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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.
Lil Boosie Should Turn Self-Hatred into Self-Accountability by Todd A. Smith
Controversial comments by rapper Lil Boosie expose self-hatred
Published: Friday 17 October, 2014
Movie Review: 'Fury' Beautifully Brutal, Honest by Todd A. Smith
'Fury' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 17 October, 2014
Review: 'Kill the Messenger' Exposes Ugly Truth About Hypocritical Govt. by Todd A. Smith
'Kill the Messenger' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 10 October, 2014
Movie Review: 'Dracula Untold' Better Left Untold by Todd A. Smith
'Dracula Untold' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 10 October, 2014
Film Review: 'Gone Girl' Best Thriller of 2014 by Todd A. Smith
'Gone Girl' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 03 October, 2014
Film Review: Although Just a Doll, 'Annabelle' Gives Chills by Todd A. Smith
'Annabelle' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 03 October, 2014
Film Review: 'The Good Lie' Puts Life in Perspective by Todd A. Smith
'The Good Lie' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 03 October, 2014
Film Review: 'Left Behind' Leaves Much Needed Message by Todd A. Smith
'Left Behind' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 03 October, 2014
Male Victims of Domestic Violence Need Empathy Too by Todd A. Smith
Male victims of domestic violence deserve attention like female victims
Published: Friday 26 September, 2014
Adrian Peterson Wrong, But Corporal Punishment Still Needed by Todd A. Smith
Sometimes corporal punishment necessary depending on situation
Published: Friday 19 September, 2014
Movie Review: 'The Equalizer' Equals Other Denzel Washington Classics by Todd A. Smith
'The Equalizer' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 19 September, 2014
TV Review: PBS' 'Finding Your Roots' Simply Fascinating by Todd A. Smith
'Finding Your Roots' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 19 September, 2014
Comments by Bruce Levenson of Atlanta Hawks not Racist by Todd A. Smith
Former Hawks owner Bruce Levensonís comments only reflect reality of racism in American culture
Published: Friday 12 September, 2014
Movie Review: 'The Drop' Perfect Farewell for James Gandolfini by Todd A. Smith
'The Drop' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 12 September, 2014
Houston's Lamar H.S. Raising Funds for Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip by Todd A. Smith
Houstonís Lamar High soccer team seeking donations for winter trip to Great Britain
Published: Friday 05 September, 2014
'The November Man' Won't Win Thriller Marathon by Todd A. Smith
'The November Man' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 29 August, 2014
New Filmmaker Uses Faith, Intuition to Realize Dreams by Todd A. Smith
Marcus Freeman seeking backers for short film, ĎThe Prankí
Published: Friday 29 August, 2014
Filmmaker Thomas Carter Dominating Sports Biopic Genre by Todd A. Smith
Thomas Carter talks to Regal about what he looks for when directing sports biopics, 'When the Game Stands Tall'
Published: Friday 22 August, 2014
Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' Doesn't Stand up to Competition by Todd A. Smith
'When the Game Stands Tall' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 August, 2014
Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Only Has Killer Graphics by Todd A. Smith
'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 22 August, 2014
Killing of Black Men: Am I Next? by Todd A. Smith
Killing of Black men puts all of us at risk
Published: Friday 15 August, 2014
Film Review: 'The Expendables 3' Resurrection for Snipes by Todd A. Smith
'The Expendables 3' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 15 August, 2014
Film: 'The Trip to Bountiful' Available on DVD by Todd A. Smith
'The Trip to Bountiful' receives rating of two out four crowns
Published: Friday 15 August, 2014
Actor Darrin Henson Pays it Forward with Fundraising Events by Todd A. Smith
Talented actor raising money to preserve African American museum, award scholarships to college freshman
Published: Friday 15 August, 2014
Movie Review: Dwayne Johnson Shows Giant Ability in 'Hercules' by Todd A. Smith
