Articles tagged kerry washington

4 Feb 2009 // 8:58 PM

Lakeview Terrace

The movie doesn't stay fixed on its well-drawn sociological cul-de-sac; the score becomes ominous.

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‘Lakeview Terrace’ actress Kerry Washington flies under the radar

SAN FRANCISCO - Kerry Washington might be the most famous actress whose name you don’t know. She played the wife of Forest Whitaker’s

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19 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

Lakeview Terrace

Lisa (Kerry Washington) is Lakeview Terrace's most dislocated figure, caught between an overbearing father and a frenzied husband.

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View from this ‘Terrace’ is Atypical

Even with years of consideration and compromise, race remains a far too risky hot button topic. No matter how you present it - comically, dramatically,

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Not every comic book movie is geared toward the nearing middle aged geek - something naysayers of the Fantastic Four franchise fail to comprehend.

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26 Aug 2007 // 10:59 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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18 Jun 2007 // 4:09 AM

Writer takes another ‘Fantastic’ voyage

The call to Mark Frost from his agent in 2003 started out, “This might seem like a crazy idea ...” The agent was suggesting that he think

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18 Jun 2007 // 3:57 AM

The Silver Surfer finally lands on summer movie screens

He’s a Christ figure on a flying surfboard. A chrome-plated philosopher. A herald of doom. The Oscar statuette come to life. Marvel Comics’ Silver

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

At the start of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the now incorporated superheroes are negotiating endorsement contracts.

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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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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Based on Giles Foden’s novel of the same name this bold, visceral cinematic-bodyblow takes a political maelstrom and a maniacal dictator and squeezes them into the mould of a genre-picture.

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28 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Dead Girl (2006)

An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.

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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 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

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.

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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

That Nicholas is also capable of great horrors, specifically in that he lets others act it for him and gets away with it, makes him, at some level, even more troubling than Amin.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

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.

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12 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Fantastic Four (2005)

The superpowers bring trauma, anger, and confusion, and eventually a sense of responsibility, as the crew decides to do good with what they've got.

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29 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

John's casually precise athleticism and stuttering are oddly enchanting.

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