December 2001
Week of Dec 7th thru Dec 14th

FILM

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Ocean's Eleven
The 2001 version of “Ocean’s Eleven” is considerably more coherent than the original 1960’s brat pack flick with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., and the presence of Cheadle and Mac gives “Ocean’s Eleven” a splash of flava that rejuvenates a sometimes sluggish plot.

Reviewed by Roslyn Bradford

Black Knight
Putting a brother in this setting was definitely a spark in the right direction. This is the first time we’ve seen medieval England with an African-American 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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SOUNDTRACKS

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Training Day
America, Bush, Oprah, Clinton, Bin Laden, Springer, Judge Mathis, Jordan, Gates, Greenspan, and Eminen - what else does America have to endure?

Reviewed by Lee "Kansas" Moore

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CABLE

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Ruby's Buckets of Blood
In “Ruby’s Bucket of Blood,” Angela Bassett gives a strong performance as Ruby Delacroix, a woman longing for happiness that brings devastating results.

Reviewed by Wilson Morales

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INDIE

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Diamond Men
“Diamond Men” offers a refreshing new look at how one man has worked hard only to be put out to pasteur when he’s near retirement. In what may be his most defining moment of his acting career, Robert Forster holds the picture together.

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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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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