Commentary

BEST FILMS OF 2018

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In 2018, the stories told, talent on view, compelling characters, emotions expressed, and genres stretched were just amazing. It was more than enough to make viewers track films from the theaters to streaming services. Or vice versa. Check out the year in movies. Enjoy. […read more]

Entertainment

NNPA Newswire Film Review: Marshall

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Considering all of his major accomplishments, why hasn’t someone made a film about Thurgood Marshall’s life that was comprehensive? He was the lawyer who won the Brown v. Board of Education United States Supreme Court case, the founder Read More

Entertainment

Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott Join James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’ (Exclusive)

[Hollywood Reporter] Chadwick Boseman is starring as the iconic singer in the drama directed by Tate Taylor. Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott have been cast in Get On Up, Universal and Imagine’s biopic of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Tate Taylor, who helmed The Help, is directing and is also producing along Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: 42

by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Jackie Robinson’s life is lesson in courage. It’s a sobering but inspiring reminder of the barbaric cruelty of racism and those who rallied against it. This revealing film tracks his ascension from the Negro Leagues to Major League Baseball.  Read More