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Interviews,Television

'Love Is___,' Kicks And What Dwayne Wayne Is Up To With Kadeem Hardison

Dwayne Wayne is the Michael Jordan of black male nerds, and because of his portrayal of this hero, actor Kadeem Hardison will forever be a pop culture icon. So any chance to interview him, especially for a self-proclaimed son of his visage, is sacred. My golden opportunity came as a result of Hardison’s role as Norman in the Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil created Love Is___ on Oprah’s...

Interviews,Film

From 'The Get Down' To 'Jurassic Park,' Justice Smith Is Catching Steam And Ready For Films With More 'Gore'

Justice Smith’s life and career are on a roller coaster track at breakneck speed and momentum – at least it’s easy to get that impression. Most probably know him best from his lead role in The Get Down, the surrealist kung-fu, hip-hop drama from the mind of Baz Luhrmann. But if you’re an un-ironic fan of the teenage romance, then maybe you remember him as the son of Black Santa obsessed...

Opinion,Film

The Real Reason Why ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Is Underperforming

“Have you ever walked in the shadow of a giant?” The question, and what it implies, comes at a time the couldn’t be more apropos – the sky is falling, and with it, all of our legends. Even that quote’s author has had his deity pass revoked. Nostalgia, good or bad, is the calling card of the era. As far as film franchises go, Star Wars is at the top of the heap. It is the fire that lit...

Television,Opinion

How Season 2 Of ‘Atlanta’ Experimented With Storytelling In Ways We’ve Rarely Seen Before

On the red carpet of this year’s Met Gala, Lena Waithe, in iconic rainbow vestment and a bottom grill covering her canine’s told an interviewer that, “Donald is a new god.” And his opinion of himself, in some capacity at least, is not very far off. In fact, in an interview with The New Yorker he said, “I feel like Jesus. I do feel chosen.” Depending on your disposition, or varying...

Film,Trending

The 7 Essential Marvel Cinematic Universe Films That Are Required Viewing Before 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Infinity War" will without a doubt be one of the biggest film releases of the year. With the momentum of "Black Panther" breaking box office records and making history in ways no other movie has in decades, this isn’t one you’ll want to miss. The superhero genre has taken over Hollywood, and there’s still room on the train, even if you’re fashionably late....