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"Bruce Willis gives his best performance in years -- his acting has a lived-in authenticity that pairs up beautifully with his still-potent star power." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "The action sequences are adept and the leads likeable..." Total Film "That 16 BLOCKS more readily evokes the likes of SERPICO and PRINCE OF THE CITY, both directed by Sidney Lumet, is indicative of a more mature approach to the themes of police corruption and personal redemption." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] well-acted thriller about life on both sides of the thin blue line." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Def's jittery ramblings provide the zing and Donner deftly handles the action sequences..."Uncut31.33976

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"...[A] surprisingly thoughtful and well-handled romance..." Box Office "...[The film] sustains the charm of an early 60's New York romance..." New York Times "...A sly and sophisticated romantic comedy with a depth of characterization matched by its appreciation of the world of hip-hop..." Los Angeles Times "...Sufficiently smooth, sexy and tuneful....Parker and Kodjoe sizzle..." Variety "...A romantic comedy, yes, but one with characters who think and talk about their goals, and are working hard on decisions....It's observant..."Chicago Sun-Times "...A film whose tough choices and bittersweet ending keep it real..."Entertainment Weekly31.29601

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"[T]he animation sequences that illustrate the instructional Guide itself are clever."USA Today "[I]t's a hugely welcome experience: witty, ingenious and sharp as razors."Uncut "[The] filmmaking style is unrushed and -- for a film stuffed with special effects -- not overly busy....[The] narrative bagginess is partly what makes the film feel true to Adams, if not in precise letter then certainly in mellow spirit."New York Times "[A] movie that spills over with visual gags, puppet monsters and a digital John Malkovich....The script by Karey Kirkpatrick and Adams himself delivers the goods in inspired lunacy."Rolling Stone "[A] nutty, fitfully charming production, with its 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' visual aesthetic, androidish pacing, and idiot-proof overdelight in itself..."Entertainment Weekly "Jennings crams the animations that illustrate the Guide entries with droll sight gags."Sight and Sound31.25516

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Rolling Stone (pp.64-68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[This soundtrack] plays like a greatest-hits of neosoul and mama-friendly hip-hop from the past decade, with open-armed performances from luminaries like Common, Mos Def and Erykah Badu."1.19445

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Living Blues (pp.48-49) - "Rapper Mos Def comes off as a highly believable blues singer....[He delivers] the two jump blues with conviction and rhythmic authority..."0.9322208

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Down Beat (11/00, p.73) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The third, and best, installment in a much deserved late career rediscovery. There is clarity, a sense of strength and a coherence in this album that is rare even for a master. It plays like a wise and joyous summation of a career..."JazzTimes (5/01, pp.173-4) - "...Brilliant reevaluations of his mos def show-stoppers and head-trippers...of yesterday-today-tomorrow....CARAMBOLA is gonna stand."0.4661104

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Rolling Stone (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[E]arthy, impressively diverse...Broadening the hip-hop palette without sacrificing, or selling out, its core ideals."Rolling Stone (p.150) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "Mos Def has come through with another eccentric, fuming hip-hop album..."Spin (p.113) - "The radio-ready sin jam 'Sex, Love & Money' throbs with fat horn stabs and flute runs, and 'Ghetto Rock' pairs classic boom-bap with needling guitar..." - Grade: BUncut (p.157) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[He] has proved himself to be hip-hop's renaissance man....An experimental and melancholic set."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's no empty rhetoric here, just honest tales of struggle, of tragedy, of lives thrown into fatal tailspins by impossible twists of fate....A bruised and bristling meditation on pain and alienation."0.3495828

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Rolling Stone (10/29/98, p.77) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...not only an eagerly awaited rap album but also a desperately needed one....Black Star are socially conscious and lyrically sound--with their hearts close to the underground."Entertainment Weekly (10/23/98, p.80) - "...Mixing rugged street beats and rhymes brainy enough for boho B-boys (they cite literary references and quote Nina Simone) makes this Black Star shine bright." - Rating: A-The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"CMJ (1/11/99, pp.5-6) - "...Mos Def and Talib Kweli truly are 'the best alliance in hip-hop,' with Mos's stylized, grainy delivery serving as yang to the smart, spoken words of Kweli's yin..."The Source (11/98, p.198) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...With a delicate balance of Black Nationalism, well-chosen interludes and lyrics to go, high-pitched metaphor specialist Kweli and straight-up showman Mos prove that they're more than just 'lyrically handsome'..."0.3495828

