Jamie Foxx

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Review: Django Unchained

Tarantino reconfigures that classic American genre, the Western, setting his new film in the Deep South, creating what he terms a "Southern," while infusing it with the spaghetti sensibilities of Sergio Leone (director of Tarantino's favorite film, The
Spaghetti southern style
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 21, 2012

Review: Love Ranch

A worthwhile tale might lurk somewhere in Taylor Hackford's latest, but this flaccid look at the early days of Reno's legalized bordello business takes a fictionalized approach to history rather than the more fact-based strategy that enriched Hackford'
"There's no business like ho business!"'
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 02, 2010

Interview: Damon Wayans

"Right now, my intent is not to offend. I just want to laugh. I want to suspend reality."
Getting silly again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2010

Review: Valentine’s Day

I hate Valentine's Day . Not the holiday — that's okay. I mean the movie by that purveyor of grotesque sentiment and smarmy comedy, Garry Marshall.
A terrible case of VD
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 12, 2010
Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more

Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more

Most of you were probably too busy personally livetweeting last night's Grammy Awards to actually watch the performances or pay attention to what pop stars...
By Carrie Battan  |  February 01, 2010

Review: Law Abiding Citizen

If a thousand commenters chained to a thousand typewriters produced a movie script, it would probably read an awful lot like F. Gary Gray’s vigilante-revenge thriller.
Kind of fun, if you can ignore its politics
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 16, 2009


October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009

Interview: Jamie Foxx

"Until you get a chance to define another side of your career, people will always say, 'You're doing it as a hobby.' "
Jamie Foxx on acting, singing, comedy, and controversy
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  August 14, 2009

Review: The Soloist

A small, real-life drama about a homeless musical genius set in the urban present.
Troubled reporter meets homeless musical genius
By TOM MEEK  |  April 24, 2009

The Big Hurt: The Obama jubilance debriefing

Obama is the first president in history to drop a HOVA reference in a campaign speech by way of a little hand-brushy motion, and rappers turned out in droves to support him.
When celebrities celebrate, metaphors suffer
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 18, 2008

Water portraits

Despite their small size, Jessica Gandolf’s paintings have always had a large-scale operatic background informing their imagery.
What Jessica Gandolf chooses to show
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 10, 2008


Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

The Kingdom

Revenge has taken over the screen lately.
Let the carnage begin!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 26, 2007

War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007


The chorus has been singing for months now: Bill Condon’s can’t-miss adaptation of Tom Eyen & Henry Krieger’s 25-year-old Broadway musical is roaring into theaters to save a lackluster fall. Watch the trailer for Dreamgirls (QuickTime)
No-town Motown
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 20, 2007

Oliver's army

While he refers to himself as a “dramatist” rather than a historian, Stone has positioned himself as Hollywood’s gatekeeper to America’s post-war past. Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican se
History gets Stoned
By PAUL BABIN  |  August 09, 2006


A Mann's world

Just because Michael Mann, the producer of Miami Vice back in the ‘80s, is the guy behind the big-screen adaptation, it doesn’t mean he has any reverence or nostalgia for his old series. Watch the trailer for Miami Vice (QuickTime)
Atmosphere floats Miami Vice
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 28, 2006

Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006

St. Anger

Plus new albums by Jewel, the BellRays, and Rebel Meets Rebel.
On the racks: Neil Young's Living with War ; Pearl Jam's comeback album
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 02, 2006


Even the most discerning Southern-rap connoisseur would be hard pressed to tell the minor players apart
By CHRIS NELSON  |  February 02, 2006

Tween and clean

Followers of the increasingly crowded tween-rock scene had much to look forward to when Lindsay Lohan issued Speak (Casablanca), her debut album, 13 months ago.
Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Foxx find their grooves
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 13, 2006