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'Proud Mary' Makes Less Sense as a Movie Than as a Taraji P. Henson Role - The Ringer (blog)

  • 'Proud Mary' Makes Less Sense as a Movie Than as a Taraji P. Henson Role
    The Ringer (blog)
    Taraji P. Henson, the 47-year-old star of Hustle & Flow, Fox's Empire, the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, and, as of this week, the crime drama Proud Mary, has given us too much scene-skewering delight—too many chances to gasp at her characters ...
    Box Office: 'Proud Mary' Stumbles With $3M Friday - ForbesForbes
    'Proud Mary' as an assassin? Never, says John FogertyLas Vegas Review-Journal
    Taraji P. Henson says her 'Proud Mary' role recalls Pam Grier in 'blaxploitation' eraThe Mercury News
    Den of Geek US - ChicagoNow (blog) - Niner Times
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Proud Mary - slantmagazine

  • Proud Mary
    slantmagazine
    For a few minutes, Babak Najafi's Proud Mary suggests a sexy and earthy modernization of the blaxploitation thriller. As the opening credits roll, hitwoman Mary (Taraji P. Henson) showers and suits up for work, in black leather, while the Temptations's ...

'Proud Mary' Review: Taraji P. Henson Gunned Down By Her Own Action Flick - RollingStone.com

  • 'Proud Mary' Review: Taraji P. Henson Gunned Down By Her Own Action Flick
    RollingStone.com
    'Proud Mary' Review: Taraji P. Henson Gunned Down By Her Own Action Flick. 'Empire' star's bid for action-hero glory keeps getting shot to pieces by friendly fire and clichéd one-last-job storyline. 'Proud Mary' guns down Taraji P. Henson's bid for ...
    Review: In 'Proud Mary,' Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft SpotNew York Times
    In Proud Mary, Taraji P. Henson kicks ass as a hitwoman. So why did the studio try to bury it?Vox
    Proud Mary Is Rhythmless, But Has a Few Standout PerformancesVulture
    Daily Beast - Los Angeles Times
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Box Office: 'Proud Mary' Stumbles With $3M Friday - Forbes

  • Box Office: 'Proud Mary' Stumbles With $3M Friday
    Forbes
    On paper, Proud Mary looked like any number of somewhat quietly released Screen Gems genre fare movies. Going at least back to 2006, Sony has a long reputation of not screening sure-to-be panned comedies and/or unapologetic grindhouse flicks. Fair or ...
    Box Office: 'Jumanji' Tops MLK Weekend Box Office Over New EntriesVariety

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Octavia Spencer Explains How Going To See 'Proud Mary' Can Help End The Wage Gap For WOC In Hollywood - Blavity

  • Octavia Spencer Explains How Going To See 'Proud Mary' Can Help End The Wage Gap For WOC In Hollywood
    Blavity
    Producers and studios will always point to box office performance as if we have been given countless opportunities to lead films." This led Spencer to highlight Taraji P. Henson's new action film, Proud Mary, a rare film headlined by a black actress ...

Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name - Turn to 10

  • Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name
    Turn to 10
    FILE - In this April 30, 2016 file photo, John Fogerty performs at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. Fogerty said in a statement released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows ...

Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name - KWTX

  • Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name
    KWTX
    NEW YORK (AP) John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. Fogerty does not own the rights to his classic song. In a statement released Thursday, he says ...

John Fogerty Strikes Out At Taraji P. Henson Film Proud Mary For Using His Classic Song Title - Stereogum

  • John Fogerty Strikes Out At Taraji P. Henson Film Proud Mary For Using His Classic Song Title
    Stereogum
    Proud Mary, which features Empire star Taraji P. Henson as a hit woman, opens in theaters Friday, and it's a safe bet that John Fogerty will not be in the audience. The rocker, who wrote the rock classic from which the movie takes its name, penned a ...

