Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

10
Feb
09

Rap Pack?

I missed the Grammys…by design.

I don’t know what the big fuss is with M.I.A. performing while preggers. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? The baby’s first word could be “swagger” but it’s no reason to be up in arms. Right?

The performance wasn’t that great.

What in the name of S-Curl is going on with Kanye’s hair?

15
Jan
09

Another Classic: Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon

Okay, so maybe it’s more like a cult classic. I don’t really understand what the appeal is because the acting is terrible (save for Sho’Nuff because I think Julius Carry did a wonderful job lol). But there’s just something about this movie that holds me captive. Sho’Nuff is one of my favorite movie characters EVER. There are rumors that there is a remake in the works with Samuel L. Jackson playing Sho’Nuff. If this is true, my life will be complete*.

*By complete I mean I will have another reason to love/dislike Sam Jackson.

This scene is one of my favorites in this cheesy movie. It’s definitely not Sho’Nuff’s most famous scene but I appreciate it.

Who plays this garbage? … Shut up, bitch! *Kicks in jukebox* -The meanest, prettiest, baddest mo-fo low down around this town, SHO’NUFF, the Shogun of Harlem.

Sometimes, when I hear Soulja Boy on the radio or see one of his videos on tv, I want to kick the somtheing, so I understand Sho’Nuff’s reaction to the audio garbage.

Another one, just because:

Let’s take a moment to appreciate that Sho’Nuff was rocking shutter shades before Kanye West was on it. Stronger glasses=Sho’Nuff glasses.

13
Jan
09

Throwback: The Mack

My father and I share a love for Blaxploitation films (I hate calling them that!). We recently watched The Mack together. I had to admit that I saw snippets of The Mack when I was younger. My crazy dad didn’t ask any questions. Instead we discussed the deeper points of the movie which included the heated conversation about whose afro was tighter, Max Julien’s, “Bruce” Leroy Green’s* or my dad’s. We soon concluded that what Bruce Leroy was rocking was more of a curl (or a natro as my dad called it) and my father beat Max Julien only because Dad was able to produce a box in the attic that held Black hair care products from the 70s…(oh Dad, what a pack rat). This is one of the reasons my father and I get along so well. He keeps the 70s boxed up in the attic and I wish that I had come of age in the 70s.
*speaking of Bruce Leroy, did anyone else know about a remake of The Last Dragon? Supposedly Samuel L. Jackson is playing Sho’Nuff. So fitting. The Last Dragon deserves its own post.

Anyway, that was a tad off topic. When I was 10, I did catch some snippets of The Mack and I have to admit that I had a little crush on Max Julien who played John Mickens aka Goldie. Here’s one of the best scenes in the movie.

Mr. Pretty Tony, I mean, you know the rules of the game. I mean, your bitch just chose me. Now we can settle this like you got some class…or we can get into some gangsta shit. -Goldie

You shade tree nigga. You ain’t no pimp. You a rest haven for hoes. You a car thief! A car thief! The one you got out there is prolly hot as a firecracker right now.-Pretty Tony

CLASSIC!!!

28
Dec
08

Box Office: Cadillac Records

I love Mos Def, most definitely. So I will support any project that he is a part of, most definitely. I really didn’t know what to expect when I went to see Cadillac Records. I’ve never  been much of a fan of Blues.

I appreciated the movie for the music. I don’t think that any of the characters were well developed. For one, there are too many of them to focus on developing any of them. After seeing it, I talked to my father who worked out some of the hazy details.

As far as the movie goes, it does a good job of celebrating the music but I don’t think it does a good enough job of explaining the significance of the music. My father, who might have been romanticizing the impact of the music, told me more in twenty minutes than the movie did in nearly two hours.

The actors did an EXCELLENT job. Especially Columbus Short as Little Walter. And in the end, I did walk away from the theater with a new respect for Blues thanks to the following songs.

“My Babe”. Little Walter.

“Smokestack Lightning”. Howlin’ Wolf.

“Hoochie Coochie Man”. Muddy Waters.

26
Dec
08

R.I.P. Eartha Kitt

The “most exciting woman in the world”, Eartha Mae Kitt, passed away yesterday at age 81.

So fabulous.

24
Dec
08

Alright, Alright! I Give Up!

I am actually feeling Beyoncè as Sasha Fierce. I can’t help it. She has so much attitude, so much personality. I’m feeling Sasha. The video for “Diva” is fire.

04
Dec
08

The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Silly…

The Good:

Jeezy, T.I. and Ludacris  joined forces to rally voters in support of Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jim Martin. Sadly Martin lost the race to Republican Saxby Chambliss (who has the greatest name ever). But it’s nice to see rappers show some continued interest in politics. That’s a good job fellas.

The Bad:

What the hell was Plaxico Burress thinking?! He shot himself in the leg? That’s no way to accrue street cred. Shot himself accidentally in the leg and now he’s suspended for the rest of the season. And Bloomberg is not happy.

That’s bad for Giants fans…

The Just Plain Silly:

Kanye West wants to intern at Louis Vuitton? I’m all for following your dreams but seriously, I can’t imagine Kanye being an intern anywhere. Maybe he will shadow some designers and learn about the business but he will not be doing the grunt work of an intern. That’s just plain silly.




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