Posts Tagged ‘The Reel Deel’

Why I Won’t See ‘The Help’

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Because I’m Black and it’s 2011. That is all…

Superman? Really?

This is not Superman. Sorry, folks.

Oh my damn. Warner Bros. released the first look at Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel yesterday and, seriously, where do I start? My kneejerk reaction is that I’m not impressed. I’m not repulsed (that was my reaction upon seeingĀ  the costume for THE GREEN LANTERN), but I’m not impressed. Sure, there no overall [...]

The Reel Deel Review – THOR

Going into my favorite movie theater to check out Marvel Studios’ latest superhero film, THOR, I wasn’t sure what to expect (surely it wasn’t the rude box office employee who, when approached, dismissively pointed an index finger at another available co-worker – never bothering to quit yakking to his friend or even look at Shaundra [...]

The Reel Deel Review – IRON MAN

Well, after a lengthy absence, I’ve finally resurfaced to offer my thoughts on the latest Hollywood has to offer. For those who’re interested, care, or for the uninitiated, I’ve been off trying to balance finding a way to make money and developing my first feature film. That’s coming okay, and I’m gaining more and more [...]

The Reel Deel Review: SWEENEY TOOD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

I’d been really looking forward to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for some time. Ever since I saw the first pic of Johnny Depp as Todd I was sold. Every time Depp and director Tim Burton join forces, something magical happens. At least, in my estimation. For your consideration: Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy [...]

The Reel Deel Review: THE GREAT DEBATERS

My friends and I went to see The Great DebatersĀ on Christmas night. It’s getting to be something of a tradition; we hooked up last year to check out Dreamgirls Christmas night. Nevertheless, we were all looking forward to it, especially my friend Anthony, who, as a PROUD alum of Prairie View A&M University, was on [...]

A Less Than GREAT Opening Weekend

I’m looking over the weekend box office numbers, and I gotta say I’m pissed. To my Black folks: we keep saying we want to see more positive images of ourselves on the big screen, we need to do better. Then why is it that an incredible movie like The Great Debaters came come out, on [...]