Movies & Television

Film Review: Blindspotting

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic There’s something infectious about their eccentric friendship: Two boyz in the hood of Oakland, California. One black, a tortured sensitive soul and a magnet for suffering.  One white, who tries to act black and attracts trouble from miles away. Their odd relationship, which is based on a deep…

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Film Review: Skyscraper

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic He likes to play the hero (Rampage). He does it all the time (San Andreas). It’s what his fans expect (Hercules). His films made him the second-highest grossing movie star of 2017. So, can Dwayne Johnson continue his mojo with this retro feeling (The Towering Inferno) but…

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Film Review: Uncle Drew

By Dwight K. Brown, NNPA Newswire Fil Critic Young people can’t jump! In your face, Millennials! Step back, hipsters, because black Baby Boomers are taking the court in Uncle Drew. The genesis of this heart-warming sports comedy was a Pepsi Max commercial that evolved into a YouTube series that has been viewed 100M times. The…

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Regal’s Summer Movie Express Offers $1 Family Movies

Regal announces the return of its family-favorite program, the Summer Movie Express. This kid-friendly film festival is a nonstop adventure, and the perfect getaway for movie lovers. The Summer Movie Express features $1 family movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., with a portion of proceeds benefitting charity. “For just $1, moviegoers of all…

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Season Three of OWN’s Hit Megachurch Drama ‘Greenleaf’ Releases this Fall

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced this week that the third season of its hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf,” from global content leader Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”), Kriss Turner Towner (“The Romanoffs,” “The Soul Man”) and Oprah Winfrey will premiere on Tuesday, August…

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Film Review: “Deadpool 2” Does What It’s Supposed to Do and Maybe That’s Good Enough

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic In the pantheon of comic book hero movies, “Deadpool” set itself apart from the herd. It was ultra-violent, pansexual, hysterical, unapologetically sarcastic and frenetic and broke the 4th wall down with a sledgehammer. The deeply droll and irreverent Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds played the vomit-faced superhero. The script…

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Black Films and Artists Highlight the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival provided an urban showcase for 96 feature films. The fest’s documentaries outshined the narrative and international features, while a host of TV shows, shorts, tech seminars, immersive experiences and special events also filled out the programming. Black films, filmmakers, actors and artists basked…

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