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"...Broad, savvy, entertaining....[Bassett] transforms herself memorably..." New York Times "...Angela Bassett's Tina is one helluva Proud Mary..." - Recommended Premiere "...[Basset delivers] a great performance..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A passionate and professional drama that hits both the high and low notes of an extraordinary life and career. An immensely enjoyable saga..." Variety "...WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT has a lot of terrific music in it....It's a story of pain and courage, uncommonly honest and unflinching..." Chicago Sun-Times28.20397

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"...A charmer....Bassett is a beauty of blazing talents...Goldberg is a scene-stealing wonder..." Rolling Stone "...Angela Bassett as Stella is sensuous, sinewy....And she gives off heat and humidity with newcomer Taye Diggs..." USA Today "...This female-empowerment manual should have WAITING TO EXHALE fans breathing easily again..." Premiere "...Ms. Basset's Stella is the best thing in the movie...[She is] proud, combative and fiery....Mr. Diggs imbues Winston with an easy grace and dignity..." New York Times "...The emotionally-charged characters and soul-searching scenarios are intriguing..." Box Office "...A glossy, good-humored romantic fantasy....It's also another great success for star Angela Bassett..." Los Angeles Times28.12354

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"...The cast is a pleasure....A seamless whole that goes down like the sweetest, slickest video you ever saw..." Rolling Stone "....[Angela Bassett] turns in quite a powerful performance..." Sight and Sound "...An exhilarating blast...[with a] strong cast..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...An appealing cast and skilled and imaginative direction by Forest Whitaker....Bassett again proves her gifts with a performance at once fiery and delicate..." Variety "...Pleasant....Grounded in a smooth, wall-to-wall soundtrack written by Kenneth 'Babyface" Edmonds....WAITING TO EXHALE is easy listening for the eyes..."Los Angeles Times "...This is a debut directing job by Forest Whitaker, and somehow the tone of the film resembles his own acting: measured, serene, confident..." Chicago Sun-Times28.09157

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3 stars out of 4 -- "The movie is elegantly photographed....The cast is large, well chosen and diverting."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he over-riding theme of compromise and embracing traditions -- like jumping the broom, which can symbolize the sweeping away of single lives -- makes for relatable and appealing fare."USA Today "[A] confident feature directorial debut....An exuberant comedy of universal appeal that easily flows between satire and seriousness."Los Angeles Times "[D]irector Salim Akil keeps the encounters flowing in a lively, organic way....You'll laugh -- a lot -- but you'll also shed tears of recognition at this funny, salty, strife-torn look at the agony and ecstasy of family." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly27.94379

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3 stars out of 4 -- "The movie is elegantly photographed....The cast is large, well chosen and diverting."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he over-riding theme of compromise and embracing traditions -- like jumping the broom, which can symbolize the sweeping away of single lives -- makes for relatable and appealing fare."USA Today "[A] confident feature directorial debut....An exuberant comedy of universal appeal that easily flows between satire and seriousness."Los Angeles Times "[D]irector Salim Akil keeps the encounters flowing in a lively, organic way....You'll laugh -- a lot -- but you'll also shed tears of recognition at this funny, salty, strife-torn look at the agony and ecstasy of family." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly27.94379

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"[D]irector Salim Akil keeps the encounters flowing in a lively, organic way....You'll laugh -- a lot -- but you'll also shed tears of recognition at this funny, salty, strife-torn look at the agony and ecstasy of family." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[T]he over-riding theme of compromise and embracing traditions -- like jumping the broom, which can symbolize the sweeping away of single lives -- makes for relatable and appealing fare."USA Today "[A] confident feature directorial debut....An exuberant comedy of universal appeal that easily flows between satire and seriousness."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "The movie is elegantly photographed....The cast is large, well chosen and diverting."Chicago Sun-Times27.94379

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"...A good balance between horror and comedy....Murphy proves effective and menacing as the vampire..."Variety27.73078

