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Weekly film and entertainment show featuring interviews, film reviews and topical movie information. "Reel Talk with Reel Celebrities on the BIG show!"

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The 3rd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television (BRATs)

Aug 2, 2019 01:26:00

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Join us as we celebrate the achievements of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora as we spotlight Black Excellence during the 3rd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television. With over 100 television shows and performances in contention from the major networks, cable and streaming services, 2019 was a banner year in television led by the record-breaking Netflix mini-series, When They See Us, which received 17 nominations. Find out if your favorite show or performance will receive top honors as we bring you the THIRD installment saluting Black Television . . . The Black Reel Awards for Television  

3rd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television Nominations

Jun 20, 2019 00:06:00

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Celebrating continued excellence in television and cable, the Third Annual Black Reel Awards nominations salute the best films and performances from the past year. Black Reel Awards founder Tim Gordon announces the nominations spotlighting TV Movies/Limited Series, Comedy, and Drama entries.

Keeping It Reel 364: Stefon Bristol

May 25, 2019 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, award-winning indie director and Spike Lee protege, Stefon Bristol will be our special guest to discuss his latest film the Netflix feature, See You Yesterday. And we'll introduce you to a friend and colleague from our Critical Movie Critics Network, Hannah Buchdahl, co-host of The Cinema Clash.  Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of this week films, including See You Yesterday, Booksmart and Aladdin all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!!!

Keeping It Reel 363: Ed Zwick

May 18, 2019 01:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, acclaimed filmmaker, director, and Academy Award-winning film and television producer Ed Zwick will be our special guest to discuss his latest film, Trial By Fire. In addition, this week is the FINAL episode of Games of Thrones, we'll preview the most anticipated series finale of the year. We'll also meet the May DC Filmmaker of the Month, DC native Falani Afrika. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of this week's latest releases, including The Sun is Also a Star, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 362: The Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

May 11, 2019 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, one of the most influential Hip-Hop groups of all-time, the Wu-Tang Clan tells their story in the Showtime documentary, Of Mics and Men. And, the JxJ Multi-Disciplinary Arts Festival launches this weekend and festival director Ilya Tovbis stops by to give us a preview. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of this week films, including The Hustle, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, and Tolkien all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!!!

Keeping It Reel 361: John Singleton Tribute

May 4, 2019 01:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, four-time Black Reel Award nominee Michael Ealy will join us to talk about his latest psychological thriller, The Intruder. Earlier this week, we lost a cinematic pioneer when eight-time Black Reel Award nominee John Singleton passed away. We'll examine his enduring legacy and place in the cinematic pantheon. The smoke has cleared and the largest opening weekend in motion picture history is now official. Where does the MCU go next after a gargantuan $356 million opening? Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films including Long Shot, The Intruder, and Avengers: Endgame all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 360: Marvel Edition (Avengers: Endgame)

Apr 27, 2019 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, all of the build-up and anticipation leads to this - the BIGGEST movie weekend of the year. It is the finals stand for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, how will the survivors defeat the Mad Titan, Thanos? Executive Producer, Trinh Tran will join us to talk Avengers: Endgame and we'll debate the Top Five Films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Plus, we'll have movie news and a review of the most-anticipated film of 2019, all on a special Marvel episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon  

Keeping It Reel 359: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Apr 20, 2019 00:52:00

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This week on the BIG show, star of such films such as Belle, Beyond the Lights, and Beauty and the Beast, Gugu Mbatha-Raw will be our special guest to talk about her latest film, Fast Color. In addition, the founder of FilmFest DC, Tony Gittens will also join us preview this year's fest.  Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Fast Color all on the this week's episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 358: Movie Cypher

Apr 13, 2019 01:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, we're in the dog days of April, two weeks before Avengers: Endgame. Today, we'll have a Movie Cypher, which includes topics such as BET's American Soul, Deadline Magazine's Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament, and people who express too much emotion at the movies. We'll also have movie news and reviews of the latest films, including Little all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 353: Mwiza Muthali

Mar 9, 2019 01:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, the New African Film Festival returns saluting the best films from the African continent. Festival organizer, Mwiza Muthali will stop by preview the fest. Plus, we'll meet the DC Filmmaker of the Month, Roshan Patel.  We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Captain Marvel all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 352: Oscar Recap

Mar 2, 2019 01:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, the Oscars are over and what a historic night it was for diversity in Hollywood. Joining us to share their perspectives are film critics Sherin Nicole and Kevin Sampson. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Greta, all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

19th Annual Black Reel Awards

Feb 8, 2019 01:42:00

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After a historic year for African-Americans and people of the African diaspora in film, the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) salute outstanding performances in films from the groundbreaking year of 2018. From 17 nominations from Black Panther, 14 nominations for If Beale Street Could Talk to 11 nods for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, last year in cinema featured FIVE films directed by African-Americans that crossed the $100 million dollar mark.  Join us as we celebrate and honor the year's outstanding films and performances in twenty-three categories during this awards announcement. Which films and performances will surge to the head of the class in this landmark year? Join us and find out!!!

Keeping It Reel 348: SAG Recap

Feb 2, 2019 01:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll recap the SAG Awards with film critic and special guest Jason Fraley of WTOP Radio. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of this week's new releases, including Miss Bala all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 347: Oscar Nomination Recap

Jan 26, 2019 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, guest host Charles Kirkland looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Oscar nominations with DC Film Life critic Michael Bryant. In addition, host Tim Gordon will check in from the Sundance Film Festival. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of this week's new releases, including Serenity and The Boy Who Would Be King all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 346: Kevin Sampson

Jan 19, 2019 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, our film tour continues as we recap the Critics Choice Awards and preview the Sundance Film Festival. In addition, film critic Kevin Sampson will join us to discuss several titles that are generating plenty of festival buzz. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of the this week's reviews, including Glass all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Keeping It Reel 345: Surviving R. Kelly

Jan 12, 2019 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll discuss the results of the Golden Globes Awards and preview the upcoming Critics Choice Awards taking place next week. In addition, Sherin Nicole will join us to discuss the after-effects of Surviving R. Kelly. We'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films, including The Upside all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 344: The 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2019

Jan 5, 2019 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, the holiday season is over and we'll take a look at the 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2019. We'll also preview the first major award show of the season, the Golden Globes. In addition, we'll meet the DC Filmmaker of the Month. Plus, we'll also have movie news and more on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon 

Keeping It Reel 343: Best and Worst Films of 2018

Dec 29, 2018 01:02:00

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This week on the BIG show, it is the final show of the year and we take a look back at the Best and Worst moments in Film for the year. Show contributor Charles Kirkland will join me as recap the year in all in both it its splendor and cinematic pain. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films, including If Beale Street Can Talk, On the Basis of Sex, and Vice all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 342: Barry Jenkins

Dec 22, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, Oscar-winning director, Barry Jenkins joins us to discuss his upcoming film, If Beale Street Could Talk. In addition, Green Book is under siege with star Mahershala Ali in the crosshairs, Charles Kirkland and I will talk about the controversy. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films, including Mary Poppins and Bumblebee all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 341: Kiki Layne

Dec 15, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, the star of the upcoming film, If Beale Street Could Talk, Kik Layne will stop by.  Award Season is in underway and this week we'll discuss the Black Reel Award nominations. Plus, we'll meet the December DC Filmmaker of the Month, Sareen Hairabedian. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Mary: Queen of Scots, and Once Upon a Deadpool all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

19th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Dec 13, 2018 00:13:00

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Join us for the announcement of the distinguished films and nominees that will make up the Class of '19 as we honor and celebrate Black Film Excellence and Achievement with the announcement of the nominees for the 19th Annual Black Reel Awards. Find out which films and performers will will be chosen to compete for our top honors.

Keeping It Reel 340: Award Season Update

Dec 8, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, it is award season overload and we will discuss all of the nominations, including the Golden Globes, WAFCA, BFCA, as well as the Black Reel Awards. Joining us will be a trio of film critics, Travis Hopson, Wison Morales, and Charles Kirkland. We'll have entertainment news and there are NO new movies to review this week but we'll have all of that and more on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

2018 WAFCA Awards

Dec 3, 2018 00:33:00

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After a year of Hollywood blockbusters and game-changing dramas, the time has come to spotlight the best films of the year. The 17th Annual WAFCA Awards will celebrate the best films of the year as we announce our winners for too honors. Which films will hear their names called? Will A Star Is Born sparkle? Will The Favourite be that for voters? Will Roma break out from the Foreign-Language category to the cinematic too spot? Will Green Book or If Beale Street Could Talk garner awards momentum? Tune in as WAFCA President Tim Gordon and voting members of the group discuss the spotlight this year's winners.

Keeping It Reel 339: Ella Hunt

Dec 1, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, we welcome the star of the of the audacious holiday tale, the Christmas zombie musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, Ella Hunt. The awards season voting begins this weekend and the editor-and-chief of Awards Circuit, Clayton Davis will stop by to break down the films and performances we’ll talk about for the next few months. Plus, we’ll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Favourite all on Episode 338 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 338: Ella Hunt

Dec 1, 2018 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, we welcome the star of the of the audacious holiday tale, the Christmas zombie musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, Ella Hunt. The awards season voting begins this weekend and the editor-and-chief of Awards Circuit, Clayton Davis will stop by to break down the films and performances we’ll talk about for the next few months. Plus, we’ll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Favourite all on Episode 338 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 338: Simone Missick

Nov 24, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, it's Thanksgiving and we'll look at our favorite Turkey classics. Plus, we'll sit down with our special guest Simone Missick who will discuss her latest indie drama, Jinn. We'll also have movie news and reviews of the latest films, including Ralph Breaks the Internet, the aforementioned Jinn, and Creed II all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 337: Mahershala Ali

Nov 17, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will stop by to discuss Green Book and director Steven Caple, Jr. steps into the Rocky universe with Creed II. After over four decades, the lost Aretha Franklin recording, Amazing Grace, finally sees the light of day. We'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Widows, A Private War, and the aforementioned Amazing Grace all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 336: Rich Moore & Phil Johnston

Nov 10, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, the filmmakers behind the animated comedy, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. The composer of Green Book, Kris Bowers will also join us. Plus, we’ll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Overlord, The Grinch, and The Front Runner all on Episode 336 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 335: Horror Classics

Nov 3, 2018 01:13:00

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This week on the BIG show, it's Halloween Weekend and we'll discuss my favorite Horror Classics. Plus, filmmaker Tyler Perry and Tiffany Haddish will stop by to talk about the new comedy, Nobody's Fool and newcomer Shamier Anderson will also be our guest to talk about the indie darling, Love Jacked. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Suspira and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms all on Episode 335 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 334: Diane Warren

Oct 27, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, the woman once described as "the most important songwriters in the world," Diane Warren will be our guest to discuss her distinguished career. Plus, as award season commences, we'll talk about the impact that major fall film festivals will have in shaping the race. In addition, we'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Hunter Killer, Love Jacked, and Can You Ever Forgive Me on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 333: Sheila Johnson & Susan Koch

Oct 20, 2018 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, Fall has officially arrived and it's time for one of our favorite film fests, the Middleburg Film Festival. We'll sit down with the Festival Founder Sheila Johnson and Executive Director of the fest, filmmaker Susan Koch. Entering its sixth year, The Middleburg Film Festival has evolved into one of the biggest festivals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Businesswoman, philanthropist, sports owner, and film producer Johnson has been the driving force behind building the popular festival. Along with documentary filmmaker Koch, they have established the Middleburg Film Festival into one of the most popular festivals in the country. In addition, we’ll have entertainment news and review of the latest films including Halloween and Beautiful Boy all on Episode 333 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 332: Charneice Fox

Oct 13, 2018 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, we’ll meet the DC Filmmaker of the Month, Charneice Fox and find out what next for this local auteur. In addition, one of Hollywood’s premier boutique film studios, Annapurna is undergoing a major shakeup and filmmakers are getting nervous. We will look at their upcoming slate and find out if where there is smoke there is fire. Plus, we will have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including 22 July, First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale all on Episode 332 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 331: Regina Hall

Oct 6, 2018 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, DC native and actress Regina Hall will be our special guest to talk about her role in the upcoming film, The Hate U Give. Best known for her lead role as Brenda Meeks in the Scary Movie film series, Hall has appeared on numerous television series, most prominently in a recurring role on the comedy series Ally McBeal, as well as films such as The Best Man, and its sequel The Best Man Holiday, Love & Basketball, Think Like a Man and its sequel Think Like a Man Too, About Last Night, and Girls Trip. Also, imagine Gwyneth Paltrow in Titanic; Emma Watson in La La Land, or Michael B. Jordan in Straight Outta Compton? We’ll discuss Celebrities Who Turned Down Major Movie Roles. Plus we’ll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including aforementioned The Hate U Give, Venom and A Star is Born all on Episode 331 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 330: Anthony Ramos

Sep 29, 2018 01:08:00

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This week on the BIG show, actor Anthony Ramos will be our special guest to discuss his roles in both Monsters and Men, as well as A Star is Born. Plus, show correspondent guest hosts the show and talks the incarceration of Bill Cosby with iHeart Radio's Mike Bryant. In addition, we'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films, including Smallfoot and Night School all on Episode 330 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 329: TT Stern-Enzi

Sep 22, 2018 01:17:00

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This week on the BIG show, film festival programmer and film critic, TT Stern-Enzi will join us to talk about about the upcoming Over-the-Rhine Film Festival in Cincinnati. Plus, we'll examine LeBron James teaming up with Wakanda's Finest, recap the Emmy Awards, and examine a former SNL star who goes NUCLEAR on some of the show's most popular stars, past and present. In addition, we'll have entertainemnt news and reviews of the latest films, including Life Itself and the House with a Clock in Its Wall all on Episode 329 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 328: Keegan Michael Key & Thomas Jane

Sep 15, 2018 01:17:00

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This week on the BIG show, actors Keegan Michael-Key and Thomas Jane join us to discuss their experiences making The Predator. The two stars, who share an amazing chemistry in the film, also discuss how their differences off-screen helped their on-screen personas. Plus, we’ll discuss celebrated Black Reel Award-winning television producer Kenya Barris’ stunning exit from ABC and his $100 million deal with Netflix in the Variety cover story, "Why I Quit Disney." In addition, we’ll have entertainment news and review of the latest films including A Boy, A Girl, A Dream, A Simple Favor and the aforementioned The Predator all on Episode 328  of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. . . 

Keeping It Reel 327: Straight Crankin'

Sep 8, 2018 01:17:00

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This week on a very special episode of the BIG show, we salute the signature sound that was created and nurtured in here in the Nation’s Capitol, Go-Go music as we discuss the upcoming premiere of the documentary, Straight Crankin.’ In addition, we'll take a look at several major film festivals, Venice, Telluride, and Toronto and how each is playing a role in shaping this year's awards season. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Peppermint on Episode 327 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 326: Fall Movie Preview

Sep 1, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, as the Summer Movie Season comes to a close, we turn our attention to the award season as we preview the Fall Movie Season. From anticipated dramas such as A Star Is Born, The First Man to The Hate U Give and other favorites, show correspondent Charles Kirkland will join us to break down the must-see films this fall. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Kin, The Little Stranger, and Operation Finale on Episode 326 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 325: Summer Box Office Report Card

Aug 25, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, show correspondent Charles Kirkland guest hosts and is joined by colleague and fellow show correspondent, Ignorant Bliss' Julian Lytle to discuss the Summer Movie Box Office Report Card. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including The Happytime Murders all on Episode 325 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 324: Aretha Franklin Tribute

Aug 18, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, documentary filmmaker Steven Maing will stop by to discuss his latest film, Crime + Punishment. In addition, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has passed at the age of 76. We examine her life and tremendous legacy with critics Julian Lytle and Charles Kirkland. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Crazy Rich Asians on Episode 324 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 323: Kevin Sampson

Aug 11, 2018 01:06:00

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This week on the BIG show, independent Black film arrives in the Nation's Capitol and the founder and festival director of the DC Black Film Festival, Kevin Sampson will be our special guest to discuss the highlights and programming that will await audiences. Plus, the Academy Awards announced several major changes and show correspondent, Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com will join us to talk about what they will mean moving forward. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, The Meg and BlackkKlansman all on Episode 323 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

2nd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television Awards

Aug 9, 2018 01:48:00

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Join us for a night of Black Excellence in Television as FAAAF showcases the 2nd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television. Led by Queen Sugar's record-breaking 14 nominations in the Drama categories and 10 in the comedy categories for Atlanta, find out which of your favorites will take home the BRATs top honors this year. We hope to see you there!!!

