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  • Review: 'Top Five'

    Review: 'Top Five'
    "I don't feel funny anymore," complains the movie star played by Chris Rock in "Top Five," but don't worry. Unlike Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories," this cinematic confessional, which is also a genial wish-fulfillment fantasy, is actually funny. It's...
  • 'Top Five' clever and enjoyable despite a few bumps

    Raunchy in extremis, often funny and at times touching, "Top Five" is Chris Rock's sincere attempt to craft a film career largely detached from his stand-up clowning. Sending up his own old calling, he plays Andre, a celebrity comedian who made fame and...
  • '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...
  • Comedian Cocoa Brown coming home to Hampton Roads for three shows

    Comedian Cocoa Brown coming home to Hampton Roads for three shows
    Comedian Cocoa Brown, a Menchville High School graduate, is coming home to Hampton Roads to do three shows over the holidays.  Brown, a successful standup comic who also starred in Tyler Perry projects such as the TV show "For Better or For Worse" and...
  • Rock is more at home on stage than off in 'Top Five'

    With all the timely cultural commentary Chris Rock has been making about Ferguson, Staten Island, police chokeholds and the like while doing interviews ostensibly promoting his new film, it's actually a relief that "Top Five" is pretty good. Decades...
  • Shonda Rhimes, 'black-ish' score big in NAACP Image Award nominations

    Shonda Rhimes, 'black-ish' score big in NAACP Image Award nominations
    Powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes and ABC's hit new comedy "black-ish" scored big in major nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in television, film and other cultural categories. Rhimes...
  • Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter

    "Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. Many black actors and...
  • Tyler Perry, Gelila Bekele have a new baby son, reports say

    Tyler Perry, Gelila Bekele have a new baby son, reports say
    Tyler Perry and Gilele Bekele cruised into the month of December as parents of a new baby boy, according to several reports. Aman Tyler Perry was born Sunday, a source told People. "They are totally and completely excited, and really looking forward...
  • 100 books for holiday gift-giving

    "Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things. This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....
  • After 'Dumber,' here are ideas for more comic-duo sequels

    I know where you were Friday night. The same place as I was, seated in a movie theater, laughing yourself stupid watching "Dumb and Dumber To." (I saw you. I waved. Repeatedly. Why didn't you wave back?) I've already seen the movie three times. The...
  • Eddie Redmayne expands more than his mind to become Stephen Hawking

    Eddie Redmayne expands more than his mind to become Stephen Hawking
    Any attempt to play a real person onscreen comes with its challenges. To become legendary physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” however, Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”) had to do something like five...