18 Oct 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Next weekend, "Flight" starring Denzel Washington hits theatres and it will more than likely be another box office hit to add to his resume. Washington plays a pilot who becomes a hero after he crash-lands his plane and saves nearly everyone on board only to see his life take a down turn after it was discovered that he had alcohol in his system.
There's already Oscar buzz in the Best Actor arena prior to the film being released.
This film seems to be quite different from a lot of what we're used to seeing. I have to applaud director Robert Zemeckis for at least giving the public a movie that doesn't seem to be so cookie cutter and predictable as most films are today. But then, he has always been one of the more creative directors and producers out there. He was responsible for "Castaway" starring Tom Hanks, as well as the "Back to the Future" series.
After seeing "Flight," I might have to forgive him for "The Last Holiday" with Queen Latifah, lol. I think "Flight" is really gonna be worth getting out to see.
This will be Denzel's 51st feature film. Flight opens in theaters on Nov. 2nd.
'Hurt Village' & Hattiloo
We're coming up on the last few days to check out "Hurt Village" at the Hattiloo Theatre. The play Hurt tells the story of a 13-year-old aspiring rapper named Cookie and her family, residents of the Hurt Village housing project. This production ends on Sunday (Oct. 21).
There are lots of great productions happening at Hattiloo, and that is thanks to those who support local arts. You can support Hatiloo by making a tax-deductible gift at any level you can afford. For more information about this plays or any of the productions, visit HattilooTheatre.org or by call 901-525-0009.
E. Massey presents Smooth Fridays each and every Friday at A Game Restaurant & Bar located at 6642 Winchester Rd. The after-work set caters to the 30 & up crowd, however, 21 and up are allowed. A special invited DJ will be rocking the best old school and R&B. Happy hour starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m., with 2 for 1 drinks and other $5 drink specials. Admission is free.
The After Work Set
The Reel People presents the After Work Set at the Ice Bar, 4202 Hacks Cross Road, each and every Friday night from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. With the goal of giving you the look of Atlanta and the feel of Miami, there will be food and drink specials the whole time. Music will be courtesy of Video DJ Whitehouse. No cover charge. For table or booth reservations, call 214-1617.
Let's read, together
It's time for the What's Happening Myron Book Club! Join us this Saturday (Oct. 20) as we discuss "Snapped" by Tracy Brown. We're meeting at Fresh Slices at 1585 Overton Park at 4 p.m. Come on by and hang out with us.
Unique Singles Mixer
The Unique Singles Mixer's Pre-Halloween Bash is Oct. 23 at Memphis Sounds Lounge, 22 North Third St., from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Mix and mingle with other professional singles while enjoying great music and good vibes. There will be a cash prize for the best costume. So be creative, come out and have a great time.
This weekend, I will be working overtime helping my good friend, comedian Stephon Smith, celebrate his birthday at Soul'lucions Restaurant and Lounge, 2926 Lamar Avenue, Suite 101. Join us Friday night (Oct. 19) for FlashBacks and on Saturday night at 9 for the Libra/Scorpio Birthday Bash. Doors open at 7 both nights. I'll be your host. See you there. Until then, that's what's happening!