Superior Sequels, Bombing Bios

Posted by KC | 5/17/2016 09:27:00 AM | 0 comments »


BARBER SHOP: THE NEXT CUT
COMEDY/DRAMA

PLOT:  The continuing story of Calvin and the interesting characters in his barber shop.

                Calvin (Ice Cube) is keeping up with the times, the male dominated shop is now a co-ed so women get the head done too.  His partner is a woman named Angie (Regina Hall) and he is trying to raise his family in Southside Chicago.  Eddie (Cedric The Entertainment) is still talking trash.  The film is not as funny as the trailer.  It has humor but it is serious about gangs and gun violence.  It shows Calvin trying to be a good father to his rebellious teenage son.  It is funny and has a lot of heart.  Watch it.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
ACTION/FANTASY

PLOT:  The government wants to put in affect the Anti-Hero Registration Act.  Iron Man agrees but Captain America does not.  Many heroes choose sides with violent consequences.

                OMG this film was excellent!  It is like the superhero cartoons you see on TV only it’s live action but much darker but there is humor too.  Fans who love superheroes will LOVE this movie.  It has action sequences that are AMAZING!  The main villain Zemo is not really that good but he is vital and serves a purpose.  The heroic cast was great but mini spoiler the Hulk and Thor are not in it.  SEE this movie if you can and remember don’t jump out of the seat after the movie is over!

NINA
BIOGRAPHY/DRAMA

PLOT:  The story about the legendary singer Nina Simone near the end of her life.

                The trouble with biopics they never get it right and with Nina is worse because Latina Zoe Saldana plays the troubled but talented singer.  Blacks are mad as hell because it should have gone to a black actress.   It is important because being a dark-skinned full lipped woman is frowned upon in America so she wanted to sing about and be an activist about it. I would have picked Viola Davis. 

Another thing people are upset with is that it’s inaccurate---alot.  Her assistant, manager and nurse named Clifton Henderson played by David Oyelowo (Selma) assumed they had a romantic relationship but he was openly gay.  Some people overlook the way the actors look if they get their “essence” of the person.  The Saldana is very good but it is not Nina Simone.  Read articles, books and her music than see this movie.  If you are that curious watch it but if not--wait for it to come on TV.



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