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What Men Want, Review 3.5 Stars

By Christina Nicole What Men Want is a reimagining of the 2000 film What Women Want starring Mel Gibson.   Set around the NBA draft, Taraji P. Henson is great as the extremely successful, personally detached, business driven sports agent, like Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, but in a man’s world, so she gets less respect.   out to prove her worth and get the promotion she deserves.   What Men Want is Taraji’s departure from the heavily dramatic roles we’ve come to expect from her and gives her the opportunity to carry a comedy. She does a pretty good job. She gets some help from Tracy Morgan, who is just a goof, but this is Taraji’s movie. She is in control, and she looks great doing it. Taraji credits twitter with helping her get the role; “Most people didn’t recognize my funny until twitter.” With What Men Want, Taraji shows that she is a well-rounded actress who can bring laughs, tears or strike fear in her audience. The story we see in What Men Want is one we’ve seen bef

'Then Came You', Review 3.5 Stars

Then Came You (***1/2) “Then Came You,” directed by Peter Hutchings, is a small-town story with a big-swinging punch. Skye (Maisie Williams of “Game of Thrones”), a spirited teenager with terminal cancer, eagerly befriends Calvin (Asa Butterfield of “Sex Education” and “Hugo”), a soft-spoken nineteen-year-old stewing in the aftermath of a childhood tragedy. He’s failed out of college and deeply afraid of the world and all its lurking dangers. A heartfelt friendship ensues, one that proves to be the steady and unrelenting pulse of “Then Came You.” It’s difficult to say whether the titular “you” is in reference to Skye or to Calvin, as both characters, upon meeting, are desperate for friendship, for connection, for some sort of touchstone in a world that has despite their young ages proven to be more bad than good. Skye, nearing the end of her all too short life, overwhelms Calvin with her unapologetic attitude. She demands to take up space in a world while she still has time to do so, a