Articles tagged bernie mac

7 Nov 2008 // 3:30 AM

Soul Men

While it's surely moving to see the closing credits tribute to the much-missed Bernie Mac, the route to that end is slow going.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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18 Aug 2008 // 2:51 AM

Charmanie Fox of Chicago honors the comedian during Bernie Mac’s memorial service at House of Hope in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, August 16, 2008. (Stacey Wescott/

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14 Aug 2008 // 3:43 AM

We like Ike, and Big Mac, too

Let’s drop the Isaac; instead, we’ll, simply, call him Ike. When you think of Isaac Hayes, the first image is that of “Shaft.”

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11 Aug 2008 // 3:24 AM

(Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) Comedian and Chicago native Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed. Mac, 50, had

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Jerry Weintraub is the ‘heart and soul’ of the ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Frank Sinatra lived two doors down. Cary Grant dropped by regularly. Tom Cruise just bought the house next door. George Clooney sits

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8 Jun 2007 // 5:00 AM

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Every time George Clooney or Bernie Mac admits to the lameness of Number Two, the third film in the franchise can't help but promise improvement.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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27 Mar 2007 // 4:00 AM

Pride (2007)

Emphasis on race as a basis for prejudice is one thing; emphasis on race as a basis for dignity is something else.

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23 Mar 2007 // 3:28 AM

Tough swim coach inspires the new movie ‘Pride’

PHILADELPHIA—When Jim Ellis was a youngster, his father took him out in a boat and threw him into the lake. The lesson: Sink or

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2 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Guess Who (2005)

In this comedic refraction of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, by way of Meet the Parents and basic black-white buddydom, Ashton Kutcher's partner is Bernie Mac.

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25 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Guess Who (2005)

Guess Who raises yet-discomforting questions concerning interracial relationships, as differences, assumptions, and resentments still circulate.

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4 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bad Santa (2003)

In its best moments, Bad Santa taps into a very real sadness that most people try to gift-wrap away.

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Whatever the writers' ambitious intentions for 'plot,' the movie is essentially a series of first, fabulous dance and stunts scenes, and second, zany costume changes.

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Madison Lee draws so near to Nat that she seems ready to lick the younger Angel's pretty, smile-plastered face.

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28 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

Head of State (2003)

As crossover-dreamy as it is, Head of State may just grant him enough industry clout to drag it - the industry -- along with him.

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6 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The background surf, unbuttoned shirt, and look away from the camera -- all this demonstrates just how movie-starness is done. The plot, like I say, is beside the point.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Bernie Mac Show

As in his stand-up act, the comedy in 'The Bernie Mac Show' is driven by Mac's outrageous verbal and physical expressions.

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What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito are doing that non-mating mating dance that buddy characters tend to do, with too much spastic energy and not nearly enough inspiration.

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The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

“It’s hard enough just to be black. We don’t need to be looking for excitement.” D. L. Hughley’s explanation for why black

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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