Keeping It Reel 322: John David Washington

Aug 4, 2018 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, acting royalty, John David Washington stops by to talk about his lead role in the latest Spike Lee joint, BlackkKlansman. The son of two-time Oscar winner, Denzel Washington, J.D. is carving his own path with four films slated for release this year, including his lead role in the Grand Prix winner of this year's Cannes Film Festival. Plus, the founders of the Martha Vineyard’s African-American Film Festival, Stephanie and Floyd Rance will be our special guests to talk about the 16th Annual film retreat in Oak Bluffs. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films, including The Spy Who Dumped Me and Christopher Robin all on Episode 322 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 321: Mission: Impossible - Fallout Premiere

Jul 28, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, we bring you highlights from the Red Carpet from the U.S. premiere of the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Fallout. The cast of the 20th-highest-grossing film series of all time, Oscar-winning mega-star Tom Cruise, Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Rebecca Ferguson, and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) will join us to share their stories of working together and the impact the series has the public's imagination. Plus, the co-writer of the biographical crime film and winner of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix Award, BlackkKlansman, Kevin Willmott will be our special guest to discuss working with Spike Lee and the process of bringing Ron Stallworth's bizarre story to the big screen. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films, including the aforementioned Mission: Impossible - Fallout on Episode 321 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 320: The 10th Anniversary of The Dark Knight

Jul 21, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, it is the tenth anniversary of the film that changed movies and the Oscars forever, The Dark Knight. Show contributor Charles Kirkland will be our guest as he shares his insight on this monumental achievement. Plus, WBAI-FM film critic, Mike Sargent will share his thoughts on the Summer Movie season. In addition, we’ll have entertainment news, and reviews of the latest films, including, Blindspotting, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and The Equalizer 2, all on Episode 320 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 319: Markette Sheppard

Jul 14, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, educator, actress and playwright, Bathsheba Smithen joins us to discuss her upcoming one-woman play, From Divorce to Restoration.  Plus, Emmy-Award winning host from the WUSA-9 TV's, Great Day Washington, Markette Sheppard will also stop by to talk films and summer fun. In addition, we’ll have entertainment news, and a review of the latest film, Skyscraper, all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 318: Boots Riley

Jul 7, 2018 01:06:00

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This week on the BIG show, frontman for the underground hip-hop group, The Coup and one of the most charismatic new filmmakers entering the game, Boots Riley stops by to talk about his much buzzed about absurdist comedy, film, Sorry To Bother You.  In addition, we’ll have entertainment news, and reviews of the latest films, including, Gotti, Leave No Trace, The First Purge, Ant-Man & The Wasp, and the aforementioned Sorry to Bother You, all on Episode 318 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 317: Ben Foster

Jun 30, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with my actor Ben Foster, who will talk about his latest film, Leave No Trace.  Foster has displayed his considerable range in a host of films ranging from The Punisher, X-Men: The Last Stand, Alpha Dog, The Messenger, Pandorum, The Mechanic, Contraband, Kill Your Darlings, Lone Survivor, The Program, to Hell or High Water, Plus, we’ll have a conversation about the best of the best, the cinematic “GOATs” with film critic, Charles Kirkland. In addition, Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales will stop by to give us entertainment news, and we'll review of the latest films, including the geriatric basketball comedy, Uncle Drew, all on Episode 317 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.. . .   

Keeping It Reel 316: Julian Lytle

Jun 23, 2018 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, summer is officially here and we’ll have plenty of heat in the studio as one of my favorite guests, culture critic and illustrator Julian Lytle stops by to talk upcoming hip-hop releases, old skool favorites, and much more. The host of the Ignorant Bliss podcast, Lytle is a true hip-hop head as well as the creator of the comic series, Ants.   Plus, we’ll have entertainment news with Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com, and reviews of the latest films, including season two of Luke Cage, Upgrade and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, all on Episode 316 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 315: Michelle Weaver & Will Catlett (Love Is)

Jun 16, 2018 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, we talk with cast members from the upcoming new show from creator Mara Brock Akil, Love Is, co-stars Michelle Weaver and Will Catlett. Modeled after the relationship of show creator, Mara Brok Akil and her husband, Salim Akil, Love Is is the next great drama from the OWN network. In addition, guest host Charles Kirkland will sit down with Lakefront Film Fest Director, Tim Gordon.  Plus, we’ll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Superfly, Tag, and Incredibles 2, all on Episode 315 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

2nd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television Nomination Announcement

Jun 14, 2018 00:33:00

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Join us as film executive and founder of FAAAF, Tim Gordon announces the nominations for the 2nd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television (BRATs). Which returning shows will receive nominations in the Drama, Comedy, and TV Movie or Limited Series categories? Which freshman shows will break through and receive acknowledgement this year. Find out if your favorite show made the cut as we unveil the nominees for the 2nd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television.        

Keeping It Reel 314: Sterling K. Brown & Brian Tyree Henry

Jun 9, 2018 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, we talk with best friends as well as co-stars of the futuristic crime-thriller, Hotel Artemis, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner, Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) and Emmy Award and Tony-nominated actor, Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta). Plus, we'll unveil the films selected for the upcoming Lakefront Film Fest. In addition, Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com will join us for entertainment news and we'll have reviews of the latest films, including Oceans Eight, Hereditary, and the aforementioned Hotel Artemis, all on Episode 314 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 313: Richard Wesley

Jun 2, 2018 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, Black Reel Award-winning playwright, and screenwriter, Richard Wesley will join us to talk about his revolutionary and historic career. Wesley wrote the first two of the Sidney Poitier/Bill Cosby buddy comedies, Uptown Saturday Night and Let's Do It Again. Wesley discusses how the code he learned in the streets of Newark helped him create his cult classics, working with Poitier, and how the hip-hop community has embraced the films. In addition, we’ll have entertainment news with Wilson Morales and reviews of the latest films, including Adrift all on Episode 313 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 56 : Dolly Turner

May 28, 2018 00:25:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations (from Sundance), we sit down producer Dolly Turner whose short film, Alone, made shortlist of 10 short documentaries. Alone, shot in lustrous black and white, focuses on Aloné Watts, a young woman who agrees to marry her boyfriend, despite the fact that he is behind bars. Turner will share her experience in assisting Garrett Bradley to fulfill his mission, all on episode 56 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 312: Donald Glover

May 26, 2018 01:10:00

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This week on the BIG show, multi-talented actor, comedian, writer, director, record producer, singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ, Donald Glover will be our special guest as he prepares for the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Glover co-stars as the young Lando Calrissian in the latest standalone Star Wars origin story. This, in addition to creating the award-winning comedy, Atlanta. Plus, as we sail into the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, we’ll share our Top Fifteen Military Films. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Solo: A Star Wars Story, all on Episode 312 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 311: Zazie Beetz

May 19, 2018 01:09:00

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This week on the BIG show, the next huge superhero film invades theaters this weekend when Deadpool 2 opens and the breakout star of the film, Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) joins us to talk about her "lucky" turn. Show correspondent Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) sits down with the burgeoning Beetz to talk about her joining the comic superhero universe. Plus film critic and radio executive Sherin Nicole stops by to discuss how much longer the comic superhero phenomenon will continue to rule the box-office and we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Deadpool 2 and Terminal all on Episode 311 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 310: Top Mother's Day Movies

May 12, 2018 01:09:00

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This week on the BIG show, it’s Mother’s Day Weekend and we’ll celebrate moms by running down our list of the Top Movies for Mother’s Day as The Movie Mom, Nell Minow will stop by to share her favorites. From The Imitation of Life, Terms of Endearment, Claudine, and a host of others, Minow will discuss the motherhood experience in cinema and give you a list of which of her favorites you should watch this weekend. In addition, we’ll have entertainment news from Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales and reviews of the latest films, including two new films spotlighting Mother's love in both Breaking In and Life of the Party all on Episode 310 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 309: To "Infinity" and BEYOND

May 5, 2018 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, the Marvel film takeover is in full effect and this week marks the beginning of the Summer Movie Season. Film critic, Charles Kirkland (DC Film Life) stops by to talk about how high, Avengers: Infinity War will soar, Kanye West is talking reckless, and the chipping away of Bill Cosby’s legacy. Plus, we will have entertainment news with Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) and reviews of the latest films, including Tully, all on Episode 309 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 308: Samira Wiley

Apr 28, 2018 01:06:00

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This week on the BIG show, for ten years Marvel has been building toward a huge showdown featuring all of its heroes and their latest, Avengers: Infinity War marks the culmination of years of hard work. The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), finds the Earth's Mightiest Heroes meeting their most formidable foe, the Mad Titan, Thanos. In addition, we sit down with one of the stars of the Emmy-winning drama, The Handmaid’s Tale, Samira Wiley as she previews the second season of the show. Plus, we will have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including, Kings and the aforementioned Avengers: Infinity War all on Episode 308 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 307: Summer Movie Preview

Apr 21, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, it's summer, summertime is here and it's time for our annual Summer Movie Preview show. BFCA and WAFCA film critics and colleagues Travis Hopson (Punch Drunk Critics) and Jason Fraley (WTOP-FM) stop by to let you know which films you should definitely see, may be worth your time, or simply may surprise and become this season's sleeper hits. In addition, Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) will give us entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including The Rider, I Feel Pretty, and Traffik all on Episode 307 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 306: Tony Gilroy

Apr 14, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, Oscar-nominated writer Tony Gilroy will be our special guest. The writer responsible for the first four films in the Jason Bourne series, also wrote Michael Clayton and Star Wars: Rouge One discusses his latest film, Beirut, and his storied career. In addition, we will have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including the animal adventure, Rampage, all on Episode 306 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 305: MLK 50

Apr 7, 2018 01:04:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we examine how the world paused to remember the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his assassination. We'll also look at the Five Best Portrayals of Dr. King on stage or screen.  Plus, we'll sit down with writer/director Deon Taylor to discuss his upcoming thriller, Traffik. We'll also have entertainment news from Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) and reviews of the latest films, including A Quiet Place, Finding Your Feet, and Blockers all on Episode 305 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 304: The Rebirth of Tyler Perry

Mar 31, 2018 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, it's Easter Weekend and we'll talk about the premiere of the upcoming documentary of the civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in King in the Wilderness. Also, Tyler Perry's latest film, Acrimony, hits theaters and we'll look at the rebirth of the polarizing director,. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the this week's new releases, including mega-director Steven Spielberg's latest, Ready Player One. We'll have all of that and more on Episode 304 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping Reel 303: The Power of the Panther

Mar 24, 2018 01:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, the historic run of Black Panther winds down this weekend and we spend much of the show paying homage to Marvel's mega-hit. We welcome Forbes.com contributing writer Scott Mendelson to discuss why "Black Panther should Terrify Hollywood," and the 6th Annual Annapolis Film Festival kicks off this week and Director of Programming, Derek Horne stops by to give us a preview. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews, including Pacific Rim, and much more all on Episode 303 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 302: Maryanne Culpepper

Mar 17, 2018 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, we talk film festivals with Maryanne Culpepper of the DC Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capitol and a recap of the New African Film Festival, with film critic Charles Kirkland of the DC Film Life. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Tomb Raider, on Episode 302 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

The 18th Annual Black Reel Awards

Feb 23, 2018 01:57:00

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The biggest night in Black Film happens tonight as we celebrate and announce the winners of the 18th Black Reel Awards. Join us as we honor the best and brightest of film from 2017. Pacing the field with 12 nominations, Jordan Peele's Get Out was a critical and cultural touchstone that resonated with film audiences all year. Other notable films that will be represented this evening is Malcolm Lee's hilarious comedy, Girls Trip, Dee Rees' adaptation of Hilary Jordan's book, Mudbound, the powerful re-telling of the brutal incident at the Algiers Motel depicted in Detroit, and an early look at a future Supreme Court Justice in Reginald Hudlin's drama, Marshall. We'll also salute this year's Special Achievement Honorees, Cicely Tyson, Spike Lee, Jordan Peelle and Oprah Winfrey all during the 18th Annual Black Reel Awards . . . 

The 1st Annual Black Reel Awards for Television (BRATs) Announcement

Aug 4, 2017 02:27:00

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Since the inception of the Black Reel Awards in 2000, television categories have always been combined with film in a single awards presentation. That process ends this year as the Foundation for Augmentation of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) has created a spin-off awards presentation for outstanding television achievement for African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. There are a strong group of nominees vying for top prizes in Dramatic, Comedy, and TV Movies/Limited series categories including Black*ish (10 nominations), The New Edition Story (9 nominations), Marvel's Luke Cage (8 Nominations), as well as both Empire and Insecure (7 nominations each).  Which films will taste Black Reel Awards glory? Tune in and find out . . .  

1st Annual Black Reel Awards for Television Nominations

Jun 15, 2017 00:28:00

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We kick off the start of a new era as we announce the nominations for the inaugural Black Reel Awards for Television. After nearly twenty years of celebrating the best films and performances in film, the Foundation for the Augmentation of African Americans in Film will annually spotlight the best television performances and series on both network and cable. Tune in to find out which shows or movies will be a part of our landmark first class of honorees. 

Keeping It Reel 301: The DC Caribbean Film Festival

Jun 10, 2017 01:03:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we preview the upcoming DC Caribbean Film Festival. Our special guest will festival programmer and talk show host, Mwiza Munthali, who will break down the what will be featured during the four-day fest. Plus, one week after a historic opening,, we'll sit down with talk show host and comic book guru, Julian Lytle, to talk about the long-term significance of what the success of Wonder Woman means for diversity in the comic superhero universe. We'll have all that and more on Episode 301 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 300: Gabriela Cowperthewaite

Jun 9, 2017 01:14:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we sit down with filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthewaite, who talks about her upcoming film, Meagan Leavey. Cowperthewaite discusses working on another film with an animal and which filmmakers inspire her. Plus, we'll review several new films, including The Mummy, My Cousin Rachel, Band Aid, and Meagan Leavey. We'll have all of that and more on Episode 300 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 299: Oscar Predictions

Feb 25, 2017 01:08:00

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We are less than 72 hours away from Hollywood's biggest night and the BIG show is talking Oscars. We will dissect and analyze the contenders, including which films and performers are rising and which ones are taking a step back. Joining us to discuss the festivities will be film critics Nell Minow (Beliefnet), Kristen Page-Kirby (The Washington Post), Eli Savada (Film International) and Wilson Morales (Blackfilm). Find out which who has the best chance to emerge victorious at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

Conversations 58: Amma Assante

Feb 18, 2017 00:31:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with British filmmaker, Amma Assante. a screenwriter, film director, and former actress, whose debuted with the 2004 film, A Way of Life. She followed that film up with the period-drama, Belle in 2013. Assante’s latest film, A United Kingdom tells the story of the true-life romance between Sir Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams Khama. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike portray Seretse and Ruth, respectively. We'll talk about her latest film and a whole lot more on episode 58 of Conversations.

17th Annual Black Reel Awards

Feb 17, 2017 02:04:00

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It is that time again for our annual celebration of African-American, as well as performances from the African diaspora, as we present the 17th Annual Black Reel Awards. Launched in 2000, the Black Reel Awards have awarded over 1,000 nominees and 400 winners in independent, feature, and television film. This year, the awards will introduce several new categories, including World Cinema, as they honor the best in Black cinema across the globe. Nominated for 13 Black Reel Awards, will Moonlight have a historic night? Will nine-time Television nominee, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime be formidable? Tune in to see if your favorites hear their names called during the 17th Annual Black Reel Awards!!!!  

Conversations 57: Christine Turner

Jan 21, 2017 00:21:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations (from Sundance), we sit down writer/director Christine Turner who will share her experiences with her debut short film, Hold On. In Turner's story, family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning. She'll talk about the generational divide, the elderly and her inspiration, all on episode 57 of Conversations.  

Conversations 55: Russell Williams II

Jan 17, 2017 01:11:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with two-time Oscar winner, Russell Williams II to break down the major categories prior to the announcement of the Academy Awards on January 24th. Williams shares his experience going through the process as we talk about the key acting, directing, screenwriting and the top prize: Best Picture. We'll have all of that on episode 55 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 298 : 2017 Sundance Film Festival Preview

Jan 13, 2017 01:11:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we are less than a week away from the kickoff of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in scenic Park City, Utah. With over 250 films from around the world being shown at this global celebration of independent and world film, Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics will stop by to take a look at some of the ones that you may hear about later this year. Plus, we'll have reviews of all the latest films opening in theaters, including 20th Century Women, Patriot's Day and They Live By Night all on Episode 298 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 54: Kevin Costner

Jan 7, 2017 00:24:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Costner sits down with us to talk about his work in Hidden Figures. In the film, Costner portrays NASA bigwig Al Harrison, who supervises the film's principal character, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson). Costner discusses crafting the role to fit his specifications and the challenges of working in Hollywood. We'll have that and more on Episode 54 of Conversations.  

Keeping It Reel 297: Pharrell

Jan 6, 2017 01:04:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, singer-songwriter, rapper, and record and film producer, as well as super-beatmaker Pharrell Williams will be our special guest to discuss his involvement with the film, Hidden Figures. Plus, we'll look at some of the most anticipated years of the year and we'll also review this week's new releases, Martin Scorcese's passion project, Silence and the poignant drama, A Monster Calls all on Episode 297 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 296: The Cast of Fences

Dec 30, 2016 01:11:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we sit down with several castmembers of the acclaimed Black Reel Award nominated film, Fences, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Jovan Adepo to discuss their experience working on August Wilson's signature masterpiece. Plus, we'll about the misinterpretation of a couple of popular films, including Collateral Beauty and Passengers, as well as review several current films, including Lion, Hidden Figures, and Fences, all on episode 296 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Conversations 53: Joi McMillian

Dec 29, 2016 00:29:00

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Today on the latest edition of Conversation, we sit down with the co-editor of Moonlight, Joi McMillian. Nominated for 13 Black Reel Awards, there is strong buzz that McMillan could hear her name called as the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award next month. Over the past ten years, McMillian has worked on a multitude of projects in anonymity before getting her big chance with the soon-to-be Oscar nominated film. She shares her journey, working with director Barry Jenkins, how she discovered her passion in a non-traditional position in Hollywood and what's up next for this "overnight success" all on episode 53 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 295: The Birth of A Nation

Oct 7, 2016 00:33:00

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Nine months after it shook the Sundance Film Festival to this core, The Birth of A Nation, finally arrives in theaters, nationwide. On the latest episode of the BIG show, we'll talk about this film and the controversy that has swirled around it for the past couple of months. In addition, we'll also review several new movies in theaters, including American Honey, Denial, and The Girl on the Train all on Episode 295 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 294: Luke Cage

Sep 29, 2016 00:33:00

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The latest show in Netflix's Marvel cinematic universe, Luke Cage, is set to debut this Friday. Show correspondent, Wilson Morales will join me to discuss what is described as "one of the most culturally-important superheroes series" from Marvel. We're talking about the 'Power Man,' Harlem's Hero, Luke Cage all day on Episode 294 of the BIG show, Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Keeping It Reel 290: Top 10 Graduation Movies

May 13, 2016 01:06:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, college and high school seniors are preparing for the next phase of their lives and we'll take a look at their experience as we discuss the Top 10 Graduation Movies. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Money Monster, Last Days in the Desert and A Bigger Splash all on Episode 290 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversation 52: The Russo Brothers | Captain America: Civil War

May 7, 2016 00:32:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the architects of the most-anticipated Summer movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War, Anthony and Joe Russo. They'll talk about the final film in the Captain America franchise and the direction they see Marvel moving forward in the near future. Plus, we'll also review Civil War on Episode 52 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 289: Purple Reign - Prince Remembered

