Film

“Green Book” Wins Big At Oscars!

HOLLYWOOD—It has arrived, the end of awards season culminated with the 2019 Academy Awards known by many as the Oscars. Going into the night the movies “Roma” and “The Favourite” led all contenders with 10 nominations apiece including Best Picture. However, with NO clear front-runner in the mix, it was a night full of twists and surprises just like...

“Black Panther” Is Astonishing!

HOLLYWOOD—I have seen a LOT of comic book movies in the past 15 years. Some great, some bad, and some of epic stature, but nothing compares to “The Dark Knight” in my opinion which hits on all cylinders. However, “Black Panther,” Marvel’s first foray into the universe of an African-American superhero is a phenomenal treat America. Let me put...

“Breaking In” Delivers Some Thrills

HOLLYWOOD—Have you ever seen a good B-movie? Of course, you know what a B-movie is. It’s a flick that is not Oscar caliber, but so entertaining and somewhat silly that you find yourself so immersed in the narrative that nothing else matters. Look let me be clear the action-thriller “Breaking In” is not offering anything that we haven’t seen...

“The Meg” Surprises Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—It was indeed an interesting weekend at the box-office to say the least America. If you were to ask me last week who would be victorious hands down I would have argued Tom Cruise and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout." Boy, was I ever so wrong. Why? A B-movie managed to tantalize the box-office and in a major way as...

“Bad Times At The El Royale” Misses The Mark

HOLLYWOOD—When it comes to crafting a mystery/thriller it’s important to have all the right elements: interesting characters, a fun narrative and twists along the way. The movie “Bad Times at the El Royale” has most of those elements, but they don’t all mesh in sync to deliver the type of movie that you expect. The movie has a stellar...

“The Favourite” Leads BAFTA Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—Things are still happening in the world of entertainment, with the nominees for the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts were unveiled on Wednesday, January 9. Leading all films was the comedy “The Favourite” with a total of 12 nominations including Best Film. “A Star is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man” and “Roma” each picked up seven...

“A Madea Family Funeral” Offers Familiar Laughs

HOLLYWOOD—After more than 14 years of portraying an iconic character on the big screen, Tyler Perry has finally decided to hang up the dress for portraying the smart-mouthed, gun totting character Mabel ‘Madea’ Simmons. Perry has resumed the role of Madea for his final appearance of the character in the latest comedy “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral.” The...

“Pacific Rim” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Well, after more than 5 weeks of dominating the box-office the Marvel superhero flick “Black Panther” was finally dethroned. “Pacific Rim Uprising,” a sequel to the 2013 robotic action-flick directed by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro debuted at the top spot earning $28 million. Not the most impressive debut for a flick that was released in over 3700 theaters. It...

“Superfly” Is A Slow Burn

HOLLYWOOD—I have never been a fan of Blaxploitation cinema, and before you start with the spars I’m African-American. I was first introduced to the genre in my film studies courses as an undergraduate, and the first thing that popped into my head was the fact that they seemed to perpetuate stereotypes in the African-American community. So when I heard...

“The Predator” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Considering the bevy of new flicks entering theaters this past weekend, I thought it might be a battle to the finish, but was I ever so disappointed, but that end result. “The Predator” rose to the top spot at the box-office, with a mediocre $24 million haul. That is a major disappointment in my eyes because I expected the...
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