August 2001
Week of August 10th thru August 17th


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Scene from Rush Hour 2
Film Duds : Attack of the Summer Blockbusters
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker teamed up for the second go ‘round of east meets west crime fighting in “Rush Hour 2,” and while the script offered little new and improved humor, the gags, explosions and suits were bigger, brighter and better.

by Kellye Whitney

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The Sound Garden

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Off the Beaten Path : Reviews of the Uncommon and Exceptional
New Jersey native, Pete Yorn, nearly stole the show with his big hooks and understated lyrical prowess. Yorn and his talented band showcased songs from his debut album entitled, “musicforthemorningafter”.

by Daos Boonma

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The headline might make you think about Redman’s club-classic, but right now I would like for you to really take some action.

by Shelby J. Jones, Editor

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Specials Section

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Special Summer Theatre Review : Blue
With Ja Rule, Lil Zane, and Tyrese currently expanding their talent to the film industry, one has to wonder as to where are the real thespians. Well, look no further than to your local theater where some are working on their skills.

by Wilson Morales

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Interview with Chris Tucker
In the sequel to the mega hit, Rush Hour, Chris Tucker takes us on a comedic joyride from Vegas to Hong Kong and back again and.... he even does his own stunts!! The funny man tells what it was like the second time around.

by Niambi Sims

Keenan Wayans
An Interview with Shawn and Marlon Wayans : “Getting the job done by making us laugh, again”
The Wayans family name has become synonymous with comedy and pushing the envelope on what is in “good taste.” As a family the list of memorable accomplishments include “In Living Color,” and “The Wayans Brothers” to name a few.

by Alberlynne “Abby” Harris

Keenan Wayans
An Interview with Keenen Ivory Wayans : “Working around the clock from the Director’s Chair”
Keenen Ivory Wayans is no stranger to Hollywood or the director’s chair. In his latest family venture, Keenen faced new challenges in orchestrating the “fast track” development of the “Scary Movie” sequel.

by Alberlynne “Abby” Harris

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Confessions of an aspiring filmmaker post : 2001 Acapulco Black Film Festival
"LUMUMBA should win an Oscar for something so tell me how it didn't win the award for Best International Film?"

by Brandi Smith

"ONE WEEK" in Acapulco
"In a community where homophobia still plays a major role socially, "One Week" comes direct in it's dealings with an epidemic that is affecting young African-Americans at an alarming rate."

by Neil Hodges

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books for your mind

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Exclusive - "Babies & Fools, The Burning of Superflyville"
The winter moon was a yellow stain across the sky, softly illuminating the countless storefronts lining the sidewalk. Coming outta The Oasis after going to pick-up some loot from mommy, I could still hear Red Jackson talking in his bellowing Little Caesar/James Cagney voice, stirring stardust echoes in my head...

Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV

by Michael A. Gonzales

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