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Ice Cube and Charlie Day Square-Off in Over-the-Top Comedy

Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would be quickly separated to the suggestion that they settle their differences off campus at the end of the day? That was the point of departure of Three O\’Clock High, a 1987 comedy about a bully with a short fuse who challenges a mild-mannered milquetoast to a duel after school.

Ice Cube in a Mellow Mood!

Born O’Shea Jackson in Compton, California on June 15, 1969, Renaissance man Ice Cube is an actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, philanthropist and father. N.W.A., the rap group he co-founded with Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague to Duel in Kitchen Sink Comedy

Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would

High-Octane Franchise Revived by the Return of Vin Diesel as the Title Character

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Film Review by Kam Williams

Calvin and Company Get Real in Chicago

Barbershop: The Next Cut DVD Review by Kam Williams

Chillin’ with Cube & Cole

  Ice Cube and Deon Cole The “Barbershop: The Next Cut” Interview with Kam Williams Chillin’ with Cube & Cole Actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, father – :”reigning Renaissance king” could be a good term to describe the one and only Ice Cube. Coming of age in 1980s Los Angeles, Cube experienced the roiling stew […]

Calvin and Company Reunite for Sobering Sequel with a Social Conscience

  Barbershop: The Next Cut Film Review by Kam Williams Calvin and Company Reunite for Sobering Sequel with a Social Conscience There’s been a big change at Calvin’s Barbershop since our last visit over a decade ago. The once-sacred male sanctuary has been converted to a unisex salon, and some feisty female employees have brought […]

DVD Revisits Rise and Fall of Groundbreaking Rap Group

  Straight Outta Compton DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Revisits Rise and Fall of Groundbreaking Rap Group Back in the Eighties, the CIA began orchestrating the introduction of crack-cocaine to African-American communities all across America, starting with the South Central L.A. By the middle of the decade, the epidemic had turned Compton into a […]

The Cube Root of 22

Ice Cube The “22 Jump Street” Interview with Kam Williams The Cube Root of 22 As much as technology, business and society have changed since the Eighties, one thing has remained constant: Ice Cube has been a premier cultural watchdog, astutely commenting on, examining and detailing the breadth of the American experience in uncompromising terms […]