One of the weakest and most ridiculous aspects of popular culture is its narcissistic now-ness. There's often no then or later, and without past experience or the messy knowledge of life, modern entertainment media often seems poached in a neurotic teenage brainpan, entranced with its own ignorant tunnel vision. A quick-fix solution is simply to reach back and engage with yesteryear, and few recent Hollywood films have done this with as much loose energy and invention... More >>>
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This is the most substantially conceived movie hip-hop stars (here, OutKast's André 3000 and Big Boi) have ever gotten.