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    1. The Color Purple
    $9.99
    2. Glory
    $10.88
    3. Friday (New Line Platinum Series)
    $9.99
    4. Amistad
    $7.97
    5. In the Heat of the Night
    $21.99
    6. To Sir, With Love
    $10.99
    7. Rush Hour (New Line Platinum Series)
    $9.99
    8. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    $9.98
    9. The Tuskegee Airmen
    $10.99
    10. What's Love Got To Do With It?
    $9.99
    11. Love Jones
    $10.99
    12. Menace II Society
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    13. Eve's Bayou
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    14. Naqoyqatsi
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    15. A Raisin in the Sun
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    16. Malcolm X
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    17. The Original Kings of Comedy
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    18. Rosewood
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    19. Next Friday (New Line Platinum
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    20. Life (dvd)

    1. The Color Purple
    by Warner Home Video
    DVD (26 March, 1997)
    list price: $19.96 -- our price: $13.88
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    Asin: 0790729717
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Steven Spielberg, proving he's one of the few modern filmmakers who has the visual fluency to be capable of making a great silent film, took a melodramatic, D.W. Griffith-inspired approach to filming Alice Walker's novel. His tactics made the film controversial, but also a popular hit. You can argue with the appropriateness of Spielberg's decision, but his astonishing facility with images is undeniable--from the exhilarating and eye-popping opening shots of children playing in paradisiacal purple fields to the way he conveys the brutality of a rape by showing hanging leather belts banging against the head of the shaking bed. In a way it's a shame that Whoopi Goldberg, a stage monologist who made her screen debut in this movie, went on to become so famous, because it was, in part, her unfamiliarity that made her understated performance as Celie so effective. (This may be the first and last time that the adjective Read more

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    Reviews (173)

    5-0 out of 5 stars What?No Academy Awards?!?
    That this movie did not win even one Academy Award totally escapes me and makes me wonder what has gone wrong in Hollywood.As a consequence, I find the entire Academy Awards set-up suspect, an annual contrivence!Color Purple was not only my favorite novel of all time, it must be one of the best films of its decade...bar none!It is still fresh, every time I see it.Even pityful Miss Milly--an important characher, with only minimal screen time--gave an outstanding performance. There should be perpetual appause to everyone and anyone who played a part in making this exceptional film.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The most important film ever
    This film has everything that makes a film work and become a classic, but it goes beyond that. It's a moving life altering film that'll stay with you forever. Great casting, great music, great photography, great editing and an amazing, heart-wrenching story based on Alice Walker's pulitzer prized novel. It's an excrutiating shame that it won none of the 11 academy awards it was nominated for! Out of Africa is a good movie, but The Color Purple is infinatelly more important and relevant!

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Color Purple
    Representation of Courage, Demonstration of Strength, and Presentation of Hearts of Lilac: The Color Purple Entails a Medley of Music...Ambiance...Worship...Hatred...Offenses...Love...Forgiveness, and Redemptions. ... Read more

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    2. Glory
    by Sony Pictures
    DVD (20 January, 1998)
    list price: $14.94 -- our price: $9.99
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    Asin: 0800177967
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    One of the very best films about the Civil War, this instant classic from 1989 is also one of the few films to depict the participation of African American soldiers in Civil War combat. Based in part on the books Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars 45 Times and Counting
    It is not a mistake: I have seen this movie so many times that I can only estimate the number of times I have seen it. One may ask if it has even started to lose some of its charm. Short answer: no. It is still a great and moving story now, even after 45-odd viewings.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Moving performances
    Neither Mr. Broderick nor Mr. Washington have been favorites of mine in the past but I must give them their due in their performances in Glory. Both gave stunning and moving performances. The visuals that made you feel like you were there were astounding as well.Mr. Broderick does a wonderful job of portraying a character who is sometimes self-righteous and self-seeking and at other times inspiring and self-abasing. Mr. Washington provides the angry man to bring out the more sedate and clear-thinking Morgan Freeman character.All come together in common bond that builds in fighting together for a common cause.It is a somewhat one-sided and shallow portrayal of the war's causes that may not go over well with the lovers of history.But, the coming-of-age band-of-brothers mood of the film is moving and enjoyable all the same. No matter which side you may favor in that conflict (if either), you will still find yourself cheering with the rest, "Give-em Hell 54th!"

