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LISTEN: Taraji P. Henson: ‘What Men Want’ Gets into Guys’ Heads

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Taraji P. Henson gives a noteworthy performance as Ali Davis, a sports agent working in a traditionally all-male world of sports as an agent, showing viewers what it’s like to hear voices that no one else hears. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Wakanda Now!

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The Marvel movie, Black Panther, has been an outstanding cultural phenomenon. It has broken records at the box office and has shown doubters that a movie about Black people can be economically powerful. The movie also provided an opportunity for a number of African Americans to advance their acting careers. It has some tried and true regulars, as well as some newer faces who will no doubt be seen again. […read more]


Film Review: ‘Tomorrowland’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic If you took the world of The Jetsons, and made it a live-action film location, that would describe the visuals for the mysterious, glorious and fantastical place Tomorrowland. Seeing it is easy. Getting there is difficult. All the work it takes Read More


Film Review: ‘Focus’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic After Earth, Men in Black 3, Seven Pounds… It’s been a while since Will Smith lived up to his star status in a film worth having his name above the marquee. As Nicky, a con artist’s con artist in Focus, Read More


Film Review: ‘Wild Tales’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Back in the day, The Twilight Zone did it right. Each episode started with an everyday routine, then it added a couple of wicked twists, and before you could say, “Rod Serling” things went completely askew. Argentinean writer/director Damian Szifron Read More


Film Review: American Sniper

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic   This well-produced but flawed bio/war/drama follows the armed forces career and subsequent malaise of ex- Navy Seal Chris Kyle. He was a legendary sniper who did four tours of duty in Iraq. His steely, icy demeanor gave him Read More


Movie Review: “22 Jump Street”

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic The film 21 Jump Street was a hip, focused, comic homage to the 1980s TV series. 22 Jump Street is an unfocussed potpourri of physical humor, sight gags and shtick that is shamelessly uproarious. In this sequel, undercover cops, Officer Schmidt (Jonah Hill) Read More


‘The Butler’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker Star in Lee Daniels Flick [HNGN]

[HNGN] Producer Lee Daniels is back with another film sure to rack up Oscar nominations. Daniels, best known for “Precious” and “The Paper Boy” has produced another movie “The Butler.” The movie is adapted from a 2008 Washington Post article by Wil Haygood. It’s based on the Read More


Samuel L. Jackson complained about being too old to play Django [UPI]

NEW YORK — Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson admits he was initially disappointed to learn he was too old to play the lead in Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained.” Jamie Foxx, 45, was eventually cast in the role of Django — a freed American slave who assists Christoph Waltz‘s Dr. King Read More


Beyonce Talks Career, Family, New Movie and ‘Shock’ Over Reaction to Cuba Trip [ABC News]

  Now on her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, Beyonce is on top of the music world, and the singer/actress is also taking on the role of Queen Tara in the upcoming animated film, “EPIC.” In an interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach on the London leg of Read More


Movie Review: War Witch (***)

Rachel Mwanza as a child solider in War Witch. By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “You will come out of my belly one day. I don’t know if God will give me strength to love you.” That’s the lament of an expectant mother, a child Read More