‘Guardians 2’ serves up more of the same—fun, laughs and plenty of action

In Hollywood, big-budget, sci-fi films that have the universal “geek” stamp of approval—i.e., Marvel—don’t require a strong script.

Academy focuses spotlight on music and sound

There is a notion that all the work that’s done by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is aimed at producing the speculator Oscar celebration, but there is much, much more to know about the Academy than just ...

Complex Networks’ new series ‘Food Grails’ explores America’s underground food

Do hip-hop and food go together like a hot dog and a bun? Ask Miss Info, a hip-hop insider and the host of “Food Grails,” the new show on Complex Networks that explores the convergence of pop culture, race and ...

'Malcolm’s Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X’ film screening

Organized by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the Sons of Afrika (atmxcc519@verizon.net), the annual visit to Malcolm X’s gravesite in Hartsdale, N.Y., will occur Friday, May 19.

‘The Dinner’—Skip this meal for now

Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife, Claire (Laura Linney), are surprised by Paul’s brother, Stan’s (Richard Gere) and his wife, Katelyn’s (Rebecca Hall) abrupt invitation to have dinner at a posh, exclusive local restaurant. The brothers are not close and ...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ too?

Yes, Marvel Studios has had a string of hits with their various Avenger-related flicks, but I thought they were pushing their luck releasing 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. I knew the oft-canceled comic. Most people had never heard of ...

New York African Film Fest: Exploring the past, engaging the future

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival presents the 24th New York African Film Festival, May 3-9. The festival’s theme, “The Peoples’ Revolution,” taps into the pulse of protest and the calls for change bubbling up throughout ...

17th annual New York Indian Film Festival

The comparison between Bollywood and Hollywood is a very long industry joke, but like most parts of the world, India has its own brand of storytelling and as such has produced a list of legendary storytellers whose craftsmanship in the ...

Rare Malcolm X docu screens May 7

It’s hard to believe that attendees at the screening of Lebert “Sandy” Bethune’s film, “Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom,” Sunday, May 7, at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center will acquire as much knowledge as Bethune dispensed during his ...

Queen Latifah, Jill Scott set to star in Lifetime’s ‘Flint’ movie

There is to be a new film about the water tragedy of Flint, Mich. Executive producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Katie Couric, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere will tell the story of the water crisis in Flint.

‘Showtime At the Apollo’ returns to FOX, auditions began April 23

The Apollo Theater and FOX announced that “Showtime at the Apollo” has been picked up as a one-hour weekly series featuring Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey as host. Set to debut during the 2017-2018 season, “Showtime at the Apollo” is ...

‘Baby Boss’ orders you to go to the theater!

It’s bad enough that 7-year-old Tim has a new baby brother who completely saps his parents’ attention and energy, but Tim learns that his sibling is actually not at all who or what he appears to be.

‘The Get Down’ is still getting down

Brother Nelson George has a wide-open smile that, at first glance, gives the appearance that you are staring into the eyes of a gentleman who’s been slumbering away.

“True Conviction” shines at Tribeca Film Fest

“True Conviction” is another excellent documentary from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival that examines the vagaries of the legal system and law enforcement.

J.D. Dillard’s ‘Sleight’ opens April 28

“Sleight,” J.D. Dillard’s strong directorial debut, a film that he co-wrote with Alex Theurer stars up and coming actor, Jacob Latimore, Dulé Hill and ingenue Seychelle Gabriel.