    5-0 out of 5 stars INSPIRATIONAL MASTERPIECE
    Flawless movie making at its best! Patriotic and powerful telling of the true beginning-of-the-end for the Confederacy. Ex-slaves and free blacks alike, finally aloud to defend their dignity, were the final blow to the Southern bondage of an entire race of human beings history tells us. The Truth based story of the Massachusetts 54th. Only the beginning of black heroics during the Civil War.
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    3. Friday (New Line Platinum Series)
    by New Line Home Video
    DVD (02 March, 1999)
    list price: $14.98 -- our price: $10.88
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    Asin: 6305308756
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars (:D)
    Every day is friday when you have no job...funny good make you have a good laugh at the end of the day

    5-0 out of 5 stars Friday
    Looking forward to watching this movie.Rated R for pervasive strong language and drug use,and for a brutal fight.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worse than Bad
    This movie is silly at best, racist at worse. I can't believe Ice Cube actually wrote the script for this mess. My opinion of Ice Cube has been drastically lowered. It's the old black jiving and shucking all over again. This movie has all the classic black stereotypes. It even has a scene where Smokey gets so high that he ends up in the chicken coop thinking he's a chicken. Remember the old minstrel shows?: "nobody in here but us chickens." There's noplot to speak of, just a bunch of insults, getting high, stealing money, potty jokes, black people knocking each other upside the head. Some character get punched out, and Smokey (Chris Tucker) goes over and yells in his face, "Dude, you been knocked out!" That's a typical "joke" from this movie. How about a dogcatcher getting bit on his behind by a dog? Hilarious---Not. After watching this dvd with my family, we tried to think of one funny or worthwhile scene, and we couldn't think of a single one. ... Read more

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    4. Amistad
    by Dreamworks Video
    DVD (04 May, 1999)
    list price: $12.99 -- our price: $9.99
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    Asin: 0783231202
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Steven Spielberg's most simplistic, sanitized history lesson, Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Case for Freedom
    What is the price one will pay for freedom ripped and seized from? It is a scenario that is presented by Stephen Spielberg's "Amistad"; when something so essential such as freedom is taken; the fight to regain it should understandably not be governed by rules. Freedom is a right all men and women are entitled to at birth or at least that is what all men and women should be entitled to. And for the pursuit of freedom one has to take into account drastic measures to regain it. Such is the case when over 40 men sold into slavery revolted against their owners off the coast of Cuba . Led by Sengbe Pieh or Cinque, the Africans eventually found themselves just off of Long Island . Their capture by U.S. authorities and their quarantine as their fate was put in limbo as abolitionists argued their case.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Runs the distance
    This film really struck deep with me. I'll find myself in some situation, and one or another line Adams' final speech will come drifting back to me. It has settled somehow in my inner repertoire of quotes... "I am that I am", "And miles to go before I sleep", "To be or not to be",... And yes... "Give us the courage to do what is right, and if it means civil war, then let it come."
    4-0 out of 5 stars Another "must see" for history students.
    As with all movies about history, I review them from the perspective of the history teacher and leave all of the other particulars to the other reviewers. In this case, however, I'd like to address the Amazon review (written by Dave McCoy) as well. McCoy states that the director (noneother than Steven Speilberg) feels compelled "to entertain with beautiful images and contrived emotion . . . [and] . . . cheapens his grandiose motives and simplifies slavery, treating it as cut- and-dry genre piece. Characters are easy Hollywood stereotypes--'villains' like the Spanish sailors or zealous abolitionists are drawn one-dimensionally and sneered upon." For the record, I'll say that I agree wholeheartedly---but in this case, an excellent movie still unfolds and a story that SHOULD be told is told! Also, let me address a fellow reviewer's (Leon Washington) remark that those who slam this movie are guilty of racism. I don't necessarily think that those who give this movie bad reviews are categorically racist, but I do think they may be missing the "big picture" here. Alright, let's get on with the review.
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    5. In the Heat of the Night
    by MGM (Video & DVD)
    DVD (09 January, 2001)
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    Asin: B000053VBH
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Both riveting murder mystery and classic fish-out-of-water yarn, Norman Jewison's Oscar-winning Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Still great fun due to the Poitier-Steiger pairing...
    The racism in this film may be a bit dated now, even in the deep south, where blacks holding high positions in police work is no longer a novelty. The movie, however, still holds my attention when I find it on television, although I must have seen it 20 times since its first release. I like Steiger's work best, but Sidney is also at a high level here. The supporting cast is uniformly good as well. If you have never seen this, take a rental and enjoy yourself. The film's success eventually led to a multi-season TV series starring Carroll O'Connor, and that had some good moments, too, but never equalled the big screen version.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Vintage classic 60's film on racial tensions with superb acting.
    In The Heat Of The Night (1967) Rod Steiger and Sydney Poitier team up in study of racial politics in a sleepy Southern town. Steiger won an Oscar as the prejudiced lawman who begins to question his own motives after being outclassed by Poitier during a difficult murder investigation. Watch closely when Steiger evolves from a racist bigot (which he never really was, deep in his heart) to a man who trusts a "colored" enough to pour out his alcoholic-soiled soul to Tibbs,this is the heart-cliching scene which nabbed Steiger the Golden Prize.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Cinema Milestone and Entertaining Movie
    Winner of best picture for 1967, In The Heat of The Night may have just been another crime thriller or murder mystery, but the profound and topical Read more

