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KarenS Film Review: For Colored Girls

Directed by Tyler Perry
Produced by Tyler Perry
Screenplay by Tyler Perry
Janet Jackson
Loretta Devine
Anika Noni Rose
Thandie Newton
Whoopi Goldberg
Phylicia Rashad
Kimberly Elise
Tessa Thompson
Kerry Washington
Release date(s) November 5, 2010
Running time 133 minutes
Country United States
Language English

I watched this film last night, and I have to say, I’m still reliving it, even now.

The movie was adapted from Ntozake Shange’s 1975 stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf.

It had a great ensemble cast that included, Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, and Thandie Newton. Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, For Colored Girls is a series of poetic vignettes that explore the lives of modern African American women.

In the original adaptation, each character deals with a different personal conflict, such as infidelity, abortion, rape, domestic violence etc.

Also as per the stage play, each of the major characters are represented by a colour, e.g. Jo, played by Janet Jackson was red, Alice, played by Whoopi Goldberg was white, Yasmine, played by Anika Noni Rose was yellow, Crystal, played by Kimberly Elise was brown, and so on and so forth. This was visually represented in the film, by the color of the clothes each character wore.

I have to warn you, this isn’t a film with much light in it. (more…)

I’m not gonna lie. I am totally looking forward to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. In fact, I’m practically dizzy with anticipation. Check the trailer out, if that doesn’t make you wanna go and watch it, I don’t know what will!

By the way, Andy Serkis, the guy who played Gollum in the Lord Of The Ring movies, and King Kong, in 2005’s King Kong, plays Caesar the ape. That guy is actually amazing.

Inglorious Basterds: The. Worst. Movie. Ever.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Posted in: movies

Two and a half hours of my life that I wont be getting back any time soon. I totally agree with Eve. What a shit fucking film. Jesus, talk about fucking overhyped. Urrrrgghhhh!!!!

I’d like to know how many women genuinely enjoyed this piece of shit film? Seriously, I was ready to shoot myself in the head after just twenty minutes.

The Thorn Birds -The Mini-Series Review…

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Posted in: movies

The Thorn Birds 2

I had a bit of a Thorn Birds marathon session the other day. I literally watched every single minute of every episode, of this incredible 1983 mini-series.

You guys are old enough to remember The Thorn Birds right? Sure you are, if I am, you must be too.

Anyway, I was afraid it wouldn’t stand up to the test of time, but I was very wrong. The Irish accents were fairly dodgy, but the story of Meggie Cleary and Father Ralph De Bricassart was far too grand to sweat the small stuff.

For those who have never read the book or seen the film, this story spans over 50 years and was primarily set in Drogheda, a fictional sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, between 1915 and the late 1960s.

Directed by Daryl Duke, the main characters were Meggie Cleary, and Irish priest, Ralph De Bricassart, played by the beautiful Rachel Ward, and the gorgeous Richard Chamberlain. The series also starred the quite regal, Jean Simmons, and the irrepressible Barbara Stanwyck, as well as Cocktail’s Bryan Brown.