Win Tix To A Special VIP Screening of ABOUT LAST NIGHT

Reelblack and Screen Gems are giving 5 lucky readers the chance to attend a special VIP screening of ABOUT LAST NIGHT, the new romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart and Regina Hall. Screening will take place in Philadelphia. The winners will also get a special About Last Night prize pack.

Enter to win by sending an email with YOUR FULL NAME IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE and THE PHRASE “ABOUT LAST NIGHT VIP” to

Winners will be selected and notified on Sunday evening (after the big game).

About Last Night opens in theaters everywhere on Valentine’s Day.

Good luck!


RBTV was at the red carpet premiere of the new disaster epic POMPEII IN 3D on 1.27.2014 at the Franklin Institute.  We scored exclusive interviews with the films stars KIT HARINGTON (Game of Thrones) and ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE (Lost, Oz).

Opens February 21, 2014
1 hr 42 min
PG-13 | Intense Battle Sequences, Brief Sexual Content and Disaster-Related Action

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.


WHERE: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
WHEN: Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 7pm.
COST: Tickets $10 Adults/ $8 Students & Seniors/ $5 Reelblack Season 11 & I House Members (Must Show Membership Card).


A stoner couple struggles to get by, get high, and get lost. A feature film written and directed by Shaka King. Lyle is a repo-man, an often perilous and/or heart breaking enterprise. His sole companion is his girlfriend Nina, an unemployed, capricious, dreamer. To dull the stress of their daily lives, they self-medicate with marijuana. But what should be a match made in stoner heaven turns into a love triangle gone awry in this dark comedy about addiction.

Win Tickets To SLAVERY IN CINEMA 2/1 in Queens

Massa’ Gaze: Screenings and Critical Discussions of the Depictions of Slavery in Film and Television

Until the releases in the past two years of 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, the subject of slavery has been largely absent from the American film and television narratives. Museum of the Moving Image marks the beginning of Black History Month by hosting this symposium that takes a close look at the artistic treatment by the filmmakers who get to tell this story and the meanings of the stories they select to tell. Highlights include rare screenings of Solomon Northup’s Odyssey and Burn! and discussions with critics, scholars, and filmmakers including Neema Barnette, Stanley Crouch, and Malcolm Lee. For more information, visit:
Enter to win two tickets by emailing by Wednesday, January 29th.

The Contradictions of Fair Hope at AMMP 2/1 (Filmmakers in Person)

African American Museum of Philadelphia

701 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, February 1, 2-4pm    The Contradictions of Fair Hope

Filmmakers in person!

Winner of numerous Best Documentary awards when it premiered in 2012, this documentary by S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and featuring music by Christian McBride, explores the tensions between past and present, religious and secular, through the lens of an Alabama African American benevolent society and its signature event, the Foot Wash Festival. Join us for a film screening and discussion!

Free with Museum Admission ($14 adults/ $10 Students and Seniors)

Backstage With The Family Stone

RBTV’s MIKE D. spent a few minutes backstage with Rock And Roll Hall of Famers GREG ERRICO, CYNTHIA ROBINSON and JERRY MARTINI, founding members of SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE.  Currently touring the world, we caught up with them after they opened a show for KC and the Sunshine Band.  Now grandparents (and great-grandparents), they still now how to light up a stage.  Find out more at  A Reelblack Exclusive.  Camera: Craig Carpenter.  Edit:  Mike D.

Scribe Welcomes Filmmaker Raoul Peck on 2/4

Philadelphia, PA – On Tuesday, February 4, Scribe Video Center hosts internationally acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck for screenings of two of his latest films: Moloch Tropical and the provocative documentary Fatal Assistance. The films will screen at the International House Philadelphia as part of Scribe’s Producers’ Forum series, which brings distinguished independent filmmakers to Philadelphia.

Hailed by critics as “gripping” (New York Times), “audacious” (Variety), and “brilliant” (Premiere), Peck’s Moloch Tropical (Haiti/France 2009 107 min) is a dramatic feature film about a president of a Caribbean island nation and his final day in office. In a fortress perched on the top of a mountain, a democratically elected President and his closest collaborators are getting ready for a state celebration. Foreign chiefs of state and dignitaries of all sorts are expected. But in the morning of the event, he wakes up to find the country inflamed the streets in turmoil. As the day goes on, rebellion worsens. Meanwhile, expected guests are withdrawing from the party one after another…

Peck’s feature documentary Fatal Assistance (Assistance mortelle) (Haiti, 2013, 99 min) takes us on a 2-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. The film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing in the most disturbing way the extent of a general failure. Offering a devastating indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism. Fatal Assistance leads to the only plausible outcome: an immediate stop of current aid policies and practice.

Raoul Peck will also teach a Master Class at Scribe Video Center and lead a critique session of select films by students in Temple’s Department of Film and Media Arts.


Film Screening with Director Raoul Peck in person:

Moloch Tropical

Tuesday, February 4, 6:00PM

International House Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tickets: $10, $7 students/seniors

$5 for Scribe and IHP members

Free for students, faculty, and staff of Swarthmore College and Temple University

Film Screening with Director Raoul Peck in Person:

Fatal Assistance (Assistance mortelle)

Tuesday, February 4, 8:00PM

International House Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tickets: $10, $7 students/seniors

$5 for Scribe and IHP members

Free for students, faculty, and staff of Swarthmore College and Temple University

Master Class with Raoul Peck:

Realizing the Documentary

Tuesday, February 4, 4:00PM

Scribe Video Center

4212 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Fee: $20, $10 for Scribe members

Free for students, faculty, and Staff of Swarthmore College and Temple University

Yvonne Strahovski - Star of I, FRANKENSTEIN (in theaters 1/24)

RBTV’s MIKE D spent a few minutes with YVONNE STAHOVSKI, star of the new action fantasy I, FRANKENSTEIN.  In this exclusive clip, the CHUCK and DEXTER star tries to teach Mike some Polish, and discusses here role as Terra in the new film, which opens in theters everywhere on January 24.

Alice Smith - The One (Live in Philly)

Singer/songwriter ALICE SMITH delivers a fantastic acoustic version of “The One” live at Philly’s Tin Angel on 4/7/2013.  Original version appears on her CD, SHE.  www.alicesmithmusic.  Camera: Craig Carpenter, Mike D., Kelly Ireland.  Edit: Mike D.  A Reelblack exclusive.

Movie Meetup This Sunday for LIFE OF A KING 1/19

Lets support the opening weekend of the new drama LIFE OF A KING starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. at the AMC Cherry Hill and then meet at the Ruby Buffet at the Cherry Hill Mall for discussion and giveaways.

Each person will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets and meal. More details will be added as we get closer to the date.

LIFE OF A KING is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown (Cuba Gooding) and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had – a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and reentry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to circumstances. From his daring introductory chess lessons to group of unruly high school students in detention to the development of the Club and the teens’ first local chess competitions, this movie reveals his difficult, inspirational journey and how he changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame.

LIFE OF A KING stars Cuba Gooding, Jr, Malcolm Mays, Richard T. Jones, Paula Jai Parker, Carlton Byrd with Lisa Gay Hamilton and Dennis Haysbert, Kevin Hendricks, Pepi Sonuga, Jordan Calloway & Rachael Thomas. LIFE OF A KING Is directed by JAKE GOLDBERGER.

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