Rapper-turned-actor Ja Rule plays Miles, a cocky former drug dealer who has a DEA agent (Stephen Baldwin) convinced he’s still in the criminal business. And then Miles falls in love with Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon), who lectures him about the virtues of the Bible and attending church.
Critic Nick Schager of the Village Voice says: “There’s something unholy about its mixture of inane clichés, shallow music-video glossiness and incessant preaching. … With its every conversation about God, ‘Church Girl’ proves tediously one-note.”
It’s playing at most area theaters.
“Seasons of Gray: A Modern Day Joseph Story” arrives from EchoLight Studios, a faith-based studio run by former presidential candidate Rick Santorum. It tells the tale of Brady (Andrew Cheney), the arrogant favored son of a widower, whose half-brothers kick him off the family ranch. After a series of ups and downs, Brady still remains devoted to his faith. A review was not available. (At Studio 30 and Town Center.)
| Sharon Hoffmann