Just Go With It: Sandler and Aniston Co-Star in Shallow, Derivative Sitcom (Film Review)

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“The Big Lie” is a shopworn formula which has been recycled by countless television sitcoms since serving as the premise for almost every episode of I Love Lucy. The age-old theme typically revolves around a morally-compromised protagonist who ends up ensnared in an ever-expanding web of deception after telling a little fib at a moment of weakness. For the initial … Read More

Hall Pass: Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis Co-Star in Raunchy Buddy Comedy (Film Review)

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Peter and Bobby Farrelly are famous for cranking out crude teensploitation flicks like Dumb & Dumber (1994), There’s Something About Mary (1998), Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Shallow Hal (2001) and Stuck on You (2003). Owen Wilson, on the other hand, is a relatively-cerebral thespian known for his droll sense of humor. He’s also an Oscar-nominated scriptwriter (for The Royal … Read More

LADYBRILLE Holiday Film Preview- ‘Tis the Season of Oscar Hopefuls’

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Right around the same time that visions of Santa and sugarplums start dancing around in children’s heads, matinee idols begin dreaming of winning an Academy Award. That’s because the studios wait until the Holiday Season to release their best films in theaters, given how Academy voters tend to forget pictures and performances from earlier in the year. 2010 is no … Read More

Film Review: Tyler Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’ With Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise

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Black Feminist Classic Refreshed Courtesy of Tyler Perry Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf made a big splash when it debuted on Broadway back in the Seventies. The emotionally-draining “choreopoem” was essentially a series of soul-baring monologues plumbing the depths of the African-American female psyche on sensitive subjects ranging from sexuality to … Read More

Bukom-The Fighting Spirit (Film Review)

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In Ghana’s capital city, Accra, on its outskirts, lies a small town called Bukom. Bukom is known for two things, fishing and fighting. Children at a very early age learn to fight. As they mature, fighting turns into boxing and ultimately dreams of escaping poverty by boxing in the “White man’s land.” These dreams for some former Bukom residents have … Read More

End Game (Film Review), South African Docudrama Chronicles Demise of Apartheid

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While most people are well aware of the years of civil unrest which led to the demise of Apartheid in 1994, not as many know about the secret talks that simultaneously transpired for almost a decade between the South African government and the African National Congress (ANC), the political party spearheading the independence movement. Since the racist regime officially opposed … Read More