Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel

Kamal  'The Diva' Larsuel
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
3BlackChicks Enterprises, and our banner page, "3 Black Chicks...Review Flicks" (www.3blackchicks.com) started with a simple question: "Why are there 'no' nationally-known Black reviewers?" That "simple" question evolved--and still continues to evolve--into the form of the "3 Black Chicks Review..." project. First and foremost, it must be said: We Are Not A Monolith. Not the general We, and certainly not the three primary women who work on this project. We are as diverse as any three Black women on this planet could be, and yet, we each heard the question--"why?"--heard an answer--"why not us?"--and set about actualizing it. 3BlackChicks Enterprises consists of: Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel, a self-avowed "movie nut"; she provided the answer to the original question, and got the ball rolling on the project by putting the framework of the website together, with her amazing collection of historical boxoffice data and her seemingly-endless contacts list. Along with writing her reviews and "Diva's Daily Dish" for the site, Kamal acts as the publicity liason for 3BC Rose "Bams" Cooper, who describes herself as a curmudgeonly sort who has rarely met a movie she ever liked. Funny that she was the one who posed the question in the first place, eh? She has no tolerance for bad movies--no matter who's in 'em--and she has no problem saying so. Or walking out on one. Writing her movie reviews is only one part of her "job" with 3BC; she divides the rest of her time as the 3BC "WebChick", as well as composing articles for the "Beyond The Screen: Essays and Editorials on The Movie Experience" area of the site. Our third member is our "silent" partner, "LaLa"; concentrating on keeping the business end running smoothly, she hasn't had a chance to write reviews yet, though she plans on making periodic guest appearances. 3BlackChicks Enterprises prides itself on being "plain folks" with regard to our reviews, striving to keep in touch with the general movie-viewing audience--a factor which many professionally-paid reviewers, seem to forget. To that end, we have developed our "Viewer Voices" webboard (a web-based bulletin board system), and the "Guest Starring" feedback form, which allows our readers to submit their commentary on the movies they've seen; future plans include a chat room, for events-based, real-time communications with our readers. Through these and the other areas of our website, we hope to provide the webgoing reader with our unique spin, our "flava", if you will, on the movie business and beyond.Diversity being key, while we do focus on "Black" movies, we do not limit ourselves to them, as a glance at our ever-growing reviews archives, will show. Or, as we say in the vernacular, "Don't let the smooth taste fool ya: this ain't 'just' A Black Thing; neither is it 'just' A Chick Thing. Remember that Monolith dealie? It still holds true, so put your pre-conceived notions away, and check out our swerve. Dig?"
Publications: 3BlackChicks Review
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Near Seattle
Official Websites: 3blackchicks.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) J.J. Abrams and his crew have restored the shine to our beloved story.The Force is awakened, indeed. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
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19% Legion (2010) Why spend your money watching an extended trailer? - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2011
87% Inception (2010) See it more than once, you'll see something different every time. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2010
3/5 73% The Road (2009) This is a tough road to follow - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
2/5 85% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Bad Lieutenant, Bad! - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
2/5 39% 2012 (2009) At points, 2012 was tedious enough to make us feel like we were in the theater until 2012 - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
1/5 30% Gamer (2009) Wait for this one on Cable... jeez I'm saying that a lot. What is really going on in 2009? - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
5/5 77% Julie & Julia (2009) You might dismiss this as a "chick flick", but I think anyone can enjoy it. You don't have to leave your "Manly-Man" card at the door. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
1/5 64% Watchmen (2009) Watchmen? Watch paint dry? 6 in one hand a half a dozen in the other.. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
2/5 43% Robin Hood (2010) I'm thinking the title of the movie should be Ridley Scott's Robin Hood - How to make the English hate the French again. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
3/5 42% The Expendables (2010) It was a walk through 1984 and it was a pretty decent stroll. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
3/5 52% Knight & Day (2010) Is this the Knight to save the Summer movie season? - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
3/5 47% The Book of Eli (2010) The Book of Eli was missing a few chapters. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
3/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) Elementary, My dear readers. But not in a nice way. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4/5 32% The Lovely Bones (2009) I had a few bones to pick with the story. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
66% Date Night (2010) And a good time was had by all! - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
73% Iron Man 2 (2010) Still worth watching. Just set your bar a little lower. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
1/5 40% Armored (2009) You'd have to put me in a lock box to see it again. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2010
1/5 37% Surrogates (2009) I wish I had a surrogate to watch it for me. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2010
5/5 90% Zombieland (2009) I just might write my own 31 rules to live by. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2010
5/5 92% Ponyo (2009) Be bold enough to watch someone color outside the lines on purpose - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2010
1/5 24% Fame (2009) Fame! 2009 is destined to become famous for all the wrong reasons. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2010
3/5 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) New Moon was fully satisfying for the fans. I just happen to not be a fan. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2010
5/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) A Precious gem of a movie - fragile and strong at the same time. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2009
2/5 19% Obsessed (2009) Obsessed left me completely uninterested - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2009
5/5 83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Half-Blood is fully worth seeing. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
3/5 20% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Oh how the mighty have fallen%u2026 - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
1/5 78% The Hangover (2009) You'd have to be drunk... - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
5/5 98% Up (2009) Up, Up and Away - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
3/5 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) Terminated. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
5/5 94% Star Trek (2009) Star Trek knocked me over the moon. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
5/5 84% State of Play (2009) Well played sirs. Well played - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
3/5 56% 17 Again (2009) I'd never be 17 again. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
3/5 42% Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Race with your kids to see it. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
4/5 27% Madea Goes to Jail (2009) Madea's antics held me captive. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
1/5 No Score Yet South Park: Imaginationland: The Movie (2008) I would like to imagine a world without South Park. Ick - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
1/5 16% Max Payne (2008) Payneful - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
5/5 59% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Can I tell you a secret? This movie is *really* good. Grab Nana and go see it! - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
1/5 8% 10,000 B.C. (2008) 10,000 BC takes film making back to the stone age... - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
5/5 79% The Bank Job (2008) The Bank Job happily stole my attention - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
3/5 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) Light on plot, heavy on violence - Rambo isn't for everyone, however I think it perfectly appeals to the video game crowd. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
5/5 41% Hancock (2008) I have no problem signing on to recommend this. Get it? Signing on...John Hancock... nevermind. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
1/5 38% Transporter 3 (2008) I wanted to be transported out of the theater. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2008
71% Wanted (2008) I personally loved it. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
93% Iron Man (2008) Go see it. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
87% The Lookout (2007) Lookout for this one and grab it. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
23% Semi-Pro (2008) Semi-Pro offers nothing new. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
95% WALL-E (2008) The movie is so engaging that it just moves along and speech isn't needed. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2008
40% Speed Racer (2008) I never much cared for the cartoon. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2008
16% Untraceable (2008) I wouldn't spend my hard earned money on something that insults my intelligence this much. - 3BlackChicks Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008