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BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN: A Conversation with Tyler Perry - Part Two

“BOO! A Madea Halloween” opened in theaters recently and even though the film has the typical Madea storyline I recommend you see in the theaters for a few hours of mindless laughter. I had the honor to sit down with Tyler Perry for a conversation while he was in Chicago to promote the film.  Please... Read more »

BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN: A Conversation with Tyler Perry - Part One

  “BOO! A Madea Halloween” is a typical Madea story.  The film uses the same formula as any other Madea film but I think this one is funniest in the Madea franchise. The ad lib’s go on a little too long and the plot is totally predictable but I found myself laughing out loud and... Read more »

THE ACCOUNTANT is More Than A Pocket Protector

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) has a functional form of autism and possesses the ability to complete any puzzle (even if it is upside down), or any complex mathematical problem. As a child his mother wants him to receive professional help. His father (Robert C. Treveiler) is a military man in special operatives and feels that... Read more »

KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?, Is a Stress Reliever.

I went to see Kevin Hart’s new live comedy concert film What Now  at the end of a very stressful, messed up day.   All I wanted to do was to go home and get under the bed covers.  I couldn’t do that because I had made the commitment to see the screening of the film.... Read more »


Growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s in the city Champaign, Illinois our history books didn’t dwell on Black history.  We learned about Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver but Nat Turner and so many others were omitted from the very limited curriculum. While in college in the 70’s, a Black History class professor... Read more »


In a nutshell: Charlie Price was destined to take over the family gentlemen’s shoe making business of Price & Sons in North Hampton, England; just like his father and his father before him.  The problem is Charlie never wanted to take over the business. In fact, Charlie doesn’t really know what he wants to do.  He... Read more »


  The year is 1989. The place is the south side of Chicago. A young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) asks his supervisor/mentor at the law office his is working at for the summer, attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) to attend a rally with him.  What he fails to tell her is... Read more »


When Cirque Du Soleil comes to town I am as excited as a 10 year old child.  My stomach turns flip flops when I pull into the parking lot of the United Center and see the legendary blue and yellow tent.  You can only imagine my surprise when there wasn’t a tent in the lot. ... Read more »

SUICIDE SQUAD Is Not What I Expected

Superman is dead and Batman is picking up the slack of taking all the hard core criminals off the streets.   Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) is a bad scary woman who happens to be the head of A.R.G.U.S. secret government agency.  She holds in her hands the heart and control of an ancient witch whose spirit... Read more »

The Lookingglass Theatre Presents - Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure

The Lookingglass Theatre takes us back to 1908 Chicago when vaudeville was king. A performer knew he had arrived when he performed on the Majestic Theatre stage.  Thaddeus and Slocum were raised close enough to be brothers and have been performing their act on the streets of Chicago since they were children. They are a... Read more »