18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat

Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave,...

Kam’s Kapsules

Big Budget Films  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13 for action and sci-fi violence) Second installment in re-booted Marvel Comics franchise finds your friendly neighborhood superhero...

Taraji P. Henson Stars as Trailblazer in Inspirational Biopic

Catana Starks was serving as the female swim coach at Tennessee State University (TSU), when she learned that the school’s Athletic Director, Kendrick Paulsen,...

You Gotta See Taraji!

Taraji P. Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button....

Ghost Spooks Newlyweds in Irreverent Horror Spoof

A Haunted House, an irreverent spoof of Paranormal Activity, co-starred Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins as Malcolm and Kisha, a couple whose home was...

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),...

12-Step Documentary Rethinks Addiction

Once an addict always an addict? Or is substance abuse an affliction one can kick completely? That’s the subject tackled by The Anonymous People,...

Alcoholic Air Marshal Tested in Transatlantic Hijack Thriller

Bill Marks' (Liam Neeson) life went into a tailspin after his young daughter lost her battle with leukemia. The inconsolable police officer sought solace...

Kevin Hart Spearheads Raunchy Remake of Romantic Romp

Released in 1986, the original version of “About Last Night” revolved around the year-long efforts of a couple of Chicago yuppies (played by Rob...

Movie Review: About Last Night

“All’s fair in love and war”—but these two couples are taking that too far. They can’t stop loving, and can’t stop bickering. Will they...

Ex-Con Opens Chess Club for At-Risk Kids in Inner-City Biopic

Eugene Brown (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) was so worried about returning to his neighborhood in inner-city Washington, DC after serving 17 years for bank robbery...

Soul Mate Discovered in Faith-Based Romantic Romp

Robert’s (Darrin Dewitt Henson) whole world collapses the day he’s fired from the business founded by his late father only to come home to...