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09 Nov. 2017

RACE: 25 years, still the same


Ridley, stories of race, yesterday and today Oscar winning filmmaker John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Three Kings, ABC-TV’s American Crime, NBC-TV’s Third Watch) is a virtual towering inferno in Hollywood though his presence is calm and serene. He describes himself as “focused not fiery.” The Los Angeles-based, Milwaukee native visited the Bay Area to […]

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20 Oct. 2017

Uplifting new film, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME


Compassion, courage and commitment anchor the new movie, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, an uplifting faith-centered film, based on the New York Times best-selling true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Oscar nominated and SAG award winner Greg Kinnear), who befriends—Denver–a homeless man (two-time Oscar nominated Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his […]

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06 Oct. 2017

The wait is over, BLADE RUNNER 2049 is here!


When acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott (ALIENS film franchise) introduced us to the world of BLADE RUNNER in 1982, some 35 years ago, who knew it would enter a legacy of science fiction thrillers—a storytelling canon that replicates perpetually for baby boomers and millennials—equally. A blueprint, a veritable high water mark that some cite as a […]

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29 Sep. 2017

10 Points about A QUESTION OF FAITH


Even the strongest Christian will question their faith when put to insurmountable tests. And, while uncertainty is human, it is also a platform to take God at his word, to trust him even when resolute faith is challenged. The new movie, A QUESTION OF FAITH, gives numerous reasons to put your faith to the test. […]

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05 Sep. 2017

10 Things about IT, new horror film


10 Things about IT, Stephen King’s popular novel now a coming-of-age feature film There are exceptions to everything, namely, my aversion to scary movies. Maybe it’s watching them through my fingers that I dislike. It may be subsequent nightmares that are hard to shake or excessive doses of blood and gore that seem to be […]

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26 Jul. 2017

DETROIT, then and now, new film


What has history taught us? How do we celebrate the progress and successes made in the past decades while the struggle continues for racial equity and harmony? The new film, DETROIT from Annapurna Pictures is helmed by famed Oscar winning director, Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker) and opens in theaters this week. […]

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20 Jul. 2017

Uncommon heroes celebrated in Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK


There are angels all around us—some we recognize, some not. In the new film, DUNKIRK, directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight, Insomnia), for Warner Bros, is based on the British conflict of World War II and the heroic civilian rescuers who risked their lives to save the imperiled enlisted. Their account of bravery […]

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21 Jun. 2017

DuVernay & Abrams, Diversity in Hollywood


Academy Award nominated and acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, OWN’s Queen Sugar) has a penchant for moving the needle forward on discussions about the need for increased diversity in Hollywood–in all areas. According to reports from Variety’s Ricardo Lopez @rljourno, recently, DuVernay and J.J. Abrams challenged their industry to boost diversity on the big […]

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16 Jun. 2013

Wild with Happy, now through June 30


Colman Domingo is wild about life and happy with his choices The San Francisco Bay Area has long celebrated the unforgettable theatrical performances of Colman Domingo. In recent years, he starred off-Broadway in the 2012 revival of Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot, directed by the author. He was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for Best […]

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15 Jun. 2013

“Raising Whitley” is another winner on OWN


Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) anchors reality-based series, Raising Whitley I’m in love!  He’s an angel– bright, friendly, and adorable—his name is Joshua, the most amazing toddler on television.  This season of OWN has given birth to my top TV show, “Raising Whitley” and I haven’t felt this way in years!   Actor, comedienne, producer and all-around […]

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