Memo to anyone still hyperventilating somehow over how the war zone allusion of "Chiraq," "Chi-raq" or whatever spelling Spike Lee is using for his Englewood movie might not reflect well on Chicago:
Between series like “Transparent” and deals with Woody Allen, Spike Lee and the car-show host Jeremy Clarkson, Amazon is nurturing its original programming to build its subscription service.
Zolloc via In the immortal words of Mr. Senor Love Daddy from the Spike Lee joint Do the Right Thing, "I have today's forecast for you: HOT!" It's been one of the hottest years on record, states like California and Texas are suffering...Show More Summary
ANYONE WHO BELIEVES THAT THIS B.S. IS GOING TO CHANGE WITHOUT A REVOLUTIONARY "REPURPOSING & REGULATION" OF THE "BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE" IS DISILLUSION DOING SOMETHING OF MATERIAL SIGNIFICANCE Because THE TRUTH Has Become TooShow More Summary
A South Side alderman's effort to tweak filmaker Spike Lee for using "Chi-raq" as the title for a movie about Chicago violence fell flat Monday with his colleagues.
That's worlds away from the South Side of Chicago and the violence the film tackles. [ more › ]
Today New York's City Council voted on a proposal to co-name the block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Brooklyn "Do the Right Thing Way" after the Spike Lee joint that was filmed there in 1989.
Ray Allen fully embraces the nickname that his role in the Spike Lee film “He Got Game” has left him with. He proved that again on Thursday when he wore an awesome T-shirt while hanging out with John Calipari. The Kentucky coach shared the photo on Twitter: W/Ray Allen, one of the greats. Been following...Read More
Spike Lee's latest movie, "Chi-raq," filmed in Chicago for five weeks this summer. By the time the project wrapped July 9, Lee had shot in 18 locations around the city, mostly on the South Side and primarily in the Englewood neighborhood. Equating gun violence in the city with that of the war zone...
La La Anthony has joined Spike Lee’s Amazon Studios film Chi-Raq. Anthony will play Hecuba, a very strong outspoken feisty woman who is part of a female crew/gang. Chi-Raq is set against the violence in inner city Chicago. Chi-Raq touts...Show More Summary
Don’t let the name Chiraq fool you. It is not a visual retelling of a Chief Keef mixtape or the latest installment in a Noisey documentary. Spike Lee’s newest project is modern twist of Aristophanes’ Greek play Lysistrata. It just happens to be set in Chicago, hence the name Chiraq. Show More Summary
While Amazon battles its “Christmas In July” sale competition with Walmart, the prominent online marketer announced Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq film will be its first feature-length film. Based on the reoccurring violence in the inner-city of the Chicago, Lee’s cast includes
Spike Lee has drawn criticism since he announced his forthcoming Chicago-based film, “Chi-Raq.” The film, which reflects a popular nickname coined by local rappers who compare the city’s crime rates to an Iraqi warzone, has been criticized...Show More Summary
Cast includes Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, and Samuel L. Jackson
Amazon Studios has announced that Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, a drama about Chicago’s gun violence which does not star Kanye West, will be its first original movie production. Chi-Raq was filmed entirely on location in Chicago, and principal photography wrapped last week. Show More Summary
The film, about gun violence in Chicago, was acquired by Amazon Studios, which hopes to create a dozen movies a year.
Not to be outdone by Netflix, Amazon is also jumping into the original features game. Their first foray into that realm will be Chi-Raq, Spike Lee‘s contemporary retelling of the classical Greek play Lysistrata. The company’s latestShow More Summary
Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie. The film, with the working title Chi-Raq, stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, DB Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Chi-Raq, which focuses on...
Reimagining a greek comedy to explore the violence of inner-city Chicago.
Amazon Studios today announced that Spike Lee's next major film (working title, Chi-Raq) is the first-ever Amazon Original Movie produced.