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Common, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Diane Warren - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the Hollywood Reporter's 3rd Annual Academy Awards Nominees Night which was held at the Spago in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 2nd February 2015

Common, Gina Prince-bythewood and Diane Warren
Common
Common and Ava Duvernay

Nate Parker, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Ryan Kavanaugh - Stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for the New York premiere of Relativity Media's drama 'Beyond The Lights' The premiere was held at Regal Union Square Stadium 14 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 13th November 2014

Nate Parker, Gugu Mbatha-raw, Gina Prince-bythewood and Ryan Kavanaugh
Nate Parker
Nate Parker
Nate Parker and Gugu Mbatha-raw
Nate Parker and Amar'e Stoudemire
Gugu Mbatha-raw, Ryan Kavanaugh and Nate Parker

Gina Prince-Bythewood, Michael Kutza and Gugu Mbatha-Raw - The 50th Chicago International Film Festival's 18th Annual Black Perspectives program at AMC River East Theater, Chicago International Film Festival - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Friday 10th October 2014

Gina Prince-bythewood, Michael Kutza and Gugu Mbatha-raw
Gugu Mbatha-raw, Robin Robinson and Gina Prince-bythewood
Gina Prince-bythewood, Michael Kutza and Gugu Mbatha-raw
Michael Kutza and Gina Prince-bythewood
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Gina Prince-bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood Thursday 12th February 2009 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Press room Los Angeles, California

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The Secret Life Of Bees Review


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Caucasians, apparently, have no soul. Or heart. Or common sense. According to the movies, whenever the majority lacks a moment of personal clarity, they seek solace, advice, and sage-like wisdom from the groups they marginalized for centuries. As a result, some manner of karmic comeuppance is achieved. The latest example of this Bagger Vance-ing of inferred race relations is The Secret Life of Bees. Set in the percolating days of the Civil Rights Movement, this weepy feel-good sampling of you-go-girl saccharine has some real value. But it can't avoid the sugared-sap clichés that have helped to craft this particular motion picture subgenre.

Lily (Dakota Fanning) lives in rural South Carolina with her no-account abusive redneck daddy T. Ray (Paul Bettany) and the family housekeeper Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). Her mother died when she was very young, and the circumstances have haunted the young girl ever since. When President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1964 into law, Rosaleen decides to register. In the process, she is assaulted, beaten, and arrested. In a moment of opportunity, she escapes the police, and takes Lily out on the run. They wind up in the care of the Boatwright sisters -- August (Queen Latifah), June (Alicia Keys), and May (Sophie Okonedo). Successful beekeepers, their safe haven gives Lily a chance to face the demons from the past and plot a course for the future.

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Gina Prince Bythewood Saturday 13th September 2008 'The Secret Life of Bees' screening at the Urbanworld Film Festival 2008 - arrivals New York City, USA

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Love And Basketball Review


Weak
Of all of the projects for Spike Lee to attach his name onto, Love and Basketball may go down as one of the most idiotic. Lee produced this Hoop Dreams meets Romeo and Juliet love story and his largest mistake by far was to hand the position of director over to Gina Prince-Bythewood. Prince may have made four films, but she still hasn't gotten it quite right. And, from the looks of it, she won't be getting it right anytime soon.

Love and Basketball concerns Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan), a basketball loving girl who wants nothing more than to be the first woman in the NBA. Her next door neighbor, Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) is the son of a NBA player and wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and get some booty along the way. When he realizes (at about age 18) that the booty he has been wanting all along has been living next door, he quickly hooks up with her. Both find themselves going to USC and both find themselves on the USC basketball teams.

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Biker Boyz Review


Weak
Ever since I saw my first Ruff Ryders video on MTV that featured hip hop stars like DMX and Eve riding tricked-out motorcycles, I knew that a black biker trend was on its way. Then when I saw a group of black bikers hanging out on the side of the highway in North Carolina over Christmas, I knew it had arrived.

So it was really only a matter of time that a movie like Biker Boyz would be released, ripe to cash in on the fad of glammed-up, nitrous-powered high-speed bike racing. And judging from all the ads for Biker Boyz, it seemed like the motorbike fans would get just what they wanted: a Fast and the Furious on two wheels--plenty of explosions, crashes, tits, and dumb as a rock dialogue. I expected it so much that I was actually looking forward to that kind of experience with this film, but that's far from what the movie is.

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The Secret Life of Bees Movie Review

The Secret Life of Bees Movie Review

Caucasians, apparently, have no soul. Or heart. Or common sense. According to the movies, whenever...

Love and Basketball Movie Review

Love and Basketball Movie Review

Of all of the projects for Spike Lee to attach his name onto, Love and...

Biker Boyz Movie Review

Biker Boyz Movie Review

Ever since I saw my first Ruff Ryders video on MTV that featured hip hop...

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