8 search results for David C. Robinson

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    'Young Adult' to receive Vanguard Award at Palm Springs fest

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011

    Award honors contribution of film's creative ensemble
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    Review: Logan Lerman and Emma Watson light up the lovely 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower"

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Sep 8, 2012

    Gorgeous heartfelt look at adolescent angst offers up a great ensemble.
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    Cannes Check 2013: Arnaud Desplechin's 'Jimmy P.'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Apr 29, 2013

    Continuing our cheat sheet for the Cannes Competition
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    The Morning Read: 'The Hobbit' gets underway while 'Avatar 2' hits a snag

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Mar 21, 2011

    The column returns with a quick round-up of some of the last week's high and low points
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    A sad reaction to Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's 'Get Hard'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015

    Hey, it's just a freakin' movie right?
  • Antwone Fisher - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

    The directorial debut of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, Antwone Fisher is an autobiographical drama written by the real-life Antwone Fisher. Played by newcomer Derek Luke, Antwone is a volatile young sailor in the Navy, getting into trouble for his constant fighting. When he gets appointed to see naval psychiatrist Dr. Jerome Davenport (Denzel Washington), he begins to reveal the emotional problems behind his rage. Through an introduction to anger management, Antwone is able to confront some secrets of his past and eventually search out his family for a confrontation. Also starring model-turned-actress Joy Bryant as Antwone's girlfriend, Cheryl, and Salli Richardson as Davenport's wife. Antwone Fisher's memoir, Finding Fish, was released to book stores right before the film's theatrical release. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide
  • Malcolm X - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    Writer-director Spike Lee's epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X begins with the cross-cut imagery of the police beating of black motorist Rodney King juxtaposed with an American flag burning into the shape of the letter X. When the film's narrative begins moments later, it jumps back to World War II-era Boston, where Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington) is making his living as a hustler. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Little was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he turned to a life of crime, which leads to his imprisonment on burglary charges. In jail, Little receives epiphany in the form of an introduction to Islam; he is especially taken with the lessons of Elijah Mohammed, who comes to him in a vision. Adopting the name 'Malcolm X' as a rejection of the 'Little' surname (given his family by white slave owners), he meets the real Elijah Mohammed (Al Freeman, Jr.) upon exiting prison, and begins work as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Marriage to a Muslim nurse named Betty Shabazz (Angela Bassett) follows, after which X spearheads a well-attended march on a Harlem hospital housing a Muslim recovering from an episode of police brutality. The march's success helps elevate X to the position of Islam's national spokesperson. There is dissension in the ranks, however, and soon X is targeted for assassination by other Nation leaders; even Elijah Mohammed fears Malcolm's growing influence. After getting wind of the murder plot, X leaves the Nation of Islam, embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca that proves revelatory; renouncing his separatist beliefs, his oratories begin embracing all races and cultures. During a 1965 speech, Malcolm X is shot and killed, reportedly by Nation of Islam members. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Movie Guide
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    Complete list of 2010 SAG Awards Nominees

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

    'Nine,' 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Precious' rule Movies, 'Dexter,' 'True Blood' and 'Mad Men' dominate the TV nods