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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: 'Captain America: Civil War' Excellent Dream Team Performance by Todd A. Smith
'Captain America: Civil War' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 May, 2016
DVD Review: 'Dirty Grandpa' Filthy Funny, But Formulaic by Todd A. Smith
'Dirty Grandpa' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 May, 2016
With Respect to WWII, Civil Rights Movement Greatest Generation by Todd A. Smith
Young leaders of Civil Rights Movement should be considered greatest generation
Published: Friday 29 April, 2016
Play Review: 'The Christians' Effectively Tackles Subject Many Afraid to Touch by Todd A. Smith
'The Christians' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 29 April, 2016
Regal Celebrates Best Song From Prince's 39 Studio Albums by Todd A. Smith
Superstar musician Prince died April 21 at age of 57
Published: Friday 22 April, 2016
Movie Review: 'The Adderall Diaries' Fails to Reach Potential by Todd A. Smith
'The Adderall Diaries' receives a rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 April, 2016
Despite Naysayers Like Gene Simmons, N.W.A Deserves Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Todd A. Smith
N.W.A inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 28 years after ‘Straight Outta Compton’
Published: Friday 15 April, 2016
Movie Review: Third Time's Charm for 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' by Todd A. Smith
'Barbershop: The Next Cut' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 15 April, 2016
Kris Jenkins' One Shining Moment Microcosm for Life by Todd A. Smith
Kris Jenkins of Villanova proves one shining moment in life can occur by maintaining positive attitude
Published: Friday 08 April, 2016
Movie Review: 'The Boss' Solidifies McCarthy's Position as Boss Lady of Comedy by Todd A. Smith
'The Boss' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 08 April, 2016
2016 Final Four Coaches Roundtable by Todd A. Smith
Regal chats with 2016 Final Four coaches Roy Williams, Lon Kruger, Jim Boeheim and Jay Wright
Published: Friday 01 April, 2016
GOP Establishment to Blame for Donald Trump Fiasco by Todd A. Smith
Angry Republican rhetoric throughout Obama’s presidency has resulted in Trump’s success
Published: Friday 01 April, 2016
Film Review: 'Eye in the Sky' Brilliantly Captures War on Terrorism by Todd A. Smith
'Eye in the Sky' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 01 April, 2016
Kentucky Should Rename Rupp Arena by Todd A. Smith
Rupp Arena honors legendary coach with less than legendary record on racial equality
Published: Friday 25 March, 2016
Film Review: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' Ingenuity at its Best by Todd A. Smith
'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 25 March, 2016
DVD Review: 'Room' Contains Mansion Size Talent, Great Performances by Todd A. Smith
'Room' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 March, 2016
Hard to Say Racism Nonexistent After Kam Chancellor 911 Call by Todd A. Smith
Kam Chancellor 911 call shows prejudice some people secretely harbor
Published: Friday 11 March, 2016
Movie Review: 'The Perfect Match' Good, Dramatic Version of 'Boomerang' by Todd A. Smith
'The Perfect Match' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 11 March, 2016
Thanks to Classism, Prejudice Exists at HBCUs Too by Todd A. Smith
Black students just as likely to experience prejudice at Historically Black Colleges, Universities as at predominately White institutions
Published: Friday 04 March, 2016
Movie Review: 'London Has Fallen' One Huge Adrenaline Rush by Todd A. Smith
'London Has Fallen' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 04 March, 2016
Movie Review: Tina Fey Breaks Out of Box in 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' by Todd A. Smith
