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*With two movies in theaters this month, “Runner Runner” now playing nationwide and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” in theaters on Friday, actor Anthony Mackie still feels there is a lack of roles for b...
*With two movies in theaters this month, “Runner Runner” now playing nationwide and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” in theaters on Friday, actor Anthony Mackie still feels there is a lack of roles for black actors in Hollywood these days. “The problem is we have passed the ‘heyday’ of black cinema, and that’s why you look at “The Best Man [Holiday]” that’s coming out… it’s the same people that was in “The Best Man” years ago,” Mackie said in an interview with theGrio. “They don’t really make those movies anymore.” The New York Times says that 2013 is “a breakout year for black films,” with the release of “Fruitvale Station,” “12 Years a Slave” and “The Butler” as well as nearly a dozen other prominent movies by and about African Americans. Even with the new wave of black films right now, Mackie still doesn’t think that we are bearing witness to a black film renaissance. “I think we are in a period of people not getting the opportunities to do the movies that they want to do, so their starting to be creative,” the 8 Mile star told Chris Witherspoon of theGrio. “I think a lot of people were just flabbergasted at the idea that Quentin Tarantino did a movie about slavery and got so much acclaim. So now people are standing up, Like ‘yo, you know what? I’m not going to allow my history to be told by someone outside of that.’” “You won’t do a movie about Queen Elizabeth and some black dude from Queens will direct it. It just won’t happen. You won’t do a movie about the Holocaust and some Asian dude from China will direct it, it just won’t happen.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
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2 days ago
With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and comment. And don’t forget...
With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and comment. And don’t forget, information on the top 40, airplay and bubbling under charts are on pages 2 and 3. Section 1: The Ass End Erick Sermon “Stay Real” 1993, #92 (10 weeks) (download) “Bomdigi” 1995, #84 (6 weeks) (download) Everyone talks about the golden era of rap and asks the question “where did all the good rap go?” Up until I started this series I thought that was a bullshit question as every decade from the ‘80s forward had some really great rap hits and some really crappy ones. But then I start posting here and listening to a track like “Stay Real,” a song I haven’t heard in ten years and I get it. There are great rap tunes today but the sheer level of shit that makes it to the top of the chart is amazing. Meanwhile, the ‘90s had so many classic rap tracks, both major and minor hits, that I see why people look back on this era so fondly. And it had no Pitbull. 7 Mile “Do Your Thing” 1998, #50 (19 weeks) (download) If only these boys from Detroit knew that soon 8 Mile would be such a huge hit, they could have moved and been way ahead of the game. SF Spanish Fly “Crimson and Clover” 1995, #89 (6 weeks) (download) “Crimson and Clover” is truly a great song but even so, damn, people really eat up covers of the tune. While this is one of the more unique versions of it, I see no reason why this should have gotten anywhere near the charts. SGH with Mocca Soul “Losing You” 1992, #99 (2 weeks) (download) Although I’m positive I’ve never heard this track before, I kind of like it. It fit right in with 1992, so I’m surprised it only made it to #99. SGH (Soul Goes House) was a project of producer Ron St. Louis. Shades “Tell Me (I’ll Be Around)” 1996, #50 (17 weeks) (download) “Serenade” 1997, #88 (7 weeks) (download) The lack of creativity in their writing crew probably hurt these ladies in the end. “Tell Me” has a wholesale sample of “Who Do You Love” by Bernard Wright and “Serenade” uses Spandau Ballet’s “True” in full. While they certainly weren’t the only ones to do this, few sound as awkward as these do to my ears. Shaggy “Oh Carolina” 1993, #59 (17 weeks) (download) “Piece Of My Heart” 1997, #72 (10 weeks) (download) “Luv Me, Luv Me” 1998, #76 (17 weeks) (download) Shaggy hit #1 twice in 2000 but for the amount of time I heard him on the radio, I would have thought he was the biggest artist in the world between ’98 and ’01. “Oh Carolina” and “Piece Of My Heart” aren’t his best work at all but “Luv Me, Luv Me” is surprising to see here. The version that hit in 1998 was with Janet Jackson from the How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack and that alone would have made me think this would have been huge. When Shaggy wanted to put it on his Hot Shot album in 2000, Virgin denied him and he rerecorded it with Samantha Cole singing instead. I’ve heard this track, 12,000 times over the years but the two versions are so similar that I’m unsure which one. He released the Cole version in 2001 but that didn’t chart for some reason. And if you couldn’t tell, no matter how unauthentic he was, or how cheesy some of his tunes came out to be, I kind of liked his hits. Shai “Yours” 1993, #63 (11 weeks) “Come with Me” 1995, #43 (20 weeks) (download) “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone” 1996, #89 (5 weeks) (download) I had an R&B period. Yep, there was a period where I ate up stuff like All-4-One and Shai. And I believe I owe that to Boyz II Men breaking so big. I mean, Shai is nothing but a poor man’s B2M but shit, I must have spun that debut Shai CD until it wouldn’t play anymore. That phase couldn’t have lasted more than 2-3 years for me though as I never bothered to pick up anything else from these guys. (I don’t seem to own this version of “Yours” which is an A Capella remix of “Baby I’m Yours” so in
9 days ago
Kurt Cobain isn’t the only celebrity whose childhood home is being put up for sale this week. The former home of rapper Eminem, located in Detroit’s notorious 8 Mile neighbourhood, is also available to buy – but unlike the la...
