Articles tagged terrence howard

Lucasfilm’s ‘Red Tails’ Is Well-Intentioned But Thin

Red Tails is enjoyable enough and, like other George Lucas films, more throwback pulp than somber drama.

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Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Wednesdays

If you want to know what's new on primetime TV this fall, stop right here.

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24 Apr 2009 // 2:25 AM

Fighting

For all its attention to local "color", Fighting focuses on the white boy's progress.

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27 Jan 2009 // 7:59 PM

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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26 Dec 2008 // 3:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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Terrence Howard: Shine Through It

Howard's road from the acting world to the musical arena results in plenty of ideas but minimal cohesion.

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Iron Man (Two-Disc Special Collector’s Edition)

Every explosion and punch-line lives and dies by Downey's performance, but he proves more than up to the task, making the ride all the more enjoyable.

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Stan Lee’s ‘Iron Man’ leads way for latest Blu-ray titles

Ten years ago, Stan Lee was frustrated about the inability to get impressive versions of Marvel Comics super heroes to the movie screen. “It seemed

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22 Aug 2008 // 4:20 AM

Terrence Howard sings and plays his own songs on his new album — and they're nothing like those of his signature film character.

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30 Jul 2008 // 3:43 AM

Pop 20: Super hero formula evolving

In only 10 days, the Batman defeated the Joker, delivered a one-two punch to Harvey Dent and amassed more than $300 million at the box office. But

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15 Jun 2008 // 9:45 PM

Dear Marvel Comics

Dear Marvel Comics: Get ready. If rumors are true, and you are indeed lowballing Jon Favreau out of participation in Iron Man 2 (a story now

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2 May 2008 // 2:33 AM

Jon Favreau’s preparation pays off in ‘Iron Man’

Jon Favreau heard the whispers, the murmurs of “What the hey?” when he was selected by Marvel Studios to turn the comic-book empire’s Iron

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1 May 2008 // 2:13 AM

Iron Man

For all Tony's new understanding of "peace," the fact that Iron Man is in fact a weapon allows the film to do what summer movies must do: clanking and bashing, zooming, shooting, and exploding.

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It’s Super Year for once-troubled actor Robert Downey Jr., starting with ‘Iron Man’

The Summer of Downey? On Friday, “Iron Man”—easily one of the smartest, most satisfying comic-book superhero movies since Tim Burton’s first “Batman”—opens

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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