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Entertainment Weekly (12/19/03, p.77) - (12/19/03, p.77) - "...Enriches their already soul-stirring urban confessionals with emotionally charged improvisations..." - Rating: B+0.3268029

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Rolling Stone (8/2/01, p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Remarkable...the excitement sparks from Bilal's restless willingness - as a singer, songwriter and producer - to make his own rules, to try anything..."Spin (9/01, p.158) - 7 out of 10 - "...This sounds like it should have come with a complimentary bottle of Kama Sutra oil..."Entertainment Weekly (6/29-7/6/01, p.144) - "...One of the best 'nuevo' soul albums of the year..." - Rating: A-Q (Summer/01, p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[Potently] impressive..."Mixmag (8/01, p.187) - 4 out of 5 - "...Brilliant...this is drunken soul....sitting alongside some of the finest soul of the past 3 decades..."Vibe (9/01, p.242) - 4.5 discs out of 5 - "...Undoubtedly one of the best R&B albums of the year..."NME (Magazine) (7/21/01, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...There are intriguing arrangements, innovative beats, and amazing flashes of inspiration. Bilal has soul..."0.3268029

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Spin (8/96, pp.98-100) - Reasonably Good - "...Recording for the first time without Prince Paul....De La Soul have settled for a series of serviceable, mid-tempo grooves. There's a not-unpleasing nimbleness about STAKES, but toying with a groove, not merely establishing it, has always been the appeal of a De La record..."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/96, p.58) - "...Musically, they've traded in their gorgeously weird jazz-based soundscapes for sparser, straight-ahead beats....Still, De La Soul prove they can snap on new-jack poseurs as effectively as they did on the old ones..." - Rating: BUncut (6/03, p.133) - "...It was on 1996's STAKES IS HIGH that they found their true mature voice..."The Source (7/96, p.87) - 4 Mics - Slammin' - "...Unlike trend chameleons whose personalities flow to the ebbs of ringing cash registers, da Soul spits into the winds of the reigning orthodoxy, targeting gangsta poseurs and microwave Mafioso..."Rap Pages (7/96, p.29) - 8 (out of 10) - "...With each album...De La Soul invariably shoulder the burden placed on them by fans to once again save Hip-Hop from the throes of commercialism....De La Soul's mission this time is to serve as a counterpoint to the `players' who have simply dominated Hip-Hop over the last few years with images and slogans centering on violence..."New York Times (Publisher) (7/28/96, Sec.2, p.30) - "...[STAKES IS HIGH] sounds deceptively relaxed and bouyant as De La Soul pulls off some complex maneuvers simultaneously....De La Soul has found its balance again. Its vamps are calm but determined, dipping into jazz and old soul. And the raps...are more straightforward..."NME (Magazine) (6/29/96, p.53) - 6 (out of 10) - "...no, they're NOT going to be hippy-rap clowns any more for anyone....at least they'll get respect from the hip-hop community by making another no-frills, monochrome rap record that is, well, alright..."0.3268029

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Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.64) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Kweli smoothly bridges the physical and the political.... a rich palette of summer-morning horns, somber strings and crisp, chattering snares..."Spin (2/03, p.99) - 8 out of 10 - "...Kweli wins by spitting knotty verbiage over high-test beats..."Uncut (2/03, p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...It's lyrically potent stuff, and musically he deploys most of the trademark devices of modern hip hop....Refreshingly cliche-free..."CMJ (12/02, p.47) - "...On his first solo CD, Kweli pens hip-hop quotables too numerous to name....Kweli is positioning himself as rap's savior."Vibe (12/02, p.204) - 4.5 discs out of 5 - "...QUALITY's rugged beats are more incensed than incense burning. Kweli's flow is ...potent, all winking wordplay, compelling imagery, limber cadences, and passion..."0.2859526