Kurt Cobain isn’t the only celebrity whose childhood home is being put up for sale this week. The former home of rapper Eminem, located in Detroit’s notorious 8 Mile neighbourhood, is also available to buy – but unlike the late Cobain’s former residence in Aberdeen, Wash., which is selling for half a million dollars, you could own Marshall Mathers’ onetime house for a mere $1. The Detroit house, at 19946 Dresden St., is no longer owned by Mathers or anyone in his family: It’s state property, which means it’s up for auction rather than for sale, and the minimum bid for the home, which is being auctioned by the Michigan Land Bank, is a mere buck. The property, which measures 776 square feet and contains two bedrooms and one bathroom, has been prominently featured on two of Eminem’s album covers: First, in 2000, with The Marshall Mathers LP; and then this year, on Eminem’s seventh studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. HandoutsEminem's two LPs displaying a photo of his childhood home in Detroit. According to Detroit public records, Eminem’s mother, Deborah Mathers, bought the house in 1987 for $19,900. Real estate site Zillow.com currently lists the property at an estimated worth of $32,675 — though given the state of the neighbourhood (and, indeed, the city of Detroit at large), Michigan Land Bank director Kim Homan told the Detroit Free Press that it would be “unusual” for the abandoned home to get a buyer. “In a case like this, if the property is blighted, or the whole neighborhood is blighted, it would be unusual to get a buyer,” Homan said. “Nobody knew it was Eminem’s home, either. But with the neighborhood being rough …” RelatedKurt Cobain’s childhood home — and his mattress — for sale: Dated, water-damaged bungalow listed for $500K Deborah Mathers, whose fraught relationship with her son is one of Eminem’s key song topics, wrote in her 2008 book that, despite the adversity he suffered while living there, the rapper was deeply attached to his onetime Detroit address. “Marshall loved it so much that he had a model of it made to take on tour with him,” she wrote in My Son Marshall. “Even though we’d moved a lot, he always said the house on Dresden was his childhood home.”
12 days ago
ICYMI:~Rock City Eatery is now open! They will have a limited menu and hours during their soft opening period, so be patient. Once they're firing at 100% the menu will include items like duck rilette sandwiches, charcoal-grilled beef ton...
ICYMI:~Rock City Eatery is now open! They will have a limited menu and hours during their soft opening period, so be patient. Once they're firing at 100% the menu will include items like duck rilette sandwiches, charcoal-grilled beef tongue skewers, pork "fries" with togarashi, and bone marrow fritters, with plenty of vegetarian options like roasted brussels sprouts with Thai basil and smoked tomatoes, and grilled heirloom carrots with fast-pickled apples and goat cheese. [EID]~Dine Drink Detroit, Ferndale Restaurant Week, Hamtramck Food Week, Revolve Detroit's Art + Retail on the Ave in conjunction with Detroit Design Festival's Light Up Livernois, expanded Detroit Restaurant Week and bunches of new restaurants opening: yeah, this fall kicks all other falls' asses. [EID]~The Two James Spirits tasting room is now open with limited hours, but you can find their 28 Island Vodka in stores and on the shelves of local favorites like SLOWS BAR BQ, The Sugar House, and Michael Symon's Roast - Detroit. You can also buy bottles directly from the tasting room. [Model D]~Interested in the growing craft spirits movement happening in metro Detroit? Here I talk in-depth with folks from Valentine Distilling Co., Griffin Claw Brewing Company (GCBC), Two James Spirits and Detroit City Distillery about craft spirits as part of the local foods movement and how recent changes in the laws governing microdistillers have allowed them to flourish. [Metromode]~Better mark Eastern Market After Dark on your calendar for next year. [EID]Get your taste of Hamtown with the new Hamtramck Food Week starting today: 10 restaurants with dinners priced at $10 or less and a host of other coordinating events. [Model D]The new ballroom at COBO Center is now open and it's spectacular. Want to see it for yourself? Sign up for the Crain's Detroit Business House Party this Thursday, which includes an afterparty inside the new ballroom (with strolling dinner and open bar). Registration closes today. [The Detroit Hub / Crain's]Public House is also now open for all your rock and bao roll needs north of 8 Mile. [Real Detroit]Ben Hall and Jason Murphy, owners of Russell Street Deli, are opening a new restaurant on the outskirts of Corktown