I love staying home WHEN I WANT TO. Being told to makes me want to get dressed and head out. Get in a good workout at the gym. Catch a movie. Stroll through the aisles of Target. Go for a walk in Central Park just ‘cause, which I’ve never done. Ever. With the exception of grocery shopping on Friday, I’ve been home all week, so I consider Saturday as my first official social distancing day.
A Soldier’s Play takes place during World War II in the 1940s on a segregated army base in Louisiana. David Alan Grier plays Vernon Waters, a black Sergeant whose murder is being investigated by Richard Davenport played by Blair Underwood. Davenport constantly bumps heads with Charles Taylor played by Jerry O’Connell. The play is powerful as it reminds us that though black men—black people—are an integral part to U.S. history, including fighting in the wars, they were and continue to be treated as less than second class citizens.
Earlier this week, I went to the see Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Just Mercy is the movie adaptation of the book by the same title written by Bryan Stevenson played by Michael B. Jordan. Stevenson, then a young lawyer, founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization, to provide legal counsel to those who can’t afford it. For the most part, he and his colleagues represent wrongly accused or people who were poorly defended by […]
Nappily Ever After by Trisha R. Thomas My rating: 2 of 5 stars Nappily Ever After has been on my TBR list for over ten years, spanning back to my days of working at Borders Bookstore. There were talks of then “It Girl” Halle Berry adapting it into a film. For whatever reason, not only was the movie not produced, but I never got around to reading the novel. It faded from memory and sunk to oblivion in my TBR […]
I did it. I finally did it. Why did I do it to myself? Possibly because Halloween was this week. I watched Coco. Last night, after a perfectly fine Friday, and good week for that matter, I scrolled through Netflix and chose Coco. I wanted to end the day by watching a movie, not a DVR’d show. I had worked from home and didn’t feel motivated to get dressed and leave my apartment to go to the theater. Last weekend, […]
#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 8: #WCW Three words: Waiting. To. Exhale. That was my introduction to Terry McMillan. I loved the book, the movie, and the soundtrack. I had absolutely no business reading McMillan’s novel about four grown women’s romantic issues while I was just a high school student. Thank goodness my father never monitored my reading. I couldn’t relate to Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria’s love lives, but I became engulfed by their stories all the same. I even wondered […]
Too bad I don’t have Amazon Prime Video. If I did, I’d watch Z: The Beginning of Everything when the series airs Friday, January 27, 2017. The trailer has been airing on TV, but I paid it no mind. I don’t subscribe to the streaming service, but Wednesday, through my membership with the New York chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, I scored a screening pass at the SVA Theatre in midtown to view two episodes. Security scurrying me […]
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My calendar has been marked with the release date of When the Bough Breaks for months. After watching a version of the trailer on Facebook for the first time, September 9, 2016, could not come quickly enough. From the creepy, slowed down remake of Brandy and Monica’s 1998 hit song The Boys is Mine to a clip of Regina Hall screaming after peering into a crib to Jaz Sinclair’s meltdown in the driver’s seat of a car I could tell the […]
So the Oscars are over. Unlike past years, it wasn’t pure torture to watch. This is coming from someone who likes (used to love) to watch award shows. Hello, ALMA, GLAAD and Country Music Awards. They are usually a chance to see once in a lifetime collaborations, performances and tributes. Despite the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and even if Chris Rock weren’t hosting, I would’ve tuned in. I’m glad he did, and I’m glad I did. Rock, in his white jacketed tux, […]