The Cape of Auden, near the Somalian coastline, is one of the most dangerous waterways in the world. The impoverished African country, victimized by the dumping of toxic waste by foreign vessels as well as its own civil wars, struck back by resorting to piracy, hijacking commercial ships coming into the area. In the new […]


It’s a great weekend at the movies. Depending on your age and movie preference, there’s probably something for you. Chris Brown and Laz Alonso heat up “Battle of the Year” and Hugh Jackman and Terence Howard both Oscar nominees along with Viola Davis get to do some serious acting in the gritty “Prisoners,” which is […]

David Mann may be best known for his run on the Tyler Perry TV show “Meet The Browns” where his real-life wife Tamela played his daughter, but he’s now branching out to movies. Mann plays Hobo Joe in the faith-based movie “The Ultimate Life,” alongside Peter Fonda and Lee Meriweather. “A bum with a message,” […]


Believe the hype. “The Butler” will make you laugh, cry, relive family memories and truly recognize the resilience of Black people in the face of years of institutional racism. Unlike controversial movies like “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Help” this is a film where the Black characters are central and the white ones are peripheral. […]

Lee Daniels, who has helped both Halle Berry (he produced Monster’s Ball”) and Mo’Nique (he directed “Precious”) get Oscars might be in that enviable seat again with his new movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” (His name in the title was the result of a copyright claim, not his ego.) The movie, which opens tomorrow, stars […]

Spike Lee has been the nation’s leading Black cinema artist for many years. His groundbreaking film “She’s Gotta Have It” was released in 1986, and along the way Lee has made several memorable films including “Mo’ Betta Blues” “Jungle Fever” and his polarizing “Do The Right Thing.” Although he’s not given the credit he deserves […]

Australian actor Hugh Jackman is a multitalented guy. Not only is he known for his role as the sharp-handed Wolverine in the X-Men series, he’s also branched off into his own franchise. Jackman’s latest turn as Wolverine in “The Wolverine” opens July 26. Jackman is also a well-known Broadway star whose appeared in musicals in […]