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Film review: “Amy” a powerful documentary for the 24/7 video age

Film review by: Gordon K. Smith A powerful documentary for the 24/7 video age, Asif Kapadia’s AMY follows the short, sweet, and sad life of British soul singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse from the age of 14 until her tragic, yet unsurprising, death in 2011, officially from alcohol poisoning.  The fact that most of this period is […]

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“I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back. Interview with the Soul singer on his upcoming memoir and the life that’s filled its pages

…..”Give me a hit,” I croaked into her ear, sure I could score a little something from her out there on the street. “I’m clean, Charlie. Have been for three years,” [my cousin Shirley] said, her voice cracking. “Three years?” I yelled…..While I contemplated the thought, Shirley started to full-on cry, her face contorted, tears leaving streaks […]

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Actor Interview: Hiroyuki Sanada talks about his latest role in “Mr. Holmes” and his desire to simply act

Written by: Mut Asheru Hiroyuki Sanada is an actor first and foremost. His role as Mr. Tamiki Umezaki in his most recent film MR. HOLMES did not have any sword fights but it did contain some emotionally slashing scenes and scenarios in which Sanada’s character helps bring about a catharsis for the aging Sherlock Holmes […]

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1959 Cast of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” attend the 45th Annual USA Film Festival

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Book Review: “For Your Love” by Beverly Jenkins – Explosive secrets that resurrects old drama and new pain

Title: FOR YOUR LOVE Author: Beverly Jenkins 295 of pages (William Morrow / HarperCollins) “Cradling the shotgun, she bent down to get a look at him, and that’s when he rose up and crashed the pipe across her shoulder. She cried out and fell to her knees, dropping the gun. While she slumped, moaned in […]

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Featured Short Film: “The Tea Master” – Short Film by Aaron Au

Short Film of the Week – The Tea Master is the first short film by Director Aaron Au. Shot in  Canada on RED in 2009. Starring Coling Foo, Paul Wu, and Byron Lawson. For more information on the film including awards please visit: teamastermovie.com See larger image The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules […]

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CD Review: “Winter” by MBLAQ is their best thus far!

Review by: Mut Asheru It’s with a heavy heart that I write this review. WINTER is the 7th mini album MBLAQ a Korean male group that debuted only 5 years ago and is arguably the best musical effort they have produced to date. Having steadily progressed in skills and talents this album shows maturity in […]

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TX based indie record label IDOL RECORDS celebrates 20 years of doin the damn thing!

Interview by: Mut Asheru Indie record label Idol Records has been in business for 20 years. *round of applause please*. This year marked the 20th year of hustle, determination, success and preservation for the Texas based label founded by Erv Karwelis. Watching Erv operate makes me tired. He’s everywhere and always working. The thing that stands […]

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Gaming Review: Arcana Heart – Reminding you to play good games

Arcana Heart: PS2 Developers: Examu Inc. Publishers: Examu Inc., AQ Interactive, Atlus Platforms: Arcade, PlayStation 2 Game Review by:  Ifakoya English Okay. I don’t rightly know why I own this game. I don’t even recall when I got it. It was either acquired through the less embarrassing method of ordering it online, or though the […]