28 Days

BBB (out of 5) Sandra Bullock is great in this enjoyable but odd comedy about a young woman who is sentenced to twenty-eight days in a rehab center after destroying her sister’s wedding (and public property) while under the influence. Her stay at the clinic teaches her a few things about herself she never knew, and…

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Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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The Butler

BB.5 (out of 5) When Barack Obama was voted in to the White House in 2008, the first African American ever to take the highest office in the land and the breath of fresh air to breeze out the Bush administration, the meaning of the experience was most poignant for White House butler Cecil Gaines…

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Take The Lead

BB.5 (out of 5) Antonio Banderas stars in this tired retread of Dangerous Minds, Mad Hot Ballroom, Strictly Ballroom, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance, Music Of The Heart, To Sir With Love, Dance With Me, Save The Last Dance, Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit and Oh Jesus Christ the list goes on…

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