March 03, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

No Good Deeds

They say no good deed goes unpunished, so it was fitting that in my desire to support Tyler Perry and his new film “Good Deeds,” I was rewarded with a reminder of how true a turn of charity can turn into two-hours of movie watching grief. I use the term

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February 16, 2012 by Rodney in Blog

Rodney Barnes Gets Caught in “The Barkley Zone” on TNT

During TNT’s “Barkley Zone,” Sir Charles receives a new copy of the Boondocks, raising the ire of Kenny Smith who wonders why Rodney Barnes, the executive producer of Boondocks has not sent him a free season of the award-winning series. Watch below.

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February 09, 2012 by Rodney in Blog

Networking For Introverts

I never believed in networking. Hollywood parties, functions, etc. weren’t my thing. I’m kind of an introvert by nature, so meeting new people, smiling because you’re supposed to and hyping myself up have never been my strong suits. I know people who have mastered the art; they light up a

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January 25, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

On Red Tails, Hope, Hype and Criticism

The hype around seeing the new Tuskegee Airmen film “Red Tails,” is kind of like voting for Obama. If you don’t do it your black card might be revoked, the Dr. King photo on your wall will close its eyes and you will drown in a chorus of, “See this

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December 30, 2011 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

The Return of The Muse, The End of 2011 and Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

I’m laying across my bed considering 2011. It’s been a really tough year. Can’t go into great detail at this time, but I have gracefully accepted that life is not a straight line. But through the difficult periods I’ve realized a pattern—the things that have been there (beyond friends) to

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