‘The Black Godfather’

Obama opens this doc by saying ‘Some people are attracted to the power that is part of being in the spotlight, others work best behind the scenes. Clarence Avant is the latter.’ Truer words never spoken, cause 99% of the audience of this Netflix doc will surely have never heard of this man… Like a […]

‘Avengers: Endgame’

$1.2 Billion. You’ve all seen it by this point but as usual won’t be too detailed… Someone half joked they should go ahead and give Kevin Feige the Thalberg at the Governor’s Awards this year (which is basically the Academy acknowledging someone has had a Hall of Fame career as a producer). It’s a funny […]

‘Ramy’

Oh yes… So, other than giving me bittersweet flashbacks of the young Moroccan girl who was the first one to call me habibi, I can’t say enough good things about the new Hulu series ‘Ramy’. The premise is super simple, Ramy is a young Muslim American living in New Jersey trying to find his place […]

‘Homecoming’

I mean… This woman is my generation’s Michael. There’s no more debate. I’m old, that might not have been up for debate for a while. But this concert film closed the book on that. Michael, mixed with Tina Turner. I’m also the product of HBCU grads, my childhood had the Homecomings and the Bayou Classic […]

Video of the Day – ‘Joker Trailer’

Has DC figured it out? It’s starting to figure out DC has figured out its lane… Every movie is its own thing (like most comic books). Some silly, some over the top, some stories great metaphors… I’ve heard about the allusions to Taxi Driver and the King of Comedy for awhile, now that I’m seeing […]

‘Us’

You know the rules by now; no spoilers but maybe some constructive criticism… Horror is probably my least favorite genre but ‘Jordan Peele’ is a genre I love (like a lot of people, check those opening weekend receipts). I liked ‘Get Out’ more for a variety of reasons, but I didn’t hate this. The legacy […]

‘Finding Neverland’

It’s not an exaggeration to say I idolized Michael Jackson as kids. There’s no movie star, athlete or musician even close to his level now. So I’ll start there and add, my head hurt watching this, and I’ve seen/heard enough of the stories calling the centerpiece of this documentary an opportunist and a liar. I […]

Video of the Day – ‘Malik Aziz Drama Reel’

The next building block we’ve been working on is putting some of my more serious clips together in a highlight reel. So here it is. Major credit here to my brother Jesus for putting this (and the other clip reels together.) Any TV or film actor worth a damn will tell you the editor can […]

‘Captain Marvel’

So who’s ready for ‘Endgame’? There are plenty of major and minor twists in ‘Captain Marvel’ so as usual I’ll try to stay away from talking about those for anyone who hasn’t seen this yet. But I liked pretty much every turn the story took. A few other highlights: Mendelsohn is, my guy. It’s not […]