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By Terry Lawson and Terry Lawson,Detroit Free Press | August 5, 2007
Aserious-looking Don Cheadle stared out from one of the 20 covers of a recent issue of Vanity Fair, which is devoted to the plight of the African continent. It is a subject close to the heart of Cheadle, who won the respect of millions of filmgoers as Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who saved hundreds of Tutsi refugees from slaughter by Hutu militants in Hotel Rwanda. More recently, Cheadle was in Darfur, Sudan, to make An Indifferent World, a documentary about the genocide there - the United Nations prefers the term "humanitarian crisis" - scheduled for release in October.
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David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
In reaction to fallout from the Ray Rice video posted Monday on TMZ, CBS Sports has pulled its scheduled opening song by Rihanna from tonight's premiere of "Thursday Night Football" featuring the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. The telecast was supposed to open each week with Jay-Z's Grammy-winning "Run This Town" performed by Rihanna. It's the CBS answer to NBC's "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" with Carrie Underwood. The opening was to also include narration from actor Don Cheadle highlighting the rivalry between the two teams and their towns.
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David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
In reaction to fallout from the Ray Rice video posted Monday on TMZ, CBS Sports has pulled its scheduled opening song by Rihanna from tonight's premiere of "Thursday Night Football" featuring the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. The telecast was supposed to open each week with Jay-Z's Grammy-winning "Run This Town" performed by Rihanna. It's the CBS answer to NBC's "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" with Carrie Underwood. The opening was to also include narration from actor Don Cheadle highlighting the rivalry between the two teams and their towns.
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September 12, 2008
Bangkok Dangerous * ( 1 STAR) $7.8 million $7.8 million 1 week Rated: R Running time: 99 minutes What it's about: Nicolas Cage (above) plays a stoic assassin who could use some Zoloft but instead sullenly drifts from murder to murder. Our take: It's a watered-down remake. What's left is a standard tired-warrior-finds-meaning-of-life, wants-out-of-the-killing-biz yarn. Tropic Thunder *** ( 3 STARS) $7.2 million $96.5 million 4 weeks Rated: R Running time: 107 minutes What it's about: A failing action star (Ben Stiller, above)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | July 13, 2007
Kasi Lemmons' movie is called Talk to Me, but what it really does is sing to you, in the argot and cadences of soul, jazz, rock and rhythm and blues. This fact-based story of the Washington, D.C., broadcast personality Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. (Don Cheadle) and his partnership and friendship with WOL-AM program manager Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) spills over with a musical energy that makes even familiar scenes jiggle and bounce. And Cheadle is astonishing. Whether he's dancing in his underwear with his ex-stripper girlfriend or pulling off a Richard Pyror-esque stand-up confession, he makes you feel that Petey's heart pounds to a funky beat.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 19, 2004
Don Cheadle jolted audiences in the best moments of Warren Beatty's 1998 political burlesque Bulworth (screening Monday night in the Maryland Film Festival's fall series at the Maryland Institute College of Art). As drug overlord "L.D.," he told an unhinged white liberal senator (Beatty) that the gangsta life gave young blacks better moneymaking opportunities than the bankrupt public school system. In D.C. on Wednesday to promote his terrific movie about courage in the face of genocide, Hotel Rwanda (due here in January)
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December 8, 2005
A prison teacher (Don Cheadle, above) digs into a teen's senseless crime in `The United States of Leland' (10 p.m.-11:45 p.m., Showtime).
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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | October 28, 2007
Shout Factory / $69.99 Watching My So-Called Life, you're sure to notice the vintage '90s fashions -- lots of oversized plaid shirts, baby-doll dresses with bright tights, hair that's just a tad too big. TALK TO ME Universal / $29.99 This film examines the real-life contentious relationship between Washington radio station manager Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle), an ex-con who talks his way onto the air and becomes a station mainstay. Special features They're minimalist -- deleted scenes and featurettes on the social issues of the 1960s and '70s and on the look of the film's sets and fashions.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 10, 2000
`Mission to Mars' Starring Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins and Don Cheadle Directed by Brian De Palma Released by Touchstone Rated PG (Language) Running time 120 minutes Sun score: Ever since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" left 1968 audiences scratching their heads wondering what they'd just seen, directors have been straining to make another "2001." Only this time make it understandable. It's time they stopped trying and gave up. Don't they realize that half the fun of Kubrick's brilliantly obtuse film was debating its meaning with your friends?
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By Zap2it.com | February 9, 2005
Don Cheadle, the Oscar-nominated star of Hotel Rwanda, will serve as a "special correspondent" for tonight's Nightline as he reports on the ethnic conflict in the Sudan. Cheadle and Nightline producer Rick Wilkinson recently joined several members of Congress on a fact-finding mission to the country's Darfur region. Rebel groups in the region accuse the Sudanese government of financing Arab militias called Janjaweed to wipe out non-Arab enclaves, a charge the government denies. Thousands of people have died in the fighting over the past two years; nearly 2 million are in refugee camps.
