Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bounce TV is in L.A.

When I first heard this, I couldn't believe it and I scrambled to the one non-cable set in my home but no luck.  Even though I had extra antennas/converters, I could not pick up this channel 13.2.

Yesterday, Time Warner stopped by to do their thing and I'm not mad because I can watch basic cable shows on my laptop.  Not going to talk about roommates right now :((

But I am loving this.  No booty videos, no station owner popping up to give HER .02 about everything. 

And truthfully, anytime I was not on salary, cable was never a priority for me but a luxury.  So not counting my last long term assignment from a year ago, it's been a hustle trying to keep Time Warner happy.

Anyway, I know I've made a new friend and if you're in a situation where you gotta let something go, consider Bounce TV for the great movies and Soul Train reruns.

Who Dat? Marsha Warfield

Years before becoming a cast regular on Night Court in the 80s, the first time I saw Marsha Warfield was on Soul Train.  I was too young (under 10) to catch her on the Richard Pryor Show but she cracked me up.

After being on a long-running sitcom, numerous appearances in movies and her own 1990 talk show (too many chefs in the kitchen), she's no where to be found in 2012.

Maybe she wouldn't drink the kool-aid or just chose to retire early, IDK. U know..share with us!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Pam(ela) Grier Biopic

I think movie-goers are long overdue for something exciting, even if it gets the Hollyweird touch later.  Though I didn't get around to reading her book, I would see this movie.

As far as who should play her, a lot of people are going w/Tocarra (DDD) but I think anyone who could pull off the fact that she wasn't that great of an actress back then (she brought some game in 1997's Jackie Brown) should be considered.
Yep, I said it.  An actress so good that they can play an actress who did not have the real skills.

But what I do like about Pam Grier is the multifaceted personality and things most people didn't know.  It would take a skilled actress to bring that as well.  Maybe Sophie Okonedo[sp].

Halle is a little aged.  I think her friend Vivica could have done it at one time but mixed or not, I've seen all three of Frankie Lymon's "wives" and they all look like they're pushing the big 5-0. Pam was in her 20's at the top of her game.

But here's a fun fact.  Halle wanted to do a remake of Foxy Brown.  I think she could have done it not just based on sex appeal but she does bring more than looks to her parts.  Wonder if she going to pull a piece from her 'fro (see original trailer below).

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy 73rd Mr.Gaye + An Apology

A few posts ago, I wrote about actress Juanita Brown, not knowing that she had been deceased for many years now.
On the Panache Report, it was reported that she died mysteriously at the age of 30.  To those who knew Ms. Brown, please accept our belated condolences and apologies in regard to her craft as it was not meant to be malicious.
It seems like that mysterious day on 1 April 1984, was just a decade ago and like Mr. Jackson and Ms. Houston, sometimes I still don't believe it. Best b-day wishes with a jam that you can relax to.