Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

The franchise is safe: Ghost Protocol delivers the goods
Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton
Directed by Brad Bird

I am a sucker for spy movies. Whether it is the Bourne series, the revitalized Bond series or the Mission: Impossible series, and even though I have a love/hate relationship with the latter. The first one was really good with a lot of double-crossing and excellent action, but the second one was a train-wreck, from the script to John Woo’s over-the-top directing. And J.J. Abrams’s third film got ... more >

Jumping the broom

Class differences play out at the altar
Paula Patton, Laz Alonso and Angela Bassett
Directed by Salim Akil

How few films are targeted toward a black audience? You only think about this question when watching such a film, like the eminently passable wedding movie "Jumping the Broom." When found, these movies can place a different spin on familiar family situations. The title refers to the ritual that slaves used to signify marriage and that has lasted to the modern age. The movies also create an ... more >