Like the reboot of “Total Recall” that I just reviewed,”Sparkle” is splashier and better, in many ways, than its predecessor. Whitney Houston, in her swan song, turns in her finest screen performance and all of the casting is excellent, especially that of the three sisters. Jordin Sparks, in her debut screen role, is a revelation. Tika Sumpter is a scene stealer as the level-headed sister “Dolores” and Carmen Ejogo, is electrifying in her star making turn as the wild child with heart, “Sister”. I loved it!