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"Based on the play by poet/activist Hughes, this updated faith-based tale features rousing musical numbers..."USA Today "BLACK NATIVITY is a musical too, and on that front there are gifts aplenty. Hudson's voice lifts the proceedings every time she sings."Los Angeles Times "You have to admire the earnest, nakedly emotional approach taken by writer-director Kasi Lemmons..."Variety "The film, like the play, has a captivating gospel flavor that easily raises the roof beams."Chicago Sun-Times "Characters break into song in everyday settings, and these scenes work surprisingly well, partly because Hudson and Latimore are such gifted musical performers."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "The film's modern-day retelling of Christ's birth is sprinkled with lines from Hughes' poetry and the stage production's script, as well as shout-outs to the hero's namesake. These all resonate, thanks to the setting: Harlem."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is tremendous."Total Film27.73078

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"Based on the play by poet/activist Hughes, this updated faith-based tale features rousing musical numbers..."USA Today "BLACK NATIVITY is a musical too, and on that front there are gifts aplenty. Hudson's voice lifts the proceedings every time she sings."Los Angeles Times "You have to admire the earnest, nakedly emotional approach taken by writer-director Kasi Lemmons..."Variety "The film, like the play, has a captivating gospel flavor that easily raises the roof beams."Chicago Sun-Times "Characters break into song in everyday settings, and these scenes work surprisingly well, partly because Hudson and Latimore are such gifted musical performers."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "The film's modern-day retelling of Christ's birth is sprinkled with lines from Hughes' poetry and the stage production's script, as well as shout-outs to the hero's namesake. These all resonate, thanks to the setting: Harlem."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is tremendous."Total Film27.73078

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"[T]his feel-gooder revels in its hip-to-be-square hyperliteracy, and neatly exceeds its own PSA-ness..." -- Grade: B+ Entertainment Weekly "[A]n underdog story that manages to inspire without being sappy." New York Times "Palmer is a natural....There's nothing cynical about Akeelah's story of courage and determination."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "You'll have a lump in your throat during this heart-tugger..." Total Film "AKEELAH AND THE BEE is most successful in the way it generates tension during the spelling-bee scenes."Sight and Sound27.64557

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"[T]his feel-gooder revels in its hip-to-be-square hyperliteracy, and neatly exceeds its own PSA-ness..." -- Grade: B+ Entertainment Weekly "[A]n underdog story that manages to inspire without being sappy." New York Times "Palmer is a natural....There's nothing cynical about Akeelah's story of courage and determination."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "You'll have a lump in your throat during this heart-tugger..." Total Film "AKEELAH AND THE BEE is most successful in the way it generates tension during the spelling-bee scenes."Sight and Sound27.64557

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"Be assured that he is very funny as an egotistical vintage baseball star attempting a comeback. But he also shows some range and resonance..."Los Angeles Times "Bernie Mac gives a funny and kind of touching performance as a man who attains greatness once and then has to do it again."Chicago Sun-Times "The film is easygoing and easy to take..."USA Today27.64557

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"Be assured that he is very funny as an egotistical vintage baseball star attempting a comeback. But he also shows some range and resonance..."Los Angeles Times "Bernie Mac gives a funny and kind of touching performance as a man who attains greatness once and then has to do it again."Chicago Sun-Times "The film is easygoing and easy to take..."USA Today27.64557

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"[A]n underdog story that manages to inspire without being sappy."New York Times "[T]his feel-gooder revels in its hip-to-be-square hyperliteracy, and neatly exceeds its own PSA-ness..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "Palmer is a natural....There's nothing cynical about Akeelah's story of courage and determination."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "You'll have a lump in your throat during this heart-tugger..."Total Film "AKEELAH AND THE BEE is most successful in the way it generates tension during the spelling-bee scenes."Sight and Sound27.64557