this spring called Lafayette Kitchen and Diner. [Crain's]Excellent article about a book about supper clubs - The Supper Club Book - and about Detroit's own historic supper club, Cliff Bell's. Join them for Detroit Restaurant Week going on now through September 29. [Detroit News]Celebrate the Garden Bowl and Lounge's centennial Dude-style on September 28. [Detroit News]Here is an example of the powers of media being used for good: Bedrock (parent company of Quicken) has dropped the eviction notice against Angelina Italian Bistro after word spread through the media and Bedrock received a good public social media shaming. [Freep]Yates Cider Mill is 150 years old this year and it's officially CIDER SEASON! [Yates Official]Crain's Detroit Business takes a look at how area cider mills are diversifying after 2012's apple crop devastation, including a new cider house and winery at Blake's Cider Mill, expanded offerings at Paint Creek Cider Mill, and a brewery, winery, and distillery in the works at Miller's Big Red. [Crain's]It is now officially fall. And that means pumpkin EVERYTHING - including Pumpkin Pie a la Mode ice cream from Guernsey Farms Dairy. [Guernsey Official]Here's why the annual Tour de Troit is more than just a bike ride. If you missed it this year, better mark that one on your calendar for next year too. [Model D]Beerie~This video from Founder's should give you an attack of the eye-watering "allergies."~Speaking of Founders Brewing Co., Thrillist named the best breweries in each state and Founders was named the best in Michigan. [Thrillist]~On their search for Michigan's best brewery, MLive paid a visit to Warren's newest brewery Falling Down Beer Co. Here's more about it. [MLive]~Who makes one of the best pumpkin beers in the c
16 days ago
Until last week I had not been behind the wheel of a car since 2007. But I knew this day would come - the day I would want to drive again. Over my years as a driver, the cars I've owned have always had automatic transmission - I never le...
Until last week I had not been behind the wheel of a car since 2007. But I knew this day would come - the day I would want to drive again. Over my years as a driver, the cars I've owned have always had automatic transmission - I never learned how to drive manual. When I mention this to an Irish friend, he shakes his head and roars with laughter. "Automatic!" He says it as if the word itself, used in relation to cars, is amusing in its absurdity. "Automatic?! Okay, so you never learned to drive properly in the first place. Well come on - I'll learn ya!"And just like that, I am in the driver's seat. I feel ready for this, looking forward not only to being behind the wheel after such a long time, but specifically to trying the manual gear-shifting. And the funny thing is - this enthusiasm comes from being a cyclist, not in spite of it. The 8 mile stretch of Benone Beach is like an unpaved extension of the road. Cautiously I maneuver the rickety Saab along the sand, my left hand on the gear shift knob, my senses heightened, trying to listen to the engine's sounds and feel the give in the clutch.Things do not go as badly as I thought they might. I am not stalling out. I press the correct pedals. My hand is getting used to the positions of the gears, so that I can shift without looking. Operating the gear box makes sense, having gotten used to the concept and feel of gears on the bike. When the gear is too high, the car makes a straining noise - not unlike a cyclist grinding along at a painfully low cadence. When the gear is too low, the car feels as if it is spinning out, unable to pick up speed efficiently. It is not a perfect analogy by any means, but it is just enough to make sense. And I can feel that with some practice this will become intuitive.I think of driving now differently than I did 5 years ago. Cycling is a very physical activity, and it has made me more viscerally aware of the mechanics involved in operating a vehicle. I think of driving as a serious skill, rather than a perfunctory action. When in the passenger's seat I now find myself more aware of the driver's technique and degree of control under different road surface conditions and speeds. Having worked so hard to learn how to handle my bike on winding mountain roads, I appreciate the handling skills involved in operating all vehicles - be they motorcycles, tractors or cars. Some of the people I know here are extremely skilled drivers, and I must admit that riding with them is exciting. I am impressed with the smoothness and precision with which they operate their complicated, heavy 4-wheel motorised vehicles. And if I do drive myself, I aspire to aim for the same degree of proficiency.
