Who Should Play the "Forgotten" Hero?
If Aquaman is the one member of the Justice League that late night talk show hosts and sketch comics like to pick on for having "useless" powers like breathing underwater and communicating with marine life, Martian Manhunter is the one that nobody picks on...or even mentions...ever. The "forgotten" member of the Justice League, Martian Manhunter has been a member of the super-team since they first gathered together in the pages of The Brave and the Bold #28 (Feb./Mar. 1960) and is actually the most powerful of them all, possessing all of Superman's abilities, plus telepathy, invisibility, phasing and shape-shifting.
Martian Manhunter has received wider recognition in recent years thanks to appearances in various animated series, video games, and in the Smallville: Absolute Justice TV movie (played by Phil Morris), but he is still the only member of the Justice League that does not have a live-action movie in development at Warner Bros. If Martian Manhunter does appear on the big screen, chances are it will be as part of the ensemble Justice League movie, which will definitely need an actor of color — when not battling global threats, Martian Manhunter frequently operates in disguise as an African-American police detective named John Jones — to lend some diversity to its roster of superheroes. Join us in our hunt to find the right man to play the Martian Manhunter.
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Posted 10.12.12 by BrentJS
The world lost a truly legendary entertainer when recording artist, actress and producer Whitney Houston passed away at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012, only two days after taking the stage in Hollywood to sing "Jesus Loves Me" with soul singer Kelly Price. Houston appeared poised for a comeback when she met her untimely demise, having recently been wrapped on director Salim Akil's musical drama, Sparkle, in which she played the role of a single mother living in Detroit, Michigan, during the '60s, whose daughter, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), is a musical prodigy and rising star. The movie opens this Friday and it will be dedicated to Houston.
In anticipation of the movie's release, Reelz is airing a special titled Sparkle: The Tribute that profiles the life and death of "The Voice" and offers an exclusive behind the scenes look at the movie through interviews with Jordin Sparks and several of the other cast members, including the men of Sparkle (watch the sneak peek above). We also walk the red carpet with the stars as they premiere Sparkle in New York and even manage to get some dance moves from choreographer Fatima Robinson. more about Sparkle >> Posted 08.15.12 by BrentJS
Fox Searchlight has announced that the bipoic of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., tentatively titled Notorious, will start production on March 24th.
The much publicized worldwide search for the actor to portray Christopher "Biggie" Wallace has landed on unknown Jamal Woolard, a Brooklyn native. Angela Bassett and Derek Luke will co-star and George Tillman, Jr. (Men of Honor, Soul Food) will direct.
Notorious will be released on January 16, 2009. Posted 03.06.08 by reelz