Category: Entertainment

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 »

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 »

'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018): Emotions Run High with Universe Hanging in the Balance

'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018): Emotions Run High with Universe Hanging in the Balance
Do we all live or do we all die? Who stays and who goes? You will not know the answers to these questions until you see ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. At first, I thought the movie was about fighting a war “infinitely” like ‘X-men’s Days of Future Past’. Time to throw down the gauntlet…so to speak??... Read more »

'Traffik' (2018): A Tragic Narrative about Sex Trafficking

'Traffik' (2018): A Tragic Narrative about Sex Trafficking
‘Traffik’ is a film that surrounds the topic of sex trafficking. This is not to be confused with the Oscar-winning Steven Soderberg film ‘Traffic’ (2000). This film by Deon Taylor is altogether different. A few years ago, I saw a documentary on sex trafficking in Chicago and know others that that have done films on... Read more »
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Tyler Perry's 'Acrimony' Review (2018): A Woman Scorned

Tyler Perry's 'Acrimony' Review (2018): A Woman Scorned
‘Acrimony’ weaves an intricate web of deceit and lies. Director and screenwriter, Tyler Perry is known for making films about fed up, angry black women, ‘you done me wrong’, but at least you already know what you are getting……So you can’t really complain. There is a niche audience for his films and this fact is... Read more »

The Leisure Seeker Review (2018): A Comical, Yet Somber Journey

The Leisure Seeker Review (2018):  A Comical, Yet Somber Journey
I found this film to be rather depressing. If this is what I have to look forward to when I get older… I am surely doomed! Although ‘The Leisure Seeker’ points a vivid picture of an elderly couple having their last vacation trip, so many things go wrong. I was cringing the whole way through.... Read more »

Wrinkle in Time Review (2018): A Sci-Fi Fantasy for Children and Tweens

Wrinkle in Time Review (2018): A Sci-Fi Fantasy for Children and Tweens
I found that this film was clearly made for children and tween audience with the impact of promoting diversity, while strengthening lost images of girls and children of color. There are some fantastical visual scenes in the film that were memorable and rewarding. I applaud the fact that Disney  was brave enough to take a... Read more »
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The Shape of Water (2017) Review: Best Picture, Director, Production Design & Score

The Shape of Water (2017) Review: Best Picture, Director, Production Design & Score
The ‘Shape of Water’ is a bloody fairy tale that is from the writer/director  Guillermo del Toro. I loved this Cinderella/Beauty and the Beast story. The film was written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. The story evolves when a creature (Doug Jones) is delivered to a laboratory under top secret classification.  A mute cleaning... Read more »