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Check Out 'Fruitvale Station' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Jan. 14

1/11/2014 6:49am EST
Fruitvale Station
In "Fruitvale Station," Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, wakes up on the morning of Dec. 31, 2008, and feels something in the air.

Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina and a better father to Tatiana, their beautiful four-year-old daughter.

Crossing paths with friends, family and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tr...

Michael B. Jordan Calls 'Fruitvale Station' A Timely Movie

7/25/2013 11:57am EDT
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New race drama "Fruitvale Station" couldn't have been released at a more poignant time, according to lead actor Michael B. Jordan.

The film centers on a young black man from Oakland, Calif., who is killed by transit cops. The movie was released on the eve of George Zimmerman's acquittal earlier this month. Zimmerman killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in February 2012, and Americans have been divided over the court's ruling.

Jordan is pleased that his film has started the conversation about race relations. He told Access Hollywood Live, "It was eerie timing. It shows that it's...

Octavia Spencer On Her New Movie 'Fruitvale Station'

7/15/2013 4:15pm EDT
Octavia Spencer at the premiere of Fruitvale Station
Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer has a new movie opening this week. Fruitvale Station has been the talk of many film festivals, since it premiered at Sundance and was acquired by The Weinstein Company. Spencer plays Wanda, the mother of Oscar Grant, who was killed in a tragic altercation with Bay Area police at a stop on the BART line as the film depicts. 

Now a household name because of The Help and her Oscar win for that movie, Spencer said she still finds it difficult to get roles in Hollywood. Writer/director Ryan Coogler’s debut film offered her a special one.

“I think [costar] M...

LA Film Fest 2013 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up'

6/24/2013 1:10pm EDT
La Film Fest 2013
Well, it’s that time folks – the end of "LA Film Fest 2013!"  We’ve had an amazing time, a great run and an insane amount of cool coverage (a whopping twelve articles and counting!) have gone up.  With everything from reviews to interviews, cool features to party coverage, we’ve been proud to be your one-stop shop for everything LA Film Fest this year!  As we always do here at we’re sending things off with a cool look at the Best of the Fest and this time there’s two final lists to check out.  Both father and son, Jason and Michael have tallied up their favs and below is their...

LA Film Fest 2013 - 'Reviews - Michael Goes Solo!'

6/19/2013 10:20am EDT
LAFF 2013
So the reviews today are el popo solo – meaning it’s father’s day.  (Better late then never?!)  So the elder Coleman Michael is going to take on the review duties for LA Film Fest 2013 today as he checks out some Gala, Documentary and The Beyond film action all by his lonesome.  Papa knows best – here are Michael's capsulated thoughts!



"Fruitvale Station" - There was no disappointment here as the film delivered on all counts showing why it was awarded prizes at both Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.  This is the cream of the LAFF crop for me so far and I was not wrong when I ...

Los Angeles Film Festival 2013 – 'What To See'

6/16/2013 1:26pm EDT
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French animation, a flick that was booed at Cannes and Harry Dean Stanton – welcome to LA Film Fest 2013!  Held once again in Downtown Los Angeles at LA Live from June 13 thru the June 23 (go to for details!), is once again covering all things film to bring you the gems and duds of the coolest and most prolific fest in LA.  We’re adding a few more mouths to the cinematic litter this year as not only will I be checking out the various flicks, Q&A’s and parties, but my movie father Michael Coleman will be my wingman this time out to give you readers and fans m...