21 days ago
*LOS ANGELES – Filmmaker Tyler Maddox Simms is taking a page from the other Tyler (Perry), and doing things her way. She’s a female director with a special niche, creating a brand of home entertainment by producing Straight-to-DVD films ...
*LOS ANGELES – Filmmaker Tyler Maddox Simms is taking a page from the other Tyler (Perry), and doing things her way. She’s a female director with a special niche, creating a brand of home entertainment by producing Straight-to-DVD films with a focus on wholesome, family entertainment. Unlike most filmmakers, she doesn’t fret about distribution because her titles can be found on the shelves of  selected Wal-Mart stores throughout the country as well as Netflix, Redbox and VUDU. If she creates it, the masses will buy it! On September 24, filmmaker Maddox Simms will release her next project, “The Power of Love,” starring actress Vivica A. Fox in selected Wal-Mart stores nationwide as well as  On Demand and VUDU. During a book tour, the vivacious author PJ Payton — portrayed by Vivica A. Fox, (“Kill Bill: Vol. 1-2,”  “Independence Day”) — is invited on a radio talk show to promote her best selling book,  “The Power Of Love.” The book draws from the author’s own faith-based experiences in the love department. During the interview, PJ counsels listeners on their love lives; but, eventually unwittingly exposes her own on the air! Suddenly, the spotlight is on PJ to come clean about her matters of love.  The ensemble cast includes comic Joe Torry (“Motives,” “Back in Business”) Wood Harris (“The Wire”) and  Malik Barnhardt (“Next Day Air,”  “8 Mile”) and newcomer Andre’ Truth (“Who Watching the Kids)  along with Maddox Simms. This romantic comedy takes viewers on an inspirational journey of love. To view the trailer, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZJBPPtRFm4 or scroll down to watch Tyler Maddox Simms Under the Maddox Entertainment shingle, the writer-director-producer has churned out a plethora of independent films for the past 10 years. She made her directorial debut in “Beverly Hood,” featuring the original Grammy-winning R & B girl group Destiny Child (Beyonce, Kelli Rowland, LaToya Luckett and  LaTavia Roberson).  Other credits include “Love Chronicles,” starring Terrance Howard and Robin Givens and its sequel “Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed” with Vivica A. Fox, Ving Rhames and comic Mike Epps. These titles are currently available on Netflix. “I had to make my own breaks,” said Maddox Simms, a native of Euclid, Ohio. “I’m very excited that I can offer a brand of wholesome entertainment that families can enjoy.” She added, “As a female director, I’m certainly a minority in Hollywood’s Boys Club, but I hope my creative pursuits will chip away at the glass ceiling or crack it wide open.” According to DGA statistics, 95% of feature films are directed by men, and only 5% by women.  And in the Academy’s 85-year history, only one woman to date – that is, Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) — has won an Oscar for Best Director. (Four have been nominated.) As a female filmmaker, Maddox Simms has forged her own path, circumventing around the Boys Club of Hollywood directors. She’s had her share of Hollywood meetings, obstacles and rejections. By abandoning the traditional Hollywood template of getting a film made, now she has the final say and creative control over her own projects and brand. Plus, she’s keenly aware of and sensitive to the imagery of Black women on the big and small screen. And her POV (point of view) of Black life fills a niche of entertainment that’s lacking on television and at the movies. For more information about Maddox Entertainment, visit http://www.maddoxentertainment.biz/ ABOUT THE DIRECTOR | Tyler Maddox Simms Under the Maddox Entertainment shingle, Tyler Maddox Simms has churned out a plethora of independent films for the past 10 years. Tyler made her directorial debut in “Beverly Hood,” featuring the original members of Grammy-winning R & B girl group Destiny Child (Beyonce, Kelli Rowland, LaToya Luckett and  LaTavia Roberson).  Other credits include “Love Chronicles,” starring Terrance Howard and Robin Givens and its sequel “Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed” with Vivica A. Fox,
27 days ago
If you are a huge fan of Volkswagen, then you would be more than pleased as punch to read about how the Volkswagen e-Golf has been unveiled, although it has been promised to make its way to the US sometime later next year, or early 2015 ...
