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‘Top Five’ Is the First Film to Fully Showcase Chris Rock’s Genius

Top Five is one of the most original and satisfying comedies in years.

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In Defense of the Chris Rock Renaissance

Chris Rock transcends generations of fans with a signature combination of intelligence and contemporary comedy.

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12 Oct 2009 // 7:00 AM

CHICAGO — Chris Rock, one of the most successful comedians on the planet, is pretty much in constant pursuit of peace of mind. “I worry about

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Eddie Murphy Delirious: The 25th Anniversary Edition

Delivered in a box as red as the fire hydrant colored leather getup Eddie Murphy paraded around in 25 years ago, the 25th anniversary edition of the classic stand-up tour “Delirious” has arrived.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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Actors happily reunite to take their ‘Madagascar’ characters home to Africa

LOS ANGELES - In the teeming banquet of humanity, Jada Pinkett Smith is the size of an hors d’oeuvre. Which has not, in defiance

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4 Nov 2008 // 9:28 PM

Child Friendly?

It’s safe to say that Hollywood has finally figured out the family film. Not in a good way, mind you, but in an instantly

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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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25 Aug 2008 // 1:14 AM

The Black List, Vol. 1

As Lou Gossett Jr. recalls his childhood and early career in Greenwich Village for The Black List, Vol. 1, he sits in a depthless space, a gray screen behind him.

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29 Feb 2008 // 5:40 AM

Even Chris Rock feels flickers of burnout. It’s just that Rock’s version of taking a respite from directing and starring in movies entails

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2 Nov 2007 // 2:59 AM

Bee Movie

A possible trans-species romance turns instead into a strangely balanced relationship comprised of financial and legal accord -- with a bit of ecological crisis and subsequent alignment to boot.

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26 Aug 2007 // 9:59 PM

I Think I Love My Wife

When you strip away all its jokiness and "Rock-isms", there's actually a good film hiding in here.

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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

The movie is an erratic, noisy, and anxious paean to masculine desire. In a word, it's all about dick.

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13 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Everybody Hates Chris

Episode: 'Everyone Hates Corleone' - Despite his parents' firm belief that he will be 'safer' in the all-white school, Chris' status as the only black student opens him up to a daily barrage of abuses.

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The Longest Yard: Widescreen Collector’s Edition (2005)

Given the prison's largely nonwhite population, Paul's friendship with Caretaker (Chris Rock) is invaluable in assembling the team.

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22 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Everybody Hates Chris

The brilliantly constructed and deceptively complex pilot succeeds by not trying to force an awkward story over the exposition required of a premiere episode.

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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Madagascar (2005)

What could be better -- you have four legs, all kinds of energy, and all the room in the world?"

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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Longest Yard (2005)

Sandler is resolutely unriled, whether abused by guards, the warden, or his own teammates, which makes him a decidedly peculiar action comedy hero.

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25 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Comedian (2002)

Comedian presents stand-up comics as working stiffs.

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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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