Review: In 'Proud Mary,' Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft Spot - New York Times

  • Review: In 'Proud Mary,' Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft Spot
    New York Times
    The action thriller “Proud Mary” begins by trying to establish some retro cred, with a vintage Motown tune on the soundtrack (the Temptations' “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” not thematically apt but rhythmically bubbling nevertheless) and a title typeface ...
    Proud Mary Is Rhythmless, But Has a Few Standout PerformancesVulture
    Taraji P. Henson deserves better than the stale Proud Mary: EW reviewEW.com
    Proud Mary review – Taraji P Henson's assassin thriller fires blanksThe Guardian
    Variety - The Detroit News
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'Jumanji' Ruling MLK Weekend Box Office Over 'The Post,' 'Paddington 2,' 'Proud Mary' - Variety

  • 'Jumanji' Ruling MLK Weekend Box Office Over 'The Post,' 'Paddington 2,' 'Proud Mary'
    Variety
    Sony's “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is outdistancing a quartet of challengers and should win the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $28 million at the North American box office, early estimates showed Friday. Steven Spielberg's “The Post ...
    'Jumanji' Leads MLK Weekend With $27M+; 'The Post' Makes Headlines With $22M+; 'Proud Mary' At $18MDeadline
    Proud Mary,” “The Post”, and “Paddington 2” among this week's new releaseswphm.net
    Trio of new movies looking to unseat 'Jumanji' over MLK weekendKSAT San Antonio

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Is Sony Ashamed of Proud Mary - Vulture

  • Is Sony Ashamed of Proud Mary
    Vulture
    Directed by Babak Najafi (best known for the Gerard Butler action flick London Has Fallen), Proud Mary is an obvious homage to '70s blaxsploitation movies like Cleopatra Jones and Foxy Brown, and provides a showcase for one of today's most popular ...

Songwriter irked Proud Mary film borrows from his hit track's name - Channel 24

  • Songwriter irked Proud Mary film borrows from his hit track's name
    Channel 24
    The musician and Doug Clifford founded the band, Creedence Clearwater Revival who originally released the song in 1969 which was later covered by Tina Turner in 1970. Fogerty does not own the rights to his infamous song. In a statement released ...

Taraji P. Henson deserves better than the stale Proud Mary: EW review - EW.com

  • Taraji P. Henson deserves better than the stale Proud Mary: EW review
    EW.com
    There's a scene near the end of Proud Mary where the action-thriller hints at just how much fun it could've been. Taraji P. Henson is the titular assassin, and she storms into a warehouse on a rescue mission, guns blazing, tires squealing, and Tina ...
    Film Review: 'Proud Mary'Variety
    Proud Mary review – Taraji P Henson's assassin thriller fires blanksThe Guardian
    Taraji P. Henson's Proud Mary is a great leading woman in search of a good movieAV Club
    Daily Beast - IGN
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Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name - WSB Atlanta

  • Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name
    WSB Atlanta
    NEW YORK (AP) - John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. Fogerty does not own the rights to his classic song. In a statement released Thursday, he says ...

Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

  • Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name
    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
    FILE - In this April 30, 2016 file photo, John Fogerty performs at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. Fogerty said in a statement released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, “Proud Mary,” borrows ...

Henson leading charge of strong women in 2018 with 'Proud Mary' - Fairfield Daily Republic

  • Henson leading charge of strong women in 2018 with 'Proud Mary'
    Fairfield Daily Republic
    Q: Did you base your Mary character on any particular person? A: Of course, I had to channel who came before me and that's Pam Grier. I just made her real, I made her honest. They don't have a lot of female hit women out there, so I had to research men ...

Film Review: Proud Mary - Film Journal

  • Film Review: Proud Mary
    Film Journal
    Its heroine may be proud, but the same can't be said for Screen Gems, which is doing everything it can to keep Proud Mary under a bushel. No press screenings were held; reportedly, even junketeers doing interviews with cast members had to write their ...

