Articles tagged don cheadle

Independent Lens: Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

As Adjust Your Color recounts, Petey Greene used his groundbreaking radio and television talk shows to influence millions, winning two Emmy awards and varieties of adulation over the years.

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16 Jan 2009 // 12:00 AM

Hotel for Dogs

Hotel for Dogs is wholly predictable and tiring, delivering its “message” with all the subtlety of a flashing neon sign.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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26 Dec 2008 // 4:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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Don Cheadle likes to be surprised, so he looks for a diversity of roles

If you say “John Wayne,” you know what you’re getting. If you say “Don Cheadle,” prepare to be surprised. “I didn’t get into

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27 Aug 2008 // 2:38 AM

Traitor

While the film appears at first to be complicating the definition of "traitor," it's not long before the potential meanings are reductive and literal.

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Hamburger Hill: 20th Anniversary Edition

For its unflinching approach, its eye for human strength and compassion, its clear message about the catastrophic stupidity of the enterprise itself, this remains among the very best films ever made about men at war.

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28 Nov 2007 // 9:59 PM

Talk to Me

Vibrant, exuberant, colorful and irresistibly alive, Talk to Me is a celebration of a lifestyle as much as a life -- the thumping funk, soul and R&B of the late '60s, early '70s.

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4 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Darfur Now

The documentary showcases small steps, its subjects' work moment by moment to confront a crisis that appears overwhelming -- to feed one child, shelter one rape victim.

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27 Jul 2007 // 3:49 AM

Don Cheadle keeps it real in ‘Talk to Me’

LOS ANGELES—Don Cheadle doesn’t want to punch a reporter. But he may need to punch a reporter. “I need to do something,” the

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13 Jul 2007 // 5:50 AM

Don Cheadle gets the word out about ‘Talk to Me’

“You do what you are able to do,” says Cheadle. “That’s my responsibility as a human. But as an actor, you know, I don’t always want to represent all that is good and noble. Sometimes you just want to, you know, get down a little bit.”

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13 Jul 2007 // 3:21 AM

Talk To Me (2007)

Part biopic, part portrait of an era, Talk to Me presents an ongoing dilemma -- what does it mean to be "black enough" and how does "talk" shape the question and answers?

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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 // 6:00 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 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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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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25 Mar 2007 // 4:13 AM

Mike Binder’s ‘Reign Over Me’ came out of 9/11

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.—Like most everyone, director Mike Binder knows exactly where he was on 9/11. Unlike most of us, though, he didn’t witness it on

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:29 AM

Reign Over Me (2007)

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.

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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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6 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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