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Todd A. Smith is the CEO/President of Regal Media Group, LLC. Follow Smith on Twitter: @regaltodd, on Instagram: @regaltodd and on Facebook: Facebook.com/regaltodd
Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
Movie Review: 'Den of Thieves' Pays Homage To Predecessors With Own Unique Twists by Todd A. Smith
'Den of Thieves' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 19 January, 2018
H&M Ad; When Will Companies Recognize Need For Diversity? by Todd A. Smith
H&M ad controversy could’ve been avoided with diverse voices in room
Published: Friday 12 January, 2018
Movie Review: Neeson Continues Genre Dominance With 'The Commuter' by Todd A. Smith
Published: Friday 12 January, 2018
Impossible For Justin Timberlake Not To Appropriate, Use Black Culture by Todd A. Smith
Black contributions to American music so profound that cultural appropriation inevitable
Published: Friday 05 January, 2018
Movie Review: Nothing Special About 'Insidious: The Last Key' by Todd A. Smith
'Insidious: The Last Key' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 05 January, 2018
TV Review: '9-1-1' An Emergency You Have To See by Todd A. Smith
Published: Friday 29 December, 2017
Film Review: 'Hostiles' Has All Prerequisites of Great Film by Todd A. Smith
'Hostiles' receives rating of four out four crowns
Published: Friday 29 December, 2017
Film Review: 'The Post' Justifies Importance of Free Press by Todd A. Smith
'The Post' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 29 December, 2017
Film Review: 'Molly's Game' Complete Win by Todd A. Smith
'Molly's Game' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Saturday 23 December, 2017
2017 Regal King Award: Arturo Frazier of Compton, Calif. by Todd A. Smith
Late Arturo Frazier dedicated his life to ministry, youth
Published: Friday 22 December, 2017
Movie Review: 'Bright' Tries Not To Give Way To Darkness by Todd A. Smith
'Bright' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 22 December, 2017
Movie Review: 'Downsizing' Comes Up Little Too Small by Todd A. Smith
'Downsizing' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 December, 2017
Movie Review: Snow Proves She Can Hang With Pacino In 'Hangman' by Todd A. Smith
'Hangman' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 December, 2017
Movie Review: One Word For 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' Epic by Todd A. Smith
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 15 December, 2017
Film Review: 'The Shape of Water' Weirdly Fascinating by Todd A. Smith
'The Shape of Water' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 15 December, 2017
All Testimonies Include Never Giving Up by Todd A. Smith
Blessings often closer than they appear
Published: Friday 08 December, 2017
Malia Obama Needs To Find Real Friends by Todd A. Smith
Malia Obama has to realize fake friends pretend very well, that makes her a target
Published: Friday 01 December, 2017
Film Review: Denzel Weird, Great in 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' by Todd A. Smith
'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 22 November, 2017
Film Review: 'Darkest Hour' Shows Other Side of 'Dunkirk' Equally Riveting by Todd A. Smith
'Darkest Hour' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Wednesday 22 November, 2017
Movie Review: 'Justice League' Pulls Off Resurrection Act by Todd A. Smith
'Justice League' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 November, 2017
Film Review: 'Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba' Deserves Worldwide Recognition by Todd A. Smith
'Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 November, 2017
Film Review: 'I, Tonya' Infamously Good by Todd A. Smith
'I, Tonya' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 17 November, 2017
Movie Review: 'Murder On The Orient Express' Will Keep Audiences Guessing by Todd A. Smith
'Murder On The Orient Express' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 10 November, 2017
When Chasing Dreams, Do Not Listen to All Advice by Todd A. Smith
People should not have your ear if they have not heard God’s calling on your life
Published: Friday 10 November, 2017
Actor GregAlan Williams Discusses Novel, Harvey Weinstein, Future by Todd A. Smith
Actor/author GregAlan Williams recently visited National Black Book Festival to promote novel, ‘Heart of a Woman’
Published: Friday 03 November, 2017
