Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Ellis Haizlip’s Niece Pay Tribute in Mr SOUL documentary

Before Oprah, Arsenio or even Soul Train, Ellis Haizlip and the Corporation for Pubic Broadcasting gave us SOUL! on September 8, 1968.  It was SOUL! that introduced America to a young former Alvin Ailey dancer turned choreographer – George Faison.  Before “Amen”, Anna Maria Horsford was spitting poetry rhymes and Sesame Street’s “Susan” (Loretta Long),…

Amy Schumer Redefines Female Empowerment in I Feel Pretty

  I love Amy Schumer.  There I said it.  Why?  She is unapologetically Amy no matter what version of her she reveals with a sprinkle of truth serum on top. I Feel Pretty is a reinforcement message for all those women and young girls who think their packaging  isn’t enough to make an impact in…

Paula Patton is Action Vigilante in Deon Taylor Indie Film Traffik

Trafficking of young women in America has turned into a form of modern-day slavery.  Living in Southern California, there are daily breaking news items concerning some white van full of young non-speaking English women who have been bought, sold and transported like cattle to a farm.  As a woman of color, it breaks my heart…

How Taraji P. Henson Get Stunt Moves Tight for Proud Mary

Enough was movie a while back that starred Jennifer Lopez  where in order to protect her and her daughter from an abusive husband she learned self-defense.  I always wondered what taking a class like that would look and feel like.  It was terrifying and empowering all at the same time.  Armed with some wicked allergies,…

Adorable and Endangered Pandas are Delightful in New IMAX Documentary

This 45 minutes documentary narrated by Kristen Bell gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it takes for this adorable creature to survive in its natural habitat after being nurtured and taken care of by Chinese scientist Rong Hou and “the bear whisperer” himself…wildlife biologist Ben Kilham.

Joaquin Phoenix Plays Troubled Hit Man in You Were Never Really Here

Say what you want about Joaquin Phoenix, but the boy can act his buns off. In the new psychological thriller You Were Never Really Here, Phoenix is a former soldier turned FBI agent, no nonsense hitman-on-a-mission who now devotes his time rescuing kidnapped young women from a sex traffickers.

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Turns 50 in July

  NEW YORK / LONDON / LOS ANGELES – APRIL 04, 2018 – Abramorama announced today a deal with Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group (UMG) to theatrically release The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, across North America this July in celebration of its 50thanniversary. Abramorama, Apple Corps Ltd. and UMG…

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Celebrates 34 Years

April 3, 2018 – LOS ANGELES   Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its outstanding program of films and events for the upcoming 34th edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) running MAY 3 – MAY 12, 2018. The all encompassing annual film celebration is presented…

Caroline “Line” Found Lives on in The Miracle Season

Being a cheerleader was the closest I ever came to being a part of a sports team.  When find your “people” everyone becomes a tight-knit family and feel like nothing is impossible.  But, there’s always that one person who stands out just a little bit bolder.  A person whose future is so bright it burns…

Charlie Plummer Shines Bright in Lean on Pete

Most of my life I have had a pet.  Each and every one holds a special place in my heart and memory throughout my life.  Who doesn’t love animals right? OK…so I initially thought I was going to see a film about a boy and his horse.  I love horses and was majorly excited!!!  However,…

PBS Launches Poetry In America to Inspire Americans Through Poetry

STAR-STUDDED NEW PUBLIC TELEVISION SERIES LAUNCHES IN TIME FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH THIS APRIL Poetry in America features Shaquille O’Neal, Cynthia Nixon, Frank Gehry, Bono, Nas, Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, and more exploring poems on subjects close to their heart in twelve visually stunning episodes The new series aims to inspire Americans of all ages and bring…

Taraji P. Henson Goes Off The Rails in Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

How many of you out there have been involved with a man or a woman who wasn’t needy, but could never contribute anything to the relationship from a financial standpoint?  You know the ones who never have money to pay for an outing to dinner, theatre or a concert.  The ones who have dreams higher…