Spartans Stand Tall

What else can I say that hasn’t already been said? God of War III is a video game with very few faults, and possibly none. I was hesitant to write a review because, I’m still unable to find anything critical other than the increase in violence and the common repetitiveness the series is known for (parents beware). What I … Continue reading

“Dat’s wut da blues iz aint it? Hol lotta fuckin!”

Darnell Martin’s got her mojo working right with Cadillac Records. Telling America’s history of pop music, created predominately by Africans, the film shows the theft and exploitation of artists like Muddy Waters and Etta James by European record execs like Leonard Chess, who offer them Cadillacs and fame in exchange for publishing rights, song royalties…their souls! Showbiz … Continue reading

Death of a Dynasty

All good things come to an end, but the question is, was it ever good to begin with? I didn’t watch this movie, and I didn’t need to. The tiny bits I absorbed from a streaming site told the tale. I don’t condone streaming unless it supports filmmakers somehow, but due to Venus Films’ deceptive … Continue reading

Badu goes Saartjie Baartman on all of our asses

Group thinkers, deindividuals, a shame and guilt society despite being both shameless and guilty. Have we become this? So regressed, repressed, unable to breathe for ourselves without being told to. Sex, money, and media dominate every facet of our existence until we’re more soulless than machines, enslaved within our own spiral of silences. Badu’s ‘Window … Continue reading

R. Kelly again proves he’s king with the “fiend’s fix”

Usher, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz don’t need me to tell them who re-invented sex in R&B, because the proof’s heard here. R. Kelly does sex in R&B like Michelangelo does the Sistine Chapel. Everyone else sounds good, but the Chi’s son makes you believe his gospel of sex with every sung sermon. And as long as … Continue reading

‘My Fantasy’ will be your worst nightmare

The editor of this film got shot with a gun instead of a camera; audio and visual clipping errors abound. It pained me to watch Tonto Dikeh play the character of Rosie. And not because I believe her, because I could not if I try faking it. The opening scene might make modest women nauseous, for … Continue reading

“Never you interrupt my fun again”

Annabel (Amanda Dilo) has an itch that is in constant need of scratching. Yet the root of this longing is firmly engraved deep within the corners of her mind. In one moment, her virginity taken, her pride stolen, and her integrity raped. The ecstasy Rocky (Ramsey Nouah) slips in her drink isn’t capable of making 16-year-old Annabel … Continue reading

Ghana turns West and why Venus Films has become a Madhouse

Chelsea is the worst movie Venus Films has ever produced. The plot is vapid, colorless, half-hearted and lacks no real inspiration. The actors recycled, dull, expressionless (recycled expressions), no progression in talent or each performance; it is as if the screen is dead. In hope of its resurrection, the film’s score diminishes this ambition with … Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed 2 scores 8.5

Assassin’s Creed II makes major improvements upon the first game in the series (AC), by providing players with more variety in missions; with practically 200 missions to boot. The combat system offers new style assassinations ranging from “air”, “ledge” and “haystack”, while blending takes on new shapes with the aid of female escorts who seductively distract … Continue reading

Keys & Blige: 2 Loveless Artists in One Review

The Element of Freedom – After a brief snippet, in which Keys’ speaks of a budding flower as a metaphor for freedom, the album enters boldly into its first song ‘Love Is Blind’, and then takes a misstep with ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’. Things begin to sound better quickly with ‘Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart’, arguably … Continue reading