com, Seann William Scott talks about the physical training he did for the film and trying to separate himself from Steve Stifler.

Interviewed by Brianna Hyneman

Malibu's Most Wanted: An Interview with Anthony Anderson and Taye Diggs
Who knew that Anthony Anderson and Taye Diggs could make such a hilarious comedic duo? In Malibu’s Most Wanted, these two gifted actors create quite a few laugh-out-loud moments.

Interviewed by Monikka Stallworth

A Mighty Wind: An Interview with Interviews with Fred Willard and Bob Balaban
Fred Willard and Bob Balaban are part of Christopher Guest’s latest film, A Mighty Wind, which reunites actors from his previous films, Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. In an interview with blackfilm.com, the two actors talked about their roles in the film.

Interviewed by Alberlynne “Abby” Harris

A "Raye" of Light : An Interview with Actress LisaRaye
Blackfilm.com sat down to speak with the beautiful, LisaRaye while in Los Angeles on the “Never Blend in Tour” promotions for Hennessey.

Interviewed by Alberlynne “Abby” Harris

Phone Booth : An Interview with Colin Farrell
In an interview with blackfilm.com, Colin talks about his impending fatherhood and reteaming with Director Schumacher on Phone Booth.

Interviewed by Angela Harmon

What a Girl Wants : An Interview with Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes, who appeared in Big Fat Liar with Frankie Muniz, and stars in the Nickelodeon show What I Like About It, is about a big splash on the big screen. In her first major role, she stars along with Colin Firth in What a Girl Wants. In an interview with blackfilm.com, Amanda Bynes talks about doing this film in Europe.

Interviewed by Alberlynne “Abby” Harris

African-Americans on Broadway
Everyone knows that the pinnacle of achievement in American Theatre is the Broadway stage in New York City. As provocative as they are diverse, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam has taken two very unique approaches to broadening Broadway.

by Nasser Metcalfe

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The Next 15 Minutes Seeking Screenplay Excerpts for Staged Reading

blackfilm.com and Celia C. Peters are seeking feature screenplay excerpts up to 13 pages in length by black screenwriters of any ethnicity. Three selected writers will be responsible for directing and staging their material as a part of a dramatic screenplay reading, The Next 15 Minutes: A Staged Reading of Work by Screenwriters. For more information, go to http://blackfilm.com/next15/


Latest Review Additions:
Holes (in Film)
Disney, known for its family oriented films, has put a wholesome winning film in Holes. Adapted by Louis Sachar from his award winning novel, the film comes with many positive messages that will bring fans of all ages and be quite entertained.

Reviewd by Wilson Morales
Love & Diane (in Indie)
Jennifer Dworkin’s brilliant documentary is the story of three generations worth of survival in the face of numerous social obstacles that keep the underpriveledged locked in an oppressive socio-economic cycle of struggle.

Reviewd by Niija Kuykendall
Chasing Papi (in Film)
While not perfect, I thoroughly enjoyed the film mainly because of the uniqueness of such a film. The film had a hammering Latino flavor from the bouncy soundtrack to cultural standpoints like Walter Mercado.

Reviewed by Godfrey Powell
Bulletproof Monk (in Film)
Music video director Paul Hunter makes his feature debut this week with the kung fu action film Bulletproof Monk starring Chow Yun-Fat. Though Hunter's direction if formidable and he brings a rarely seen humor to Yun-Fat's monk, it is the story and character development where Bulletproof Monk fails.

Reviewed by Brianna Hyneman
Sistas 'N The City (in DVD)
An animated Black version of Sex in the City.

by Chika Chukudebelu
Better Luck Tomorrow (in Film)
For Asian-Americans, the perception of their culture takes a new turn in Better Luck Tomorrow, Director Justin Lin’s wonderful bold new film that is well acted by an amazing ensemble.

Reviewed by Wilson Morales
Phone Booth (in Film)
This slick thriller about a slimy agent type who picks up a phone and is told he will die if he hangs up is about as high concept as it gets. However, Director Joel Schumacher flips the script when the story becomes a predictable and tedious tale of truth and redemption.

Reviewed by Angela Harmon
DVD Preview (in DVD)
On June 17, Universal will release the recent comedy Deliver Us From Eva on DVD.

by Wilson Morales
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