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Review: Whitney Houston Vibrant In 'Sparkle' Remake

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REVIEW: The look, styles, dialogue and attitudes all feel more 21st century than 1968, but this new "Sparkle" still sparkles more brightly than its 1976 namesake, which was a sort of rough draft for Dreamgirls. Like its predecessor both melodramatic and predictable in illustrating the rough-and-tumble rise of a girl group in the black music scene, this new version pops with energy and adds welcome new angles to the plot and characters.

And there is also a vibrant Whitney Houston, both as executive producer and in an important role, in no way looking like she wouldn't survive until the film's release. The Sony/TriStar musical drama looks to deliver modest-to-decent returns in late summer release, with a good home-viewing career in store. click here to read more