Sleepyheads represent, yo!
Love it, it”s my newest addiction! :)
Sleepyheads represent, yo!
Love it, it”s my newest addiction! :)
I’m still not over tonight’s episode. I’m so not thrilled that both of these men are fought over Katrina’s deceitful @zz. She is so not worth it. I hope the writers throw a twist into the mix. I still don’t think Katrina is a innocent as Ichabod thinks she is, afterall, she had a fiance prior to marrying him. Her butt is shady as hell. LOL
The lesson of this weekend’s box office is two-fold. First of all, we have another shining example of why ranking is relatively irrelevant. Disney’s Thor: The Dark World is the top film of the weekend with $38 million (-55%), but it is not the top story of the weekend. Universal’s The Best Man Holiday, Malcolm D. Lee’s sequel to The Best Man fourteen years after the original, debuted with a genuinely strong $30.6 million. Said number is an unquestionable triumph for the $17m comedy whether it ends up in first place or ends up in ninth place.
The second lesson of the weekend is yet another one that should have been learned by now: Yes, black people go to the movies. We all like to act surprised over and over when Tyler Perry scores again and again or when Kevin Hart’sLaugh At My Pain or Let Me Explain break out in limited release. It’s well-past time we noticed that black audiences like seeing themselves onscreen. More importantly, and this is arguably the key, they really like seeing black characters onscreen in starring roles in films that don’t necessarily revolve around racially-based adversity. When Hollywood bothers to make films like that, African-American audiences generally show up in relatively solid numbers, with periodic blockbuster debuts like this one.
Tim Story’s Think Like A Man, loosely based on Steve Harvey’s dating self-help book, was a breath of fresh air last April. We all acted stunned when it debuted with $33 million the weekend before summer, but in retrospect it shouldn’t have been all that surprising. It was a genuine ensemble romantic comedy that happened to be filled with black movie stars without the Tyler Perry package. It was something we hadn’t seen much of since the early 2000′s. If Think Like A Man was a (new) trendsetter like The Ring, Malcolm D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday is The Grudge, the first major movie to capitalize on what Hollywood hopes may be a genuine fad. It doesn’t hurt that several cast members of The Best Man have become bigger stars in the last fourteen years. Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, and Harold Perrinea are all “names” in the African American community.
The Best Man Holiday not only operated as a nostalgic sequel for audiences pining for a time (1997-2004) when films like The Best Man weren’t an aberration, but also happened to be primed to capitalize on being the first big ensemble romantic comedy to open after the (we hope) trend-setter that is Think Like A Man. The film played 75% female, 63% 35-and-older, and 87% black. The debut is slightly less than Think Like A Man and higher than every Tyler Perry debut save Madea Goes To Jail ($40m). Presuming it has a weekend-to-final multiplier closer to Think Like A Man (2.72x) than the usual Tyler Perry film (an average of around 2.25x), it’ll end its domestic run with $83m. That’s a huge win and should make Sony , which has Think Like A Man Too set for June, very happy.
Perhaps, with the success of these movies and tv shows with leading black actors, Hollywood will start diversifying their shows on network and cable tv.
10 Things A Black Woman Writer Must Do:
1) Do not be a black woman writer.
2) If you come from an island in the Caribbean, that’s a mistake. The islands are not a proper place. People from places like the islands can’t write about being alienated, because how can you feel alienated in a place where people like to wear bikinis? Be a writer from England. Do not mention you are black.
3) You mustn’t write long sentences.
4) You mustn’t write about yourself.
5) Do not be abstract.
6) Do not write about race. Everyone will say you only write about race.
7) Write about race. If you don’t, they will point out that you haven’t written about race.
8) Do not be a black woman writer.
9) Do not be a black woman.
10) Do not be black.
- Jamaica Kincaid, during a lecture given as part of Columbia University’s creative writing lecture series (via ethiopienne)
#SleepyHollow, S01E08: Episode 8 Promo
I love the chemistry between Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison (Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane). I do agree with the TPTB that they need to develop a deep connection, friendship, which I friggin adore.
