Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Will Follow- review

I got a chance to go to the movies for the first time in 6 months. Yay me!

Gosh, I just read the review for this film over at Popcorn Reel (from where I got the picture) and I think that's a hard review to follow. The picture above would of also been good for the poster. The actual poster makes you think it is a love story b/w Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Omari Hardwick. It is a love story but not the one you think it is.  It is the story of a young woman in need of healing that has several people come into her life to help her move on.  The more I think about the film the more I like it. I think it is a good story. I didn't love it but I would recommend it. I wasn't moved and I guess that's b/c I can't relate to all of it.  I enjoyed it far more than many of the other "Black Films" I have seen in the past year.   I like the AFFRM movement and I will support it. You can watch the trailer which I posted a few days ago.

3 1/2 stars

The Dragon Tattoo series

I've got The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest cued up on Netflix. Watched the other two already. Will write my review when I finish this one. 

Hot Tub Time Machine

This ish is funny! Much better than The Hangover. Not an amazing film but better than you would think.
3 stars

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The Oscars

Okay I know I skipped over the Oscars. That's b/c I wasn't excited about it this year. I think they tired to make it too hip this year. The hosts were lame and Mandy Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow sang(seriously they aren't terrible singers but come on). I think they made good choices as far as the winners go. There wasn't much to pick from and the winners stood out tremendously from their opposition (all except best picture). I think Toy Story 3 was more engaging than The King's Speech. Ok that's all I have to say about that.

Will you follow?

Will you follow?

Waiting for Superman

Waiting for Superman-This documentary focuses on Education in America and how the system is failing our youth. The film points blame at the teachers, public schools, and educational politics. There are more things to blame for this crazy system but that's a longer film. They introduce you to several families who want to give their children a better education by enrolling them in non-public schools. They show the school entry lotteries and you get to watch these children's future be decided by a bingo like machine. Michelle Rhee is in the film (google her).  She is the fiance of the NBA player I loved for years. Also, Geoffrey Canada is in the film. I really like what he is doing for kids in Harlem. Must be a rewarding life.

In, the film one of the mothers says something like I know it's unfair but that's just how it is. I wanted to yell at the screen but you don't have to settle for that. It's easy to get stuck.
Anyways, it was a good film.  It opened my eyes to a few more issues concerning the school system. It isn't a perfect summary but it should get people to understand what is going and hopefully make changes.

Four Stars

Thursday, March 03, 2011

True Grit

True Grit- A remake by the Coen Brothers. The Western goes a girl witnesses her father's death and hires someone to help get the revenge she seeks. Really a snooze fest. = )  I don't like westerns. I kid about the snooze fest well sort of. It is slow but you're more likely to get up and make a sandwich instead of falling asleep. It looked good of course we know they can get a good shot and afford a good set, wardrobe, and actors. If Jeff Bridges was better in Crazy Heart than he was in this film then he deserved the Oscar. I give it bah I guess 3  stars it wasn't a bad film just not my flavor.