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“Divines” a film debut worth the buzz

November 28 Dennis J. Freeman 0

HOLLYWOOD-The choices we make can either help us or derail us. The AFI Fest 2016 showcase of films, animation and movie shorts had plenty of good theatrical releases for people to view during its annual run early in November. The French film “Divines,” considered one of the festival’s best, outlines […]

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Bradford Young unveils a new ‘Arrival’

November 23 Camille Smith 0

LOS ANGELES-There is a lot of buzz going around with the new hit film “Arrival,” starring Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker. The sci-fi thriller, a Paramount Pictures film, has grossed over $45 million so far. The stunning visual cinematography of the movie comes courtesy of cinematographer Bradford Young. During Paramount […]

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Amy Adams stirs aliens revival in ‘Arrival’

November 11 Joey Thomas 0

“Arrival” is an exceptional science fiction film that doesn’t rely on the played out destruction and chaos that alien movies typically fall victim to. Director Denis Villenueve did a wonderful job adapting Ted Chiang’s 1998 novella, ‘Story of Your Life’ in this modern day blockbuster. The film follows Dr. Louise […]

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Film ‘Loving’ shows us what love is

October 26 Joey Thomas 0

Director Jeff Nichol’s “Loving” is a rare film that depicts the injustice and brutality of racism without resorting to outwardly physical violence or attacks. “Loving” tells the true story of a hardworking white bricklayer Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), and his pregnant African American girlfriend, Mildred (Ruth Negga). Richard loves Ruth, […]

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Usher fights for masculinity in ‘Hands of Stone’

August 22 Kelly Hawkins 0

LOS ANGELES-On June 20, 1980, professional boxers Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard squared off for fifteen rounds in the “Brawl in Montreal.” Duran, with a record of 71-1, beats the formerly undefeated Leonard, taking his WBC Welterweight Champion title. Four months later, the two opponents meet again for a […]

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Kung Fu Panda 3 is Jack Black magic

January 29 Dennis J. Freeman 0

When you have Jack Black involved in any project, it’s bound to get a boatload of laughter and interject plenty of fun. Throw in a dash of Bryan Cranston, some Angelina Jolie Pitt, and add a handful of Dustin Hoffman and J.K. Simmons, expect some interesting results. Interesting  would be […]

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‘Goosebumps’ is a frightening good time

October 16 Dennis J. Freeman 0

“Goosebumps” is not what you might expect. Then again, it is what you might expect from the R. L. Stine bestselling book series that has now gone to the big screen (Oct. 16). There is one thing for sure that you count on from the Sony-back film and that is […]

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Hotel Transylvania 2 much ado about grandparents

September 25 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-You know, the one thing about grandparents is that they know how to love on them some grandchildren. They can love on their grandchildren so much that they sometimes bypass their own children’s opinion about what is best for their child just so they can satisfy their own family […]

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Anthony Kelley talks ‘The Gambler’

April 21 Thai Lee 0

The intense drama, “The Gambler,” featuring an incredible cast, including Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman and Jessica Lane arrives on Blu-ray combo pack and single-disc DVD April 28 from Paramount Home Distribution. On behalf of the film’s DVD, a press day took place April 15 with rising star Anthony Kelley, who played […]

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‘Chappie’ another Blomkamp winner

March 15 Thai Lee 0

Director Neill Blomkamp did it again. After his amazing work with District 9 (2009) and Elysium (2013), Blomkamp gives us his next ambitious project, Chappie. Chappie is the definition of the unexpected. Going in, a viewer may initially think that “Chappie” is a traditional sci-fi flick with non-stop action. To […]

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The Power of ‘Selma’

February 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

The beauty of Paramount Pictures richly told civil rights drama “Selma” is not only the re-telling of a historical part of America’s darkened past but the powerful film let’s us in on a long-held, not-so-quiet secret: The Civil Right Movement was bigger than one man. One of the mythic injustices about […]

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Shonda Rhimes to Be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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The Creator of Hit Series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” Joins Ranks of TV Legends The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced recently that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2015 NAB Show Television […]

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Wahlberg Rocks ‘The Gambler’

December 25 Thai Lee 0

This Christmas, dynamic duo Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman will be taking it to the movies in their upcoming film, The Gambler. Although the name is the same as the 1974 film, director, Rupert Wyatt’s remake definitely is in a game of its own. Mark Wahlberg plays the main character, […]