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As other reviewers have no doubt already pointed out, Clarke Peters gives a superb performance, though nobody has yet mentioned Thomas Jefferson Byrd's performance, which I thought was at least on-par with his previous work if not surpassing it. Not surprising, as it's gotten some bad reviews, but I kinda liked it. Yes, even if it's a thirteen year old who is already still dealing with the passing of his father in Afghanistan. We should be trying to understand the characters the reasons why they made there choices and the reasons why they think the way they do. Richmond, VA – Regal Southpark 16 Atlanta, GA (Morrow) – AMC Southlake 24

Baltimore, MD – Cinemark Egyptian 24 Flik and Enoch have never met, and Flik's mother can't get away fast enough after dropping him off — she and Enoch have obviously been estranged for years. He's also plowing forward on his green-lit remake of "Oldboy," starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley. In his latest film, Red Hook Summer, Spike tells the story of a young boy from Atlanta named Flik who is visiting his preacher grandfather in Red Hook, Brooklyn for the summer. With long scenes of dialogue, this movie lacks action and conflict. Anyway, I was born and raised in Brooklyn and generally enjoy Spike Lee's movies. Post navigation. low budget or not this is horrible. The great Clarke Peters (of "The Wire" and "Treme") is wonderful.

Spike Lee does a real disservice to his legacy with the film. All rights reserved. You felt a sense of nostalgia with the return of characters Mookie (Do the Right Thing) and Nola Darling (now Mother Darling - She's Gotta Have It). We guess he was forgiven after that whole incident and still worked there? For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com. The boy should of had more personality then just being a smart mouth that doesn't want to be there and I don't blame him. In Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, Flik (Jules Brown, right) moves in with his bishop grandfather (Clarke Peters) for the summer and meets Chazz (Toni Lysaith). Washington, DC – West End Cinema

Miami, FL – AMC Aventura 24 A few things make no sense (tho' explaining would mean spoilers) but overall, worth a look. Peters is powerful as Enoch, a preacher who delivers fiery sermons with social and political undertones, railing against youth fashion, gentrification, rap music, and technology from the pulpit and who sees his grandson as the manifestation of many of those evils. A middle-class boy from Atlanta is forced to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in a poor housing project in Red Hook, Brooklyn. However this 'man-of-black-jesus' is hiding a terrifying secret that lifts what is at first another half-cliché movie about coming-of-age into unexpected darker and deeper territory. Just watched this on Netflix so this may be a bit outdated. A scene in which Flik challenges his grandfather on the very existence of God is punctuated by quick cuts to Flik in different locations throughout Brooklyn, staring into the camera and asking insistently each time, "Is he here?" The acting was horrible and the songs sucked. Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. Check out everything we've got on "Red Hook Summer.".

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