Cypher Avenue Fave “12 years A Slave” Wins Golden Globe Best Picture
Cypher Avenue favorite “12 Years A Slave” won BEST PICTURE at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, confirming how we felt about this amazing film. While the epic drama wasn’t named out BEST FILM OF 2013, it definitely came a close second and lead actor Chewitel Ejiofor was named our BEST ACTOR OF 2013 for his riveting performance in the film.
Watch The Trailer for Lee Hayes’ BAIT
I really really want to give black gay cinema a chance. No, I really do. I know we are a diverse and multifaceted group; nonetheless I must be honest that whenever I hear lisping and effeminate speak, I tune out. Not because I’m some type…
COMMENTARY ON THE SHORT FILM: DENNIS
There’s a lot more depth to this excellent 2007 Danish short film that is meant to spark discussion. One thing is for sure; I found that Kim Kold’s portrayal as the protagonist Dennis was outstanding.
KUSH TRAILERS OF THE WEEK
I am not a huge Spiderman fan. The best movie for me in the franchise was the second installment with Dr. Octopus. The disgracefulness of Venom in the third installment and the subsequent reboot sealed the deal for me; this movie franchise sucks. Here comes the second installment in the reboot trilogy. This time around Spidey battles Electro, The Rhino, and The Green Goblin…again. Check out the trailer below and for better or worse, looks can be deceiving.
WATCH: Naz & Maalik Trailer
Wow; something different than the 4 effeminate gay friends looking for love in the club? Two closeted Muslim teens have no idea they are under FBI surveillance. A new independent film titled Naz & Maalik tells the tale of two younger generation homosexuals.
KUSH TRAILERS OF THE WEEK
This week’s edition of “Kush Trailers” will be a little bit different because it will be top heavy with video game trailers. The PS4 is on the way and we thought we would feature some interesting trailers that caught our eye. The CGI effects, musical score, sound quality and cinematic action in video games get better year after year and those featured below are no exception.
WATCH: Don’t Move
This is simply a true short horror film at its best. The premise is simple in that there is a spirit or demon that has manifested and feeds off of those who move. The characters have to be still in order for the demon not to sense where they are located. If the demon senses movements, it’s feeding time. I like the creativity and concept within the short that was directed by Anthony Melton, written by David Scullion with cinematography by Jonny Franklin.
This short inspired the full length feature film of the same name produced by Guillermo del Toro. I was captivated by the cinematography and uneasy suspense presented when the two young girls are standing at the staircase. The creature design and movements of “Mama” are somewhat unique and unsettling. I can understand why this short was picked up and turned into a full length feature film. If you have 3 minutes, set back and enjoy Mama.
WATCH: X-MEN – Days of Future Past Trailer
For those of us that liked the Bryan Singer X-Men films (Parts 1 and 2), we celebrate his return to the franchise with the release of this pretty awesome teaser trailer to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
WATCH: He Dies At The End & Dinner Date
Cypher Avenue continues to celebrate Halloween by presenting the creepiest, scariest most entertaining short films on the net. We have already presented Lock Up, Suckablood, ABE and Treevenge. Now check out He Dies At the End and Dinner Date.
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