Five Flix | Charles Burnett

17 01 2012

The phrase “independent filmmaker” gets thrown around and many use the art form as a way to break into mainstream films. One individual who remained true to his roots for the past 30 years is the underappreciated Charles Burnett. Read the rest of this entry »





Five Films Fit for A “King!”

17 01 2011

This week, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have celebrated his 82nd birthday. Since his assassination in 1968, many filmmakers have tried to capture the spirit of the “drum major of peace” on the big screen. We have compiled a list of five movies that are representative of his legacy and struggle. Read the rest of this entry »





Five Favs Comic Book Movies

1 10 2010

The recent success of “Kick-Ass” and the release of “Iron Man 2” on DVD, films based on comic books have become Hollywood’s gold standard for success. With a slew of high-profile films coming to theaters in the near future, we take a look at Five Fav Comic Book movies featuring African-Americans heroes and heroines fighting bad guys and saving the world – on the big screen! Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | I’m Still Here

11 09 2010

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

Hollywood goes into what is traditionally the slowest weekend of the year with a slate of forgettable and otherwise bizarre films. Here is a quick glance at what’s new in theaters. Read the rest of this entry »





FiveFlix | Tearjerkers

30 07 2010

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

One of cinema’s guilty pleasures is languishing in films that make audiences cry themselves a river, aka tearjerkers. Often manipulative, sappy and sometimes just plain corny, these films are at their best when they touch your soul and reach you on an emotional level. With thousands of films to choose from, here are five of my favorite films that’s sure to have viewers reaching for the Kleenex! Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Images | Death at a Funeral

15 04 2010

Here is a gallery for producer and star Chris Rock’s remake of the 2007 British dark comedy, “Death at a Funeral.” 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 »





Trailer Park – Spring Edition

27 01 2010


After a record-breaking year at the box-office, even in these difficult economic times the movie industry is booming. With the awards season winding down and the summer movie season months away, we have featured a host of trailers previewing some exciting new films. Read the rest of this entry »