Hatred Over ‘Hunger’

Amandla Stenberg as Rue in 'The Hunger Games'

I haven’t seen The Hunger Games. I haven’t read The Hunger Games. In fact, I had never heard of The Hunger Games until news about the casting started hitting the web. The concept seemed interesting enough, but wasn’t something I felt I had to see – completely unlike The Avengers, which I’m practically foaming at [...]

I’m Not Down With “White” Being Black

Laurence Fishburne and Perry White

This one might ruffle a few feathers, but hey – “Straight. No Chaser.” – right? I’m in total and complete opposition with Laurence Fishburne being cast as Perry White in the upcoming Superman film Man of Steel. Not because I don’t like Fishburne (I rather love the guy). Not because I feel patronized by having [...]

Showing Love

I meant to do this a LONG time ago, but… better late than never, I suppose BIG UPS to @JasonPittsGame for being The Reel Deel’s first follower on Twitter! I hadn’t even promoted the site when I received the notification in my email, so imagine my greater surprise when I saw who it was. Talk [...]

Reel Quickies: ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ (2012)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Ghost Rider. Sure, it had its moments – several, actually – but the overall film just left me rather “meh.” When I heard a sequel was being made, I rolled my eyes. “Not this again. It was wack the first time!” Sure, they said it would darker than the [...]

Disney Kills ‘The Lone Ranger’ (at least for now…)

Lone Ranger Logo

First off, I didn’t even know Disney had a Lone Ranger movie in the pipeline… That news was brought to my attention today at the same time that I leaned the nascent project was being shut down by the Mouse House over budgetary concerns. According to the Los Angeles Times, the budget for the Johnny [...]

Reel Quickies: ‘Tower Heist’ (2011)

The Reel Deel - Tower Heist Poster

Here’s the trailer for TOWER HEIST,  a comedic spin on the OCEAN’S ELEVEN-style ensemble heist tale, starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck and Gabourey Sidibe. The film looks funny as hell and I love the idea of seeing Stiller and Murphy work together. I’ve been following this project since the screenplay was [...]

Reel Quickies: ‘Red Tails’ (2012)

The Reel Deel

I’m very much looking forward to this film. It’s been much delayed in terms of production, with fears at one point that it was never going to happen, but things are now on track for a January 20, 2012 release. I’ll admit, I was sold on the film from its premise alone – a LONG-overdue [...]