June 2001
Film Reviews

Baby Boy - New 6/29 !
"For every player out there who has numerous kids, but still lives at home, this film serves as a wake up call."
by Wilson Morales

 


Dr. Dolittle 2 - New 6/29 !  
Sequels are never easy to direct. They are set up to become franchises for some studios. After the financial success of the first film, so much pressure is put on to double the box office gross.
by Wilson Morales

 


A Huey Newton Story - New 6/22 !
What amazes is that the Newton we see is not cloaked in nostalgia. He is very much alive, transitioning smoothly between riffs on J. Edgar Hoover and quoting from the rhymes of Biggie Smalls. The film triumphs because it is an introduction to Newton as a microcosm of ourselves, our culture, our struggle. And the revolution rages on.

by Rae Wilson


“What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” is the answer to its own question. Martin Lawrence has had a string of good luck the last few years. His last two films, Big Momma’s House and Blue Streak, were hits. Alas, as some would say, “all good things must come to an end”.
 
by Wilson Morales (New York)

Our Song - New 5/25 !
In today's world, movies of all genres never surprise the audience.  Most plots are contrived to fool us or to get our attention.  Currently, in the teenage market, all films carry the same plots; romance and lots of tomfoolery - never dramatic...
by Wilson Morales (New York)

Angel Eyes - New 5/17 !
In the last few years, there have been a few actors who have multi-talented skills such as Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez. Both have appeared on TV shows and both are singers. Their fan base stretches farther than the film community. Lopez has a new movie called “Angel Eyes,” which is being marketed in the wrong direction and may leave her fans disappointed.
by Wilson Morales (New York)


Time and Tide - New 5/11 !
With "Time and Tide", Tsui Hark has returned to the roots that made him the "Sam Peckingpah of Hollywood".
by Wilson Morales (New York)


Now comes a newly formed company aimed at distributing so called "risky" films - Urbanworld Films. They want to show films that have a sense of realism. Its first feature is "The Visit" and it deserves to be seen for its story is powerful and cast is wonderfully played out to perfection.


THE BROTHERS - New 3/23!
Starring: Bill Bellamy, Morris Chestnut, D.L. Hughley, Shemar Moore, Gabrielle Union, Tatyana Ali, Tamala Jones, Jennifer Lewis, Clifton Davis, Gary Hardwick (Dir)
By Wilson Morales (New York)


CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE - New !
In her second feature, THE CAVEMANS VALENTINE, she proves that her first effort was no fluke, but falls short of emulating the same success.
By Wilson Morales (New York)