Reel Shorts | For Colored Girls

5 11 2010

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

Since his debut in 2005, writer/producer/director Tyler Perry has nurtured and maintained a loyal following with a series of popular films based on his stage plays that mix emotional characters, spirituality and comedy into a winning formula. His latest film, “For Colored Girls,” is an overly-talky drama featuring some strong individual performances that uplifts the ladies while treating the men as cinematic roadkill. Read the rest of this entry »





FilmGordon Radio | Tyler Perry

4 11 2010


Hollywood powerhouse, Tyler Perry—whose films to date have grossed more than $400 million worldwide—was a special guest on a special 90-minute version of “Keeping It Reel” with FilmGordon. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Images | For Colored Girls

10 09 2010

Earlier this week, Lionsgate announced that they will shorten the title of Tyler Perry’s upcoming film to “For Colored Girls.” Now comes the release of eight teaser posters spotlighting various cast members. It appears that they are pulling out ALL of the stops for some potential awards season attention. Tell us what you think! Read the rest of this entry »





The Fall Movie Preview

10 09 2010

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

As the dog days of summer come to an end, the big-budget blockbusters begin to make way for more serious, award-caliber fare. But for the first time in a decade, there are no fall releases garnering awards buzz that showcase Black actors. 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 | Norbit

8 02 2007

Eddie Murphy sure is lucky. Currently the toast of Hollywood, he is fortunate that his latest film, “Norbit,” wasn’t released a little earlier. If it had been, all of the good will that he generated as Jimmy Early in “Dreamgirls” would be gone in 60 seconds. This latest reach to the past should signal to Murphy that’s he’s been there and done that – a whole lot better than in this film. Read the rest of this entry »