Neil LaBute

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Death at a Funeral Can't Win 'Em All

Some critics love offbeat comedy remake, some hate it

(Newser) - Critics are decidedly split on Death at a Funeral, Chris Rock’s remake of a British farce that’s a scant 3 years old. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • Death at a Funeral is proof that a well-made screenplay is indestructible,” writes Ty Burr of the Boston
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Lakeview Not a Pretty Picture

Jackson can't save formulaic flick

(Newser) - Lakeview Terrace labors mightily to turn its B-movie cop/neighbor-from-hell premise into “deep social commentary about race, or real estate, or something,” writes Chris Farnsworth of E!, “but the result is an inexplicable mess.” The tensions between Samuel L. Jackson’s loose cannon cop and the interracial... More »

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