'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 »

'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 »
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Survival of a Universe

Avengers: Infinity War 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 Infinity War. At first, I thought the movie was about fighting a War infinitely like X-Men’s Days of Future Past. But it really is about Thanos... 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 »

Rampage Review (2018): Action-Packed Sci-fi Flick

Rampage Review (2018): Action-Packed Sci-fi Flick
A risky rogue experiment of animal technological evolution goes terribly wrong. The Energyne experiment is completed in space but all the crew on the assignment are killed. The bio-tech company  will stop at nothing to get a hold of the experiment and sell to the highest bidder. Primatologist, Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is in charge... Read more »
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'Lean on Pete' Review (2017): An Emotional Coming of Age Story

'Lean on Pete' Review (2017): An Emotional Coming of Age Story
I knew a little about the story before watching and I was hearing about the buzz. The young teenage actor Charlie Plummer is from ‘All the Money in the World’. I figured this would be a great film… and I was right. A young boy and his horse. What could go wrong? This was one... Read more »

'Just A Friend' Review (2017): Platonic or Not?

'Just A Friend' Review (2017): Platonic or Not?
When the phrase ‘Just a Friend’ is uttered from the lips of entertainment enthusiasts, one thinks of Biz Markie’s platinum award-winning song released in 1989. He really knew what he was talking about! ‘Just a Friend’ is one of the most commonly used terms surrounding men and women in relationships, but it can be interpreted... Read more »

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 »
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Ready Player One (2018) Review: A Retro Game-Pop Culture Ride

Ready Player One (2018) Review: A Retro Game-Pop Culture Ride
While talking to a teacher at a Chicagoland area school a few years ago, he recommended the book, ‘Ready Player One’ to me. I immediately went to my local library and requested the audio book. I loved the book, but I also suggest seeing the movie. Compare what you think you know will happen…. and... Read more »