#OSCARS...And The Nominees Are...

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Now before we get into the breakdown of the selections I must say the Academy is the Academy so if you don't see your favorite actor mentioned its not because they didn't do a great job, there is a machine and it works to a certain program. There, its said and explained.  Same goes for the SAG Awards, Golden Globes and the rest...

Okay, The Losers...

So when you take a close look at all of the films released in 2012 you can quickly glance and determine that for the most part they got the right films selected for consideration.  But out of the films selected I fill like some of the performances weren't properly recognized.

Jamie Foxx - Should he have been nominated?  Yes. Frankly why the hell was he left off?  I mean a pre-historic black gangsta / bounty hunter going in on the slave owners who left marks on his back, all in the name of love for his wife?  Deep enough.

Samuel L. Jackson - Are you SERIOUS? This was the role of his life and he's not on the list?  The antithesis of a slave, the "house negro" played wickedly well almost making the viewer scratch their eyes in disbelief. Brilliant performance hands down, point blank period.  I'm sure he'll grab a few Image Awards though. SMH

Leonardo DiCarpio - Again, not to run the table on Django but c'mon.  He killed it.  As a matter of fact this role was one of the most difficult for him to act as he admitted the difficulty in being such a bigot was uncomfortable for him.  However, he'll make up for this snub with next year's release of the Great Gatsby's

John Goodman - I felt like he had 2 good supporting roles this year (Flight & Argo) that combined should have got him more recognition maybe not Academy but something ya' know?  Just my thoughts.  

Full list of nominees is available here

DJANGO DEFINITELY AIN'T CHAINED...

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I'm not sure what to think of this Spaghetti Western slash Blaxploitation flick...other than it being entertaining, take that with a grain of salt, but I did enjoy it.  Its contents are a smorgasbord of emotions intentionally charged taking the viewer on a roller coaster ride.  

8.5 / 10 by my scale.

Total gross thus far: 

$106,280,122

THE BEST MAN | SEQUEL

 

Wow...This is exactly what we needed in black hollywood.  Thank you.

Universal Pictures has officially signed on to be the studio home of Best Man 2!  Deadline Hollywood reports the original director, Malcolm Lee, will return to the helm.  And he's working on locking down the original YBF cast featuring Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Moore, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, and plenty more:

Universal has set Malcolm D. Lee to write, direct and produce Best Man 2, a sequel to the 1999 film. Lee wrote and directed the original, a comedy in which a writer (Taye Diggs) is preparing to be the best man for his football player buddy (Morris Chestnut), but the timing is bad because the writer’s autobiographical novel is about to pop and it describes how the best man bedded the bride. Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan also starred. The original grossed $35 million. Lee’s plan is to ask the original cast to reprise; in fact, I’m told the whole idea came out of a reunion dinner he held with most of the cast members, and they sparked to the idea of a re-team and so did the studio.

RED TAILS | TUSKEGEE AIRMEN MOVIE

 

RED TAILS is the highly anticipated film directed by Anthony Hemingway and produced by George Lucas, chronicling the story of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen. The film stars a slew of amazing actors, including Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Elijah Kelley, Michael B. Jordan, Method Man and more

I can't wait to see this...In theaters January 20th, 2012

The last Tuskegee Airmen movie (1995) HBO was a great film with an All-Star cast  (Cuba Gooding Jr. was in that picture as well) along with Lawrence Fishburne, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Courtney Vance, etc.  I hope this new biopic also creates a similar sentiment.  The trailer looks promising + has the George Lucas influence which is refreshing to see in a black feature film!