August 2001
Week of August 24th thru August 31st

FILM

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John Carpenter’s “Ghosts of Mars” - Is there a Ghostbuster in the House?
I have seen an hour and 45 minute glimpse of the future and it ain’t pretty. For those of you concerned that there might not be any black folk in 2176 AD, fear not brothers like Ice Cube and sisters like Pam Grier are all part of the population on the now human inhabited Mars.

Reviewed by Midas

Love Relations
Michael Hoffman's “Love Relations,” a film that addresses a family's struggle to mend old mistakes, avoid new dones and fortify their love along the way.

Reviewed by Kara Barnett

Rush Hour 2
Three years ago, Los Angeles detectives Carter (Chris Tucker) and Lee (Jackie Chan) propelled us through a comedic joy ride in Rush Hour. Now, the crime- fighting duo is back again.

Reviewed by Niambi Sims

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SOUNDTRACKS

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Baby Boy - Close but not good enough
Rarely does the infamous “younger generation” recognize where samples for the most popular hip-hop song originated. This is the compelling undercurrent surrounding the “Baby Boy” Soundtrack.

Reviewed by Midas

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CABLE

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SHOWTIME'S ANNUAL BLACK FILMMAKER SHOWCASE - Accepting Entries for 2002 Competition
As part of The Black Experience, SHOWTIME is proud to provide the opportunity for young African-American filmmakers to express themselves through its annual Black Filmmaker Showcase.
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INDIE

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Jump Tomorrow
In Josh Hopkins’ first feature film, “Jump Tomorrow,” he manages to make this quirky comedy enjoyable. It’s a battle between love and responsibility. Guess which prevails?

Reviewed by Wilson Morales

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One Shots

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The Score
“The Score” is a film where the acting is solid and the story is simple, with a twist...

Reviewed by Wilson Morales

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DVD

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Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040
It’s “Charlie’s Angels” – with a sci-fi twist! What if there were four “Angels” instead of three – give ‘em sketchy back stories, complex motivations, and a dash of cyberpunk.

Reviewed by Daos Boonma

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VIDEO VAULT

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Sparkle : Giving You Something You Can Feel
For three sisters in 1958, this journey would lead to more than they ever imagined. Released in 1976, “Sparkle” is regarded by many as a modern black classic. It stars Irene Cara as the shy Sparkle, youngest of the talented Williams sisters, Lonette Mckee as Sister, the sassy oldest, and Dwan Smith as Delores, the headstrong middle child.

Reviewed by Nasser Metcalfe

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