Articles tagged vanessa williams

10 Dec 2009 // 4:00 AM

Ugly Betty Is Dead to Me

I've stuck by it through thick and thin, but Ugly Betty is over for me. Poor acting, ridiculous plots, and sanctimonious moralising have put an end to it.

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Hannah Montana: The Movie

In Hannah Montana: The Movie, Miley Cyrus gets back to her roots, re-learns the importance of family, and purges herself of the poisons of materialism. For a minute.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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The beauty of Ugly Betty is that it examines everyday situations under a highly-magnified microscope.

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5 Oct 2006 // 1:43 AM

Ugly Betty

In Ugly Betty, "beauty" appears to be the primary barrier in the way of women's equality, to the point of ignoring other structural discriminations.

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25 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

South Beach

Despite the seeming scandal and sensationalism, the series is bland and unmemorable.

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23 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Murder One: Season One

Mesmerizingly played by Daniel Benzali, Ted respects the law but understands that the courthouse is just one of its venues.

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Candyman: Special Edition (1992)

Kasi Lemmons says, 'The Candyman is born of extreme racism against him.'"

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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

Everyone is unhappy at the prospect of the drive from L.A., as it entails numerous days stuffed in Nate's newly outfitted SUV.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Shaft (2000)

It’s Isaac Hayes’s music, of course, that resonates. Whatever else you say about that “complicated man” named John Shaft, that whaa-whaa-whaa theme song

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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