Apr 30, 2016 01:39:00

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One week after the untimely passing of Prince Rodgers Nelson, we took a look back at his extraordinary career and impact on his musical peers. Plus, we'll look back at the best and worst films of the Spring movie season as we prepare to launch the Summer movie season next week. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films, including Keanu all on Episode 289 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 288: Liza Johnson

Apr 22, 2016 01:15:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we sit down with director Liza Johnson to discuss her latest film, Elvis & Nixon. In a candid conversation, Johnson shares her love for Michael Shannon's work as well as her disdain for being known simply as a "woman director." Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Nina, Sing Street, and The Huntsman: Winter's War all on Episode 288 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 287: Malcolm D. Lee

Apr 15, 2016 01:17:00

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This week on the BIG show, Black Reel Award nominated television/film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, Malcolm D. Lee will join us to talk about his latest film, Barbershop: The Next Cut. Also, former Ellen DJ, Tony Okungbowa will also stop by to talk about starring in the lyrical love drama, Echo Park. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Jungle Book and The Dark Horse as well as a tribute to rapper/lyricist Guru of Gang Starr fame all on Episode 287 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 286: Tony Gittens

Apr 8, 2016 01:11:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, The 30th Anniversary of FilmFest DC kicks off soon and the founder of the fest, Tony Gittens will be our special guest to talk about the celebration of international films that will come to the Nation's Capitol. Plus, Don Cheadle's Miles Davis passion project, Miles Ahead is released during Jazz Appreciation Month and we'll salute the iconic musician. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including The Boss on episode 286 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 285: 20th Anniversary of Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite

Apr 3, 2016 01:22:00

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Today on a special edition of the BIG show, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of a classic album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. We’ll listen to Maxwell, in his own words, plus listen to songs from landmark album that was a game-changer for R&B music. Have a seat and relax as we take you back to 1996 and the birth of a classic on Episode 285 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Keeping It Reel 284: 25th Anniversary of The Five Heartbeats

Apr 1, 2016 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, we salute the 25th Anniversary of the cult-classic musical drama, The Five Heartbeats. Released in March 1991, writer/director Robert Townsend's musical love letter tells the story of a quintet of hopeful young African American men in the 1960s who form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. We'll talk about the film's impact and spotlight the music from this classic. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Midnight Special, all on Episode 284 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 283: Morris Chestnut

Mar 25, 2016 01:05:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we welcome Morris Chestnut from the hot medical drama, Rosewood. Winning rave reviews for his role as pathologist, Dr. Beaumont "Rosie" Rosewood, Jr., Chestnut talks about his break from feature films and gives his thoughts on The Best Man Wedding. Plus, one of the most anticipated films of the year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, opens in theaters this weekend. We'll talk about this historic pairing of the oldest and most recognizable figures in comics. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on Episode 283 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 282: Melissa Rauch

Mar 18, 2016 01:09:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with the star of the upcoming raunchy sports comedy, The Bronze, Melissa Rauch. She'll talk about the genesis of the comedy, which premiered as the opening night film at the Sundance Film Festival. Plus, we'll discuss the films of the New African Film Festival. Spotlighting 21 films from 17 countries from the African continent, NAFF celebrates the rich culture and tradition of the "Motherland." We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of this week's new releases, including The Bronze and Miracles from Heaven, all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

The 16th Annual Black Reel Awards

Feb 19, 2016 01:49:00

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Join us as we honor and celebrate Black Film excellence with the 16th Annual Black Reel Awards. Since 2000, the Black Reel Awards have annually honored African-American Film Achievement in three disciplines: feature, television, and independent film. Paced by both Straight Outta Compton and Creed with nine nominations apiece and Bessie's six nominations on the television side, this year's contests for top Black Reel Awards honors should be highly contested. We'll unveil this year's winners and find out which film will headline the "Class of '16" beginning at 8pm.

Keeping It Reel 281 : Top Ten Valentines Day Movies

Feb 12, 2016 01:11:00

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This week on the BIG show, there is love in the air and today we'll get you in the mood as we unveil our Top Ten Valentine's Day movies. Plus, we'll preview some of the favorites for the 16th Annual Black Reel Awards. We'll also have entertainment news and movie reviews, including Deadpool, How To Be Single and Zoolander 2. We'll have all that and more on Episode 281 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

16th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Dec 17, 2015 00:12:00

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The Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) will present the 16th Annual Black Reel Award nominations celebrated African-American film achievement. Which films will compete for our industry's top prizes? Join us as we announce the nominees LIVE beginning at 10am.

14th Annual WAFCA Awards Announcement

Dec 8, 2015 00:32:00

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The nominations have been announced, the votes have been counted and it is time to find out which films and performers take home top prizes from the critics of the Nation's Capitol. Join us as we announce the winners of the 14th Annual WAFCA Awards, hosted by WAFCA President Tim Gordon and member critic, Travis Hopson. We'll unveil all the winners beginning at 8am.

Keeping It Reel 280: 15 Funniest Black Comedy Screenplays

Nov 13, 2015 01:16:00

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This week on the BIG show, on the heels of the WGA East releases their list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays, we respond with our list of the 15 Funniest African-American Screenplays. Find out which popular writer/actor dominated the list, plus we'll review several movies this week featuring actors and filmmakers with awards aspirations. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and a whole lot more on Episode 280 of Keeping it Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 279: Chiraq / Bond 24

Nov 6, 2015 01:02:00

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This week on the BIG show, writer/director Spike Lee's upcoming film, Chiraq gets the star treatment one month before it's release. We'll introduce the trailer and our thoughts on Lee's latest "joint." Plus, in anticipation of the 24th film from British super-spy, James Bond, we'll take a look back at our favorite Bond actors and Top Five Bond Films. In addition, we'll also have reviews on a slew of new and currently in theater releases including Spectre, Burnt, I Smile Back and Our Brand Is Crisis, all on Episode 279 of Keeping It Reel With FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel Replay: The Unlucky 13 Best Black Horror Films

Oct 30, 2015 01:03:00

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This week on a special Halloween episode of the BIG show, we replay a popular spooky installment of a past episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. Once again, we'll spotlight the Unlucky 13 Best Black Horror Films designed to scare you out of your wits. Join us for plenty of "tricks and treats," on this entertaining Keeping It Reel replay!

Reel Shorts | MFF 2015 - Miss You Already, Ithaca and Carol

Oct 24, 2015 00:28:00

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On a special edition of Reel Shorts, we review several movies from Day 2 of the Middleburg Film Festival, including Catherine Hardwicke's latest, Miss You Already, the World Premiere of Meg Ryan's directorial debut, Ithaca and Todd Haynes' highly-anticipated potential awards contender, Carol.

Conversations 51: Sheila Johnson

Oct 24, 2015 00:27:00

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On this special edition of Conversations, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila Johnson sits down to give us the State of the Middleburg Film Festival, which kicks off today. The founder of the festival, Johnson talks about the what has been accomplished the road ahead.

Keeping It Reel 278: James Vanderbilt

Oct 23, 2015 01:20:00

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This week on the BIG show, writer/director James Vanderbilt will be our special guest to talk about his political docudrama, Truth. We'll also salute Eddie Murphy, who received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of this week's new releases, including Truth, The Last Witch Hunter, Rock the Kasbah and Room all on Episode 278 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 277: Charles Murray

Oct 16, 2015 01:45:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, writer/director Charles Murray (Things Never Said, Sons of Anarchy, Roots, Luke Cage) will be our special guest to discuss his upcoming projects and the challenges that independent Black filmmakers are encountering in Hollywood. Plus, Travis Hopson will stop by to preview some of the films that will be featured at the 3rd Annual Middleburg Film Festival. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of several new releases, including Beasts of No Nation and Bridge of Spies, all on Episode 277 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 276: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Oct 9, 2015 01:09:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, Emmy-award winning writer/director Cary Joji Fukunaga and actor Abraham Attah will be our special guests to talk about their upcoming coming-of-age, jungle drama, Beasts of No Nation. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including The Walk, Freeheldand He Named Me Malala all on Episode 276 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 275: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Oct 3, 2015 01:08:00

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Today on the BIG show, Black Reel Award winner, Chiwetel Ejiofor will be our special guest to discuss his performance in The Martian, plus we'll discuss some of the freshman television shows debuting this week, and we'll have entertainment news and reviews on Episode 275 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 50: Matthew Cherry

Oct 2, 2015 00:45:00

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On the latest episode of the Conversations, we sit down with writer/director Matthew Cherry (The Last Fall) to discuss how he is sharing his knowledge of independent filmmaking through social media and how these platforms are constantly changing the game.

Reel Shorts | Furious 7

Apr 3, 2015 00:30:00

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On the next episode of Reel Shorts, we review several new films released in theaters and DVD this week, highlighted by the latest installment of Furious 7. In addition, we'll discuss the Hugh Grant/Marissa Tomei literary comedy, The Rewrite and the romantic dramady, 5 to 7, all on the latest episode of Reel Shorts.

The 15th Annual Black Reel Awards Celebration

Feb 20, 2015 01:26:00

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Join us this Thursday night as we celebrate the best films and performance in Black Cinema as we announce the 15th Annual Black Reel Awards sponsored by the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF). Tune in to find out which of the year's Outstanding Film nominees will take home our top prize. Will ten-time nominees Dear White People or Selma dominate this year's award? Or maybe seven-time nominees Top Five or Beyond the Lights will shine? On the television side, A Day Late and A Dollar Short or Gun Hill will vie for top honors. Which films or performances will hear those magical five words: The Black Reel goes to . . . tune in to find out if your favorites are this year's winners beginning at 8pm!!!

Keeping It Reel 274: Oscar Nomination Recap

Jan 16, 2015 01:02:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we look back at the nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Which movies made the cut and what were the biggest snubs. Punch Drunk Critics' Travis Hopson and Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales will discuss the results. We'll have all that and more on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 273: The Golden Globe Awards Preview

Jan 11, 2015 01:02:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we ring in the New Year with our special Golden Globe Awards Preview with our special guest critic, JoBlo's Christopher Bumbray and Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com. We'll discuss which film has the best chance of winning this weekend between the leading drama contenders, Foxcatcher, The Theory of Everything, Boyhood, Selma and The Imitation Game. Who will be the BIG winners who will set the pace for remaining awards season? We'll have those answers and more on this special edition of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 272: Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo

Dec 19, 2014 01:07:00

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On this very special edition of the BIG show, we sit down with the director and star of the upcoming civil-rights-period drama, Selma, Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo. Three-time Black Reel Award winner and Golden Globe nominee DuVernay and Black Reel Awards and Golden Globe-nominated Oyelowo talk about the magic carpet ride that helped them create this visual and stunning masterpiece. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films with Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales and Christopher Bumbray of JoeBlo.com including The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies, Annie and Mr. Turner all on episode 272 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!!!

The 15th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Dec 18, 2014 00:10:00

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Join us as we salute African-American film excellence as we announce the nominations for the 15th Annual Black Reel Awards. Founder and Executive Director, Tim Gordon will unveil the nominees for our top honors in feature, independent and television films. Tune in to find out which films will be recognized for outstanding achievement this year beginning at 8:30am.  

Keeping It Reel 271: Top Five Show

Dec 12, 2014 01:09:00

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This week on a special edition of the BIG show, we prepare the for the release of Chris Rock's upcoming comedy, Top Five, we're joined by music professional and hip-hop afficiado, Danielle Lott who will give us her top five emcees. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of both Exodus: Gods and Kings and Top Five all on episode 271 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 270: Award Contenders Preview

Dec 5, 2014 01:01:00

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The BIG show returns after a one-month hiatus to preview all of the potential awards contenders before the season kicks off this weekend. We'll discuss many of the big films that will be the topic of conversation of the next two months as we're joined by Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) and Christopher Bumbray (JoeBlow.com). Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of Wild on Episode 270 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts | Interstellar

Nov 5, 2014 00:08:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, BFCA critic Tim Gordon breaks down and discusses director Christopher Nolan's latest film, Interstellar. In this anticipated awards contender finds us in the near future with our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Find out if this film has what it takes to make huge noise this awards season on the latest episode of Reel Shorts.  

Keeping It Reel 269: Middleburg Film Fest Preview

Oct 31, 2014 01:01:00

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This weekend on the BIG show, we preview the 2nd Annual Middleburg Film Fest, which kicks off this weekend. We'll talk with the festival's founder, Sheila Johnson and talk about the impressive slate of films that will be featured. Plus, we'll talk about the debut of Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown and the special Halloween episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Chris Rock and Prince. We'll also review the potential awards contender, Nightcrawler, all on Episode 269 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 268: Jean Yves Olliver

Oct 24, 2014 01:32:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, our special guest will be French businessman, Jean Yves Olliver, the subject of the compelling documentary, Plot for Peace. The doc tells the story of Olliver's clandestine, behind-the-scene diplomatic role, which ultimately led to the release of Nelson Mandela. Plus, we'll also say goodbye to another television fav as the sun sets on Boardwalk Empire. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and John Wick on Episode 268 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping it Reel 267: Ted Melfi

Oct 17, 2014 01:21:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with writer/director Ted Melfi to discuss his latest film, St. Vincent. A tremendous storyteller, Melfi regales us with tales of his interesting family and his intriguing upcoming project. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films including The Book of Life, Fury and Whiplash on episode 267 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 49: Hana Ali

Oct 16, 2014 00:19:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, the third daughter of The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, the beautiful Hana Yasmeen Ali is our special guest to discuss the amazing documentary about her dad, I Am Ali. The revealing documentary features plenty of insight and perspective on being the daughter of one of the most recognizable people on the planet. Hana talks about the huge collection of audio tapes that Ali left advice and counsel to his children and his foresight to document his legacy to his family and the world. She shares these memories and more on the latest episode of Conversations.!!!

Conversations 48: David Dobkin

Oct 13, 2014 00:32:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with writer/director David Dobkin to talk about his latest drama, The Judge. Dobkin talks about directing Hollywood titans Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall, the transition from his comedy, The Wedding Crashers and what's up next all on episode 48 of Conversations!!!

Conversations 47: Zane

Oct 11, 2014 00:21:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, best-selling erotic author Zane is our special guest to talk about the adaptation of her book and now major motion picture, Addicted. Her work, which was the basis for the Cinemax programs, Zane's Sex Chronicles.and Zane's The Jump Off, is bringing her sizzling heat to the big screen. Zane will talk about her journey and more on Episode 47 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 266: Jeremy Renner

Oct 10, 2014 01:24:00

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This week on the BIG show, Jeremy Renner and director Michael Cuesta stop by to discuss their latest film, Kill The Messenger. The film is based on journalist Gary Webb's scathing book, Dark Alliance, Plus, we'll review five films including several documentaries, I Am Ali, Keep on Keepin' On and Time is Illmatic, as well as Dracula Untold and Kill the Messenger all on Episode 266 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 46: One9

Oct 9, 2014 00:24:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the director of the upcoming music documentary, Time Is Illmatic, One9. The doc follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic — widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop history. Visual artist One9's amazing story is a thrilling account of Nas’ evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC. We'll hear his story on Episode 46 of Conversations.

Conversations 45: Tyler Perry

Oct 4, 2014 00:20:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, eight-time Black Reel Award nominee, Tyler Perry is our special guest to talk about his critically-acclaimed performance in David Fincher's drama, Gone Girl. Perry, who is enjoying the best reviews of his career in this film, not only discusses his role as super-attorney, Tanner Bolt but also his relationship with OWN and his impending fatherhood all on Episode 45 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 265: Justin Simien

Oct 3, 2014 01:28:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we sit down with the writer/director of the upcoming film, Dear White People, Justin Simien. The film, which won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, is a satirical look at race on a contemporary college campus. Plus, we'll look at my 15 Films Favorite Films About Race as we count down to the release of DWP. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Gone Girl all on Episode 265 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 264: John Ridley

Sep 26, 2014 01:11:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, Black Reel Award and Oscar winning screenwriter/director, John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, Undercover Brother, Red Tails, U Turn, Three Kings,) joins us to talk about his latest directorial effort in All Is By My Side. Plus, we'll recap the Urbanworld Film Festival and the premiere of the new comedy, Black*ish, as well as have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including The Equalizer on Episode 264 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 44: Michelle Monaghan

Sep 25, 2014 00:30:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with actress Michelle Monaghan to discuss her starring role in the military independent film, Fort Bliss. Monaghan talks about her commitment and respect for the military, being a part of the celebrated ensemble of the Emmy Award-winning series, True Detective and her ability to balance big studio films with her smaller, indie passion projects. We'll have all that and more on Episode 44 of Conversations.  

