Month: April 2020

Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix original series, SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER brings the uplifting story
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Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake
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[embedded content] Ben Affleck owns the most raw role of his career in “The Way Back”. Affleck inhabits Jack, a gutted construction worker losing a desperate battle with booze and beer. Once a high school basketball phenom, he takes a job coaching his Catholic school alma mater’s motley crew of young cagers. What follows may
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From Kenya Barris, the Emmy® nominated creator of black-ish, comes #blackAF. Loosely inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be. Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered and often hilarious
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From Kenya Barris, the Emmy® nominated creator of black-ish, comes #blackAF. Loosely inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be. Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered and often hilarious
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[embedded content] My main measuring stick with movies of fiction, in particular horror stories, is always to consider the question, Whose to say this is not how YOU would conceivably behave if faced with similar extraordinary, life-altering and/or threatening circumstances? And so it was with such criteria that I watched the recently released creature feature
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“Shooting Heroin” is a film from writer/director/producer/editor Spencer T. Folmar of Clearfield, Pennsylvania. It features a vigilante justice approach to solving the problem of young people shooting heroin and overdosing in the state of Pennsylvania. The film is set in a  remote area  in the middle of the state, where 10 teenagers a day were
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[embedded content] “Honey Boy” is a sordid saga “loosely” based upon troubled actor Shia LaBeouf’s thoroughly sad as hell childhood. This is clearly a movie LaBeouf needed to make. But why? To offer reasons for his jarringly erratic behavior after he became a young Hollywood darling superstar? To exorcise inner demons he may even now
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As of today, Marvel Studios has pushed back their entire phase 4 slate due to the current pandemic. Black Widow is no exception with its date going from May 2020 to now November 6, 2020. Despite the delay relay, that situation isn’t really what I’m worried about. Please be advised, there may be some mild
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[embedded content] Inside a vertical prison system, inmates are assigned to a level and forced to ration food from a platform that moves between the floors. Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, The Platform is a twisted social allegory about mankind at its darkest and hungriest. Platform opens up seeming surreal. We’re introduced to the primary character
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