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Premiere of 'Blunt Talk'

Golden Brooks - Premiere of 'Blunt Talk' held at the DGA Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

46th NAACP Image Awards

Golden Brooks - 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at the Pasadena Civic Center - Arrivals - Pasadena, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

The 46th NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals

Golden Brooks - The 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at the Pasadena Civic Center - Arrivals at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Pasadena, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015

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THE 46th NAACP Image Awards

Golden Brooks - THE 46th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Pasadena, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

Danielle Nicolet, Golden Brooks, Eva Marcille and Gabrielle Dennis
Danielle Nicolet, Golden Brooks, Eva Marcille and Gabrielle Dennis
Danielle Nicolet, Golden Brooks, Eva Marcille and Gabrielle Dennis
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6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music Event

Golden Brooks - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event which was held at the Avalon in Hollywood. Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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Time Code Review


OK
Sorry, Mr. Lynch, your place at the head of the avant-garde experimental filmmaker table has been given away. Messrs. Jarmusch, Toback, Korine, and Cronenberg, you'll all be eating outside. Mike Figgis will be taking over for all of you, and don't come back.

Figgis, who earned a Best Director Oscar nomination for Leaving Las Vegas in 1996, appears to have gone a little funny in the head last year with his inexplicable and nearly dialogue-free The Loss of Sexual Innocence. Now he's fully gone off the deep end with what may be the most ambitious experiment ever: Time Code.

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Beauty Shop Review


Weak
The laughs come fast and easy in "Beauty Shop," a sharp-tonguedspin-off from IceCube's "Barbershop"comedies that follows stylist Gina Norris (Queen Latifah) as she opensher own salon. But the minimal-effort plot keeps getting underfoot.

After performing peripheral duties in "Barbershop2: Back in Business," Gina has moved fromChicago to Atlanta in this picture so her daughter can attend a prestigiousperforming arts school. To pay for it she's been putting up with workingunder Jorge, the pompous, flamboyantly skanky owner of a ritzy downtownsalon -- played by Kevin Bacon with a gleefully bad Euro-trash accent andgreasy, over-highlighted hair in his eyes.

But as the movie opens, she's just about had enough. Packingup her scissors and you-go-girl self-confidence, she hooks a small bankloan and fixes up a neglected beauty shop on the edge of a rough neighborhood,where inherits a handful of mouthy stylists with chips on their shouldersand hopes for the best.

Following the successful "Barbershop" formula,the movie's strength is its colorful cast of characters for whom no topic-- from bikini waxes to Oprah Winfrey -- is off-limits to zingers and smartremarks. They range from the ever under-appreciated Alfre Woodard as aheritage-proud black hairdresser who knows a Maya Angelou quote for everyoccasion to Alicia Silverstone as a bumpkin shampoo girl (with an unconvincingsouthern accent) who leaves Jorge's with Gina and gets a ghetto makeoverafter slowly winning over her new co-workers.

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