Chadwick Boseman Rises to the Occasion as African King/Marvel Superhero

Chadwick Boseman has already made quite a career out of portraying a variety of prominent African-Americans, from football star Floyd Little (The Express), to baseball great Jackie Robinson (42), to Godfather of Soul James Brown (Get on Up) to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Marshall). The versatile actor\’s efforts have been appreciated by the

For movies opening February 16, 2018

Black Panther (PG-13 for pervasive violent action sequences and a rude gesture) Chadwick Boseman handles the title role in this Marvel Comics origins tale which finds the  superhero serving as king of an African country before teaming with a CIA agent (Martin Freeman) and a female, special forces unit to avert world war. With Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett,

Biblical Epic Recounts Exploits of Hebrew He-man Handpicked by God

Samson is a popular Biblical figure perhaps best known for being blessed with super-human strength as long as his hair was long. However, regular Sunday school attendees know that there\’s a lot more to know about the Hebrew he-man introduced in the Book of Judges.

DVD Features Denzel Washington’s Latest Oscar-Nominated Performance 

Roman J. Israel (Denzel Washington) is a high-functioning savant on the autism spectrum who has been practicing law in L.A. for the past 36 years. The brilliant attorney has spent most of his career under the radar, writing legal

Top Ten DVD List for February 13, 2018

The Gospel Collection [First Ever, Unedited, Word-for-Word  Film Adaptation] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B077V5Q7MX/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wonder [A Heartwarming Tale of Kindness and Friendship] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0789G9LSL/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Collection [6-DVD Gift Set]

Fly on the Wall Documentary Chronicles the Last Days Inside the Obama White House

Besides granting a record number of pardons to non-violent felons convicted of drug offenses, Barack Obama didn\’t accomplish very much during his last days in office. That\’s not unusual for a lame duck president, particularly when the opposing party is in control of both houses of Congress.

Cross-Cultural Love Triangle at Heart of Bollywood-Style Musical

Dr. Linda Watt (Brie Larson) is a scientist doing research for Mogil, a leading agri-chemical company based in New York. The young doctor is so thrilled about genetically engineering a strain of Basmati rice that yields 22% more grains per acre that she spontaneously breaks into song on Fifth Avenue, right in front of the iconic Flatiron building.

For movies opening February 9, 2018

The 15:17 to Paris (PG-13 for violence, profanity, bloody images, drug references and suggestive material) Clint Eastwood directed this action thriller reenacting the subduing by three American tourists of an Islamist terrorist who opened fire with an assault rifle on passengers aboard a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. Co-starring heroes Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alex Skarlatos as themselves. 

Renaissance Brother!

Rel Dowdell is a screenwriter, film director and producer, as well as an English/screenwriting professor. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he received his B.A. in English magna cum laude from Fisk University and an M.A. in Film and Screenwriting with highest distinction from Boston University.

Top Ten DVD List for February 6, 2018     

Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. [Season 4] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0762H4N3S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Walking Out [Survival Runs in the Blood] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B077697M7F/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

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