Tempting Fate (Lifetime Original Movie)

Written by Jennifer Maisel (story by Jane Green) Directed by Manu Boyer and Kim Raver This new film premiered on the Lifetime channel tonight. It’s based on a best-selling novel of the same name by Jane Green (which I personally have not read) and stars Alyssa Milano (whom I love, and is the reason why…

The Redemption of M.C. HAMMER

Recently I’ve been thinking about how much rap music has changed over the years, or I should say over the decades. I mean, if we count the classic single “Rappers Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang as the first official rap record and the beginning of the rap music industry, then 2019 marks the 40th year…

My Top Ten Posts of All Time!

I started this blog in October of 2008. Back in September of 2014, I did a post celebrating the fact that I’d reached 100,000 views. At that point, I included a list of my 10 most viewed posts. Well, here we are four and half years later, and as I type this I’m sitting at…

Spider-Man: Life Story #2

Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Mark Bagley Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Spider-Man: Life Story #1 This issue takes place in 1977. As it opens, Peter Parker (now 30 years old) is married to Gwen Stacy and is working as a scientist for Reed Richards’ (Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four) company, the Future…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #4

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3 Things were looking pretty dire at the end of the previous issue, as Peter Cannon and the other superheroes crossed over to the parallel universe of the evil Peter Cannon, who then proceeded to ruthlessly murder all the…

PRODIGY. #5

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #4 As I’ve noted in my last two reviews, the biggest flaw I find in this series that Edison is written as so much smarter than everyone else that it removes all of the suspense from the stories. Mark Millar corrects…

I Almost Married A Serial Killer

Written and directed by Nadeem Soumah I just finished this Lifetime Original Movie, which stars Krista Allen, whom y’all know I’m a big fan of (and have met several times). And I thought I’d do a quick review to share my thoughts about it. Krista stars as Camille Fiore, a single mother raising her teenage…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2 So Peter Cannon and the other superheroes have crossed the dimensional dived and arrived in the parallel reality of the evil Peter Cannon. We see that in this world, Tabu is more like Peter’s slave, than his servant…

Ironheart #4

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #3 After their encounter last issue, the supervillain Midnight’s Fire returns to confront RiRi in her own mother’s house. As I said in response to the first issue I thought it would be better if Ironheart had a secret identity,…

Spider-Man: Life Story #1

Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Mark Bagley Published by Marvel Comics I was immediately intrigued when I first heard about this 6-issue miniseries a couple of months ago. It’s similar to what John Byrne did in his Superman and Batman: Generations miniseries (and its sequels), showing the life of a superhero as if it…

PRODIGY. #4

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #3 This issue is even more action-heavy than the last. We see Edison fighting groups of armed men, jumping out of windows, jumping out of a plan, dismantling a missile in mid-air and just generally being a badass. We also get…

Why I Still Love Oprah Winfrey

Well, it’s certainly been a tough week for us Michael Jackson fans, hasn’t it been? This past weekend saw the release of Leaving Neverland, a four-hour documentary in which two men accuse the Late King of Pop of molesting them when they were young boys. Coming on the heels of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1 So the previous issue was a bit off a riff on the end of Alan Moore’s Watchman. With Peter Cannon’s help, the world united to repel an apparent alien invasion. In the aftermath, the major world Governments, notably…

Ironheart #3

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Geoffrey Beaulieu and Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #2 RiRi’s back in Chicago, staying with her mother as she investigates the disappearance of her childhood friend Daija, and tries to see if there’s a connection to the gang of children who are stealing electronics around…

PRODIGY. #3

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #2 Mark Millar starts off this issue right in the middle of a gunfight on top of a moving train, and the action just picks up from there barely giving the reading time to breath. This is a globe-trotting adventure as…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment Peter Cannon is not a character that I am very familiar with, I mainly know him by the fact that he was the inspiration for the character of Ozymandias that Alan Moore created and used in his brilliant maxiseries WATCHMEN. Well it turns…

“BODY OF WORK” by Stormi Maya

This is Stormi Maya Alvarado, known professionally as just Stormi Maya. She is a self-described “Pro-Black/Feminist/Vegan/Artist/Musician/Director/Writer/Actor” whom I just discovered back in November. I’ll admit that I was immediately entranced by her stunning good-looks (I mean, come on, DAMN), but from following her on Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube it’s also clear that she’s one smart…

My TOP TEN Favorite Eddie Murphy Movies

Eddie Murphy has over 3 decades of experience entertaining film-goers during which time he has made a lot good films (and some really bad ones). Here is my list of what are my 10 favorite films (specifically, his live action films, I’m not counting the animated films like Shrek) that he has starred in. #10:…

Livewire #2

Written by Vita Ayala Drawn by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín Published by Valiant Comics PREVIOUSLY: Livewire #1 Picked up from the first issue’s cliffhanger, Livewire was ambushed and knocked unconscious by a group of heavily armed mercenaries who are working for some mysterious organization and is taking some hidden faculty where she is thrown…

Naomi #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker Drawn by Jamal Campbell Published by DC Comics/Wonder Comics I really didn’t know what to make of this comic, which I got on impulse. I mean, it’s DC, one of the major comics publishers, and it’s an ongoing title starring a Black character, which is something…

Ironheart #2

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #1 Eve L. Ewing is definitely not one of those writers who tends toward “decompression” in her stories. She packs a lot of threads in this issue. At school, RiRi deals with more conflicts with Dean Bryant regarding the privacy…