'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 04 March, 2016
Gospel Producer Asaph Ward Speaks on Kirk Franklin, Kanye and Church by Todd A. Smith
Asaph Ward participated in 2016 Gospel Heritage International Worship Summit Feb. 18-20
Published: Friday 26 February, 2016
Movie Review: 'Triple 9' Adds New Dynamic to Crooked Cop Tale by Todd A. Smith
'Triple 9' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 26 February, 2016
Film Review: Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race' Wins Two Races by Todd A. Smith
'Race' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 19 February, 2016
Film Review: 'Risen' Will Be Transformative for Nonbelievers by Todd A. Smith
'Risen' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 19 February, 2016
Beyonce' Boycott OK; Comparing KKK, Black Panthers Not So Much by Todd A. Smith
Misinformation leads to a lot of racial strife in America
Published: Friday 12 February, 2016
Movie Review: 'Deadpool' Funniest Marvel Movie to Date by Todd A. Smith
'Deadpool' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 12 February, 2016
Movie Review: Not Much Good to Say About 'Zoolander 2' by Todd A. Smith
'Zoolander 2' receives rating of one out of four crowns
Published: Friday 12 February, 2016
Play Review: Alley Theatre's 'All the Way' Gives LBJ Much Deserved Spotlight by Todd A. Smith
'All the Way' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 05 February, 2016
Film Review: 'Hail, Caesar!'s' Ehrenreich Only Star Performance from All-Star Cast by Todd A. Smith
'Hail, Caesar!' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 05 February, 2016
Uniqueness of Cam Newton Will Have Him Go Down in NFL History by Todd A. Smith
Cam Newton, like all trendsetters, will face early unwarranted scrutiny
Published: Friday 29 January, 2016
Film Review: 'The Finest Hours' Fine Tale of Survival by Todd A. Smith
'The Finest Hours' receives a rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 29 January, 2016
Honoring MLK's Legacy By Rebuilding Community by Todd A. Smith
Volunteers refurbish Blue Triangle Community Center ahead of 2016 Final Four
Published: Friday 22 January, 2016
Artist Dubelyoo Takes Urban Illustration, Hip-Hop Art to Mainstream by Todd A. Smith
Artists like Dubelyoo team up with hip-hop star Twista for Art, Beats and Lyrics tour
Published: Friday 15 January, 2016
Movie Review: 'Ride Along 2' Too Similar to Other Films by Todd A. Smith
'Ride Along 2' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 15 January, 2016
Applaud President Barack Obama for Doing Something About Gun Control by Todd A. Smith
If gun control executive orders stop one murder, it is worth it
Published: Friday 08 January, 2016
Film Review: 'The Revenant' Realest Performance of Leonardo DiCaprio's Career by Todd A. Smith
'The Revenant' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 08 January, 2016
TV Review: 24 Hour Days Only Thing That Will Stop 'Shades of Blue' by Todd A. Smith
'Shades of Blue' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Thursday 07 January, 2016
2015 Regal King Awarded to Cornelius Wright, Jr. of Mufasa's Pride by Todd A. Smith
Mufasa's Pride is Houston-based organization mentoring young Black males
Published: Wednesday 30 December, 2015
Film Review: 'Concussion' Will Make You Look at Football Differently by Todd A. Smith
'Concussion' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 23 December, 2015
Film Review: Will Ferrell Sticks to Script in 'Daddy's Home' by Todd A. Smith
'Daddy's Home' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 23 December, 2015
What Would've Happened if Malcolm X Lived Past Feb. 21, 1965? by Todd A. Smith
At time of assassination, Malcolm X had begun working with U.N., sought to work with Martin Luther King, Jr.