Movie Review: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Cool, Amusing Despite Formula by Todd A. Smith
'Thor: Ragnarok' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 03 November, 2017
Film Review: 'LBJ' Deserves Much Better Biopic by Todd A. Smith
'LBJ' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 03 November, 2017
Film Review: 'Thank You For Your Service' Painfully Powerful by Todd A. Smith
'Thank You For Your Service' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 27 October, 2017
Movie Review: 'Suburbicon' No American Dream by Todd A. Smith
'Suburbicon' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 27 October, 2017
Film Review: 'Only The Brave' Captures True Heroism, Selflessness by Todd A. Smith
'Only The Brave' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 October, 2017
Film Review: 'The Snowman' Mysteriously Mediocre by Todd A. Smith
'The Snowman' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 October, 2017
Film Review: Deep Throat's POV Depicted in 'Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House' by Todd A. Smith
'Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 20 October, 2017
National Anthem Kneeling Not Disrespectful Gesture by Todd A. Smith
Kneeling usually seen as gesture of respect, commitment and submission
Published: Friday 13 October, 2017
Film Review: 'Marshall' Biopic All Around Brilliant by Todd A. Smith
'Marshall' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 October, 2017
Film Review: 'Professor Marston, Wonder Women' Wonderfully Freaky, Magnificent by Todd A. Smith
'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 October, 2017
Movie Review: Even Non Sci-Fi Fans Will Enjoy 'Blade Runner 2049' by Todd A. Smith
'Blade Runner 2049' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 October, 2017
Americans, Do Not Wait For Tragedies To Unite by Todd A. Smith
Americans should stay united even when things seem well
Published: Friday 06 October, 2017
Taylor Construction Management Continues Partnership With Texas A&M System by Todd A. Smith
Taylor Construction Management provides project management, code inspection services
Published: Friday 29 September, 2017
NFL Stars Should Avoid Teams That Did Not Condemn Trump by Todd A. Smith
If NFL owners condone Trump's divisive comments, NFL players should not condone owners lack of action
Published: Friday 29 September, 2017
Film Review: Elba, Winslet Come Up Big in 'The Mountain Between Us' by Todd A. Smith
'The Mountain Between Us' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 29 September, 2017
Young Black Tech Genius Nile Dixon Changing Narrative, His Community by Todd A. Smith
Colby College student Nile Dixon using his tech ingenuity to help his community
Published: Friday 22 September, 2017
By Not Playing Super Bowl, Jay-Z Shows He Will Not Be NFL's Token by Todd A. Smith
Rapper Jay-Z allegedly turns down Super Bowl performance to show solidarity with former QB Colin Kaepernick
Published: Friday 22 September, 2017
Movie Review: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Will Gain New Fans by Todd A. Smith
'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 22 September, 2017
Film Review: 'American Assassin' Killer Of Movie by Todd A. Smith
'American Assassin' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 15 September, 2017
Film Review: 'mother!' Too Weird For Own Good by Todd A. Smith
'mother!' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 15 September, 2017
Movie Review: 'It' Will Scare The It Out Of Moviegoers by Todd A. Smith
'It' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 08 September, 2017
Film Review: 'Crown Heights' Cautionary Tale For All Black Men by Todd A. Smith
'Crown Heights' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Tuesday 05 September, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Affected Pastors, Christians Too by Todd A. Smith
Criticism of Christian pastors like Joel Osteen in Hurricane Harvey aftermath unfair, uninformed
Published: Friday 01 September, 2017
Film Review: 'Good Time' Not Good As Predecessors by Todd A. Smith
'Good Time' receives rating of two out of two crowns
Published: Friday 25 August, 2017
Film Review: 'The Only Living Boy In New York' Just Serviceable by Todd A. Smith
'The Only Living Boy in New York' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 25 August, 2017
African-Americans Speak On Removal Of Confederate Monuments by Todd A. Smith
Many African-Americans favor removal of all Confederate monuments, while others want them to remain
