Frazzled Mothers Join Forces in Tyler Perry Tale of Female Empowerment

Fast-food waitress Lytia (Cocoa Brown) survives paycheck to paycheck and has to rely on public transportation to get around. By contrast, Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey),...

Heavenly Sistahs Expound on Brotherly Love

Keke Palmer is a multi-talented actress, singer, songwriter and talk show host who made her screen debut at the age of 10 in Barbershop...

A Frenetic Animated Adventure Strictly for Tykes

Unfortunately, the brains behind the latest installment of this animated series abandoned the family-friendly formula which made it so popular with kids of all...

Biopic Takes Sympathetic View of Anti-Establishment Convict

Wesley Cook, aka Mumia Abu-Jamal, was born on April 24, 1954 in the City of Brotherly Love. There, he founded a branch of the...

Latest Marvel Comics Adaptation Due on DVD

This superhero adventure continues the recent trend in comic book screen adaptations in which the protagonist comes to play a critical role in the...

Cold Turkey Expose Examines Internet Addiction in China

How long do you think you could you survive without access to a cell phone or computer? A few hours? A day? A week?...

Civil War Drama Reveals Lincoln’s Team of Rivals

At the beginning of his presidency, Abraham Lincoln invited three of his political opponents to join his Cabinet to form a so-called “Team of...

War Vet Searches for Woman in Photo in Latest Nicholas Sparks Tearjerker

Nicholas Sparks is an award-winning author with his finger on the pulse as well as the heartstrings of readers of the romance genre. All...

Latest Swanberg Mumblecore Features Film within a Film

Joe Swanberg is a leading force in the Mumblecore movement and the brains behind such offbeat, character-driven dramas as LOL and Nights & Weekends....

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13 for intense sci-fi violence) Marvel Comics adaptation revolving around the patriotic exploits of a soldier-turned-superhero (Chris...

Social Satire Takes Sophisticated Look at Race Relations in the Ivy League

The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that black students there also have to worry...

The Girl from the Naked Eye: Gambler Avenges Girlfriend’s Murder

Jake (Jason Yee) is a guy who let his gambling debts spiral out of control. Consequently, he considered himself lucky that his bookie was...