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Friday, November 1 2013

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - November 2013

This month we move further away from the popcorn summer towards the prestige titles as Award Season heats up. This month alone will see Matthew McConaughey and Alexander Payne vying for Oscar glory, as well as the return of The Hunger Games.


Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Reviews

Thursday, November 6 2008

Soul Men

While it's surely moving to see the closing credits tribute to the much-missed Bernie Mac, the route to that end is slow going.


Thursday, February 7 2008

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.


Thursday, January 5 2006

Roll Bounce (2005)

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


Thursday, September 22 2005

Roll Bounce (2005)

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


Thursday, May 30 2002

Undercover Brother (2002)

Peppered with Chappellian hilarities (and the man can riff), it is more like Austin Powers than a hard-hitting satire, minus Mike Meyers' mania, plus Lee's deft direction and Griffin's own brand of energy.


Blogs

Friday, November 15 2013

'The Best Man Holiday' and the Tyler Perry Effect

How the climate and proposed demographic have changed since Malcolm D. Lee delivered The Best Man over 14 years ago.


Sunday, June 15 2008

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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