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Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

| December 18, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “Exodus: Movement of Jah people! Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!” chants Bob Marley. In his rousing three-minute song “Exodus,” he presents a more strong and spiritual feel for Moses than Ridley Scott’s 154-minute, whitewashed sword-and-sandals epic. Travel from the north to the south of Egypt and there is a variance of skin […]

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Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

| December 10, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Chris Rock recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” During the show’s normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor was the new World Trade Center. He said he would never go in it. There were audible gasps, and a bit […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

| September 28, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up “Training Day.” That collaboration won Washington an Academy Award for Best Actor, and it was the only time in Oscar history that a black man won Best Actor in a film by a black director. […]

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Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

| August 6, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic This much-awaited bio-film, “Get On Up,” tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, […]

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Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

| July 15, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At the end of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ the 2011 version of the classic 1968 ape movie, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had gone off their rockers and apes, the aggrieved, seemed saner. The premise for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the […]

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