March 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
Django Unchained is a straight forward story, and a linear one at that, that basically provides the origin story for black western super-negro Django. He even has his own slavery hating sensei/jedi master/handler/teacher/sage/partner/friend and a damsel whom he must rescue. The focus is solidly on Django throughout and if it wasn’t for hunger pangs I wouldn’t have even been aware of the three hour time frame. Read the rest of this entry →
Saw it. Enjoyed it. It was funnier than I expected and really a solid piece of entertainment but what it was, it wasn’t earth shattering and it didn’t provide some new twist on the genre.
Fans of the Jack Reacher novels should actually be pleased with this film, not because of it being a faithful adaption, rather because it serves as a 2 hour long trailer for the series of books. the dialogue in venture was pretty smart and it makes me want to actually go read the book series. this is even more so true because of how the fancy been vocal about their displeasure with Tom Cruise playing the role and that makes me want to read the book and see how a Jack Reacher should really be told. if I were the author or a fan I couldn’t be more pleased with that as an outcome of seeing the movie.
December 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
After watching this vid, I’d have to say that I totally disagree with Hot 97′s Ebro, who comes off way too arrogant for my liking in his position as a conduit between the artists and the people. Everyone has to earn their strips, I understand that, but at the same time that doesn’t stop you from having the choice of supporting GOOD music, no matter what “league” it supposedly came from. If that was the case, allot of early pioneers would have been left to the park jams and house parties so prevalent to the culture in the early days. Sorry Ebro, but you weren’t kicking anything resembling “realness” in this one. And oh yeah, nice shot at Rosenberg with that “little show I let you have” comment. Keep up the good work Hot 97.
December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
We switched it up a bit to sports talk with rising star Bomani Jones of ESPN and SB Nation fame. How he went from teaching at college, being a music writer, the image of the Black athlete in America, his run on terrestrial and satellite radio, how New York Knicks fans are “funny” and how to detect crazy from women online. We also got a surprise visit from Kazeem Famuyide of Hip Hop Wired and Rhymes and Dimes.
Although it was a switch up, I think this was one of the better episodes of the Combat Jack Show, with Bomani and the crew speaking on a wide range of topics as per usual business. I spoke with him for a second on our mutual hometown Houston, and the difference between the North and South side of town. Trust me it’s a H-Town thing.
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