'Hercules' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 15 August, 2014
Movie Review: 'Lucy' Definitely Not Lovable by Todd A. Smith
'Lucy' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 15 August, 2014
Film Review: 'Get on Up' Life-Changing Role for Boseman by Todd A. Smith
'Get on Up' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 15 August, 2014
Astros OF L.J. Hoes on Increasing Black Interest in Baseball by Todd A. Smith
L.J. Hoes of Houston Astros discusses impact of Black talent on team
Published: Friday 18 July, 2014
Movie Review: 'The Purge: Anarchy' Makes One Think by Todd A. Smith
'The Purge: Anarchy' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 18 July, 2014
Movie Review: 'Sex Tape' Goes a Little Too Far by Todd A. Smith
'Sex Tape' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 18 July, 2014
Non-Blacks Can Never Use N-Word by Todd A. Smith
Columnist James Lincoln Collier, rapper Iggy Azalea have no business using N-word
Published: Friday 11 July, 2014
Money for Refugees Should Be Used on Inner City Kids by Todd A. Smith
Although many Latin American kids seek to escape violence, many in America face same dilemma
Published: Friday 11 July, 2014
Film Review: 'Deliver Us from Evil' Definitely Delivers by Todd A. Smith
'Deliver Us from Evil' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 02 July, 2014
Film Review: 'Think Like a Man Too' Stands on its Own by Todd A. Smith
'Think Like a Man Too' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 June, 2014
Terrence J Draws Inspiration From Movie Character by Todd A. Smith
Terrence Jís character in 'Think Like a Man' franchise inspired his memoir
Published: Friday 20 June, 2014
Will Packer Responds to Sexist Label for 'Think' Franchise by Todd A. Smith
Will Packer does not believe it's sexist for women to think like men, vice versa
Published: Friday 20 June, 2014
'Jersey Boys' Movie Review: Gangster/Musical Has Mass Appeal by Todd A. Smith
'Jersey Boys' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 June, 2014
Movie Review: '22 Jump Street' Funnier Than 21 by Todd A. Smith
'22 Jump Street' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 June, 2014
Drake Kicks Off Houston Appreciation Weekend by Todd A. Smith
Astros game first of many events for Drake's Houston Appreciation Weekend
Published: Friday 13 June, 2014
Houston's Arrow Academy Cream of Charter School Crop by Todd A. Smith
Houston's Arrow Academy offers alternative to traditional public school model
Published: Friday 13 June, 2014
Kevin Hart: 'I'm a Company. I'm a CEO' by Todd A. Smith
Kevin Hart concerned with content ownership and control, not fame
Published: Friday 06 June, 2014
Movie Review: Need to be 'Big Men' Comes from Greed by Todd A. Smith
'Big Men' documentary receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 June, 2014
Celebrating Maya Angelou, the Real Regal Queen by Todd A. Smith
Regal Magazine honors life, legacy of Maya Angelou
Published: Friday 30 May, 2014
Stephen A. Smith, Michael Eric Dyson Both Right on Black Plight by Todd A. Smith
Systemic racism is obvious, but self-accountability is whatís needed in Black community
Published: Friday 30 May, 2014
Movie Review: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Shows No End in Sight by Todd A. Smith
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 23 May, 2014
Review: 'Blended' Stresses Importance of Mother-Father Dynamic by Todd A. Smith
'Blended' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 23 May, 2014
'Belle' Depicts Predicament of Black Elite in 1700s Europe by Todd A. Smith
'Belle' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 16 May, 2014
Movie Review: 'Godzilla' a Colossal Success by Todd A. Smith
'Godzilla' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 16 May, 2014
Are Prisons Plantations Because of Prison Industrial Complex? by Todd A. Smith
Prison Industrial Complex makes jail place of profit, not rehabilitation
Published: Friday 09 May, 2014
'Neighbors' Shows Humor When Different Generations Collide by Todd A. Smith
'Neighbors' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 09 May, 2014
'Locke' Shows Problem With Realistic Films by Todd A. Smith
'Locke' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 May, 2014
