Movie Review: SHAFT (2019)

SHAFT movie poster from the 2019 reboot | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse T. Usher, Regina Hall, Richard Roundtree, Alexandra Shipp, Isaach De Bankole, Titus Welliver Writers: Kenya Barris & Alex Barnow, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman Director: Tim Story Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 14, 2019 The 2019 film SHAFT is technically a direct sequel to the 2000 film also entitled SHAFT, which also starred Samuel L. Jackson as the title character. That SHAFT was in turn a quasi-sequel to the trilogy of SHAFT films (the 1971 original, which won an Oscar for Isaac Hayes’s indelible theme song, 1972’s SHAFT’S BIG SCORE, […]Read On »

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CD Review: SHAFT soundtrack

SHAFT soundtrack | ©2014 La La Land Records

Honkeys had their gun slinging, women-bedding superhero named James Bond for years until a 1971 sex machine named John Shaft showed that a black private dick could be just as bad-ass, especially when it came to an urban action-funk groove that got Isaac Hayes an Oscar winning song and nominated score. So perhaps it was a little ironic that a “white bloke from Luton” who’d been busy scoring 007 would land the music gig for John Singleton’s 2000 reboot, giving Sam Jackson a tailor-made vehicle to cement him as a big screen mofo. But even given Arnold’s urban pedigree that […]Read On »

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CHICAGO FIRE star Eamonn Walker chats about Season 3 – exclusive interview

Eamonn Walker as Chief Wallace Boden on CHICAGO FIRE | © 2015 Elizabeth Morris/NBC

In NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE, now in its third season Tuesdays at 10 PM, there are few dull moments at the home base for Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61 and Battalion 25. Chief Wallace Boden, played by Eamonn Walker, not only has to try to keep all his people safe while they protect the city, but he’s now also managing a new wife and baby. Despite the all-American accent, actor Walker (whose first name is pronounced AY-mon) is actually from London, England. He previously played Kareem Said as a series regular on HBO’s OZ. Other credits include the […]Read On »

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