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October 2004
Week of October 11th through October 15th

Need a new hair style?

HAIR SHOW opens Oct.15th

In Magic Johnson's HAIR SHOW, the Queen of Urban Comedy - Mo'Nique - portrays Peaches, a spirited hair stylist from Baltimore. When Peaches arrives in Beverly Hills to get reacquainted with her estranged sister, upscale salon owner Angela (Kellita Smith of "The Bernie Mac Show"), sparks fly. Peaches confesses that she's on the run from the IRS and has a month to pay $50,000 in back taxes. After some hilarious moments and passionate exchanges, the two sisters join forces to fight off pesky rival salon owner, Marcella (Gina Torres of "The Matrix Reloaded"), in a show-stopping competition to win a cash prize for Peaches and bragging rights for Angela at the city's annual hair show. Let the hair begin!

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An Interview with Antione Fuqua
Fuqua opens up about his upcoming projects and talks about the business area of Hollywood.
Hair Show : Cast Interviews
Director Leslie Small

Shall We Dance?: Cast Interviews
Jennifer Lopez
Richard Gere
Susan Sarandon

Team America : An Interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Parker and Stone recently spoke about the arduous process of getting this film made, and about the controversy the film has already courted prior to its release.

Around the Bend: An Interview with Christopher Walken
Walken recently spoke about  his many imitators, as well as his thirty year relationship with moviemaking and creating a compelling father-son conflict in the forthcoming dramedy.
Woman Thou Art Loosed: Cast Interviews
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Kimberly Elise

Taxi: An Interview with Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah talks about what led her to do this film, her fascination with cars, and working with NYPD Blue's Henry Simmons, who plays her boyfriend in the film.
October's DVD Releases
The month opens up with Genie (Alladin), a hockey mask (Friday the 13th), and plea to vote (Fahrenheit 9/11).

Ladder 49 : Cast Interviews
John Travolta
Jaoquin Phoenix
Morris Chestnut

Exclusive Trailer: Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Take a look at the latest film starring Kimberly Elise and Shemar Moore.

Friday Night Lights: An Interview with Derek Luke and Jay Hernandez
Luke and Hernandez recently spoke about their experience on the film, which also stars Lucas Black and Billy Bob Thornton.

XXX: State of the Union: On the Set with Ice Cube
While on the set of his latest film, Cube shares his thoughts on the movie, his success as an actor/producer/director, and the current state of Black films overall.

Chisholm '72: An Interview with Director Shola Lynch
Director Shola Lynch talks about the making of Shirley Chisholm's campaign to be President of The United States of America.

Motorcycle Diaries: Cast Interviews
Director Walter Salles
Gael Garcia

Set Visit: Guess Who
Blackfilm.com recently had the rare opportunity to watch the one and only Bernie Mac- in action- during a set visit to his upcoming film, currently titled "Guess Who", which also stars Ashton Kutcher.
Fall Preview
Now that the Fall is over; get ready for an avalanche of films that have the potential to be blockbusters, flops, and Oscar Contenders.

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Latest Review Additions:
Hair Show (in Film )
Another low budget, low expectational; classified "Black Exploitation" film filled with brand name actors that make the film go nowhere...again.
Friday Night Lights (in Film )
It is far from perfect and not in the league of the great sports films, but is an accomplished effort and well worth seeing.
I Heart Huckabees (in Film )
Huckabees is a tremendously clever satire of modern culture. It is a wacky, peculiar film that'll have you bored with pretentiousness or extolling its genius.
Woman Thou Art Loosed (in Film )
This true to life film is a moving, fearful, emotional ride that will have the audience's attention from the very beginning, to the very tearful and dramatic ending.
A Dirty Shame (in Film )
John Waters is in a class by himself.  His schlocky B-movies are either funny as hell or god awful.  This film unfortunately falls into the latter category.
Motorcycle Diaries (in Film )
Walter Salles, the acclaimed Brazilian director of Central Station, achieves greatness here. He tells a sublimely provocative story, but never forgets that his characters are on an epic journey.
Silver City (in Film )
Silver City is a thinking man's film. It has an involved storyline that requires attention from the viewer. Watch it for excellent filmmaking and Sayles's political ideology.
Head in the Clouds (in Film )
Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron are a real life couple, but have no chemistry whatsoever in the film. The love story is not convincingly portrayed and that theme is the arc of the film. 
The Cookout (in Film )
It's time to drop all pretenses and call out the people inundating us with an unrelenting stream of cinematic garbage. The Cookout is a good idea with a terrible script. 
Suspect Zero (in Film )
Suspect Zero is another failed attempt in the serial killer genre. The studio behind this would save themselves loads of money in marketing and distribution by sending this straight to video.  It's that bad.
Vanity Fair (in Film )
Mira Nair, the renowned Indian director behind Monsoon Wedding, really overstretches the scope of the story.The result is a disjointed film that becomes incredibly tedious to watch.
We Don't Live Here Anymore (in Film )
We Don't Live Here Anymore is an intense, personal drama about two married couples and their reactions to infidelity. The acting is absolutely superb.  Every performance is unique and right on the money.
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