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Friday, July 11 2008

Meet Dave

Meet Dave is "Eddie Murphy in Eddie Murphy," literally, metaphorically, exhaustively.


Friday, February 9 2007

Norbit (2007)

In the poster, he looks squished and distressed, she looks furious, as if daring you not to get the joke built into the very concept of Multiple Murphys.


Tuesday, July 6 2004

The Show (1995)

'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"


Monday, June 28 2004

The Perfect Score (2004)

As Kyle's nightmare indicates, The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.


Friday, January 30 2004

The Perfect Score (2004)

The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.


Tuesday, November 4 2003

Smallville

It works because it plays like a comic book come to life: it's grand, mythical, and action-packed.


Tuesday, October 15 2002

Birds of Prey

Follows neither the super-crip model of disability perception, where an individual's 'triumph' over disability is celebrated through public tokenism, nor the common perception of disability merely as an object of pity.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Ready to Rumble (2000)

Ready to Rumble is ostensibly a simple comedy of bumbling bumpkins - in this case lovers of professional wrestling - along the lines of Farrelly brothers' films like Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin.


Hardball (2001)

The fact that Hardball's Conor is white means nothing, of course, except that he's one in a long line of white characters who become 'better people' because they meet adorable, courageous, noble, and/or doomed minority characters.


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