Keeping It Reel 263: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Sep 19, 2014 01:28:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we welcome three-time Black Reel Award winning writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Disappearing Acts, Love & Basketball and The Secret Lives of Bees) who will stop by to discuss her latest film, Beyond the Lights (the opening night film of the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival). Plus, we'll kick off the festival season by previewing Urbanworld which gets underway this weekend in New York. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including This Is Where I Leave You, The Maze Runner, Take Me to the River and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby all on Episode 263 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 43: Ned Benson

Sep 18, 2014 00:34:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with writer/director Ned Benson to talk about his debut directorial effort, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Ten years in the making, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, tells the story of a woman and man seemingly so in love finds their marriage is shaken to the core when life throws them a devastating curve. Now this New York couple must try to understand each other as they cope with loss and attempt to reclaim the life and love they once had. Benson will discuss all that and more on Episode 43 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 262: Antoine Fuqua

Sep 12, 2014 01:11:00

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This week on the BIG show, Black Reel Award winning director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest and Olympus Has Fallen) returns to talk about his latest film, The Equalizer. Fuqua discusses reuniting with Denzel Washington and their plans to remake a classic western. Plus, we'll recap the Toronto International Film Festival with Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com and we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including The Drop on Episode 262 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 261: Fall Movie Preview & Hollywood Blackout

Sep 5, 2014 01:03:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, with the Summer Movie season now in the books, we focus on the "serious films" in our Fall Movie Preview. Will dramas such as Birdman, Fury and Interstellar be contenders or will smaller films such as Whiplash, The Skeleton Twins and Nightcrawler make some noise? Plus, we'll preview the films of the Toronto International Film Festival and talk with the creator of the upcoming documentary film, The Hollywood Blackout, Kevin Sampson. We'll have all that and more on Episode 261 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Episode 259: Terry Crews

Aug 15, 2014 01:22:00

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This week on the BIG show, former bodyguard-turned comedic actor, Terry Crews stops by to talk about his role in the big-budget action sequel, The Expendables 3 and we honor the memory of Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall with Beliefnet.com critic, Nell Minow. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Giver and Frank all on Episode 259 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 258: Chadwick Boseman

Aug 2, 2014 01:28:00

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This week on the BIG show, Black Reel Award nominee Chadwick Boseman will be our special guest to talk about his dynamic performance as James Brown in the upcoming bio-pic, Get On Up. Nominated for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance for his previous sports biopic, 42, Boseman talks about his startling transformation into the "Godfather of Soul" as well as the method he uses for choosing the roles he plays. Plus, Washington Post Style reporter Lonnae O'Neal Parker talks about her experiece meeting the "hardest working man in show business." We'll also have entertainment news with Wilson Morales and reviews of the latest films, including Get On Up, Mood Indigo and Guardians of the Galaxy all on Episode 258 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 257: Michael Pitt

Jul 25, 2014 01:24:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we sit down with the star and director of the upcoming indie film, I, Origins, Michael Pitt and Michael Cahill. The Sundance favorite tells the story of a molecular biologist and his lab partner who uncover startling evidence that could fundamentally change society as we know it and cause them to question their once-certain beliefs in science and spirituality. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Guardians of the Galaxy and Lucy all on Episode 257 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 256: Andre Royo

Jul 18, 2014 01:20:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we sit down with another member from the ensemble of television's greatest series, The Wire, Andre Royo. Currently co-starring in a brand new thriller, Aftermath, Royo talks about his latest film and the fans who refuse to let him forget about "Bubbles" as well as his memorable time on The Wire. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Boyhood and Sex Tape, all on Episode 256 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 255: Charles Murray

Jul 11, 2014 01:18:00

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On the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon, we welcome writer/director/producer Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Criminal Minds, Things Never Said) to the show. Uniquely qualified working in both television and feature films, Murray discusses his latest projects as well as sharing his wisdom of the inner-workings of the business. Plus, we'll preview the upcoming Emmy nominations and the Season Two premiere of Masters of Sex with entertainment contributor, Jen Chaney (Washington Post, Vulture, The Dissolve). We'll also have entertainment news with Wilson Morales (BlackFilm) and a review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with RogerEbert.com contributor Susan Wloszczyna all on the next episode of the BIG show!

Conversations 42: Steve James

Jul 4, 2014 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the award-winning documentary filmmaker, Steve James (Hoop Dreams) to discuss his latest film, Life Itself. Based on the memoirs of Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself is a loving Valentine to one of the most respected critics in the motion picture business. James talks about his love for Ebert, his final days and what he learned from his talented subject on Episode 42 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 254: Half-Year Review in Films

Jul 4, 2014 01:31:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we've reached the half-way mark for the year in movies and we'll be joined by two film critics, Kevin Sampson (Picture Lock) and Jeffrey Lyles (The Lyles Movie Files) to look at the best and worst films of first six months of 2014. In addition, we'll look at the films that may be contenders this awards season.Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the big Independence Day releases, Tammy and Earth to Echo all on Episode 254 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 253: The State of Black Film

Jun 27, 2014 01:13:00

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This week on the BIG show, we discuss the State of Black Film with the host and film critic from the show, Picture Lock, Kevin Sampson. Last week, Sampson's "Letter to Black Filmmakers," ignited a firestorm throughout the industry and we'll discuss the fallout. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Transformers: Age of Extinction on Episode 253 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 252; Meagan Good & Michael Ealy

Jun 20, 2014 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with two of the castmembers from the comedy sequel, Think Like A Man Too, the magnificent Meagan Good and Michael Ealy. The two stars return to the popular romantic comedy franchise and discuss reuniting with a group of good friends as well as a host of other topics revolving around their storylines. Plus, we'll talk about our favorite muscial films, review the latest films including Think Like A Man Too and Jersey Boys and have entertainment news and reviews all on Episode 252 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 41: Ice Cube

Jun 14, 2014 00:16:00

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On the latest edition of Conversations, we sit down with one of the greatest lyricist in hip-hop history and co-star of the comedy sequel, 22 Jump Street, O'Shea Jackson better known as Ice Cube. Cube will discuss his increased role in the latest film and the story of his landmark rap group, N.W.A.'s story coming to big screen. We'll have all of that and more on a very special Episode 41 of Coversations.

Keeping It Reel 251: Remembering Ruby Dee

Jun 13, 2014 01:03:00

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On this very special episode of the BIG show, we remember the life and career of a true Hollywood giant, Ruby Dee, who passed away at the age of 91. Dee was an actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist. She was a Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards winner. Dee was also the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors, among scores of others awards and she was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005. Omar Moore and I will discuss and breakdown Dee's extraordinary and unprecedented almost seven-decade career on this very special edition of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 250: Djimon Hounsou

Jun 13, 2014 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, we welcome two-time Oscar nominee, Djimon Hounsou to the show. Hounsou will sit down with us to discuss his role in the animated action sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2. Hounsou, has given amazing performances in several films including Amistad, Gladiator, In America and Blood Diamond, receiving Academy Award nominations for the latter two. Plus, we'll preview the latest boutique theater debuting in the Nation's Capitol, The Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including HTTYD 2, 22 Jump Street and Obvious Child all on Episode 250 of Keeping It Reel With FilmGordon.

Conversations 40: Dean DeBlois

Jun 12, 2014 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the writer/director, Dean DeBlois to discuss his animated sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2. DeBlois co-wrote and co-directed the Oscar-nominated animated films Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon. In his latest, the story takes place five years after the first film, featuring Hiccup and his friends as young adults. DeBlois shares his inspiration and his plans for the next chapter in his epic story on Episode 40 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 249: Jenny Slate

Jun 6, 2014 01:16:00

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This week on the BIG show, we’ll sit down with the creative team behind one of the summer’s more controversial films, Obvious Child, writer/director Gillian Robespierre and leading lady, Jenny Slate. Plus, in honor of the upcoming film, The Fault In Our Stars, we’ll talk about our Top Ten Tearjerkers and have entertainment news and reviews of all of the latest films including the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt action thriller, Edge of Tomorrow and the aforementioned The Fault in Our Stars all on Episode 249 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 248: Omar Sy

May 23, 2014 01:24:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, Black Reel and Cesar Award winner, Omar Sy will be our special guest to discuss his role as Bishop in the upcoming comic superhero film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The first black actor to win the honorary French award for his role in The Intouchables, Sy will talk about joining the talent-laden cast of cinematic mutants. Plus, we'll cartoonist Julian Lytle will talk about the phenomenon that is the X-Men and critics Wilson Morales and Travis Hopson will stop by for entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including the comedy, Blended and the latest X-Men film as well as a look at the blockbuster film from the pages of the comic all on Episode 248 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 247: Gareth Edwards

May 16, 2014 01:32:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, director Gareth Edwards will be our special guest to discuss his big-budget, sci-fi monster film, Godzilla. Edwards' second effort has him building on the amazing 60 year legacy of the one of the most recognizable monsters in cinema. Plus, Film Fatale (Rebecca Theodore-Vachon) will join us to talk about Mad Men and Game of Thrones and we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Chef, Million Dollar Arm and Godzilla all on episode 247 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Conversations 39: Richard T. Jones

May 15, 2014 00:17:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, veteran actor Richard T. Jones will be our special guest to talk about his role in sci-fi monster film, Godzilla. With more than 80 credits over his 20 year career, Jones has built an impressive resume expertly balancing work in television, indies and big-budget films. We'll all of that and more on episode 39 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel Redux: The 40th Anniversary of Innervisions

May 14, 2014 01:24:00

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On this special rebroadcast of an earlier episode of the BIG show, we celebrate the birthday of Stevie Wonder by featuring one of his landmark albums from his "classic period," Innvervisions. Join music programmer and critic, Dave Dickinson and myself as we listen to the entire album and marvel at the eternal genius of Stevie Wonder.

Conversations 38: Jamie Foxx

May 10, 2014 00:52:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, Oscar and four-time Black Reel Award winner Jamie Foxx sits down on the BIG show to discuss his role in the comic sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Foxx is also a Grammy Award winning musician and former star of his own show, The Jamie Foxx Show and will be seen later this year in the big-budget holiday film, Annie. He'll talk about role as Electro and a whole lot more on Episode 38 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 246: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

May 9, 2014 01:07:00

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The BIG show returns after a one-month hiatus as we welcome the star of the upcoming period British period drama, Belle, when star and English beauty, Gugu Mbatha-Raw stops by to discuss her new film. Plus, we'll discuss some of the top TV dramas and have entertainment news with Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) and reviews of the the latest films, including Neighbors, Locke and Belle all on Episode 246 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 37: Amma Asante

May 8, 2014 00:24:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the talented writer and auteur, Amma Asante, with her breakthrough directorial effort with the new British period drama, Belle. Recently honored by BAFTA as a "Brit to Watch," it has been announced that Asante will direct the upcoming Warner Bros. film, Unforgettable. We'll discuss all of that and more on the next episode of Conversations!  

Keeping It Reel 245: The Week In Review

Mar 30, 2014 01:14:00

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This week on an all-star edition of the BIG show, BFCA & WAFCA critic Tim Gordon will be joined by a stellar crew of his colleagues, Susan Wloszcyna, Jeffrey Lyles and Mae Abdubaki to review this week's films. With Marvel's latest, Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming to the big screen soon, we'll talk about the continuing impact of these big blockbuster comic films with Julian Lytle. Plus, we'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Sabotage, Cesar Chavez and Noah all on Episode 245 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 244: Marlon Wayans

Mar 24, 2014 01:18:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with actor, model, producer, comedian, writer, director and funnyman Marlon Wayans, who will discuss his latest film, A Haunted House. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted and Lars Von Trier's latest, Nymphomaniac all on Episode 244 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 36: R.L. Scott & Amin Joseph

Mar 20, 2014 01:08:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the creative team and talent behind the upcoming independent crime drama, Call Me King, writer/director R.L. Scott and the film's star Amin Joseph. The talented duo discuss the process of bringing their film to the big-screen, how it differs from other crime dramas and what Scott learned from his brief time working with Steven Spielberg. We'll have all of that and more on Episode 36 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 243: Oscar Recap

Mar 9, 2014 01:08:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon goes solo as he recaps the 86th Annual Academy Awards, looking back one more time at all of the highs and the lows. Plus, we'll feature entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Mr. Peabody & Sherman and 300: Rise of An Empire all on Episode 243 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 242: Academy Awards Preview

Feb 28, 2014 01:44:00

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This week on the BIG show, join us as we preview the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Film critics, Nell Minow (Beliefnet.com and RogerEbert.com), Susan Wloszcyna (RogerEbert.com), Omar Moore (PopcornReel.com) and Travis Hopson (PunchDrunkCritics.com) will join me to discuss which films and performances have the best chance of taking home Oscar gold. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Son of God and Non-Stop on Episode 242 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 241: Week In Review

Feb 24, 2014 01:19:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we look at the top story from the past week in entertainment. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Pompeii and Three Days to Kill AND we'll have a special announcement all on Episode 241 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!!!!

The 14th Annual Black Reel Awards Show

Feb 14, 2014 02:03:00

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On this special episode of the show, Black Reel Awards founder and Executive Director, Tim Gordon and Black Reels Nomination Chairperson, Cordell Martin will announce the results of the 14th Annual Black Reel Awards. Annually honoring Black actors and filmmakers in feature, independent and television films, the Black Reel Awards continue to serve as the vanguard of excellence for Black Cinematic achievement. Come and join us as we celebrate the amazing films and performances of the Class of 2013. 

Keeping It Reel 240: Black Reel Awards Preview

Feb 14, 2014 01:42:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we're talking films, films and more films as Black Reel Awards nominated actor, Isaiah Washington joins us from the Pan African Film Festival and we'll preview the 14th Annual Black Reel Awards, plus we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, a series of 80's remakes, About Last Night, Endless Love, Robocop and Winter's Tale as we're celebrating the 80s on Episode 240 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Keeping It Reel 239: Jessie Kahnweiler

Feb 7, 2014 01:06:00

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This week on the BIG show, we welcome writer/director/comedian Jessie Kahnweiler who will discuss her latest controversial comedy short, Meet My Rapist. Based on her own experience of being raped several years ago while a student in Vietnam, Kahnweiler has repurposed the experience as an affirming comedy that many of her fans don't really know how to react. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reveiws of the latest films, including The Monuments Men and The Lego Movie all on Episode 239 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 238: Tessa Thompson

Jan 31, 2014 01:11:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, two-time Black Reel Award winning actress and star of the award-winning Sundance film, Dear White People, Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, Veronica Mars and Copper)  will be our special guest to discuss her film. Plus, we'll have one more look back at the Sundance Film Festival, plus entertainment news and a review of the love story, Labor Day all on Episode 238 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 237: Sundance Film Fest Recap

Jan 27, 2014 01:33:00

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On this special edition of the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will be joined by colleague, Travis Hopson as we look back on the festivities of the 30th Annual Sundance Film Festival. The fest, which ran from January 16-26, screened over 200 films and included appearances from a bevy of A-list actors. Gordon and Hopson will discuss the films that are expected to be breakout hits and their biggest disappointments all on Episode 237 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Live Oscar Nomination Announcement Show

Jan 17, 2014 01:02:00

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On this special episode of the BIG show, BFCA critics Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson will preview the 86th Annual Academy Awards nomination announcement. Gordon and Hopson will give their predictions and comment immediately after the awards have been announced. Tune into to find out which films they think have the best chance at Oscar beginning at 8am, EST.

Conversations 35: Gabrielle Dennis

Jan 14, 2014 00:21:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, actress Gabrielle Dennis will be our special guest to describe her role in the new romantic comedy, Black Coffee. Dennis, who has previously co-starred in BET's The Game and indie film, He's Mine Not Yours, is getting rave reviews for her performance as the up-and-coming lawyer, Monica. We'll discuss her role and how she is continuing to build career momentum on the latest episode of Conversations!

Reel Shorts: The Legend of Hercules

Jan 12, 2014 00:10:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, BFCA and WAFCA critic, Tim Gordon reviews the latest historical action film, The Legend of Hercules. The film centers on the story of the demigod son of Zeus, who is betrayed by his royal step-father and must battle his way back from exile and slavery to depose the king. Find out if this film is worth your money and more importantly, your time in the latest episode of Reel Shorts.

Keeping It Reel 236: Will Packer

Jan 10, 2014 01:19:00

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This week on the BIG show, producer Will Packer returns to discuss his latest film, Ride Along. Packer, over the course of his twenty-year career, has produced over 20 films including, Trois, The Gospel, Stomp the Yard, This Christmas and Think Like A Man. Plus, we'll have a preview of the Sundance Film Festival and a recap of the Black Cinema Celebration with Travis Hopson and Wilson Morales. We'll have all that and more on Episode 236 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Conversations 34: Evan Jackson Leong

Jan 7, 2014 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, director Evan Jackson Leong will be our special guest to discuss his latest documentary, Linsanity, which comes out on DVD on January 7th. Leong's film follows the thrilling highs and excruciating lows of Jeremy Lin's journey on the way to his breakthrough with the New York Knicks. He shares Lin's story of redemption on the latest episode of Conversations!

Keeping It Reel 235: The Most Anticipated Films of 2014

Jan 3, 2014 01:26:00

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On the first episode of the BIG show of the new year, we'll take a look at the the must-see films for 2014. Join us as we preview which films you should spend your money and time on this year. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews all on Episode 235 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 234: Christmas Edition

Dec 24, 2013 01:18:00

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This week on a special holiday edition of the BIG show, host and film critics Tim Gordon (BFCA & WAFCA) and The Movie Mob, Travis Hopson (BFCA & WAFCA) and Omar Moore (SFFCC) review all of the major Christmas releases, including Her, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Grudge Match, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Wolf of Wall Street. Plus, Wilson Morales stops by to discuss his favorite Black Christmas film all on this cinematic-stocking full of fun on episode 234 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 33: Kim Fields

Dec 23, 2013 00:24:00

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On this special episode of Conversations, we sit down with the Black Reel Award-nominated and iconic television actress Kim Fields (Living Single, The Facts of Life) to discuss her latest project, the Christmas special, Holiday Love: The Rebirth. One of the first Gospel Christmas Specials of it's kind, Holiday Love is in it's third season and is slated to be the biggest star-studded installment of the three-part series.  Executive produced by Fields (The Facts of Life, Living Single), Holiday Love includes guest appearances by actress Debbie Morgan (All My Children, Eve's Bayou, Love & Basketball) and others. Fields will discuss this and more on this special episode of Conversations!   

Keeping It Reel 233: The List Show

Dec 20, 2013 01:38:00

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This week on a special episode of the BIG show, we unveil the list of the Best and Worst of Movies in 2013 with The List Show. Join our critics as we discuss the films and performances that stood out, whether good or bad in cinema this year. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including American Hustle and Inside Llewyn Davis on Episode 233 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

14th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Dec 19, 2013 00:59:00

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Join us as we announce the nominations for the 14th Annual Black Reel Awards, recognizing African-American excellence in feature, independent and television films. Tune in to find out which films will be recognized for outstanding achievement this year beginning at 9am!!!

Conversations 32: Tyler Perry

Dec 14, 2013 00:23:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, seven-time Black Reel Award-nominated writer/director/producer Tyler Perry will be our special guest to talk about his upcoming holiday film, A Madea Christmas. Perry's 16th film is his first holiday film and further expands the footprint of his signature character. Join, Perry, Wilson Morales and myself for the latest episode of Conversations!