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Q (11/03, p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...There's no mistaking Ronson's gift for thinking outside the loop and packing a track with anarchic energy..."0.2859526

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Rolling Stone (10/26/00, p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...This is the rare socially aware hip-hop record that can get fists pumping in a rowdy nightclub..."Entertainment Weekly (10/20/00, p.78) - "...Squeezing the history of R&B-with-a-conscience into 70 minutes....the dedication is undeniable..." - Rating: B-Q (1/01, p.111) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...He's forged an album that's up to its guest stars: cerebral but sparky..."Muzik (11/00, p.87) - 3 out of 5 - "...He remains an intelligent MC with a great turn of phrase..."CMJ (10/16/00, p.7) - "...An auspicious and ambitious hip-hop tour de force for the year 2000."Vibe (12/00, p.206) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Wholesome, heartfelt rap....oscillating between the sublime neo-soul sounds popularized by Jay Dee and his Soulquarian brethren and faster, more dynamic neck snappers..."The Source (12/00, pp.254-6) - 4 mics out of 5 - "...Talib defines himself as an artist in his own right....He has an invaluable gift: a rapid-fire flow that's extremely audible and easy to follow....Hi-tek provides the dramatic musical backdrop..."0.2859526

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"...[A] sleek, ticking remake....[The film] puts together the familiar elements with an impressive skill and considerable wit....[With] impeccable timing, steady kinetic drive and superbly choreographed chase sequences..." New York Times "...A fast and furious action-adventure...The film's big plus is that its director, F. Gary Gray, takes a relaxed, light touch with the proceedings while keeping it all moving briskly..." Los Angeles Times "...Timing is everything in a climax like this, and watching THE ITALIAN JOB, you can feel the audience get in synch with every slashingly edited, technologically split-second moment..." Entertainment Weekly "...THE ITALIAN JOB is a triumph for the machines..." Rolling Stone "...A slick caper movie with stupendous chase scenes....There are a couple of nice dialogue touches..." Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he eventual heist is carefully engineered by canny scriptwriters to pack in the core elements of any good JOB....[With] some sparky turns and a pair of great robberies..." Total Film0.2451022

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"...[A] sleek, ticking remake....[The film] puts together the familiar elements with an impressive skill and considerable wit....[With] impeccable timing, steady kinetic drive and superbly choreographed chase sequences..." New York Times "...A fast and furious action-adventure...The film's big plus is that its director, F. Gary Gray, takes a relaxed, light touch with the proceedings while keeping it all moving briskly..." Los Angeles Times "...Timing is everything in a climax like this, and watching THE ITALIAN JOB, you can feel the audience get in synch with every slashingly edited, technologically split-second moment..." Entertainment Weekly "...THE ITALIAN JOB is a triumph for the machines..." Rolling Stone "...A slick caper movie with stupendous chase scenes....There are a couple of nice dialogue touches..." Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he eventual heist is carefully engineered by canny scriptwriters to pack in the core elements of any good JOB....[With] some sparky turns and a pair of great robberies..." Total Film0.2451022

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"...[A] sleek, ticking remake....[The film] puts together the familiar elements with an impressive skill and considerable wit....[With] impeccable timing, steady kinetic drive and superbly choreographed chase sequences..." New York Times "...A fast and furious action-adventure...The film's big plus is that its director, F. Gary Gray, takes a relaxed, light touch with the proceedings while keeping it all moving briskly..." Los Angeles Times "...Timing is everything in a climax like this, and watching THE ITALIAN JOB, you can feel the audience get in synch with every slashingly edited, technologically split-second moment..." Entertainment Weekly "...THE ITALIAN JOB is a triumph for the machines..." Rolling Stone "...A slick caper movie with stupendous chase scenes....There are a couple of nice dialogue touches..." Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he eventual heist is carefully engineered by canny scriptwriters to pack in the core elements of any good JOB....[With] some sparky turns and a pair of great robberies..." Total Film0.2451022

