Movie Reviews

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, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary’s death, the concerned father...

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 (Andrew Garfield) wooing Gwen (Emma Stone) while protecting New York from a few, formidable new...

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, Jr. (Henry Simmons), was planning to form a golf team. Since golf had always been...

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. She is a 2011 Emmy-nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s...

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 invaded by demonic forces. Along the way, she became possessed by the devil and turned...

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), an ambitious executive at a prominent publishing company, has many modern amenities and a luxury...

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, a groundbreaking documentary which seeks to radically revise the way we view the over 23...

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 in a bottle of alcohol, an addiction that cost him his marriage and career. Today,...

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 Lowe and Demi Moore) to forge a solid relationship on the shaky ground of a...

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 ever learn how to be content? Watching their journey of self-discovery may make you chuckle. Bernie...

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 that he shared his concern with his cellmate Searcy (Dennis Haysbert). The wise, old elder...

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 an unsympathetic girlfriend (Erica Hubbard) who has decided to dump him because he can’t afford...

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