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  • Zimmerman's defense succeeded in portraying Rachel Jeantel as the Angry Black Woman

    Zimmerman's defense succeeded in portraying Rachel Jeantel as the Angry Black Woman
    Well, that didn't take long. A week's worth of testimony in the George Zimmerman trial is in the books. And anyone who still believes the nonsense that race wouldn't play a starring role in this legal drama had better consult the playbill. Ladies...
  • 'Top Five' is funnier than it is smart

    'Top Five' is funnier than it is smart
    2.5 stars (out of four) One of the year’s funniest moments comes late in “Top Five,” when a real-life rapper, playing himself, demonstrates that he wants to have a singing career. Naming the person wouldn’t take away the hilarious...
  • 'Think Like a Man' review: Funny attacks in a frustratingly reductive battle of the sexes

    'Think Like a Man' review: Funny attacks in a frustratingly reductive battle of the sexes
    **1/2 (out of four) After seeing these stereotypes on screen approximately 100 billion times, everyone should be tired of movies that position men as immature, commitment-phobic slackers who need to shape up and women as uptight, long-term planners...
  • New Tyler Perry show explores 'grown-folk' relationships

    New Tyler Perry show explores 'grown-folk' relationships
    Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith didn’t have much time to rehearse for their roles as a married couple on TBS’ upcoming dramedy “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” — they taped one episode per day, whereas most shows...
  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
  • 'Jack Reacher' review: Take notes, Tyler Perry

    'Jack Reacher' review: Take notes, Tyler Perry
    *** (out of four) Before learning about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I already was disturbed by a scene of “Jack Reacher” in which a sniper sets up five seemingly random people in his sights before killing them. The world only grows more...
  • 'Alex Cross': Nothing original in this origin story ★★

    'Alex Cross': Nothing original in this origin story ★★
    Not that we needed it, and pardon the trace elements of contempt regarding the familiarity of this particular narrative hook, but: Yet another serial killer movie hits theaters this week. In "Alex Cross," Tyler Perry, way, way out of his signature drag...
  • Zero-star 'Alex Cross' review: A thriller that cannot be taken seriously

    Zero-star 'Alex Cross' review: A thriller that cannot be taken seriously
    Zero stars (out of four) Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.” This thriller plays like...
  • Q&A: 'People Like Us' star Chris Pine and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman

    Q&A: 'People Like Us' star Chris Pine and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman
    You may or may not know that “People Like Us” star Chris Pine auditioned for “Avatar.” It did not go well. “Sometimes you can leave your car in Burbank, Los Angeles, and walk into a conference room and your back is...
  • Video/Q&A: Chicago native Craig Robinson of 'Peeples'

    Video/Q&A: Chicago native Craig Robinson of 'Peeples'
    Apropos of nothing, Craig Robinson is singing R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” The Beverly native best known as Darryl Philbin on “The Office” is in the next room prepping for an interview about “Peeples,”...
  • 'The Best Man Holiday' review: Belated sequel brings home fun

    'The Best Man Holiday' review: Belated sequel brings home fun
    *** (out of four) How long has it been since 1999’s likable, mild “The Best Man”? That movie featured Lauryn Hill music when it was still semi-new. Despite its odd timing and title—you can’t just add seasonal words to a...