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19 Oct. 2012

John Beasley’s Walk of Faith


TV Land –one of America’s beloved cable networks– continues with a string of popular sitcoms that showcase relatable slice-of-life scenarios.  One such show is The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer (Original Kings of Comedy, Barbershop movie franchise) and Niecy Nash (TV’s Reno 911, Clean House). Cedric, as Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, a former R&B […]

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12 Oct. 2012

Catching up with Tempestt Bledsoe and her new sitcom, GUYS WITH KIDS


Nearly 30 years ago, audiences fell in love with “Vanessa,” the middle daughter of TV’s iconic The Cosby Show family –NBC Thursday nights– must viewing among millions of households from all walks of life.  Today, Tempestt Bledsoe aka Vanessa, has returned to the weekly sitcom format in a role far from the one she etched […]

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12 Oct. 2012

Powerful and Satisfying, ARGO builds upon Ben Affleck’s Hollywood Cachet


Seeking a fulfilling movie experience to satisfy your big screen theater appetite? ARGO is it. This taut and insightful thriller is taken straight from the pages of American history, circa 1979 Tehran, when the US hostage crisis was the most talked about news story of the day.  ARGO, both starring and directed by Ben Affleck […]

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10 Oct. 2012

END OF WATCH gives viewers an up close portrait behind the badge


When I last sat with David Ayer, writer of the Academy Award winning film, “Training Day” starring Denzel Washington and directed by  Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Shooter) ), it was for the slick and shrilling cop drama, “Street Kings” in which Ayer directed another Oscar winner, Forest Whitaker. Ayer, the Illinois born, Chicago infused, South […]

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02 Oct. 2012

Nate Parker pulls double duty, two new films Arbitrage and Red Hook Summer


High stakes money dealing and child molestation weigh heavily by any measure; eliciting headlines though, by comparison, sit at opposite ends of angst and disdain. But the impressive dexterity of actor Nate Parker demonstrates his ability to balance the scales of emotion, making him one of today’s finest on screen talents. Parker costars in ARBITRAGE […]

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18 Aug. 2012

THE CAMPAIGN, no they didn’t!


Oh, boy, did they hit the nail on the head with this one!!!  THE CAMPAIGN will make you sit up and take note.  Moreover, it will make you laugh and think about this high octane political season we find ourselves in, but, don’t let me spoil it for you, see the movie for yourself and […]

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10 Aug. 2012

DARK KNIGHT RISES to the occasion, anticipation exceeds expectation


Bat boys and girls the wait is finally over.  The last installment of the Batman adventure is upon us and the DARK KNIGHT RISES brings the story of the masked hero full circle in an absorbing, intense, sexy and satisfying conclusion.  Sworn to secrecy –agreeing to hold all comments to the very last bat second– […]

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02 Aug. 2012

Marvin Winans


Some things never change.  After thirty plus years in the recording industry, singer and songwriter Marvin L. Winans, continues his long legacy of delivering good music and stamping it with his signature vocal style.  Marvin Winans Presents: The Praise & Worship Experience rolls out with a presence in gospel and mainstream arenas.  Winans’ collaboration of […]

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27 Jul. 2012

Film Festival Season 2012


Tis’ the season for all film lovers to rejoice! For the independent filmmaker, the festival circuit is a main artery of visibility, the opportunity to have their films seen by industry insiders and select audiences.  The prospect to shop a film in these settings is invaluable.  Further, to rub shoulders with like-minded artists is a […]

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18 Jul. 2012

MJB Says ROCK OF AGES is Personal


Mary J. Blige is the heart and soul of hip-hop infused R&B. The stylish and dedicated music diva took some time to discuss her role in the new film, ROCK OF AGES, the  story of small town girl Sherrie (Julianne Hough “Burlesque”) and city boy Drew (Diego Boneta in his feature film debut), who meet […]

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