Movie Review: NO TIME TO DIE

NO TIME TO DIE movie poster | ©2021 Sony

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Distributor: Sony Release Date: October 8, 2021 NO TIME TO DIE feels familiar, in a very welcome way. It has the spectacle and film craft we associate with the James Bond franchise, as well as a top cast who hit all the right notes. There’s a kind of timelessness about the way it’s […]Read On »

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RETROGRADE: THE DARKNESS: Author A.O. Godmasch on her new novel – Exclusive Interview

Author A.O. (Alicia) Godmasch

RETROGRADE: THE DARKNESS is the first half of a science-fiction/fantasy/horror duology by author A.O. (Alicia) Godmasch. Set on the planet of Damara, the book pits soldiers about an interdimensional threat, the Retrograde, that comes once a decade and either kills citizens outright or drives them to homicidal madness. Originally from New Jersey and now based in Atlanta, Godmasch has worked as a producer, scriptwriter and casting director in the entertainment industry. She has her own production company, Maswell Films. RETROGRADE: THE DARKNESS is her first novel. Speaking by phone, Godmasch talks about her book, her inspiration for it, and her peripatetic background. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLACK AND BLUE

BLACK AND BLUE movie poster | ©2019 Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

Rating: R Stars: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Nafessa Williams, Beau Knapp, James Moses Black Writer: Peter A. Dowling Director: Deon Taylor Distributor: Sony/Screen Gems Release Date: October 25, 2019 In broad strokes, we’ve seen BLACK AND BLUE before. Good cop stumbles upon criminal activity by bad cops and winds up running from both fellow police officers and civilian gang members. However, the good cop in BLACK AND BLUE is a black woman, Alicia West (Naomie Harris). Alicia was in the U.S. Army for eight years. She’s returned to her old neighborhood, New Orleans’s mostly […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SOUTHPAW

SOUTHPAW | © 2015 The Weinstein Co.

Rating: R Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Naomie Harris, Miguel Gomez Writer: Kurt Sutter Director: Antoine Fuqua Distributor: The Weinstein Co. Release Date: July 24, 2015 SOUTHPAW has one big plot twist the unspoiled may not see coming. Otherwise, even though it’s scripted by SONS OF ANARCHY creator Kurt Sutter, this boxing drama is solid but standard fare. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as boxing champ Billy Hope, whose victories are fueled by rage. However, when he’s outside the ring, his life revolves around beloved wife Mo (Rachel McAdams) and precocious daughter Leila (Oona […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM movie poster | ©2013 The Weinstein Company

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto, Deon Lotz Writer: William Nicholson, based on the autobiography by Nelson Mandela Director: Justin Chadwick Distributor: The Weinstein Co. Release Date: November 29, 2013 Nelson Mandela, who spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged to become the first president of post-apartheid South Africa, is a man who has earned not only respect but study. His story is epic, complex, full of turns and an illustration of what can be accomplished with the right combination of will, wit, charisma, conviction and patience. What Mandela’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SKYFALL

SKYFALL movie poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures/MGM

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan, based on the character created by Ian Fleming Director: Sam Mendes Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony/M-G-M Release Date: November 9, 2012 If pressed to define exactly what makes a James Bond movie a James Bond movie, as opposed to some other sort of spy thriller, not too many people would be able to give a specific response. SKYFALL, the newest installment in the chronicles of British secret agent 007, provides an answer. It may not be […]Read On »

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