Skeletons in my closet

The silent running dialogue that I often have with myself.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Night in Compton

I have got to tell you about this.

I saw a movie last night; you know the 1:30am, homemade, black movie. The movies that for some reason always star Tiny Lister, two of the comedians from BET Comic View, and a chic you recognize from the local university (down here we call it the Yard).

The movie was ridiculous. It ran the gambit of black storyline characters;
The drunk guy,
The player,
The good girl,
The over protective Dad “that don’t take no shyte”,
The weed smoking homeboys,
The crack-head,
The hardcore gansta,
The drunk girl,
The lesbian.

The only thing it was missing was the black fag…(oops sorry, homosexual).

My wife thinks I have a problem. She believes that I will watch any crazy movie that comes on if it has black people. Now She has a point. I won’t watch Titanic, but I have seen Black College Spring Break 2. I know that I don’t have a Neilson Box, I don’t affect ratings or anything, but I just think that these movies should be supported. Would I buy it on DVD, probably not! Would I suggest that somebody rent it, hell yeah, specially if you still smoke.

Now the premise of the movie was typical: Black guy trying to get some from his girl before she leaves town. Antagonist include girls father (remember he don’t take no shyte), homeboys who cockblock and just want to drink and smoke, angry pregnant sister serves as a hater, and girl friends who just block.

I wouldn’t even comment on this movie under normal circumstances. The acting was poor, the cinematography was wanting, the directing, well it suffered. But somewhere through this 1hr 45min farce, this movie got really funny. Not only that it started hitting on real issues. I was like damn.

Teen pregnancy, abortions, adoptions, drinking, homosexuality, trust, love, forgiveness. It really tried to bring a point home at the end. Or maybe I was just sleepy.

I would like to start a black movie library. I don’t want the mainstream hits. I want the laughable, low budget, underground surprises. Not the really sorry ones, but the ones that do offer some entertainment. Any suggestions!


  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Serenity23 said…

    I don't have any suggestions b/c I don't really keep up with movies and the fact that I have basic cable means, no damn movies for me. And I guess if I ever decide to light up, then I'll have to get this movie to watch.

  • At 12:26 PM, Blogger muffin said…

    come on! we can do it! bootleggers unite! *looking at collection*


  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger Gunner Kaufman said…

    love my ghetto flics. Not major fan, but a "CLOSET OWNER". Kinda like porn for me. Never admit i have them. Besides, if they can get made....why the hell cant mine get done? Ya follow? Oh yeah, if you want to see a real bad one...dwayne martin...he did one. Paid for the whole thing. Vivica"old ass" fox is in it,and he spends the enitre movie doing a really poor Will Smith imitation. Shesh!

  • At 7:39 PM, Blogger Gunner Kaufman said…

    been gone for a few, went back and re-read your posts.


    Now the fun begins!!!

    In case you didnt know, boys allow men to re-do (do over..remember that?) their childhood.

    Enjoy the comic books/video games/and action figures...and oh yeah, you got the fart game and best of all.....

    You have someone to finally PLACE BLAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!

    (can you tell i got two??)

  • At 9:14 AM, Blogger Dee said…

    LMAO at Muffin.....

    No suggestions from me....I do admit it I watch em too!!!

  • At 9:27 AM, Blogger Closet Owner said…

    If anyone has some bootleg DVDs of some black clacis hit me up.

    Yes sir, saw that flic with Vivica with her old ass. The plot twist at the end was kinda wild. Anyway, least brother was trying right

  • At 11:40 AM, Blogger Brotha Buck said…

    I try to support the black movies, too. otherwise, they might go away.


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