Day: January 31, 2009

Movies Wyatt Cenac

Ga Ga: IFC Films’ Medicine For Melancholy Starring Wyatt Cenac And Tracey Heggins

After winning countless awards and honors at film festivals, Medicine for Melancholy opens at IFC Film theaters in New York this weekend and follows two young African-Americans in San Francisco as they ponder race, class, and what “two black people do on a Sunday” when a one-night stand is extended into a 24-hour journey.

Medicine opens on that awkward morning after a party and perfectly expresses the uncomfortable moments that follow a spontaneous hook-up with a stranger then develops into a sweet romantic film as Micah, played by The Daily Show‘s Wyatt Cenac, tries to build a relationship with the apprehensive Joanne, played by Tracey Heggins.

Set against the picturesque landscape of San Francisco’s rolling hills and beautifully filmed in a muted color tonality that evokes the word melancholy, Medicine expresses the angst of young black adults who, like Joanne, are still “figuring it out.

Cenac is endearing and…

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Channing Tatum Comic Books Movies

G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra Trailer Debuts Starring Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans And Channing Tatum

It’s finally here! The trailer for the live action feature film based on the popular comic book and television animation series G.I. Joe debuts online a day before its television release during the Superbowl.

Directed by Stephen Sommers of The Mummy franchise and starring Dennis Quaid as General Hawk, Channing Tatum as Duke and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord, Joe just might be the big blockbuster of the summer.

Blindie is happy Marlon Wayans scored the originally white character of Ripcord and is looking forward to Lost‘s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing Heavy Duty, but we’re wondering if our favorites Lady Jaye and Shipwreck will make an appearance.

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Politics

Michael Steele Chosen As First Black National RNC Chairman

The Republic National Committee elects former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele as their national chairman.

“This is the dawn of a new party moving in a new direction with strength and conviction,” Steele declared after being chosen over four other candidates, including former President George W. Bush’s GOP chief, who bowed out declaring, “Obviously the winds of change are blowing.”

Steele, who was also the first black candidate elected to statewide office in Maryland in 2002, replaces Mike Duncan who was the former RNC Chairman.

While Blindie thinks this is an effort to catch up to the Democratic party, which nominated and successfully electing the nation’s first black president, it is still an accomplishment to be applauded and a step in the right direction considering Tennessee GOP Chairman Chip Saltsman gifted committee members with a CD that contained the offensive song “Barack the Magic Negro,” last Christmas and defended it as “political satire.”

PHOTO CREDIT: AP

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