SPOILER ALERT!!!! I wouldn’t consider myself a movie buff, but certainly I appreciate movies that are thoughtful that include a well written script, directed with some expertise and actors that don’t come off as placed there merely for their namesake or their well chiseled face and abs or voluptuous chest and sensual lips. I’m even […]Read more "The ‘Inception’ of Reality into your Dream"
There are only two movies in my lifetime that I ever cried on–or rather allowed myself to cry on. The reuniting scene of Celie and Nettie in “The Color Purple” was the first one at age ten when I snuck and finished watching the movie and was careful to keep my back turned so my […]Read more "Oh How ‘Precious’"
I’m doing a series, just about three or four, might be five, can’t remember, blog posts that I had actually typewritten on a Royal Typewriter Futura. These are my thoughts during that fateful period this past summer while I was on my internship and was without my laptop for about three FULL weeks. I had […]Read more "From The Uppity Negro Network, Living In Liminality, The Typewriter Series Presents: “Horror Movie Husbands”"
“Any hair is good hair as long it covers my head.” Mama Uppity That’s a scene from the cult classic Spike Lee Joint “School Daze” as Lee grapples with the issues of young, at the time Afro-Americans who were in college. The movie was set at the fictional Mission College in some remote Alabama or […]Read more "Good and Bad, See If I Care, Good and Bad Hair"
Okay, one down–one more to go. I was on the Academy Award’s list of nominees and I saw another movie I had seen last summer was up for nomination and I was like “Aw nuts! I have to do a third review” and then I realised I just don’t feel like it. But all […]Read more "UNN Movie Review: Changeling"
Okay, the Academy Awards are in two hours and some odd change, let’s see if I can knock out these movie reviews quick fast and in a hurry. Up on the docket first is “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Honest opinion, this past fall, especially this winter fell short on decent movies I wanted […]Read more "UNN Movie Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
I treated myself on Friday night to go see Bill Maher’s new movie “Religulous.” I joked, half serious that I was renouncing Christianity and assuming a belief system based on love. As far as I’m concerned Maher did a pretty accurate depiction of everyday, borderline evangelical Christianity in this country. The opening venue is a […]Read more "Sunday Morning Coffee Break: ‘Religulous’ Movie Review"
**SPOILER ALERT** Well, I liked the movie until we left and went out to eat. I guess that’s what happens when you go to the movie with a licensed and practicing psychologist. Aside from the baptismal scene of Tyler Perry’s latest break into Hollywood, I had really thought the movie was a good, borderline great […]Read more "UNN Movie Review: This Movie ‘Preys’ Upon Old American Themes"