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.116) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (8/3/00, p.56) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Jazzy, honey-dipped arrangements bypass samples in favor of strings, woodwinds, horns and drummers who swing....smells like classic soul spirit."Entertainment Weekly (2/16/01, p.98) - "...Her honey molasses voice will coat all your senses..." - Rating: AQ (1/01, p.93) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (9/00, pp.106-8) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An irresistible blend of jazzy grooves and spare instrumentation, over which Scott moves easily from spiritual matters to everyday scenes in her quest for love....essential listening."Muzik (10/00, p.76) - 5 out of 5 - "...The soul album of the year....The highlights are manifold....an album that oozes raw energy and empathy..."The Source (7/00, p.216) - "...It's refreshing to hear R&B substance with skills....A delightfully peppered mix of spoken word, poetry and sultry vocals...providing an answer to the 27-year-old's identity search....this album definitely rides the right track."0.2451022

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Vibe (12/00, p.198) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Music that compels you to dance and think....This balance between head and hips keeps the soundtrack beguiling..."The Source (10/00, p.264) - "...A plethora of big-name recording artists whose collective sound keeps the flow harmonious....there are more than enough tight tracks on this to make you feel like you weren't bamboozled..."0.2451022

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CMJ (6/3/02, p.18) - "...This one's a classic already..."0.2451022

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The Source (10/98, p.213) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Tribe have always had the knack of achieving mainstream accessibility while still maintaining street cred..."0.2451022

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's Top 10 Albums of 2000.Rolling Stone (2/3/00, pp.55-6) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...does for R&B what underground heads like Mos Def and The Roots do for hip-hop: They strip it down to just smarts, truth and beats. This is meant to be soul music that moves like smoke easing from a blunt....a superb smoke..."Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's Top 10 Albums of 2000.Rolling Stone (2/3/00, pp.55-6) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...does for R&B what underground heads like Mos Def and The Roots do for hip-hop: They strip it down to just smarts, truth and beats. This is meant to be soul music that moves like smoke easing from a blunt....a superb smoke..."Spin (1/01, p.73) - Ranked #4 in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year [2000]" - "...The year's best mood album - a retro future-gaze of 'chicken grease' funk, boho politicking, hip-hop badass and sexual healing..."Spin (1/01, p.73) - Ranked #4 in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year [2000]" - "...The year's best mood album - a retro future-gaze of 'chicken grease' funk, boho politicking, hip-hop badass and sexual healing..."Entertainment Weekly (1/28/00, p.104) - "...an intimate jam session, each song bleeding into another....D'Angelo creates a stoned soul picnic bar none..." - Rating: A-Entertainment Weekly (1/28/00, p.104) - "...an intimate jam session, each song bleeding into another....D'Angelo creates a stoned soul picnic bar none..." - Rating: A-Q (3/00, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the kind of smoky grooves that could be expected of a Cheeba Sound release....In short, VOODOO has what so many modern r&b records lack: soul."Q (3/00, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the kind of smoky grooves that could be expected of a Cheeba Sound release....In short, VOODOO has what so many modern r&b records lack: soul."The Wire (1/01, p.34) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year" [2000].The Wire (1/01, p.34) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year" [2000].Muzik (1/00, p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...confirms D'angelo as the male counterpart to Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill....VOODOO truly warms your heart....the kind of artist who's destined to encourage a new generation of pre-eminent singers..."Muzik (1/00, p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...confirms D'angelo as the male counterpart to Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill....VOODOO truly warms your heart....the kind of artist who's destined to encourage a new generation of pre-eminent singers..."CMJ (1/24/00, p.23) - "...imbued with [his] trademark slippery soul...[boasting] more detailed production and jazzier underpinnings....VOODOO remians a stripped-down affair....[as] D'Angelo remains in a class by himself."CMJ (1/24/00, p.23) - "...imbued with [his] trademark slippery soul...[boasting] more detailed production and jazzier underpinnings....VOODOO remians a stripped-down affair....[as] D'Angelo remains in a class by himself."Down Beat (8/00, pp.72-3) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Transforms his sound into something strange and new, stripping down to the bare essentials of a beat and vocals....yielding a ritualistic sound..."Down Beat (8/00, pp.72-3) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Transforms his sound into something strange and new, stripping down to the bare essentials of a beat and vocals....yielding a ritualistic sound..."Vibe (12/99, pp.247-8) - "...the most daring song-oriented album by a mainstream R&B artist of his generation....defining himself as much by what his funk refuses to do as what it does to legitimately function in the post-James Brown continuum....refreshing..."Vibe (12/99, pp.247-8) - "...the most daring song-oriented album by a mainstream R&B artist of his generation....defining himself as much by what his funk refuses to do as what it does to legitimately function in the post-James Brown continuum....refreshing..."The Source (4/00, p.216) - "...D'Angelo has grown - lyrically and sonically....VOODOO is seamless - and just as perfectly raw...as a 90-minute jam session in a funky Brooklyn loft..."The Source (4/00, p.216) - "...D'Angelo has grown - lyrically and sonically....VOODOO is seamless - and just as perfectly raw...as a 90-minute jam session in a funky Brooklyn loft..."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.47) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...a f***-that, noon-day sun, molasses-heavy crawl...full of people who can actually sing and play guitars and drums...and all the songs are about sagging....a fantastically and impressively skewed mindset."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.47) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...a f***-that, noon-day sun, molasses-heavy crawl...full of people who can actually sing and play guitars and drums...and all the songs are about sagging....a fantastically and impressively skewed mindset."Billboard - "VOODOO is one of the few records associated with neo-soul that hold up outside of the period when that descriptor was popular."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.108) - "...THERE"S A RIOT GOIN' ON-period Sly Stone is the motivator on the opening track 'Playa Playa'....Eddie Kendricks' pipes, Prince's balladry, Stevie Wonder's drive and Gaye are all reference points on what, overall, is a darker, moodier record..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.108) - "...THERE"S A RIOT GOIN' ON-period Sly Stone is the motivator on the opening track 'Playa Playa'....Eddie Kendricks' pipes, Prince's balladry, Stevie Wonder's drive and Gaye are all reference points on what, overall, is a darker, moodier record..."NME (Magazine) (2/14/00, p.42) - 9 out of 10 - "...represents African American music at a crossroads....To simply call [it] neo-classical soul...would be [to] ignore the elements of vaudeville jazz, Memphis horns, ragtime blues, funk and bass grooves, not to mention hip-hop, that slip out of every pore of these haunted songs..."NME (Magazine) (2/14/00, p.42) - 9 out of 10 - "...represents African American music at a crossroads....To simply call [it] neo-classical soul...would be [to] ignore the elements of vaudeville jazz, Memphis horns, ragtime blues, funk and bass grooves, not to mention hip-hop, that slip out of every pore of these haunted songs..."0.2059936

