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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Idris Elba is spellbinding in this biopic that reveres the man but slights the movement.
Film Review  December 20, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Justin Chadwick. Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto and Deon Lotz...."

Pacific Rim Uprising
Robots vs. monsters sequel is pure scrap.
Film Review  March 23, 2018, by Marc Savlov
"...Set 10 years after the events depicted in Del Toro’s film, Boyega is Jake Pentecost, the orphaned son of Idris Elba’s planet-saving Stacker Pentecost. As the cities of the world slowly rebuild following the attack by giant monsters from another dimension, Jake spends his days stealing and selling used parts from Jaegers (giant robots controlled by mind-melding human fighters), and living the hustler’s dream in one half of a beachside Santa Monica mansion..."

Star Trek Beyond
The Enterprise crew get trapped on a hostile planet
Film Review  July 29, 2016, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Justin Lin. Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba...."

This Christmas
The film has the perfect formula for holiday cheer: redemption through sentimentality, salvation through schmaltz.
Film Review  November 23, 2007, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...Whitmore II. Starring: Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba, Chris Brown, Columbus Short, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Regina King, Mekhi Phifer, Sharon Leal and Lauren London..."

The Dark Tower
Roland the Gunslinger hits the big screen
Film Review  August 11, 2017, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel. Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Hamilton and José Zúñiga...."

The Mountain Between Us
This is what a boring plane crash movie looks like
Film Review  October 6, 2017, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad. Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney and Linda Sorensen...."

Beasts of No Nation
Idris Elba co-stars in this Netflix drama about child soldiers in Africa
Film Review  October 16, 2015, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga. Starring: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, Ama K..."

No Good Deed
Idris Elba plays a home invader hell-bent on terrorizing Taraji P. Henson’s suburban mom.

Film Review  September 19, 2014, by Josh Kupecki
"...Directed by: Sam Miller. Starring: Idris Elba, Taraji P..."

In his return to science fiction, Ridley Scott's stunning, ambitious visuals are waylaid by his quasi-metaphysics.
Film Review  June 8, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Ridley Scott. Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron...."

This Los Angeles-set heist movie stars lots of well-muscled men.
Film Review  September 3, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: John Luessenhop. Starring: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy, Idris Elba, Steve Harris, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech and Paul Walker..."

Idris Elba and Beyoncé co-star as a married couple whose happy life is disrupted by a stalker.
Film Review  May 1, 2009, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Steve Shill. Starring: Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Bruce McGill, Jerry O'Connell and Christine Lahti..."

The Reaping
Pardon the pun, but audiences will reap little from this satanic backwoods juju thriller.
Film Review  April 6, 2007, by Marrit Ingman
"...Directed by: Stephen Hopkins. Starring: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb and Stephen Rea..."

'Luther' Back on American Airwaves Tonight
BBC America's detective show debuts at 9pm
DAILY Screens  September 28, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...Premiering tonight on BBC America is the hit British detective show Luther, which stars Emmy-nominated Idris Elba, the actor formerly shorthanded as Stringer-Bell-from-The-Wire, more lately known as a beachy ballad belter who wants to enter your "private garden," ladies...."

Pacific Rim
When monsters and robots engage in epic battle, puny humans huddle in movie theatres to pay respect.
Film Review  July 12, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Guillermo del Toro. Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Ron Perlman and Diego Klattenhoff...."

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Nicolas Cage rides again.
Film Review  February 24, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth and Fergus Riordan...."

TV Eye: Wish List
Looking back and looking forward
Screens Column  December 31, 2010, by Belinda Acosta
"...Idris Elba on Luther (BBC America) – another great actor whose stunning performances mostly fly under the wire. Elba first received much-deserved attention as Stringer Bell on The Wire (HBO)..."

TV Eye: From Career Criminal to Copper
BBC America debuts a sexy, scintillating new detective show
Screens Column  October 15, 2010, by Belinda Acosta
"...Sexy. If you thought Idris Elba was that and more as Baltimore underboss Russell "Stringer" Bell on HBO's The Wire, hold on to your remote..."

Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat
Film Review  April 27, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Brolin, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Pom Klementieff, Sebastian Stan, Karen Gillan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Carrie Coon, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, Kerry Condon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Dinklage, Anthony Mackie, Winston Duke, Benedict Wong and Don Cheadle...."

Spectre brings the spectacle, but it lacks a soul
Film Review  November 6, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...A drab, anemic machine, Spectre, may bring the spectacle, but it lacks a soul. Someone get Idris Elba on the phone...."

Top 10 Celebrities We Wish Were Gay
Heteros we'd like to hook up with, period.
DAILY Qmmunity  January 8, 2014, by Lawrence Everett Forbes
"...1) IDRIS ELBA: He's tall, dark, handsome, and has that English accent...."

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