Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) pounces on an adversary.

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“I’m super, but I’m not a super hero,” clarifies Deadpool, a petulant mutate. Yes he has mighty powers, but no pretense about being a nice guy. If there is ever an Avengers Hall of Fame, he’ll never get there; they wouldn’t even let him clean the latrines. If an Avenger ever makes it on to […]

Ride Along 2

Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong and Ice Cube co-star in the comedy Ride Along 2.

Too soon. As the opening credits start to roll, you wonder why the producers didn’t’ give moviegoers a real break between Ride Along (2014) and Ride Along 2 (2016). Two years is not enough time to make audiences yearn for more, not enough time to take this franchise to the next level.   Bad Boys […]

Miami: Sleeping, Dining and Playing Around


All it takes is one arctic blast of cold winter air to make travelers dream of warm weather. If your thoughts are turning to Miami, Florida, you’re not alone. As Miami continues to evolve it offers more choices to more travelers. [Read more in]

The Best Films 2015

Straight Outta Compton

Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They’ve entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and educated us too. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the films, performances and black artists who made 2015 special. And might as well get a head start on the high-quality […]

Son of Saul


In a dimly lit room naked people are herded towards a chamber. There are murmurs, moans and stifled cries for help. The door shuts. A gaseous odor fills the air. The noises subside. The door opens to reveal a pile of corpses. The spirits have left. The bodies remain. It happens again and again—like clockwork. […]



The 1940s and ‘50s weren’t kind to people whose politics flirted with the far left, especially those in the Hollywood artist community. Writer Dalton Trumbo, Oscar-nominated for Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, got caught up in the “Better Dead Than Red” hysteria. His story, his fight against Congress’s House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and Commie haters […]

Miles Ahead


There’s an old Phil Spector song called, “To Know Him is To Love Him.” But, if you were referring to legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, you’d have to re-coin the title: “To Know Him Is to Love How Talented, Scattered and Crazy He Was.” That’s the theme of actor/writer/director Don Cheadle’s drama Miles Ahead.  If you’re looking […]



In the U.S., we revere Susan B. Anthony’s groundbreaking efforts for leading the fight for a woman’s right to vote in the late 1800s.  In England, Emmeline Pankhurst, a feminist who used demonstrations, civil disobedience and violence to property for publicity and agitation, spearheaded their cause. The director (Sara Gavron) and screenwriter (Abi Morgan, The […]