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Times Staff WriterWhen a woman loftily declares to the men in her sisters' lives that women uplift culture while men only lift up lap dancers, it's hardly a friendly sign. In "Deliver Us From Eva," a shrewd and funny romantic comedy, the formidable title character...
FOR THE TIMESFriday May 14, 1999 There's no sense in wishing that a movie be something it isn't. But "Trippin,' " in applying an African American spin to that stale, old subgenre of teenagers-with-overactive-imaginations, could have done something new with it by...
FOR THE TIMESFriday October 13, 2000 Of the many dimwitted ego-trippers and self-deluded goofballs who pop up repeatedly on "Saturday Night Live," the one character who seemed least likely to carry a feature-length film on his own is Leon, a.k.a. "The Ladies...
FOR THE TIMESFriday March 23, 2001 One of the eerier aspects of being a member of today's African American middle class is how R&B pop tunes stalk you no matter where you go, what you do, who you are. At least that is the impression left by such movies as...
Special to the TribuneWhen suave Ray Adams (LL Cool J) falls in love with luscious Eva Dandridge (Gabrelle Union), his buddies chide him that his style has slipped from "DMZ to Babyface." It's more than just a humorous riff on the actor/rapper's own persona. The black...
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Tribune staff reporterForget the 105-98 victory that Memphis posted over the Bulls before a sellout crowd of 22,076 Saturday night at the United Center. The separation between these franchises is far greater than seven points. The Grizzlies won a franchise-record 28 games...
Times Staff WriterIrate about what he considered biased officiating, UCLA Coach Steve Lavin lost his cool during Saturday's game at Oregon State. He turned to the crowd and gestured wildly for a response from Lou Campanelli, who oversees Pacific 10 Conference officials and...
Daily PressJourney elsewhere for classic architecture or haute cuisine. Don't expect ideal sightlines or old-time charm. Why, Pauley Pavilion's namesake doesn't even register with basketball mavens. The late Edwin R. Pauley made millions in the oil business and...
Times Staff Writer"You Got Served" celebrates the energy and talent of self-taught street dancers, which sustain a slender plot about two friends who see their dancing ability as a way of bettering their lives. Elgin (Marques Houston) and David (Omari Grandberry) live...
Tags: Movies, Family, Meagan Good, Lil' Kim , Entertainment
FOR THE TIMESFriday May 3, 1996 Early in Reginald Hudlin's "The Great White Hype," a sleazy boxing promoter and his minions are sitting around a television set in a Las Vegas suite watching a parade of heavyweight fighters being knocked out. The images are taken...
Tags: Movies, Racism, Entertainment, Sports, Mike Tyson
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday May 3, 1995 Jean-Luc Godard called the well-brought-up radicals of the 1960s "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola" and a twist on that celebrated phrase is applicable to "Panther," an examination of the Black Panther Party, and its director...
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