Wednesday, August 23, 2006

snakes on a plane




ONE WORD: LEFT!!! This movie came out on my birthday. So of course I had to go see it on my birthday. There is some bad acting and the start makes you think the film will be just awful, but when it is good it's really good. I enjoyed the film. Anything with Sam Jackson in it must be good.


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Saturday, August 12, 2006

MAURYA'S SEED



I recently finished this book. I was shocked by all the typos that existed. I mean I know my blog has typos but when something is published I would think it would be cleaned up. The book didn't move me. The story was good but not fun to read. I guess I should tell you what it is about or you can click the picture above and get a summary just like you can do with all the films I have commented on. The book tells you about a family of activists in Brown's Village New York and those who work with them and their surrounding community. The book takes you through a tragic event that leads to a lot of changes for the people of the community. The story within the story is that of Maurya. This could be a very interseting folktale to pass on if it isn't already one. I am all about supporting black authors so I won't say don't read it or buy it. As far as entertainmnet goes it is decent but as far as insight goes into the past of Brown's Village and conscious blacks during the time of King and El Haj it is worthy of the read. The book is fiction but I am sure it is based on some reality.

TSOTSI

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TSOTSI


ONE WORD: Nana. Nana baby..... hahaha. Ok so I now have an image from this film as my wallpaper. I really enjoyed this film. I loved that the director Gavin Hood made some choices to show that there is redemption. The baby is very cute. The acting is very good. I do find it hard to believe that the lead is this tough gangster sometimes. He doesn't look dangerous he just does dangerous things. He looks like a nice guy so when his nice little boy shyness is shown I believe him. The year before this film won it's Academy, the film "Yesterday" was nominated. I love these films that are coming from Africa. It's amazing how Aids and violence is such a part of their society that Aids and violence are an issue in nearly every film. Just as sex and drug usuage are in most of our films. For Africa these are things destroying their society and although sex and drugs are not positive in our worlds they arent shown as things that are really destroying us. These things are more like the good things we get to do. Crazy! Anyways, I am usually impressed by a film when I watch the special features. Which I did do for this film. What I really liked about this film is that it didn't have a lot of dialogue. The soundtrack helped guide the story a lot. I rem. a prof. told me once that a good film should be able to tell the story with no dialogue and vice versa. This was all visual, but the dialogue was smooth. Worthy of the award! Find out for yourself!


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ON THE OUTS




ON THE OUTS



ONE WORD: (SO I THINK I SHOULD CHANGE THIS SO THAT I CAN MAKE A SENTENCE)
THE WORD IS AUTUMN. Who says Autumn instead of Fall. The word exists just as the this world portrayed in the movie exists. Autumn is just another way of saying fall. This movie tells you about a lot of the downfalls of society. This movie is similar to "Girlhood" a documentary about girls in the juvenile justice system and "Slam" the great Saul Williams movie. This movie showed some other elements of what goes in the lives of many young girls these days and really gives you some insight as to what their potential futures are. I enjoyed the film. I enjoyed it enough to watch the commentary and the other special features. Go rent it!

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doesn't this just make you laugh really hard?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

me you and everyone we know

ME YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW

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One Word: Macaroni. So I wasn't impressed by this film. I didn't like "I heart Huckabees" either which this film makes me think of. The only thing I liked was Robbie the youngest son. The kid is very cute. Everyone else in the film is wierd. A bunch of unnormal people. The wierdos. The main characters were very annoying. I had to remind myself that the girl is a visual artists. If you remember that you will totally understand her. The film wasn't awful it wasn't even bad. The film just lacked a peanut the thing that makes peanut m&m's better than plain m&m's.

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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

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One word: Thespians. This movie consisted of great acting. I think I want to watch it again because there are things I missed. The movie was good. It reminded me of "Crash". Both films tied several lives together. In this film the main characters are all women. Nine women. There were some plot holes in this film though. This film seems like a book in which you must read the introduction beforehand to really understand the story. I think I picked it up because of the awards listed on the cover.

2 1/2 reels for now

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Baby Lizards

So within the past two weeks I have had to deal with baby lizards in my living quarters. I was able to capture both of them and put them outside. Now they have a chance to live. I rem. I found a dead baby lizrd a long time ago in my clothes bin. I even killed one b/c I was scared back in high school. These two lizards though will now have the oppurtunity to do who knows what. They can grow up, fall in love, make friends, etc. I was worried about them having to grow up on their own in the wild. I have no clue where their family is or how they even got in my house in the first place. The first one was in my bathroom, so I thought perhaps it enetered through my bathroom window. I captured in the dust pan and jiggled it out once I stepped outside. The second I let roam around my room for a day and I thought it was dead or something but then I saw it again. I captured it in a yellow folder and carried it outside. They stop running around once they are in something that is moving. Maybe I am becoming less fearful of the small things. The big things never did scare me. Well that's the story of the baby lizards.
BYE

A SCANNER DARKLY

A SCANNER DARKLY
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ONE WORD:DRUGS. I don't know. I didn't like the film better than "waking life". The film was good, though. It wasn't very funny. There were howevere some very funny scenes. Robert Downey Jr. is more attractive painted and so is Winona.(but Downey doesn't need paint) The sum up at the end is a bit confusing. I think this is one of those I must watch it again films cause I think I missed something. If you are thinking about seeing it then do so. Why not it won't hurt.

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