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    6. To Sir, With Love
    by Sony Pictures
    DVD (01 February, 2000)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $21.99
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    Asin: B00003L9C1
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Novelist James Clavell wrote, produced, and directed this 1967 British film (based on a novel by E.R. Braithwaite) about a rookie teacher who throws out stock lesson plans and really takes command of his unruly, adolescent students in a London school. Poitier is very good as a man struggling with the extent of his commitment to the job, and even more as a teacher whose commitment is to proffering life lessons instead of academics. The spirit of this movie can be found in such recent films as Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars To Sir, With Love
    Awesome Movie...When Nothing Else Will Do...Giving Your Heart...To Sir, With Love
    5-0 out of 5 stars Epitomy of "Class" - Sidney Poitier
    An outstanding performance by Sidney Poitier in this 1966 film. Sidney stars as Mark Thackeray. An engineering job market hasn't panned out for him, and he somewhat reluctantly takes a teaching position in a working-class London high school. His students are out of control and must be tamed. Ultimately, we can smile wondering who learned the most - the students or the teacher.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Video purchasing was never so easy!
    The product was delivered in excellent shape. The quality of the video is very good.Sound is clear.For a classic, it is sure to provide us with generations of insight. Arrival of video was on-time. ... Read more

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    7. Rush Hour (New Line Platinum Series)
    by New Line Home Video
    DVD (02 March, 1999)
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    Asin: 0780625145
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The plot line may sound familiar: Two mismatched cops are assigned as reluctant partners to solve a crime. Culturally they are complete opposites, and they quickly realize they can't stand each other. One (Jackie Chan) believes in doing things by the book. He is a man with integrity and nerves of steel. The other (Chris Tucker) is an amiable rebel who can't stand authority figures. He's a man who has to do everything on his own, much to the displeasure of his superior officer, who in turn thinks this cop is a loose cannon but tolerates him because he gets the job done. Directed by Brett Ratner, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A good, funny, action packed movie.
    I love this movie.I didn't know how it would be at first.Mainly because of the huge difference in the two actors.Well after watching I realized that the two are perfect together.One plays a serious cop whos only goal is to solve the crime that has been committed.While the other is a cool, slick cop who likes women and having a good time.At first neither really gets along and they don't know how to act around each other.After a while of being together though this changes and they are both trying to solve the crime while having a bit of fun at the same time.This is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time so I would say try it out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest Jackie Chan Movies I know
    This movie was the first DVD I ever bought!It is truly a gem.I like the Infinifilm bonus features.(It may not have been called Infinifilm at this time.)Brett Ratner is truly a comedic genius, and really gives the customer great quality DVD's.
    5-0 out of 5 stars :0)
    how can you not like RUSH HOUR they have the prefect chemistry
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    8. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    by Sony Pictures
    DVD (02 February, 1999)
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    Asin: 0767821483
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Spencer Tracy's last performance was in this well-meaning, handsome film by Stanley Kramer about a pair of white parents (Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) trying to make sense of their daughter's impending marriage to an African American doctor (Sidney Poitier). The film has been knocked over the years for padding conflict and stoking easy liberalism by making Poitier's character in every socioeconomic sense a good catch: But what if Kramer had made this stranger a factory worker? Would the audience still find it as easy to accept a mixed-race relationship? But there's no denying the drawing power of this movie, which gets most of its integrity from the stirring performances of Tracy and Hepburn. When the former (who had been so ill that the production could not get completion insurance) gives a speech toward the end about race, love, and much else, it's impossible not to be affected by the last great moment in a great actor's life and career. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Who's says movies don't teach you anything?
    `Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' is one true cinematic treasure. This film is wonderful because it was made by one of Hollywood's greatest duos, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. I doubt audiences back then would respond to this if it wasn't for the duo. Although it would not shock me if people then would be thinking Hollywood had finally lost its edge with this one. It was a keen decision to have Kate and Spencer be the leads because in doing so they were assuring not only box-office draw -- people would be returning to watch their favorite unmarried couple bicker, lovingly, yet again -- but a strong statement.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Guess who is coming to dinner
