The Hate U Give: Now On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD

The Hate U Give offers an art-imitates-life narrative of a situation that’s all too familiar in minority neighborhoods frequented by white police officers.  In a perfect world, this film would be in the Oscar conversation. As the film starts, former gangster Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) is giving his kids the all-important talk about what to do when they see police officers.  His kids are young for the talk but this has grave importance in their…

"The Hate U Give: Now On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD"

Creed II Plays Things Too Safe

Creed II doesn’t quite build on the legacy of Creed by as the newest installment continues to stick with the typical Rocky structure. It’s been three years since Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) stepped out of his father’s shadows and into the limelight.  He’s still living in Philadelphia, where he trains with the great Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).  Creed’s relationship with rising music star Bianca Taylor (Tessa Thompson) is on the verge of being taken to the…

"Creed II Plays Things Too Safe"

The Hate U Give: A Deeper Message At Core

The Hate U Give offers an art-imitates-life narrative of a situation that’s all too familiar in minority neighborhoods frequented by white police officers. As the film starts, former gangster Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) is giving his kids the all-important talk about what to do when they see police officers.  His kids are young for the talk but this has grave importance in their Garden Heights community.  We soon cut to a few years later where…

"The Hate U Give: A Deeper Message At Core"