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Almost Christmas Trailer


It's everyone's favourite time of year, the Christmas holidays when families come together every year to celebrate the birth of Christ, what could possibly go wrong? In the case of the family in Almost Christmas, everything! This new Christmas comedy film directed by David.E Talbert follows the story of how a beloved patriarch asks his family for a Christmas all together stress free, where they all get along. 

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Dope Trailer


Malcolm Adecombi is not having such a good time in high school. He's constantly bullied for being a geek, as are his best friends Diggy and Jib. But things aren't about to get any easier as he approaches college. He's determined to get the best grades possible and hopefully go to Harvard, but a sexual awakening, a desire to be seen as cool and his love of music might just get in the way. Living in the tough suburb of The Bottoms in Inglewood, California, there's a lot of underground gang and drug crime happening, nonetheless when he is invited to a secret party he is determined to go and prove himself. As bad luck would have it, hitting up an illegal gathering can only see his life go from bad to worse, and when he inadvertently gets caught up in some serious trouble, he has to do some hard thinking to get himself out.

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Dope Trailer


Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is not a cool kid. Growing up as a geek in 1990s Inglewood, CA, is a sure-fire way to ensure that you are far from cool. He spends his time working hard on his school work and desperately trying to get into Harvard University - all while living in The Bottoms neighbourhood, surrounded by gangsters and drug dealers. However, a sudden invitation to a small underground party for him and his friends, leads him into a strange adventure in the world of hip hop during its golden age, and establishes him as DOPE, a character who may truly be his actual self.

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'AWAKE: The Life Of Yogananda'

Kimberly Elise - Stars attended the Los Angeles premiere of 'AWAKE: The Life Of Yogananda' which was held at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain'

Kimberly Elise - Los Angeles premiere of 'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain' - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 27th June 2013

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The Humane Society's 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala

Kimberly Elise and Taylour Paige - The Humane Society's 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 23rd March 2013

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Kimberly Elise, Charlotte Ross and Taylour Paige
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Kimberly Elise and Taylour Paige
Kimberly Elise, Charlotte Ross and Taylour Paige

Movies For Grownups Awards

Kimberly Elise - Movies for Grownups Awards - Los Angeles, California, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th February 2013

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5th Annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive Held At Playhouse Nightclub

Kimberly Elise Tuesday 11th December 2012 5th Annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive held at Playhouse Nightclub

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For Colored Girls Trailer


Tyler Perry re-works and Ntozake Shange's 1975 choreopoem/play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. The movie adaptation sees Shange's play given a new lease of life by Why Did I Get Married director/screenwriter Tyler Perry.

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Woman Thou Art Loosed Review


Weak
It can be extremely difficult to deal with such heavy issues as incest, ignored abuse, and redemption without allowing the topics to take over in lieu of connecting with the characters involved. And nobody wants to take issue with films about women climbing out of victimization because we all hate to see the wimp who screams instead of taking action. Nobody wants to be the person who watches a woman, or young innocent girl, go through a torturous experience and say that the screen time was wasted. But, unfortunately, I have to be that person.

Hopes were high walking into Woman Thou Art Loosed. Here were a male screenwriter and a male director tackling under-acknowledged issues, led by an actress with amazing talent, Kimberly Elise (Beloved). The film starts with a powerful revival scene in which Elise walks in, straining to hold back a multitude of emotions as she pulls out a gun and shoots, we know not at what or whom, but whatever happened landed her in jail confessing to the very Reverend who led the town meeting.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Review


Extraordinary
I'm a huge fan of the original Manchurian Candidate, so naturally I approached Jonathan Demme's redo with some amount of trepidation. In this, the year of the shoddy remake, we've already seen such hack jobs as The Stepford Wives, The Big Bounce, and The Punisher, among a half-dozen or so updates. The catch of course is that the original Manchurian is a classic. If Demme screwed it up, it wouldn't be the same as if he'd botched a Dolph Lundgren movie.

With a heavy sigh of relief I'm happy to report that Demme's done right by the original. Demme takes the best of the 1962 movie, updates it appropriately for the corporate power-trip of the 2000s, and puts some spin into the plot, so even if you watched the original on DVD last week, you still won't be able to guess how this one will end.

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John Q Review


Very Good
It's tough to imagine a movie star of Denzel Washington's stature making a credible beleaguered everyman, but Washington does it in John Q. Unlike, say, Cary Grant, who always looked like the sharpest looking dude in Hollywood even when playing "regular guys," Denzel goes out of his way to ugly himself a bit, letting his hair grow a little unruly and adding on some chunky pounds. It's not necessary in a film with as much big movie sheen as this one, but it shows Washington's dedication - a trait that leaps off the screen, commands the movie, and pulls the entire audience in.

