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CNN’s Phenomenal Documentary Of Apollo 11 Premieres Sunday, June 23rd


Picture Credit: CNN.COM Fifty Years! Can you believe it? Fifty years. Where did the time go? I happened to be alive and celebratory when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. In fact – I was preparing for my wedding a couple of weeks away and the Apollo 11 moon landing propelled the festive excitement to […]

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Hollywood’s Biggest Night Of The Year – The Oscars – Will Air On ABC On Sunday, February 28th


   Picture Credit: Oscars/ABC Hollywood is all a-glitter and a-flutter as the countdown to the Oscars has been set in motion. With less than 6 hours until airtime, I wish I could be a fly on the wall inside the Dolby Theatre as the producers scurry around, putting on the finishing touches to what will […]

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James Horner, Renowned Film Composer for ‘Titanic’ and ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies in Plane Crash


   Life is so fleeting, isn’t it?  My heart broke into little pieces when I read of the untimely and tragic death of prolific film composer, 61-year old James Horner.  He died in a plane crash on Monday, June 22nd, near Santa Barbara. He was the sole passenger on his privately – owned plane.  James Horner […]

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87th Academy Awards Will Air On Sunday, February 22nd At 8:30 PM On ABC


Picture Credit: Oscar.Com Today is Oscar Sunday everyone. Like you didn’t know. Like you have been living under a rock for the past week! Ha! Watching the telecast of the Academy Awards has been a family tradition from as far back as I can remember. It was a HUGE deal in our house and it […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: The Final Journey


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Well, we have reached the end of the road. It has been a privilege to review this brilliantly produced mini-series based on Lawrence Hill’s book, “The Book Of Negroes”. As I previously said, no stone was left unturned and no emotion untouched. Kudos to everyone involved with this project. […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Four


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Last week, Animata escaped to a black ghetto town in New York – Canvas Town – at the same time as the American Revolution broke out in New York. Her escape from Solomon Lindo was assisted by an influential Black innkeeper named Sam Fraunces (Cuba Gooding Jr.) The acting […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Three


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Last week, we were introduced to the adult Animata, impeccably portrayed by Aunjanue Ellis. The story surrounded Animata’s adjustment to her new home in The Carolinas while deflecting the affections of the two men who own her. I have to say that the acting was extremely powerful and the […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Two


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC During last week’s premiere episode of The Book Of Negroes, my eyes were absolutely glued to the TV screen. Not only was the story told in a compelling and authentic manner, but also the acting was sheer perfection and the cinematography mesmerizing. It does not get better than this. […]

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72nd Golden Globes Show Kicks Off the 2015 Awards Season


Picture Credit: Golden Globes/NBC On Sunday, January 11th, the Golden Globe Awards Show on NBC will herald the 2015 awards season. It is also a glimpse into the prospective nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards honouring the best in the 2014 Silver Screen offerings. Once again, popular comedic duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will […]

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The Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes Debuts On CBC Television On Wednesday


Here in Canada, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel, “The Book Of Negroes“, will premiere on Wednesday, January 7th on CBC Television at 8:00 PM. The Official CBC Press Release states: “The internationally co-produced, six-part miniseries follows the story of an African woman named Aminata Diallo, played by Aunjanue Ellis, who […]

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