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Movies

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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14 Jun. 2013

MAN OF STEEL, powerful and Exhilarating!


Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the “Man of Steel,”™ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent, directed by Zack Snyder, in theaters nationwide on June 14. For decades, Superman Man of Steel has stood head-and-shoulders above the squadron of supernatural heroic figures from the Marvel Comics canon.  Now, a new iteration […]

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11 Jun. 2013

Craig Robinson talks new comedy horror flick, THIS IS THE END


Expecting the call from Craig Robinson put a grin on my face.  However, when I answered the phoned poised for our interview, I heard a man singing, and it sounded good.  It was Craig and my conversation with the stand-up-comedian-turned-film-star began. We talked about his role in the new film, THIS IS THE END. I […]

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22 May. 2013

HANGOVER 3, last round raises the bar


They occupy space with the cachet and confidence of their blockbuster movie franchise status but up close and in-person, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifinakis and Ed Helms seem to share a genuine likeness for each other, and an unpretentious nature, for real. Add Justin Bartha to the mix and the perpetual tragedy-prone, four best buds come […]

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13 May. 2013

The new POTUS is…?


What box-office draw is getting their star turn as President of the United States? The one-and-only Samuel L. Jackson as POTUS, according to industry reports from Cannes. Jackson takes the lead in Big Game, Jalmari Helander’s English-language directorial debut.Reportedly, the film tells of a shy, 13-year-old boy who’s destined to mature quickly after finding the […]

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10 May. 2013

Diahann Carroll, exclusive interview


“Life is an awful lot of colors and situations to be handled…” Neither ashamed nor embarrassed to admit that I was giddy and nervous at the thought of a one-on-one conversation with the one-and-only Diahann Carroll, she made the few minutes spent, worth the years of anticipation. Every little brown girl in America who grew […]

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08 May. 2013

The Greats: DiCaprio, Lurhmann, Maguire and Jay-Z!


Leonardo DiCaprio (Catch Me If You Can, Titanic, Django: Unchained, J. Edgar), was born to be a matinee idol.  His dashing good looks, charm, intelligence and smooth sex appeal serve his new movie quite well: THE GREAT GATSBY, one of America’s beloved fabled, self-made millionaires of the roaring 20s. The parties were lavish; the guests […]

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