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The movie Acrimony – A Spirit of Bitterness & Rage


I saw Tyler Perry’s movie Acrimony and was blown away by the full plot of the movie. The psychological thriller just opened in theatres yesterday (Friday March 30), and has already grossed $7.6 million, including $1 million from Thursday night previews.

The movies plot is: Melinda Gayle, a faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson), is tired of standing by her lazy husband (Lyriq Bent) and gives up on him and files for divorce just before he strikes the business deal of a lifetime. One he had waited ten years before succeeding. His new found money and success changes everything for Melinda as her now ex-husband had moved on. She becomes enraged when she finds out that he is engaged to another woman, Melinda loses control of her life and all hell breaks loose.

I don’t want to reveal any spoilers but Taraji P. goes crazy in the end.

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The critics are harsh but I absolutely loved this film. Sad part about Melinda’s bitterness and rage is that, because of her husband’s past transgressions, she refused to trust and believe him at time he needed her too the most.

Check it out and share your opinion here!

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Gay film ‘Moonlight’ tops Gotham awards


movie-550x405The movie Moonlight is about a young black boy named Chiron who grows up in a rough part of Miami and finally accepts his homosexuality after longing for a boyhood pal.

Moonlight stars Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe and Naomie Harries as Paula, Chiron’s crackhead single mom.

Chiron (played by 3 actors from childhood to adult) is bullied unmercifully by neighborhood thugs, mostly for his small stature and his effeminate nature.

Mahershala Ali plays Juan, the sympathetic neighborhood drug dealer who acts as a father figure to Chiron and teaches the boy to swim.

Monáe plays Juan’s empathetic girlfriend Teresa, who provides Chiron with a safe home away from home.

The following is a quote from a Wikipedia review:

“The only other person Chiron seems to find comfort and companionship in is his best friend Kevin (Jaden Piner), and their sexuality begins to bud when they stay after a dancing class during school to show their genitals to each other.”

Moonlight didn’t do well at the box office for obvious reasons (it grossed $8 million since opening day in October).

 

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“Almost Christmas” is a must see movie!!


mv5bmje4nzezmdcxnl5bml5banbnxkftztgwodc5odgxote-_v1_sx1777_cr001777727_al_The movie clips and commercial promotional for this movie gives the impression that it’s strictly comical, which is a strong misconception. The message is heart-warming, endearing and underlying clear.

Danny Glover (Walter), patriarch of the family, is a retired automotive engineer who lost the love of his life one year earlier. Now that the holiday season is here, he invites his four grown children and the rest of the family home for a traditional holiday celebration. Walter knows that if his daughters Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie T. Usher) can spend five days together under the same roof without conflict, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

The cast is superb! Their performances elevate the message which comes across in the movie…And Monique (as Aunt May), steals the show.

mv5bmjq0mzi2mti1nl5bml5banbnxkftztgwmjuxodgxote-_v1_Directed by David E. Talbert, this story touches on marital infidelity, drug dependency and compassion for others, are among the topics of the dramatic threads in this movie, and for the most part, outpaces the serious message in the subplot.

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Betty & Coretta Premieres Feb. 2 on Lifetime


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With Black History month approaching, Lifetime television have rolled out their movie premiers for the month. Angela Bassett will star as Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow Coretta Scott King, who expanded his message of nonviolence and equality to a global audience until her death in 2006, in a Lifetime movie which will premiere on February 2nd.

To kick off black history month, Bassett stars as Mrs. King opposite singer Mary J. Blige as Dr. Betty Shabazz in the Lifetime original movie Betty and Coretta.

The film tells the converging stories of two very different young women united by a commitment to social justice and their struggle to raise their children alone while forging legacies from those of their slain spouses. It’s an angle that the mom of two (with actor husband Courtney B. Vance) particularly appreciates.

Both women were equally significant in their own right.

Ruby Dee narrates the film, as the film opens up with her semi-fictional character commenting on President Obama’s 2011 dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Betty and Coretta premieres Feb. 2 at 8/7 CT on Lifetime.

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DJango Unchained was OFF The Hook!!!!


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Forget what Spike Lee said about boycotting DJango unchained, he is not the author of what is an insult to another director’s creativity when it comes down to making movies. Spike Lee criticizes anyone who is doing what he’s done in “his heyday” and that is; producing a good film. He’s criticized Tyler Perry and quite frankly I’m tired of his two cents. Spike need to focus on his prized possession, the Knicks and Shut the hell up!!!

When I heard this movie was about slavery, I was Leary about going to see it thinking it was going to piss me off being reminded of those sad times in history. but I was surprisingly mistaken by the humor, romance, and candid story of this film and I loved it.

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx is the real hero in the end, as his mentor Dr. King Schultz (played by Christopher Waltz – pictured with Foxx above) gives him the freedom as a slave, the knowledge as his mentor and some real fire arm power to go along with it…And although Quentin Tarantino has written the word “NIGGER” 176 times in his script, it was of no surprise to me because the word was as common then, as it is today.

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This movie which star’s Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson (whose character you’d love to despise), Kerry Washington, Christopher Waltz and Jamie Foxx as Django. Jackson’s character was a dedicated Uncle Tom, he was the overseer of his master’s house and hated his “own kind” (other slaves) as if he weren’t ever considered apart of them. He was a free slave who oversees the other slaves — named Stephen.

“DJango Unchained” is a must see movie, for those I guess who have a mind of their own!