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Film Friday!

It’s Film Friday! These are the movies that I am excited about this week.

Laugh At My Pain

This is the theatrical version of funnyman Kevin Hart’s 2011 comedy tour. Filmed at LA’s Nokia Theatre, in addition to the comedy, the film features a bhind the scenes documentary that shows Kevin as he returns to him hometown of Philadelphia. It also includes a short film of sorts that features Taraji P. Henson as a bankteller. This is a must see for any Kevin Hart fans out there. The film is directed by Leslie Small.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

This film chronicles the black power movement in America. Swedish journalists captured the spirit of the movement by interviewing the most polarizing figures and leaders of the time. Now some 30 years later, director Goran Olsson brings the footage to life and on to the big screen for the first time.

Contagion

Contagion tells the story of a woman who returns to the US after a business trip with symptons and signs of fatigue and jet lag. A few days later, she is dead and hundreds of other people are sick and dying. The world scrambles to find out how to contain the pandemic. This film stars Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburn and Sanaa Lathan.

I am excited about each of these films. What do you plan to see this weekend?

Film Friday!

Happy Friday!! This weekend several new films open up. Two of the films feature reel sistas in leading or supporting roles.
Zoe Saldana stars as a woman set on revenge after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Zoe has been on a major promotions campaign for this film. She is currently on the cover of no less than three magazines and has made appearances on all the late night shows.

Colombianais sure to be in the top three at the end of the weekend.

Our Idiot Brother
Rashida Jones takes a supporting role in the film that stars Paul Rudd as the “idiot brother” who having recently been released from prison, wrecks havoc on the lives of his three sisters.

I have to say, the trailers for this look ridiculous. But I think it’s going to be one of those, “so bad, it’s good” films. Regardless, I love Paul Rudd and Rashida, so I will be checking it out.