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Jennifer Hudson Signs On For NBC's 'Hairspray Live!'


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Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming ‘Hairspray Live!’ The live musical event will air on December 7th and follows the success of other NBC productions ‘The Sound of Music Live!’, ‘Peter Pan Live!’ and most recently, ‘The Wiz Live!’

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson will star in NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle, the role played by Queen Latifah in the 2007 film adaptation. In the play Maybelle is the mother of seaweed, an African-American boy, who meets main character Tracy Turnblad in detention and teaches her new dance moves.

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Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Jaret Winokur , Cyndi Lauper - Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony at the Pantages Theater on April 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA at Pantages Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th April 2016

Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Cyndi Lauper
Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein
Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein
Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein
Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein, Tiffany Engen and Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper , Harvey Fierstein - Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein Honored with A Double Walk Of Fame Star at In front of the Pantages Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 11th April 2016

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Cyndi Lauper and David Thornton
Cyndi Lauper and David Thornton
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Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell - Creators Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell and the Cast of The First National Tour of Kinky Boots at a photocall in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 21st August 2014

Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell
Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell
Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell
Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell
Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell
Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell

Harvey Fierstein - Opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill at the Circle in the Square Theatre - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 13th April 2014

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Harvey Fierstein - First Preview of Broadway's Romeo and Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Theatre-Departures. - New York, NY, United States - Sunday 25th August 2013

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Mrs. Doubtfire Review


Excellent
What was the last Robin Williams comedy that anyone was excited about? Williams wore out his welcome about the time he and pal Billy Crystal made the unbearable Father's Day in 1997. About Williams in that movie, Robert Ebert expressed it best: "He's getting to be like the goofy uncle who knows one corny parlor trick and insists on performing it at every family gathering."

When Williams was good--let's say 1982 to 1994 -- the results were oftentimes spectacular, such as 1993's Mrs. Doubtfire, when his cleverness and comic timing transcended the saccharine boundaries of the typical family film and made it legitimately funny. For younger readers looking for a relatively contemporary comparison, Will Ferrell did the same thing in Elf.

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Safe Men Review


Very Good
See what Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn looked like before they both let their hair go insane. This very little-known (and just plain little) indie comedy is extremely witty and often perverse. Even without the humor, the film is worth seeking out to see all the other roles by up-and-comers (at least at the time), including Paul Giamatti and Mark Ruffalo. The nutty premise involves two wannabe singers (Rockwell and Zahn) who are mistaken for safecrackers and threatened into doing a series of safecracking jobs. Not a single serious moment ensues. Excellent.

Mulan Review


Very Good
In the rush to contrast the early-nineties Disney golden age (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King) with the current crop of underperformers (Treasure Planet, Brother Bear, Home on the Range) that have resulted in Disney's foolhardy decision to jettison hand-drawn animation, some pretty decent films have been lost in the shuffle. Disney's Mulan, for example, is a beautifully drawn and exciting little adventure movie from 1998 (when it was a decent-sized hit, too). It's no kind of classic, but who says Disney Animation can't put out something minor now and again?

In their own ways, the late-nineties Disney cartoons (which include the similarly mythical Hercules and Tarzan) take risks in stylization and subject matter. The semi-experiment here is to craft a story around a strong female protagonist who is not, on any level, a princess (even intelligent and bookish Belle in Beauty and the Beast is defined by a love story with a prince, handsome or not). The title character (voiced by Ming-Na (now sans the Wen)) masquerades as a man in order to take her aging father's place in the Chinese army; it won't spoil your enjoyment to know that she isn't instantly killed and forgotten.

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Playing Mona Lisa Review


Good
Playing Mona Lisa follows the life of Claire Goldstein (Alicia Witt), who slowly unravels as various forces of nature turn against her. Claire's life is not unlike the movie as a whole, which starts off strong but meanders to a non-ending that is unlikely to leave anyone very satisfied.

Claire is a "brilliant" 23-year old pianist, which is apt casting for Witt, considering she is also a real-life piano prodigy. On the eve of her graduation from the San Francisco Academy of Music, Claire's life starts to come undone. First she doesn't make it into a big piano competition. Then she gets dumped, then evicted, then just plain whiny as she realizes her family (with whom she is now forced to live) is full of freaks.