Published: Friday 18 August, 2017
White Lives Matter? Thought All Lives Mattered by Todd A. Smith
Response to Black Lives Matter was often All Lives Matter; response to White Live Matter therefore should be same
Published: Friday 18 August, 2017
Film Review: 'Step' Continues Hollywood's Recent Trend of Capturing Black Girl Magic by Todd A. Smith
'Step' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 11 August, 2017
Play Review: 'Games Women Play' Writer Playing No Games on Urban Theater Scene by Todd A. Smith
'Games Women Play' receives rating of three out of three crowns
Published: Friday 11 August, 2017
Movie Review: 'The Dark Tower' Rises With Typical Hollywood Storyline by Todd A. Smith
'The Dark Tower' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 04 August, 2017
Movie Review: Halle Berry Puts New Twist on 'Kidnap' Tale by Todd A. Smith
'Kidnap' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 04 August, 2017
Film Review: 'An Inconvenient Sequel' Proves Inconvenience Sometimes Necessary by Todd A. Smith
'An Inconvenient Sequel' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 04 August, 2017
Fla., Iowa, Va. Should Follow Ala.'s Lead on Ex-Felon Voting Rights by Todd A. Smith
Lawsuit seeks to place ex-felons back on Ala. voting rolls
Published: Friday 28 July, 2017
Film Review: Bigelow's 'Detroit' Is Hard To Watch Brilliance by Todd A. Smith
'Detroit' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 28 July, 2017
Should Men Receive Spousal Support From Ex-Wives? Fellas Debate by Todd A. Smith
Men debate whether ex-husbands should receive spousal support from ex-wives
Published: Friday 21 July, 2017
Movie Review: 'Girls Trip' Perfectly Captures Black Girl Magic by Todd A. Smith
'Girls Trip' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 July, 2017
TV Review: New Seasons of 'Ballers,' 'Insecure' Begin With Bang by Todd A. Smith
New seasons of 'Ballers,' 'Insecure' begin July 23 on HBO
Published: Friday 21 July, 2017
Film Review: 'Dunkirk' Just Adds to Christopher Nolan's Genius by Todd A. Smith
'Dunkirk' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 21 July, 2017
Dejuan Guillory's Past Should Have Nothing To Do With His Death by Todd A. Smith
In death, Black men like Dejuan Guillory should not always be judged by past indiscretions
Published: Friday 14 July, 2017
Like African-Americans, Cops Should Not Be Painted With Broad Brush by Todd A. Smith
Like all groups, there are good, bad police officers
Published: Friday 07 July, 2017
Movie Review: Holland, Marvel Studios Deliver in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' by Todd A. Smith
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 07 July, 2017
Film Review: 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Up For Battle For Summer Blockbuster Supremacy by Todd A. Smith
'War for the Planet of the Apes' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Thursday 29 June, 2017
Film Review: Baby Faced Actor Steals Show From Foxx, Spacey in 'Baby Driver' by Todd A. Smith
'Baby Driver' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 28 June, 2017
Nothing More to Say After Verdict in Philando Castile Death by Todd A. Smith
Philando Castile did everything right, still died with no accountability for officer
Published: Friday 23 June, 2017
Movie Review: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Does Not Measure Up by Todd A. Smith
'Transformers: The Last Knight' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 23 June, 2017
Washington NFL Team Name Legal But Not Morally Right by Todd A. Smith
Washington NFL team nickname should change to Red Cloud
Published: Friday 23 June, 2017
Film Review: 'All Eyez on Me' Humanizes Tupac Shakur by Todd A. Smith
'All Eyez on Me' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 16 June, 2017
Kevin Durant, LeBron Hated Because They Know Their Power, Worth by Todd A. Smith
Young athletes like Kevin Durant put equal emphasis on business as basketball
Published: Friday 16 June, 2017
Movie Review: 'The Mummy' Does Not Have Enough Life to Overtake 'Wonder Woman' by Todd A. Smith
'The Mummy' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 09 June, 2017
Film Review: Predictability Prevents 'Megan Leavey' From Being Great by Todd A. Smith
'Megan Leavey' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 June, 2017
Movie Review: 'Wonder Woman' Does Wonders For DC's Rep by Todd A. Smith
'Wonder Woman' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 02 June, 2017
