According to BlackFilm.com, Dreamgirls star Beyonce Knowles has been cast to play famed singer Etta James in the forthcoming film Cadillac Records. The story is about Leonard Chess, the legendary founder of the South Side Chicago blues label Chess Records. The period piece follows the rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of such R&B greats as Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Chess, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, scoured the South, checking out the various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac.
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Wow…. Congratulations to Ice Cube and the entire cast of First Sunday. They came in #2 place at the box office but only coming in at a $500,000 less then the #1 movie in the country.
#1 movie= 19.5 million
#2 Movie(First Sunday)= 19 Million
Not saying this movie is not a good flix to go laugh and enjoy but have black cinema become nothing but buffoonery. Why in the hell didn’t people go out to see “The Great Debaters”. This should tell you that we are in a sad state of mediocrity.(Laziness)…..LOL !
But again Congrats to all the black actors and my boy Ice Cube for keeping black actors working and continuing to get checks.
On Tuesday @ Atlantic Station V103 and Rolling out held a private screening of the new movie produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Denzel Washington-“The Great Debaters”. The cast decided to stop by to give us a bit of the background of the movie. The actors said this was a brutal and intense research for this movie. The movie opens Christmas Day !
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
DIRTY LAUNDRY is a modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the “perfect life,” until one day, there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn’t seen in over 10 years.
This ain’t Soul Food and we ain’t The Cosby’s” The new movie Dirty laundry may actually be a good movie. Some time black films do not get that big budget it needs. This is truly a DVD movie that you can watch over and over again!