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Bullets Over Broadway Review


Excellent
Woody Allen puts away the parlor tricks (singing, Greek choruses, supernaturalism) for this straight-up period piece, a fun romantic comedy that, with seven Oscar nominations, is one of his most award-nominated films, tying Hannah and Her Sisters. John Cusack (odd choice) stars as an idealistic playwright in the 1920s who, for one reason after another, finds his would-be masterpiece being overrun by meddlers, bizarre actors, love entanglements, and a series of absurd situations. Dianne Wiest won an Oscar for turning "Don't speak!" into a catchphrase, and the film vaulted Chazz Palminteri into the limelight -- for a couple of months, anyway. Great fun all around.

Mulan Review


Very Good
In the rush to contrast the early-nineties Disney golden age (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King) with the current crop of underperformers (Treasure Planet, Brother Bear, Home on the Range) that have resulted in Disney's foolhardy decision to jettison hand-drawn animation, some pretty decent films have been lost in the shuffle. Disney's Mulan, for example, is a beautifully drawn and exciting little adventure movie from 1998 (when it was a decent-sized hit, too). It's no kind of classic, but who says Disney Animation can't put out something minor now and again?

In their own ways, the late-nineties Disney cartoons (which include the similarly mythical Hercules and Tarzan) take risks in stylization and subject matter. The semi-experiment here is to craft a story around a strong female protagonist who is not, on any level, a princess (even intelligent and bookish Belle in Beauty and the Beast is defined by a love story with a prince, handsome or not). The title character (voiced by Ming-Na (now sans the Wen)) masquerades as a man in order to take her aging father's place in the Chinese army; it won't spoil your enjoyment to know that she isn't instantly killed and forgotten.

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Duplex Review


Weak
You've seen the funny trailers and are so encouraged by Ben Stiller's presence that you're certain Duplex will prove itself to be a latter-day Meet the Parents.

I feel for you. I thought the same thing. But it's only a few short minutes into Duplex when you realize just how wrong you were. Two things clue you in to the lackluster experience to come. First is an animated pre-credits sequence that shows a cartoon Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore haplessly looking for a home. One knee-slapper vignette even puts them in a shack in the Sahara desert! Man, that's funny!

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Independence Day Review


Excellent
Independence Day marks the glorious realization of what, for me, has been a nearly 25 year wait. Countless prayers have gone unanswered, but on this day, I have finally witnessed on screen what I have only dreamt of all my life, for this film features the complete and total destruction of the city of Houston through the use of nuclear weapons, by the U.S. government's own hand!

But watching my home town be blown away is only one of the charms of ID4 (the film's hip moniker). First there's the War of the Worlds meets Star Wars meets The Right Stuff story, about a superior, marauding alien force threatening to annihilate the human race (and almost succeeding). And an all-star cast of freedom fighters (more on them later). Director Roland Emmerich, who redeems himself for the idiocy of Stargate, and who isn't afraid to kill off the good guys. Some dazzling visuals. Loud sound effects. Plus every Star Trek and X-Files fan in town in the audience. What more do you want?

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Safe Men Review


Very Good
See what Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn looked like before they both let their hair go insane. This very little-known (and just plain little) indie comedy is extremely witty and often perverse. Even without the humor, the film is worth seeking out to see all the other roles by up-and-comers (at least at the time), including Paul Giamatti and Mark Ruffalo. The nutty premise involves two wannabe singers (Rockwell and Zahn) who are mistaken for safecrackers and threatened into doing a series of safecracking jobs. Not a single serious moment ensues. Excellent.
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Duplex Movie Review

Duplex Movie Review

You've seen the funny trailers and are so encouraged by Ben Stiller's presence that you're...

Independence Day Movie Review

Independence Day Movie Review

Independence Day marks the glorious realization of what, for me, has been a nearly 25...

Death To Smoochy Movie Review

Death To Smoochy Movie Review

It's so comforting to see Robin Williams in yet another family movie, playing a psychotic...

Playing Mona Lisa Movie Review

Playing Mona Lisa Movie Review

Claire Goldstein is all giddy and aglow because last night her wonderful, wonderful boyfriend asked...

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