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Addicted: Zane’s steamy bestseller made into moralizing, melodramatic soap opera

Addicted: Zane’s steamy bestseller made into moralizing, melodramatic soap opera

Oct. 17 |               I’m not sure whether in these more enlightened, politically correct times I’m allowed to call a movie a “chick flick” anymore. But when I went to see Addicted, the only other guys in attendance...

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Oct. 16 |   For movies opening October 24, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they decide to investigate...

Keith reflects on the price of fame

Keith reflects on the price of fame

Oct. 15 | Helen, poor thing, didn’t get 10 feet before being noticed. Shades or no shades, if the broad worked construction, she still was gorgeous enough to stop rush hour traffic on a dime. And once you looked closely enough, you knew who she was. Someone...

The Equalizer: Denzel Washington does vigilante justice in TV show adaptation

The Equalizer: Denzel Washington does vigilante justice in TV show adaptation

Oct. 9 | Denzel Washington On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly pleasant fellow. By day, the affable widower is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” Evenings,...

Twin Cities Black Film Festival picks up steam

Twin Cities Black Film Festival picks up steam

Oct. 8 | Events and viewings begin Thursday, continue through the weekend   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Black Hollywood arrives this weekend in the Twin Cities — the 12th Annual Twin Cities Black Film Festival (TCBFF) is scheduled for October...

Keith can’t shake that uneasy feeling

Keith can’t shake that uneasy feeling

Oct. 8 | Keith finally broke down and called home. No answer. Must be at work. He left on the voicemail, “Baby we just got here. If you’re up late, give me a call at Room 312. Or in the AM.  Love y’, darlin’.” And hung up, deciding there was no...

Africa Magic Go brings Nollywood to the U.S.

Africa Magic Go brings Nollywood to the U.S.

Oct. 3 | Video-on-demand service lets users stream African films on the go   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A video-on-demand (VOD) service “dedicated to African programming made by Africans” now is available in the U.S. Africa Magic Go (AMGO)...

Keith gets some distance  on the relationship

Keith gets some distance on the relationship

Oct. 1 |   They woke to the phone ringing. It was Scott looking to set up a gig for when Keith got back from the Twin Cities. “Talk to me when I get back, man.” “Well, it didn’t hurt to say something.” Scott wasn’t terribly disappointed...

Dealing with that first date

Dealing with that first date

Sep. 26 | First dates: inevitable as death and taxes. Unless, of course, you like living lonely. And don’t come with baloney about you’re perfectly content being single. You’ve made your peace with it, sure, and are comfortable keeping your company. But,...

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Sep. 24 | When Lesli dropped that “Just decided to keep it” bomb, Keith couldn’t believe she hadn’t at least talked with him before making up her mind. And told her so. On the one hand, yes, it’s her body. On the other, that was him in there,...