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‘The Chi’ Pilot Recap: A Refreshing Take on the Circle of Life in Chicago (Spoiler-Free)

Jahking Guillory (Kicks, 2017), opens the series on a bicycle. In a coming of age story about boys from rough neighborhoods, a bicycle is necessary to remind the audience of the youthfulness and duality that society likes to forget black men can possess. This young man is Coogie, who acts as the intersection at which all these lives cross. He’s […]

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‘Bright’: Weak Social Commentary With an Even Weaker Plot. Spoiler-Free Review

Netflix’s latest released film Bright was supposed to be their first blockbuster, but instead, we get a dull story with a weak social commentary. Even with an interesting premise, the film never fully capitalizes on its potential and we’re left with nothing but a boring film. The film is set in modern times LA, but with a fantastical spin to […]

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’: A Sequel That’s Not Really A Sequel – Spoiler-Free Review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an adventure comedy film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black, with Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain, and Morgan Turner. It follows the story of four teenagers who are transported inside a video game called Jumanji as they must beat the game in order to return to their world. […]

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‘The Shape of Water’: Only a Master Filmmaker Can Create a Masterful Told Tale of Love. Spoiler-Free Review

There are so many things that can be said about The Shape of Water, most of which have already been said, but to simply put it, the film is an enchanting love story unlike anything else. Much like Del Toro’s other film Pan’s Labyrinth, Shape of Water contains fantastical elements in a realistic setting, this time in Cold War America. […]

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The New Encyclopedia of Black Comics is an Open Door into Black Comic Culture!

“It’s not just about the comics. It’s the history of journalism, history of print newspapers, history of online media and social media” Dr. Sheena C. Howard Dr. Sheena C Howard co-wrote and edited the first ever Encyclopedia of Black Comics. Dr. Howard states that she coordinated a group of about 50 writers to help assemble the featured biographies. The Encyclopedia […]

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Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Press Junket Puts a Spotlight on Mexico’s Family Traditions

This past week I had the privilege of participating in Disney’s latest press junket for the Pixar ‘s Coco events.  Usually, with press junkets, they span over two days. The 1st day we were invited to a special screening at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The following day we were invited to a Q&A panel with the creators and stars of the movie at […]

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‘Justice League’: A Fun Ride With DC’s Iconic Heroes, But Still Suffers From Obvious Flaws (Spoiler-Free Review)

I am going to preface this review by saying what many people have been asking about or want to know: Don’t fret, the film is not like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (even though I did not have the same dismay for BvS that many others seemingly had). Now that that’s out of the way, here’s the spoiler-free review. […]