‘Fruitvale Station’: Michael B. Jordan Lands Breakthrough Performance (REVIEW)

“Fruitvale Station” is more than the dramatization of an obituary. It’s about empathy. In recounting (and slightly fictionalizing) the final day of 22-year-old Oscar Grant’s life, first-time writer-director Ryan Coogler has made a film that piles small daily gestures – … READ MORE

Date with destiny: Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale Station’ revisits a San Francisco New Year’s Eve tragedy

Fruitvale, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train station in Oakland, Calif., was the last stop in the life of Oscar Grant. His 22 years extended mere minutes into 2009. A San Francisco transit cop, scuffling with him and other … READ MORE

Zhang’s Big Moment!

Grandmaster star Zhang Ziyi was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters Chevalier (recognizing significant contributions to the arts) in Beijing, with the French Minister of Culture Aurélie Filippetti on hand for the honor. Source: US Weekly

Oscar Grant shooting death: Film delivers a vital message

After putting in a full day at UPS, Wanda Johnson rushed to change from her work clothes into a sapphire blue gown. When she arrived at the Grand Lake Theater, she looked red-carpet ready — her dress flowing, not a … READ MORE

Win A Trip To The ‘Vampire Academy’ Set!

For months, “Vampire Academy” fans have been watching like hawks as the incoming student roster at St. Vladimir’s elite institution for the education of the be-fanged fills out with names. Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovsky are among the … READ MORE