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Super Fly (1972) was one of the most profitable of the Blaxploitation Era flicks. Released during the genre's heyday, the picture revolved around its iconic title character, Youngblood Priest, a flamboyant cocaine dealer who dressed like a pimp, drove flashy cars and sampled his wares from a spoon...
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André Leon Talley was born on October 16, 1949 in Washington, DC, but raised in Durham, NC by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Davis. Even though she was a housekeeper who scrubbed floors at Duke University to keep a roof over their heads, she was also aristocratic in the highest...
Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams 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...
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Shortly before I left work Tuesday, I was chatting with a colleague about that night’s NBA Draft Lottery, in which the Grizzlies had the second best chance of securing the top pick. I was optimistic about getting into the top two; he hedged: “Well, we can’t go lower than...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWtykaIS-Ak Okay, so the Memphis Grizzlies almost certainly won't pick Arizona phenom DeAndre Ayton unless two other franchises go bonkers. Odds aren't looking great for Slovenian star Luka Doncic or Duke's Marvin Bagley, either. But the No. 4 pick? We'll take it. No, despite having a 19.9 percent chance of winning the...
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  WIDE RELEASES Deadpool 2 (R for sexual references, graphic violence, brief drug use and pervasive profanity) 11th installment in Marvel Comics' X-Men franchise finds the wisecracking title character (Ryan Reynolds) forming a ragtag team of superheroes to protect a young mutant (Julian Dennison) being hunted by a time-traveling, cybernetic soldier...
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Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) was a junior in college when she got pregnant and dropped out of school to have the baby. She married her boyfriend, Dan (Matt Walsh), who finished his degree and kickstarted his career while she remained a stay-at-home mom. Fast forward to the present and we...
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  WIDE RELEASE Breaking In (PG-13 for violence, bloody images, menacing, sexual references and brief profanity) Suspense thriller revolving around a single-mom’s (Gabrielle Union) efforts to rescue her kids (Ajiona Alexus and Seth Carr) being held hostage by a gang of burglars barricaded inside her recently-deceased father’s Malibu mansion. With Billy...
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J.B. Bickerstaff is "interim coach" of the Memphis Grizzlies no longer. Bickerstaff, 39, was officially introduced to media as head coach Wednesday morning in the lobby of FedExForum. And to give you an idea about how down-to-earth and affable he is, Bickerstaff spent almost five full minutes of his remarks thoughtfully...
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Film Review by Kam Williams On March 3, 1991, five LAPD officers were caught on camera beating an unarmed black man who had led them on a high-speed chase instead of pulling over as directed. That driver, Rodney King suffered a broken ankle, a broken cheekbone, and numerous skull fractures...
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