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Tagged: Shaun Woodland

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A Genius Leaves the Hood: Surprise Me With Something New

Wait, What? Moguldum studio’s unauthorized Jay Z documentary reels you in with the catch line “The documentary Jay Z doesn’t want you to see”, with the promise of new perspectives and information on the life and times of Shawn Carter. Word is that Jay Z even filed an injunction to stop...

Oscar

What Are Your Selected Oscar 2014 Predictions?

Oscar 2014 Predictions The Oscars are upon us. On March 2, Hollywood comes together to celebrate the crowning achievements in film for 2013. This year’s festivities will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, an obvious safe reaction to Seth MacFarlane’s controversial turn as host of the 2013 award show. Although I...

House of Cards

House Of Cards: Season 2 Is Ruthless and Wonderful

Spacey and Wright The second season of Netflix’s tent pole series ramps up the stakes while offering the same intriguing elements which made season one such a success for the streaming content provider. Kevin Spacey continually shines in his performance as Mephistophelean congressman turned Vice President Frank Underwood. The dynamics...

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Looks Like We Need More 12 O’Clock Boys In The World

Lotfy Nathan’s documentary, 12 O’clock Boys, offers an unflinching look at bike life in the inner city through the eyes of Pug, a pre-teen enchanted by the allure of the adrenalin-fueled defiance that encompasses the bike boy life. Over the course of three years, Nathan tracks Pug and the 12 O’clock...

Is Swag Overload Where Justin Bieber Went Wrong?

Pop superstardom is a rare space that the majority of the population will never have the chance to enter. Along with that fame comes an extremely high level of scrutiny, amplified by the prevalence of blogs and social media. Add youth to the equation and we have the recipe for...

True Detective: My Obsession With This Season

At first glance, HBO’s new hour-long crime drama shows promise primarily for the unlikely pairing of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two antithetical Louisiana detectives.  What emerges is a densely layered and intriguing drama surrounding the investigation of a possible serial murderer and its effect on the investigators lives...

The Wolf of Wall Street: Celebration of Addiction & Excess

Martin Scorcese’s latest vehicle, The Wolf Of Wall Street, has become the most polarizing film of 2013.  Shot in classic Scorsese style, with quick pans, freeze frames, and a running 1st person narrative, Wolf is based on the memoirs of self-proclaimed Wolf Of Wall Street Jordan Belfort and the depravity encapsulated in...