You spent last week partying, so you might as well give your liver a break and take it easy this weekend. Plus, you’ve got to start training for Thanksgiving and popcorn is kinda like a packing-peanut-esque expander for your tummy! I’ve been “training” for months and can already eat two pies in one sitting, so you’ve got some competition. Perhaps equally important, though, is the fact that there are some really great movies coming out this weekend. Keep reading »
My mind was silent, but my heart was racing as I watched the trailer for Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls,” a film based on Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. The trailer seems so powerful that I no longer have any doubt that Perry handled this acclaimed work with care. Oh why can’t Nov. 5 be tomorrow so I can see this important film already? I’m going to read the original one more time to prepare myself. Will you see “For Colored Girls”? Keep reading »
I haven’t been a fan of Tyler Perry since I figured out his formula — no-good man wrongs strong black woman who is saved by do-right man with a lot of Madea thrown in for comic relief. That being said, I’m really excited to see his film version of Ntosake Shange’s acclaimed play “For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” This 1975 choreopoem, as Shange named it, consists of 20 poems performed by nameless women, who are known only by the color they wear. It explores the black woman’s experience with abandonment, love, domestic violence, rape, and abortion.
The characters in “For Colored Girls … ” speak to many women throughout the stages of their lives, which might be one reason Perry was able to secure such an all-star cast. Keep reading »