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The 10 Worst Films of 2009

January 6, 2010

To land on this 10 Worst List, a movie has to be more than merely disappointing. No, it must be walk-out bad, except that my job as a film critic is to sit there and watch it anyway, and simply be subjected to the torture…

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Keys’ newest flows well, but still average

December 30, 2009

On Alicia Keys’ previous CDs, the gifted singer-songwriter-pianist presented songs that were epic and impeccable _ moreso than her actual albums. Tunes like “Fallin’,’’ “If I Ain’t Got You’’ and “Like You’ll Never See Me Again’’ are timeless grooves that helped make the R&B singer a global, Grammy-winning superstar…

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Music giant Mary J. Blige ‘Stronger with Each Tear’ December 21st

December 30, 2009

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SANTA MONICA, CA–Matriarch Entertainment and Geffen Records announced the release of Stronger withEach Tear, Mary J. Blige’s ninth studio album on Monday, December 21st. The first single from the album is titled “I Am” and was produced by Stargate while the video for the song was directed by famed lensman, Anthony Mandler.

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Ang Lee, Oscar-winning director talks about his new movie and more

December 30, 2009

Ang Lee was born on October 23, 1954 in Chauchou, a town located in Pingtun, an agricultural region of southern Taiwan. He was raised there by strict parents who put an emphasis on education, especially on cultivating an appreciation of Chinese culture. He attended Taiwan’s National University of Arts and served in the military before immigrating to America where he earned a .B.F.A. in Theater Direction at the University of Illinois, and a Master’s degree in Film Production at N.Y.U…

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Race on the big screen

December 20, 2009

Despite the often imperfect ways in which filmmakers stumble around and struggle with the racial divide between blacks and whites, I look at this December, and the decade that got us here, and find myself encouraged. Four of the most talked about films now are “Precious,” “Invictus,” “The Blind Side” and “The Princess and the Frog.” As different as night and day, yet each has race and the inherently sticky issues that come with it running through them. That they are all in theaters now, in the one month when studios fight bitterly for space to put their best films forward, is Hollywood’s version of a Christmas miracle

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