Published: Friday 18 December, 2015
Film Review: 'The Big Short' Will Have One Questioning Their Intelligence by Todd A. Smith
'The Big Short' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 December, 2015
Film Review: Force is With 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' by Todd A. Smith
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Thursday 17 December, 2015
New Organization Stay Curvy Aims To Alter Beauty Definition by Todd A. Smith
Stay Curvy attempts to help all women embrace their beauty and men can help with mission
Published: Friday 11 December, 2015
Antonin Scalia Shows He's 'Slow' When it Comes to Race Issues by Todd A. Smith
Justice Antonin Scalia should recuse himself from affirmative action case because of controversial comments
Published: Friday 11 December, 2015
Film Review: Hemsworth Does Whale of Job in 'In the Heart of the Sea' by Todd A. Smith
'In the Heart of the Sea' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 11 December, 2015
Black Super PAC Key to Black Lives Matter Success by Todd A. Smith
Black Super PAC could sway voters to remove politicians who ignore plight of community
Published: Friday 04 December, 2015
Film Review: 'Chi-Raq' Lee's Most Important Film Since 'X' by Todd A. Smith
'Chi-Raq' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 04 December, 2015
Despite Attacks on Black Community, Peace Still Necessary by Todd A. Smith
Black community must remember lessons taught by MLK, others during our current movement for justice
Published: Wednesday 25 November, 2015
Film Review: 'Creed' Adds Strong New Branch to 'Rocky' Family Tree by Todd A. Smith
'Creed' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Wednesday 25 November, 2015
Film Review: Tom Hardy Delivers Two Legendary Performances in 'Legend' by Todd A. Smith
'Legend' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Wednesday 25 November, 2015
Why Is Christianity Only Religion Blamed for Black Enslavement? by Todd A. Smith
Christianity, along with religions like Islam, guilty of enslavement of Black people
Published: Friday 20 November, 2015
Mizzou Protest Proves Financial Power of Black Community by Todd A. Smith
Mizzou protest succeeded because of threat of lost football revenue
Published: Thursday 12 November, 2015
Movie Review: 'My All American' Familiar Story, Great Result by Todd A. Smith
'My All American' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Thursday 12 November, 2015
Discriminatory Jury Selection Could Have Impact on High Black Incarceration Rates by Todd A. Smith
Jury selection has to be non-discriminatory to ensure jury of one’s peers
Published: Friday 06 November, 2015
Movie Review: Bond Battles Big Brother in 'Spectre' by Todd A. Smith
'Spectre' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 November, 2015
School Resource Officer Shows How Men Shouldn't Treat Females by Todd A. Smith
Those who support actions of school resource officer Ben Fields condoning violence against women
Published: Friday 30 October, 2015
Movie Review: 'Burnt' Sizzles with Redemptive Lessons by Todd A. Smith
'Burnt' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 30 October, 2015
Biden 2016 Bid Might've Been Detrimental to Black America by Todd A. Smith
Support for war on drugs would have made Biden 2016 presidential run tricky for Black voters
Published: Friday 23 October, 2015
Entertainment Industry Continues Perfect Timing with 'Labyrinth of Lies' by Todd A. Smith
'Labyrinth of Lies' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 23 October, 2015
Film Review: Elba Not As Beastly As Attah in 'Beasts of No Nation' by Todd A. Smith
'Beasts of No Nation' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Thursday 15 October, 2015
Film Review: Michael Fassbender Does Good Job in 'Steve Jobs' by Todd A. Smith
'Steve Jobs' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Thursday 15 October, 2015
Film Review: 'Bridge of Spies' Tom Hanks' Most Important Role by Todd A. Smith
'Bridge of Spies' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Thursday 15 October, 2015
MPAC: Roland Martin, Rushion McDonald's Tips for Succeeding in Entertainment Industry by Todd A. Smith
MPAC Empowerment Tour one-stop shop for those aspiring to greatness in entertainment industry
Published: Friday 09 October, 2015
Calling Slaves Immigrant Workers Does Disservice to Our Ancestors by Todd A. Smith
World Geography textbook referring to Black slaves as immigrant workers shows historical ignorance
Published: Friday 09 October, 2015
Film Review: '99 Homes' Equals 99 Forms of Evil by Todd A. Smith
'99 Homes' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 October, 2015
Is Society Dropping Ball on Reality of Women Raping Men? by Todd A. Smith
Stats for women raping men at a staggering 46 percent for male sexual abuse victims
Published: Friday 02 October, 2015
Movie Review: 'The Martian' Right On Time by Todd A. Smith
'The Martian' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 02 October, 2015
Viola Davis' Emmy, Successful Black Dramas Will Lead to More Opportunities by Todd A. Smith
Success of Viola Davis, Black late night soap operas should lead to more gigs for Black talent
Published: Friday 25 September, 2015
Film Review: 'Sicario' Shows Another Side of Underworld by Todd A. Smith
'Sicario' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 25 September, 2015