Donald Sterling Rant Proves Existence of Plantation Mentality by Todd A. Smith
Racist comments by Donald Sterling show need for more Black ownership
Published: Friday 02 May, 2014
Luchiano Visconti Blazers Perfect for All Occasions by Todd A. Smith
Luchiano Visconti blazers can be worn with anything, for any occasion
Published: Friday 02 May, 2014
Even with Affirmative Action Ban, African Americans Will Thrive by Todd A. Smith
Michigan's affirmative action ban will have no long term effect on success of African Americans
Published: Friday 25 April, 2014
Review: Another Slave Film Notwithstanding, 'The Retrieval' Wins by Todd A. Smith
'The Retrieval' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 25 April, 2014
Marlon Wayans Tops Original in 'A Haunted House 2' by Todd A. Smith
'A Haunted House 2' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 April, 2014
Diddy Perfect Choice for Howard's Commencement Address by Todd A. Smith
College graduates should know degree does not guarantee success, but hustle will
Published: Friday 18 April, 2014
Don't Worry, Slave Era of Black Films Will Soon End by Todd A. Smith
Successful Black films usually part of a cycle; we are currently experiencing slave era of films
Published: Friday 18 April, 2014
Marlon Wayans Talks 'A Haunted House 2,' Working Sans Shawn by Todd A. Smith
Comedian discusses being able to do things his way, whether he succeeds or fails
Published: Friday 11 April, 2014
Movie Review: 'Draft Day' Goes Beyond NFL Status Quo by Todd A. Smith
'Draft Day' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 11 April, 2014
DeSean Jackson Should Not Leave the Hood Behind by Todd A. Smith
Celebrities like Jackson have opportunity to inspire millions from volatile backgrounds
Published: Friday 04 April, 2014
Enjoy 2 Free Screenings of Wayans' 'A Haunted House 2' by Todd A. Smith
Watch sequel to 'A Haunted House' starring Marlon Wayans before anyone else
Published: Friday 04 April, 2014
Enjoy Free Screening of 'Draft Day' Via Regal Magazine by Todd A. Smith
See latest sports flick starring Chadwick Boseman, Kevin Costner before anyone else
Published: Friday 04 April, 2014
Solomon Northup is America's Anne Frank by Todd A. Smith
Requiring students to read, watch Solomon Northup's "12 Years a Slave" will make younger generations fully understand America's biggest sin
Published: Friday 28 March, 2014
Movie Review: 'Sabotage' Represents Rebirth for Action Star by Todd A. Smith
'Sabotage' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 28 March, 2014
Actors Influencing HBCU Students with Toyota Green Initiative by Todd A. Smith
Tatyana Ali, Lance Gross encourage people to go green through Toyota Green Initiative
Published: Friday 21 March, 2014
Film Review: 'Divergent' Falls Short of 'Hunger Games' Barometer by Todd A. Smith
'Divergent' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 21 March, 2014
Movie Review: 'Bad Words' Makes for Good Laughs by Todd A. Smith
'Bad Words' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 March, 2014
From Houston to Hollywood: Nephew Tommy Living the Dream by Todd A. Smith
Comedian Nephew Tommy has plans to conquer TV, film
Published: Friday 14 March, 2014
TV Review: 'Crisis' Good Show, But Seems Limited by Todd A. Smith
'Crisis' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 March, 2014
Movie Review: '300: Rise of an Empire' Lost in Crowded Field by Todd A. Smith
'300: Rise of an Empire' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 07 March, 2014
Movie Review: 'The Bag Man' Doesn't Equal DeNiro Classics by Todd A. Smith
'The Bag Man' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 07 March, 2014
King Should Replace the N-Word as Our Term of Endearment by Todd A. Smith
The N-word does not properly represent our heritage as a people
Published: Friday 28 February, 2014
Movie Review: 'Non-Stop' Lives up to Name but Hard to Believe by Todd A. Smith
'Non-Stop' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 28 February, 2014
Regal Offers Free Passes to Advance Screening of NBC's 'Crisis' by Todd A. Smith
Along with advance screening of 'Crisis,' readers receive complimentary popcorn, soda
Published: Friday 28 February, 2014
J. Anthony Brown on Plight of Black Comedians, Houston Showcase by Todd A. Smith