N.Y. Politician Valerie Smith No Pioneer for Using N-Word by Todd A. Smith
Valerie Smith should be unelectable for using n-word to describe Black constituency
Published: Friday 02 June, 2017
Threats to Lynch Blacks Like Congressman Al Green Scare No One by Todd A. Smith
Congressman Al Green, other Black politicians have power that offends bigots
Published: Friday 26 May, 2017
Movie Review: 'Baywatch' More Watchable, Enjoyable Than Expected by Todd A. Smith
'Baywatch' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 26 May, 2017
Black Hollywood Should Give Mo'Nique Another Chance by Todd A. Smith
Despite controversy, Black Hollywood owes Mo'Nique second chance because they have history of looking out for own
Published: Friday 19 May, 2017
Movie Review: 'Alien: Covenant' Has All Elements to Be Smash by Todd A. Smith
'Alien: Covenant' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 19 May, 2017
Film Review: Chuck Wepner Boxing Biopic Cautionary Tale About Stress of Success by Todd A. Smith
'Chuck' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 19 May, 2017
Carl Lewis Has The Perfect Method to Train Runners by Todd A. Smith
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, The Perfect Method team up to bring track training to living rooms
Published: Friday 12 May, 2017
Film Review: 'The Wall' Shows How Soldiers Will Run Through Wall For Freedom by Todd A. Smith
'The Wall' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 12 May, 2017
Film Review: 'King Arthur: Legend of The Sword' Reminiscent of Other Legendary Tales by Todd A. Smith
'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 12 May, 2017
Residents Have to Admit Racism in Boston Very Real Thing by Todd A. Smith
Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones just latest athlete subjected to racism in Boston
Published: Friday 05 May, 2017
Film Review: 'Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of New York Fixer' Cautionary Tale by Todd A. Smith
'Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 05 May, 2017
Movie Review: 'The Dinner' Not Very Appetizing by Todd A. Smith
'The Dinner' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 05 May, 2017
Alleged Killings By Kori Ali Muhammad Should Force Folks to Rethink Whether Minorities Can Be Racist by Todd A. Smith
Kori Ali Muhammad's alleged killings should put him in same category as Dylann Roof, others
Published: Friday 28 April, 2017
Movie Review: Heigl Delivers Unforgettably Crazy Performance in 'Unforgettable' by Todd A. Smith
'Unforgettable' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 28 April, 2017
Steve Stephens Rampage Shows Black Male Mental Health Matters by Todd A. Smith
Steve Stephens allegedly murdered Robert Godwin, Sr. in Cleveland before taking own life in Erie, Pa.
Published: Friday 21 April, 2017
Movie Review: Hammer Saves 'Free Fire' From Total Destruction by Todd A. Smith
'Free Fire' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 21 April, 2017
Movie Review: 'The Fate of the Furious' Gets Ride Back on Track by Todd A. Smith
'The Fate of the Furious' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 April, 2017
Film Review: 'Gifted' Typical Feel Good Flick, That's Not Bad Thing by Todd A. Smith
'Gifted' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 April, 2017
Film Review: 'The Lost City of Z' Finds Sense of Humanity by Todd A. Smith
'The Lost City of Z' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 April, 2017
With More Diversity, Pepsi Commercial Fiasco Could've Been Avoided by Todd A. Smith
More diverse staff could have warned execs that Pepsi commercial would lead to controversy
Published: Friday 07 April, 2017
Film Review: 'Going in Style' Hilarious, Geriatric Version of 'Set it Off' by Todd A. Smith
'Going in Style' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 07 April, 2017
Film Review: 'Dara Ju' Shines Because of Portrayal of Normal Life, Struggles by Todd A. Smith
'Dara Ju' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 31 March, 2017
Film Review: How 'The Zookeeper's Wife' Outsmarted Hitler's Regime by Todd A. Smith
'The Zookeeper's Wife' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 31 March, 2017
If 'Coming to America 2' Happens, What Should Be Storyline? by Todd A. Smith
Fans debate what should happen in 'Coming to America 2' if sequel to classic ever happens
Published: Friday 24 March, 2017
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