Keeping It Reel 232: Black Film Recap

Dec 13, 2013 02:00:00

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This week on the BIG show, the most competitive year in Black Film history is close to concluding and Tim Gordon will recap the year that was with a group of familiar national African-American film critics. Joining us for the show will be Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (The Urban Daily), Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com), Shawn Edwards (ILoveBlackMovies.com) and Daryle Lockhart (TheBlackBoxOffice.com). Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films with Travis Hopson (Punch Drunk Critics) including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Saving Mr. Banks all on Episode 232 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!!!

12th Annual WAFCA Awards Announcement

Dec 10, 2013 01:02:00

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On a special episode of the BIG show, we will announce the results of the award winners for the 12th Annual WAFCA Awards. Hosted by the President of the Washington, DC-Area Film Critics Association, Tim Gordon and joined by WAFCA members Kevin McCarthy (FOX-5 DC) and Travis Hopson (Punch Drunk Critics), the group will unveil the winners in 18 categories honoring the best films and performances from 2013. Which film will join the class of past winners including Munich, The Road to Perdition, No Country for Old Men, The Social Network and countless others. Find out on this special awards announcement broadcast, Monday morning beginning at 8am! 

Keeping It Reel 231: Awards Preview

Dec 6, 2013 01:10:00

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This week on the BIG show, the awards season has begun and we'll preview some of the best films, foreign-language and documentaries. Film critics Susan Wloszcyna (RogerEbert.com) and Ann Hornaday (The Washington Post) will join host Tim Gordon to discuss some of the contenders for awards consideration. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the Christian Bale drama, Out of the Furnace all on Episode 231 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 230: Black Reel Awards Music

Dec 5, 2013 01:21:00

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On this special edition of the BIG show, we preview the short list of Outstanding Song Nominees for the upcoming 14th Annual Black Reel Awards. This year's potential nominated songs feature several prominent Grammy Award winning artists including Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Pharrell and others. Music executive and critic, Dave Dickinson (Sirius/XM) will be our special guest to break down the potential nominees all on the Episode 230 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 229: Naomie Harris

Nov 28, 2013 01:07:00

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This week on the BIG show, one of the co-stars of the upcoming inspirational biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Naomie Harris returns to the show to discuss the film. Starring alongside Idris Elba, Harris powerfully portrays Winnie Mandela in the uplifting story about the South African icon. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Black Nativity all on Episode 229 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 31: Kasi Lemmons

Nov 27, 2013 00:30:00

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This week on Conversations, we sit down with director and actress, Kasi Lemmons to discuss her latest musical, Black Nativity. Lemmons fourth film, based on Langston Hughes' play, tells the story of a teen who spends the holidays with his estranged relatives and embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. We'll discuss her journey of bringing Hughes' notable work to the big screen on the latest episode of Conversations.  

Keeping It Reel 228: Malcolm Lee

Nov 15, 2013 01:24:00

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This week on the BIG show, writer/director Malcolm Lee and co-star Monica Calhoun will be our special guests to discuss the upcoming romantic comedy, The Best Man Holiday. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews, including The Book Thief on Episode 228 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts: VFF Edition, Part III

Nov 11, 2013 00:20:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, we review three more festival favorites, Hank and Asha, The Past and Child of God.

Reel Shorts: VFF Edition, Part II

Nov 10, 2013 00:20:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, we review two more films from the Virginia Film Festival, Charlie Countryman and Jake Squared.

Reel Shorts : VFF Edition, Part I

Nov 9, 2013 00:57:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, BFCA and WAFCA critic Tim Gordon will reviews a couple of new releases from the Virginia Film Festival, the Intuit drama, Uvanga and the poignant family documentary, Running From Crazy. In addition, we'll review several new movies opening in theaters this weekend including About Time, Blue is the Warmest Color, Thor: The Dark World and The Dallas Buyers Club all on Reel Shorts.

Keeping It Reel 227: Virginia Film Fest Preview

Nov 7, 2013 01:02:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we'll preview the 26th Annual Virginia Film Festival. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including the Dallas Buyers Club and Thor: The Dark World all on Episode 227 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 226: 10 Creepiest Twilight Zone Episodes

Nov 1, 2013 01:12:00

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On this special Halloween episode of the BIG show, we look at the 10 Creepiest Twilight Zone Episodes. The landmark sci-fi show, created by Rod Serling, is considered one of the most influential shows ever aired on television. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Ender's Game on Episode 226 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts: Final MFF Edition

Oct 29, 2013 01:07:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, we'll review several of the high-profile titles from the Middleburg Film Festival. BFCA and WAFCA critics Travis Hopson and Tim Gordon will discuss several films including August: Osage County, Philomena, Nebraska and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. We'll review all those films and more on the latest episode of Reel Shorts.

Reel Shorts: MFF Edition

Oct 27, 2013 00:30:00

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This week on Reel Shorts, Travis Hopson and I look at Day 2 of the Middleburg Film Festival, including two films, the French thriller, Capital and the Paul Potts biopic, One Chance all on the latest episode of Reel Shorts.

Conversations 30: Sheila Johnson

Oct 26, 2013 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, the host of the Middleburg Film Festival (MFF), Sheila Johnson sits down with both Travis Hopson and myself to discuss the formation of the fest and to discuss the award chances of her latest film, Lee Daniels' The Butler. We'll have all that and more on the latest episode of Conversations

Keeping It Reel 225: Middleburg Film Fest Preview

Oct 25, 2013 01:16:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll preview the inaugural Middleburg Film Festival. The fest, the brainchild of Sheila Johnson, will feature several Oscar contenders including Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, August Osage County and Nebraska, among others. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including All is Lost and The Counselor on Episode 225 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts: Escape Plan and More

Oct 18, 2013 00:36:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, BFCA and WAFCA film critic, Tim Gordon reviews several new titles opening in theaters and on DVD. Among the films are two faith-based stories (I'm In Love with a Church Girl and Paradise), a documentary about a group of unheraled session players (Muscle Shoals), an ice-age sci-fi thriller (The Colony) and two action icons reunite in a prison drama (Escape Plan).

Keeping It Reel 224: Lupita Nyong'o

Oct 18, 2013 01:22:00

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This week on the BIG show, Lupita Nyong'o will be our special guest to discover her breakthrough role in one of the year's most anticipated films, 12 Years A Slave. Nyong'o is garning Oscar talk for her daring role as Patsey in director Steve McQueen's searing drama. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Fifth Estate and 12 Years A Slave all on Episode 224 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 29: Barkhad Abdi

Oct 17, 2013 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, our correspondent, Wilson Morales sits down with former cab and limousine driver-turned potential Oscar nominee, Barkhad Abdi to talk about his breakthrough role in Captain Phillips. Abdi, who grew up in Somalia, brings a transparent authenticity to his performance that has generated enormous buzz. He discusses his preparation and star-turn on the latest episode of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 223: Roger Ross Williams

Oct 11, 2013 01:26:00

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This week on the BIG show, Oscar-winning filmmaker, Roger Ross Williams will be our special guest to discuss his latest documentary, God Loves Uganda. Williams is the first African-American director to win an Academy Award for directing and producing a film, short or feature. Plus, with a strong slate of Black films in theaters this fall, we look back at the Class of 1991 and how this year stacks up. We'll also have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Captain Phillips all on Episode 223 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 222: Peter Landesman

Oct 4, 2013 01:31:00

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This week on the BIG show, one month shy of the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination, writer/director Peter Landesman recreates that dark period in America in his latest film, Parkland. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Gravity on Episode 222 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 28: Derek Luke

Oct 3, 2013 00:21:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, two-time Black Reel Award winning actor, Derek Luke is our special guest to talk about his latest film, Baggage Claim. Luke has appeared in numerous successful films such as Antwone Fisher, Catch a Fire, Notorious, Biker Boyz and Captain America: The First Avenger and will discuss his work in his latest on Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 221: Jill Scott

Sep 27, 2013 01:26:00

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This week on the BIG show, Grammy Award winning singer and actress, Jill Scott will be our special guest to talk about her role in the romantic comedy, Baggage Claim. Plus, we'll talk about some of the hottest new shows on TV this season and we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Rush on Episode 221 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel: 220: David E. Talbert

Sep 20, 2013 01:22:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with award-winning writer/director David E. Talbert to talk about his latest film, Baggage Claim. The story of a woman who gives herself 30 days and travels 30,000 miles to find love is Talbert's sophomore effort. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films including Prisoners on Episode 220 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 27: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Sep 19, 2013 00:40:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with veteran actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt who'll discuss his directorial debut, Don Jon. Gordon-Leavitt wrote, directed and starred in this story of a modern day Don Juan who objectifies everything in his life, especially women. He discusses his film and more on the latest episode of Conversations.  

Conversations 26: Kevin Willmott

Sep 18, 2013 01:09:00

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On this special extended episode of Conversations, writer/director Kevin Willmott is our guest to discuss his latest film, Destination: Planet Negro. Willmott, who is known for his biting satirical films centered around race, has crafted an interesting comedy with social ramifications with his latest. He'll discuss all of that and more on this episode of Conversations. 

Conversations 25: Haifaa al-Mansour

Sep 17, 2013 00:17:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the Saudi Arabia's first female director, Haifaa al-Mansour to discuss her upcoming coming-of-age story, Wadjda. The official Oscar selection from Saudi Arabia, Wadjda tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who dreams of owning a green bicycle. We'll have all that and more on the next episode of Conversations.  

Conversations 24: Tonya Lewis Lee

Sep 14, 2013 00:17:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with producer Tonya Lewis Lee to discuss her latest film, The Watson's Go To Birmingham. On a family road trip, the Watsons gain the courage to stand up for what's right wile growing stronger as a family. Ms. Lewis Lee will talk about the challenges of adapting this popular book and the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham all on the latest episode of Conversations.  

Keeping It Reel 219: Isaiah Washington

Sep 13, 2013 01:09:00

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This week on the BIG show, actor/producer Isaiah Washington will be our special guest to discuss his role in the Sundance favorite, Blue Caprice. The film is inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Family on Episode 219 of Keeping it Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 23: Wendell Pierce

Sep 11, 2013 00:48:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with veteran actor, Wendell Pierce, star of the upcoming indie film, Four. Pierce has been in 30 films, appeared in nearly 50 TV shows including The Wire and Treme. He has also worked with some of Hollywood's top talent including Spike Lee, Taylor Hackford, Brad Pitt, Nicolas Cage and Tom Hanks. He'll discuss his long career as well as his legacy on the latest episode of Conversations.

Conversations 22: Jason George

Sep 8, 2013 00:24:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with actor Jason George to preview the season finale of his popular ABC series, Mistresses. Playing attorney, Dominick Taylor, George is embroiled in love triangle that will be one of the central plotpoints in the finale. How will this inaugural season end? Find out on this special episode of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 218: Shanola Hampton

Sep 6, 2013 01:30:00

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This week on the BIG show, Shanola Hampton (Shameless) will stop by to talk about her upcoming indie film, Things Never Said. Plus, we'll have an update on the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Riddick all on Episode 218 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 21: Misty Stone

Sep 4, 2013 00:57:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, adult film star, Misty Stone will be our special guest. Stone, who was featured in the documentary, Aroused, pulls the curtain back to share trade secrets on the adult film industry; truly an unforgettable show!!!

Keeping It Reel 217: Top 10 Football Movies

Aug 30, 2013 01:02:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, just in time for fall, we countdown our Top 10 Football Movies. With college season kicking off this week and pro football the following week, this is the perfect time to look at some classic football films. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Grandmaster and Short Term 12 on Episode 217 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 216: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Aug 24, 2013 01:39:00

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On this special edition of the BIG show, we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of former Fugee member, Lauryn Hill's landmark debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, released on August 25, 1998. The album earned Hill five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year honors, and propelled her to superstardom while bringing hip-hop and neo soul to the forefront of popular music. Sirius XM Music programmer and critic, Dave Dickinson, will discuss Hill's masterwork and impact on Episode 216 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 215: Pegg, Frost & Wright

Aug 23, 2013 01:34:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, the celebrated British trio that gave you Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright will be our special guests to talk about their upcoming sci-fi comedy, The World's End. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews, including The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Episode 215 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 214: Summer Movie Recap

Aug 21, 2013 01:03:00

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On this special episode of the BIG show, we take one final look back at the highlights and lowlights as we recap the 2013 Summer Movie season. Find out which highly-anticipated films fell on their faces and which smaller films overperformed and surprised the critics. Guest critics will include former USA Today critic, Susan Wloszczyna, TT Stern-Enzi from the Cincinnati CityBeat and EntertainmentorDie's Kyle Osborne. Listen in to find out if your favorites made our list on Episode 214 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.                                                                                              

Conversations 20: Victoria Rowell

Aug 17, 2013 00:23:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, former Young and the Restless star, Victoria Rowell discussing her upcoming project, The Rich and the Ruthless and the Kickstarter campaign. Ripped from the headlines of TMZ and packed with behind-the-scenes secrets, this latest soap opera drama crackles with salacious details and over-the-top, hot and heavy hijinks. We'll have all of that and more on Episode 20 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 213: Oprah Winfrey

Aug 16, 2013 01:38:00

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This week on the BIG show, the most influential woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey will be our special guest to discuss her role in the historical drama, Lee Daniels' The Butler. The media titan and honorary Oscar winner returns to the big screen in a very showy and effective performance that is drawing talk of an upcoming Oscar nomination. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest film including Kick-Ass 2 and the abovementioned Lee Daniel's The Butler on Episode 213 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 19: Forest Whitaker

Aug 15, 2013 00:24:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, Oscar and Black Reel Award-winning actor, director and producer, Forest Whitaker will be our special guest to discuss his role in the historical drama, Lee Daniels' The Butler. Whitaker discusses his preparation, his professional relationship with Oprah Winfrey and the reaction to his current producing effort, Fruitvale Station all on Episode 19 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 212: Lee Daniels

Aug 9, 2013 01:31:00

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This week on the BIG show, Oscar-winning producer/director Lee Daniels will be our special guest to discuss his upcoming historical drama, Lee Daniels' The Butler. The film tells the story of Cecil Gaines, an African-American who witnesses notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Elysium on Episode 212 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 211: 40th Anniversary of Innervisions

Aug 4, 2013 01:24:00

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On this special edition of the BIG show, we celebrate the summit of the great career of musical genius, Stevie Wonder and his staggering artistic achievement with the release of his tour-de-force album, Innervisions. Released on August 3, 1973, the album was universally lauded and praised as the apex of his classic period. Music critic and executive, Dave Dickinson will join me in saluting the 8th Wonder of the World towering achievement.

Keeping It Reel 210: Faith & Morgan Freeman IV

Aug 2, 2013 01:22:00

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This week on the BIG show, we conclude our series, Faith & Morgan Freeman, as we examine his career from 2007 to current day. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including 2 Guns, on Episode 210 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 18: Craig Ross, Jr.

Jul 30, 2013 00:29:00

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On the next episode of Conversations, we sit down with writer/director Craig Ross, Jr. (Motives, Blue Hill Avenue) about the launch of his Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming film, The Affair. The film, which will star his wife, Caryn Ward Ross (The Game, He's Mine, Not Yours), will be shot entirely on the iPhone 5. Ross will discuss the evolving cinematic technology revolution on Episode 18 of Conversations.

Reel Shorts: The Wolverine

Jul 27, 2013 00:11:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, host and film critic Tim Gordon will review the sixth installment of the X-Men franchise, The Wolverine. The film, which takes place after the events of X-Men: Last Stand, follows our hero fighting his demons in Japan. Check out the review on the next episode of Reel Shorts. 

Keeping It Reel 209: Faith & Morgan Freeman III

Jul 26, 2013 01:18:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we continue looking at the career of celebrated actor Morgan Freeman in Part 3 of our series, Faith & Morgan Freeman. This week on the show, we examine Freeman's roles between 2000 - 2006, including his Oscar-winning role in Million Dollar Baby. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews including The Wolverine on Episode 209 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts: RED 2 & R.I.P.D.

Jul 20, 2013 00:16:00

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This week on Reel Shorts, critic Tim Gordon reviews two new films, R.I.P.D. and RED 2. One tells the story of lawman in the afterlife, while the other is a sequel of a group of former governiment spooks now in retirement. Find out which film is a HERO, and which one is a big fat ZERO on Episode 9 of Reel Shorts.

Keeping It Reel 208: Faith & Morgan Freeman II

Jul 19, 2013 01:37:00

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This week on the BIG show, we continue our examination of the career of Oscar-winning actor, Morgan Freeman, subject of the class, Faith & Morgan Freeman. On Part Two of this series, we'll examine the arrival of stardom for Freeman between 1990-1999. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films including Fruitvale Station on Episode 208 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 207: Faith & Morgan Freeman

Jul 12, 2013 01:12:00

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This week on the BIG show, we spotlight the career of Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the subject of a new class, Faith & Morgan Freeman. On Part One of this series, we'll examine the rise of Freeman from 1971-1989. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films including Pacific Rim on Episode 207 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 17: Ya'Ke Smith

Jul 11, 2013 00:28:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with Black Reel Award winning writer/director, Ya'Ke Smith about his upcoming film about sex trafficking, Heaven. We'll also discuss his recent release, Wolf and talk about the films that inspire him on the next episode of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 206: Ryan Coogler

Jul 3, 2013 01:21:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, writer/director Ryan Coogler sits down with us to discuss his award-winning directorial debut, Fruitvale Station. The film, which tells the story of the final day of Oscar Grant's life, is emotional story about a unfulfilled potential and a young man's struggle to find himself. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films including The Lone Ranger on Episode 206 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 205: Ava DuVernay

Jun 28, 2013 01:15:00

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This week on the BIG show, Black Reel Award-winning writer/director, Ava DuVernay returns to discuss her upcoming documentary, Venus Vs. The film follows the tennis superstar's off-court activism, which includes her fight for the issue of prize-money pay equality in her sport. The doc, which will be a part of ESPN's summer series, Nine for IV, will debut on July 2. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including White House Down all on Episode 205 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. 

Conversations 16: Terence Nance

Jun 27, 2013 00:26:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we kick off a week of spotlighting celebrated indie directors with Terence Nance, writer/director of the Black Reel Award-nominated film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. The film tells the story of a sweet romance between two friends, is a beautiful and haunting story. We'll have all of that and more on the latest episode of Conversations.

