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Belle: Biopic About an Ex-Slave Raised in Aristocratic English Society

Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the daughter of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. After…

A Haunted House 2: Ghost Spooks Newlyweds in Irreverent Horror Spoof

A Haunted House, an irreverent spoof of Paranormal Activity, co-starred Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins as Malcolm and Kisha, a couple whose home was invaded by demonic forces. Kisha became…

Colin Firth Stars as Tortured World War II POW

Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) served as a signals officer in the British Army during World War II. His unit was dispatched to the Pacific theater where it was captured by…

Noah: Crowe Portrays Noah in Novel Adaptation of Bible Story

Anybody with a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible is familiar with the story of Noah and the ark. That scriptural passage, found in Genesis, is about a righteous patriarch recruited…

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Wes Anderson Comedy

Wes Anderson’s films are one of a kind, as easy to identify as, say a Thelonious Monk piano solo or a Frank Sinatra vocal. You can spot one of his…

The Single Moms Club: Frazzled Mothers Join Forces in Story of Female Empowerment

Fast food waitress Lytia (Cocoa Brown) lives from paycheck to paycheck and has to rely on public transportation in order to get around. By contrast, Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is an…

300 Rise of An Empire: The Rare Case of a Sequel That is Better than the Original

The epic movie 300 (2007) chronicled the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. when an outnumbered band of 300 soldiers were sent on a suicide mission to defend Sparta against…

Veronica Mars: Detective Movie Is Faithful to the Original TV Series

Veronica Mars was a critically acclaimed TV series that ran from 2004 to 2007. Kristen Bell starred in the title role as a teen age detective who solved crimes committed…

Non-Stop: Alcoholic Air Marshal Is Tested in Transatlantic Thriller

Police officer Bill Marks’ (Liam Neeson) life went into a tailspin after his young daughter lost her battle with childhood leukemia. He looked for solace in a bottle of alcohol,…

Repentance: Thriller Traces a Grief Stricken Man’s Descent Into Insanity

Therapist Dr. Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has just published a popular self-help book that is about the near death experience that helped him turn his life around. He is proud…