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James Hill

James Hill
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% 8 Mile (2002) On it's own, "8 Mile" is a slightly above average mixture of "Good Will Hunting" drama, "Rocky" sports suspense and "Purple Rain'" musical moments. On a slightly deeper level, it plays as a White fantasy about Black acceptance and how talent being colorbl‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2002
33% The Truth About Charlie (2002) Alas, "The Truth About Charlie" never allows you to leave your seat and follow Thandie Newton and Mark Walhberg down twisted Paris streets. You never fall into the story, you simply watch it.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2002
25% Formula 51 (2002) "When Jackson isn't chewing the scenery or scaring White folks with his impenetrable Blackness, the movie just creeps along to destination unknown with nary a laugh or thrill along the way."‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2002
66% Brown Sugar (2002) "Brown Sugar" admirably aspires to be more than another "Best Man" clone by weaving a theme throughout this funny film.‐ BET.com
Posted Oct 15, 2002
69% Red Dragon (2002) Ratner's dedication to making a faithful adaptation that makes this film more than a marketing cash cow.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2002
81% Biggie and Tupac (2002) this film is not a love letter for the slain rappers, it's a taunt -a call for justice for two crimes from which many of us have not yet recovered.‐ BET.com
Posted Sep 16, 2002
82% Barbershop (2002) "The dialogue is not simply slang-laced profanity looking for laughs, it feels like genuine conversations (even arguments) that you've been involved with yourself."‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2002
74% Signs (2002) You JUST KNOW something is about to jump out of the darkness and make you wet your pants. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. And therein lies the fun of "Signs."‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2002
12% Halloween: Resurrection (2002) " . . . the latest in the Michael Myers series is flat, unfunny and less frightening than a Vanilla Ice comeback album."‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2002
2 10% Juwanna Mann (2002) Perhaps there is only so much originality that can be mined from a premise that has been done every which way but loose, but how deeply can you laugh when you see the jokes coming a mile away?‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2002
4 90% Minority Report (2002) For all its gee-whiz special effects and cool stunts, the film is really a dark mystery; it's Hitchcock version 2.0.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2002
C 10% Bad Company (2002) Call me a victim of cultural brainwashing, but even the audience snickered at the idea of a Black CIA agent undercover in the Czech Republic. The key to spy work, as I understand it, is NOT sticking out like a sore thumb.‐ BET.com
Posted Jun 7, 2002
89% Spider-Man (2002) The movie knows how silly it can look, but dares you not to enjoy it.‐ BET.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002