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Film, "Sparkle": Whitney Houston Shines in Lackluster Remake

"Sparkle": Whitney Houston Shines in Lackluster Remake

Post-blaxploitation and pre-Dreamgirls, the original, funky, low-budget Sparkle from 1976 set its girl-group rise and fall in Harlem in 1958. Salim Akil's remake, scripted by his wife, Mara Brock Akil (creator of the late, great Girlfriends and The Game), moves…
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