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"...A visionary triumph....The dazzling, era-defining STRANGE DAYS stands its moral ground..." Rolling Stone "...Breathtaking....Racing visuals thunderously reinforced by sonic closure..." Sight and Sound "...[Fiennes is] fun to watch here..." USA Today "...STRANGE DAYS has a dazzling atmostphere of grunge futurism..." Entertainment Weekly "...A technical tour de force for director Kathryn Bigelow and her team, who dazzlingly root this future noir in a technology that allows a viewer to revisit someone else's experience....The film is a triumph..." Variety "...The movie is a technical tour de force....The pacing is relentless, and the editing, by Howard Smith, creates an urgency and desperation..."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] visceral, violent distillation of America on the cusp of the 21st century..." Uncut24.00349

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"...A visionary triumph....The dazzling, era-defining STRANGE DAYS stands its moral ground..." Rolling Stone "...Breathtaking....Racing visuals thunderously reinforced by sonic closure..." Sight and Sound "...[Fiennes is] fun to watch here..." USA Today "...STRANGE DAYS has a dazzling atmostphere of grunge futurism..." Entertainment Weekly "...A technical tour de force for director Kathryn Bigelow and her team, who dazzlingly root this future noir in a technology that allows a viewer to revisit someone else's experience....The film is a triumph..." Variety "...The movie is a technical tour de force....The pacing is relentless, and the editing, by Howard Smith, creates an urgency and desperation..."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] visceral, violent distillation of America on the cusp of the 21st century..." Uncut24.00349

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"[M]ade with brains, pace, and skill, and with a topical fury that puts it ahead of the curve on its real subject: the withering of freedom in a democracy gone apathetic." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Lurie is expert at springing surprises and getting the best out of a first-rate cast....Farmiga goes so deep into her character you can feel her nerve endings. And Alda is simply superb..."Rolling Stone24.00349

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"[M]ade with brains, pace, and skill, and with a topical fury that puts it ahead of the curve on its real subject: the withering of freedom in a democracy gone apathetic." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Lurie is expert at springing surprises and getting the best out of a first-rate cast....Farmiga goes so deep into her character you can feel her nerve endings. And Alda is simply superb..."Rolling Stone24.00349

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"Angela Bassett, as Brenda, turns in the most forceful and self-possessed performance seen in a Perry film."Los Angeles Times "MADEA GOES TO JAIL is both slapstick adn social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this particular part of his vast media franchise."Washington Post0.9110165

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"Angela Bassett, as Brenda, turns in the most forceful and self-possessed performance seen in a Perry film."Los Angeles Times "MADEA GOES TO JAIL is both slapstick adn social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this particular part of his vast media franchise."Washington Post0.9110165

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"Angela Bassett, as Brenda, turns in the most forceful and self-possessed performance seen in a Perry film."Los Angeles Times "MADEA GOES TO JAIL is both slapstick adn social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this particular part of his vast media franchise."Washington Post0.9110165

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"Angela Bassett, as Brenda, turns in the most forceful and self-possessed performance seen in a Perry film."Los Angeles Times "MADEA GOES TO JAIL is both slapstick adn social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this particular part of his vast media franchise."Washington Post0.9110165

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"Angela Bassett, as Brenda, turns in the most forceful and self-possessed performance seen in a Perry film."Los Angeles Times "MADEA GOES TO JAIL is both slapstick adn social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this particular part of his vast media franchise."Washington Post0.9110165

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a series of smart twists that make you sit up and take interest..."Ultimate DVD0.2556176

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Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds channels Billie's blues in a gorgeously spooky take on 'Strange Fruit.'"0.2556176

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a series of smart twists that make you sit up and take interest..."Ultimate DVD0.2556176

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"...Washington's great performance dominates....MALCOLM X conveys its subject's magnetism and lifelong evolution, while forever synergizing its lead performer and his role..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...In a time when political currents are moving quickly, Lee is one of the few American filmmakers with the clout and the will to make a controversial film like this..."Chicago Sun-Times "...A triumph, an intimate and engrossing biographical saga....With MALCOLM X, Lee has created a galvanizing political tragedy..."Entertainment Weekly "...It quivers with righteous rage. Washington is remarkable throughout..."Total Film "...Triumphant....Denzel Washington gives the performance of the year..."Rolling Stone0.2556176

