The “Safe House” Isn’t Quite Safe

Its more of a thrill ride. Directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, ‘Safe House‘ delivers an emotional rush and plenty of action to keep our adrenaline going. From start to finish you’re pulled into a series of conspiracy, crazy bullets flying around, people taking each other down in traditional one on one combat style, there’s explosions, car chases, and eye candy. I really enjoyed ‘Safe House’ and I like how Denzel Washington has the ability to take on any kind of role, whether its the good guy or the bad guy, and in this film he’s sorta the bad guy but at the same time you start of question his motives and whether or not he’s really ‘bad’. Ryan did a good job in my opinion. A lot of people are saying he’s wasn’t so convincing and looks rather flustered compared to acting great Denzel, but I think he was worth watching and he’s plenty to look at.  Continue reading “The “Safe House” Isn’t Quite Safe”

Derek Luke: The exceptional actor


New Jersey native Derek Luke certainly took us by surprise when he made his big screen debut in 2002’s “Antwone Fisher”, starring opposite the film’s director and producer Denzel Washington. Luke’s performance impressed movie critics and was considered Oscar worthy. Not bad for a former dreamer who worked several day jobs before achieving this unforgettable breakthrough.

Derek displayed a keen interest in film since the age of four. In 1995 he moved to California in hopes of making his dream come true, working as an usher for television tapings at Universal Pictures and later as a sales clerk at a gift store on Sony Pictures Studios lot. Continue reading “Derek Luke: The exceptional actor”

Spotlight – Kimberly Elise

Meet Kimberly Elise, an American film and television actress. Elise has gained notable critical acclaim for her roles in ‘Beloved‘, ‘John Q‘, ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman‘, and the television series ‘Close to Home‘. Elise is often cited as the ‘young Cicely Tyson‘, an honor in regards to her remarkable acting skills.

Kimberly Elise Trammel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She completed her BA in Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota. Elise made her movie debut in the 1996 film ‘Set it Off‘, starring alongside Jada Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Queen Latifah. Her breakthrough role was in the television movie ‘The Ditchdigger’s Daughter‘ in 1997. The film was based on the Pulitzer-prize nominated 1995 memoir ‘The Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s Astonishing Success Story’, written by Yvonne S. Thornton.

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