Film

Jessica Chastain Shines In “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye”

HOLLYWOOD—I saw a terrific movie this weekend which I would chronicle as a biopic about the life of Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield and a host of others who contribute to this tale of religion, greed, money and deception. Now, I have never been a fan of movies where actors...

Movies Inspiring Good Ideas

HOLLYWOOD—When it comes to writing it is a battle for me. In college, I felt the goal to write on a persistent basis. It was something I wanted, I needed to do and it was important to me. This is NOT to say that I don’t care about writing, I think I care about it now more than ever...

2022 NAACP Image Award Nominees Announced

HOLLYWOOD—The nominees for the 2022 National Association of Advancement for Colored People Image Awards were announced on Tuesday, January 18. Leading all contenders was the Netflix film “The Harder They Fall” which picked up 12 nominations. Also earning the same amount of nominations was the HBO comedy series “Insecure.” The drama “Respect” starring Jennifer Hudson picked up six nominations including...

“Scream” Is Brutal, Bloody Fun

HOLLYWOOD—Look, I have been a fan of the “Scream” franchise since the first flick arrived in 1996 and the buzz about the flick was so strong, you couldn’t help, but say, why haven’t I seen this movie. Fast forward 25 years later, and we have our fifth installment in the franchise amply titled “Scream,” the 2022 version. Is it...

“Sing 2” Is A Hoot Of Laughs

HOLLYWOOD—I love the movie “Sing.” I thought it was absolutely hilarious and just a family, friendly fun time at the multiplex. I mean take popular songs and have them sung by animals is hilarious. Anytime you take animation and intertwine that with real-life pop culture it is always a recipe for a good time people. Well, we get that...

Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Unveiled

HOLLYWOOD—Now things have become interesting. How so? The 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees were unveiled on Wednesday, January 12 by actresses Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens via a social media live stream. Leading the pack on the cinema side were the films “The Power of the Dog” and “House of Gucci” which each picked up 3 nominations apiece. “The...

2022 Golden Globe Winners Announced

HOLLYWOOD—Well, it was an Golden Globe ceremony unlike any other in 2022. Why? No audience, no celebrities, no live stream, just the winners announced via social media America. The awards were doled out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Sunday, January 9, amidst controversy the organization faced in the past year for its lack of diversity in its...

Actor Sidney Poitier Dies At The Age Of 94

HOLLYWOOD—On Friday, January 7, actor Sidney Poitier who made history becoming the first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “Lilies in the Field” died. Poitier died at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family. Poitier got his start in the entertainment industry by joining the American Negro Theater. He made his...

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Is Pure Nostalgia

HOLLYWOOD—As a kid I was a huge and I mean huge fan of the 1984 classic “Ghostbusters” and its 1989 sequel. It was a movie that balanced scares, comedy and action all in one and you’ll never look at a marshmallow the same after watching the first flick. I guess you can say the same about the current entry...

“The King’s Man” Is A Bore Of A Backstory

HOLLYWOOD—I loved the flick “Kingsman: The Secret Service” because it was unlike anything ever seen on the big screen and it was full of surprises, twists, great acting and a story that just pulls you in. The sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was not great, but it was NOT terrible. It just became a bit too silly with the...