Conversations 15: Mad Men Season Finale Preview

Jun 24, 2013 00:45:00

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On this special episode of Conversations, we preview the season finale of Mad Men with entertainment report, Tom Wright-Piersanti of the Newark Star-Ledger. Wright-Piersanti breaks down the sixth season of Mad Men and gives us some insight on what we should expect from the highly anticipated finale on the latest episode of Conversations. 

Keeping It Reel 204: Greg "Freddy" Camilier

Jun 21, 2013 01:25:00

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This week on the BIG show, we talk with director, Greg "Freddy" Camilier about his directorial passion project on the legendary FAME studios with the backup band, The Swampers, subject of the upcoming documentary, Muscle Shoals. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including World War Z on Episode 204 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 14: The Soska Sisters

Jun 20, 2013 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with twin Canadian horror writers/directors/producers, as well as twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska as they discuss their latest film, American Mary. Described as "the best things to happen to the horror genre since those creepy girls in The Shining," the Soska Sisters will reveal why they have the "horror fever" and how they will scare the audience with every film on the next episode of Conversations.

Reel Shorts: Man of Steel

Jun 14, 2013 00:30:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, host and film critics Tim Gordon (WAFCA) and Travis Hopson (WAFCA) review the highly-anticipated comic superhero film, Man of Steel on Episode 8 of Reel Shorts.

Keeping It Reel 203: Quincy Jones Tribute

Jun 14, 2013 01:13:00

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This week on a special edition of the BIG show, we salute the career of industry titan, Quincy Jones during African-American Appreciation Music Month. Jones has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry over the past six decades and has been nominated for a record 79 Grammys, winning 27 times. He is also tied with Willie Burton for the most Academy Award nominations with seven and became the first African-American to win the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. We salute this living legend and entertainment icon on Episode 203 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversation 13: The Sugar Hill Gang

Jun 13, 2013 00:30:00

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On the latest episode of the show, we sit down with the originators of Hip-Hop when Wonder Mike and The Master Gee of the original Sugar Hill Gang now known as Rapper's Delight, discuss their upcoming documentary, I Want My Name Back. The two legends discuss their groundbreaking song as well as their unforgettable experience of the past three decades all on the latest episode of Conversations.

Reel Shorts: This is the End

Jun 12, 2013 00:24:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, we review the apocalyptic comedy, This is the End. Find out what we think of this hilarious comedy featuring several stars playing fictionalized versions of themselves on the latest episode of the Reel Shorts.

Conversations 12: Kenneth Ferrone

Jun 8, 2013 00:26:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we kick off African-American Music Appreciation Month with Kenneth Ferrone, associate producer of the popular NBC show, SMASH and director of the hit off-Broadway show, Sistas: The Musical on this special edition of Conversations.  

Keeping It Reel 202: Geoffrey Fletcher

Jun 7, 2013 01:24:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon welcomes back Oscar and Black Reel Award-winning screenwriter, Geoffrey Fletcher who will stop by to discuss his directorial debut, Violet & Daisy. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of several films, including The Internship and The Purge all on Episode 202 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 11: Roy T. Anderson

Jun 6, 2013 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, we talk to long-time stuntman/director Roy T. Anderson who will be our special guest to discuss his directorial debut, Akwantu: The Journey. Anderson's passion project tells the story of a proud group of Jamaican freedom fighters who held off the armies of the British empire for almost a century. We'll have all of that and more on the latest episode of Conversations.  

Keeping It Reel 201: Jesse Eisenberg

May 31, 2013 01:08:00

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This week on the BIG show, the leader of the Four Horseman, Jesse Eisenberg chats with us about his role in the upcoming film, Now You See Me. Also, we'll look at Richard Pryor's Top Film Performances. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including After Earth and Now You See Me on Episode 201 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 10: Brit Marling

May 30, 2013 00:30:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, host Tim Gordon sits down with the producer and star of the upcoming thriller, The East, Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice, Another Earth and Arbitrage). In addition, Marling will be joined by fellow co-star Ellen Page (Hard Candy, Inception) and director Zal Batmanglij on the podcast, Conversations.  

Conversations 9: Patrice Lovely

May 29, 2013 00:19:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, singer/actor Patrice Lovely stops by to discuss her starring role in the upcoming sitcom, Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor. The twenty-year veteran talks her professional relationship with Perry and the amazing atmosphere on the set on Episode 9 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 200: Tika Sumpter

May 24, 2013 01:24:00

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This week on a special 200th episode of the BIG show, Tika Sumpter returns to discuss her role on the upcoming dramatic series, Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots. Also, we'll look at the Top Car Chases in Movie History plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Hangover Part III and Fast & Furious 6 all on this special episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 8: Tatiana Maslany

May 22, 2013 00:16:00

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On this latest episode of Conversations, actress Tatiana Maslany talks about her latest film, Picture Day. Also, the young Canadian beauty will discuss her role in the upcoming fall release, Violet & Daisy as well as her starring turn in the popular BBC series, Orphan Black all on Episode 8 of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 199: Scandal & Star Trek Previews

May 17, 2013 01:16:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will preview the season finale of the political drama, Scandal with Film Fatale (Rebecca Theodore-Vachon) and discuss the stories of the Starship Enterprise with screenwriter and former critic, Brandon Fibbs who will give his perspective on the new film, Star Trek Into Darkness. Plus, we'll have film news and reviews, including Star Trek Into Darkness, on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Conversations 7: C.P. Lacey

May 15, 2013 00:20:00

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On the next episode of Conversations, host Tim Gordon sits down with funnyman and performer, C.P. Lacey. Known as "The Executioner," Lacey has been entertaining audiences weekly at the legendary Apollo Theater. Widely known as the iconic "Sandman" character on the long-running show, Showtime at the Apollo, Lacey is also prepping for his one-man show, debuting this summer.

Conversations 6: Siddeeqah Powell

May 11, 2013 00:21:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, host Tim Gordon talks with Black Reel Awards-nominated writer, Siddeeqah Powell about her upcoming premiere of her stage play, What Would You Do For Love on GMC. Powell's previous film, Somebody's Child showed that she had talent - her latest further cements that she is on the rise. We'll have alll that and more on the next episode of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 198: Craig Robinson

May 10, 2013 01:17:00

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Today on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will talk with actor/comedian Craig Robinson about his leading man debut in the romantic comedy, Peeples. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Great Gatsby all on Episode 185 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Conversations 5: Michelle Major

May 9, 2013 00:18:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, host Tim Gordon sits down with Venus and Serena co-director, Michelle Major about her engrossing documentary and her time spent with the tennis legends. We'll have all that and more on the next episode of Conversations!

Conversations 4: Tina Gordon Chism

May 4, 2013 00:24:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, host Tim Gordon sits down with writer/director Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline, ATL) to talk about her upcoming directorial debut, Peeples. Chism discusses why she decided to make this film, living away from Hollywood and her favorite new snack as a foodie on the latest episode of Conversations.

Keeping It Reel 197: Deborah Anderson

May 3, 2013 01:27:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, host Tim Gordon welcomes filmmaker Deborah Anderson who will be our special guest to talk about her latest documentary, Aroused, that captures the making of a fine art photographic book featuring 16 of the world's most successful adult film stars. Plus, we'll have entertertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Iron Man 3 on Episode 184 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.    

Keeping It Reel 196: Superhero Summer Preview

May 2, 2013 01:01:00

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On this special edition of the BIG show, Tim Gordon will speak with film critics and comic book superhero afficianodos, Travis Hopson (Cinema Royale), James Hill (ReelCourt) and Daryle Lockhart (TheBlackBoxOffice) to preview both of the two big Comic Superhero films, Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. The critics will also unveil their list of Top 5 Comic Superhero Films on this special episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Episode 195: Menelik Shabazz

Apr 26, 2013 01:09:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll sit down with British film director, Menelik Shabazz who will discuss his latest project, the documentary, The Story of Lover's Rock.  Often dubbed "romantic reggae," Lovers Rock is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 1970s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Lovers Rock allowed young people to experience intimacy and healing through dance- known as 'scrubbing'- at parties and clubs. This dance provided a coping mechanism for what was happening on the streets. Plus, we'll recap the Spring Movie season and review the latest films including Pain and Game and The Big Wedding. We'll have all that and more on Episode 183 on Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon, this Thursday afternoon beginning at 1pm on BlogTalkRadio.com.  

Conversations 3: Joaquina Kalukango

Apr 20, 2013 00:21:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, Tim Gordon sits down with one of the stars of the acclaimed theater production of The Mountaintop, Joaquina Kalukango. Hailed as daring, rousding and provocative, The Mountaintop is playwright Katori Hall's bold reimagining of the last night of the historic life of Dr. Martin Luther King.  

Keeping It Reel 194: Henry Alex Rubin

Apr 19, 2013 01:20:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will talk with director Henry Alex Rubin about his latest film, Disconnect. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of films opening this weekend including the futuristic sci-thriller, Oblivion. We'll have all that and more on Episode 182 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts: Trance

Apr 13, 2013 00:07:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, WAFCA critic Tim Gordon will review Danny Boyle's heist thriller, Trance. The story of an arts auctioneer who gets mixed up with a group of criminals and a hynotherapist stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassell and Rosario Dawson.

Reel Shorts: 42

Apr 12, 2013 00:07:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, WAFCA film critic Tim Gordon reviews the Jackie Robinson baseball-biopic, 42. Find out if the film hits it out of the park or if comes up a little short. We'll have all that and more on Episode 5 of Reel Shorts.

Keeping It Reel 193: Chadwick Boseman

Apr 12, 2013 01:28:00

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This week on the BIG show, actor Chadwick Boseman stops by to discuss his role as Jackie Robinson in the baseball biopic, 42. We'll also talk with the founder of FilmFest DC, Tony Gittens about the his upcoming festival. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Trance, The Company You Keep and 42 all on Episode 181 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Conversations 2: Mischa Webley

Apr 9, 2013 00:22:00

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On the latest episode of Conversations, host Tim Gordon talks with writer/director Mischa Webley about his current film, The Kill Hole. Wembley will talk about the genesis of his story and working with stars, Chad Boseman and Tory Kittles all on Episode 2 of Conversations.

Conversations 1: Megan Ebor

Apr 6, 2013 00:25:00

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On the premier episode of Conversations, host Tim Gordon sits down with documentary filmmaker, Megan Ebor to discuss her latest short doc, Even Me. The film examines the growing HIV/AIDs crisis among older people, 50-plus.

Reel Shorts | The Place Beyond the Pines

Apr 6, 2013 00:07:00

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On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, WAFCA film critic, Tim Gordon will review Derek Cianfrance's crime drama, The Place Beyond the Pines.

Keeping It Reel 192: Russell Hornsby

Apr 5, 2013 01:27:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll sit down with the co-star of the hit NBC fantasy drama, Grimm, Russell Hornsby. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Place Beyond the Pines and Free Angela and All Political Prisoners all on Episode 180 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts: Tyler Perry's Temptation

Mar 30, 2013 00:07:00

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On the latest podcast of Reel Shorts, film critic Tim Gordon reviews writer/director/producer Tyler Perry's 13th film, the drama-thriller, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. 

Reel Shorts: Episode 2

Mar 29, 2013 00:28:00

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This week on Reel Shorts, film critic and WAFCA President Tim Gordon will review several new films opening over the Easter weekend including Austrailian musical, The Sapphires, Starbuck, Better Mus' Come and the action film, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, plus a DVD review of the Ving Rhames' crime drama, Mafia on the latest episode of Reel Shorts.

Keeping it Reel 191: Storm Saulter

Mar 29, 2013 01:17:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will welcome writer/director Storm Saulter to discuss his latest film, the Caribbean crime drama, Better Mus' Come. The film follows warring political factions in the 1970's Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce the policies, and advance their political agenda. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including G.I. Joe: Retaliation all on Episode 179 of Keeping It Reel With FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts: Episode 1

Mar 22, 2013 00:21:00

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On this inaugural episode of Reel Shorts, WAFCA Film Critic, Tim Gordon will review the latest films opening in theaters this weekend including, Olympus Has Fallen, The Sapphires, Admission and  Spring Breakers all on Episode 1 of Reel Shorts.

Keeping It Reel 190: Olympus Has Fallen Cast

Mar 22, 2013 01:20:00

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This week on the BIG show, host  Tim Gordon sits down for a conversation with the talented cast from the upcoming action thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, which will include Gerard Butler (300, Law Abiding Citizen), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight and Erin Brockovich), three-time Black Reel Award winner, Angela Bassett (What's Love Got To Do With It, Waiting to Exhale) and Black Reel Award-winning director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest). Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Spring Breakers, Admission and Olympus Has Fallen all on Episode 178 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 189: Shola Lynch & Diego Solanas

Mar 15, 2013 01:45:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon sits down writer/director Juan Diego Solanas who will discuss his visual masterpiece, the romantic fantasy, Upside Down and we'll also talk with producer/director Shola Lynch about her riveting documentary, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of several movies including The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone all on Episode 177 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 188: Wayne Blair

Mar 8, 2013 01:20:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon welcomes Australian writer, actor and director, Wayne Blair as he discusses his successful upcoming musical comedy-drama, The Sapphires. Plus, we'll celebrate the life and music of Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., who lost his life 16 years ago this weekend with Shelby Jones (Urban Film Premiere). Finally, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Oz: The Great and Powerful all on Episode 176 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 187: Spring Movie Preview

Mar 1, 2013 01:31:00

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This week on the BIG show, join host Tim Gordon as he and a panel of film critics discuss the 20 Most Anticipated Films of the Spring on our Spring Movie Preview. Join BFCA and WAFCA critic Nell Minow (Belifenet), as well as WAFCA critics Jeffrey Lyles and Jen Chaney as they discuss which films will win and lose as well as is there a sleeper that will sneak up on film audiences. Plus, we'll have film news and reviews of the latest films on Episode 175 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 186: Williams II & Atwater

Feb 22, 2013 01:30:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon welcomes back to distinguished professionals, composer and founder of the Soulful Symphony, Darin Atwater and two-time Oscar-winning sound mixer, Russell Williams II. Plus, we'll preview the Academy Awards with Travis Hopson (Cinema Royale) and Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) as well as have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including the Rock's action drama, Snitch. We'll have all that an more on Episode 174 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute

Feb 21, 2013 01:04:00

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On this special episode of the BIG show, Oscar winner Sir Sidney Poitier turns 86 and we spotlight his towering achievements by rebroadcasting our tribute show saluting the work and legacy of a true film pioneer, legend and icon. Poitier served as the film foundation for African-Americans and other minorities over his 50-year career breaking down barriers, doors in Hollywood and forever altering the perception of Black leading men in the film industry. Poitier remains a cinematic giant and one of the most important figures in film of the 20th century.

Keeping It Reel 185: Valentine's Day Movies

Feb 15, 2013 01:16:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon and his special guest, Jen Chaney (The Washington Post, New Yorker Magazine and Slate) will discuss love at the movies as they look at their Top 10 Romantic Valentine's Day Movies. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films including Lifetime's Pastor Brown as well as A Good Day to Die Hard and Beautiful Creatures on Episode 173 of  Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon 

Black Reel Awards Pre-Show

Feb 8, 2013 00:12:00

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FAAAF Executive Director and Black Reel Awards founder, Tim Gordon will preview the 13th Annual Black Reel Awards LIVE from MIST Harlem in New York. During this 30-minute broadcast, find out which film and performances have the best opportunity to take home top honors at the first show EVER in New York City!!!!

Keeping It Reel 184: Ayoko Babu

Feb 8, 2013 01:08:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will sit down with one of the founders of the legendary Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), Ayoko Babu as he will discuss the upcoming 21st Annual festival, plus we'll have entertainment news and reviews of several new releases including Side Effects and Identity Thief on Episode 172 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 183: Lynn Whitfield

Feb 1, 2013 01:14:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon is honored to sit down with the beautiful and talented Emmy Award winning actress, Lynn Whitfield (Josephine Baker) who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pan African Film Festival. Whitfield, who has roots that lead back to Louisiana southern aristocracy, has starred in such memorable films as A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Eve's Bayou, Kings of the Evening and Love Songs. We'll talk about her distinguished career and her reflections of some of her memorable roles. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Sylvester Stallone'sBullet to the Head all on Episode 171 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 182: Common

Jan 25, 2013 01:11:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon continue his journey with Black Reel Awards nominees as he welcomes Chi-town's favorite son, actor/rapper Common who sits down to talk about his latest nominated film, LUV as we continue our Meet the Nominees segment. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Parker all on Episode 170 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 181: Meet the Nominees, Vol. 2

Jan 18, 2013 01:27:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon sits down two more nominees from the 13th Annual Black Reel Awards as the Meet the Nominees series continues with our special guests, actor Vanessa Bell Calloway (The Last Fall and A Beautiful Soul) and Mariette Monpierre, writer/director of Elza. The two will discuss their award-nominated films. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Broken City and LUV from the Movie Mob on Episode 169 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 180: Meet the Nominees, Vol. 1

Jan 11, 2013 01:27:00

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This week on the BIG show, with one month to go before the 13th Annual Black Reel Awards, host Tim Gordon sits down with two nominees, director Victoria Mahoney (Yelling to the Sky) and composer Kathryn Bostic (Middle of Nowhere). The two will discuss their films and overdue recognition. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Gangster Squad from the Movie Mob on Episode 168 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 179: The Year in Review in Film

Jan 4, 2013 01:19:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will take one last look back at the year that was in Film in 2012. Critics Jeffrey Lyles (Lyles Movie Files) and Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren) will stop by to look at the top and bottom grossing films and the celebrities that made news from the past year. Plus, we'll have enertainment news and the latest reviews as we kickoff 2013 on Episode 167 on Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 178: Top Ten Movies of 2012

Dec 28, 2012 02:04:00

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This week on this special two-hour BIG show, host Tim Gordon and several critics will discuss their Top Ten Movies of 2012. Find out which films and performances made the list. Plus, we'll feature snippets of some of our favorite interviews of the year. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of latest films including Django Unchained and Les Miserables all on the final episode of the year, Episode 166 of  Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 177: Worst Movies of 2012

Dec 21, 2012 01:33:00

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This week on the BIG show, we look back at some of the most painful experiences in theaters this year as we examine the Worst Movies of 2012. Host Tim Gordon and a panel of guest film critics will discuss some of the year's most epic failures, disappointments and cinematic misfires. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Zero Dark Thirty on Episode 165 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

13th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Dec 20, 2012 01:02:00

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On this special episode of the show, the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) will announce the nominations for the 13th Annual Black Reel Awards. The awards will be announced by two-time Oscar winner Russell Williams, Indie Director Victoria Mahoney, indie actress sensation Tracey Heggins and Black Reel Awards founder and Executive Director Tim Gordon. Which films will compete for the best of the year? Which actors will hear their names called? Tune in to find out who'll compete for the organization's top prizes.

