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    Hedonistic Playboy Finds Limits in Offbeat Romp

    At first blush, this picture superficially reads like the typical opening of a Dragnet episode. After all, it is set in L.A. and starts with a voiceover informing the audience that what you are...

    A Frenetic Animated Adventure Strictly for Tykes

    Unfortunately, the brains behind the latest installment of this animated series abandoned the family-friendly formula which made it so popular with kids of all ages. Instead, they decided to produce a kitchen sink comedy...

    Romancing and Reminiscing Through the Holidays

    When released back in 1999, The Best Man was dismissed by some as merely an African-American variation on The Big Chill, and by others as the black male answer to the sassy sisters dishing the...

    Taraji P. Henson Stars as Trailblazer in Inspirational Biopic

    Catana Starks was serving as the female swim coach at Tennessee State University (TSU), when she learned that the school’s Athletic Director, Kendrick Paulsen, Jr. (Henry Simmons), was planning to form a golf team....

    Teens Forced to Compete in Fight to the Death in Futuristic Sci-Fi

    Picture a post-apocalyptic North America left devastated by a combination of fire, famine, drought and wars. The U.S. has collapsed only to be replaced by a centralized, totalitarian regime run with an iron fist...

    DVD Chronicles Career of Revered Reggae Icon

    When most people think of Bob Marley, what probably come to mind is reggae, Jamaica and marijuana. But how did a street urchin raised by a teen-mom in a country shack with no electricity...

    Streep Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance Impersonating Brit PM

    Over the course of her illustrious career, Meryl Streep has landed more Academy Award nominations (16 and counting) than any other thespian in history. Blessed not only with an enviable emotional range but a...

    Halle and Hanks Star in Film of Sci-Fi Best-Seller

    Based on David Mitchell’s groundbreaking novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas offers an intriguing and visually-captivating cinematic experience that’s well worth the investment for its unorthodox narrative alone. Be forewarned, however, that you...

    DVD Chronicles Chicago Poetry Slam

    Does the hip-hop style of rhyming and its down-to-earth subject-matter about life in the ‘hood deserve the same respect as the classical couplets of Keats and other lofty lyricists whose work benefits from ivory-towered...

    Vineyard Serves as Setting for “Fish Out of Water” Comedy

    Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso), a rising star at Goldman Sachs’ Manhattan office, never introduced any of his friends or family members to his relatively refined fiancée, Sabrina Watson, (Paula Patton), the whole time they...

    Morgan Freeman Shines in Bawdy, Geezer Romp

    Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline), inseparable since growing up in Flatbush back in the 1950s, have managed to remain close over the years despite the...

    Film Explores Life, Legacy of Ga. Death Row Inmate

    Decades before Rosa Parks took a determined stance against racism and Black Americans across the nation participated in sit-ins and rallies demanding equality, Lena Baker lived in a world engulfed by hatred, despair and...

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