Articles tagged mike epps

‘Next Day Air’ is Dead on Arrival

It’s no secret that most filmmakers have their muses, directors who came before them from whom they draw inspiration and ideas. While some consider

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8 May 2009 // 2:30 AM

Next Day Air

For all its speed and commotion, Next Day Air is a movie you've seen before.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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15 Jun 2008 // 8:30 AM

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

There is a fine line between realism and the ridiculous. Put another way, when dealing with ethnic archetypes, it is easy to confuse truth with

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7 Feb 2008 // 10:55 PM

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

There's a not bad movie inside of Welcome Home, briefly visible in the quiet center provided by Margaret Avery, especially.

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28 Nov 2007 // 8:59 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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21 Sep 2007 // 1:59 AM

Resident Evil: Extinction

Carlos (Oded Fehr) matches Alice's not-so-interesting self-importance with a wry, almost-alternate perspective, self-aware and even sometimes unexpected.

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27 Jul 2007 // 2:49 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 // 4:50 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 // 2:21 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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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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2 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Something New (2006)

As the film is focused on Kenya's dilemmas, Brian is something of a cipher, the primary force for her transformation without a life beyond her vision.

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6 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

'Teenage boys alone in Chicago for the summer spells trouble, especially with a lot of pretty extras around,' says Malcolm Lee.

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22 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Honeymooners (2005)

While most of the target audience for the movie may not remember the TV version, Schultz's Honeymooners unfortunately forgets what was most appealing about the show.

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23 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

The most impressive extra on the DVD of The Fighting Temptations is a selection of 'extended music numbers'.

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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

Having demonstrated conclusively that she's a whole lotta woman in Goldmember, Beyoncé Knowles now shows another side.

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29 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

Friday After Next (2002)

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

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All About the Benjamins (2002)

'All About the Benjamins'... relies heavily on the considerable chemistry between Epps and Cube: sometimes it's just fun to watch them entertain one another, which they clearly do.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

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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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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