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On Chicago’s South side, examining racially-motivated police violence and corruption frontally: “61st Street”

Series was executive-produced by Michael B. Jordan
Courtney B. Vance, Andrene Ward-Hammond and Tosin Cole

Police brutality. The one constant human rights violation in America. Executive-produced by Michael B. Jordan, the new AMC miniseries “61st Street” is a legal drama focusing on the rampant and racially-motivated police savagery that takes place on Chicago’s South side. Courtney B. Vance stars as veteran public defender Franklin Roberts, mere days from retirement (and suffering from cancer), ... more >

REVIEW | Stefano Sollima’s adaptation “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” takes almost everything from the novel and completely throws it out

New Republic Pictures / Midnight Radio / Outlier Society
Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith and Jamie Bell
Directed by Stefano Sollima

In Tom Clancy’s excellent 1993 novel “Without Remorse,” a former Navy Seal Vietnam Veteran named John Kelly loses his pregnant wife in a car accident, befriends a former prostitute, helps her kick drugs, and finds her murdered by her ex-pimp who almost kills Kelly as well. Seeking revenge by murdering pimps and drug dealers, Kelly decimates a drug ring, goes on a mission to rescue POWs and ... more >

Ryan Coogler to direct sequel to “Rocky”

Move over Italian stallion

Ryan Coogler, who directed "Fruitvale Station" (REVIEW) and Michael B. Jordan, the lead actor from the same film  ("Friday Night Lights"), may be teaming up again soon to make a spin-of of "Rocky," based on the Apollo Creed character and to be centered around the events that took place after "Rocky Balboa" (2006). Creed would therefore be the sequel to the "Rocky" saga. Jordan is to play Creed's ... more >

Fruitvale Station

Remembering Oscar Grant
Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz
Directed by Ryan Coogler

A film that created news on the festival circuit this year is Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station," due out this Friday. It is based on true events that occurred in the eponymous metro station in Oakland, Calif., namely, a violent tussle that led to an innocent man dying at the hands of the police. The events were captured via mobile phone camera by an eyewitness, footage of which is shown at the ... more >