Everybody knows Jamie Foxx from “Any given Sunday” but not until I saw this stand-up session I became aware that this guy is funny. Jamie repertoire includes many imitations of famous celebrities like Clinton, Nixon, Prince and others, most of them black due to the almost all black public that filled the theater. Nevertheless the main course of this evening was the parody of Africa: its smells, people, music and animals. Not bad at all, though sometimes you could feel some repetitiveness on the punch lines. All and all this was a solid black culture show and enjoyable by all.
A comedy with Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Cage cannot go wrong. A respectable African american scholar professor (Jackson) has just arrived to his new summer home at a small town, when, unluckily his mid class white neighbors got it wrong when they saw a black man handling a stereo withing the house that they thought still belonged to the last white owner. (more…)
Though the setting Steve’s Buscemi (also acting in the movie) chose for Animal Factory is Holmesburg Prison, this location depicts the well known Californian prison San Quentin. This movie is an adaptation of Edward Bunker’s novel on life in San Quentin, the same actor who played Mr. Blue in Reservoir Dogs. (more…)
Based on the real story of Ted Bundy, the first modern serial killer who was active during the seventies in the US. Though the actual number of victims that met his rage is still unknown, it is estimated that they range from 35 to 100.
He used to strangle his victims after bludgeoning them, also raping and practicing necrophilia with them.
On the same year, and right after finishing “The Wrestler”, Mickey Rourke went and did this action movie. Here he plays a native American hitman, working for the local mafia. (more…)