Washington, as John Q. Archibald, is today's blueprint, American blue-collar worker. He's an experienced Chicago machinist, a proud guy only able to work part-time hours due to the lack of work. The resulting scant paychecks lead to embarrassing situations, such as the repossession of his car, leaving his wife pissed off and his young son confused. The timing with today's marketplace couldn't be better in gaining the audience's sympathies.

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Beloved Review


Bad
Long-awaited before its release, most viewers of Beloved have tried to forget the multi-hour ordeal of a train wreck that their beloved Toni Morrison novel became on the big screen. As befits any Oprah pet project, Beloved the movie is indulgent, egocentric to its star (Winfrey, of course), heavy-handed, and sanctimonious. The story of emancipated slave Sethe (Winfrey), her daughter Denver and the drooling, gibbering zombie named Beloved (Thandie Newton, in a role that is as embarrassing as it is horrific) is somehow simplistic and utterly nonsensical at the same time. Director Jonathan Demme is also at fault for failing to exhibit even a modicum of restraint in making this film. After 3 hours of excrutiating torture on screen (costumes and set design aside), you'll probably agree with me that the worst thing about Beloved is that it's simply too long. By about 3 hours.

John Q Review


Bad

From its very first scene, "John Q" feels as if it's designed to put a choke leash around your neck so director Nick Cassavetes can give it a good, hard yank whenever he wants you to feel something.

In this opening scene we watch a pretty blonde in a white BMW passing cars on a winding mountain road with a double yellow line. I'm sure I don't have to tell you what's coming, but Cassavetes toys with the viewer, dragging out a couple close calls to make your heart race before -- whammo! Squashed blonde.

What does this have to do with a movie about factory worker Denzel Washington taking over an emergency room at gunpoint to get his dying son a heart transplant? You guessed it -- the girl's an organ donor. But "John Q" doesn't get back to her until 10 minutes before the end of the movie. Cassavetes just puts it at the beginning for shock value.

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Bait Review


Bad

Director Anthony Fuqua doesn't seem terribly interested in the plot of "Bait," a impotent "Enemy of the State" knock-off that reeks of a sloppy re-write designed to accommodate the comedy stylings of Jamie Foxx in the Will Smith-type role.

Fuqua's main focus is turning the picture into a resume-builder and he spends the whole two hours showing off his technique. Dripping with visual flair overkill, the chase scenes, stunts and explosions get the deluxe treatment. A 30-second sex scene is shot from about 20 angles. Even a throwaway speech Foxx gives about missing his father (it's just a line to get his ex-girlfriend in the sack) is filmed with four or five cameras -- one of them restlessly circling him as he mock-emotes -- and edited with slow-motion effects and multiple fade-ins and fade-outs.

"Lookie what I can do!" Fuqua seems to be saying, much as he did in "The Replacement Killers," Chow Yun-Fat's Hong-Kong-style American debut. "Please don't send me back to making music videos!"

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Kimberly Elise Movies

Almost Christmas Trailer

Almost Christmas Trailer

It's everyone's favourite time of year, the Christmas holidays when families come together every year...

Dope Trailer

Dope Trailer

Malcolm Adecombi is not having such a good time in high school. He's constantly bullied...

Dope Trailer

Dope Trailer

Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is not a cool kid. Growing up as a geek in 1990s...

For Colored Girls Trailer

For Colored Girls Trailer

Tyler Perry re-works and Ntozake Shange's 1975 choreopoem/play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide...

Woman Thou Art Loosed Movie Review

Woman Thou Art Loosed Movie Review

It can be extremely difficult to deal with such heavy issues as incest, ignored abuse,...

The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Movie Review

The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Movie Review

I'm a huge fan of the original Manchurian Candidate, so naturally I approached Jonathan Demme's...

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John Q Movie Review

John Q Movie Review

It's tough to imagine a movie star of Denzel Washington's stature making a credible beleaguered...

Diary Of Mad Black Woman Movie Review

Diary Of Mad Black Woman Movie Review

"Diary of a Mad Black Woman" is an obscenely hypocritical comedy-drama that climbs high on...

The Manchurian Candidate Movie Review

The Manchurian Candidate Movie Review

Director Jonathan Demme's remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" is eerily effective in bringing the 1962...

John Q Movie Review

John Q Movie Review

From its very first scene, "John Q" feels as if it's designed to put a...

Bait Movie Review

Bait Movie Review

Director Anthony Fuqua doesn't seem terribly interested in the plot of "Bait," a impotent "Enemy...

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