KING RICHARD – Review by Susan Granger

Will Smith has been nominated twice for Oscars. Now his persuasive performance as King Richard should earn him a third nod and, perhaps, first win. Smith plays stubborn, outspoken Richard Williams, the demanding yet loving father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. “You gonna be the greatest of all time,” Richard tells the girls. “You know how I know? Because I planned for it.”

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KING RICHARD – Review by Diane Carson

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s King Richard focuses on Richard Williams, the single-minded father of the great tennis sisters, Venus and Serena Williams in their early days. Richard guides and perfects their talent through a racist sport where opportunities arrive only because of his unflinching, unflappable determination with support from his wife Oracene.

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GEMINI MAN – Review by Susan Granger

For the past 30 years, director Ang Lee has become renowned for taking risks, especially when it comes to technology. In this latest innovative sci-fi action-adventure, Lee incorporates an intriguing plot twist. After years of service to his country as the government’s top black-ops sniper, 51 year-old Henry Brogan is ready to retire in Georgia.

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ALADDIN – Review by Sarah Knight Adamson

It’s a shame, with the lavish sets, costumes, and talented actors that Aladdin’s script doesn’t develop the characters and the last forty minutes took a dark tone that lingered for too much time in a children’s film. Unfortunately, the numerous problems doom the film. Should your children see the movie? That depends if you’re okay with Jasmine’s dad the Sultan being tortured by electric shock bolts that inflict pain until she agrees to marry Jafar.

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ALADDIN – Review by Sharronda Williams

Disney’s animated film Aladdin turned into a live action film, is a dazzling magical ride filled with new surprises. Will Smith is entertaining and hilarious, truly making his own mark on this infamous role. Naomi Scott was born to play Jasmine and shines effortlessly in every musical number she’s in. Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel to check out my thoughts on the film.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 1st to 5th: SUICIDE SQUAD

Opening Aug. 5, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Suicide Squad, The latest comic book adaptation to hit summer screens is David Ayer’s hyperbolic super villain extravaganza Suicide Squad. You would have to be in a coma to miss the veritable onslaught of marketing. Read on…

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