Friday, May 25, 2018

Movie Review; Solo – A Star Wars Story.

May 24, 2018 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Two things hit you over the head once this 2hr 15m Star Wars edition finishes: 1.) It’s cool that it coyly pulls together characters, in their younger selves, that will know each other in the future. 2.) Given so much goodwill and creative capital, why did the filmmakers squander the moment with a weak script, […]

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.

Tweet ( Comic books have been around in the US since 1933. Superhero comic books as we currently know them came into popularity in this country in 1938 with the introduction of Action Comics and the creation of the Superman character. The so called golden age of comic books from 1930’s to around 1950 did not include […]

Film Review; Deadpool 2.

May 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( In the pantheon of comic book hero movies, Deadpool set itself apart from the herd. It was ultra-violent, pansexual, hysterical, unapologetically sarcastic, frenetic and broke the 4thwall down with a sledgehammer. The deeply droll and irreverent Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds played the vomit-faced superhero. The script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick took audiences down […]

Kanye West and Democrats.

Tweet ( In the aftermath of the Kanye West dust-up, my heart goes out to the white people who control the Democratic Party. My pity stems from the hip-hop megastar’s November announcement to his packed concert audience that he did not vote in the presidential election but if he had, he would have voted for Donald […]

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Urban Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

May 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The very creative Jean-MichelBasquiat died at age 27 in 1988. His legend as an urban artist, clothing designer, painter and musician are on view in this informative and perfectly rendered (director/writer Sara Driver) retelling of his formative teenage years. Rapper/entrepreneur Fab 5 Freddy, graffiti artist Lee Quiñones (star of the classic hip-hop movie Wild […]

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