Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The X-men Rule Future and Past!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 June 2014
(From Left-to-Right): Halle Berry as Storm, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Ian McKellen as Magneto in X-men Days of Future Past. AP Photo X-men Days of ... read more >>
The King of All Monsters is Back!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 May 2014
Godzilla reignites the need for the giant monster movie genre. AP Photo Godzilla roars back into view with a new story to tell and giant monster fights to be had! Godzilla is fantastic! This film ... read more >>
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Film Review
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
Featured here are actors Ethan Dizon as Pete (left) and Skylan Brooks as Mister (right). Abandoned Kids Fend for Themselves in Gritty, NYC Saga It’s the last day of school for 8th grader ... read more >>
Film Review: Rush High-Octane Formula 1 Drama Recounts Death-Defying Racing Rivalry
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 October 2013
Back in the Seventies, a couple of racecar drivers as different from each other as Dudley Do-Right and Snidely Whiplash became sworn adversaries on the Formula 1 circuit. England’s James Hunt (Chris ... read more >>
Film Review: Things Never Said
Written by Joy Childs Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 September 2013
Director Charles Murray A labor of love – about us, by us   There aren’t too many feature-length movies about a woman’s journey from a loveless marriage to self-discovery and self–empowerment, ... read more >>
Washington and Wahlberg Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper
Written by Kam Williams 15 August 2013
DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries ... read more >>
Film Review: Won’t Back Down
Written by Kam Williams (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 03 October 2012
Viola Davis, left, and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in WON’T BACK DOWN.    Jaded Teacher and Single-Mom Join Forces in Uplifting Tale of Female Empowerment            In 2010, California passed ... read more >>
Film Review: Red Hook Summer (*)
Written by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic 22 August 2012
     There is a nostalgia regarding some Spike Lee movies: “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Clockers…” Back in the day, the director gave glimpses of urban New York life ... read more >>
Film Review: The Campaign
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 August 2012
   Ferrell and Galifianakis Square-Off as Funniest Candidates Money Can Buy            If you’ve been looking for a laugh-a-minute comedy as a refreshing alternative to all the kiddie flicks ... read more >>
Film Review: Savages
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 July 2012
      Rival Gangs Engage in Bloody Turf War over Control of California Marijuana Trade             If you’ve seen the documentary Cash Crop, then you know that violent Mexican drug cartels ... read more >>
Film Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 July 2012
   Carefree Cherub Laments Climate Change in Enchanting Cautionary Parable           6 year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is being raised under the radar in “The Bathtub,” a backwoods ... read more >>
DVD Review: 96 Minutes
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features “Crash”-Like Crime Drama                   Carley (Brittany Snow) is a sheltered college senior who’s torn between roaming around the country ... read more >>
Film Review: Men in Black III
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
Film Review by Kam Williams  Alien-Fighting Franchise Revived for Time-Travel Finale                 One sign that scriptwriters have run out of fresh ideas is when they lazily recycle ... read more >>
Film Review: Snow White and the Huntsman
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
 Film Review by Kam Williams  Yet Another Adaptation of the Beloved Grimm’s Fairytale                     The primary problem with Snow White and the Huntsman is that it was released ... read more >>
Movie Review: Red Tails
Written by Sam Johnson (Contributing Writer) 27 January 2012
Movie Review: Red TailsBy Sam JohnsonSentinel Contributing WriterActor James Earl Jones, left, actor Terrence Howard and producer George Lucas arrive for the premiere of 'Red Tails' Tuesday, Jan. 10,2012, ... read more >>
Movie Review: Joyful Noise
Written by Sam Johnson, Contributing Sentinel Writer 18 January 2012
To sing or not to sing? That is the question. When initially hearing the pairing of Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton sharing the mic, one would easily dismiss the idea of a smash hit right? Wrong. This ... read more >>
Tower Heist Film Critique
Written by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic 03 November 2011
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Ben Stiller, left, and Eddie Murphy are shown in a scene from "Tower Heist." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, David Lee) Eddie Murphy stars in the action/comedy ... read more >>
Segregation Era Saga Explores Unquestioned Socialite-Maid Relationships
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2011
 Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis, starring in The HelpKathryn Stockett made an auspicious debut in 2009 with the publication of The Help, a poignant period piece examining the unquestioned relationships ... read more >>
Film Review: Viva Riva
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 July 2011
Nora (Manie Malone)Cesar (Hoji Fortuna)Film Review: Viva Riva!Kinshasa Serves as Setting for Congo Gangsta FlickBy Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer Drugs may be the contraband of choice in most ... read more >>
Madea’s Big Un-Happy Family
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 May 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterWhatever you think of a Tyler Perry movie or play, you have to admit he's got a lock on what makes all Black folks laugh. Whether you fall in the category of those ... read more >>
‘Fast Five’ revs up preposterous fun
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 May 2011
In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, Vin Diesel, left, and Dwayne Johnson are shown in a scene from 'Fast Five.' (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie WriterIf the ... read more >>
Film Review: White Wedding
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 04 September 2010
 Cast and scene from “White Wedding”Groom and Best Man Get Waylaid En Route to Wedding in South African Romantic ComedyBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterAyanda (Zandile Msutwana) is frantically ... read more >>
Film Review: The Karate Kid
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 June 2010
  Jackie Chan and Jaden SmithJackie Chan and Jaden Smith Co-Star in Remake of Martial Arts Classic By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterHollywood is in the midst of a full-blown revival ... read more >>
The Harimaya Bridge
Written by Sam Johnson (Intern) 23 April 2010
Film Review The Harimaya BridgeBy Sam JohnsonSentinel InternThe life of an artist has always been an interesting life to examine. Whether it's a musician, actor, or even a painter, the lives of these ... read more >>
Legacy: Black and White in America
Written by Sam Johnson (Intern) 15 April 2010
Film ReviewLegacy: Black and White in AmericaBy Sam JohnsonSentinel InternBlack and White in America unfolded as a two-part story telling both the life of modern day African-Americans and the Civil Rights ... read more >>

 

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