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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Regina King

From childhood cutie on the show 227 to sophisticated lady on the big screen, Regina King shows up in some of the best roles for women. Back on television with the show Southland, lets hope she's not staying away from film work! While its true that some of her best roles are in not so great films- a few of them are worth watching and Ms. King carries herself beautifully.

"Enemy of the State" (1998)-  A clever thriller, King provides a firm female character not afraid to face the unexpected challenges of standing up next to Will Smith- this is the type of role she should focus on and grow with - extra bonus, small roles filled by interesting actors, Seth Green, Jamie Kennedy, Jason Lee, Lisa Bonet, Barry Pepper, Bodhi Elfman....Even with all this Ms. King doesn't get lost, but keeps a steady foot hold. 

"Miss Congeniality 2" (2005) - Its hard to say if this film should have left on the shelf or just given over to Ms. King.....perhaps not even she could have saved  this script? However, she does stand out and hold her own. 

"Daddy Day Care" (2003) - Cute nonsense film, don't watch it for Eddie Murphy but for all the other good people in it. Doesn't hold up over time. 

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