Think Like A Man Too film review

So, the gang’s all back for a wedding and a weekend of naughtiness in Sin City. The couples separate for their bachelor/bachelorette parties and the mayhem quickly ensues. The fellas, led once again by Kevin Hart, try and make Michael’s (Terrence J) last night of freedom the best he’s ever had, but of course, they …
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Charles’ Alex Cross film review

Now, the big fuss over this was whether or not Tyler Perry, known for his over-the-top role as the matriarch “Madea” in his films/plays that put him on the map and kept him there, could pull off the role of Alex Cross. I wanted him to bring it, but in the end, I was the …
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Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema film review

Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema is about the rise and fall of crime lord Lucky Kunene, as it depicts his growth from small time car-jacker to big time crime boss in corruption-ridden Johannesburg, South Africa. Lucky, along with his child-hood friend/partner-in-crime, Zakes, slowly become modern-day Robin Hoods for their people when they refuse to live in the …
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Charles reviews Cop Out

Wow. This was pretty bad. Where do I begin? To say this flick was pretty much the epitome of “clichés” pretty much sums it up. Nothing really new but even their attempt on the “old” was…well…old. Bruce Willis offered nothing fresh, while Tracy Morgan pretty much showed that one can only take his style of …
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Charles reviews I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Tyler Perry’s back with his film version of his stage play, and once again he goes with his recurring theme of “lost woman found”. Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson plays the lost sista this go-around, as a nightclub singer that battles her own demons of booze, her troubled niece and nephews suddenly thrust upon her, …
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Charles takes on the Transformers

Part 2 of the popular toys of Hasbro series could have been billed as “Less than meets the eye.” Shia and Megan return, along with Optimus and his crew to do battle with Mega and his metal mates. This time around the flick sets out to explain in greater detail how the war began. Now, …
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The Soloist film review

Here’s a review of the new Jamie Foxx/Robert Downey Jr. film The Soloist, by long-time contributor Sir Charles Maye. Ok, so this is pretty tricky. This review is kinda like Lindsay Lohan – it goes both ways, so bear with me. The Soloist is about homeless, Julliard-trained cellist/violinist Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) who’s suffering from …
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Fast & Furious film review

Ok, so, the ole gang is back. Thank the heavens above. As a fan of the series, it was good to see the O.G.s again. F&F: Tokyo Drift was REALLY reachin’ with Bow Wow in it. Vin Deezy (Dom), Paul Walker (Brian), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Jordana Brewster (Mia) all return for the fourth installment …
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Soul Men – Soul to Soul film review

“Soul Men” is about two washed-up and estranged backup R&B singers trying for that one last shot at soul glory.  Helmed by “The Best Man” director Malcolm D. Lee, Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac play “bitter” (Bernie as Floyd Henderson) and “bitterest” (Sam as Louis Hinds) as they get their road trip on to play …
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Constellation film review

Year: 2005 Constellation deals with an African-American family dealing with racial and familial issues in Huntsville, Alabama. It stars Billy Dee Williams as a bitter man still harboring the ill-effects of the old South and its prejudiced practices that he holds responsible for his sister’s (Gabrielle Union) life-wasting pursuit of a white man that could …
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Daddy’s Little Girls film review

Year: 2007 “Daddy’s Little Girls” takes baby-mama-drama to a whole ‘notha level. The story revolves around a struggling mechanic (Idris Elba) who’s fighting for custody of his three girls from his ultra-ghettofied, hoochi-ass ex-girlfriend (Tasha Smith), whose ruthless boyfriend is the local “street pharmacist.” As he fights for custody, he falls for the attorney (Gabrielle …
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Dreamgirls film review

Year: 2006 Ok, I just saw Dreamgirls…or what I like to call Behind The Music: Destiny’s Child (Just ki’in! LOL). Since the “remake” theme is the new norm for Hollywood, I can say I’ve never seen the play (Damn shame, ain’t it?), so it was a good thing and a bad thing: Good that I …
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Flip the Script film review

Year: 2005 Flip the Script is a romantic comedy about two high school loves trying at reconnect as a result from the loss of a mutual high school friend. Robin Givens plays a massage therapist still holding on to feelings for her high school love, played by Miguel A. Nunez Jr., now a successful gynecologist, …
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The Gospel film review

Year: 2005 The Gospel is about a man (Boris Kodjoe); a secular music star that returns to his father’s church after his father falls ill. Now before I begin my critique, can anyone tell me if I’ll go to Hell for giving a religious film a bad review? Damn. Ok, well, I better not be …
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High Tension film review

Year: 2005 This French-to-English, fast-paced gore-fest that will have your heart pounding, your head spinning, and your stomach squeamish, all to which the blood lovers out there will find very appealing. Marie and Alex, two college friends, spend a weekend at Alex’s parents’ farm before studying for college exams. One problem. Death rings the doorbell …
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Phat Girlz film review

Year: 2006 Give it up one time for the thickness, y’all, because the Plus-sizers need love, too! Ya heard?! Phat Girlz is about a woman who has always had trouble taking the weight off and dealing with the issues, the glares, and the ridicule that goes along with being a big woman in today’s society, …
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Premium film review

Year: 2006 Premium is a film about Cool (Dorian Missick), a 28-year-old struggling actor tired of auditioning for stereotypical African-American roles and, along with being stuck in a dead end job as a gas station attendant, he rides a bike and lives at home with his mother and her boyfriend, who also happens to be …
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