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"...Directed by: Patrik-Ian Polk. Starring: Vanessa Williams, Loretta Devine, Devon Odessa, Rudolf Martin, Renoly Santiago, Rockmond Dunbar,..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Jumping the Broom
This urban family rom-com actually has something interesting to say about race and romance.
"...Salim Akil. Starring: Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, DeRay Davis..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Woman Thou Art Loosed
Based on a novel by Bishop T.D. Jakes, a black evangelical preacher and author who also co-stars, this unusual film is part revivalist sermon, part narrative drama, and wholly urgent and engaging.
"...Directed by: Michael Schultz. Starring: Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Debbi Morgan, Michael Boatman, Clifton Powell and T.D...."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
Madea is tasked once again with fixing a broken family.
"...Directed by: Tyler Perry. Starring: Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Cassi Davis, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, David Mann,..."

April 29, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

For Colored Girls
Tyler Perry tackles Ntozake Shange's beloved play.
"...Directed by: Tyler Perry. Starring: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kingdom Come
"...J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson, Loretta Devine, Toni Braxton, Cedric The Entertainer and Whoopi Goldberg...."

April 20, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lottery Ticket
Bow Wow stars in this comedy about a guy with a winning lottery ticket who must protect it over a long weekend.
"...White. Starring: Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Keith David, Terry Crews..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Christmas
The film has the perfect formula for holiday cheer: redemption through sentimentality, salvation through schmaltz.
"...Directed by: Preston A. Whitmore II. Starring: Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba, Chris Brown, Columbus Short, Keith Robinson,..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Wrapped and Ready
"...Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Esther Rolle, Mary Alice, Loretta Devine, Wesley Snipes...."

Nov. 27, 1998 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ring in the HollyDaze
Holiday Movie Previews
"...Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis, Loretta Devine...."

Nov. 29, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

My Obsession: The Carmichael Show
Pushing boundaries with NBC's sitcom
"...Nekeisha, Bobby's out-of-control wife (who he's separated from). Veterans Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier round out the cast..."

June 23, 2017 Screens Column by Kahron Spearman

Caged No More
Rescuers and prayers work to retrieve girls sold into sexual slavery
"...Lisa Arnold. Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Cassidy Gifford, Cynthia Gibb, Loretta Devine and Alan Powell. Not reviewed at press time...."

Jan. 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Welcome to Me
Kristen Wiig stars in this odd comedy about a mentally unbalanced woman
"...Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Tudyk, Thomas Mann and Loretta Devine...."

May 8, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death at a Funeral
A remake of a 3-year-old British comedy, Death at a Funeral transfers its farce from a predominantly white cast to predominantly black.
"...Wilson, James Marsden, Danny Glover, Columbus Short, Peter Dinklage, Loretta Devine, Regina Hall and Keith David. The Brits invented..."

April 23, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
An unsatisfying film/experiment/prank that combines the forces of Werner Herzog and David Lynch.
"...Brad Dourif, Michael Peña, Udo Kier, Grace Zabriskie and Loretta Devine. Produced and "presented" by David Lynch, My Son,..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

First Sunday
Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan play petty criminals who spend a night reckoning with the lord when they rob their neighborhood church.
"...E. Talbert. Starring: Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Loretta Devine, Chi McBride, Michael Beach, Keith David, Regina Hall..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The paths of a seemingly unconnected, multicultural group of Los Angelenos cross in the most compelling American movie to come around in a long while.
"...Jennifer Esposito, Terrence Howard, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser and Loretta Devine. There is a visual image that dominates Crash..."

May 6, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

King's Ransom
A mirthless comedy about venal people doing stupid things.
"...Anderson, Donald Faison, Regina Hall, Jay Mohr, Kellita Smith, Loretta Devine, Nicole Ari Parker and Leila Arcieri. A mirthless..."

April 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Urban Legends: Final Cut
"...Directed by: John Ottman. Starring: Loretta Devine, Marco Hofschneider, Michael Bacall, Anthony Anderson, Jessica Cauffiel,..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
"...Spiner as Dandridge's long-suffering agent, Earl Mills, Obba Babatunde, Loretta Devine, and Klaus Maria Brandauer as Otto Preminger, who..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Urban Legend
"...Starring: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum, Loretta Devine, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid, John Neville, Robert Englund..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
"...Vanessa Williams, Andy Garcia, Clarence Williams III, Cicely Tyson, Loretta Devine, Queen Latifah...."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Film Reviews
"...TO EXHALED: Forest Whitaker; with Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Gregory Hines, Dennis Haysbert, Mykelti Williamson,..."

Jan. 5, 1996 News Feature

Livin' Large!
"..."Afrika" Hall, Blanche Baker, Julia Campbell, Bernie Mcinerney and Loretta Devine. Dexter Jackson (Carson) wants to be a TV..."

Sept. 20, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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