Film

2021 NAACP Image Awards

HOLLYWOOD—I honestly wish awards season was just cancelled for 2021. The virtual ceremony just doesn’t work people. It doesn’t matter how hard you attempt to make the ceremony entertaining, having the audience as a virtual audience is not the same as having people live in person America. Host Anthony Anderson did his best to keep things moving along, but...

“Naked Singularity” To Kick off San Francisco Film Fest

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Film Festival announced that "Naked Singularity" will be the premiere movie to next month’s event. The festival begins on Friday, April 9 and runs until April 18. It will feature a selection of 42 drive-in movies and 56 short films from 41 different countries. 13 of the films showed will be world premieres. The world premiere of...

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” An Exciting Take

HOLLYWOOD—I cannot believe I am about to say this, I thoroughly enjoyed Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of “Justice League.” For those not in the know, “Justice League” is the little brother of the Marvel titan “The Avengers.” I’m not about to do a back and forth on a comparison scale between Marvel and DC because we’d be talking about...

“Mank” Leads 2021 Oscar Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—What a year 2020 has been for movies, hell what a year 2021 has kicked off when it comes to movies. With that said the Academy Awards or as we like to call it, Oscar nominations were announced early Monday, March 15 and there were some surprises. Just to let you know, in a normal year, the nominations would...

“Nomadland” Leads BAFTA Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—And the nominations continue to roll out for awards season. On Tuesday, March 9, the nominees for the 74th annual British and Television Film Arts Awards better known as BAFTA were announced. The organization, which has faced much scrutiny in the past for its lack of diversity in its acting races so some change for 2021. Leading all contenders...

“Nomadland” Wins Big At Critics’ Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA—I tried America, I really tried, but this virtual awards show tactic just isn’t working for me and I found myself changing channels while watching the Critics' Choice Awards.  I dealt with it for the Golden Globes because I’m a fan of the show and it gives us movie lovers a hint as to where things might be...

“Tom And Jerry: The Movie” Is Pure Nostalgia

HOLLYWOOD—I don’t know a kid who was not familiar with the popular animated series “Tom and Jerry” when I grew up. The one with the cat trying to get his clutches on that pesky and clever mouse. After years of entertaining audiences, the dynamic duo has finally made it to the big screen in a live-action version with “Tom...

“The Crown,” “Nomadland” Dominate Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS—It was time to test the waters to see exactly what we can expect for the 2021 Awards season as the Golden Globe ceremony transpired on Sunday, February 28. We already knew things would not transpire as they occurred in the past. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler appeared in two different places. Poehler appeared in  Beverly Hills...

“Judas And The Black Messiah” Is Gut-Punching!

HOLLYWOOD—It is amazing how certain films appear timeless or happen to get released at a time when the world is in utter chaos. The social relevance of “Judas and the Black Messiah” with the Black Lives Matter movement, racial injustice, police brutality and so many other social issues in America seem like a premonition you’d never imagine. This movie directed...

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Delivers Sensational Acting

HOLLYWOOD—Do you want to see some good acting, well you’re about to see it in the drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” in titans Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. This movie is infused with ton of drama, but let me clarify because some might think it’s a musical; it is not. There is a very interesting dynamic where you have...
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