J. Anthony Brown providing platform for talented Black comedians at Houston showcase
Published: Friday 21 February, 2014
White Privilege Killed Jordan Davis by Todd A. Smith
Michael Dunn's belief in White privilege led him to his confrontation with Florida teen
Published: Friday 21 February, 2014
'Pompeii' Perfect Combination of Guy, Chick Flick by Todd A. Smith
'Pompeii' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 21 February, 2014
'About Last Night' All About Kevin Hart by Todd A. Smith
'About Last Night' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 February, 2014
Smart, Sam Controversies Show America's Struggle with Diversity by Todd A. Smith
Marcus Smart, Michael Sam controversies microcosm of divided country
Published: Friday 14 February, 2014
Black MPAC Allows Young Actors to Learn from Established Stars by Todd A. Smith
Black MPAC acting workshop held by Jalene Mack, Wendy Raquel Robinson
Published: Friday 14 February, 2014
Getting to Know the Real Darrin Dewitt Henson by Todd A. Smith
Actor Darrin Dewitt Henson's goal for Black Hollywood is ownership, power
Published: Friday 07 February, 2014
'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' DVD a True Gem by Todd A. Smith
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' depicts everyday struggle of inner city youth
Published: Friday 07 February, 2014
Author Hopes to Give Platform to Black Male Sex Abuse Victims by Todd A. Smith
Author Wil Townsend will allow Black men to tell story of sexual abuse through upcoming book
Published: Friday 31 January, 2014
'Escape Plan' with Stallone, Schwarzenegger on Blu-ray Feb. 4 by Todd A. Smith
'Escape Plan' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 31 January, 2014
If Richard Sherman's a Thug, I Want to be a Thug Too by Todd A. Smith
Actions of Richard Sherman opposite of definition of a thug
Published: Friday 24 January, 2014
'Ride Along' Equals Hilarious Ride Thanks to Hart by Todd A. Smith
'Ride Along' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 January, 2014
'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Exposes Economic Terrorism Threat by Todd A. Smith
'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 January, 2014
Charlie Strong Should Take Jackie Robinson-Like Approach at UT by Todd A. Smith
Charlie Strong has to win with class, professionalism to find acceptance with Longhorns
Published: Friday 10 January, 2014
Intense an Understatement for 'Lone Survivor' by Todd A. Smith
'Lone Survivor' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 10 January, 2014
'Duck Dynasty' Controversy Teaches Tolerance Works Both Ways by Todd A. Smith
'Duck Dynasty' controversy brings light to discrimination against Christians
Published: Friday 03 January, 2014
'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Doesn't Sugarcoat Genius, Flaws by Todd A. Smith
'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 25 December, 2013
'Grudge Match' Deals With Baggage of Unique Family Dynamics by Todd A. Smith
'Grudge Match' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 25 December, 2013
'Anchorman 2' is Kind of a Big Deal by Todd A. Smith
'Anchorman 2' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 December, 2013
Dakota Watch Company Offers Inexpensive Gifts for Christmas by Todd A. Smith
Dakota Watch Company has products in every price range
Published: Friday 13 December, 2013
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lasts Long, Goes Nowhere by Todd A. Smith
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 13 December, 2013
Death of Nelson Mandela: Legacy of Forgiveness Should Continue by Todd A. Smith
Death of Nelson Mandela should not mean end of legacy of reconciliation
Published: Friday 06 December, 2013
'Black Nativity' an Enjoyable Christmas Musical by Todd A. Smith
'Black Nativity' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 29 November, 2013
'Homefront' Shows Length that Fathers Will Go to Protect Family by Todd A. Smith
'Homefront' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 29 November, 2013
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Misses Bar by Todd A. Smith
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 22 November, 2013
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