It is hard to not be a bit of a fan of WB’s DC animation lately. Their Batman saga, outside of Killing Joke, has been quite good. So with Vixen being an unknown character to me, I wanted to check out Vixen: The Movie. Especially since it was just a little over an hour. Meaning, even if I hated it, I wouldn’t suffer too long. As for the final verdict, read more below.
Everything, Everything may truly be one of the few book adaptations that cut what was necessary, added what was needed, and casts everyone nearly perfectly.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham is a book, I believe, I had to read sometime in Middle School. Unfortunately I don’t remember one bit of it, but if this film don’t do it justice, than I doubt any other would. For, we have the established Anika Noni Rose and Wood Harris playing the parents, the young Mr. Bryce C. Jenkins who was in Easy A, Skai Jackson who seems to be a Disney child, and Mr. Harrison Knight who maybe someone to be considered up and coming. There is also David Alan Grier, who slightly redeems himself after Peeples, and LaTanya Richardson, who may probably be easier identified as Samuel L. Jackson’s wife, but has quite a few movies under her belt which make you wonder “which one was she?” Continue reading
Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)
Despite notions that this is like Shonda Rhimes-light or even some sort of A Different World 2.0 or Drumline spin-off, it doesn’t deserve the comparisons. The only thing similar when it comes to this show is a Black woman as lead, it dealing with a college campus at a historically black university, and the drum line dealing with part of the drama. From there, I don’t see much of a comparison.
Eva (Anika Noni Rose) | Jason (Redaric Williams) | Noni (Zoe Renee) | Ebonie (Erica Michelle) | Cedric (Peyton ‘Alex’ Smith) | Chantel (Candace B. Harris) | Sydney (Jazz Raycole) | Madison (Michelle DeFraites) | Cecil Diamond (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) | Carlton (E. Roger Mitchell) | BoJohn (Jake Allyn) Continue reading
In a movie which seems like it should have been a mini-series, we follow a relationship, which grows into a family, over the course of 20 years in Nigeria.
Review (with Spoilers)
After Chiwetel Ejiofor’s work in 12 Years a Slave, I wanted to see whether his career would be interesting enough to follow after his Academy Award nomination. After all, while many Academy Award nominees go on to have careers worth following, like Gabourey Sidibe for example, but at the same time there are also many actors who seem to have peaked with their nomination, and soon after release hardly anything noteworthy. Though, alongside Ejiofor, there is also Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose as familiar faces worth noting, as well as John Boyega from Attack the Block who is to have a role in the 2015 Star Wars film. So, with the recognizable names and faces mentioned, let’s talk about the movie.