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Television,Recap

'Empire' Season 4, Episode 9 recap: “Slave to Memory”

Empire has always been full of non-stop silliness. Who can forget when Cookie wore the Gorilla suit? Or when Lucious set up an entire recording studio — in prison? But this season began differently. There was a touch of welcome maturity. Well, adiós to that! The Empire of the past has awaken and is back in full effect! The winter finale was all about the Lyons getting revenge on...

Awards,Film,Television

2018 Golden Globe nominees: Not as diverse, but still representative

The 75th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning by Alfre Woodard, along with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The nominees aren’t quite as diverse as last year, but there is still quite a bit of representation. Below is the complete list of nominees, with talent of African descent, or films...

Recap,Television

'Empire' Season 4, Episode 8 recap: “Cupid Painted Blind”

This week’s episode, “Cupid Painted Blind,” jumps right into the effect of Jamal sucker punching the love of his life, Warren. He now has a warrant out for his arrest. But the big issue here is actually the Lyon family’s fear that Jamal will start popping pills and drinking heavily, again. He eventually picks up the bottle, but passes on the pills, which is fair in my eyes. Homeboy...

Recap,Television

'How to Get Away with Murder' Season 4, Episode 8 recap: “Live. Live. Live.”

  Let’s all just take a second to breathe... OK. Let’s get into it! As expected, the How to Get Away with Murder winter finale snatched my wig — multiple times. The writing, the cinematography, the acting, the pacing, the music … so many details that created a masterpiece of an episode. We finally got the answers to the baby/murder/murder puzzle, and the biggest surprise...

Recap,Television

'Empire' Season 4, Episode 6 recap: “Fortune Be Not Crost”

Empire is one of those unique TV shows that constantly blur the line between who is the protagonist and antagonist. Yes, the members of the Lyon family are the main characters, but quite often I find myself rooting for their enemies to win. This episode, “Fortune Be Not Crost,” is a prime example of that. We begin the episode by being dropped in the middle of a studio session with...