Film Review: 'Black Mass' Perfects Art of Snitching by Todd A. Smith
'Black Mass' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 September, 2015
Film Review: And Oscar for Best Cinematography Goes to 'Everest' by Todd A. Smith
'Everest' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 September, 2015
Learn How To Succeed in Entertainment Business at MPAC Tour by Todd A. Smith
Entertainment MPAC tour will feature learning sessions from celebrities like Roland Martin, Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley
Published: Friday 11 September, 2015
Mourn Darren Goforth but Blaming Black Lives Matter Playing Race Card by Todd A. Smith
Blaming Black Lives Matter movement for Deputy Darren Goforth’s death epitome of playing race card
Published: Friday 04 September, 2015
Film Review: 'The Transporter Refueled' Drops Ball on Timely Subject by Todd A. Smith
'The Transporter Refueled' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 04 September, 2015
Film Review: 'The Prank' Shows Enormous Potential of New Filmmaker by Todd A. Smith
'The Prank' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 04 September, 2015
If Confederate Soldiers Can Have Street, So Should Sandra Bland by Todd A. Smith
American cities have history of naming streets after controversial figures
Published: Friday 28 August, 2015
Movie Review: 'No Escape' Owen Wilson's Best Performance By Far by Todd A. Smith
'No Escape' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 28 August, 2015
White Movies Shot Up, Security Increased at Black Movie; SMH by Todd A. Smith
Extra security not necessary at ‘Straight Outta Compton’
Published: Friday 21 August, 2015
Film Review: 'Hitman: Agent 47' Leaves Much to be Desired by Todd A. Smith
'Hitman: Agent 47' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 August, 2015
Christian Taylor Wrong, But Did Not Deserve Death by Todd A. Smith
Although Christian Taylor wrong for behavior, his actions did not warrant death sentence from cop
Published: Friday 14 August, 2015
Film Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' Another Classic for Ruthless Posse by Todd A. Smith
'Straight Outta Compton' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 August, 2015
Film Review: 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Adds Smoothness to Spy Genre by Todd A. Smith
'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 August, 2015
Rockets Legend Robert Reid Reflects on Career, Threat 1986 Team Posed to NBA by Todd A. Smith
Several unfortunate incidents left Robert Reid, 1985-86 Houston Rockets without ring
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Samuel DuBose Death Shows Compliance Doesn't Always Save Black Lives by Todd A. Smith
Killing of Samuel DuBose shows many need to go back to drawing board with solutions to police brutality
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Movie Review: 'Fantastic Four' Not Fantastic by Todd A. Smith
'Fantastic Four' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Movie Review: Bar for 'Dark Places' Set Too High with 'Gone Girl' by Todd A. Smith
'Dark Places' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Weaves, Relaxers Examples of Black America Committing Cultural Appropriation by Todd A. Smith
African-Americans shouldn't get angry when other races commit cultural appropriation because we do it too
Published: Friday 31 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Vacation' from Hell Can Still Produce Euphoric Laughs by Todd A. Smith
'Vacation' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 31 July, 2015
We Need More Sandra Blands Alive, On Front Line by Todd A. Smith
Sandra Bland death one more casualty of war in battle against police brutality
Published: Friday 24 July, 2015
Film Review: 'Southpaw' Microcosm of Enduring Fight of Life by Todd A. Smith
'Southpaw' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 24 July, 2015
Top Songs By The Jacksons Not Named Michael or Janet by Todd A. Smith
RegalMag.com ranks top 10 songs by The Jacksons without their more famous siblings
Published: Friday 17 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Ant-Man' Best Marvel Adaptation to Date by Todd A. Smith
'Ant-Man' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Self/Less' Depicts Selfish Desire for Worldly Immortality by Todd A. Smith
'Self/Less' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 10 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'The Gallows' Gets Death Sentence by Todd A. Smith
'The Gallows' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 10 July, 2015
Black Churches Should Rebuild Physically, Spiritually and Politically by Todd A. Smith
Black churches need to return to leadership role in community
Published: Friday 03 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Terminator Genisys' Just OK, Not Good by Todd A. Smith
'Terminator Genisys' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 03 July, 2015
City of Charleston, S.C. Should Receive Nobel Peace Prize Consideration by Todd A. Smith
Residents of Charleston, S.C. have shown world how to unite in love when attacked by hate
Published: Friday 26 June, 2015
Film Review: 'Ted 2' Great for Those Who Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously by Todd A. Smith
'Ted 2' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 26 June, 2015
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