Taraji P. Henson on Taking Action in 'Proud Mary' and (Not) Selling ... - Hollywood Reporter

  • Taraji P. Henson on Taking Action in 'Proud Mary' and (Not) Selling ...
    Hollywood Reporter
    The actress also tackles the idea that women over 40 can't kick ass onscreen: "If a man can do it, why can't we? I feel like women get better as we age. Give us the same chances as you give men."
    Taraji P. Henson Talks 'Proud Mary' Style | HelloBeautifulHelloBeautiful
    Bounce Highlights Henson Before New Film Debuts | Broadcasting ...Broadcasting & Cable

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Taraji P. Henson talks "Proud Mary" | WUSA9.com - W*USA 9

  • Taraji P. Henson talks "Proud Mary" | WUSA9.com
    W*USA 9
    The Oxon Hill, Md. native is starring in and executive producer of the new action drama.
    How 'Proud Mary' Could Shake Up The Action Movie Landscape ...moviepilot.com
    This Rotten Week: Predicting The Commuter, Paddington 2 And ...Cinema Blend
    Taraji P. Henson hopes to change Hollywood narrative with 'Proud ...WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gizmodo Australia
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Taraji Henson leading charge of strong women in 2018 with 'Proud Mary' - Chicago Tribune

  • Taraji Henson leading charge of strong women in 2018 with 'Proud Mary'
    Chicago Tribune
    Q: Did you base your Mary character on any particular person? A: Of course, I had to channel who came before me and that's Pam Grier. I just made her real, I made her honest. They don't have a lot of female hit women out there, so I had to research men ...
    Why Isn't Sony Doing More to Promote 'Proud Mary' and Taraji P. Henson?Daily Beast
    Taraji Henson plays a cool killer in 'Proud Mary'Boston Herald
    'Proud Mary' star Taraji P. Henson dishes on playing a strong female lead in upcoming action filmABC News
    EBONY.com
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If You're Excited For 'Black Panther,' Go See 'Proud Mary' - Forbes

  • If You're Excited For 'Black Panther,' Go See 'Proud Mary'
    Forbes
    So, if you're among those excited for Black Panther at least partially due to the whole representation issue, you're probably wondering how to contain that excitement over the next month. Well, there is another movie opening this week that might suit ...

John Fogerty Slams 'Proud Mary' Film for Using His Song Title: "It Irks Me" - Hollywood Reporter

  • John Fogerty Slams 'Proud Mary' Film for Using His Song Title: "It Irks Me"
    Hollywood Reporter
    "This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song. They simply picked the title and wrote a completely fictitious story around it," the singer said in a statement on Thursday. Proud Mary, which features “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson as a hitwoman ...

Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name - New Haven Register

  • Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name
    New Haven Register
    NEW YORK (AP) — John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. Fogerty does not own the rights to his infamous song. In a statement released Thursday, he ...

Film Review: Taraji P. Henson's 'Proud Mary' - Variety

  • Film Review: Taraji P. Henson's 'Proud Mary'
    Variety
    Proud Mary” is an assassin-with-a-heart-of-gold action thriller in which the sizzle doesn't match the steak (or, in this case, the low-grade VOD-and-cable-ready B-movie hamburger). The sizzle is all about the blazing guns and badass attitude — about ...
    Proud Mary review – Taraji P Henson's assassin thriller fires blanksThe Guardian
    Is Sony Ashamed of Proud MaryVulture
    John Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film uses his song's namePage Six
    Billboard - WXIA-TV
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'Jumanji' To Lead Solid MLK Frame With $30M; 'The Post' Earns $775K On Thursday Night; 'Commuter' Takes $700K In ... - Deadline

  • 'Jumanji' To Lead Solid MLK Frame With $30M; 'The Post' Earns $775K On Thursday Night; 'Commuter' Takes $700K In ...
    Deadline
    Proud Mary stars Taraji P. Henson has a hit woman for a Boston organized crime family whose life is impacted when she meets a young boy during a failed hit. In its one-sheets and marketing materials Sony has promoted Proud Mary in the stylish hippness ...







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