A Band Called Death is a 2012 documentary about a 1970s punk rock band, Death, formed by three brothers (Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney and David Hackney) from Detroit Michigan. It tells the story of how these three started out as the traditional R&B band coming out of Detroit during the time period but after attending a rock concert, they decide to change their style. The band was a vision of David’s. Even though this is a documentary, I don’t want to give anything away other than saying that sadly, stereotypes played a heavily role in these guys’ careers. It is heart-warming to see that after all these years, they are finally getting noticed with recognition.
Acting veterans, Garcelle Beauvais and Leon, join actors Brian White and Greg Vaughan in new film, And Then There Was You, which looks at healing and starting over after love is lost. Directed by Leila Djansi and also featuring Lynn Whitfield, the movie takes a serious look at life after marriage and the struggle that comes with it.
With many exciting services like Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime, it may be quite difficult to choose what to watch. If you’re like me, unless something has been recommended, you’ll probably end up watching the same series and movies over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there are so many good movies and hidden gems on these services that we often miss out on. Sadly, the way Netflix is going I may recommend a movie today that’ll be gone tomorrow. Hopefully, you’ll find my suggestions interesting if nothing else.
The Divorce is the film version of the play written by Don B. Welch. With an all-star cast featuring Dawnn Lewis, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tatyana Ali and Angell Conwell, the film looks at relationships from the perspective of middle aged women. The focus is a divorce, or more so the celebration of divorce for Dawnn's character, Yolanda Massey. The writer also explores relationships between friends, mothers and daughters and infidelity in the 115 minute production.
If you're into epic action tales with a decent mix of violence and an inventive story line, then Vikingdom is your film. Not only does it feature all the above, it also dabbles into the world of mythology, providing an intense back story before the film even gets underway. Vikingdom is a step in the right direction for tales of men versus gods.