Keeping It Reel 176: The Black Reel Awards Preview

Dec 14, 2012 01:24:00

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This week on the BIG show, our foray into the film awards season continues as we preview the nominees for the 2013 Black Reel Awards nominations. Critics Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (The Urban Daily & Cinema in Noir) and Shawn Edwards (BFCA & FOX 4 Kansas City) will join host Tim Gordon to break down the best films and performances by Black filmmakers and actors. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including The Hobbit with the Infamous Movie Mob. We'll feature all of that and more on Episode 164 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

11th Annual WAFCA Awards

Dec 11, 2012 01:00:00

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The Washington, DC-Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) will reveal the choices and announce the top choices for the 11th Annual WAFCA Awards. Which film and performances will take home the group's top prizes? Hosted by WAFCA President Tim Gordon and featuring members of the Capital Critics Association who will provide reaction to the membership's vote and the chances of how the group's picks will fare during the remainder of the Awards season.

Keeping It Reel 175: Critics Awards Preview '12

Dec 7, 2012 01:13:00

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This week on the BIG show, with critics associations preparing to announce their annual film choices, host Tim Gordon will welcome several critics including Nell Minow (BFCA & WAFCA), Tim Sika (SFFCC) and Wilson Morales (BFCC) to discuss the films and performances that will be the favorites this awards season. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and a reviews of Playing for Keeps and Deadfall with the Infamous Movie Mob on Episode 163 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 174: Roger Michell

Nov 30, 2012 01:16:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon sits down with director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes & Morning Glory) to discuss his latest film, the bio drama/comedy, Hyde Park on the Hudson. Plus, Lenny Kravitz has been cast as Marvin Gaye in an upcoming bio and TVOne executive James Hill will stop by to talk about and we'll have movie news and reviews of the latest films with the Infamous Movie Mob on Episode 162 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 173: Top Ten Thanksgiving Films

Nov 22, 2012 01:18:00

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This week on a special holiday edition of the BIG show, we'll talk turkey and cinema as host Tim Gordon and film critic Dann Gire, President of the Chicago Film Critics discuss the Top Ten Thanksgiving Films. This holiday of food, family and fun is the perfect opporuntity to give thanks for the various cinematic offerings. Plus, we'll have the latest movie news, reviews and celebrity interviews as well as reviews of upcoming films with the Infamous Movie Mob on the next Episode 161 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 172: 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Nov 16, 2012 02:03:00

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This week on a special two-hour episode of the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will gather with a group of critic friends and colleagues to celebrate the Third Anniversary of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon. Over the course of the show, guests will reminicise about the movie movement that has swept the web for the past 36 months. We'll have surprise guests and light moment from the show's first three years. Plus, we'll entertainment news and reviews of the latest films all on a two-hour edition of Episode 160 of the BIG SHOW!!!!  

Keeping It Reel 171: Celebrating Malcolm X

Nov 9, 2012 01:10:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon and several film critics will celebrate and discuss the 20th Anniversary of Spike Lee's classic, Malcolm X. The story about the life of the famed civil righs leader was arguably Denzel Washington's greatest cinematic achievement. Plus, we'll have the latest movie news and reviews of both Steven Spielberg'sLincoln and James Bond in Skyfall with the Infamous Movie Mob. We'll have all of that and more on Episode 159 of  Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 170: Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 4

Nov 2, 2012 01:20:00

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  This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon and a panel of film critics will come together to discuss several hot-button topics, including controversial casting choices and an overview of some of the Black films and performers we should look out for this award on the latest installment of Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 4. The returning panel includes critics Candice Frederick, Daryle Lockhart and Vaun Monroe. Plus, we'll have the entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Flight, with the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales all on Episode 158 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 169: Matthew A. Cherry

Oct 26, 2012 01:23:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll talk with writer/director Matthew Cherry about his upcoming drama, The Last Fall. The semi-autobiographical tale tell the story of an NFL journeyman who struggles to deal with life's complexities after his professional career is over. Plus, we'll have the movie news and reviews of the lastest films including the Tom Hanks/Halle Berry time-travel drama, Cloud Atlas. We'll have all that and more on Episode 157 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 168: Film Criticism

Oct 19, 2012 01:27:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon removes his critics' hat for a moment to try to siimply enjoy watching movies with "no judgement." Is it possible for a critc to just watch a movie and enjoy it own it's own merits without anaylzing and picking it apart? Also, what constitutes a "bad movie?" Plus, we spotlight the 40th Anniversary of Lady Sings the Blues. We also have enterrtainment news and reviews of the latest films including an extended conversation about Tyler Perry's latest, Alex Cross. All that and more on  Episode 156 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 167: Celebrating Bond at 50

Oct 12, 2012 01:10:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll celebrate one of the longest continually-running film series in history, the James Bond franchise. Agent 007 has been getting his drinks shaken, not stirred since 1962 with 22 films total in the series. Bond afficianado and fan, Brandon Fibbs will stop by to give his perspective on the franchise's enduring appeal. Plus, we'll have movie new and reviews of the latest films including Ben Affleck's drama, Argo and much, much more on Episode 155 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 166: Emayatzy Corinealdi

Oct 5, 2012 01:31:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll sit down with actress Emayatzy Corinealdi star of the upcoming drama, Middle of Nowhere. What happens when love takes you places you never thought you would go? When her husband, Derek, is sentenced to eight years in a California prison, Ruby drops out of medical school to maintain her marriage and focus on ensuring Derek's survival in his violent new environment. Driven by love, loyalty, and hope, Ruby learns to sustain the shame, separation, guilt, and grief that a prison wife must bear. Her new life challenges her to the very core of her identity, and her turbulent path propels her in new, often frightening directions of self-discovery. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with Wilson Morales and the Movie Mob all on Episode 154 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 165: Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 3

Sep 28, 2012 01:20:00

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    This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon and a panel of film critics assemble to discuss a variety of topics, including major Black actors working on the small screen and the state of independent films on the latest installment of Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 3. The returning panel includes Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics, TheBlackBoxoffice'sDaryle Lockhart and Omar Moore of Popcorn Reel. Plus, we'll have the entertainment news and reviews with the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales all on Episode 153 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 164: Urbanworld Film Festival Recap

Sep 27, 2012 01:33:00

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On this special episode of the BIG show, host Tim Gordon recaps the sights and sounds of the 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. From Gabrielle Union's opening night film, Being Mary Jane to Ava DuVernay'sMiddle of Nowhere, which closed the festival, we'll have interviews with many of the filmmakers, festival filmmaker alumni and the organizers of this prestigious event in all of Gotham's splendor! 

Keeping It Reel 163: Lance Reddick

Sep 21, 2012 01:09:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon sits down with actor Lance Reddick (Fringe & The Wire) to talk about his role in the upcoming education drama, Won't Back Down. Plus we'll have the latest entertainment news including Wood Harris being cast as Malcolm X in the upcoming Lifetime film and reviews of upcoming films including the critically-acclaimed drama, The Master on Episode 152 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 162: Stephen Chbosky

Sep 14, 2012 01:23:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will sit down with author, screenwriter and director Stephen Chbosky to discuss his upcoming film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The story explores topics such as introversion and the awkward times of of adolescence and also touches briefly on drug use and Charlie's experieces with this. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films with The Movie Mob and Wilson Morales and more on Episode 151 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 161: Nate Parker

Sep 7, 2012 01:03:00

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  This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon sits down for extended discussion with actor, Nate Parker to talk about his latest film, Arbitrage. Parker has appeared in Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters and Pride.  In his recent roles, he has performed alongside Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Terrence Howard. Plus, we’ll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films on Episode 150 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 160: Spike Lee

Aug 31, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will sit down with acclaimed director, Spike Lee to discuss his latest films Red Hook Summer and his documentary, Bad 25, which details the making of Michael Jackson's follow-up album to his iconic, Thriller, 1987's Bad. Plus, we'll have the latest movie news and reviews with The Movie Mob and Wilson Morales on Episode 149 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 159: Fall Movie Preview

Aug 29, 2012 02:03:00

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This week on a special two-hour edition of the BIG show, host Tim Gordon and a group of film critics will take a look at some of the most anticipated films of the fall with our 2012 Fall Movie Preview. We're less than four months from the beginning of the awards season and studios are rolling out their cinematic big guns with a group of hopefuls including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, Looper, Django Unchained, The Man with the Iron Fists, Cloud Atlas, Flight, Lincoln, Skyfall, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, The Master, and Zero Dark Thirty. Our group of critics will discuss these films and the rest of the fall release on this special editon of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.  

Keeping It Reel 158: Craig Zobel

Aug 24, 2012 01:18:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon sits down with writer/director Craig Zobel, who has created one of the summer's best film, the disturbingly gripping thriller, Compliance. The plot focuses on a prank caller who pretends to be a police officer and convinces the manager of a fast food restaurant that one of her employees committed a crime. It is based on the strip search prank call scam.  Plus, we'll have entertaiment news and reviews of the latest films and more on Episode 148 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 157: Summer Movie Recap

Aug 22, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on a special edition of the BIG show, host Tim Gordon and a collection of film critics take a look back at the season's winners, losers and surprises from the Summer of 2012. The Summer of the Superhero had multiple storylines and our cinematic team of Avengers will explore them all. Join us for one last look back before we turn out the lights on the summer on this special episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Keeping It Reel 156: Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 2

Aug 17, 2012 01:25:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon and a panel of film critics assemble to discuss a variety of topics, including Spike Lee's latest, Red Hook Summer on the latest installment of Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 2. The returning panel includes Rebecca (FilmFatale) Theodore-Vachon and Candice Frederick from Cinema in Noir and TheBlackBoxoffice's Daryle Lockhart. Plus, we'll have the entertainment news and reviews with the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales all on Episode 147 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!    

Keeping It Reel 155: Sparkle Preview

Aug 15, 2012 01:01:00

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On this special episode of the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will preview the upcoming muscial remake, Sparkle. Based on the 1976 cult classic, the show will feature interviews with the talented cast including Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick. We'll also talk with the film's producer, Debra Martin Chase and other members of the film's production team. Plus, we'll feature music from the film's soundtrack. Don't just shine but prepare to - SPARKLE as we take you behind the scenes on this special episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 154: Matt Bondurant

Aug 10, 2012 01:15:00

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This week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon will sit down with author Matt Bondurant, whose book, The Wettest County in the World, which was the basis for the upcoming prohibition gangster film, Lawless. Based on Bondurant's grandfather and great-uncles, the film tells the story of t ttthree brothers find their bootlegging business under threat in Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films all on Episode 146 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 153: Lonette McKee

Aug 3, 2012 01:14:00

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This week on the BIG show, with the remake of the classic music film, Sparkle, slated to open in a couple of weeks, host Tim Gordon welcomes back one of the co-stars of the original story, Lonette McKee to discuss her memories, the film's lasting impact and her thoughts on the the latest version of the story. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films on Episode 145 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 152: Rashida Jones

Jul 27, 2012 00:59:00

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This week on the BIG show, Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and can men and women be friends? Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Plus, we'll look back at the fallout and prospects moving forward with The Dark Knight Rises and we'll also have entertainment news and reviews on Episode 144 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 151: Rodriquez

Jul 20, 2012 01:17:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with the subject of one of the year's most provocative documentaries, Searching for Sugar Man. Rodriquez (Sixto Diaz Rodriguez) recorded two albums in the early 1970s and suddenly disappeared only to have his music inspire the anti-apartied movement and his popularity grow to Michael Jackson-levels in South Africa. Rumored to be dead, he resurfaces almost 30 years later to reclaim his musical legacy and serve as an inspiration for younger muscians. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and The Movie Mob will review the year's most anticipated film, The Dark Knight Rises all on Episode 143 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 150: The Dark Knight Rises Preview

Jul 17, 2012 01:03:00

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On this special edition of the BIG show, we countdown to the release of the final installment of the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Having assumed responsibility for the crimes of District Attorney Harvey Dent in order to protect his reputation, Batman is chased into exile by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the appearance of the mysterious Selina Kyle sets in motion a chain of events culminating in the arrival of Bane, a ruthless terrorist with plans to destroy Gotham City. With the future of the city at stake, Batman must emerge from his exile and confront Bane to bring about an end to his reign of terror. Join the Movie Mob and myself as we look at the history of Batman, take a look back at the first two films of the trilogy and look ahead to the final chapter.

Keeping It Reel 149: Chenoa Maxell

Jul 13, 2012 01:15:00

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This week on the BIG show, we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the romantic comedy, Hav' Plenty and welcome back the film's co-star, Chenoa Maxell. We'll talk about the film's longevity and impact on the fans who still love the film. Plus, we'll sit down the hosts of film show, Reel Soul, Vaun Monroe and Lee Bay. We'll discuss their show and classic Black films, and we'll have entertainment news from San Diego's Comic-Con and a reviews of the latest films all on Episode 142 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 148: Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 1

Jul 6, 2012 01:10:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll continue our post-Independence Day celebration by discussing a variety of topics with a panel of film critics on the latest installment of Reel Talk Unscripted, Vol. 1. The panel will include Rebecca (FilmFatale) Theodore-Vachon and Candice Frederick from Cinema in Noir and TheBlackBoxoffice's Daryle Lockhart. Plus, we'll have the entertaiment news and reviews with the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales all on Episode 141 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 147: Celebrating Boomerang

Jun 29, 2012 01:25:00

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This week on the BIG show, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the popular romantic comedy classic, Boomerang. Eddie Murphy's first foray into the romantic comedy genre was chock full of established and rising stars and bolstered by an amazaing soundtrack, would prove to be one Murphy's most well-loved films. Plus, we'll have the have the latest movie news, reviews of the latest films on Episode 140 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 146: Behn Zeitlin

Jun 22, 2012 01:12:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with Behn Zeitlin, director of one of the year's hottest films Beasts of the Southern Wild, The film has swept top honors at both Cannes and the Sundance Film Festivals and anchored by a powerful debut performance from Quvenzhané Wallis is poised to expand its fanbase. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and more on Episode 138 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon You +1'd this publicly. Undo

Keeping It Reel 145: 20 Black Movie Soundtracks

Jun 15, 2012 01:13:00

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This week on the BIG show, we celebrate Black Music Month with this special show saluting the Top 20 Black Movie Soundtracks of All-Time. Join me and my special guest, former music executive and critic, Dave Dickinson as we discuss which movie soundtracks made the cut and why. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films including the musical extravaganza, Rock of Ages. All that and more on Episode 138 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 144: Cinema and the Cosmos

Jun 8, 2012 01:01:00

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This week on the BIG show, instead of talking to the stars, we'll look at some of the films that discussed the stars and man's evolution within the cinematic universe. Film critics and sci-fi geeks, Brandon Fibbs and Daryle Lockhart will discuss the films that came before Ridley Scott's upcoming film, Prometheus. Plus, We'll preview the season finale of Mad Men with Washington Post Celebritology blogger, Jen Chaney. Tune in for news and reviews of the week's latest releases on Episode 137 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 143: Darin Atwater

Jun 1, 2012 01:08:00

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This week on the BIG show, we kick off Black Music Month with a true music visionary, Darin Atwater. The founder and director of Soulful Symphony, Atwater has earned a distinguished international reputation as Artistic Director, Pianist, Composer, Conductor and Cultural Advocate for the Arts. This week, he'll lead his Soulful Symphony in a special tribute to Whitney Houston. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films on Episode 136 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Keeping It Reel 142: Ami Horowitz

May 25, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with documentary filmmaker, Ami Horowitz about his latest film, U.N. Me. The doucmentary is a critique that depicts the United Nations as an organization that has drifted from its founding principles to the point where it now "enables evil and sows global chaos. Plus, we'll have the entertainment news and reviews and more on Episode 134 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 141: Peter Berg

May 18, 2012 01:06:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with the director of one of the summer's most anticipated films, Battleship, Peter Berg.  Plus, with several high-profile shows such as Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Magic City and Scandal heading to their season finales, we'll talk with Urban Daily's, Rebecca Theodore-Vachon and Jen Chaney, blogger for the Washington Post's Celebritolgy. We'll have the latest movie news and reviews with the Infamous Movie Mob and Wilson Morales all on episode 133 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 140: Black Reel Registry of Honor

May 11, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll announce the formation of the latest project from the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film(FAAAF), The Black Reel Registry. Conceived and created to honor the vast accomplishments of early Black filmmakers and their often overlooked work, this cinematic Hall of Fame will induct five films per year into our registry beginning in 2013. Join special guests, Black culture historian Joseph J. Kennedy IV and Black Reel Nominating Coordinator, Cordell Martin as they discuss the historical significance of honoring some of the greatest films in Black Cinema, plus we'll unveil the initial list of 50 nominees. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest summer releases with Wilson Morales and the Movie Mob on episode 132 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 139: Comic Book Films

May 4, 2012 01:13:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll sit down with critics Daryle Lockhart (The Black Box Office) and Travis Hopson (Punch Drunk Critics)  to discuss the success of comic book film adaptations from Marvel and DC Comics. They look at the potential success of The Avengers and discuss which comic book would be DC Comics' best bet for big-screen gold. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the summer's first blockbuster, Marvel's The Avengers with our superteam of critcs all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 138: Summer Movie Preview

