DVD Den | Salt

8 01 2011

by Kam Williams

Art Imitates Life in Intriguing Political Potboiler
Angelina Jolie has always delivered in her high-octane action adventures, and Salt is no exception. This espionage thriller about a Russian mole strategically planted in the U.S. couldn’t be more timely, given the recent arrest of Anna Chapman, the flamboyant NYC realtor deported after confessing to being a Soviet spy. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Salt

23 07 2010

This review first appeared in Jet Magazine.com. To read this review at its original source, click here.

Jolie Shines Despite Script’s Imperfections!
The year of the female action hero continues with Angelina Jolie forcefully announcing her presence in Hollywood’s boys club in the political action thriller “Salt.” While Jolie’s performance is on par with her male counterparts, the film is sabotaged by a confusing script that fails to give the audience a protagonist to rally around.

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First Look | Salt

12 07 2010

Oscar winner, Angelina Jolie is a CIA agent on the run in the exciting action spy thriller, “Salt.” Read the rest of this entry »





Cheadle’s Ten Gems

7 05 2010

Two-time Black Reel Award winner and Oscar nominee Don Cheadle has been an “overnight success” for the past 15 years. Since his unheraled film debut in “Hamburger Hill,” Cheadle has developed into a solid A-List actor who has displayed his versatility in a multitude of diverse roles. Read the rest of this entry »





DVD Den | 2012

26 02 2010

Roland Emmerich’s latest overblown apocalyptic adventure fails to measure up to his earlier offerings, despite its being filled with his trademark bombastic special effects. Stripped of its pretense, the picture is basically a stock disaster flick which relies on trite dialogue while recycling a host of the genre’s groan-inducing clichés. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | American Gangster

19 02 2008

After two Oscars and five nominations, Denzel Washington’s reputation as an A-list superstar is solidified. Coupled with fellow Oscar winner, Russell Crowe, the two acting titans take on the story of one of New York’s most unknown drug kingpins, Frank Lucas in the good but not great crime film, “American Gangster. Read the rest of this entry »





Trailer Park | The Hottie and the Nottie

22 12 2007

Alright, where do I start? Read the rest of this entry »





AAFCA Keeps It “Gangster”

19 12 2007

The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) have selected “The Great Debaters” as its Best Picture of 2007, in their awards announced this week. The organization is comprised of Black media professionals from across the country. Read the rest of this entry »








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