TWV Interview: The Ultimate Life of Drew Waters

TWV Interview: The Ultimate Life of Drew Waters

Drew Waters  is most recognized for his three-year recurring role as Coach Wade Aikman on the Emmy-Award-winning hit series Friday Night Lights on NBC. He has also recently had multiple guest-lead roles in many popular network shows such as: Chase (NBC), Victorious (Nickelodeon), Breaking Bad (AMC), Breakout Kings (TNT), The Lying Game (ABC), as well […]

“Generation Iron” Review: Inside Muscle

In the pantheon of great body-building documentaries, there are the seminal film “Pumping Iron” and the seminal film “Pumping Iron.”  As a matter of fact, there have been very few documentaries covering the subject of bodybuilding since Arnold Schwarzenegger became a star in that documentary.  Well, Vlad Yudin’s new documentary “Generation Iron” may not launch […]

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Interview: “Generation Iron” Director Vlad Yudin

Interview: “Generation Iron” Director Vlad Yudin

Vlad Yudin grew up in Moscow before moving to New York in 1995 to pursue his career in film. In 2008, Yudin became partners with Edwin Mejia to form The Vladar Company and produce various feature and documentary projects, including “Big Pun: The Legacy” and “Last Day of Summer.” Yudin later wrote, produced and directed […]

Review: “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” an Epic to Remember

This year’s Best Actor Academy Award race just got a lot more interesting.  Idris Alba’s performance as Nelson Mandela is so good that audience may forget that some guys named Morgan Freeman and Sidney Poitier also played the South African anti-apartheid icon. Spanning Mandela’s life from his young childhood in rural South Africa to his ascendency […]

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Film Review: “Black Nativity” – A Christmas Gift With Urban Grit

The first Christmas film of the year may be one geared towards African American audiences, but “Black Nativity” really is for everyone.  In this musical holiday film, Jennifer Hudson’s singing and acting have never seemed more beautiful and natural as she simply steals every scene.  Starring Forest Whitaker as Reverend Cornell Cobbs, “Black Nativity” gives […]

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DVD Review: “King’s Faith”

   “King’s Faith” is an independent, Christian-themed film that will surprise audiences with its redemptive storyline, gritty characterization and quality acting.  Brendan King (played by Crawford Wilson), released from juvenile jail after being convicted on drug charges and aging out of the foster care system, lands in a small suburban town.  Fortunately for Brendan, he is […]

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Film Review: Weekend Of A Champion

“Weekend of a Champion” is a new documentary film with a vintage documentary film embedded inside.  Essentially, it is a restoration of the original 1972 documentary “Weekend Of A Champion” with a new interview between subject Jackie Stewart and Director Roman Polanski attached on the end.  It would be really easy to dismiss this film […]

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Movie Review – “Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story”

Imagine tying your shoes with just one hand.  How about driving your car with only that hand?  Or doing just about everything else in your life with only your right-hand, when you were actually born left-handed?  It would be tough to even get close to just what life is like for a 6’ 9” high […]

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A “Long Shot” Interview:  Hoops, Dubya & Serendipity

A “Long Shot” Interview: Hoops, Dubya & Serendipity

FRANKLIN MARTIN – Director/Producer, Dutchmen Films A former basketball coach, Franklin Martin grew up in the South and his family had a strong connection to New Orleans which led him to film his first documentary Hurricane Season: Walking on Dead Fish (narrated and executive-produced by Terry Bradshaw).  Having completed “Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story,” Martin will […]

Film Review: The Fifth Estate

“The Fifth Estate” is a film that takes audiences inside the life of a paranoid, dissociative, manipulative and yet brilliant man named Julian Assange as he tries to take down the world as he sees it.  Assange, is painfully brought to the screen by Benedict Cumberbatch who performs his role brilliantly.  Playing a real-life modern-day […]

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