- Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 18:51
I caught the "BET Awards" this past Sunday and surprisingly – pleasantly so – I didn't feel so much like an old out-of-touch guy like I do during the "BET Hip Hop Awards." I didn't even have to keep asking my kids, "Who are these people?"
Usually I would have found something else to do for a couple hours and heard about the show the next morning. But I have to admit, it was time well spent this year. It was a really great show.
I actually had a favorite part. And that part had to be the Charlie Wilson tribute. I can't think of anyone as deserving as Wilson. This guy has had a heck of a career and one heck of a story!
- Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 17:58
Dear Lucy: It's the 4th of July already and when I think about freedom, all I want is to be debt free. I know I'm not the only one who wants this. Sure, I live in America, home of the brave, land of the free. But I'm not feeling it.
– Looking for my freedom
Dear Freedom Hunter: Happy Fourth of July. I feel you. Debt can be overwhelming and it is relative. Owing anything at all to anybody can be devastating for some people, even if they have money. Owing more than you earn can also be tough. Or just living on the financial edge all the time can make for a scary life. When this happens, feelings of bravery and freedom are hard to get to.
- Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 17:34
Move over Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Steve Harvey and Katt Williams, the hottest black comic around right now is Kevin Hart. The diminutive, 5' 2" funnyman has skyrocketed to the heights of showbiz ladder lately, making myriad memorable performances on both TV and film.
This year on TV alone, he's hosted "Saturday Night Live" and launched a sitcom spoofing reality shows called "Real Husbands of Hollywood." On the big screen, he can currently be caught in the ensemble comedy "This Is the End," which comes close on the heels of hits such as "Think Like a Man" and "The Five-Year Engagement."
"Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" is a concert flick featuring the best of his recent concert tour across North America and Europe, with stops at ports-of-call as far afield as Vancouver, Toronto, Oslo, Copenhagen and Amsterdam and Birmingham, England. The film opens at a Mix and Mingle party where a frustrated Kevin finds himself accused of letting success go to his head.
- Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 17:26
Top Ten DVD list for releases on July 2, 2013
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Complete Series"
"The Up Series"
"Best of Warner Brothers: 20 Film Collection Comedy"
"Venus and Serena"
"The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season Four"
- Created on Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:28
For movies opening June 28, 2013
BIG BUDGET FILMS
"The Heat" (R for violence, crude humor and pervasive profanity) Good cop/bad cop comedy about a straitlaced FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) who grudgingly agrees to work with a foul-mouthed Boston police officer (Melissa McCarthy) with a short fuse in order to apprehend a ruthless Russian mobster. With Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport and Tony Hale.
"White House Down" (PG-13 for profanity, violence, brief sexuality and intense action) Action thriller about a cop (Channing Tatum) recently rejected by the Secret Service who comes to the rescue when the President (Jamie Foxx) is abducted by a paramilitary group. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods and Richard Jenkins.