Review: Halle Berry as plays a Fierce Mama in "Kidnap"

Review: Halle Berry as plays a Fierce Mama in "Kidnap"
This film makes one wonder what a person would do to get their child back. Hmm. Just as I thought… Anything! In “Kidnap”, Halle Berry portrays desperate mother, Karla Dyson, who becomes entangled in a nasty custody battle over her son, Frankie (Sage Correa). As a struggling single mother, who waitresses, she manages to take... Read more »

Chicago's Own T'Keyah Crystal Keymah awarded FAMU Artist-In-Residence

Chicago's Own T'Keyah Crystal Keymah awarded FAMU Artist-In-Residence
T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, is an internationally lauded and award-winning performer, director, writer and producer. In fall 2017, T’Keyah will become FAMU’s first W.K. Kellogg Foundation Artist-in-Residence in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) theatre program. Students will have a rare opportunity to train with one of FAMU’s (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University)... Read more »

Film Review: "Atomic Blonde" 80's Pop Culture Mashup

Film Review: "Atomic Blonde" 80's Pop Culture Mashup
Charlize Theron plays Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 operative, assigned to retrieve “the list”, which exposes all the active Soviet Union agents. The disappearance of a wristwatch containing microfilm with the list sends all involved into a frenzy. Lorraine has also been summoned to investigate the murder of a lover/fellow agent, James Gasciogne (Sam Hargrave). Gasciogne... Read more »
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"Girl's Trip" Review: A Freakin' Good Time

"Girl's Trip" Review: A Freakin' Good Time
At first glance when walking by the poster, I thought I envisioned the word “Girl Strip”. Then, I doubled back, viewing four women between the legs of what I perceived to be the sexy actor, Kofi Siriboe (from Queen Sugar). Creating a film called “Girl’s Trip” was an excellent idea. Although the idea is nothing... Read more »

Exclusive: Interview with singer/actor Christopher Williams

Exclusive: Interview with singer/actor Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams speaks with passion about being an entertainer. It may come from his invaluable life experiences in the business, immense talent, and famous family legacy. Williams is nephew of Ella Fitzgerald and has a nephew, whose grandfather is the late Richard “Dick” Griffey (founder of Solar Records). Williams began recording under his first record... Read more »

FX's "Snowfall" Recap at Chicago Screening

FX's "Snowfall" Recap at Chicago Screening
The Chicago screening for “Snowfall” on FX took place at the Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theater. The evening was moderated by WGCI’s radio/tv personality Kendra G. Creators of the show and cast were present to discuss their involvement and experiences with the show. “Snowfall” speaks about the introduction/background story of how crack cocaine infiltrated into the... Read more »
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"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is Superb and Sensational

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is Superb and Sensational
“Spider-man:Homecoming” does not disappoint! Although this movie is part of a series/franchise, I tried to look at this film as a stand-alone film. My familiarity with the series timeline and franchise films put me in an awkward position and made me bias and or skeptical out the gate. I tried to put on a fresh... Read more »

Massage Therapy: Inductor Of Healing

Massage Therapy: Inductor Of Healing
On June 3, 2017, Inductor Of Healing Holistic Massage Center had a grand opening at their Oak Park location. The first location opened in downtown Chicago. I interviewed the owner, Malike Ayouba, about his experiences as a massage therapist and entrepreneur. Ironically, I had an injury from a fall the same week as my appointment... Read more »

"Despicable Me 3" Film Review: A Family Affair

With the changing of the guards in leadership at AVL, (the Anti-Villian League) Gru and Lucy find themselves out of a job as agents. Gru gets fired by Valerie Da Vinci for letting the infamous criminal Balthezar Bratt get away. Lucy sticks up for him and also gets canned. As parents, telling the girls about... Read more »
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Oh Baby! "Baby Driver" Film Review

Oh Baby! "Baby Driver" Film Review
One might be skeptical about first hearing about “Baby Driver”. Originally, it seemed a bit gimmicky, but I warmed up to the idea of a young, teenage get-away car driver involved in romance, crime, and mayhem. Director and writer, Edgar Wright dispels all doubt that this film lacks masterpiece quality by demonstrating his experience and... Read more »