Forest Whitaker

  • Movies Title card for Netflix's How It Ends.

    How It Ends – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

    How It Ends not only doesn’t answer its title’s question but also makes for a terrible online release thanks to its writing, pacing, and maybe even acting. Community Rating: [mrp_rating_result show_rich_snippets="true"]

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    Black Panther – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Between having a sense of culture unlike the rest of the MCU, one of the best villains, female characters who are far beyond being simply love interests and so much more, Black Panther puts the rest of the universe on notice. Community Rating: [mrp_rating_result show_rich_snippets="true"]

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  • The Butler – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    With Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, Yaya DaCosta, Nelsan Ellis, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr., and a slew of other names which often bring quite a bit of confidence into a production, it was hard to avoid seeing this film. But, with Hollywood seemingly in love with using the more sensitive subjects of African-American life more than giving such actors the chance to transcend into the type of roles Will Smith and White actors play, the movie does at time feel like same ole, same ole, with new faces and old stories. But, despite the reasons there are to criticize the making of the film, it doesn’t take away from the message or performances. Community Rating: [mrp_rating_result show_rich_snippets="true"]

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  • Repentance – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Imagine a Misery inspired movie in which the author was a psychiatrist and the crazed fan was someone who deeply needed their help with grief. Community Rating: [mrp_rating_result show_rich_snippets="true"]

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  • Out of the Furnace – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview This rural drama has all the ingredients to be good but ends up being a disappointment. Trigger Warning(s): Violence against Women & gun violence Review (with Spoilers) I have been seeing trailers for this for months and even saw Casey Affleck talk about it when he was on Real Time with Bill Maher but for some reason, this film came into my local theater and quickly was replaced. Such should be considered odd since each cast member has a familiar face, but then you see the movie and begin to understand. Community Rating: [mrp_rating_result show_rich_snippets="true"]

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  • Southpaw – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    I’ve never really considered myself to be a sports movie fan. After all, I don’t have much of an interest in actual sports. However, the rare opportunity of seeing a screening, without going to New York, presented itself and with Nightcrawler still fresh on my mind, I wanted to see if Jake Gyllenhaal could keep the ante going. Community Rating: [mrp_rating_result show_rich_snippets="true"]

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  • Black Nativity – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview An Urban Gospel with spirit, but hardly any soul. Review (with Spoilers) First things first, I have never read the play this film is based on, but with so many top quality actors in the movie, as well as a mix of newcomers to film, I was interested. Unfortunately, though, in my mind, I was picturing a Sister Act type movie in which well-known songs were given a gospel spin, like how the trailer uses As by Stevie Wonder, but all the songs, in fact, are original or inspired by Christmas songs. Thus, making Black Nativity an urban gospel musical, of which I sort wished I waited to, or didn’t, see. Community Rating: [mrp_rating_result show_rich_snippets="true"]

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