Charlize Theron has never been one of those starlets who stayed away from a part because it wasn't glamorous. With Marlos, she goes in full-throttle with raw emotion and an uncomfortable physicality that fully helps someone like me understand the mental and physical toll going birth can be on an entire faRead More
Trafficking of young women in America has turned into a form of modern-day slavery. Living in Southern California, there are daily breaking news items concerning some white van full of young non-speaking English women who have been bought, sold and transported like cattle to a farm. As a woman of color, it breaks my heart to watch women being treated with such disdain and disrespect. Even more to the point, watching these same women drugged, raped and beaten so that some man somewhere can make a quick buck.Read More
Black Panther is hands down the best film in the Marvel Franchise!!! Why? Black Panther is on the road to do for Marvel what The Lion King did for Disney. The Lion King had Mufasa, Simba and The Pridelands...Black Panther has Wakanda, King T'Challa, Nakia and Killmonger. Black Panther also manages to show tender young love between a man and a woman, a man and his parents and unflinching love for one's country no matter what the sacrifice.Read More
When I tell you that this is the best action movie I've seen in awhile...I do not exaggerate! The car stunts in this flick make the Fast and Furious franchise look like a movie about bumper cars.
From the first frame to the last, I was riveted by the acting, stunts and overall story line. It sort of has a little Godfather quality in the respect of "...every time I try to get out...they pull me back in."Read More
Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola made Cannes Film Festival history becoming the second woman in the event’s 70-year history to win best director for her Focus Features release The Beguiled. Previously, Soviet director Yuliva Solntseva won for her 1961 war drama Chronicle of Flaming Years about the Russian’s resistance to the 1941 Nazi occupation.Read More
Sasha and Guy Curtis appear to be a beautifully educated couple who are both successful in their own right.. Sasha, a former model, is now mostly a housewife and Guy is a supervisor for former felons trying to get on the right track. When one of those felons takes advantage s when things go terribly awry for the Curtis family.Read More
Picking up where “Guardians of the Galaxy”—2014’s highest grossing film of the summer—left off, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord and his gang of eccentric characters patrol and protect the universe, doing mercenary work in the wake of the popularity and fame garnered from saving Xandar. Set to the magnificent backdrop of Mixtape #2 (Parliament Funkadelic's "Flashlight" is one of my favs), doing a seat boogie while rooting for the Guardians to prevail over evil was definitely part of the experience. No one was happier to see a thief, a thug, an assassin and an angry little tree reunited!Read More
If Beyoncé' lit a match under millennial women with her concept album "Lemonade", Smurfette is the ringleader for the Female Smurf Nation. At least until she stumbles upon the "lost village", which is saturated with female Smurfs. These dolls have a strong sense of self, confidence and identity. For all these reasons and more, Smurfs: The Lost Village will really strike a chord with young girls.Read More
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are always a highlight of the award season because the love comes directly from the acting community. Needless to say, actors showed up and showed out casting their Ensemble votes for Hidden Figures and giving Fences mad love by honoring Best Actor Denzel Washington with his very first "actor" along with Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor (Moonlight) and Supporting Actress Viola Davis for her mind-blowing performance in Fences. Davis is making history all over the place in 2017.Read More
In Sleepless, Jamie Foxx plays a cop who gives the impression that he is trying to tag in on a deal to "get rich quick". Unfortunately, for him, that deal goes all kinds of wrong and leads to a "sleepless" night of action mind-games and survival by any means necessary.Read More
Musicals are the "it" thing this year and even the anime game is getting in on the action with the release of Funimation Films...One Piece Film: Gold! The opening montage is complete with a Swinging Big Band, showgirls, kick lines and pirates ships. The Gran Tesoro, where most of the action is set, reminds me of a golden version The Venetian Hotel on the Vegas strip. Aboard the Gran Tesoro, where it rains gold upon a golden river, The Straw Hat pirates become enamored with their VIP status and 300 Million dollars line of credit. However, deception is king and the crew soon discovers that all that glitters is NOT gold.
Based on the wildly popular hit anime manga and television series, One Piece Film: Gold follows the Straw Hat pirates to the big screen in an all-new high-flying adventure. The Batman-like graphics, slot machine sound effects and high-octane music keep the energy of this entertaining flick moving and grooving.
Originally a Japanese manga series, One Piece was adapted into a television series by Toei Animation (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon) that has since aired over 760 episodes. As of August 2016, the original manga series has more than 380 million copies printed worldwide – the best-selling manga series in history.
The new film One Piece Film: Gold is a standalone film that does not require new audiences to be familiar with previous content to enjoy the thrill of this new adventure. Do the Straw Hat pirates luck turn them into billionaires? Or, are they turned into gold slaves? You can find out for yourself when On Piece Film: gold begins its North American Release begins TODAY through January 17th. Click Here to Grab Tickets to One Piece Film: Gold