As much as I hope the pairing become a couple, I’m not naive in thinking that it will happen because me and my shipping pairings always get mucked up along the way.
The thing that bothers me the most is the reason WHY they may not be a couple in the end is due to the fact that Ichabod was married. Maybe I’m being a little slow on the uptake but if Katrina is in Purgatory and she has been there for over 200 years, isn’t she considered dead? Freeing her from purgatory means freeing her soul? Or, are they trying to say that her 200 year old body has been preserved and once she has been freed from purgatory, she can reclaim her old life?
See, I’m not buying that theory of if Ichabod frees her that they can live their lives together. For all intent purposes, Katrina is dead, IMHO. Ichabod is alive in the flesh. Once your love one dies, the living mate has to move on and live his/her life.
Once Ichabod was preserved, I’m sure that Katrina moved on with her life and didn’t think he would return to her. I guess for my rambling thoughts is Ichabod was married and I see him as a Widower who lost his wife due to her death.
I’m fine with wanting to learn about Ichabod and Katrina’s life prior to Ichabod’s time in Sleepy Hollow; however, what I am getting annoyed over is the meme that Katrina is married to Ichabod when she died and her soul is in purgatory. The whole thing simply baffles me.
They are my new addiction, I love them and can’t wait to see where their journey takes them.
Sleepyheads, you know what to do!
Do it. :)
I don’t understand why they were left off in the first place. smh
It’s different for you and I. I am an African-American woman. You get to walk around and be mediocre and you still get rewarded with things.
This is a thing Omarosa said to Bethenny Frankel on Bethenny’s own TV show today. The two then had a mature discussion about race and privilege in the media.
OH SHIT!!!! The read of the year!
Omarosa better do the damn thing
My Cousin called me about it and I posted the youtube clip for her:
Gosh, I haven’t written anything original on my blog in ages. Either too busy or really haven’t had anything interesting to say. However, after viewing tonight’s Scandal and reading the tweets, it just bothered me in a way that pissed me off.
It has to deal with how the actors are running to defend poor picked upon Scott Foley. I think most of the fans get that he’s an actor and are not fond of the character. I read his Vulture article and was not impressed with his comments at all. How about being humble.
Anyway, I look how Joe Morton deals with the fans saying negative things about his CHARACTER and he doesn’t take offense or belittle the fans every chance he gets. He make witty comebacks and seems super nice despite him knowing that his character is foul.
As a fan, I’m just not feeling the show this year. If they feel that fans who root for Olivia and Fitz are creepy or fans should allow Foley to tweet whatever he feels like and not have fans pushing back, then, they don’t know their fans at all.
I refuse to spend time and energy on a show which seems that they don’t give a damn about you unless you can help them out. I’m so glad that my other show, Sleepy Hollow will be returning in a little over a week because right now, I feel like Scandal really does not want my viewership, despite them wanting fans to vote in polls and buy their magazines articles and support them while they can say anything they want about the fans, not feeling that at all.
I think she’s remarkable. If I could work with Nicole for the rest of my career, I’d be quite happy. From the moment that we screen tested together, something just seemed to click. I don’t want to try to get too mystical and indulgent about it, but sometimes there are actors that you just click with, and I think it’s just because you enjoy playing together. Plus, she is a remarkable actress and I’ve admired her work since I saw her in Shame. I thought she was excellent. If you both approach something, and you’re both generous wit each other, then that’s when you get good chemistry. I don’t think there’s anything more mystical than that. It’s just that she’s a brilliant actress, and I’m hanging on to her coattails.
Tom Mison on his chemistry with Nicole Beharie (x)
Good God, man!
hummm sounds like something the Admiral said about his mermaid. ok am ready for whatever doo daaas will happen with this two.
Did you all see how he describes her? It’s hard to not fall for your costar.
Okay. I give up. What’s their ship name?