FILM

New Denzel Movie, “Fences” Debuts Christmas Day

New Denzel Movie, "Fences" Debuts Christmas Day | June's Journal

Watch the new official teaser trailer for Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. See it in theatres December 25, 2016. Here are some reviews from around the web: Film Review: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in ‘Fences’ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fences_2016 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2671706 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/fences-review-946013 http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/11/22/the_first_reviews_say_denzel_washington_s_fences_is_a_major_oscar_contender.html https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/fences https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fences_(film) http://screenrant.com/fences-movie-trailer-reviews ‘Fences’ Review: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Take Center Stage

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Django Unchained: To See or Not to See?

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I haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s movie, “Django Unchained” yet, a Western with slavery as the backdrop of an epic love story. I’ve only seen the interview that Oprah Winfrey had with Jaime Fox who stars in the movie along with Kerry Washington. This movie is quite the talk among one of my circle of friends.

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Soledad Obrien’s Documentary on, “Who is Black in America”

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This past Sunday night I watched a documentary on CNN.  By Soledad O’Brien.  TV journalist. Topic: Who is Black in America.  I knew I had to tune in.  This topic has interested me for quite some time.  Long before bi-racial Barak Obama became known as American’s first Black President.  When he was elected I actually…

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Movie Trailer for “Restless City” by Andrew Dosunmu

Movie Trailer for "Restless City" by Andrew Dosunmu | June's Journal

It moved viewers at the 2011 Sundance Festival.  Then it opened in theatres throughout New York City and Lost Angelos, CA, on April 27, 2012, released by AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement).  Now it can be viewed in other cities due to demand.  Such as in Denver at Denver Film Center! Catch it at 12p,…

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New York Times Documentary on Transitioning to Natural Hair

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Check out this 6-minute video on black women “transitioning” their hair.  I loved it.  It was posted on the New York Times website three days ago.  The video is called “Transition.”  And Zina Saro-Wiwa is the filmmaker.  It focuses on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair in lieu of chemical relaxers or straighteners. To read…

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Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” Documentary

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Chris Rock is on to something powerful with his GOOD HAIR documentary. It didn’t quite dive into the natural hair realm as I thought it ought but gave some insightful look into the history and importance of hair in the African American community.

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Movie Review: The Book of Eli

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A few weeks ago I was in the drugstore downtown during my lunch hour and the guy at the front desk was going on and on about how wack “The Book of Eli” was. He had seen it and was very disappointed.  “What didn’t you like about it?” I asked him.  “Denzel just walked through…

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