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Movies on Race for the Fall

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There are a couple of movies that will be in theatres this fall that have to do with race relations or have racial interactions in it.  The movies aren’t like Crash, but they take a softer look.

Already in theaters is Tyler Perry’s new movie, “The Family that Preys”.

Again we have Sanaa Lathan in the clutches of a white guy, but this time, for me, it’s totally believable.

I don’t care what anyone says when I watched Something NewI could never see how Sanaa’s character could throw over Blair Underwood for “The Watcher”.  Simon Baker is okay looking, but jilt Blair for him?  The movie became unbelievable for me at that point.

Now in “The Family that Preys”for her to tip on her husband for Cole Hauser — oh, hell yeah.  Have you seen Hauser?  He’s pretty damn pretty.  RockmondDunbar is aiight but Hauser is like… damn!

Here he is for a point of reference–

Gratuitous Honey Pic

Gratuitous Honey Pic

Storyline?  Have you seen a Tyler Perry movie?  Then you basically know the storyline: working class is good, lust for money is bad, dark skinned brothers are bad, light skinned brothers are saviors and gold digging women are going to hell.  The plots of his movies are beside the point as long as you can get some drama and feel saved at the end. 

And the movie I have been waiting for will be out in a few weeks:

I read the book and I cried.  Just thinking about the movie makes me tears up.  The Oscar buzz is already starting for this movie and if it’s as good as the book then it’s well deserved.

A third movie is The Soloist, which will be coming to theaters in November.

I’m glad to see Robert Downey Jr. is tamping down those demons so he can get back into movies and our hearts.  Jamie Foxx is also a great talent. 

Rachel Getting Married stars the actress Anne Hathaway as the train wreck just home from re-hab for her sister’s wedding. 

African American actress Anna Deveare Smith plays the stepmother and Tunde Adembimpe is the fiance of the sister, actress Rosemarie Dewitt.  Race is not a major issue in the movie; they are just a family and race is secondary, which is the way it is in a lot of racially diverse families.

I don’t always get a chance to get to the theaters but of the three I think “Bees” has the biggest chance of drawing me in.

edited 2Oct08 @ 1:17

Written by rentec

2 October, 2008 at 8:11 pm

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  1. What about Lakeview Terrace?


    2 October, 2008 at 8:29 pm

  2. I had already mentioned Lakeview Terrace in this post here:

    I thought mentioning it twice might seem like I was a schill for the movie studios. LOL


    2 October, 2008 at 8:34 pm

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