September 04, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Beasts of the Southern Wild- A Must See

It’s rare to find cinematic dreams realized. It’s an elusive thing – finding that moment where you forget you’re even reading the book, watching the TV, watching the movie and you take it in on face value, like a dream, like the picture unfolded from your own mind seamlessly. It’s

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September 04, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews, News

Red Hook Summer- Spike Lee’s Resurgence

No one takes a risk like Spike Lee. And for years, those risks worked. From She’s Gotta Have It to Miracle at St Anna, even his misses were still dripped in the ambition that made his hits hit. He’s historically been fearless in his subject matter, even if it left

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May 26, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, television, writing

The Screenwriters’ Survival Guide 101: How Do You Make It When You Don’t Have A Steady Gig?

When you enter a field as amorphous and unpredictable as writing, having a “flexible hustle” is near mandatory. And by “flexible hustle” I mean never marrying yourself to one job, path or idea that is supposed to carry you into success. It doesn’t matter what horse you ride there on.

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April 25, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Think Like A Man: A Look At Black Relationships Minus Sex, Drugs & Insanity

Surprise, surprise. With a large cast of journeymen (and women) black actors and all the familiar beats of a standard rom-com, the film adaptation of comedian-turned-relationship guru Steve Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man has defied what has befallen many a black film before – it’s

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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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