Friday, March 21, 2008

My Most Anticipated 2008 Film...

Hey yall - I wrote this on my own blog. Thought I'd share...

Lee Daniels is probably the only black director/producer taking risks and bringing different kinds of stories to the big screen. I admire his ability to transcend the limitations of the studios, making great, yet flawed indie films about black life...well somewhat black...which also seem to be marketed to a wider audience. And he is a marvel at bizarro casting. Take a look -

Monster's Ball
Billy Bob Thorton/Halle Berry/Mos Def/Heath Ledger/Diddy

Cuba Gooding Jr./Helen Mirren/Macy Gray/Joesph Gordon-Levitt/Mo'nique/Darnell Williams

The Woodsman
Kevin Bacon/David Alan Grier/Eve/Kyra Sedgewick/Benjamin Bratt/Mos Def

now in 2008 we have -

starring -

Mo'Nique ... Mary

Paula Patton ... Ms. Rain

Lenny Kravitz ... John

Sherri Shepherd ... Cornrows

and many, many other black actresses I have never heard of before. At least they will get to work in this flick!

For those unfamiliar with PUSH, it's bleak tale about a fat ghetto girl who gets pregnant with her father's child. It's sad and hopeless, written in a style reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston. Lee Daniels seems to dig dreary stories, so I can't wait to see what he does with Sapphire's book. Mo'Nique does her best work in dramas. I find her to be terribly interesting when she isn't doing comedy. And Lenny Kravitz...the actor??? Can't wait.


FilmieGirl said...

Adele! It is SO GREAT to see you here!

I looked at your page and your photos, and damn, girl, you sure are purdy.

black | woman | unhinged said...

No I'm Flllllyy

black | woman | unhinged said...

I'm also having trouble with past/new handles. Should we make a list?

FilmieGirl said...

What the fah . . . ? Oh, Jesus, I looked at your page the night I was posting drunk. That's why I got you mixed up. Too funny, I did think she had changed from the last time I saw her!

You're still purdy.

black | woman | unhinged said...

Aww, thanks, filmie/Funkiqueen