New on DVD: Queen of Soul gets ‘Respect’ with biopic

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Tribune News Service

A movie depicting Aretha Franklin’s journey to becoming the Queen of Soul tops the DVD releases for the week of Nov. 9. “Respect”: Jennifer Hudson stars as the legendary singer, and was hand-picked for the part by Franklin before her death in 2018. The film also features Forest Whitaker as the singer’s father, C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as her husband and manager, Ted White, and Marc Maron as producer Jerry Wexler. “With such a talent as Hudson portraying the Queen of Soul, it’s not surprising that the best moments of “Respect” are the songs, writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in…

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