charles-r-smith-jr,Twelve Rounds to Glory [9780763616922], Stars in the Shadows, Brick by Brick [9780061920820], Notorious [Blu-ray Boxset] [Includes Digital Copy; Checkpoint; Sensormatic; Widescreen], Notorious [DVD] [Checkpoint; Sensormatic; Widescreen]

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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 Stone5.03496

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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 Stone4.980067

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Down Beat (p.79) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "The quality of the supercharged music stays at a high level all the way."Billboard (p.32) - "This three-disc compilation collects 80 recordings of various unpolished styles, in all their haunting glory....Essential for anyone interested in gospel..."Paste (magazine) (p.67) - "[S]o gritty and genuine that it seems to emanate from below....An equally inspirational and informative document of American soul."Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[C]ompelling....Most of the 80s selections were originally issued on independent regional labels with many of the musicians either street-corner evangelists, storefront church preachers, family bands or congregational groups."0.06309423

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