BOYCOTT DRAMATIZES CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

   HBO Films is now showing "Boycott," an HBO original movie dramatizing the Martin Luther King led mid-50s bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. The movie centers on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the mastermind of the boycott and follows the events surrounding Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat in a "whites only" area of a public bus on December 1, 1955. "Boycott" takes a unique look into the public and private struggles thrust upon ordinary people who found within themselves the extrordinary courage to not only to survive, but to change the course of US history in the process.
   "Aimed at a younger audience, this is a movie for Black History Month," said Colin Callender, President, HBO Films. "It will blow the cobwebs off the historical drama and bring the story to a whole new generation."



New Movie Web Sites

ABOUT ADAM (MIRAMAX)

BIRTHDAY GIRL (MIRAMAX)

HANNIBAL (MGM/UA)

DOWN TO EARTH (PARAMOUNT)

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PHILIP K. DICK

ME YOU THEM (SONY CLASSICS)

MEXICAN, THE (DREAMWORKS)


CHEADLE TALKS ABOUT BEING "TRAFFIC" COP

   Don Cheadle believes the drug film "Traffic" overcomes many of the stereotypes of past films with similar themes. "I'm for balance, absolutely," Cheadle explains. "I think it was telling that the people you saw doing all the drugs are upper class white kids. Which a lot of people may be shocked to see. I wasn't shocked. I know that drugs don't care what you look like. I know what really goes on."
   Another unique perspective of the film is that, unlike most of its shortsighted predecessors, it doesn't try to fix blame on any one character for the failing U.S. war on drugs.




New Movie Web Sites (cont.)

MONKEYBONE (20TH CENTURY FOX)

ORIGINAL SIN (MGM/UA)

RECESS: SCHOOL'S OUT (BUENA VISTA)

SAVING SILVERMAN (SONY)

SEE SPOT RUN (WARNER BROS.)

SWEET NOVEMBER (WARNER BROS.)


3,000 MILES TO GRACELAND (WARNER BROS.)


"BROTHERS" GET ALL-STAR CD

   An all-star team has banded together to create the "Brothers" soundtrack CD. Performers include Snoop Dogg, Eric Benet, Jaheim, Dave Hollister, Eddie and Gerald Levert and others.
   The film, starring DL Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Shemar Moore and Morris Chestnut is set for release on March 23. The soundtrack is scheduled to ship out on March 20.