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Whitney: Can I Be Me Review

Excellent

Notorious British filmmaker Nick Broomfield teams up with Austrian music documentary producer Rudi Dolezal to tell the story of Whitney Houston's tumultuous life. As the title suggests, what haunted the iconic singer most was an inability to live on her own terms. With strong echoes of 2015's Amy, this film presents a range of never-seen footage without commenting on it.

Broomfield assembles his movie around Dolezal's unfinished documentary about Houston's 1999 world tour, which turned out to be her final triumphant performances. As she travelled the globe, her world was unravelling around her. But the issues go back to her early childhood as a singing prodigy sculpted into a pop princess by her controlling mother, the gospel singer Cissy. And her record company maintained the popstar image. Meanwhile, her personal life was shaped by two key figures: her husband Bobby Brown and her manager-assistant Robyn Crawford, who clashed loudly about who should make decisions about Whitney's life. All of this led to crippling self-doubt, fuelled by a drug habit that had started when Whitney was a teen.

The story is edited out of sequence, circling around Houston's life. Much of the 1999 backstage footage is shockingly intimate, revealing aspects of the singer's personality and relationships with unexpected openness. And since it's accompanied by archive interviews and present-day comments from people who were there, each moment comes with a strong kick of resonance. The most striking interviewee is bodyguard David Roberts, who in 1995 warned the family of coming tragedy if they didn't make changes (he was sacked for speaking out of turn). Most glaringly absent are Brown and Crawford, who have simply refused to clear up the biggest rumours that have surrounded Houston's life, including the one relating to her sexuality.

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David Roberts - Layon Gray, David Roberts, Thaddeus Daniels, Thom Scott II, Reginald Barnes, Jeantique Oriol, Delano Barbosa and Tobias Truvillion New York City, USA - The cast of 'Black Angels Over Tuskegee' ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite Thursday 24th March 2011

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Ghost Rider Trailer


From Marvel Comics, creators of Spider-Man, Blade and X-Men, comes a new hero....Ghost Rider. Long ago, superstar motorcycle stunt rider Johnny Blaze made a deal with the devil to protect the ones he loved most: his father and his childhood sweetheart, Roxanne (Eva Mendes). Now, the devil has come for his due. By day, Johnny is a die-hard stunt rider... but at night, in the presence of evil, he becomes the Ghost Rider, a bounty hunter of rogue demons. Forced to do the devil's bidding, Johnny is determined to confront his fate and use his curse and powers to defend the innocent.

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Me Myself I Review


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What is it about foreigners and alternate reality comedy/dramas? On the heels of Sliding Doors, Twice Upon a Yesterday, and who knows what other indies comes Me Myself I, starring Rachel Griffiths in the dual role of a harried Australian woman and, well, herself.

On her birthday, Pamela (Griffiths) wakes up to realize that her life is a mess. She's not thrilled with her job and eats cereal for dinner, but more importantly, she doesn't have a man. In fact, she turned down a proposal some dozen years earlier, a move she now regrets. Surprise! when one day she is hit by a car that is driven by none other than herself -- an unexplained alternate universe dweller/magical leprechaun-type-of-person who accepted the aforementioned proposal to Robert (David Roberts), and with whom she is happily married.

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Me Myself I Review


Good

Call it "Sliding Doors" for soccer moms, but "Me Myself I" is the only one of these currently fashionable which-life-is-real? pictures that has at its center a real question in the lives of modern women: Family or Career?

The always wonderful and largely under-appreciated Rachel Griffiths (OK, so she was Oscar nominated for "Hilary and Jackie") stars as Pamela, a laptop-toting workaholic journalist for a Sydney, Australia women's magazine who has a frustratingly empty love life, has just quit smoking 17.5 days ago and is beginning to hear the faint ticking of her biological clock.

Her life is organized in hundreds of Post-It notes. She eats bran cereal with soy milk -- for dinner. She's know for her acerbic sense of humor and for habitually winning professional accolades ("Here's another bloody award for your teen suicide piece," an editor yawns, tossing a statuette on her desk).

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