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Laurence Fishburne is proud to wear the mantle of Justice Thurgood Marshall

LOS ANGELES — The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the

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22 Apr 2010 // 9:58 PM

Armored

Two armored cars are robbed of $42 million by a batch of grimy characters, including Matt Dillon, who looks like a snake who’s been repeatedly beaten with a burnt stick.

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26 Feb 2009 // 3:27 AM

The Black List: Vol. 2

The sheer beauty of the images creates its own sort of narrative, a visual demonstration of The Black List's original impetus to recover the typically "negative" denomination of the "black list" and reframe it as positive and inspiring.

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Laurence Fishburne puts his fingerprints on America’s most popular TV drama

LOS ANGELES - During a press conference last month on the sprawling set of “CSI,” a journalist with obviously little regard for his own well-being

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Laurence Fishburne steps in to save CBS’ top-rated series ‘CSI’

LOS ANGELES - After Jan. 15, Gil Grissom’s bug-studying, evidence-sorting, murder-solving ways come to an end on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” William Petersen, who has

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Even if CSI won't articulate its race politics, the introduction of Laurence Fishburne into this whiter-than-white team of investigators can't help but call up memories of the long-troubled Warrick (Gary Dourdan).

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28 Mar 2008 // 3:00 AM

21

Even if card counting is legal, this gangster-style brutality plainly cannot be, yet it provides long minutes of hackneyed menace, a B-movie plot point that only underlines 21's unoriginality.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse

The openness and honesty with which Eleanor Coppola portrays her husband is by far the greatest asset of Hearts of Darkness.

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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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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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15 Apr 2007 // 10:59 PM

Bobby (2006)

As reporter Warren Wilson remembers, "That would have been less of an impact on me, had I been shot [as he nearly was], than Kennedy being killed, stopped, in a moment in America's history, when we needed him and his advocacy more than ever before."

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26 Mar 2007 // 4:18 AM

Cowabunga! ‘TMNT’ rules

All it took to conquer 300 indomitable Spartan warriors was four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. “TMNT,” the animated green guys’ return to the big screen after 14

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:27 AM

TMNT (2007)

The CGI allows the Turtles to have facial expressions, though here these mostly range from angsty to angstier.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Bobby (2006)

With Kennedy serving as a symbol for what might have been, Bobby illustrates the problems he identifies.

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Mission Impossible III (2006)

A movie titled M:I:III can't lean too hard on verbal wit, and so it quickly leaves Laurence Fishburne behind to head out into the actionated field.

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28 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

It is in her relationships with other kids that Akeelah becomes unusual even within her formula film.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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