8.30PM, ELEVEN ★★★
A big, dumb, lovable ox of a movie. Samuel L. Jackson stars as a rogue cop pursuing his own form of jumped-up, jive-talkin’ justice in this modern update of the cult classic from the early ’70s. If a ripping performance by newcomer Jeffrey Wright (as the best screen drug lord since Pacino in Scarface) doesn’t seal the deal, there’s always that magnificent theme by Isaac Hayes to fall back on. Quality junk.