THE OBENSON REPORT

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WEEKEND - Black Faces At The Movies, 12/19



So, who will be appearing in what, in the new batch of films opening this weekend?


Of course, as I'm sure you've heard, there's a little movie called Seven Pounds opening today, with Will Smith starring. But there are others in the film of note - Michael Ealy plays Will's character's younger bro; Connor Cruise (Tom Cruise's adopted African American son) plays Will Smith as a boy, and Robinne Lee of Hav Plenty fame also shares screen time.

Opening in limited release is a political thriller called Nothing But The Truth (what a useless name), about a Washington, DC political journalist, played by Kate Beckinsale, who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent; and when a government prosecutor demands she divulge her source, she refuses and finds herself behind bars, "struggling to defend the principles she has based her career upon."

Altogether now... OOooooooooh!

Well. not really.

Anyway. The film co-stars Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance, who, by the way, are married in real life.

And... that's all folks! Slim pickings...

Check your local listings for venues and screening times.

I plan on seeing both Seven Pounds and Mickey Rourke's so-called comeback film, The Wrestler, some time this weekend. Reviews will, of course, follow.
WEEKEND

2 comments:

  1. SolShine7 said...
     

    Slim pickings indeed! I just saw Seven Pounds.

  2. The Obenson Report said...
     

    And... what did you think? I'll go check your blog for a review...

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