Articles tagged idris elba

‘Luther’: Idris Elba is Stellar, Again

When the crimes here are standard TV fare -- the copycat killer and the middle class vigilante -- the dramatic filler of the series, Luther’s personal life, bears undue weight.

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Which Portrayal Is Fairer to the Sexes?

Women may often be victims in shows like Luther, but this status frequently exonerates them; men, on the other hand, are labeled sick, creepy and twisted -- there is hardly ever an understanding for their deviant behavior.

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New Jurisdiction: How Will the Dark, Brooding ‘Luther’ Fare Stateside?

Airing on BBC America later in the year, the BBC's recent dark crime series, Luther, deserves to do as well stateside as it's doing here in the UK.

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Stringer Bell Is a Singer/Rapper Now (video)

Idris Elba, the man known to most as The Wire’s Stringer Bell, wants to promote a new alter-ego. This time he’s “King Driis”,

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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

In The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Precious (Jill Scott) is often complicated, sometimes subtle, and determinedly independent -- a few steps ahead of her series.

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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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31 Oct 2008 // 4:12 AM

RocknRolla

Violence is the primary form of communication among all the film's macho posturers.

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‘Rocknrolla’ Marks Ritchie’s Return

It’s been easy to dismiss Guy Ritchie as of late. The soon to be former Mr. Madonna has done little outside the limelight to

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8 Oct 2008 // 5:07 PM

Fast chat with ‘Rocknrolla’ director Guy Ritchie

TORONTO—Probably better known as Madonna’s husband than as a director of high-style, high-attitude, comic-book-type thrillers (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”), Guy Ritchie

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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20 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

This Christmas

A typical domestic dramedy, This Christmas offers one exceptional moment: Chris Brown performing "Try a Little Tenderness."

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2 Nov 2007 // 4:00 AM

American Gangster

As much as American Gangster loves Frank's intelligence and charisma, it must also condemn his criminality.

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11 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

28 Weeks Later (2007)

The moral universe is intractably skewed in 28 Weeks Later, a film that works hard to reflect the world around it.

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5 Apr 2007 // 6:22 AM

The Reaping (2007)

Ben more or less embodies The Reaping's pretended argument between Christian belief and skepticism.

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Tyler Perrys Daddys Little Girls (2007)

A disappointingly outsized villain, Jenny fills up what would have been Madea's space, only she's not so strong, entertaining, or even convincing.

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9 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Gospel (2005)

Frank's ambition to expand the church, following the spectacular-show/mega-church model, has led him to think rather highly of himself as well.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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