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Harlem Nights [DVD] [1990] <b>DVD</b> ~ Eddie Murphy
Harlem Nights [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Eddie Murphy
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Eddie Murphys directorial debut, 'Harlem Nights' was always going to draw criticism (Its Vulgar, Predictable etc), such is his polarizing effect on Cinema goers, but ignore the below review, this movie has its merits.
The style and feel of the film is perfectly evocative of the thirties, and although the plot is rather derivative, its pulled together by a great supporting cast including Redd Foxx, Charlie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. The one major flaw is that Richard Pryor is miscast as the straight guy to Eddies hot headed youngster, but on the other hand it shows he could play more subtle roles if needed. If you're a fan of Eddies movies before he started doing those lame family flicks… Read more
More Fish (Clean) ~ Ghostface Killah
More Fish (Clean) ~ Ghostface Killah
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
After 2006's brilliant 'Fishscale' album, Ghost returned quickly with this album. Its essentially a Theodore Unit album, although with more emphasis on Ghost than 'Put It On The Line' or '718', which is a blessing because Trife is just about the most predictable rapper in modern Hip Hop. As on Fishscale, the production is handled by several producers, all peddling the gritty soul sounds Ghost clearly favors. Unfortunately there are a few obvious concessions to the mainstream which dont quite fit in with the album. On the whole though, its very good. Songs like the brash posse cut 'Gunz N Razors', the pumped up 'Blue Armor' and the dramatic 'Alex' are as good as anything on Fishscale. Its… Read more
City On Fire [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Chow Yun-Fat
City On Fire [DVD] DVD ~ Chow Yun-Fat
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 18 April 2007
Directed by the much lauded Ringo Lam, this movie centres on Undercover Cop Chow Yun Fats infiltration of a gang of thieves. City On Fire is well written and paced, and all the characters are well developed. Chow Yun Fat fans should be warned that its not a straight up actioner, more of a crime thriller (although theres a fair amount of action including some stunning set pieces). This gives Yun Fat a platform for arguably his best performance. Theres a humanity in the interplay between Chow and his girlfriend, and also of Danny Lee's thief character that makes the film stunningly compelling. City On Fire has been hugely influential since, with films like Donnie Brasco and Reservoir Dogs… Read more

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