    This is a classic. as i got older, I appreciated what this movies was saying in the 60s. i still love this movie.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Spencer Tracy's swan song to Hollywood.
    Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? (1967) This was Spencer Tracy's final performance. Stanley Kramer directed Spence to one more Oscar nomination, as a liberal journalist whose tolerance is put to the test after his daughter announces she is entering an interracial marriage. Katherine Hepburn's last work with Spence earned her yet another Oscar. Sidney Poitier is excellent as the weary, yet confident groom-to-be. I could have done without the reverse racism take on the maid's part, which seems awfuly cliche nowadays, but Cecil Kellaway's role as an enlightened priest more than makes up for her.
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    9. The Tuskegee Airmen
    by Hbo Home Video
    DVD (23 January, 2001)
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    Asin: B000053V7E
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This true story of the black flyers who broke the color barrier in the U.S. Air Force during World War II is a well-intentioned film highlighted by an excellent cast. Proud, solemn, Iowa-born Laurence Fishburne and city-kid hipster Cuba Gooding Jr. are among the hopefuls who meet en route to Tuskegee Air Force Base, where they are among the recruits for an "experimental" program to "prove" the abilities of the black man in the U.S. armed services. Fighting prejudice from racist officers and government officials and held to a consistently higher level of performance than their white counterparts, these men prove themselves in training and in combat, many of them dying for their country in the process. Andre Braugher costars as a West Point graduate who takes charge of the unit in Africa and in Italy (where it's christened the 332nd). The film is rousing, if slow starting and episodic, but it's periodically grounded by a host of war movie clichés, notably the calculated demise of practically every trainee introduced in the opening scenes (ironic given the 332nd's real-life combat record--high casualties for the enemy, low casualties among themselves, and no losses among the bombers they escorted). Ultimately the Emmy-nominated performances by moral backbone Fishburne and the dedicated Braugher and the energy and cocky confidence of Gooding give their battles both on and off the battlefield the sweet taste of victory. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Entertainment and view of American history
    The Tuskegee Airmen was a very dramatic movie with great demonstration of fellowship, determination, honor, and patriotism. The actors captured your attention and pulled you in. You felt their anger, sorrow, pain and pride. It is well worth watching several times over.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The "Tuskeegee Experiment" is a great and informative film.
    I tend to get very emotional about this film. I can never see the ending without tears of appreciation, joy and intense pride. HBO is by far the best at making original movies and shows. The film has technical flaws... every film does... but beyond them it tells a story that, by design or negligence, has been ignored by American history for almost a half century.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Enlightning.
    This is a great air combat film and based on true history.
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    10. What's Love Got To Do With It?
    by Walt Disney Video
    DVD (24 August, 1999)
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    Asin: 6305428409
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Tina Turner, that dynamic diva of pop/soul/R&B from the '60s to the '90s, sings like a woman whose life story is every bit as rough and tough as her voice. And Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS MOVIE
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie.It's one of my all time favorites.It contains a little bit of everything from humor to drama to lots of entertainment.The color is great, the sound is good, the songs and dances will make you want to sing and dance along with them.It's very fun to watch.I believe everyone should have this movie in their collection.You'll never get tired of watching it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Angela Bassett / Halle Berry
    Halle Berry is very attractive and I am sure that the roll she played in "Monster's Ball" was difficult but Angela Bassett deserved the monumental distinction of being the first African American Actress to win a leading role Oscar.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo
    Wow! When they cast Angela Basset to play Tina Turner, they made an amazing choice.She has Tina's facial expressions down pat and an amazing figure too!I never knew that Ike Turner was such a monster.Laurence Fishburne was amazing in his role, he was very scary, and it just made you hate Ike for being so evil.This movie shows what kind of person Tina is: strong. As a little Anna Mae Bullock, she was abandoned by her parents. She stood by her husband Ike, despite the fact that he did drugs, slept with other women and beat her. But enough is enough. Tina couldn't stand it any longer. She left Ike and finally got a divorce. Tina started to rebuild her career as a solo artist but it wasn't an easy job. After years of working and touring, finally in 1983 Tina hit the charts with the cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together". Tina made the greatest comeback ever.This is a perfect movie. Great story, great music, great performances. ... Read more

