Search results for "Common"


Now You See Me (2013) RT 49% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2013

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

American Gangster (2007) RT 80% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Brown Sugar (2002) RT 66% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Taye Diggs  •  Mos Def  •  Queen Latifah

Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 2006

The American comedian/actor delivers a story about the alternative Hip Hop scene. A small town Ohio man’s moves to Brooklyn, New York, to throw an unprecedented block party.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Dave Chappelle  •  Erykah Badu  •  Common  •  Mos Def

Beef (2003) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2003

A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Ving Rhames  •  50 Cent  •  B-Real  •  Bone Thugs n Harmony

Smokin' Aces (2006) RT 29% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Apr 2007

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joseph Ruskin  •  Alex Rocco

Happy Feet Two (2011) RT 46% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Mar 2012

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Robin Williams  •  Pink  •  E.G. Daily

Street Kings (2008) RT 36% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Aug 2008

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Chris Evans  •  Hugh Laurie

Selma (2014) RT 99% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2015

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  Andre Holland

Bouncing Cats (2010) RT Audience 100%

This documentary follows the efforts of Abraham "Abramz" Tekya and Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) to use dance to empower youth in war-torn Uganda. The film is a testimony of ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Nabil Elderkin
CAST:  Crazy Legs  •  Abraham 'Abramz' Tekya  •  Common  •  Mos Def




Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2013) RT 88% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2014

Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw Records has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums since its ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Jeff Broadway
CAST:  Common  •  Mike D  •  MF Doom  •  Flying Lotus

Every Secret Thing (2014) RT 29% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Aug 2015

One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn't ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Amy Berg
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Diane Lane  •  Danielle Macdonald

Entourage (2015) RT 33% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Sep 2015

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Doug Ellin
CAST:  Jeremy Piven  •  Adrian Grenier  •  Jerry Ferrara  •  Kevin Connolly

Run All Night (2015) RT 60% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Jun 2015

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Joel Kinnaman  •  Génesis Rodríguez  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ed Harris

Pawn (2013) RT Audience 27%

DVD release: Apr 2013

A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David A. Armstrong
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Nikki Reed  •  Sean Faris  •  Ray Liotta

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012) RT 89% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Sep 2012

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Ice-T  •  Andy Baybutt
CAST:  Ice-T  •  Dr. Dre  •  Ice Cube  •  Snoop Dogg

Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology (2005)

A collection of music videos and behind the scenes footage released to promote Kanye West's upcoming debut album, College Dropout. The compilation features the videos to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Kanye West  •  Coodie Simmons  •  Chike Ozah  •  Michael Haussman  •  Chris Milk  •  Director X.
CAST:  Kanye West  •  Jay-Z  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Stacey Dash

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) RT 34% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Dec 2012

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Ron Livingston  •  Rosemarie DeWitt

Learning Uncle Vincent (2013)

Over the course of one day, a shy 13-year-old forms a bond with his troubled uncle.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sheldon Candis
CAST:  Common  •  Michael Rainey Jr.  •  Danny Glover  •  Dennis Haysbert