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August 28, 2008
The Dark Knight What it's about: Citizens, lawmen and criminals - and an anarchistic freak called the Joker - respond to the emergence of the Caped Crusader. Rated: PG-13 The scoop: As the Joker, Heath Ledger (above) detonates a savage sick joke or two, but the whole movie is set up for him to be the jiving put-on artist of destruction, outwitting the squares. Grade: ** ( 2 STARS) Death Race What it's about: A souped-up destruction derby auto race, played to the death, on the grounds of Terminal Island, a prison for extreme violent offenders.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW | November 18, 2007
They range from Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Court, to Adam Sterling, a grass-roots organizer first seen hawking leaflets to apathetic strollers in Santa Monica, Calif. Success and failure in Darfur's life-or-death context generate excruciating tension. In this movie, the attempt of a World Food Program director, Pablo Recalde, to run delivery trucks through volatile territory sparks more nail-biting anxiety than any starship battle in a space opera.
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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | October 28, 2007
Shout Factory / $69.99 Watching My So-Called Life, you're sure to notice the vintage '90s fashions -- lots of oversized plaid shirts, baby-doll dresses with bright tights, hair that's just a tad too big. TALK TO ME Universal / $29.99 This film examines the real-life contentious relationship between Washington radio station manager Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle), an ex-con who talks his way onto the air and becomes a station mainstay. Special features They're minimalist -- deleted scenes and featurettes on the social issues of the 1960s and '70s and on the look of the film's sets and fashions.
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By Terry Lawson and Terry Lawson,Detroit Free Press | August 5, 2007
Aserious-looking Don Cheadle stared out from one of the 20 covers of a recent issue of Vanity Fair, which is devoted to the plight of the African continent. It is a subject close to the heart of Cheadle, who won the respect of millions of filmgoers as Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who saved hundreds of Tutsi refugees from slaughter by Hutu militants in Hotel Rwanda. More recently, Cheadle was in Darfur, Sudan, to make An Indifferent World, a documentary about the genocide there - the United Nations prefers the term "humanitarian crisis" - scheduled for release in October.
NEWS
July 13, 2007
INSIDE TODAY WHAT THEY'RE SAYING TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS Give me a ... city cheer A new campaign to coax ordinary, camera-shy Baltimoreans into making video tributes to their city has found a taker: a retired Ravens cheerleader. Maryland baltimoresun.com/vozzella Season first, search later The Orioles should let interim manager Dave Trembley finish the season, and then they can begin their search in earnest for the man they want to take over in the dugout. Sports baltimoresun.com/maese OTHER VOICES Ray Frager on sports media -- Sports Jean Marbella on new archbishop -- Maryland 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY "Talk to Me" -- This fact-based story of broadcast personality Petey Greene (Don Cheadle)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | July 13, 2007
Kasi Lemmons' movie is called Talk to Me, but what it really does is sing to you, in the argot and cadences of soul, jazz, rock and rhythm and blues. This fact-based story of the Washington, D.C., broadcast personality Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. (Don Cheadle) and his partnership and friendship with WOL-AM program manager Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) spills over with a musical energy that makes even familiar scenes jiggle and bounce. And Cheadle is astonishing. Whether he's dancing in his underwear with his ex-stripper girlfriend or pulling off a Richard Pyror-esque stand-up confession, he makes you feel that Petey's heart pounds to a funky beat.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2000
Jack Campbell is a modern-day Scrooge, a slick, cocky, $2,400 Ermenegildo Zegna suit-wearing investment bank president. He has no life outside work and snorts derisively when his minions dare to suggest leaving the office in time for Christmas Eve dinner with their families. In fact, Campbell (Nicolas Cage) is so hardened to matters unrelated to corporate takeovers that he thinks he doesn't regret picking his career over his college sweetheart 13 years ago. But one night he meets a mysterious stranger (Don Cheadle)
NEWS
September 5, 2008
Tropic Thunder *** ( 3 STARS) $14.6 million $86.9 million 3 weeks Rated: R Running time: 107 minutes What it's about: A failing action star (Ben Stiller, above), a drug-addicted comic (Jack Black) and a celebrated Australian actor (Robert Downey Jr.) stumble onto real guerrillas while making a war film. Our take: Downey is daringly funny as a white man from Down Under playing an African-American soldier. At its best, this movie wrings divine madness from wretched excess. Babylon A.D. * 1/2 ( 1 1/2 STARS)
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December 8, 2005
A prison teacher (Don Cheadle, above) digs into a teen's senseless crime in `The United States of Leland' (10 p.m.-11:45 p.m., Showtime).
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