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November 2004
Week of November 22nd through November 26th

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Latest Additions:
Columbia 2005 Preview: Cast Interviews
Guess Who?
Man of the House
XXX: State of the Union
Fun With Dick and Jane

The Legend of Zorro

Alexander: Cast Interviews
Colin Farrell
Anjelina Jolie
Christmas with the Kranks: Cast Interviews
Tim Allen
Jamie Lee Curtis
EXCLUSIVE: Fat Albert The Cartoon Series DVD
Check out this EXCLUSIVE Clip on the DVD Release of FAT ALBERT - The Cartoon Series
National Treasure: Cast Interviews
Nicolas Cage
Jon Voight
The Chronicles of Riddick DVD: An Interview with Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel speaks about why he loves this character.

November's DVD Releases
This week's releases includes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Seinfeld- the first three seasons, The Terminal with Tom Hanks, and Unstoppable with Wesley Snipes.

EXCLUSIVE First Look: Roll Bounce
Check out this EXCLUSIVE look at Malcolm Lee's latest film featuring Bow Wow.

After the Sunset: An Interview with Naomie Harris
Ms. Harris spoke about filming in the Bahamas and having fun with family and friends.

Bridget Jones: On the Edge of Reason: Cast Interviews
Renee Zellweger
Hugh Grant
The Polar Express: Press Conference
In a press conference interview at the Essex Hotel in New York City, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Nona Gaye, and co-Producer Steve Starkey spoke about the process of making this films as well as discuss their thoughts on the meaning of Christmas and Santa Claus.
Kinsey: Cast Interviews
Laura Linney
Liam Neeson
EXCLUSIVE: Assault on Precinct 13
Here's look at Laurence Fishburne's latest film.
EXCLUSIVE: Million Dollar Baby
Here's an EXCLUSIVE look at the film featuring Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Anthony Mackie.
Fade to Black: Cast Interviews
Alfie: Cast Interviews
Nia Long
Marisa Tomei
Jane Krawkowski

The Incredibles : An Interview with Brad Bird
Bird explains the process by which he landed his creativity at Pixar, the folks responsible for such CGI epics as "Finding Nemo" and "Monsters, Inc.", and how he made superheroes human beings just like anybody else..
Take a look at this EXCLUSIVE trailer of this animation film featuring Whoopie Goldberg.
Ray: Cast Interviews
Jamie Foxx
Kerry Washington
Regina King
Taylor Hackford
Clifton Powell
Aujanue Ellis
Sharon Warren

Saw: An Interview with Cary Elwes
Elwes discusses the prospect of being chained to the set of his project day in and day out, manipulating the conventions of a genre into new text, and discovering passion when actors are no longer inspired by their paycheck.
Lightening in a Bottle: An Interview with Antione Fuqua & Ruth Brown
Fuqua and Blues legend Ruth Brown talked about being part of this historical collaboration and why the blues music is still important today.
The Grudge: Cast Interviews
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Takashi Shumizu

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

Being Julia : An Interview with Annette Bening
Bening discusses the process of aging in Hollywood, plastering that on the silver screen for all of the world to see, and surviving as a career woman who still makes time for a marriage and family.
P.S. An Interview with Laura Linney and Topher Grace
Laura Linney and Topher Grace talk about their roles in this provocative film by Dylan Kidd.
Blade Trinity : Cast Interviews
Jennifer Lopez
Richard Gere
Susan Sarandon

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.
November'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

The Forgotten: An Interview with Julianne Moore
Ms. Moore talks about her role in the film as well as working with husband, director Bart Freundlich on a future film.

First Daughter : An Interview with Katie Holmes
Holmes recently spoke about her experience on the film, about her upcoming project "Batman Begins", and the prospect of growing up on screen.

Shaun of the Dead: An Interview with Simon Pegg
British actor Simon Pegg and he recently spoke to blackfilm.com in regards to the film and the comedy aspects of it.

The Last Shot: Cast Interviews
Alec Baldwin
Matthew Broderick

First Look: Hotel Rwanda

Mr. 3000 : Cast Interviews
Bernie Mac
Director Charles Stone III
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.
Wimbledon: Cast Interviews
Paul Bettany
Kirsten Dunst

Resident Evil: An Interview with Mike Epps
Mike Epps talks about his role in the film and shooting "The Honeymooners" with Cedric the Entertainer

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: Cast Interviews
Jude Law
Gweneth Paltrow

When Will I Be Loved: Cast Interviews
Neve Campbell
Director James Toback

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.

