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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 2 before landing a breakout role a couple of years later as the title character...

Alternative Medicine Documentary Extols the Virtues of Holistic Healing

The healthcare industrial complex spends billions of dollars on packaging and branding to brainwash us into believing that there are no viable alternatives to Western medicine’s approach to curing this or that illness. In fact, doctors and pharmaceuticals have...

Colin Firth Shines as Suave Spy in Nostalgic Homage to 007

Harry Hart (Colin Firth) is such an unassuming, buttoned-downed bloke that no one in his right mind would suspect him to be a highly-skilled secret agent capable of killing at the drop of a derby. But as a Kingsman,...

Spike Lee Remakes Blaxploitation Era Horror Flick

The Kickstarter page where Spike Lee raised $1,418,910 from fans for his latest “Joint” expressly states that the money would not used to shoot a remake of Blacula (1972). But it also failed to inform investors that the crowdfunded...

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 about making themselves comfortable socially. That’s precisely the predicament we find a quartet of African-American undergrads...

Iconoclastic Doc Focuses Lens on Ageless Fashion Plates

We live in a culture that unfortunately equates beauty with youth. Why else are so many women willing to make a joke of their own faces so long as the skin remains as tight as a ten year old’s?...

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? How about three months? That’s the degree of deprivation awaiting adolescents diagnosed as addicted to...

Rust Belt ‘New Normal’ Chronicled in Diminished Dreams Documentary

Rich Hill, Missouri is a ghost town on hard times. Located about seventy miles south of Kansas City, the population of this once-thriving mining metropolis has dwindled down to 1,393 since the last of the coal was unearthed from...

Philly Serves as Backdrop for Tale of Romance and Redemption

Chris (Spank Horton) is a man with serious anger management issues. After getting fired for losing his temper on the job yet again, he makes his way to Rittenhouse Square where things quickly go from bad to worse. First,...

Nick Cannon Makes Directorial Debut with Help of Star-Studded Cast

Nick Cannon is a versatile entertainer; actor, comedian, rapper, radio DJ, TV host and as the husband of pop dive Mariah Carey. With School Dance, Nick steps behind the camera to add filmmaker to his extensive resume. His jaw-dropping directorial...

Wolverine Travels Back in Time in Latest for the Sake of the Future

X-Men: Days of Future Past represents the seventh episode in the storied mutant series, and is the third directed by Bryan Singer who also helmed X-Men 1 and 2. This installment is loosely based on the 1981 Marvel Comics (issues...

Post-Colonial Nigeria Provides Backdrop for Sweeping Romance Saga

Twins Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) and Olanna (Thandie Newton) hail from a well-to-do Nigerian family well-enough connected to send them overseas to college where they majored in business and sociology, respectively. Ironically, while the sisters were acquiring a first-rate...