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    11. Love Jones
    by New Line Home Video
    DVD (27 July, 1999)
    list price: $12.98 -- our price: $9.99
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    Asin: B00000JGHO
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Boy meets girl, and boy loses girl--no more and no less than that--in this romantic story of young, upwardly mobile African Americans navigating through Chicago club culture to the perilous shores of a relationship. The film was surprisingly popular at a couple of key film festivals in 1997, but there isn't anything particularly noteworthy about it aside from its rare emphasis on a love affair between black urbanites. Larenz Tate and Nia Long are fine in the leads (Tate makes a convincingly self-centered boy-man), and director Theodore Witcher aims for his small target and hits it squarely. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I've got a Jones for Love Jones
    This is one of my absolute favorites and if you have never seen you must.A beautiful love story that shows you love never fails!Lorenz Tate and Nia Long were excellent and Isiah Washington delivers a memorable performance as Savon. Loved the movie so much I even named my son SaVaughn.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love and more love
    Excellent, real romance!!! Filled with the magic and mistakes of falling in and out of love in America

    1-0 out of 5 stars Boring, boring, boring
    Please folks save your money, it was like reading a bad romance novel ... Read more

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    12. Menace II Society
    by New Line Home Video
    DVD (22 October, 1997)
    list price: $14.96 -- our price: $10.99
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    Asin: 630469623X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Tyrin Turner may not have broken out into stardom as was initially expected, but his work in Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Powerful but not without it's faults
    Menace II Society was the debut film from the directing duo of the Hughes brothers, released in 1993 at the height of popularity of "hood movies".As most other reviewers have stated the film is an extemely powerful look at growing up in L.A in the early 90's.The movie grabs your attention straight away with the robbery of the liquor store and the controversial shooting of the Korean owners, and the pace never lets up throughout.Caine (Tyrin Turner) is basically a bystander in the opening scene as O-Dog (Larenz Tate) goes on a rampage, and this continues throughout the film, Caine is a good person but very much a victim of his circumstances, whereas O-Dog just "doesn't give a f**k".
    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
    i love this movie. its called menace II society because it shows how a lil boy can grow up to be a criminal. he was influenced to that life. look at the other characters look at his mom and dad.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Powerful
    Roger Ebert called this film one of the most powerful movies he'd ever seen. And yeah, I guess it is. This movie, directed by The Hughes Brothers
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    13. Eve's Bayou
    by Lions Gate
    DVD (25 March, 1998)
    list price: $9.98 -- our price: $9.98
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    Asin: 1573623768
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Actress Kasi Lemmons made an auspicious debut as a writer and director with this delicately handled, wrenchingly emotional drama, hailed by critic Roger Ebert as one of the best films of 1997. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "I need to be a hero."
    As this wonderful movie opens, we enter the world of Eve's Bayou, the Louisiana home of ten-year old Eve (Jurnee Smollett) and her charming, philandering father Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), her glamorous and superstitious mother, her psychic aunt (Debbi Turner), and her big sister who idolizes Daddy as much as Eve does. The narrator's opening line concerns a murder, and we wait for this terrible event to occur.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Big Present in a Small Package
    Eve's Bayou is an incredible film about a family struggling to keep family together.Eve's Bayou is a town founded by a freed slave.Our heroine is named after her predecessor.
    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite movie EVER!!!!
    Kasi Lemmons is phenomenal as director, she also wrote it! The movie is well acted and written. Oscar worthy performances by Jurnee Smollett and Samuel L. Jackson. Excellent cast, Debbi Morgan owned the role of Mozelle! Jurnee Smollett really evolves into a great actress!
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    14. Naqoyqatsi
    by Miramax
    DVD (14 October, 2003)
    list price: $19.99 -- our price: $17.99
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    Asin: B00005JLIA
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Whether your intellect is completely engaged or passively detached, any viewing of Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars don't buy
    don't buy it.If you have the first two, stick with them.They contradict themselves in this one buy using nothing but technology, the same thing that they shun in koyaanisqatsi.A lot of the scenes made no sense.Again, it is a complete waste of money if you are expecting anything like the first two.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A kaleidoscopic tour de force!
    This last entry of the Trylogy (Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi) of Godfrey Reggio, this kaleidoscopic film is filled of inspiring and arresting imagination based on n images poetry, astonishingly articulated that conforms a visual journey of multidimensional range.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Unusual Movie
    This is a rather unusual movie. No talking. Just images. I really like it, but I am a little weird. ... Read more

