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Flying High: An Interview with “Red Tails” Star David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is having a great year. With several movie projects slated for release in 2012, the star of the George Lucas produced vehicle “Red Tails” is fast earning an estimable reputation as one of the most versatile character actors of his generation. In a decade, he has marked the …

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“Joyful Noise” is an inspirational story of love and hope

An exhilarating musical with rousing gospel numbers, “Joyful Noise” is a likable drama with a touch of humor that’s fairly engaging even when no one is singing. The story circles around two strong-minded women played by actress/rapper Dana Owens (aka Queen Latifah) and singer/actress Dolly Parton, who are forced to cooperate …

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A Mission Filled With Death Defying Stunts

“Ghost Protocol,” the 4th installment of the “Mission Impossible” franchise sees the return of Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. For this latest installment, the details of the mission hardly matter. It’s the journey towards completion that’s riveting, as it filled with lots of death defying stunts and plenty …

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“Tower Heist” Delivers Raucous Humor

After a group of workers at the luxury Central Park condominium called The Tower, discover the penthouse billionaire, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), has stolen their retirement pension, they plot the ultimate revenge to reclaim their investment. With only days before he gets away with the perfect crime, the crew, which …

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Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” Fleetingly Explores the Civil Rights Era

More of a character study than a biopic; this Clint Eastwood directed portrait of J. Edgar Hoover, a key figure in the founding of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is tepid at best. Eastwood, known for directing such moving masterpieces as “Unforgiven,” “Mystic River” and “Million Dollar Baby”, paints …

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The Singleton Touch: New action adventure for director John Singleton

“They are going to see a whole new Taylor Lautner”, says Oscar nominated director John Singleton, whose espionage action-thriller “Abduction,”  echoes similarities  to an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. “It’s a man on the run movie,” continues the director, screenwriter, and producer.  Alfred Hitchcock started that whole man on the run movie, and …

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Laurence Fishburne stars in “Contagion”

Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne has achieved an impressive body of work not only as an actor but as a producer and director. In his latest movie, he plays CDC Deputy Director Ellis Cheever, who leads the effort to protect and inform the public in the U.S after a frightening virus …

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Captain America: The First Avenger

“Captain America: The First Avenger” is unlike most modern-day movies with comic-book origins. Director/executive producer Joe Johnston has managed to bring to the big screen, a delightful adaption of an unlikely hero and does a great job of balancing the brutal action with dark humor, while still providing enough defining character …

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