Saturday, December 31, 2011

Black Power Mixtape 1967 to 1975 - review

Anyone, who really knows me knows how much I like Huey P. Newton.  Anything with him in it gets my vote haha. So, I watched this one today on Netflix.  The Black Power Mixtape is a documentary centered around interviews with Black Panther Party members and the black power movement from 1967 to 1975.
It was a good film and a great documentary concept. The footage from a group of Swedish journalists was put together by a Swedish filmmaker. The film is narrated by Sonia Sanchez, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and more. Check out the trailer below. I give it 3 and 1/2 stars. 


Rampart- is about a crooked cop. It's like Bad Lieutenant but with a better leading man. Woody Harrelson was awesome but the movie not so much. This wasn't my kind of flick. It's full of sex, bad language, and bad cop antics oh yea and Ice Cube in a not so fitting role. I can see Harrelson getting a Oscar nomination but this fails in comparison to his role in No Country for Old Men. This one gets 1 1/2 stars meaning catch a matinee or rent it.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Things Fall Apart -review

First, I want to say I am sorry that my post have been sporadic. I am trying to start watching at least one movie a week. People really don't comment around here but I have had a lot of visitors. I feel like I write this blog for me sometimes. Anyways, sooooo 50 Cent really committed to this role, huh? You've seen the pictures? Now will you see the movie? 

Things Fall Apart- is a film about a college football player(50 Cent)  that finds out he has cancer and can no longer play football. I heard a lot of bad things about this one so I was expecting the worst. It really wasn't that bad. There were a lot of bad elements to it like 50's hair, his acting in parts, the dialogue, etc.. but the story at the base of it was a good story to make a movie about.

Can I talk about the ending? Okay, I won't.  The film also stars Mario Van Peebles, Tracey Heggins, Ray Liotta, and Lynn Whitfield. The acting from all the other actors/actresses got the job done with no stand outs. Since, the latest is it is going to dvd next February guess you have to wait on the dvd regardless. I'm surprised by my rating but here it is.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Larry Crowne-Review

I felt like watching a feel good movie.
This movie was bad, so bad. I mean I love Tom Hanks. I've watched as many of his movies as I can and have watched them only because I knew that most of his movies were good(imo). The film is about a guy (Hanks) working at a Walmart like store and he gets fired b/c he doesn't have a degree. So, he decides to go back to school. While in school he makes new friends and learns there is more to life than the boring life he had before. Taraji P. Henson was bad in this film. Her accent gag. Cedric was cute but his character was just corny.  It was trying so hard to be sweet and funny which it may work for some but to me it came off as corny and flat. Don't waste your time on this one folks. It's bad all bad.
No Stars