Friday, April 18, 2014

A Day Late and a $ Short

Besides Mama and Disappearing Acts, this is one of Terry McMillan's best works.  I remember reading this book in its entirety at a bookstore a few years ago and hoping that a movie adaptation was around the corner.

Truthfully, I don't remember the entire story but if you come from a dysfunctional family *raises hand* or love to watch movies about them, I say get your treats by Saturday afternoon so you can veg out the right way.

Now, here's my honest $0.02.

Anyone who is a fan of Terry McMillan knows that TV movie adaptations leave something to be desired.  I remember really looking forward to Disappearing Acts on HBO and find that Wesley Snipes is the lead male character, who is not only supposed to be really tall but buff (was Idris Elba not available?

Wasn't really in love with Taye Diggs being in the Stella movie either.  Not that he's not attractive, I just don't see any woman with her own thing going on getting involved with him.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wayback Wednesday: Eddie Kendricks

Date with the Rain is one of those rare grooves I discovered when Garth Trinidad's Chocolate City was the business.  I think of it every time it rains here so obviously, it's been on my mind often, especially as I recover from therapy.  

Sometimes I reminisce on how this and other underground jams would play on my little Aiwa stereo while enjoying a little green and a good drink.