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Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010

Review: Old Dogs

Director Walt Becker re-teams with his Road Hogs star and apparent muse John Travolta for another execrable entry in the aging boomer buddy “comedy” genre.
Might be time to hang 'em up
By ALICIA POTTER  |  November 27, 2009

Soul Men

Mac especially is a joy to watch, and a counterpoint to the humor elsewhere, as he breaks out Temptations-style moves with just the right mix of sly fun and respect for the music.
Plot and crass jokes aside, it's a feel-good film
By MARK BAZER  |  November 05, 2008

Hollyhood wills

Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia were trailblazers in the genre of crunk, a species of hip-hop characterized by big and ugly club beats and chanted semi-sensical choruses.
Three 6 Mafia’s adventures in acting
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  February 04, 2008

Flotsam and jetsam

Steven Soderbergh’s third “Ocean” film is a pastry of a movie, airy, insubstantial, and meant to fill in the gaps between heartier meals.
The tars are adrift in Ocean’s Thirteen
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 05, 2007


Predictable and rickety, yet heartfelt, Pride dips into the rage of civil rights.
Hope floats, and so does Terrance Howard
By TOM MEEK  |  March 21, 2007