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Stephanie Allain - 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival - "The Conjuring 2" Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, Los Angeles Film Festival - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016

Stephanie Allain
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Josh Welsh, Brian Grazer, Stephanie Allain , Jason Blum - 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival - 'Lowriders' at ArcLight Cinemas - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinemas’ Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles Film Festival - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 1st June 2016

Josh Welsh, Brian Grazer, Stephanie Allain and Jason Blum
Josh Welsh, Brian Grazer, Stephanie Allain and Jason Blum
Josh Welsh, Brian Grazer, Stephanie Allain and Jason Blum
Josh Welsh, Brian Grazer, Stephanie Allain and Jason Blum
Josh Welsh, Brian Grazer, Stephanie Allain and Jason Blum
Josh Welsh, Brian Grazer, Stephanie Allain and Jason Blum

Stephanie Allain - 20th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival - 'Dear White People' - Premiere - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th June 2014

Stephanie Allain

Stephanie Allain - 45th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd February 2014

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Stephanie Allain and Forest Whitaker - 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival - "Fruitvale Station" Premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th June 2013

Stephanie Allain and Forest Whitaker
Stephanie Allain and Forest Whitaker
Stephanie Allain and Forest Whitaker

Black Snake Moan Review


Excellent
Such an unfortunate title for this interesting movie about kindred spirits on a slow, low rumble to personal salvation. Yet for Memphis-bred filmmaker Craig Brewer, Black Snake Moan represents more than your conventional character study. It is a suspension bridge stretched over the dreaded sophomore slump that swallows far too many promising young directors these days.

Brewer's debut feature Hustle and Flow took open-minded viewers on a realistic foray into the world of do-it-yourself hip-hop, proving how hard life can be out there for a pimp (unless, of course, you are a member of Three Six Mafia on Oscar night). Moan continues to bathe in Tennessee hardship and failure as it alternately convinces us that life isn't much easier for backwoods Southern skanks and the men they love but who done them wrong.

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Something New Review


Weak
More than 30 years ago, close-minded sitcom character George Jefferson dogged neighbors Helen and Tom Willis for partaking in an interracial relationship. The pint-sized loudmouth dubbed the duo a "zebra," and audiences howled with laughter because the notion of a mixed-race couple was relatively unfamiliar. By the time the television show went off the air in 1985, the joke had run its course.

So why is scripter Kriss Turner, a veteran of generic sitcom writing, attempting to blow the dust off the concept for newfound laughs? Turner's treatment for Sanaa Hamri's Something New pits races against each other to tell the often-turbulent courtship of Kenya (Sanaa Lathan), a black accountant, and Brian (Simon Baker), her white landscape architect. Color colors everything for this duo as they try to make a relationship work, and New overplays the racial chip on its shoulder to the detriment of the romantic date movie that's buried at its core.

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Biker Boyz Review


Weak
Ever since I saw my first Ruff Ryders video on MTV that featured hip hop stars like DMX and Eve riding tricked-out motorcycles, I knew that a black biker trend was on its way. Then when I saw a group of black bikers hanging out on the side of the highway in North Carolina over Christmas, I knew it had arrived.

So it was really only a matter of time that a movie like Biker Boyz would be released, ripe to cash in on the fad of glammed-up, nitrous-powered high-speed bike racing. And judging from all the ads for Biker Boyz, it seemed like the motorbike fans would get just what they wanted: a Fast and the Furious on two wheels--plenty of explosions, crashes, tits, and dumb as a rock dialogue. I expected it so much that I was actually looking forward to that kind of experience with this film, but that's far from what the movie is.

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Such an unfortunate title for this interesting movie about kindred spirits on a slow, low...

Something New Movie Review

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