Opening

92% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
88% Get On Up Aug 01
90% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
44% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

58% Lucy $43.9M
61% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
—— The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 08
86% What If Aug 08

New Episodes Tonight

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

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—— The Fosters: Season 2
—— Hit the Floor: Season 2
—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
88% Manhattan: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company Reviews

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Christopher Campbell
Cinematical

A phenomenal outline of [Melvin Van Peeble's] prolific and varied life.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 4/5

September 17, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2007
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

The first film to fully encompass Van Peebles' long, varied and impressive career.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com

A warts and all bio-pic which chronicles the life of a brash Renaissance Man who, frustrated by racism in America, abandoned the U.S. for France at an early age to pursue an assortment of artistic endeavors overseas.

Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com | Original Score: 4/4

January 18, 2007
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

The 72-year-old Melvin remains fascinating as an artist, self-promoter, and success story.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2006
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

... offers a solid overview of the pioneering African-American filmmaker's wide-ranging career.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 20, 2006
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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... enlightening doc ...

| Original Score: 3/4

January 20, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Angio's film is an excellent introduction, but it won't be long before you realize that his subject is too complex to be contained in a single admiring tribute.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 20, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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This documentary about the pioneering black filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles is nearly as mischevious and fascinating as its subject.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

January 19, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Melvin Van Peebles gets the idolatrous treatment in this documentary by first-time director Joe Angio.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

January 19, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Frisky, enthralling and inspiring.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

January 19, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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[Van Peebles] could surely survive a more critical and complete look at his extraordinary life and times.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 27, 2006
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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May 29, 2008
Joshua Land
Village Voice
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How to Eat is finally nostalgic, albeit less so for Van Peebles, who at 73 remains active on multiple artistic fronts, than for a lost era when brash individualism and radical politics seemed to go hand in hand.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 19, 2006
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