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"[A] tantalizing sketch-portrait of the artist amid an outpouring of hard beats and soul." New York Times "Besides being filled with Chappelle's hilarious sense of humor, the movie features life-affirming messages and great music by serious rap artists with political, socio-cultural and spiritual themes."USA Today "A joyous, inclusive spirit defines director Michel Gondry and Dave Chappelle's road-trip/concert film..." Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The greatest American hip-hop has to offer convene to produce something monumentally joyful and entertaining and relatively egoless." Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "Chappelle is the perfect host, effortlessly improvising before and between acts....You won't just wish you'd been there -- you'll feel like you really were." Total Film "[I]t is something of a love letter to all things hip hop and New York....[T]he sheer enthusiasm of the musicians, often collaborating with each other spontaneously, lends the film a winning nostalgia..." Sight and Sound Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "BLOCK PARTY weaves music, comedy, stars and audience members into a funky and delirious vaudeville."Entertainment Weekly "[A]miable, electrifying....[The film] showcases the brightest lights of the hip hop and neo soul scenes..."Mojo0.2042518

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Rolling Stone (6/11/98, p.118) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...a double album spawned from the seven-year-old New York-based traveling venue at which unsigned artists express themselves....there's plenty of great unsigned talent here..."Vibe (5/98, p.140) - "...this compilation includes joints from both little-known heads and major-label artists....sharp metaphors and pinpoint punch lines..."The Source (6/98, p.165) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...VOL. 1 does such a good job in recreating the experience of being at the Lounge....LOUNGE moves quickly, delivering a suprising number of gems and almost no duds..."0.2042518

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