The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
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Showing posts with label 2001. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2001. Show all posts

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Fire & Ice (2001, TV Movie)














































Staying:
Storyline
A woman in the limelight wants a life of her own. Beautiful and successful Holly Aimes (Lark Voorhies) is the daughter of a respected California Congressman, so she's used to being in the public eye. But when her ugly breakup with a famous actor hits the tabloids, she decides to start a new life in Florida. Swearing off men and on the rebound, she's being romanced by talk show host Michael Williams (Kadeem Hardison), the man magazines call "the sexiest black bachelor in America." He's sweet, charming, and oh so fine. And now that's she's about to leave, he's finding his way into her heart.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Baby Boy (2001)























Starring:
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Omar Gooding
IMDB.com
This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having relationships with two women: the mother, Yvette of his son, and a new interest.

John Singleton did an excellent job portraying a young African American urban male, who is not a gang member or a street pharmacist. Jody is just trying to live. I thought the opening scene was very artistic, didn't love it though. I loved the relationship between Jody and his best friend Sweetpea. Both are trying to live but with different ways to do it. But despite differences, they both have each other's back. I liked Ving Rhames character as well (Melvin). Melvin showed that the street mentality never leaves a street thug, but he can learn to make better and more positive choices. His character showed that anyone can make it in life, once they have accepted who they are and where they are going. The women played strong roles as well. Not the typical cinematic role for a black woman either. Both Yvette and Jody's mother, Juanita, proved to be strong black women in their own way. Excellent movie, a little sluggish once or twice, but whose life isn't?! Singleton kept it true to the game. No one's life is truly cinematic, if it was then we wouldn't need cinema.