john david washington interview

John David Washington was just a shocked as you were when he learned about the story of a Black cop infiltrating the KKK. The actor is staring in BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee, which tells this true story from Ron’s Stallsworth book of the same name. Washington’s energy is palpable, and he brings that energy into his role as the Colorado Springs cop who takes the fight against racism to an almost unbelievable level.

Here, we chatted about working with Spike Lee, the film festival circuit, and keeping that same energy when talking to anyone. 

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BlacKkKlansman Contest

BlacKkKlansman opened this past weekend, and even though it didn’t debut in one of the top spots on the box office charts, it earned a respectable $10.8 million from just over 1,500 theaters. More importantly though, it’s been raking in all sorts of critical acclaim with a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention an A- from CinemaScore.

If you haven’t seen BlacKkKlansman yet, now is the time to go out of your way to see Spike Lee‘s most successful movie in over a decade. And once you see the movie (or if you already have), then you might be interested in a little BlacKkKlansman contest we’re holding that includes a poster signed by director Spike Lee and a few members of the cast. Get details below. Read More »

BlacKkKlansman Clips

Alongside the giant shark swimming into theaters this weekend in the form of The Meg, director Spike Lee is coming back to the big screen with what many have called his best and most accessible film in over a decade (though our own review finds the film to be a little clumsy while also enjoyable and outrageous).

BlacKkKlansman follows the real life exploits of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. But that’s not his crowning achievement. Stallworth set out to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s by going undercover in the racist organization. And a set of new BlacKkKlansman clips introduces us to some of the characters involved in this incredible true story. Read More »

BlacKkKlansman trailer

Focus Features has just unveiled the first trailer for a new undercover thriller called Black Klansman – or BlacKkKlansman, if you prefer its stylized title. John David Washington (Ballers) stars alongside Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in this incredible true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the notorious Ku Klux Klan hate group in the 1970s, and that’s not the only notable pairing of this film – it also teams producer Jordan Peele (Get Out) with director Spike Lee. Check out the first Black Klansman trailer below. Read More »

Ballers Season 2 trailer

Terence Winter’s Vinyl is the hottest party going on HBO right now, fueled by dizzying amounts of cocaine and the era’s most iconic tunes. But if you prefer your good times a little warmer, a little sunnier, a little less marred by existential angst and despair, just hang tight a few more months for the second season premiere of Ballers.

America’s Sweetheart Dwayne Johnson returns as Spencer Strasmore, an NFL player turned financial manager, and it looks like he’ll be facing some new challenges this season including a big-shot money manager named Andre (Andy Garcia). Fortunately for Spencer, Andre’s arrogant insistence that he’s “too big to fail” is probably the Ballers equivalent of a horror movie hottie’s reassurance that he’ll “be right back” — an obvious bit of ironic foreshadowing. Watch the Ballers season 2 trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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