Cellular: Cast Interviews
Kim Basinger
Chris Evans

Wicker Park : An Interview with Josh Hartnett
Hartnett reflects on his early days as a teen idol, his work in "Wicker Park", and the direction he sees his career going in future roles
September's DVD Releases

Resident Evil: An Interview with Mike Epps
Mike Epps talks about his role in the film and shooting "The Honeymooners" with Cedric the Entertainer

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: Cast Interviews
Jude Law
Gweneth Paltrow

When Will I Be Loved: Cast Interviews
Neve Campbell
Director James Toback

Criminal: Cast Interviews
John C. Reilly
Maggie Gyllenhaal

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.

First Look: Chisholm '72 : Uncut & Unbossed

The Cookout : An Interview with the cast
The Cast of The Cookout speaks to Tonisha Johnson as they were eager to tell there experiences on working together on the film.

Wicker Park : An Interview with Josh Hartnett
Hartnett reflects on his early days as a teen idol, his work in "Wicker Park", and the direction he sees his career going in future roles
Paparazzi: An Interview with Cole Hauser and Robin Tunney
Hauser and Tunney recently spoke to blackfilm.com about their latest project, how their own interaction with the media have gone, and what they’re working on as each of their stars continue to rise in Hollywood.

On the Set Report: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Eddie Griffin talks about working in Amsterdam with Rob Schneider on the sequel to Deuce Bigalow.

Anacondas: An Interview with Morris Chestnut
Morris recently spoke about the reason he took on this film and how the production shoot wasn’t a pleasant shoot, but he had fun anyway.

Hero: An Interview with Jet Li
Jet Li talks about his latest film, and what he did to prepare himself for the film as well as the hopes of making a film with Jackie Chan.

Suspect Zero- Cast Interviews
Aaron Eckhart
Carrie-Anne Moss
First Look: Saw
Danny Glover's on the prowl for a killer.

First Look: Taxi
Take a look at Queen Latifah's next film, directed by Tim Story (Barbershop)

DVD Releases
Cosby, Cedric the Entertainment, and Kill Bill V.2 on tape. Does it get any better?

Alien Vs. Predator: An Interview with Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa talks about her role in "Alien Vs. Predator" and compares the physical work needed for this film to the one needed for her recent work on stage.

Open Water : An Interview with Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis
The pair recently sat down with blackfilm.com for a discussion of their first major foray into the world of feature films, and revealed just what it took to leap into shark-infested waters in the name of conquering Hollywood.
First Look: Hair Show
Take a look at the cast of the Beauty Shop , starring Mo'Nique, that will premiere at this year's Urbanworld Film Festival.

Faces of Tomorrow: Ones to Watch 2004
Here's a look at those who are ready to break out this year.
First Look: The Seed of Chucky
Redman switches genres from comedy to horror in his latest role.
Stander: An Interview with Thomas Jane
Jane recently spoke to blackfilm.com about the experience of playing Andre Stander, about choosing roles, and finding a suitable niche for his singular talent.

Collateral: Press Conference interviews with Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Director Michael Mann
The fearsome foursome recently sat down in Los Angeles to discuss this, their latest project with blackfilm.com, and revealed more than a few details about their personal lives as well.

The Manchurian Candidate- Cast Interviews
Denzel Washington
Jonathon Demme
She Hate Me- Cast Interviews
Spike Lee
Anthony Mackie
Garden State - Cast Interviews
Zach Braff
Natalie Portman
First Look: The Forgotten
Take a look at Alfre Woodard's next feature with Julianne Moore.

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
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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First Look: Closer
First Look: Coach Carter
First Look: Fat Albert
First Look: Are We There Yet?
First Look: Ocean's Twelve
First Look: After the Sunset
First Look: Blade Trinity
First Look: The Fantastic Four
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First Look: Racing Stripes

First Look: Hotel Rwanda

First Look: Ray
First Look: The Woodsman

First Look: Alexander
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Latest Additions:
2004 Urbanworld Film Festival: An Interview with Stacy A Spikes
Spike recently spoke with blackfillm.com about the challenges of putting the film festival together and why no new films have been released under Urbanworld Films.

2004 Urbanworld Film Festival Wrap-Up
With the lack of funding and support for diverse, original, multicultural, "urban" films in mainstream Hollywood, the 2004 Urbanworld Film Festival was a refreshing look at the original work being independently produced in the urban community.

2004 Urbanworld Film Festival Winners
THE 8th ANNUAL URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS were announced on August 8th at Westin Hotel in New York City.

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.

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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