• Actors of the up-coming and much anticipated comedy LET'S BE COPS stopped through Dallas, TX last month and got all warm and cozy like with us press … [Continue Reading]

    Filmmaker Interview: “Let’s Be Cops” w/ Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson
  • Written by: Melody Charles Stunning and nearly 6' tall, Ilyasah Shabazz' physical presence is charismatic and commanding. Her historical … [Continue Reading]

    Author Interview: Ilyasah Shabazz on her children’s book Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X
  • By: Mut Asheru Ever wonder what goes on the minds and lives of male entertainers? Here's your chance to take a candid look. "La Bare, The True … [Continue Reading]

    Actor / Director Joe Manganiello and Producer Nick Manganiello attend  the USA Film Festival’s  Dallas premiere of the new film LA BARE
  • Review by: Mut Asheru Let me start by saying “I didn’t see that coming!” Writer / Director Lee Sang-woo’s (이상우) DEAR DICTATOR (친애하는지도자동지께) is the … [Continue Reading]

    Film Review: “Dear Dictator” by writer / director Lee Sang-woo – queue the Cypress Hill “here’s something you just cain’t understand”
  • Written by: Melody Charles With just the power of her words, she's an author that can send her readers through different events and eras like a … [Continue Reading]

    Author Interview: Beverly Jenkins on her years of writing historical mulitcultural romance novels feat heroes and heriones of African-American descent
  • Review by: Mut Asheru Documentary NORA NOH, directed by  Kim Sung-hee attempts to capture and highlight the living Korean fashion legend Ms. Nora … [Continue Reading]

    Film Review: “Nora Noh” – Korean Documentary Tells the Story of Korea’s First Female Ground-Breaking Designer
  • Written by: Gordon K. Smith FADING GIGOLO, written, directed by and starring John Turturro, is a funny and touching middle-age MIDNIGHT COWBOY, … [Continue Reading]

    Filmmaker Interview: Roundtable with writer / actor John Turturro on his latest film “Fading Gigolo” (spoiler alert))
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Film Review: “The One I Love” – With Elizabeth Moss and Mark Duplass is full of originality and wit

Film Review by: Gordon K Smith After a slew of gargantuan summer action epics (some I liked, others I didn’t), here’s a little movie made with just a few actors and locations in a couple of weeks, that has more originality and wit than any of those epics, and it says more about what makes […]

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Tree Media Releases “Carbon” A Film Narrated By Leonardo DiCaprio

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, CARBON tells stories of communities fighting climate change LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tree Media, a production company focused on inspiring positive social action, with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and in collaboration with Thom Hartmann, released CARBON, a film aimed at exploring crucial issues related to […]

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Movie Review: “Are You Here” – Does Matthew Weiner’s storytelling gifts translate well to the big screen?

Film review by: Gordon K. Smith I had high expectations for ARE YOU HERE, the feature film debut for writer/director Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men.   I love Mad Men, and revere that there’s at least one cable series that finds drama in character detail and dialog instead of gratuitous flesh/gore and guns in […]

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Check out the trailer for “Back on Badstreet” a doc by Jimmy Neutron creator, Keith Alcorn

BACK ON BADSTREET is written and directed by Keith Alcorn (JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS) and Steve Barnes (A FAIR TO REMEMBER). The two have known each other for more than 30 years and figured it was about time to do something together, before one of them died. BACK ON BADSTREET celebrates the 30th anniversary of […]

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Filmmaker Interview: “Let’s Be Cops” w/ Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson

Actors of the up-coming and much anticipated comedy LET’S BE COPS stopped through Dallas, TX last month and got all warm and cozy like with us press folks. Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson were gracious enough to roundtable and inform us of the ins and outs of making this film and on […]

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Author Interview: Niobia Bryant on her compelling characters, searing street scenarios and erotic interludes

Written by: Melody Charles No matter what nom de plume readers may find on the cover—Niobia Bryant, Simone Bryant or Meesha Mink—fans already know that the contents are going to be a scintillating read. Ever since her 2000 debut Admission of Love, the New Jersey native has created some of the most compelling characters, searing […]

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Book Review: Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz

Book Review by: Melody Charles When it comes to the life and legacy of Malcolm X, fiction seem to loom larger than fact. Love him or loathe him, his intentions and accomplishments as an iconic nationalist Muslim leader have become lost in misconceptions and media propaganda, an injustice that his third-born daughter, best-selling author Ilyasah […]

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Film Review: “Ichi”…It compels you, it draws you to it

A Look Back: “Ichi” (2008) English: …..Still Ichi Studio: Shochiku Distributor[s]: Warner Bros. Japan and Funimation Review by: Ifakoya English When your movie has the ability to make me smile just by looking at the poster. You’ve done something right. This film is a little gem, especially to those fans of the Zatoichi films or […]

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Author Interview: Ilyasah Shabazz on her children’s book Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X

Written by: Melody Charles Stunning and nearly 6′ tall, Ilyasah Shabazz‘ physical presence is charismatic and commanding. Her historical legacy—-she’s the third-born daughter of the late Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz—-is also impactful, which is why she commanded rapt audiences in DFW last month when she arrived as part of an author meet-and-greet for Dock […]