Middle of Nowhere

Image

Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. As the committed couple stares into the hollow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation. But through a chance encounter and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to her core, this steadfast wife is soon …Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. As the committed couple stares into the hollow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation. But through a chance encounter and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to her core, this steadfast wife is soon propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery–caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.

Genre: RomanceDrama

Official Site: http://www.middlenowhere.com/

Director: Ava DuVernayCast:Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Lorraine Touissaint, Edwina Findley, Sharon Lawrence Writers: Ava DuVernay

Run Time: 97 minutes

2013 Should be an Interesting Year for Studio Black Cinema

2013 should be an interesting year for studio black cinema, with at least 3 feature films starring ensemble casts of familiar faces, in production: AddictedDavid Talbert’s Baggage Claim (which Paula PattonDerek LukeOctavia SpencerTaye Diggs, Trey SongzJill ScottJ ColeDjimon HounsouAdam BrodyMorris ChestnutLauren LondonChristina MilianTia Mowry and Terrence Jenkins (aka Terrence J); Screen Gems remake of the 1986 rom-com, About Last Night, starring Kevin HartMichael EalyJoy Bryant and Regina Hall, which Will Packer is producing; Ride Along, Ice Cube’s action comedy, which stars Cube, Kevin HartTika Sumpter, and Jay Pharoah, also produced by Will Packer, with Tim Story directing; and finally, yet another Will Packer-produced film – this time the thriller, No Good Deed, which stars Idris ElbaTaraji P. Henson, and .Henry Simmons. There are a few others; but, as I usually do at the start of every year, I take a long, hard look at everything we should look forward to for the year, which I will do towards the end of 2012, or early in 2013. But we might find ourselves with one of those rare years in 2013, when there’s a fuller than usual slate of studio-backed black films, to complement the indies – an indie slate that, given what I know today, should be strong. We’ll see…

Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tyson Beckford Join Cast Of ‘Addicted’ (2013 Shaping Up To Be A Big Year)

We can also now add Emayatzy Corinealdi (star of Ava DuVernay’s Middle Of Nowhere) and Tyson Beckford to the cast of Lionsgate’s big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane’s popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American professional woman. Corinealdi and Beckford join the already cast Tasha SmithBoris KodjoeSharon Leal, and William Levy) in aPaul Hall production, with Charisse Nesbit executive producing. It’s been confirmed that Leal will play the role of the sex-addicted woman, while Smith is onboard as the therapist, as previously reported.

Here’s the proper synopsis:

For Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction…to sex. Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment — and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her “fatal attraction” — as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman’s mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage… and her life.

The novel is described as a psychological drama; and Lionsgate tapped Bille Woodruff to direct the film, as we reported over the summer.

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Interview on “Alan Carr: Chatty Man”

Nicki Minaj was a guest on the British talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man tonight, and she had plenty to chat about, such as her latest video “Va Va Voom,” her new album, her video with Justin Bieber, her E! reality show, and being a judge on American Idol. Watch above as she cracks jokes, hops in and out of doing her signature British accent, and even fondles her assets for the crowd (check the 3:33 mark). Cheers, Nicki! [via RapRadar]

CHECK  OUT THE INTERVIEW

The 50 Worst NBA Players to Wear Air Jordans

Who else gets angry when they see a career bum wearing Air Jordans? This never happened when Michael Jordan was tearing the league up. Cats didn’t want MJ to drop 50 on them while they wore his sneakers and we don’t blame them. This new phenomenon has reared its ugly head the last several years. We get heated to the point of breaking something when we see Jared Jeffries wearing Jordan PEs and the same goes for the old Mike Bibby (the young Bibby could ball). We had nightmares when Fred Jones was averaging two points a game in Jordan PEs and want to slap our mama whenever we witness the likes of Von Wafer rocking some Js. We were so angry about this new trend we decided to make a list about it, guaranteed to make any Jordanhead cry themself to sleep. Check out The 50 Worst NBA Players to Wear Air Jordans. CONTINUE READING…

The Man of Next Year in Sports is Robert Griffin III

ImageOn Monday, we asked you all to vote for who you think will be the Man of Next Year in Sports. The nominees wereDeron WilliamsRobert Griffin IIIMike TroutAnthony Davis, and Jon Jones. After tallying up the votes, the people have named their athlete for 2013. Robert Griffin is the Man of Next Year in Sports. He’s the new exciting face of the NFL who’s putting up record-setting rookie numbers, so it’s no surprise that his fans came out to support the Redskins QB. After all, they do have those RGIII “Hope” posters.

‘Skins fans believe in their QB and they have many reasons to do so. His QB rating of 97.3 has put him in the Top-10 of the league amongst the likes of Peyton ManningTom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, and Aaron Rodgers. He has no competition when it comes to QB rushing yards as he’s racked up 476 on the year thus far. That’s over 150 yards more than second-place Cam Newton. As Griffin hones his skills, adjusts to the league, and makes his teammates better, the Redskins will likely develop into a team to watch out for in 2013 and beyond.

Learn more about what the winners take home, and check out all the Man of Next Year nominees at mony.complex.com.

Blake Griffin Is Officially Welcomed By Jordan Brand

After some deserved speculation following BG32 rocking the Jordan Super.Fly in the Clippers opener, Team Jordan Brand has officially announced that the All-Star Forward is officially down with the Jumpman. After a busy off-season signing rookies Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kendall Marshall, Jared Sullinger and Jeff Taylor as well as Olympian Russell Westbrook, it looks like MJ and comp any are building a strong future. [via Josh Benedek]