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    15. A Raisin in the Sun
    by Sony Pictures
    DVD (22 February, 2000)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $18.99
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    Asin: B00003L9CK
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Lorraine Hansberry's play is given sensitive treatment by filmmaker Daniel Petrie (Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A high point in American cinema
    For one who has never had the chance to se this luminous film, you have a rare treat in store. Lorraine Hansberry adapted her NY Drama Critics Circle Award-winning drama for the screen in 1961. It is a deeply compassionate film with an ensemble cast unequaled in its day.
    5-0 out of 5 stars magnificent and thought-provoking film.....
    This adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's compelling play is marvelously executed.Credit goes in no small part to the wonderful cast (Sidney Poitier as the mercurial Walter Lee Younger, the legendary Ruby Dee as his wife, Ruth, Diana Sands as his spirited sister, Beneatha, and Claudia McNeil as the matriarch, Lena Younger).
    5-0 out of 5 stars Raisin
    The performance given by Poitier will not dissappoint. This movie version of the play is done from the view point of the son as oppossed to the view point of the mother, Lena. This work is timeless. ... Read more

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    16. Malcolm X
    by Warner Home Video
    DVD (18 January, 2000)
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    Asin: B00002ND77
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Just as Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars K. Tarin is a Racist!
    This movie is great and white people all around the world should be forced to see it in school. Prefferably while they are still children, that way they won't have time to be persuaded by ignorant, conservative, racists like K. Tarin, a racist reviewer who wrote an article on this same page. Anybody who isn't a racist loves this movie.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Book from Alex Hailey is way better
    The Book from Alex Haley when I read it some 10 years ago changed my life and views of people with color, and everyone should read it, yes even conservatives, manditory.
    5-0 out of 5 stars 2 Much Power , for 1 Filmmaker, to Have
    There are many lessons to learn from this 1992 bio. about slain civil rights activist , Malcom X. I think that one of the most obvious lesson wa that Hollywood wasn't teady for a film of this magnitude. Demonstrated by Denzel Washinton's snub at the Oscars ( Best Actor ) , for his piercing , haunting , and unforgettable portrayal of Malcom X. The film , based on the Alex Haley book , entitled " The Autobiography of Malcom X " , chronicles the life of Malcom Little ,from a poor negro child, raised in the openly racist and oppressive time of the 1920's and 1960's , turned hoodlum ,turned convict , turned redeemed soul , turned political activist. This film is very poignant, as it tells the story of one of the most influencial , charismatic , and feared revolutionaries of his generation. Spike Lee, does a phenominal job at capturing the essence of this story , with affection , direction , conviction and sensativity. As a matter of fact , this is by far the best feature film , the director has put out. Whereas , Speilberg has his " Jaws " , Lucas has his " Star Wars " , and so Spike Lee has his signature piece in " Malcom X ". With riveting supporting performances by such notable actors as Delroy Lindo , Theresa Randle , Angela Bassett , Albert Hall , Al Freenman Jr. , Lonette Mckee ,Kate Vernon, Christopher Plummer , Giancarlo Esposito , and a host of other cameos. Although largely snubbed by the Oscars , " Malcom X " was nominated for 2 ( Best Actor: Denzel Washington , and Best Costume Designer : Ruth E. Carter ). One good footnote is that Denzel Washington did win Best Actor by the Golden Globes , aka : Oscar's little brother. The cinematography is fabulous and the score is memorable. This is truly a film that all the crew and cast loved passionately and it shows in the final product. " Malcom X " is a very poignant and important film. It illustrates the necessity to understand one another and the need to somehow cooperate with each other on a human level.Ultimately , this film is not only about the struggle between the races in America , but also about the dynamics of our cultures and the difficulties that we all have , in accepting our differences as people. Hard to believe that a single film can capture these elements. However , it does capture these elements , perfectly. Needless to say , I highly recommend this film. ... Read more

