Articles tagged angela bassett

29 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

By the time the focus tightens onto Armstrong's jail time, the movie turns righteous and, it must be said, a little tedious.

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23 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Notorious

More fan companion piece than galvanizing cinema, this stands at a distance too respectful to get under anyone's skin.

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21 Apr 2009 // 6:00 AM

Why Biopics Just Don’t Work

It’s not a hard genre to mess up. There are so many pre and post production hazards to overcome that the moviemaking winds up

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Biggie Gives Us One More Chance

Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.

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16 Jan 2009 // 7:52 AM

Q&A with ‘Notorious’ star Jamal Woolard

Before this month, Jamal Woolard was an obscure rapper going by the stage name of Gravy. And Gravy was best known for a 2006 shooting outside

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16 Jan 2009 // 3:44 AM

Notorious

Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.

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21 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth looks at the compromises and complications that shape the "truth" in legal systems, media collusions, and politics in DC.

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Meet the Robinsons (2007)

The fact that Meet the Robinsons doesn't have a bunch of misfit celebrity-voiced animals banding together is in itself almost enough to recommend it.

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30 Mar 2007 // 4:00 AM

Angela Bassett makes a leap with ‘Meet the Robinsons’

There has been a tradition, in the post-“Little Mermaid” era of Disney animation, to style the animated characters to resemble the actors who provide

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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28 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

It is in her relationships with other kids that Akeelah becomes unusual even within her formula film.

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10 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Sunshine State (2002)

If there's anyone you'd want to have talking you through his movie, it would be John Sayles.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Sunshine State (2002)

Its attention to intricate sociopolitical tensions, Sunshine State, recalls Sayles' previous work.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Score (2001)

...it's boy-movie-making 101, a very traditional plot point indeed.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Supernova (2000)

“Congratulations, Benjamin,” sighs Supernova‘s shipboard computer. “Your strategy was both subtle and forceful. You can play with me whenever you want.” This sure is

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Music of the Heart (1999)

Music of the Heart tells a terrific story of passion, music, and success. The problem with this film is that director Wes Craven is so intent on telling the story, its very seamlessness becomes a drawback. In short, this movie is too much Hollywood and not enough grit.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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