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Review: For Colored Girls
Can a mid-'70s play consisting of 20 monologues delivered by seven women survive the transition to movie screens in 2010? The short answer: not if it's adapted by Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry turns Ntozake Shange’s “choreopoem” into . . . a Tyler Perry movie.
| October 30, 2010
Doomsday is good therapy. What does it matter that billions die if that brings a family together in one big hug?
Doom and doomer: the bullshit hits the fans
| November 13, 2009
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
| September 18, 2009
W. gets a B
Josh Brolin prevails over Oliver Stone’s shaky portrait
| October 15, 2008
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
| September 08, 2008
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 2008
Run, Fat Boy, Run
Not even new leather can hide the sweat and desperation of this non-starting shill.
Cold feet and Nikes
| March 25, 2008
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
The Pursuit of Happyness
Not what you’d expect given the title or star Will Smith’s wholesome persona — no, not at all. Watch the trailer for The Pursuit of Happyness (QuickTime)
A career-capping performance for Smith
| February 20, 2007
If there’s no limit to your love of fat jokes, this is the movie for you. Watch the trailer for Norbit (QuickTime)
Filled with stereotypes only Hollywood could love
| February 14, 2007
Fractured fairy tales
Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
| December 28, 2006
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