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Caribbean Tales 2012 Opens with The Story of Lovers Rock

The Story of Lovers Rock by Menelik Shabazz

The 7th Annual Caribbean Tales Film Showcase is gearing up for its launch with the screening of Menelik Shabazz’ documentary, The Story of Lovers Rock. The festival runs September 4 - 15, ad will have its official gala launch on September 5, at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

Does Hollywood Beckon for Bolt?

Usain Bolt may be ready to leap from the track to the silver screen

With Bolt-mania still raging weeks after the end of the 2012 London Olympics, it isn’t surprising that Hollywood may also be attempting bring some of the Jamaican sprinter’s lightning magnetism to the silver screen.

Total Recall - Totally Forgettable

Total Recall (2012)

My 2012 summer movie experience was going great, because more than ever, it was the year of the ass-kickers as super-heroes chased after each other at the box-office.

Gatorade Adds Another Jolt of Bolt

Usain Bolt winning the 200m at London Olympics 2012

The debate as to whether or not the world’s fastest man and six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has attained legendary status continues to rage, or whimper depending on your point of view.

New Caribbean Cinema Gets Ready to 'Ring Di Alarm' With New Film

Nile Saulter's Coast from Ring Di Alarm

A new Caribbean film is trying to blaze its own path in London, following in the wake of the trail blazed by Jamaican and other Caribbean athletes at the recently ended 30th Olympiad.

'The Dark Knight' Cometh

The Dark Knight Rises

Writer, director, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has taken itself very seriously and the The Dark Knight Rises, its epic conclusion, is the most serious of them all.  Nolan’s Batman trilogy separated itself from the slew of superhero flicks (re-boots included) by remain

The Amazing Spiderman Weaves a Full-bodied Adventure Flick

The Amazing Spiderman starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone

Superhero tales have amazing regenerative abilities. They are even harder to kill or quell than the villains who populate them. No sooner is one trilogy finished than a prequel, sequel or re-telling raises its sometimes amazing, sometimes horrendous head.

KOTE Film Night - The Good, The Bad and The Questionable

Bruce Hart's Ching Pow a spoof of a Kung Fu cult classic

The dreams and aspirations of would-be and rising filmmakers converged on Redbones the Blues Cafe on Monday (June 25, 2012) for the fourth installment of the The Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) film night.

Sheldon Shepherd Cops Best Actor Award at ABFF

Shepherd plays Ricky in Better Mus Come (photo courtesy of Better Mus Come)

Actor and performance poet Sheldon Shepherd has further feathered the cap of Storm Saulter’s Better Mus Come by copping the award for Best Performance by an Actor (Male or Female) at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami Beach, Florida, June 20 - 23, 2012.

Snow White and the Huntsman - A New Look at an Old Classic

Snow White and the Huntsman

Its a universally accepted truth that all princesses in the 21st century are secretly badasses who can use knives and/or swords or ride horses bareback without ever having to be taught how.  Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kirsten Stewart (