Articles tagged nia long

4 Oct 2007 // 12:00 AM

Big Shots

It's as if the last half of the 20th century had achieved nothing more than television's tolerance of the word "penis" (a word repeated ad nauseam on Big Shots).

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16 Jul 2007 // 9:58 PM

Premonition (2007)

While Premonition is not on the same level as The Sixth Sense, it is nonetheless the first thriller in a while to provoke comparable discussion.

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5 Apr 2007 // 2:02 AM

Loveable gangsta Ice Cube ain’t done yet

MIAMI—Ice Cube has a bag of sunflower seeds in front of him and the TV with the sound on low in his bayfront suite.

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4 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

Are We Done Yet? (2007)

A showdown with a raccoon who steals his Corn Nuts grants Ice Cube, Mr. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, the opportunity to mutter, "You should know not to mess with a man's nuts." I can't tell you how painful it is.

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16 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

Premonition (2007)

Sandra Bullock's new thriller takes a tedious turn by suggesting the woman in trouble is "crazy".

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14 Mar 2007 // 2:02 AM

A great script led Sandra Bullock to do thriller

Not so long ago, an actress told the Detroit Free Press that her name was Sandra, and she was a romantic-comicaholic in need of an

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23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Alfie (2004)

Jude Law's performance is wholly charming and energetic.

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21 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Are We There Yet? (2005)

Nick (Ice Cube) is defiantly ungrown-up. In other words, he's ripe for a life lesson.

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Alfie (2004)

Surrounded by urgent, provocative signposts that he just can't see, Alfie remains lost.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Baadasssss! (2003)

Mario Van Peebles came up understanding the power of images as a means to incite and reveal revolution.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Baadasssss! (2004)

At once the biography of Melvin Van Peebles as a young, angry, brilliant filmmaker (played by Mario, who looks achingly like his dad in a couple of shots, with cigar, sculpted face, and black hat), and his own biography.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

In Too Deep (1999)

It’s for real: LL Cool J is a movie star. When he makes his entrance in Michael Rymer’s retread undercover cop movie, the

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The Broken Hearts Club (2000)

In comparison to this club's bunch of self-involved twentysomethings [in 'The Broken Hearts Club'], Dawson and his pals on the 'Creek' are living on the edge.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Boiler Room (2000)

You might love a film about unspeakably wealthy whiteboy stock traders that opens by quoting Biggie Smalls. Then again, you might hate it. The citation is surely reverent, but it also reveals a certain confusion concerning early Biggie rhymes, and maybe hip-hop in general.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Big Momma’s House (2000)

But of course, all this genderfuck is just warm-up for Malcolm/Big Momma's dilemmas when it comes to sex.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Best Man (1999)

Someone I know organized an opening weekend group to go see The Best Man. As he reasons in the invitation he sent out to several friends, Hollywood pays attention to opening weekend box office receipts, and he'd like to ensure that this film's receipts make an impression on the powers that be. You don't see this kind of effort made for just any movie.

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