Edwardo Jackson

About Me:

Edwardo Jackson is the author of the novels EVER AFTER and NEVA HAFTA, (Villard/Random House), a writer for The 213 Magazine, and an LA-based screenwriter. Visit his website at www.edwardojackson.com where his new novel I DO? is available NOW.

A Black Man’s Review Of
“Pineapple Express”

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (R)
Movie Biases:
Can Apatow reverse the curse?
Major Players:
Seth Rogen, James Franco, producer Judd Apatow, director David Gordon Green
Logline:
Stoned process server Dale (Rogen) and his dealer-cum-buddy Saul (Franco) are on the run - in “high” style - from a ruthless distributor (Gary Cole) and dirty cop (Rosie Perez) who want them […]

A Black Man’s Review Of
“The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor.”

THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (PG-13)
Movie Biases:
Sorta sold.
Major Players:
Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, director Rob Cohen
Logline:
Retired spy/adventurer couple Rick & Evelyn O’Connell (Fraser & Maria Bello) are coaxed out of retirement to escort a precious artifact to Shanghai where it’s used to awaken the slumbering, immortality-chasing dynastic Emperor Han […]

A Black Man’s Review Of
“Swing Vote”

SWING VOTE (PG-13)
Movie Biases:
Eh. Looks like pretty weak sauce.
Major Players:
Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, George Lopez
Logline:
Grizzled, beer-swilling loser with an aversion to the electoral process Bud (Costner), finds himself an electorate of one as his vote, the deciding one in deadlocked swing state of New Mexico, is to be recast in ten days […]

A Black Man’s Review Of
“Step Brothers”

STEP BROTHERS (R)
Movie Biases:
Stupid. Silly. Summer. SOLD.
Major Players:
Co-writer/actor Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, producer Judd Apatow, co-writer/director Adam McKay
Logline:
Brennan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly), fortyish sons who still stay at home as overgrown children, are forced to live together when their parents fall in love, initially hating on each other, but eventually […]

A Black Man’s Review Of
“X-Files: I Want To Believe”

X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (PG-13)
Movie Biases:
Why “X-Files” and why now?
Major Players:
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, co-writer/director Chris Carter.
Logline:
A psychic, disgraced priest (Billy Connolly) with visions of a missing FBI agent lures former agents Mulder (Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson) out of self-imposed retirement to join the manhunt, one with supernatural implications […]

A Black Man’s Review Of
“The Dark Knight”

THE DARK KNIGHT (PG-13)
MAJOR PLAYERS:
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman (all “Batman Begins”), Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain), Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary), co-writer/director Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins).
THE DEAL:
Richard Roeper calls it one of the best movies of all time. It’s got a ridiculous 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. […]

A Black Man’s Review Of
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”

HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (PG-13)
Movie Biases:
I think I fell asleep on the first one - I’m only here for y’all. Great buzz, though.
Major Players:
Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, writer/director Guillermo del Toro
Logline:
A bedtime story come true, evil Prince Nuada (Luke Goss) looks to resurrect the fabled “unstoppable tide” of the Golden […]

“Journey To The Center
Of The Earth”

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH IN 3D (PG)
Movie Biases:
Everything is better in 3D!
Major Players:
Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Logline:
Science teacher Trevor Anderson (Fraser) goes off on a jaunt to Iceland with his nephew Sean (Hutcherson) seeking answers to what happened to his long lost brother (and Sean’s dad) as well […]

A Black Man’s Review Of “Hancock”

HANCOCK (PG-13)
MAJOR PLAYERS:
Will Smith (Hitch), Charlize Theron (In the Valley of Elah), Jason Bateman (The Kingdom), producer Michael Mann (Collateral), and director Peter Berg (The Kingdom).
THE DEAL:
Will Smith is a superhero. Well, DUH. Even his story reads like something straight out of Marvel or DC Comics: West Philly kid eschews an academic […]

A Black Man’s Review Of WALL*E

WALL*E (G)
Biases:
I think I’m the only dude I know who really wants to see this. And I don’t care.
Players:
Voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, co-writer/director Andrew Stanton.
Logline:
In a vast, empty, junkyard of a 28th century Earth devoid of human life, WALL*E (Waste Allocation Load-Lifter * Earth Class; voiced by Burtt) goes […]