Mark Wahlberg plays yet another cop type (he’s an ex-cop turned PI here) but we’re not hating. He does them pretty well. Russell Crowe is the shady mayor who hires him to find out if he’s being cheated on. Review consensus: You’ve seen it before but if you like movies like this, it’s cool.
Common plays a former enforcer who gives his nephew an unexpected education on the streets of Baltimore in one fateful day. With Dennis Haysbert and Danny Glover.
Review consensus: Script has some credibility issues, but Common rocks.
ON DVD THIS WEEK
“Home” by Toni Morrison
A World War 2 veteran heads to Georgia to see about his sister, Cee, a fragile soul who is now in trouble. Review consensus: One of Morrison’s more accessible books. Read an excerpt:
Up Close and Personal with Smokey Robinson
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Motown legend shares stories of love, life and music on the road in intimate concert
Saturday, January 19
Sunday, January 20
A Night of Neo-Soul with Leelah James, Lalah Hathaway, RaheemDeVaughn and Rashaan Patterson
Detroit Opera House
A rare grouping of contemporary soul artists on a one-night stand in Detroit
JUST FOR LAUGHS
Mike Epps – Friday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm, Progress Energy Center
Tommy Davidson, Friday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm, Wilbur Theater
Jerry Seinfeld- Saturday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center