Shaft (2019)

The Holy Shaftity. Private detective John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) has always been a sex machine to all the chicks, balancing his need for exacting the law with lust. Destined to forever be a childless bachelor? No. In 1989, he and Maya (Regina Hall) were not only married, they had a son, of course […]

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What to Watch: Shaft (2000)

THE STORY: It’s 1998, and NYPD Detective John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) has been called on to do what he does best: Investigate crime. A young African American has been murdered outside of a popular restaurant, and the perpetrator is clear as day in white Walter Wade, Jr (Christian Bale), the son of a […]

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John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum

The path to paradise is through hell. Executing Italian mafioso Riccardo Scamarcio on the off-limits Continental Hotel grounds has rendered Mr. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) excommunicado from any of her supporting services. Baba Yaga is on the run, from not only other hitmen, but The High Table society itself, looking to avenge Scamarcio’s death, led […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Love is never without hardship. Ever since they were kids growing up in Harlem, Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James) were inseparable. Almost seamlessly, their friendship turned into love. The 1970’s have opened up a few things for blacks, but by-and-large, the day-to-day difficulties are still present. Their bond is strong […]

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Destroyer (2018)

To paraphrase an old lyric from Killswitch Engage, sometimes a person must destroy and rebuild for the sake of it all. As an idealistic and young Los Angeles officer, Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) is placed alongside a seasoned veteran in Chris (Sebastian Stan), ), tasked to infiltrate and bring down one of the country’s most […]

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The Old Man & the Gun

Never stop feeling alive. Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) is a career criminal, so very skilled at doing what he does…which is rob banks. Being incarcerated 16 times doesn’t deter him, as the 70-year-old Tucker always manages to break out and continue his craft. The crazy thing? He’s getting better at it in advanced age, robbing numerous […]

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Widows (2018)

Hell hath no fury like women scorned. A precision-based criminal unit specializing in heists over the years in Chicago, Illinois meets their untimely end during one of them. In their demise, they leave their wives in Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debecki), and Amanda (Carrie Coon) attempting to pick up the pieces. […]

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A Simple Favor

Would you kindly do…A Simple Favor? Widow Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) gets by with her deceased husband’s life insurance and manning a popular—if oft-ridiculed, vlog on YouTube. The bubbly mother immerses herself in the life of her son, Miles (Joshua Satine) and his class. Miles is best friends with another boy in the class, whose […]

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White Boy Rick

Sell them funky drugs, white boy. When in poverty, whatever needs to be done gets done to improve daily life.  When in poverty, whatever needs to be done gets done to improve daily life. The Wersche family, a combination of uneducated and dysfunctional, is in deep poverty in the pressure cooker of Detroit. Mother Wersche […]

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BlacKkKlansman

All power…to all people. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) has wanted to be in law enforcement ever since being a youngster. In 1979, he answers the call of the Colorado Springs Police Department and becomes the new rookie donning the blues. He becomes a Jackie Robinson figure of sorts; the only black detective in the entire […]

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