For Colored Girls…

I was introduced to for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange in High School by my Writing As Performance teacher. The book left an impression on me.

I was so excited to find out it would be adapted to film and would premiere in January of 2011. Imagine my joy when I found out this week that the movie would premiere on November 5, 2010 and a trailer and several movie posters were released. I wish I could go to the NY or ATL premiere! Someone please tell me how I can buy the posters PRONTO! I want ALL eight. I’ve already planned to make it an evening with my favorite colored girls (shoutout to Kristie & Kandice).  Check out the trailor! A week before the movie is released I plan to share some of my favorite lines from the book (which is actually a choreopoem). Enjoy!

Here are the posters:

Kick Ass Kicks Ass

Last year, I was introduced to comic books by my BFF Che who is an avid comic book reader. Kick Ass (and Black Panther) were the first two books that he started me on. Kick Ass, is about this 16-year-0ld High School Student who decides to become a superhero and fight crime. The only problem is, he is a regular human with no super powers. He buys a scuba diving suit and begins going around the city fighting crime. He gets his BUTT kicked, lies to a girl and tells her that he is gay and becomes her “gay” friend, and gets into trouble with some organized crime bosses.

The movie was the best movie I’ve seen in a while, and save for a few details, really “stuck to script.” The graphics were beautiful, the plot was wonderful and the acting was superb! My favorite character was Hit Girl! Storm may have to make room in my heart for her!

After each movie, my family always discusses the movie and we have a 5 star rating system. I haven’t rated any movie 5 stars in over two years. Kick Ass, gets a solid 5 star rating and even if you don’t like comic books, you’ll love this movie!

P.S. I think I have my Halloween Costume for 2010 and my secret fantasy job has always been to be a hired assassin (a la Mr. & Mrs. Smith style – shhhh, don’t tell anybody!)