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Old December 27 2011, 05:46 AM   #964
Captain Craig
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

106. Fireproof: A-
107. Mission Impossible(4):Ghost Protocol: A
108. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A
109. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: A-
110. Belly: D-

This urban movie about some mid/late 20 somethings trying to make a name for themselves in NYC is horrid. It stars an eclectic group of people from the hip hop world. The year is 1999 and covers most of the year. The narrative is jumpy and some scenes are there just cause they probably sounded good on paper. If you like to see black men use the word bitch, hoe, ni**ger and f*&k all in the same sentence and multiple times during a speech then this film is for you. It doesn't even come off as natural, that's what compounds the "reality" of this movie. It's as if by saying the 'n' word in multiple ways somehow makes the "black experience" unique and wholly owning of the word. It's bad, really bad and the grade is generous. There are about two scenes, the last with the minister especially, that save it from being an out-and-out 'F' grade. I'm hoping that final scene with the minister was about getting through to young black men that drugs, guns and anger isn't what your life has to be about, despite what we as rappers(the stars of the movie) sing about.
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