Category: Entertainment

On January 15th,  during the 49th NAACP Image Awards on TV One,  Grammy-nominated recording artist and TGATP favorite gal, Andra Day performed “Strange Fruit“ in support of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Lynching In America movement.  In 2017, EJI collaborated with Google to bring their groundbreaking research on the history and legacy of lynching in America online for…

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The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced today. While I agree with most of the nominations, there were some glaring omissions. For one, I would have nominated Emma Stone and Steve Carrell for Best Actor award. The pair literally morphed into Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. I would have replaced Timothee Chalalmet with Steve Carrell…

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  While not as many movies are being released this month, 2018 starts off with a cinematic boom! Opening on the 5th, are the horror thriller “Insidious: The Last Key”, the third and best in the Insidious series and dark thrillers “Madtown” and “The Commuter”. The following week brings a kick-ass modern take on blaxploitation “Proud…

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With a kickass 70’s Blaxpolitation trailer and my gal Taraji Henson in the lead as Mary, I have been excited about this film for months. I kept eagerly inquiring with both the studio and my fellow movie critics about press screenings. Now I know why there wasn’t one. The movie, to put it mildly, sucks. …

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    December brings a slate of great holiday movies starting with “The Shape Of Water”, the lyrical adult fairy tale from Guillermo Del Toro. Other must-see films this month include: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the latest in the 40-year Star Wars saga features the last screen performance of our beloved Carrie Fisher, as Princess Leia….

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It’s almost holiday time and there are tons of great films this November. For after Halloween fall scares, check out the creepiest film I have ever seen The Killing of the Sacred Deer, which opened wide on November 3rd. Bad Moms 2 and Daddy’s Home 2 bring great comic relief to the stressful holiday season….

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  The fall movie season is in full swing and this October, there are some truly great releases. I am particularly excited about “Marshall”, the biopic on my hero Thurgood Marshall, who I got to meet in college.  Blade Runner 2049, a long awaited sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic,“Blade Runner” is also on my go-see list….

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