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Eminem Tries Out Big Screen in '8 Mile'

Grammy-winner Eminem flexes his acting muscles in the new movie 8 Mile. His character may seem familiar: the movie is set in Eminem's native Detroit and he plays a struggling rap musician. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan offers a review.

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Kenneth Turan
Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.