Nollywood Comes to Hollywood

This is just one of the hundreds of productions coming out of Nigeria’s Nollywood.
This is just one of the hundreds of productions coming out of Nigeria’s Nollywood.

Does Hollywood have any real competition? Do they have someone to learn from? An industry with fresh ideas and initiative? Bollywood, maybe? But it is decades old and still does not have the impact that Hollywood seems to.

What about Nollywood? Wait, what is Nollywood, you ask?

From June 13-17, 2005, Nollywood Rising: Global Perspectives On The Nigerian Film Industry will make its debut in Los Angeles as a way of recognizing the world’s third largest film industry, Nollywood, centered in Nigeria, Africa. This convention, based at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is designed to bring the Nigerian film industry to Hollywood so that both can share information, opportunities, and perceptions.

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The Truth behind ‘White Noise’ Part I: Expert describes Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

Tom Butler explains EVP, the science behind the supernatural thriller, 'White Noise' starring Michael Keaton.
Tom Butler explains EVP, the science behind the supernatural thriller, ‘White Noise’ starring Michael Keaton.

In January, the supernatural thriller White Noise not only thankfully ended Michael Keaton’s maddeningly long absence from the screen, it also introduced the very real concept of EVP — otherwise known as Electronic Voice Phenomena.

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‘Kinsey’ makes a movie about sex something more than just a movie about sex

[rating=4]Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O’Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker
Director(s): Bill Condon
Writer(s): Bill Condon

Liam Neeson talks sex with Laura Linney in 'Kinsey'
Liam Neeson talks sex with Laura Linney in ‘Kinsey’

Let’s talk about sex.

Okay, that’s a pretty wide ranging subject. How about we narrow it down a few notches and talk about Kinsey, the biopic of Dr. Alfred Kinsey starring Liam Neeson. The film charts the good doctor’s relationship with his wife, Clara, and how he developed and fought to conduct his study on the sexual practices of human beings.

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Daniel Craig explodes in ‘Layer Cake,’ a smart, slick flick that rarely stops moving

Daniel Craig and Colm Meaney in 'Layer Cake'
Daniel Craig and Colm Meaney in ‘Layer Cake’

[rating=3]Starring: Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham, George Harris, Louis Emerick, Tom Hardy
Director(s): Matthew Vaughn
Writer(s): J.J. Connolly

I’m not sure why, but the Brits seem obsessed with fast-paced, super edited crime thrillers where there are no real good guys, just a bunch of bad guys trying to one-up each other.

That’s pretty much the concept behind Layer Cake, but that doesn’t mean it’s not entertaining. In fact, it’s actually a pretty good movie.

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