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Tribune Media ServicesOn Aug. 1, 2001, MTV turns 20 years old. That means it's a Leo and is old enough to drive a car and vote, but not to drink on many college campuses. With this in mind, the channel has dubbed its three-hour primetime birthday bash "MTV20: Live and...
OK, 2001 hasn't been the greatest movie year so far, but fall tends to be the season on which top-10 lists are built. The next few months look especially crowded thanks in part to the studios having rushed movies into production in preparation for the...
Courant Film CriticWith kindly and wicked monsters already on hand, and wizards young and old in the wings, fantasy rules in a holiday season shadowed by persistent mourning and pervasive fears. What better time for flying brooms and an all-powerful ring? The end-of-year...
Tags: Movies, Todd Field, Holidays, Mark Twain, David Ogden Stiers
Special to the Tribune"My Baby's Daddy" is a story of extraordinary coincidence. Maybe it's not so absurd for three inseparable childhood friends Lonnie, G and Dominic to live together as adults. And perhaps it's not that unheard of for each of the three to get a woman...
Times Staff WriterFlashy production design can't save "Soul Plane" from crashing and burning in a debris field strewn with stereotypes and raunch. Director Jessy Terrero steps up from the music video ranks to make his feature debut, but he's flying strictly cargo class...
Tags: Kevin Hart, Movies, Entertainment, African Americans, Malcolm X
Times Staff Writer"My Baby's Daddy" is a tedious comedy about how three immature young Philadelphia males, lifelong pals, virtually simultaneously impregnate their girlfriends and how, as a result, they're forced to grow up at last. It's not the worst premise for humor...
We asked readers at NYNewsday.com and Newsday.com for their favorite 25 rappers. Here's the tally: 1. Jay-Z 2. The Notorious B.I.G. 3. Nas 4. 2Pac 5. LL Cool J 6. Eminem 7. DMX 8. (tie) Rakim Wu-Tang Clan 10. 50 Cent 11. Snoop Dogg 12....
The Associated PressRelease dates are tentative, and some films play in limited release. Late April: ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM: The corporate train wreck unfolds through insider interviews and company video and audio tapes. THE GAME OF THEIR LIVES: An outgunned...
Staff WriterHIP-HOP 'HOOD A look at the neighborhoods that have influenced hip-hop In 1986, when Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew came to the Park Hill section of Staten Island, it was a big deal for the borough's hip-hop fans. New York's smallest borough didn'...
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK - Troubled rapper O.D.B., in a casket surrounded by red and white flowers, was remembered by family and friends Wednesday at a Harlem church where the focus was on the positives in his life. "He just loved life," said his father, William Jones,...
DEF JAM: FIGHT FOR NY (star)(star)(star) Publisher: Electronic Arts Platform: PS2/XB/GC Genre: Fighting Rated: TEEN When World Wrestling Entertainment swallowed World Championship Wrestling, powerhouse publisher Electronic Arts was left without a...
AP Music WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- The rap artist O.D.B., whose demented rhymes, wild lifestyle and incessant legal troubles made him one of the most vivid characters in hip-hop, collapsed and died inside a recording studio Saturday. He was 35. O.D.B. had complained of...
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