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"...Washington's great performance dominates....MALCOLM X conveys its subject's magnetism and lifelong evolution, while forever synergizing its lead performer and his role..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...In a time when political currents are moving quickly, Lee is one of the few American filmmakers with the clout and the will to make a controversial film like this..."Chicago Sun-Times "...It quivers with righteous rage. Washington is remarkable throughout..."Total Film "...Triumphant....Denzel Washington gives the performance of the year..."Rolling Stone "...A triumph, an intimate and engrossing biographical saga....With MALCOLM X, Lee has created a galvanizing political tragedy..."Entertainment Weekly0.2556176

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3 stars out of 4 -- "The special effects and attention to detail in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN are superb. It truly looks like the destruction depicted onscreen has actually occurred."Chicago Sun-Times0.2556176

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3 stars out of 4 -- "The special effects and attention to detail in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN are superb. It truly looks like the destruction depicted onscreen has actually occurred."Chicago Sun-Times0.2556176

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3 stars out of 4 -- "The special effects and attention to detail in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN are superb. It truly looks like the destruction depicted onscreen has actually occurred."Chicago Sun-Times0.2556176

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a series of smart twists that make you sit up and take interest..."Ultimate DVD0.2130146

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4 stars out of 5 -- "As a biography interested in an honest swath of Wallace's life, NOTORIOUS' broad appeal will welcome and satiate both the devout and the curious..."Box Office "[R]easonably faithful to the facts of Biggie's life and wholeheartedly devoted to burnishing his myth."New York Times "Most noteworthy is the movie's stunning cinematography and powerful soundtrack....The ensemble is solid, and Jamal Woolard is strong as Biggie."USA Today "[L]ike Biggie, NOTORIOUS has fine time along the way, with Woolard channeling the rapper's sweetness and wit as comfortably as his pathos....Through it all are the rhymes and the music, hugely enjoyable in their own right..."Los Angeles Times "NOTORIOUS is a rock-solid biopic with a foolproof rise-and-fall storyline and a warmly nuanced performance by Jamal Woolard as iconic rapper Christopher Wallace -- aka Biggie Smalls..."Variety "NOTORIOUS is a luridly unapologetic trip through the violence, hunger, verbal bravado, and money fever of the hip-hop world, which it views as both liberating and destructive....NOTORIOUS has a fascinating trajectory..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "NOTORIOUS is a good film in many ways, but its best achievement is the casting of Jamal Woolard..."Chicago Sun-Times "Woolard, a Brooklyn rapper known as Gravy, has not previous acting experience. Yet his portrayal amounts to a Biggie resurrection....He's a knockout."Rolling Stone0.2130146

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4 stars out of 5 -- "As a biography interested in an honest swath of Wallace's life, NOTORIOUS' broad appeal will welcome and satiate both the devout and the curious..."Box Office "[R]easonably faithful to the facts of Biggie's life and wholeheartedly devoted to burnishing his myth."New York Times "Most noteworthy is the movie's stunning cinematography and powerful soundtrack....The ensemble is solid, and Jamal Woolard is strong as Biggie."USA Today "[L]ike Biggie, NOTORIOUS has fine time along the way, with Woolard channeling the rapper's sweetness and wit as comfortably as his pathos....Through it all are the rhymes and the music, hugely enjoyable in their own right..."Los Angeles Times "NOTORIOUS is a rock-solid biopic with a foolproof rise-and-fall storyline and a warmly nuanced performance by Jamal Woolard as iconic rapper Christopher Wallace -- aka Biggie Smalls..."Variety "NOTORIOUS is a luridly unapologetic trip through the violence, hunger, verbal bravado, and money fever of the hip-hop world, which it views as both liberating and destructive....NOTORIOUS has a fascinating trajectory..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "NOTORIOUS is a good film in many ways, but its best achievement is the casting of Jamal Woolard..."Chicago Sun-Times "Woolard, a Brooklyn rapper known as Gravy, has not previous acting experience. Yet his portrayal amounts to a Biggie resurrection....He's a knockout."Rolling Stone0.2130146

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a series of smart twists that make you sit up and take interest..."Ultimate DVD0.2130146

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