Southside With You captures the moment that Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama formerly Robinson (Tika Sumpter) shared their first date and kiss in 1989. The film follows the story of Barack, a young law associate, who's on a mission to woo and win the heart of Michelle (who worked as a lawyer for the same company.) The story sees them travelling from the Art Institute of Chicago to watching a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and finally ending up at the sight of their first kiss, outside an ice cream parlour.
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Vanessa Bell Calloway - 9th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th February 2016
Vanessa Bell Calloway - 'Freeze Frame' Gala and Architects of Change - Arrivals at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 4th February 2016
Is anybody else getting tired of doofus dad comedies? I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure I've seen every emasculating joke there could be about stereotypically incompetent men being left alone with their kids and bungling everything while their wives are away. But here comes "Cheaper by the Dozen" anyway.
A loose remake of a 1950 laffer about a huge turn-of-the-century family headed by a stern efficiency expert, this version spends its opening voice-over explaining how Tom and Kate Baker (Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt) ended up with 12 kids in this age of easy contraception before it launches into a multiple helping of the same old themes of clueless parents and kiddie chaos.
Escaped pet frogs and butt-biting dogs abound even before the plot kicks in, seeing the family move from their rural Illinois homestead to the hustle and bustle of Chicago when Dad, now a college football coach (in an abandonment of the original's most essential ingredient), is offered his dream job heading the team at his Division One alma mater.
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A pair of robust performances from Laurence Fishburne and Derek Luke (the Antwone Fisher of "Antwone Fisher") raise the laughably-titled motorcycle action flick "Biker Boyz" slightly above its veneer as a two-wheel rip-off of "The Fast and the Furious."
Similarly set in the "sideshow" world of illegal street racing, this movie comes minus the ridiculous cops-vs.-smugglers subplot and plus some impressive Western-inspired trick riding. In one scene two bikers speed down the freeway, dismounted to one side of their muscle-cycles with both feet in metal-soled boots, making contact with the road and sending out 20-foot sparks.
But while the plot is utterly predictable -- Kid (Luke), a hot-headed but talented up-and-coming racer, wants to challenge long-time champion Smoke (Fishburne) for his title -- the love-hate relationship between the two (Kid's dad had been Smoke's mechanic) has more depth and dimension than this kind of over-polished B-movie usually musters (see Sylvester Stallone and Kip Pardue in the formulaic, Formula One-themed "Driven").
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Southside With You captures the moment that Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama formerly...
Is anybody else getting tired of doofus dad comedies? I don't know about you, but...