Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Movie Review; Shirley.

March 26, 2024 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

This is a history lesson worth learning. A political shero worth knowing. Some viewers will wish Chisolm’s legacy was kept alive in a more unique and distinguished way. While some will be grateful for any introduction to her groundbreaking achievements.

Film Review: Blue Beetle.

October 5, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Movie Review: The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

September 29, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Money/Business, News, Weekly Columns

Dr. Elisha Hall, African American Engagement Director of C&C, and Ms. Brandi Alexander Chief Engagement Officer of C&C; Shawn Perry, Executive Producer and Host of The Senior Zone; Dr. Beverly M. Morgan, of the Black Nurses Association and Ricardo Thomas offered valuable economic information.  I wish I could name everybody who participated, but I’m limited with words!

Film Review; Fast X.

May 31, 2023 by  
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It’s a formula that’s worked for 22 years, ever since The Fast and Furious premiered in 2001. Team up a crew of multicultural drivers and motorcyclists—aka street racers. Give em’ fast cars and bikes and an enemy to fight, then sit back and watch. This new edition follows that successful blueprint, reassembles the base cast and adds a few new characters. 

Movie Review; Air.

April 18, 2023 by  
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Tennon, as the silent stoic dad, says more in a glance than a page full of dialogue. When Viola Davis’ Deloris negotiates on behalf of her son with Nike, you feel bad for the billion-dollar corporation—it doesn’t stand a chance. Mom: “He deserves a piece.” Sonny: “A shoe is just a shoe…” Mom: “Until my son steps in it.” The actress displays the perfect balance of determination and warmth. Hard to take your eyes off her. 

Weddings Are Special And Memorable Events.

April 12, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Money/Business, Weekly Columns

Although the craft of some wedding photographers can create a fairytale illusion out of budget props and backdrops, the finesse of the art will speak well when you have fun and enjoy your day. So be prepared to break a leg and let the happiness reflect in the radiance of your smile on your wedding day.

Film Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

February 22, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

In a candid interview, veteran director Martin Scorsese expressed his view of MU films: “… they seem to me to be closer to theme parks than they are to movies … I don’t think they’re cinema.”  The very thoughtful Black Panther and extremely debauched Deadpool beg to differ. But junky, formulaic MU movies like Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania make Scorsese’s case. 

Movie Review: Knock at the Cabin.

February 7, 2023 by  
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The common denominator for most movies is a protagonist fighting an antagonist or evil until there is a winner. If audiences are expecting that clear distinction or a fitting, cataclysmic climax in this existential film about choosing between family or humanity, think again. The footage leads to a disappointing ending, though one not nearly as egregious as that in the source book, Paul Tremblay’s horror novel A Cabin at the End of the World.

Film Review: Missing.

January 25, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Rarely has this generation of social media fanatics and tech heads been given their own film. This is their gift. A homage to their way of life. For all the moms and dads shaming their kids for spending too much time alone in their rooms on their devices, this is a warning. Texting and social media savvy may save your life one day. So shut the door and stay out of their business!

Movie Review: House Party.

January 17, 2023 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

Calmatic is successful with sight gags, physical pranks and the dance offs in party scenes. Though the crux of the movie takes place at LeBron’s place, the most outrageous wacky stuff comes in a sequence where Cudi takes the duo to an underground, secret-society world populated by weird Caligula-looking people. The debauchery, depravity and horrific violence on view are so funny viewers will lose their lunch, spill their drinks or gag on their weed. That’s the frustration with this update. It could have been better, tighter, funnier and even more frenzied.

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