For movies opening June 1, 2012
"Battlefield America" (PG-13 for profanity, drug use and mature themes) Overcoming-the-odds drama, set in L.A., about a charismatic businessman (Marques Houston) who hires a choreographer to help a rag-tag team of inner-city kids prepare for an underground, hip-hop dance competition. With Lynn Whitfield, Valarie Pettiford and Mekia Cox.
by Dwight Brown
NNPA Film Critic
'Men In Black 3' (Two of four stars)
It's been ten years since Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones donned their black suits, cool sunglasses and glib hipness to play Agent J and Agent K – the good guys who try to save the world from weird looking aliens. Should they have left well enough alone? Have they harmed their legacy? Yes and maybe.
Disco-era R&B singer Donna Summer succumbed to her battle with cancer on May 17.
"Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith," said a statement from Universal Music, Summer's record label. "While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.
Have you been watching Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice?" If so, you've noticed that Arsenio Hall has been making some major noise. Well, as a result, three major networks have expressed interest in bringing Arsenio back to TV. No word on whether it would be a daytime or nighttime show. However, wouldn't it be great to have Arsenio back on TV?
For movies opening May 25, 2012
"Chernobyl Diaries" (R for violence, bloody images and pervasive profanity) Grisly horror flick about a half-dozen tourists who venture to the ghost town created by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant meltdown where they end-up on the run
by Bobbi Booker
NNPA News Service
These days, Charlie Wilson talks to men and women about different life-uplifting things. He tries to sing the "right kinds of music" and make people feel happy and good.
"That's what I'm here for: I'm a messenger," said Wilson, a musical icon who broke out as a member of the Gap Band ("You Dropped A Bomb On Me," "Outstanding") in the '80s.