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“Oppenheimer” Wins Big At Screen Actors Guild Awards

HOLLYWOOD—A massive precursor to what could unfold come Oscar Sunday on March 10 was previewed on Saturday, February 24 as the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out. The SAG Awards are pretty indicative of where things could be headed in terms of the Academy Awards, but it is important to note, SAG is not always accurate. We have...

Black Cinema Excellence: “The Color Purple (1985)”

HOLLYWOOD—It was a movie that rocked the world when it was released nearly 40 years ago. It had an all-Black cast and was directed by Steven Spielberg, a Jewish man. The famed novel by Alice Walker, “The Color Purple” was being adapted for the big screen. No people, I’m not talking about the 2023 musical, I’m referring to the...

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

HOLLYWOOD—Who is going to take the Oscar for Best Actor? This is a race that I feel is not as clear cut as people suspect, I think it is a two-person race with a few contenders that should be delivering more chatter. Our nominees include Paul Giamatti “The Holdovers,” Bradley Cooper “Maestro,” Colman Domingo “Rustin,” Cillian Murphy “Oppenheimer” and...

“Maestro” A Mesmerizing Tale Full Of Surprises

HOLLYWOOD—I have been hearing about the performances in this movie for quite some time now, so I was pleasantly pleased with what I witnessed upon watching the movie, “Maestro.” For those not in the know, the film tells the story of legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.  I wanted to do a bit of a history on Bernstein because...

“Argylle” Is A Mixed Bag Of Fun

HOLLYWOOD—I am going to say this right away, “Argylle” entertained me to a degree. Yes, there are plenty of people bashing the flick and it deserves some of the slack that it has received. It is a spy-adventure that has too much going on and a bit of the fat needed to be trimmed to turn it into an...

“Poor Things” Is Artistic, But Boring

HOLLYWOOD—I don’t understand the critical love for the whacky dramedy/sci-fi flick “Poor Things.” I know so many people in the cinematic universe that are gushing over this movie. This film is so quirky and odd that either you love it or hate it, and I didn’t love this flick, and it is because it is boring. There is no...

Black Cinema Excellence: “Boyz N The Hood”

HOLLYWOOD—It was momentous when it was released in 1991. It was a movie that placed a spotlight on the urban ghetto unlike anything seen on the big screen. It elevated Black Cinema in a way that hadn’t been done before, and it delivered a movie to this day that I find riveting and I find little nuggets every single...

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

HOLLYWOOD—Last week it was all about Best Supporting Actor, this week it is all about Best Supporting Actress, and I think this race might be the biggest lock of all the categories for me. One person has dominated, but there is someone nipping at her heels. The 2024 nominees are Emily Blunt “Oppenheimer,” Danielle Brooks “The Color Purple,” America...

“The Beekeeper” Is An Explosive, Good Time

HOLLYWOOD—I hate to say it, but you know what you’re going to get when you watch a Jason Statham film. I knew what to expect with the action-flick, “The Beekeeper” and I must say I was thoroughly entertained with the movie. I love a good action-flick and this movie gave me all of that and so much more. Is...

“Silent Night” Starts Strong, Ends Weak

HOLLYWOOD—I thought the movie “Silent Night” had a genius premise when I first heard about it. A guy who is violently injured and loses his ability to speak as a result, tell me I’m dreaming right? Not only that, but the film was being directed by the iconic John Woo. John Woo people the guy behind “Face-Off” and one...
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