CD Review: Love Has No Recession by Kindred

Review By: LeLe Symone For the last decade, Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, AKA Kindred the Family Soul, have fallen in love, married and raised a family while dropping hit songs about life and relationships. Now, ten years, a web-series (“6 Is It”) and a toddler later, the Philidelphia natives return with their latest CD, Love Has No […]

Film Review: The Artist

Review By: Gordon K. Smith I got to see THE ARTIST during its festival run, at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in October.  All I knew about it at that point was that it was some kind of homage to classic Hollywood, was made on a low budget, was black and white and silent […]

Say Word: TJ Medel Because He Likes Chocolate

I have a crush on Asian men.  This crush led me to discover a handsome, poem spitting beast named Timothy Medel. I think you should know him to so HEAR we go.  Introduction time. Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy.  More to come! Mut “I Know What I’m Talkin Bout” Asheru BIO: TJ Medel is […]

Film Review: Conan the Barbarian – New and Improved?

Conan The Barbarian (2011) Directed By: Marcus Nispel By: Mut “I Know What I’m Talkin Bout” Asheru Let me step in here and help this film out.  My boo Conan (Jason Mamoa) needs me.  The new Conan The Barbarian film has taken a lot of flack from us flacks.  Some have called the film all […]

Sonic Bloom: TestTube Beats

Test Tube Beats: Beats by the Clone By: T. Mathenia Oh Crap. Did dude just send in a CD written on in the infamous black sharpie?  And he didn’t include any contact info! Oh wait here it is written on the CD.   Thank god his beats are dope.  We have no choice but to feature […]

DVD Review: Winter in Wartime

Review By: Boo Allen Winter in Wartime (***) This exquisitely photographed Dutch film takes place in January, 1945, when World War Two neared an end, and Germans troops still occupied an increasingly fretful Holland. When an English pilot (Jamie Campbell Bower) crash lands in a nearby forest, young Michiel (Martijn Lakemeier) finds himself unwittingly caring […]

DVD Review: Erasing David

Review By: Boo Allen In this compelling documentary, British actor and filmmaker David Bond uses Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” approach and uses himself to make a statement about the trail of information individuals unwittingly leave behind them. Bond hires and then has filmed a private investigation firm to track him and possibly find him […]

DVD Review: Gods and Men

Review By: Boo Allen In this fact-based drama presumed to be based on the Cistercian monks of Tibehirine in Algeria, a group of cloistered men must weigh their faith in the face of mounting danger. In the early 1990s, Muslim fundamentalist terrorists began murderous assaults in the area of the monastery. While the French monks […]

Film Review: Beginners

Beginners – Directed by: Mike Mills Review By: Gordon K. Smith Judging from the ads and posters, you’d naturally expect Mike Mills’ new indie comedy Beginners to be a laff-out-loud raunchy comedy in which the hero’s dad comes out as gay at age 75 and consults his straight single son for dating advice.  Surely comedy […]

DVD Review: The Bob Hoskins Handmade Films Collection

Review By: Boo Allen Mona Lisa, The Long Good Friday, The Raggedy Rawney, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. Bob Hoskins’ unlikely yet prolonged and successful career is highlighted in this collection of four fine movies on four discs. His versatility shines first in “Mona Lisa” (1986, rated R, 104 minutes) and “Long/Friday,” (1980, rated […]