Articles tagged anthony anderson

17 Sep 2007 // 3:00 AM

K-Ville

Marlin (excellent Anthony Anderson) is devoted to the law and straight lines, except when he sees those lines as unfair to people in need.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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6 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Departed (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

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23 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Shield: Season 4

Most of the brilliant fourth season is focused on the interplay of Vic with the two single-season 'heavyweights', Glenn Close as Captain Monica Rawling and Anthony Anderson as local kingpin Antwon Mitchell.

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16 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Craig Brewer considers his protagonist something new, that is, the same kind of cat he's seen repeatedly in his hometown of Memphis, but not seen in movies.

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21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Like most any pimp and smalltime dealer (at least those in the movies), DJay thinks he's got it down.

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29 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

King’s Ransom (2005)

Malcolm King (Anthony Anderson) is a miserable rich man.

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Barbershop: DVD Collector’s Set (2002/2004)

The Barbershop movies focus their energies on familial feelings and communal inclinations, and Cedric's wily jokes.

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15 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

My Baby’s Daddy (2004)

The high concept of My Baby's Daddy has three men and three babies trading reaction shots.

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23 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Just when you thought the Scary Movie franchise had run out of ideas, here it comes again -- looking like it's run out of ideas.

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16 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

All About the Andersons

Where Anthony Anderson's show is mostly self-aware (if tempered by corny sitcom timing), Master P's show is wholly self-loving.

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Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)

Like most such slapdashy juggling acts, Malibu's Most Wanted can't keep all its balls in the air.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Deemed 'The Next Tom Cruise' by 'GQ' magazine, the prolific, asthmatic, and charismatic Dark Man X continues to power his way into the movies.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Most often cast as sidekicks, Anthony Anderson has shown repeatedly that he can perform rings around supposed stars.

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12 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Barbershop (2002)

Barbershop's multiple charms are all sweet.

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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

Amy's just come up with her final project concept: a serial killer whose murders are based on urban legends. (Um, didn't someone already make this movie?)"

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Two Can Play That Game (2001)

If you've seen a movie based on a Terry McMillan novel, or gee, even a recent romantic comedy, you know exactly where 'Two Can Play That Game' is going.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Kingdom Come (2001)

What the film does especially well is explore the perpetual strains and stresses of family relationships, especially with the added duress of scraping by, day to day, in an economy that shows no mercy. That 'Kingdom Come' does all this through comedy makes the exploration both more and less painful.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Exit Wounds (2001)

The first scene in 'Exit Wounds' shows Boyd (Steven Seagal) arriving to a speech on handgun control given by the Vice President. He arrives late to the speech, cueing the audience -- and his superiors -- to his renegade spirit.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Exit Wounds (2001)

As this minimal plot summary suggests, 'Exit Wounds' is full of cliches that it displays proudly. It is what it is -- a Steven Seagal formula flick dressed up so a hip-hop-martial arts crowd might appreciate it, and even tolerate Seagal.

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Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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