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Thursday, July 10 2008

Truth in Humor

The second season of The Boondocks tackles issues that are important to the hip-hop community with contributions from numerous hip-hop artists. Boondocks Response Syndrome explains why we react to this series the way we do.


Monday, October 8 2007

The Boondocks

As always, the adults provide the show's least attractive possibilities. They're slow-walking, fast-talking jokes.


Monday, November 13 2006

Little Man (2006)

Little Man requires a heroic (or myopic) suspension of disbelief on the part of all the adults in the film that is truly fantastic, if not a little miraculous, to keep it all going.


Friday, July 14 2006

Little Man (2006)

None of these gender clichés is especially funny, and it doesn't help that Marlon Wayans' face often looks sloppily pasted onto the stunt bodies who do all the running around, falling, and crashing.


Friday, May 28 2004

Soul Plane (2004)

Perhaps the tribulations of Snoop's home life produced the tiresome distractedness of his performance in Soul Plane.


Monday, December 8 2003

The Tracy Morgan Show

Tracy Mitchell (Tracy Morgan) is more bland than 'streetwise,' a means to market 'blackness' to NBC's viewers.


Friday, November 29 2002

Friday After Next (2002)

'I look at myself and the movies I do as a brand,' Ice Cube tells 'Variety'.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Next Friday (1999)

Arriving in theaters five years later, Next Friday is the kind of sequel that will elicit much grumping from critics and other people who purport know what's good for you. The problems with the film are obvious -- like all sequels, it's designed to make money.


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