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If you didn’t get the memo already, Hollywood has run out of fresh ideas. When there are no more fresh ideas, you reach back and start trying to redo a good thing. That’s where remakes and the blasted sequel come in to play. In the last year alone we learned that there would be remakes of the movies Sparkle, Annie, A Star is Born, Steel Magnolias and a third sequel to Bad Boys, all with black leads this time around. While some sequels and remakes can actually be better than the originals (The Godfather II, Toy Story III for example), most do a great job of making fans pissed (or worse, making them fall asleep). These were a few that had me ready to start a riot…or something of the sorts…just know I didn’t like these movies at all.
PS, Be prepared to click. I warned you, so hey…
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Really? This might have been one of the worst movies of all time. OF ALL TIME! *In a Kanye voice* Granted, it was only a TV movie, but Bey, Mos Def, Mekhi Phifer and the rest of them should have known better. A remake of the classic movie Carmen starring Dorothy Dandridge, which also came from a Broadway play and book, Beyoncé plays the lead as an aspiring actress who uses folks to get to the top, including Phifer’s character of Derek. While it was a nice attempt by Robert Townsend, the acting is HORRIBLE, and if you were wondering, not just by Bey Bey. The music bits were a tad bit corny, and the adapted storyline just didn’t work. But I should have known the movie wasn’t going to be all that deep. Anything with Da Brat as the narrator, Wyclef as a tarot card reader, and Bow Wow as a jailbird (even though he was barely out of puberty) just won’t go well…
I can’t keep track of how many Friday’s have gone by since Ice Cube and Chris Tucker’s original 1995 hit, but I think a month has passed by now; and Ice Cube is getting ready to produce another one.
According to TMZ, a rep for Cube Vision Productions told them, “Absolutely, yes the studio is in the process of getting the entire original cast to do another ‘Friday.’”
“[Ice Cube] is very excited about this and has every intention to make it happen.”
I know some folks who we haven’t seen act in a minute have to be excited about this too. I have no idea what they’ll call this film after “Friday,” “Next Friday,” and the “Friday After Next,” but how excited are you for a fourth “Friday?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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I think we get so caught up in the usual Hot suspects of Hollywood that we find ourselves overlooking just as handsome, sometimes even better lookin’ fellas gracing the small and silver screen. We fawn over the Denzels, the the Wills Smiths, the Morris Chestnuts and other cliche “gorgeous” men, but we always feel the need to explain ourselves when we have the teeniest crush on the dude who doesn’t fit everyone else’s vision of five-star Hot status. You point out one single feature out of dozens or a fresh personality trait you think you see to describe where his “savoir-faire” comes from, as if you’re trying to sell the man. But in reality, there’s many a Hollywood fella who doesn’t get his proper due for being a supreme cutie. Here’s just a few I’ve overheard over the years who you might be sleeping on in the swexy department, and should give another look.