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Latest Flicks / Chico and Rita
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:58:07 am »
First of all let me say I LOVED this. It made me weep it was so beautiful. This wonderfully animated tale is the story of two Afro Cuban entertainers who come to New York during the jazz age seeking stardom. And they are in love but it isn't an easy kind of love and there are obstacles in the way. Rita is lovely with the voice of an angel. Chico a master pianist, composer and dashing lady's man. The music in this is marvelous and the story so poignant. And guess what, Netflix just put it up on free viewing! I rented the dvd myself so you are so lucky? I'm lucky too.

Hard Choices / Steely Dan or the Police?
« on: May 04, 2012, 09:06:55 am »
I came up with this by way of Pandora Radio, I'm liking them both but...

Black Panther / What next the Panther?
« on: November 20, 2011, 04:06:43 pm »
Well I loved the Liss book and am  sad to see it go, it was the only book I looked forward to each month. Anyway I wanted a thread to alert to any future appearances or plans for T'Challa (and I guess Wakanda/ the Royal family as well).

General Discussion / Afro Latina Conference in the NYC
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:28:58 am »
Definitely some cool news bout my peoples :)

Latest Flicks / The Least of These
« on: March 20, 2011, 06:12:06 pm »
This is one of those under-the-radar very good indie  movies and I thought Isiah Washington was understatedly brilliant in it as a former student returning to Catholic Boys School he attended as a youth as the new priest/teacher. Well written, acted, thoughtful, this is a fine movie.

Latest Flicks / Mother and Child
« on: December 31, 2010, 11:04:11 am »
I thought this movie was amazing. The name says it all: Mother and Child. Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington star as three women who's lives intersect along their paths of dealing with motherhood, estrangement and adoption. . They were all so good as was Samuel L Jackson, Shareeka Epps, Jimmy Smits, Cherry Jones and the rest of the cast. This is an actor's movie to be sure and writer/director Rodrigo Garcia did a wonderful job.

Latest Flicks / Time of the Butterflies/Tropico de Sangre
« on: December 19, 2010, 07:31:24 am »
These two movies starring Selma Hayek and Michelle Rodriguez as Minerva of the courageous  Mirabal sisters of the Dominica Republic who opposed the tyrant dictator Trujillo and were martyred. Trujillo was not only a nut and a mass murderer but is pointed to as why so many Domincans decades later are so color struck and f-ed up in the head (see alabaster Sammy Sosa). Selma's had the better production but I think Michelle the better performances by her over Selma and Juan Fernandez as Trujillo over Edward James Olmos. Rafael Trujillo is thought to have had slaughtered up to 30 thousand "haitians" in the DR. He despised them. His grandmother was 100% Haitian.

General Discussion / Congrats to the happy couple
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:01:10 pm »
Congrats goes out to someone I admire much Melissa Harris-Perry (formerly Lacewell) to her marriage to her "best friend and love of her life" James Perry a couple weeks ago. I did everything in my meager abilities and sadly was unable to get a picture up but trust me she looks happy and stunning in her wedding dress on the beach.

Hudlin TV / Unsung: Tammi Terrell
« on: September 21, 2010, 05:54:25 pm »
Just sensational. If this show doesn't get an Emmy it's a crime...And it's typical and why I don't respect the Emmys. They like Bette White so they give her one. It's all who/what they like.

She was sooo gorgeous and hearing her acapella what a voice. I'm glad they didn't over look the abuse by James Brown and David Ruffin. (I could really get into their character or lack of it as men) If they took it to the screen Jesse L Martin and Taraji P Henson or Chrisette Michelle were our choices. Deeply saddened it is said Marvin didn't perform for four years after her death and emerged with 'What's Going On'.

Black Panther / Black Panther: Man Without Fear
« on: September 15, 2010, 08:58:22 am »
The answer to who will be the new Man Without Fear was answered this afternoon on G4′s Attack of the Show: “Fresh Ink” host Blair Butler announced that Marvel’s Daredevil will end in November with Issue 512 — of course, we already knew that — to be replaced with Black Panther: The Man Without Fear.

The title, which picks up in December with Issue 513, spins out of the “Shadowland” event, and finds Black Panther as the new guardian of Hell’s Kitchen, “living outside of his kingdom and rebuilding his life” without the aid of advanced Wakandan technology.

Black Panther is written by award-winning novelist David Liss, who penned last year’s Daring Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special for Marvel, and penciled by Francesco Francavilla (Zorro), who drew those “Man Without Fear” teasers.

Daredevil returned to its original numbering a year ago with Issue 500. The continuation of that numbering under the new name, a la Incredible Hercules, suggests we’ll see a return to plain ol’ Daredevil before too long. Meanwhile, the four-issue Daredevil: Reborn, by Andy Diggle and Davide Gianfelice, will launch in January

All I can say is    SWEET  ;D

Latest Flicks / Lightning in a Bottle
« on: May 22, 2010, 09:53:29 am »
In 2004 at Radio City Music Hall there a convening of Blue Legends and Blues lovers for an epic concert and this is the DVD. Ruth Brown, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Odetta, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Mavis Staples, James 'Blood' Ulmer , Robert Cray took the stage along with Natalie Cole, Bonnie Rait, Macy Gray, Stephen Tyler, India.Arie, Shemekia Copeland and others . I don't pretend to be an expert but I do know good music. I never knew much about Buddy Guy but he was a guutarist that Jimmi Hendrix idolized and he and Angelique Kidjo killed 'Voo Doo Child and Natalie Cole's St Louis Blues was amazing . This was really good and educational, it told the story of Blues  migration as well.

Feel The Funk / Nas/Jr Marley 'Distant Relatives'
« on: May 21, 2010, 04:53:11 pm »
Who has it and what do you think?

In The News / It's Malcolm X's birthday
« on: May 19, 2010, 06:05:05 pm »
...I have been on a gazillion sites and the only one that remembered it no matter how much they say they love Malcolm was a feminist one which is not predominately of color.

Latest Flicks / Pray the Devil Back to Hell
« on: May 09, 2010, 03:18:55 pm »
In 1989 wartime and terror broke out in the country of Liberia and violence flooded the land. Mutilation, rape and hunger where rampant--and then the women of the country decided to take matters into their own hands. Led by the courageous and visionary Leymah Gbowee (who went on to win the JFK Profile in Courage Award in 2009) the Christian and Muslim women united in an interfaith prayer endeavor that blossomed into a human rights campaign that not only brought the rebels to the peace table and ousted Charles Taylor but ushered in the first woman elected Head of an African State. This is real African political history in our time and you guys should really really see this.

Latest Flicks / The Stoning of Soraya M.
« on: May 05, 2010, 03:19:06 pm »
This is one powerful powerful movie. Set in a small Iranian village in 1986 and based on a true story it is about of a woman who's husband has set his eyes upon a much younger woman (girl actually 14) and does not want her anymore and the links he will go thru to be rid of her. Great performances abound, I think the biggest name is James Caviezel who plays a Iranian /French reporter but Shoreh Aghdashlou as a female village elder and Mozhan Marno as Soraya are fantastic. And I must say be advised this movie is brutal, it doesn't spare you the ritual of horror. All that said this is some powerful movie making.

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