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June 2004
Week of June 28th through July 2nd

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Set Visit: Beauty Shop
Blackfilm.com was recently on the set visiting the cast and getting an inside look at what to expect when the film drops this fall. While the entire cast wasn’t present at the time, we did get to talk to Queen Latifah and Andie MacDowell on their parts in the film.

Coffee and Cigarettes : An Interview with RZA
RZA sat down with Blackfilm for a conversation about his burgeoning interest in film work- specifically, his work on Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” volumes 1 and 2 and about the difference between the worlds of hip-hop and Hollywood.
With All Deliberate Speed: An Interview with Director Peter Gilbert
Director Peter Gilbert talks about why he made a film about Brown Vs. Board of Education

Pink Panther Press Conference
MGM recently held a press conference at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel to kick off the start of production for their remake of The Pink Panther featuring Beyonce.

Troy: Cast Interviews

Brad Pitt
Eric Bana

Breakin' All the Rules: An Interview with Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle talks about kissing Jamie Foxx and the worst thing she did to shock a boyfriend
Take an exclusive peek at Halle Berry's latest film, Catwoman.
Summer Previews
Just like last summer, when the season was totally dominated by the amount of sequels that came out, this summer is no different.
Set Visit: Be Cool
blackfilm.com was recently invited to the set for a conversation or two with key members of the cast and crew- namely Travolta, The Rock, Vince Vaughn and director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job)
Van Helsing: An Interview with Hugh Jackman & Kate Beckinsale
In a recent press conference to promote their latest film, Van Helsing, both Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale spoke about their reasons for being in this film as well as the rumor of Hugh Jackman being the next James Bond.
The 8th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival
World’s Premiere Showcase For Urban, Ethnic and Multicultural Cinema To Be Held in New York City on August 4-8, 2004.
DVD Releases
May ends with an Oscar Winner, a election race, a supernatural fight, and the first of many hair salon films.
Vivica A. Fox party
Vivica delivers an awesome one-two punch as she graced the red carpet at the oh-so-Hollywood-chic Club IVAR on Tuesday, May 20th in honor of being on the cover of Smooth Magazine’s May Issue.
Laws of Attraction: Cast Interviews

Pierce Brosnan
Julianne Moore

Mean Girls: An Interview with Tina Fey
As I sat down with Tina, she discussed the film and how her own school experience played a major role in the film as well as life on SNL (Saturday Night Live) and all that is going on and to come in her life.
Man on Fire: An Interview with Denzel Washington
Washington recently spoke to blackfilm.com about the experience, bonding with a child co-star, and his own process of growing up.
13 Going on 30: Cast Interviews

Jennifer Garner
Mark Ruffalo

First Look: Alien Vs. Predator
Here's a first look at Sanaa Lathan's next film.
Kill Bill Vol. 2: An Interview with Director Quentin Tarantino
Blackfilm.com sat with Quentin Tarantino to discuss Volume 2 providing depth into the storyline that audiences have been waiting for.
Sneak Peak: She Hate Me
Take a look at the latest film from Morris Chestnut.
Sneak Peak: Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
Take a look at the latest film from Morris Chestnut.
Film Festival: Ten Years of Freedom
Coming out this week is "Ten Years Of Freedom - Films from the New South Africa," which is the biggest event in the US marking the 10 years since Nelson Mandela was elected.
An Outlook on The Passion of the Christ
Blackfilm.com sat down with Reverend Clinton M. Miller, 36, pastor of Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY to hear his views on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
The Punisher : Cast Interviews

Thomas Jane
John Travolta

Johnson Family Vacation: Cast Interviews

Cedric the Entertainer
Bow Wow and Solange Knowles

The Whole Ten Yards: An Interview with Bruce Willis & Matthew Perry
Willis and Perry recently spoke to Blackfilm.com about their experiences making the sequel.
DVD Releases
When you think about the films recently released on DVD, you can tell that a number of different genres being represented
I'm Not Scared: An Interview with Gabriele Salvatores
From Richard Pryor to In Living Color to Dave Chappelle, the best of comedy is on DVD display.
Ella Enchanted: An Interview with Anne Hathaway
From Richard Pryor to In Living Color to Dave Chappelle, the best of comedy is on DVD display.
Home on the Range: Cast Interviews

Jennifer Tilly

Walking Tall : Cast Interviews

The Rock
Kevin Bray

Hellboy: Cast Interviews

Ron Perlman
Selma Blair

Never Die Alone: Cast Interviews

Ernest Dickerson

Scooby Doo 2: Cast Interviews

Matthew Lillard
Linda Cardellini

Jersey Girl: An Interview with Ben Affleck
Ben talks about working with Will Smith, becoming a father one day, and the crazy year he's had so far, especially with the breakup with you know who.

By Wilson Morales

Bon Voyage: An Interview with Jean-Paul Rappeneau & Virginie Ledoyen
I recently had the honor of interviewing its renowned director, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, and star, Virginie Ledoyen, in New York City.

DVD Releases
Lots of goodies come out on DVD this week.
Taking Lives : Cast Interviews

Angelina Jolie
Ethan Hawke

Dawn of the Dead: An Interview with Ving Rhames
His persona as the tough-minded no-nonsense brother will once again be displayed in his latest film, the remake to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, where Ving plays a cop named Kenneth. Ving talks about generating fear from this film and what gets him going as an actor.

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The folks at Fox  have been kind enough to show us a quick look at the latest films from Denzel Washington and Will Smith.
From Richard Pryor to In Living Color to Dave Chappelle, the best of comedy is on DVD display.
Sneak Peak: Nora's Hair Salon

Sneak Peak: Breakin' All The Rules
Take a peak at Jamie Foxx's next film.
Sneak Peak: Johnson Family Vacation
Thanks to the folks over at Fox Searchlight, we have our first peak at Cedric the Entertainer's lastest film, JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. According to Greg's Preview on Yahoo!, here are some notes on the film.

By Wilson Morales

Celebrate Black History Month: Recommended Films
February is Black History Month and what better way to celebrate it than to rent out some classic films and other notable DVDs that will educate and entertain you and your family.

Sneak Peak: Never Die Alone
Thanks to the folks over at Fox Searchlight, we have our first peak at DMX's lastest film, NEVER DIE ALONE.

DVD Releases
Females dominate this week's DVD releases as a slew of them represent a romantic film, a thriller, an adolescent film, and a TV reality show.

By Wilson Morales

blackfilm.com would like to recognize the black talent who made a contribution to the film industry this year.

Prepared by Wilson Morales

DVD Releases
Coming out this week on DVD are some film favorites and the sequel to a blockbuster.

Prepared by Wilson Morales

Black Film Critics Unite
African American journalists from the print, online and broadcast arenas announce the formation of the African American Film Critics Association.

Prepared by Wilson Morales

The African American Film Critics Association Top Ten List
The African American Film Critics Association Select The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King As The Top Film Of 2003.

Prepared by Wilson Morales

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