If you are a huge fan of Volkswagen, then you would be more than pleased as punch to read about how the Volkswagen e-Golf has been unveiled, although it has been promised to make its way to the US sometime later next year, or early 2015 if things do not work together as originally intended. The Volkswagen e-Golf is one hot hatchback that is packed to the rafters with modern day technology, including full LED headlamps for a greater degree of visibility, the ability to zoom from zero to 60MPH in a matter of 10 seconds, and more importantly, a battery which is capable of being charged from empty to 80% in a matter of 30 minutes. Not only that, it has also obtained an 8 mile boost compared to its predecessor, which might not sound like much, but when you are in a real fix, being 8 miles nearer to your intended destination is a whole lot better than from where you are at the moment. Sure, it ain’t all that hot in terms of performance compared to gas or hybrid engines, but then again that would be comparing apples and oranges. All in all, the Volkswagen e-Golf still remains as one important milestone for the auto manufacturer. [Press Release] Follow: Green, Transportation, volkswagen, Volkswagen e-Golf Announced original content from Ubergizmo.
28 days ago
DJay from "Hustle & Flow"? B. Rabbit from "8 Mile"? Who's your favorite fictional rapper of all-time?
DJay from "Hustle & Flow"? B. Rabbit from "8 Mile"? Who's your favorite fictional rapper of all-time?
about 1 month ago
Despite all the running I’ve done over the last year and a half I had yet to run an official 10K, a milestone that I reached this weekend at the North Shore Clinton Lake trail run sponsored by the Trail Nerds. I ran this event last...
Despite all the running I’ve done over the last year and a half I had yet to run an official 10K, a milestone that I reached this weekend at the North Shore Clinton Lake trail run sponsored by the Trail Nerds. I ran this event last year when it was an 8 mile race in preparation for my first half-marathon. It was my favorite trail of the year to that point and has remained my favorite. I love it, beautiful, technical and fun. This pic gives a nice idea at what parts of the trail look like.  It is pretty much either this or rocks which means that you have to stay focused, it keeps you on your toes.  The weather was hot on Saturday but mercifully was nice in the morning while the run was taking place. (Okay…so does anyone else think I have an “uh oh” look on my face?  Like I just realized I may have blown my witness protection program?)  Actually I was surprised because I looked up and was shocked to see a photographer there on the trail. I was rockin’ a new water bottle for this one and am not sure what I think about it.  I have such small hands that it didn’t feel as snug as my palm version. Generally on these trail runs headphones are prohibited because they are single-track trails and you need to be able to hear people notifying you about their intention to pass.  This time race director Ben Holmes allowed runners to listen to this devices with one headphone only.  I was pleased as I got to catch up on one of my favorite podcasts, The Coode Street Podcast.  I knew that if I ran at a comfortable pace I would finish the 6.2 mile race before an episode was over and this was indeed the case. I haven’t been running nearly enough this year (after the every day running between Memorial Day and the 4th of July) and so my pace has become very relaxed on these longer runs.  Last year I ran the 8 mile run averaging just under 12 minute miles. This year I ran a shorter distance (actually 6.3 miles) in 1:16:25 for a 12:07 minute mile pace.  Not bad, but one of these days I really need to put some effort into speed training. Not sure what is up next for me.  I won’t be doing any more races in September as every weekend is filled with fall festivals and wedding preparation.  My daughter gets married on the 28th…not too many days away!  I do want to do one or two in October and over the next week or so I will decide whether or not I’m going to do Pilgrim Pacer Half-Marathon again in November this year.  I’m leaning that way as I need to get another one in and put together a training plan for a full marathon.  Would hate to not give this a try. Such a fun Finish Line photo…the guy next to me looks like he is about to put a body-check on me. Special thanks go out to Mile 90 Photography. These are some of the most gorgeous race photos I’ve seen, excepting of course the presence of my aging mug.  I love how the sunlight manages to make this a magical finish photo. And as always I am forced to fall short of adequately thanking Ben Holmes, Coco, and the rest of the Trail Nerds volunteers who run the most professional races with great support, clean, well-maintained trails, and the kind of fun that makes you want to do these events again and again.  Thank you!!! And thanks to my wonderful wife who is always willing to get up at the crack of dawn on the weekend to go to these races with me. After the race was over Mary and I stopped by one of my favorite fast-food places, Runza.  They don’t have these in Missouri and I grew up with them in Nebraska.  I don’t really eat fast food anymore, but a Runza (or two) is my exception.  I’m thankful they don’t have them close by, lol!  My efforts at healthy living might be all for naught if that was the case. So at this point, a year plus after my first run, I’ve got a couple of 2.8 milers in, numerous 5K’s, a couple of 4 mile runs, an 8 miler, a 10 miler, a Half-Marathon, and now a 10K.  Can
about 1 month ago