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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

'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 »
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'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 »

'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 »

Brilliant Emerging Young Actor: Dalon J. Holland

Brilliant Emerging Young Actor: Dalon J. Holland
Get to know this young man! His remarkable talent has been landing him special appearances in popular television shows like Being Mary Jane, The Get Down and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. Dalon J. Holland is an up-and-coming actor pursuing his dreams and taking the world by storm. Here’s what Dalon had to say about his career... Read more »
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'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 »