Wednesday, March 31, 2010

R.I.P. David Mills aka UBM

David Mills you will be missed! For those of you who don't know David Mills is a writer and blogger who was currently working on the new TV show Treme that airs in April on HBO. 
Peace UBM Peace

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mother and Child- Review


I went to a screening for the film Mother and Child last night.
Here goes my review...
This is a film about pain, regrets, and desires. The film centers around three main characters. Annette Bening as a woman taking care of and living with her aging mother. She has yet to get over giving up a child as a teen and suffers socially from fears associated with this regret. Naomi Watts plays  a middle -aged, free-spirited, and confident woman who begins work at a firm ran by Samuel L. Jackson's character. Kerry Washington is the third storyline as her and her husband seek to adopt a child because they cannot make one on their own. The film hops from story to story as each character goes through a transformation allowing them to love again and let go of the pain inside. The film takes the sad emotion and fills you with it. There are intimate scenes that I think are meant to relate to baby-making but the carnal nature of them with such a sad story can throw you off track.

I enjoyed the film and thought it had good intentions by intertwining adoption into all three character's lives. It was slow but the humor added into the gloom of it all won me over. I don't think you will love it but you will have a hard time saying something bad about it. This is a moving dramatic piece that could potentially lead to awards for the actors and creators involved.

Medium Star



Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm in California

Hey hey,
I left New Orleans Tuesday morning and got to California Friday night. I stopped in Colorado to see my family. Was a very long drive and I'm sure I have a few shades added to my skin. To any of my followers or other bloggers if you want to meet up one of these days let me know. It's early in the morning and I am getting up for breakfast.  For some time this blog is going to be mostly my adventures in Hollywood. I will get back to the reviews when I have time to watch a movie. I need the basics right now. 

Story #1 : Yesterday after exiting a rental office I walked into a glass window thinking it was an open door.  I hit my mouth and forehead. I even have a small knot on my head. Boom! 

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Brooklyn's Finest- Review


I took myself to the movies Wednesday night.  I've been pretty weary about watching movies lately. I just want that old feeling back. You know when you see something that makes you want to tell everyone you know about it or have a discussion with a friend about it after.

First, let me say that action stories involving drugs and guns don't usually make my day. Now that you know that you can understand where I am coming from as I review this film. I wasn't moved. I didn't dig the slick dialogue or the cop vs. dealers war.  Ethan was really good though. Wesley and Don delivered. (you like how I refer to them by their first name only? ) Lela Rochon made a cameo. Shots with the character in focus and the background blurred showed up a few times. The last 30 minutes or so of the film was when it really picked up and this was the only part I really enjoyed.  The film had a sort of Life is Hot in Cracktown ending. There were some other good scenes and shots but I won't spoil them for you. The film was far from amazing but I think those of you who like this scenario will enjoy another film about cops and dealers. One more thing the film did take you into the mind of a cop and why some of them may do what they do. For that it was cool and almost made me respect cops a bit more. ha

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Trailer- Cold Souls

I saw this at Blockbuster today. I think I want to check it out. What do you think?


Back to the web

Sorry to all of you who have visited the site hoping for a new review from me. Ha I have been taking my after Korea lazy vacation. I haven't watched any new movies in a minute, surprise surprise.  I went to Blockbuster today so I will share some trailers for the Black Films or films with leading black stars that I saw. I have been posting on the other blog www.shadowandact.com 
Do you have any suggestions? I could use a good film in my life after this year's Oscars and my sadness about the Best Picture winner. I think I will start blogging about my day to day again. Yay Top Model is on, lata.