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    17. The Original Kings of Comedy
    by Paramount
    DVD (27 February, 2001)
    list price: $12.98 -- our price: $11.99
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    Asin: B000056BOW
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Same Old Tired "Black" Jokes!
    I 'm sorry I just was not impressed by this at all. The same old tired skits...."You see if it had been a black person they would have done it - this way - or that way.....yada yada yada...Nothing original here.

    4-0 out of 5 stars VERY FUNNY!
    The Queens of Comedy are the funniest.The Kings of comedy is okay too, but there is no comparing!

    5-0 out of 5 stars EVERYBODY LOVES THIS
    I HAVE BOUGHT 4 COPIES OF THIS AND LOAN IT OUT AND NEVER GET IT BACK THE ONE I GOT ON AMAZON IM KEEPING ... Read more

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    18. Rosewood
    by Warner Home Video
    DVD (10 September, 1997)
    list price: $14.96 -- our price: $9.99
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    Asin: 0790732211
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A shameful chapter in American history is powerfully dramatized in Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Too much Hollywood added, but understandable
    The event this movie was based on was so despicable that John Singleton (Director) had to add in fictional characters so it wouldn't look as shameful as Rosewood really was.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Tragic history, great story.
    Based on a true story of a historic outbreak of racist violence, "Rosewood" is a compelling movie even without the social significance.The storyline is basically that a white woman falsely accuses a black man of rape, causing a whole town to go nuts.Certain of the white citizens form a mob to administer "justice" and end up on a rampage, while 2 men try to hide the black citizens of the town and help them escape.
    5-0 out of 5 stars SAD CHAPTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY
    Based on actual events, Rosewood relates the events that led to as many as 150 African Americans being murdered and burned out of their homes in Rosewood, Florida in 1923, by whites from a neighboring town.All this happens because a white woman falsely accused a black man of raping her.
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    19. Next Friday (New Line Platinum Series)
    by New Line Home Video
    DVD (01 June, 2004)
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    Asin: 0780631234
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Ice Cube wrote and stars as Craig in this sequel to Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Fun ;-)
    I enjoyed each of the Friday series.I reviewed the original way back, and now after re-watching Next Friday, I thought I'd finally get around to reviewing this.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first
    ...but a decent sequel. (But hey? It's not often that the sequel is better than the prequel.) I was mad because alot of questions were not answered and the plot was not all that good. I wanted Craig (Ice Cube) to hook up with that girl next door. All she does is have a short convo with her and at the end she blows a kiss and thats the end. I believe thats pointless for Craig's Pops (Jon Witherspoon)drops him off in Rancho Cucamonga (I don't think I spelled it right) then turns around and picks him up. Its a funny movie, but not as good as the first though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than FRIDAY
    I thought Next Friday was way better than the original....... The first movie was really slow in the beginning.......so slow that I fell asleep. As soon as you pop this movie in, you'll be laughing from beginning to end........ Mike Epps is hilarious as Day-Day, Craigs cousin, and Craigs father has some pretty funny lines in this one........ Rent it, you won't be sorry....... ... Read more

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    20. Life (dvd)
    by Universal Studios
    DVD (19 October, 1999)
    list price: $12.98 -- our price: $9.99
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    Asin: 0783237367
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy play it surprisingly straight in this film by director Ted Demme. Though there are laughs to be had, this is a story about perseverance in the face of a life of disappointment (yet the film was sold as a prison comedy). But Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars LIFE
    This movie is a true favorite of a lot of troops and SAILORS here serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. We enjoy watching the "you gonna eat yo cornbread" sceene.

    4-0 out of 5 stars hilarious
    This movie was for my husband and I didn't think I would like it.However, there were several parts where I had to pause the movie because I was missing the next scenes due to laughing so hard!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest movie ever made!!!!!
    I cant tell you how much I love this movie. This is my favorite movie.This movie is so funny. We all make fun of the things they say. Its great humor but ya feel sorry for them too cause they are innocent. I think everyone should own a copy of it.Thanks for listening. ... Read more

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