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Showing posts with label 2000s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2000s. Show all posts

Friday, August 2, 2013

Jamie Foxx: I mIght Need Security (2002)










Starring:
  • Jamie Foxx
IMDB.com
Jamie Foxx performs live from the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California.

I thought it was OK. It could have been better but then again he always was better with a script than without. Did anyone notice how a lot of the things he said in his act about Africa was ripped from Richard Pryor's Live On The Sunset Strip? I know Jamie went to Africa to film Ali and everything but some of his Africa routine seemed like a copy of what Richard did originally (about the lions, the stink, etc). The jokes weren't all funny. Some were though. He definitely used his art of imitating celebs and voices to help out this show. Some of the stuff like the celebs he was making fun of was exaggerations but it worked for some of the jokes. It could have used more IMO. I thought he overdid the whole Talibam-Taliwhacker, etc thing though. You could tell his act was not quite as over as other comedians like Rock, Chappelle, etc. Then again that's their forte and they're good at it. This just wasn't Jamie's. I guess he was just trying to do a little too much with his talents. He should stick to acting. That's his thing. Hey, he did win an Oscar and rightfully so.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Go For Broke (2002)





















Starring:
  • Pras
  • Michael A. Goorjian
  • LisaRaye
IMDB.com
Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a Woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch. The Woman is caught and sent to prison, having managed to smuggle the lottery ticket inside. The two friends devise a plan to dress up in drag, commit a minor felony, get caught and then sent to the same prison in order to retrievie the ticket. "Some Like it Hot" meets "Stir Crazy" describes the antics of the film.

First off,I want to say I love prison movies.I was rather impressed with this one,it's actually one of the best ones I've seen.There is one small thing wrong with it,the two men are going to a prison disquised as women,so-they know they will have a strip search!Yes,they lucked out with it,but was it worth taking the chance?How did they expect to get past it,just by the man walking in the room and rescuing them?Don't get me wrong,I liked the movie alot.It was very entertaining and it had good actors.The plot was good,maybe not one of the best but good enough.I don't think many people would put themselves through all the trouble these two did just to get a lottery ticket.And I was wondering,what does the title mean!??Go For Broke?No,I don't get it.For the most part the movie was great.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hood 2 Hood - The Blockumentary (2005)






















Directed by:
  • Aquis Bryant
Wiki.org
The documentary takes a tour through American neighborhoods with high crime rates. Street gangs allowed Rich Kid Entertainment to capture the day-to-day actions of life in gang-ridden neighborhoods. Rich Kid Entertainment traveled to over 29 different cities and neighborhoods which included the hoods that many music artists grew up in, such as Jay-Z, Eminem, Nelly, Suge Knight, Mac Dre, Michael Jackson, 3-6 Mafia, Juvenile, T.I. and Nas.

The documentary was used by police to help in investigations. A Las Vegas man, an alleged member of the Gerson Park Kingsmen, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

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