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August 2004
Week of August 9th through August 13th

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I, Robot: An Interview with Will Smith
Smith recently sat down with blackfilm.com to discuss his latest role, and psychology of the summer blockbuster, and exploring new territories in his career after saving the world time and again.
DVD Release: Starsky & Hutch

Catwoman - Cast Interviews
Halle Berry
Benjamin Bratt
Edward McConnell
The Bourne Supremacy- Cast Interviews
Matt Damon
Joan Allen
A Cinderella Story: An Interview with Chad Michael Murray
Chad recently spoke to blackfilm.com about working with Hilary in his new film, A CINDERELLA STORY, and being in Australia with Paris Hilton filming "HOUSE OF WAX" when a fire burnt down the set.
Sneak Peak: Collateral
Check out Jada Pinkett Smith's latest film with Jamie Foxx.
King Arthur - Cast Interviews
Clive Owen
Kiera Knightly
Antoine Fuqua
Sneak Peak: Batman Begins
Take a look at Morgan Freeman playing Lucius Fox in BATMAN BEGINS
Sneak Peak: Be Cool
Here are some shots of F. Gary Gray's next film featuring Outkast's Andre 3000.
Coming Soon: The Manchurian Candidate
Take a look at some photos of Denzel's next film.
Spiderman 2 - Cast Interviews
Tobey Maguire
Kirsten Dunst
Alfred Molina
Sam Raimi
First Look: Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Take a first look at Mike Epps's next film, the sequel to Resident Evil.
De-Lovely - Cast Interviews
Kevin Kline
Ashley Judd
Two Brothers : An Interview with Guy Pearce
Pearce recently spoke to blackfilm.com about his involvement in the film, and about conquering the fierce creatures he competes with on screen.
First Look: Woman Thou Art Loosed
Here's a first look Woman Thou Art Loosed.
Dodgeball - Cast Interviews
Ben Stiller
Christine Taylor
Napoleon Dynamite : An Interview with Jon Heder
One of the breakout stars this summer may be Jon Heder. He's absolutely amazing in the critically acclaimed indie film, Napoleon Dynamite.
Sneak Peak: Friday Night Lights
Take a look at Derek Luke's latest film.
Sneak Peak: Ray
Here's a first look of Jamie Foxx playing Ray Charles.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Cast Interviews
Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson
Robbe Coltrane
Alfonso Cuaron
Garfield - Cast Interviews
Jim Davis
Jennifer Love Hewitt
The Chronicles of Riddick - Cast Interviews
Vin Diesel
David Twohy
Hi-Res First Look: Spiderman 2
Here's a first look at a Spiderman 2 photo!
Ashley Judd's brief comments
Ashley Judd talks about why she couldn't play Catwoman.
The Day After Tomorrow: Cast Interviews
Jake Gyllenhaal
Roland Emmerich
BAADASSSSS! : An Interview with Mario Van Peebles
Mario talks about his reason he made this film as well as his own experience on the original production.
DVD Releases
While the Spider is on the prowl on the big and small screen, Ice Cube brings back the cast in Barbershop 2, and Renee displays her Oscar winning performance in Cold Mountain.
Soul Plane: Cast Interviews

Snoop Dogg


Saved: Cast Interviews

Mandy Moore
Macualay Culkin


Raising Helen : An Interview with Kate Hudson
While in New York to promote the film as it was shown at The 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, Kate talked about being a new mom and the weight issue the tabloids are talking about.
Nora's Hair Salon : An Interview with Jenifer Lewis & Tatyana Ali
Both Jenifer and Tatyana spoke to blackfilm.com and shared their hair salon experience and the competition surrounding many beauty shop themed films.
Shrek 2: Cast Interviews

Antonio Banderas
Julie Andrews
Rupert Everett

Sneak Peak: She Hate Me
Here's a sneak peak at Spike Lee's latest film.
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
CATWOMAN EXCLUSIVE
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.
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Urbanworld Film Festival
The 8th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival Announces 2004 Roster of Film Selections.


Thunderbirds Press Conference
At a recent press conference to promote the film, Director Jonathan Frakes as well as three of the stars, Brady Corbet, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, and Soren Fulton, spoke about the Thunderbirds franchised, while Jonathan also talked about doing kids' movies now


DVD Releases
The month of July offers a slew of special editons as The Manchurian Candidate, the original film, comes with commentaries and interviews from Frank Sinatra, George Axelrod, and John Frankenheimer.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Co-presented by Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival will run from Friday, June 11 to Thursday, June 24 at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater in New York City.

Sneak Peak: MAN ON FIRE/ I, ROBOT
The folks at Fox  have been kind enough to show us a quick look at the latest films from Denzel Washington and Will Smith.
TV'S BEST COMEDY SHOWS
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

BEST OF BLACK 2003
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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