Movies & Television

Harlem Renaissance Movie Night

Members of Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. gathered in sisterly fellowship and “Harlem Renaissance” era fashion on Friday, July 19, 2019, to view the movie, “Swing,” which was written, directed, and produced by Oscar Michaeux. He was described as the first major and most successful African American filmmaker of the…

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Film Review: Good Boys

By Dwight Brown Quick! Someone call Child Protective Services. Three juvenile actors have been kidnapped and forced to play bawdy tweens in this uncontrollably hilarious coming-of-age film.  With a salacious script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, pervy direction by Stupnitsky, and a sense of devious humor that reeks of producer Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express), audiences…

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“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” Review

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic So, what’s the big difference between the normal Fast & Furious franchise movies and this new spin-off? Well, when Hobbs & Shaw digs into the old F&F trick bag, it’s as good as the real thing. When it reverts to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s brand of far-fetched action movies (Skyscraper), it’s an inferior…

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Bingeworthy TV: Stories from the Stage Makes the Case

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor It is summertime and many people are “bingeing” or “catching up” on their favorite television shows they haven’t had time to watch when they actually premiered or aired. While there are the usual suspects on HBO, Showtime, Bravo, Netflix and Starz, viewers should consider binge watching Stories from the Stage, the WORLD…

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FILM REVIEW: Brian Banks

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic In this #MeToo age, a biofilm about a wrongfully convicted high school football player, who was accused, tried and imprisoned for rape, is timely. The real Brian Banks, the subject of this movie, lived through an ordeal that was tragic, inspiring and often profound, something is lost in…

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Will Packer Drama ‘Ambitions’ Brings Star Power to OWN

By Nsenga K. Burton, Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment Editor Entertainment juggernaut Will Packer, the man behind hit films like Girls Trip, Straight Outta Compton, Little, Stomp the Yard, Ride Along, “Ready to Love,” and “The Atlanta Child Murders” has brought “Ambitions,” a big drama starring Robin Givens, Essence Atkins, Kendrick Cross, Brian Bosworth and Brian White, to…

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IN MEMORIAM: Cameron Boyce Remembered

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor The world is mourning the loss of Disney star Cameron Boyce who passed away Saturday due to an ongoing medical condition. Boyce, 20, who starred in Disney’s Descendants franchise, was found unresponsive at his home and could not be revived by paramedics. Boyce grew up in front of the camera making his…

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