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 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 »





Now Playing | Gospel Hill

23 08 2009

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Over the weekend, this small independent film that has been touring film festivals around the country opened for theatrical release. With such a distinguished cast why it took so long to hit theaters has us scratching our collective heads! Read the rest of this entry »