May 2, 2012 02:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, it's time for the 3rd Annual Summer Movie Preview, the Sleepers and the Keepers. Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon and my cinematic Dirty Dozen critics will look at the 25 most anticipated films of Summer and the 25 films that are under the radar. Join critics Omar Moore (The Popcorn Reel), Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com), Travis Hopson (Punch Drunk Critics), Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (The Urban Daily), Rebecca Cusey (Patheos.com), Jen Chaney (The Washington Post's Celebritology blog), Shawn Edwards (Fox 4 / Kansas City), Eli Savada (Film Threat), Daryle Lockhart (The Black Box Office), Candice Frederick (Reel Talk), Willie Waffle (WDCW) and Kevin McCarthy (Fox 5 / Washington, DC) as they run down your summer favorites on this special episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 137: The Spring Movie Recap

May 1, 2012 01:18:00

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This week on the BIG show, we're on the crest of the Summer Movie season but before it begans we take one more look back at the winners, losers and disappointments of the Spring Movie season. Which films surprised us and which films simply just let us down? Find out which films and performances will be remembered fondly and which ones will be heard from again on our worst list. All this and more on this special abbreviated version of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 136: Will Packer

Apr 20, 2012 01:10:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with one of the most successful producers in Hollywood that a lot of people aren't familiar with, Will Packer. The hard-working producer and his Rainforest Films banner have been responsible for several hit films including The Gospel, Stomp The Yard, Takers, This Christmas and Obsessed. Packer stops by to discuss his latest film, Think Like A Man and why having an ongoing relationship with a studio is beneficial to having your film distributed. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 135: Russ Parr

Apr 13, 2012 01:06:00

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This week on the BIG show, we sit down with writer/director Russ Parr about his latest film, the controversial church drama, The Under Shepherd. This story of two youth pastors who are looking for a larger role in the church, takes on the clergy in a powerful display. In addition, we'll have entertainment news and reviews all on latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 134: Mario Van Peebles

Apr 6, 2012 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will sit down with a true Hollywood revolutionary, Mario Van Peebles. Forty years after his film debut in Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and twenty years after making his debut with the iconic crime drama, New Jack City, Van Peebles creates a high school dramedy for today's audiences with his latest, We the Party. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with Wilson Morales and The Movie Mob all on the next episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 133: Terri J. Vaughn

Mar 30, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will sit down with actress, Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show and All About Us) to discuss her comedic role in the upcoming marital dramedy, Marriage Chronicles. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and movie reviews as well provocative film discussions with the Movie Mob and Wilson Morales on the next episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 132: Celebrating The Godfather

Mar 23, 2012 01:13:00

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This week on the BIG show, we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of one of the two best American films of the 20th Century, Francis Ford Coppola's epic family crime saga, The Godfather. Described as the "turning point of American cultural consciousness . . . what Puzo and Coppola delivered - brilliantly - was nothing less than a disquisition on the madness, glory, and failure of the American dream." Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with Wilson Morales and the Movie Mob on the Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 131: The Godfathers of Black Film

Mar 16, 2012 01:05:00

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This week on the BIG show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will spotlight the three directors who were the first to direct studio films in the modern era, Gordon Parks, Sr., Melvin Van Peebles and Ossie Davis. Over the course of 1969-70, these three directors created several classics including The Learning Tree, The Watermelon Man and Cotton Comes to Harlem. We'll discuss the films, their impact and how they set the stage for the era of Blackploitation and later inspired filmmakers such as Spike Lee and others. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with the Movie Mob and Wilson Morales all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 130: Celebrating Eddie Murphy

Mar 9, 2012 01:07:00

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This week on the BIG show, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of writer, director, actor, entertainer and comedic titan Eddie Murphy. From his groundbreaking performance in 48 Hrs. to A Thousand Words, Murphy has entertained legions of fans with his bawdy comedy as well as gained A-list credentials as the second highest grossing actor in Hollywood history. We'll take a look back at Murphy's career and discuss his place in cinematic history. Plus, we'll have movie news and reviews with The Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 129: Top 10 Party Movies

Mar 2, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show with the release of Project X, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon look back on the Top 10 Party Movies of the modern era. Whether the setting was high school, college, fraternities or bachelor parties, movies have been partying like it's 1999 . . . for YEARS! Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews featuring the Movie Mob and Wilson Morales all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!!!

Keeping It Reel 128: Academy Awards Preview

Feb 24, 2012 01:20:00

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This week on the BIG show, we'll preview which films and performances will be spotlighted this weekend at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon and crew will debate if either Hugo or The Artist with a combined 21 nominations will win top prizes or will a dark horse such as The Descendants or The Help emerge with an upset. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest releases including Tyler Perry's Good Deeds and Wanderlust with the Movie Mob and Wilson Morales on the latest edition of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 127: The Films of Whitney Houston

Feb 17, 2012 01:04:00

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This week on the BIG show, we examine the impact of the too-brief film career of the late Whitney Houston. Beginning with her star-making turn in 1992's The Bodyguard and culminating with her upcoming role in the summer remake, Sparkle, Houston's personality and unforgettable songs left a lasting legacy. Plus, we'll have entertainment news, reviews and more on the latest episode of Keeping it Reel with FilmGordon.

2012 Black Reel Awards

Feb 10, 2012 01:59:00

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Join the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) and The Black Reel Awards as we honor the best films and performances of the 2011 by African-Americans and people of African descent. This year, Black Reels will be awarded in 20 categories, spotlighting theatrical, television and independent films. Led by Pariah which garnered nine nominations, find out which film will headline the Black Reel Class of '12 when this year's winners will be unveiled!

Black Reel Awards Pre-Show

Feb 10, 2012 00:28:00

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Join us as we take a look back on the year in Black film of 2011 and discuss which performances and films have the best chance of taking home Black Reels!!!!

Black Reel Awards Preview

Feb 3, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, The 12th Annual Black Reel Awards take place ONE week from today and Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon and crew will take a look at a look at this year's nominees and performances and discuss which ones stand the best chance of winning this year's top prize. Will Pariah feel wanted? Will the Southern drama "Help" it self to top honors or will the summer wedding comedy "Jump" over it's competitors on the way to Black Reel glory? Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with the Movie Mob and Wilson Morales on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 126: Oscars Nomination Recap

Jan 27, 2012 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will look back at the eclectic Oscar nominations, talk with critic Travis Hopson about the latest happenings at Sundance Film Festival and we'll look back at the opening weekend number's for Red Tails and what it means for Black Cinema. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of all of the latest releases with the Movie Mob all on the latest episode of the show!!!!

Keeping It Reel 125: Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Jan 20, 2012 01:06:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon sits down Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., British acting phenom, David Oyelowo, director Anthony Hemingway and original Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Roscoe Brown to discuss their participation and the experience of making the historical action-adventure, Red Tails. The crew discuss the impact of the story and how it transcends across cultures and working with producer George Lucas. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with the Infamous Movie Mob and Wilson Morales all on the next episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 124: Red Tails Controversy

Jan 14, 2012 01:03:00

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On the latest episode of the BIG show, we'll discuss the marketing campaign that producer George Lucas has embarked on to sell the story of Red Tails. Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will speak with several industry veterans to find out their thoughts on Lucas raising the banner for Black Film. Are his motives about empowering Black directors . . . or about getting a return on his production? Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of all of this week's latest releases on Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 123: Dee Rees

Jan 6, 2012 01:03:00

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We kick the year off in grand style as the creative team and stars of the Pariah stop by the BIG show. Nominated for nine Black Reel Awards, writer/director Dee Rees, producer Nekisa Cooper, lead actress Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans sit down with Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon to talk about the challenges of getting this story to the big screen. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of both the Devil Inside and Pariah with the infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales all on the next episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 122: 11 Best Celebrity Interviews

Dec 30, 2011 01:03:00

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On the final show of the year, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon looks back at some of his favorite and colorful conversations of the year in the second annual edition of the Best Celebrity Interviews of 2011. From two-time Oscar winner Russell Williams to Attack the Block's John Boyega to the lovely and talented Nia Long as well as BIG show favorite, Chenoa Maxwell, we'll look back lovingly on another year of film, fun and everything in between!!!

OverTime Film Reviews!!!

Dec 24, 2011 00:29:00

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Keeping It Reel 121: Holiday New Movie Friday

Dec 24, 2011 00:32:00

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This week on the BIG show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon and the infamous Movie Mob will review the final film releases of 2011 including David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the animated story, The Adventures of TinTin, the family drama, We Bought a Zoo, the foreign film, The Artist, Steven Spielberg's emotional film, War Horse and the cold-opening The Darkest Hour.

Keeping It Reel 120: The Best Movies of 2011

Dec 23, 2011 01:03:00

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The Holiday Season continues as we look back at some of the Best Movies of 2011 with a talented panel of film critics who will debate which films gave them so much joy and satisfaction during the past year. Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will welcome Beliefnet's Nell Minow, Jen Chaney from the Washington Post, Blackfilm's Wilson Morales, Travis Hopson, co-host of the Punch Drunk Critics, Popcorn Reel's Omar Moore, Shawn Edwards of Kansas City's FOX-4,Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (Film Fatale) from The Urban Daily and several others critics to break down the year's best all on the next episode of the BIG show!!!!!

Keeping It Reel 119: New Movie Friday

Dec 17, 2011 00:33:00

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Today on the BIG show, The Movie Mob will review six, yes count them, six Holiday releases, some with Oscar ramifications including Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,  Tinker, Tailor, Spy, A Dangerous Method, Young Adult, Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol. Before you spend your Christmas money on these films, find out what the critics think . . . and then you make the call!!!

Keeping It Reel 118: The Worst Movies of 2011

Dec 16, 2011 01:03:00

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This week on this special holiday edition of the BIG show, we take a look back some of the most ridiculous, stupid and just plain silly films of the year as we look at the Worst Movies of 2011. From the "Colors Trilogy" (The Green Hornet / Green Lantern / Red Riding Hood) to the utter crassness of Your Highness, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon and a panel of film critics will laugh, cringe and come to terms of cinematic endearment with just some god-awful films.

The 12th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Dec 15, 2011 00:33:00

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Join us as we unveil the candidates for our top prize as we announce the nominations for the 2012 Black Reel Awards. The show which annually honors African-Americans and people of color in theatrical, independent and television. Black Reel Awards Founder and Executive Director, Tim Gordon and others will present this year's nominees during this special 30-minute broadcast. Find out which films and performers have the opportunity to take home Black Reel Awards this season!

Keeping It Reel 117: Alrick Brown

Dec 9, 2011 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon sits down with director Alrick Brown, to discuss his recently released Sundance Film Festival award-winning film, Kinyarwanda. Described as Pulp Fiction meets Hotel Rwanda, this film was written and directed by Brown and weaves together several different stories during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Plus, we'll also have entertainment news and reviews from the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

2011 WAFCA Awards Announcement

Dec 6, 2011 00:32:00

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The Washington, DC Area Film Critics (WAFCA) present the winners of their annual top cinema prizes. Hosted by Travis Hopson, Nell Minow and WAFCA President Tim Gordon, we will acknowledge the year's best films and performances and get live reaction from our voting members. Find out which films and performances take home WAFCA's top honors on this special awards edition of the BIG show!!!

Keeping It Reel 116: Top 15 Thanksgiving Films

Nov 24, 2011 01:03:00

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This week on a special holiday edition of the BIG show, with Turkey Day upon us, we'll look at Hollywood's Top 15 Thanksgiving Films this week. Classics such as Miracle on 34th Street, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Home for the Holidays will be among the group of films discussed as well as countless others. Plus, we'll have all of the recent casting and entertainment news and film reviews including Martin Scorcese's cinematic love letter, Hugo, Michelle Williams' star-making turn in My Week with Marilyn and the unadulterated fun of The Muppets with the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales. All that and more on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 115: 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Nov 18, 2011 01:03:00

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Today, the BIG show turns two years old and Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will celebrate with an early peek at some of the most anticipated holiday films of the year. Plus, Blackfilm's Wilson Morales will tell us why Thank God it's Friday for Ice Cube again and the Infamous Movie Mob will review the Hawaiian family drama, The Descendants, the dancing penguins in the artic sequel, Happy Feet Two and the continuing love triangle of Edward, Bella and Jacob in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Keeping It Reel 114: The Business of Black Film

Nov 12, 2011 01:03:00

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This week on the show, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will speak with two guest about the business of Black Film and Entertainment. We'll welcome TV executive, Edwin Avent the founder of the upcoming new TV network, Soul of the South who will discuss his company's ambitious plans to step into the competitive broadcast arena. We'll also be joined by actor, director and film producer Warrington Hudlin who will discuss the upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration of the New Wave of Black Cinema this weekend in New York. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with Blackfilm's Wilson Morales and the Infamous Movie Mob all on this jam-packed edition of the BIG show!!!!

Keeping It Reel 113: 17 Best Heist Movies

Nov 4, 2011 01:55:00

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In honor of the release of Tower Heist, we decided to look at the Top 17 Heist Movies of All-Time and find it which one steals your heart and sits at the top spot. Plus, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will open the phone lines up for your top choices. We'll have movie news and reviews of this week's latest releases with the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!

Keeping It Reel 112: Hugh Jackman

Oct 29, 2011 00:33:00

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This week on the Overtime edition of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon, Infamous Movie Mob contributing member, Kevin "BDK" McCarthy and host Tim Gordon discuss and play his interviews with the star of Real Steel, Hugh Jackman and five-time world boxing champion, Sugar Ray Leonard, who served as a consultant on the film. Plus, the Mob stops by to review the English period drama, Anonymous and the off-beat tropical drama, The Rum Diaries on the latest edition of the BIG show!!!!

Keeping It Reel 111: Spirituality in Films

Oct 28, 2011 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, we discuss the growing movement of faith-based mainstream and independent films. Recently, several films including Higher Ground, Courageous and The Way have tackled the issue of faith, healing and deliverance. Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will speak with Pastor Dwight Peace of Antioch Baptist Church in Pomona California to get his views on this growing phenomenon and discuss the greater significance for film audiences. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews from the Infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales all on the latest episode of Keeping It Reel w/FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 110: 13 Best Black Horror Films

Oct 21, 2011 01:03:00

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On the eve of Fright Night, join Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon as he discusses the Unlucky 13 Best Black Horror Films of All-Time. From Blacula through Tales From the Hood, find out if your choice scares up a spot on our list! Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with The Infamos Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales all on the latest episode of the BIG show!!!

Keeping It Reel 109: Black Film Distribution

Oct 14, 2011 01:03:00

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Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon's weekly diary of movie news, Reel Talk with film critics, filmmakers designed to make you laugh, learn and think about the world of film!

Keeping It Reel 108: Television Preview

Oct 7, 2011 01:03:00

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Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon's weekly diary of movie news, Reel Talk with film critics, filmmakers designed to make you laugh, learn and think about the world of film!

Keeping It Reel 107: Jen Chaney

Sep 30, 2011 01:00:00

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Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon's weekly diary of movie news, Reel Talk with film critics, filmmakers designed to make you laugh, learn and think about the world of film!

Keeping It Reel 106: New Movie Friday

Sep 24, 2011 00:33:00

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Today on the BIG show, the infamous Movie Mob join Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon as we review all of this week's latest releases including clandestine action-thriller, Killer Elite, the Taylor Lautner showcase, Abduction and the Brad Pitt-baseball story of Moneyball. We'll also discuss the gospel of the Machine Gun Preacher and check out Jamie Foxx's Thunder Soul all on this jam-packed episode 104 of Keeping It Reek with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 105: Remembering Joe Barber

Sep 23, 2011 01:03:00

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This Thursday, Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon will fondly remember the life and reel times of frequent guest and show collaborator, Joe Barber. A highly-respected critic, colleague and friend for close to 20 years, Barber's life and impact will be discussed with those who knew him from his various communities. Listen as we celebrate the life and times of my friend, Joseph Barber on the BIG show!

Keeping It Reel 104: The Latino List

Sep 17, 2011 01:03:00

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Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon's weekly diary of movie news, Reel Talk with film critics, filmmakers designed to make you laugh, learn and think about the world of film!

Keeping It Reel 103: New Movie Friday

Sep 10, 2011 00:33:00

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This week in theaters: People are dropping like flies, there's no brother love and it appears the revolution will finally be televised! Join the infamous Movie Mob (Punch Drunk Critic, Travis Hopson, WTTG-TV critic, Kevin "BDK" McCarthy and PopcornReel.com critic, Omar Moore) and Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon as we review all of this week's new releases including Warrior, Contagion, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 and other choices in theaters this week on New Movie Friday.

Keeping It Reel 102: Fall Movie Preview

Sep 9, 2011 01:33:00

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  On this special 90-minute edition of the BIG show, 15 national film critics join Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon to preview the Fall/Holiday movie season. In addition to looking at some of the most aniticipated films of the award season, we'll also spotlight some of the high-profile filmmakers and actors who will have audiences buzzing heading into the awards season. The fall movie season has a little of everything including high-profile dramas such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and J. Edgar to animated comedies such as Puss in Boots. Find out what films you shouldn't miss this fall as our panel of critics dissect and discuss all of the season's hits and misses on our 2nd Annual Fall Movie Preview.

Keeping It Reel 101: 15 Gangster Movies of the 90s

Sep 2, 2011 01:03:00

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This week as we celebrate our 100th Episode of the BIG show, we explore one of our favorite genres, gangster films. Instead of looking at the close to 2,600 films released in the past century, we spotlight the New Jack gangster-period of the 1990s. Listen and find out which of the "Fabulous Fifteen" made the cut. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews with the infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales on a special episode of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Keeping It Reel 100: Summer Wrap-Up Show

Aug 26, 2011 01:03:00

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This week on the BIG show, Holywood screenwriter and former film critic, Brandon Fibbs sits down with Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon takes a look back on the biggest winners and disappointments from the Summer of 2011. Which films under-promised and over-delivered? Which actor shined on the big-screen and who got burned by the bright glare of the big screen? Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews from the infamous Movie Mob and Blackfilm's Wilson Morales all on Episode 99 of Keeping It Reel With FilmGordon.