Tag Archives: Angela Bassett

Supernova - [No Tickets]

The first few wide releases in early January are notorious for their dubious quality However, one of this year’s early debuts, Supernova, has two other early warning signs. There were no advance screenings (usually a sign the studio doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Music of the Heart - * * 1/2*

Wes Craven directs this true story of a fiddle teacher (Meryl Streep) in East Harlem who gives her students a love and understanding of music, eventually taking them to perform at Carnegie Hall. Gloria Estefan will star as her friend … Continue reading

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back - * * *

In 1995, Terry McMillan’s novel Waiting to Exhale opened up a new, untapped, genre of film, the black women’s movie. Now, she and Exhale co-writer Ron Bass have teamed up once again to adapt her novel, How Stella Got Her … Continue reading

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Contact - * * * *

It has been awhile since Hollywood has delivered a serious science fiction drama. Most recent forays into SF tend to gravitate toward comedy (i.e. Men in Black, The Fifth Element), or action/thrillers (i.e. The Lost World, Face/Off). In addition, there … Continue reading

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Waiting to Exhale - * * 1/2*

Adequate film job of Terry McMillan’s novel about the romantic trials of four black women. Angela Bassett is Bernadine, whose husband just left her for a white woman. Whitney Houston is Savannah, a newcomer to Phoenix, hoping to finally find … Continue reading

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Vampire in Brooklyn - 1/2*

Eddie Murphy tries to play it straight and fails. Murphy plays the last remaining vampire, who comes to Brooklyn in search of the only hope for his line: a Brooklyn cop who, unaware, is a half-human, half-vampire, played by Angela … Continue reading

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