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Review: Race And Class Issues Clash With Lowbrow Comedy In 'Peeples'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 8, 2013 6:01 PM
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You’d be forgiven if you expected Tyler Perry to influence a large chunk of “Peeples,” the latest film to carry his name like a neon sign promising broad comedy and aggressive but dubious morality. Even the beginning seems to hum with the predictable rhythms of Perry’s multi-movie empire, with a dark screen soundtracked to the purr of a man’s voice introducing a particularly holy gospel tune. It’s a clever strategy for writer-director Tina Gordon Chism, who soon reveals that this is comic actor Craig Robinson, crooning to a classroom filled with children about the need to avoid urinating on others. At once, you’re assured that this film is going to explore places Perry normally wouldn’t dare… and surely places maybe you wouldn’t seek either.

Kerry Washington Confirmed As Broomhilda In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 3:53 AM
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After a raft of casting that has seen pretty much every role big and small get filled, the one big question mark remaining for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was who would take on the part of Broomhilda, the lead character's slave wife who is sold off and raped, setting Django on his mission to find her. Well, it's been cast and the name is one that has been kicking around for a while.

Kerry Washington In The Mix To Play Broomhilda In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 5:20 AM
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While nothing is official on Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated slave/western/vengeance flick "Django Unchained," this is the way it's shaping so far: Jamie Foxx would play the titular Django, who under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter played by Christoph Waltz, squares off against Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) the brutal owner of mixed race club and his top slave, the manipulative Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), in order to free his wife Broomhilda...which brings us to this latest bit of news.

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