Thursday, October 8, 2009

50 Word Review: Good Hair

Chris Rock tackles one of the most controversial and misunderstood preoccupations in the African-American community with hilarious, eye opening edutainment. From the Indian hair bearers to the wearers, Rock covers all spots and stays on track;-) No matter how you wear your hair, this film is styled right.

14 More Words:
Bring your friends of all colors because you will have plenty to discuss afterward.

Out of Four

Stars: Chris Rock, Nia Long, Maya Angelou, Melyssa Ford, Raven-Symone, Sarah Jones, Salt n Pepa, Ice T, Tracy Thoms, Eve, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Meagan Good, Lauren London, T-Pain, Paul Mooney, Vanessa Bell-Calloway

Directed by: Jeff Stilson
Executive Producers: Nelson George and Chris Rock
Producers: Jenny Hunter, Kevin O'Donnell, Jeff Stilson
Genre: Documentary

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Friday, July 10, 2009

50 Word Review: Blood:The Last Vampire

Blood is visually exciting with incredible fight choreography. The downside? The Americans. Whenever an American shows up, the film turns dim. When it’s just the Japanese characters, the beautiful photography and incredible fight scenes, things work very well. A great fight film unfortunately loyal to the source material.

Ten more words:

I prefer Japanese film like sushi, authentic with no Americans.

Out of four

Opens in selected cities today

Stars: Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Koyuki
Director: Chris Nahon

Rated R

129 Minutes Action/Suspense/Horror/Thriller

Based on the popular Manga and Anime projects of the same name.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

50 Word Review: "State of Play"

The talented cast is better than the source material. It’s been too long since we’ve seen a quick-witted newsman in film.  Although making Crowe a cop working with McAdams as the blogger, may have given the film more believability. While slower in spots than we want, it’s a well-crafted thriller.

10 more words:

Jason Bateman steals every scene he's in, which aren't enough!

Rating: 3 out of 4

Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Robin Wright Penn, Helen Mirren

Watch the Trailer

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