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Home Entertainment, DVDish <i>American Gangster: Unrated Extended Edition</i> Among This Week's DVD Releases

American Gangster: Unrated Extended Edition Among This Week's DVD Releases

Margot at the Wedding (Paramount) Margot (Nicole Kidman, or someone who looks just like her) is a fiction writer whose tales are based, uncomfortably and unkindly, on the real-life family for whom she seems to care very little. Hence sister…
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Music, Jay-Z's New Title: Most Overrated Rapper Ever

Jay-Z's New Title: Most Overrated Rapper Ever

Rap's Grateful Dead? Hova? Young? The No. 1 MC of all time? None of the above. Jay-Z's most appropriate title is currently Most Overrated Rapper. Ever. American Gangster, his reactionary new album, should serve as adequate proof of his overblown…
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Film, <i>American Gangster</i> Treats '70s Smack Game Like It's NASDAQ

American Gangster Treats '70s Smack Game Like It's NASDAQ

American Gangster is a movie with obvious gravitas and a familiar argument: Organized crime is outsider capitalism. As archetypal as its title, Ridley Scott's would-be epic aspires to enshrine Harlem dope king Frank Lucas in Hollywood heaven, heir to Scarface…
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