The Public: Review (2019)

The Public: Review (2019)
It’s about time somebody made a film about the importance of the public library. I grew up in the public library… in a well-to-do area, cherished the fact that it was conveniently a few blocks away from my house. We were one of the few black families in our small suburban Chicagoland town in the... Read more »

Sean Wyte Interview: "No Labels" Album

Sean Wyte Interview: "No Labels" Album
Sean Wyte is an up and coming R & B, Soul, Urban artist from Chicago that is making his mark in the world by writing his own ticket. Sean’s new Album “No Labels” was released on Jan 20th 2019 and is available for purchase on all digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Spotify, etc). I sat... Read more »

Deadbeat 2 Web Series: Interviews

Deadbeat 2 Web Series: Interviews
“Deadbeat” began as an idea from the creator Daniel Harris aka “Danny Froze”. He assembled a team to produce a music video originally. With the success of the video, he then progressed to the “Deadbeat Web Series”. I had the opportunity to interview some of his cast and crew members from the screening of “Deadbeat... Read more »
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Tiffany Haddish Steals the Show in "Nobody's Fool"

Tiffany Haddish Steals the Show in "Nobody's Fool"
Nobody’s Fool is a slap-stick romantic comedy (written, directed and produced) by Tyler Perry that had me rolling. It was a nice break from the normal hum drum rom com flicks that I have seen this year. Tiffany Haddish steals the show… once again, as she plays younger sister, (Tanya) to Tika Sumpter’s character (Danica).... Read more »

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Review: A Gripping Memoir

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Review: A Gripping Memoir
Jane Fonda’s memoir proves to be both a charged and dysfunctional story of the search for one woman’s identity and worth. The documentary takes viewers down an unusual winding road, explaining the early years, acting and celebrity life, periods of activism, family and Fonda legacy. Jane makes her mark by pushing the envelope and embracing her place in history with... Read more »

Interview/Overview of Black Representation on Screen w/ Newsy Reporter Ashley Holt

This clip shows the Newsy team and reporter Ashley Holt explaining early “Black Representation on Screen” and recent examples of both positive and negative stereotypes . The article is called “Black Representation on Screen has Evolved and Needs to Continue…” My interview comes towards the latter part of the presentation at about 6:35 on the timeline.... Read more »
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'Uncle Drew' Review(2018): A Funky Summer Comedy

'Uncle Drew' Review(2018): A Funky Summer Comedy
“Uncle Drew” is a story based on the characters from a Pepsi NBA Commercial Ad. After accumulating a following and much buzz, it was decided to turn the story into a film with the help of Pepsi Productions, Summit Entertainment, and Temple Hill Productions. “Uncle Drew” is directed by Charles Stone III and written by... Read more »

'Choke on That' The Series ( 2018)Review

'Choke on That' The Series ( 2018)Review
The series ‘Choke on That’ is from writer/director and co-creator Donte “Diesel’ Williams, both of whom were involved in the creations of ‘Not Another Zombie Movie’ and ‘Not Another Black Movie’. Davis and Diesel used a team of cast members from a Chicago talent pool of emerging and well-seasoned veteran actors alike. Here are some... Read more »

'Deadpool 2 ' (2018) Review: A Marvel Sequel of Anamolies

'Deadpool 2 ' (2018) Review: A Marvel Sequel of Anamolies
‘Dead Pool 2’ is something of a rather odd phenomenon, which follows suit to the original’s unconventional and unforseen blockbuster success. This film is made up of odd, quirky little clichés that somehow works. Writers Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds team up for what will be one of the highest grossing superhero movies... Read more »
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'Breaking In' (2018) Review: The Weigh In

'Breaking In' (2018) Review: The Weigh In
Gabrielle Union is the main attraction for the film ‘Breakin In’. This was a clever strategy on behalf of Universal Studios to promote a mother’s day weekend box-office-hit film that ties into the theme of “mother protecting her young”. I was pleasantly entertained by this suspense-thriller, which is produced by James Lopez, Craig Perry Sheila... Read more »