Tag Archives: Michael B. Jordan

Black Panther: Royal Rumble

LONG LIVE THE KING.  At the premiere of this entry in the Marvel franchise, the praise was universal and looked a little bit like how Get Out (2017) was received. Not only were both movies hailed as excellent genre examples, but critics and reporters also frequently pointed out how important they were in the aftermath … Continue reading Black Panther: Royal Rumble

Creed

YOUR LEGACY IS MORE THAN A NAME. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of legendary heavyweight champ Apollo Creed, talks his father’s one-time rival and best friend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) into training him. After six Rocky movies, Stallone was done… but then came the talented director of Fruitvale Station (2013) and convinced him … Continue reading Creed

Red Tails

COURAGE HAS NO COLOR. In 1944, the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American fighter pilots, finally get a chance to prove their mettle in Italy. A dream project for executive producer George Lucas since the 1980s that never quite feels anchored in reality. The battles up in the air are vivid but rarely look like … Continue reading Red Tails

Fruitvale Station: End of a Year, And a Life

EVERY STEP BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO THE EDGE.  Fruitvale Station has become this year’s Beasts of the Southern Wild. Much like that film, it came out of the Sundance festival riding a wave of critical appraisal, going on to gain public support as well as scooping up numerous awards over the year. In the end, … Continue reading Fruitvale Station: End of a Year, And a Life