Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Netflix Original Series’ Luke Cage – Imajen report card

Netflix's heavily marketed and anticipated original series Luke Cage, based on the popular Marvel Comics character, debuted Friday September 30th, and assumed command of both Netflix viewership and social media. Almost two months ago, we posted a trailer for the series to the Imajen.com facebook page, in a good faith gesture in support of what we hoped would be…
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Movie Review; The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven, a $108 Million dollar Western, by veteran action film director Antione Fuqua, is a 2016 reboot of the 1960 Western of the same name, directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brenner in the leading role. -That film was in fact, an American remake of the 1954 Akira Kurosawa film, Seven Samurai. In the 2016 version,…
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Movie Review; Palmeras en La Nieve (Palm Trees in the Snow)

Palmeras en La Nieve (Palm Trees In The Snow), is the 2015 melodramatic film, directed by Fernando Gonzalez Molina, based on the novel by Luz Gabas. It tells the story of two star crossed lovers; Kilian, a colonist and son of a cocoa plantation owner, and Bisila the daughter of a chief of an indigenous…
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Batman v Superman; Fantasy, Mythology, and Subliminal Messaging

Batman v Superman, the heavily marketed and hugely anticipated blockbuster from Warner Brothers, hit U.S. theaters on March 24th, to mixed reviews. The film, alleged to have a production budget of $250 million dollars, was directed by Zack Snyder(300, Watchmen, Man of Steel), and executive produced by Christopher Nolan, the director of the Dark Knight…
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Movie Review: Dope

Dope, is the latest film by Nigerian-American writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, an urban coming-of-age story of sorts, centered around a Black geek(of Nigerian descent) and his misfit pals, trying to survive and thrive in a ghetto of Inglewood, California. Having seen several early trailers for the film, Dope was one of my more anticipated movie outings…
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