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Jackie Long - Stars of the new comedy parody movie 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' took to the red carpet at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Jackie Long and Porscha Coleman - The 2nd Annual Athletes vs Cancer Celebrity Flag Football Game - Granada Hills, California, United States - Sunday 7th September 2014

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Jackie Long - Jackie Long and Rona Gonzales Friday 11th May 2012 attend Rush Friday at Rush nightclub

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Jackie Long - Friday 1st June 2007 at Alma Awards Pasadena, California

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Idlewild Review


Excellent
I didn't go into Idlewild expecting to see one of the best films of 2006. In fact, I didn't go into Idlewild, Bryan Barber's bootlegger/gangster musical, with any expectations. Perhaps Universal was equally perplexed. This really isn't a film you can effectively advertise in any traditional sense. The most challenging films are never that easy. Not having read about the film and not being a fan of musicals - the very thought of Moulin Rouge made my bowels quake - I approached Idlewild with apprehension. I'm a fan of Outkast. I've always preferred Andre 3000's quirk and funk to Big Boi's gangsta shuffle, but I came out of Idlewild with a much richer appreciation for the duo's talent.

You don't need to have heard a single song by Outkast to appreciate Idlewild's brilliance. The film has a life - at times almost fantastical - that springs from the screen and pounces and coos in your lap as though it's wooing you. Barber was a video clip director, he cut his teeth on three minute commercials for bands like Outkast, and he's got the polish down so tight it's almost part of the celluloid. At times it can be distracting. Sometimes there is so much happening on screen that you eyes overload and your brain shuts down. You just can't catch it all. But the music - that snaky (perfectly used) synth bass line, that flapping guitar work, the sugary gut punch of the horns - pulls you back into the film like a musical whirlpool.

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Atl Review


Weak
Watching Chris Robinson's ATL - hip code slang for Atlanta (and just when I got comfortable calling it "Hot-lanta") - we should have no doubt that this coming-of-age story plays out on the streets of the Southern metropolis.

Unfortunately, aside from a few tastes of local flavor, this buffed-clean Boyz n the Hood could have been set on either side of the Mason-Dixon line. The mansions meant to represent the city's wealth could stand beyond any iron gate in Beverly Hills. The greasy spoon diner that attracts the film's high school slackers could be housed in Greenwich Village - the fact that the kids order sweet tea doesn't automatically make ATL southern. Heck, the film's life lessons are obvious to anyone, whether they're from the streets or the suburbs.

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Idlewild Movie Review

I didn't go into Idlewild expecting to see one of the best films of 2006....

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Atl Movie Review

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