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‘The Star’ offers animated animal’s take on the Nativity

Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an animated reimagining of the Nativity. What makes the production...

‘Mudbound’ is an American classic

I can’t wait to see how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handles Mudbound. Within the academy, there’s an institutional aversion to Netflix, the streaming giant that’s upended how we see movies, much to the chagrin of traditional distributors and movie theater exhibitors....

‘I Had No Hair on Me’: DeRay Davis Says He Lost His Virginity at Age 11 to 2 30-Year-Old Women 

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Vlad TV screenshot A recent interview with comedian DeRay Davis proves that not all pedophiles are men. The comedian recently went on Vlad TV and said he lost his virginity at 11 years old in a threesome with two 30-year-olds who were his mother’s so...

Now on Netflix: Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound”

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By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees' "Mudbound" plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes will be...

‘Get Out’ is a comedy — according to the Golden Globes

(Photo: Universal Pictures) Get Out is certainly ready to take home gold this awards season after blowing us all away as the smash horror hit of the year, but according to the Golden Globes, it’s really a comedy. Variety Awards Editor Kristopher Tapley tweeted out the news that...

Don’t (re)Touch My Hair

The photographer who “smoothed” actress Lupita Nyong’o’s hair for the cover of Grazia magazine has apologized, saying he made a “incredibly monumental mistake.” Photographer An Le, who was born in Saigon, Vietnam but now lives and runs a studio in New York City, added that...

Kam’s Kapsules for movies opening November 3, 2017

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 Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun   by Kam Williams  OPENING THIS WEEK BIG BUDGET FILMSA Bad Moms Christmas (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, drug use and pervasive profanity) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn reprise their roles in this holiday-themed...

I Tried It: My Co-Worker Shamed Me Into Watching Purple Rain

GIF Illustration by Sam Woolley/GMGYesha Callahan, The Root’s deputy managing editor, is a tyrant.I think my troubles really began in earnest last April when the greatest of all time, Prince Rogers Nelson, departed this earthly plane and the office was reminiscing. Of course, Purple...

‘Trafficked’ tracks the horror of sex trafficking

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Hundreds of women are kidnapped or manipulated into the world of human sex trafficking everyday. Profiting over 100 billion dollars a year, the trafficking industry has surpassed the combined profit margins of Google, Intel and Microsoft, making the illegal number one in the sex...

Marshall

FilmReview by Kam WilliamsCourtroom Drama Recounts High-Profile Case Argued by Thurgood Marshall Proxy Prior to becoming America's first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) enjoyed a legendary legal career as a civil rights lawyer. While serving as chief counsel for the NAACP,...