Thursday, August 13, 2020

Film Review; Out Stealing Horses.

August 10, 2020 by  
Filed under Ent., Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( When the title of a film is more vibrant than anything you’ll see on the screen, it’s an issue. The source material for this meandering and overly sentimental coming-of-age drama is the bestselling novel of the same name by Norwegian author Per Petterson. The focus is on a 67-year-old man named Trond (Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl) who... [Read more...]

Top 5 Things That I Learned From Watching “The No Limit Chronicles”.

August 9, 2020 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Recently, a documentary series on a network that I won’t name because of my long standing dislike for the network. The recent documentary series is called “The No Limit Chronicles” which talks about the rise, fall, & rebirth of one of the greatest dynasties in rap music history with Master P & No Limit Records. I... [Read more...]

Remember When Rare Ltd Was A Developer to Watch?

August 8, 2020 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Today, Rare Ltd is known as one of Microsoft’s many game development studios. Almost 20 years ago, it was known as one of the hottest development studios on the planet. This because of several games the studio developed for the Super Nintendo and the Nintendo 64 in the 1990s and early 2000s. What stood about Rare’s games... [Read more...]

Two Life-Affirming Black Artists To Follow Right Now.

August 6, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( 2020 has felt like a surreal experience; there has been no rest. Between the coronavirus pandemic to the murder of George Floyd which kickstarted a black revolution around the world; to the looming economic crash; to the upcoming Presidential election; there has been no respite from the sorrow and fear that has haunted us this... [Read more...]

Film Review; Radioactive.

July 29, 2020 by  
Filed under Ent., Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Rosamund Pike makes a lot of good choices. Check out her filmography and some of her very impressive feminist roles: A courageous war correspondent in A Private War, gusty widow in Hostiles, stoic wife in an interracial marriage in A United Kingdom and cunning spouse in Gone Girl. Now this. Pike portrays world-renown physicist... [Read more...]

Filmmaker Begins Work On ‘Wilmington On Fire: Chapter II’.

July 28, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( North Carolina-based film company Speller Street Films has launched a 30 day crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark to raise $30,000 to finish principal photography on its latest documentary, WILMINGTON ON FIRE: CHAPTER II, directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Christopher Everett. As the spotlight sits on the city... [Read more...]

Is Crazy the new normal?

July 28, 2020 by  
Filed under Ent., Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( In the hit musical Hamilton there’s a song called, “The World Turned Upside Down.”  That’s a bit how the last one hundred or so days have felt.  The pandemic has seemingly changed everything about the way things were, and we have yet to determine what the new normal will be. Exhibit A: In the last eighteen weeks, fifty-two... [Read more...]

Enough Whining About Donald Trump’s Mean ‘Twitter’ Tweets.

Tweet ( You should be eternally grateful that the worst thing you can really say about Donald Trump is that he’s mean to knuckleheads on social media – and that literally is the worst thing you can say about Donald Trump without stepping into the territory of my new book, The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and You!). Yeah,... [Read more...]

Rapper Kanye West’s Run Makes Options for Many Young Americans (Especially African Americans) Stronger.

July 23, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( Kanye West held his first campaign rally this week in South Carolina. The clickbait headlines splashed across the internet are characterizing the event as “bizarre,” “chaotic” and “rambling.” But Americans might want to take the campaign seriously, even if they shouldn’t take the man... [Read more...]

Movie Review; Fatal Affair.

July 22, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( Dull suspense/thrillers are most often mired in formula. Example: Woman in distress. Man stalks her. Confrontations and narrow escapes. Big do-or-die finale. The Perfect Guy (Sanaa Lathan is hounded by Michael Ealy) stuck to those basics. Fatal Affair does too and adds nothing new to the mix. Director/writer Peter Sullivan... [Read more...]

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