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Sunday, June 9, 2013

'THE PURGE', Tonight's Tonys, "Game of Thrones", And Are 40+ Actresses Now in Vogue? (Cinema In Noir)

Happy Sunday! Cinema in Noir returned with a jam packed show this evening. We start off with our review of the #1 movie in America, The Purge, which is similar to my review in an earlier post. It seems to be a consensus that, while the movie succeeds as a home invasion thriller, it fails to live up to its potential as a vehicle for socio-political commentary. 

Earlier last week The Hollywood Reporter ran a piece suggesting that actresses, ahem, of a certain age (apparently that certain age is 40+) are taking over Hollywood. So, of course we at CIN had to share our thoughts on it, especially since many of the actresses mentioned aren't of color (with the exception of Halle Berry and Penélope Cruz). 

While we are thrilled to see Hollywood embrace the more mature actress, the industry is still avoiding such greats as Phylicia Rashad and even Cicely Tyson (who have both carved out booming stage careers). What do you think? Is the 40+ actress having the best year(s) ever?

And speaking of the stage, in honor of tonight's Tony Awards at 8pm on CBS, we offer our favorite talent
from the list of nominees. With the plethora of nods given to talent of color, it is fair to suggest that Broadway  a more diverse range of talent than, say, Hollywood? 

Are you a "Game of Thrones" fan? If you are, you won't want to miss our special segment recapping the recent episodes and reacting to its jaw-dropping moments, moderated by our resident watcher, Rebecca Theodore-Vachon. Note: I have never seen an episode of the show, but I know my Twitter feed ERUPTS when it's on. So, this segment is for you. 

Lastly, a recent New York Times piece about the "new renaissance" of black film and filmmakers has garnered a variety of reactions across the web. With Fruitvale Station, The Butler and Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain soon to be theaters this year, is this the year of the black film? You be the judge.

Missed the show? Catch a recap here


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