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Monday, July 2, 2007

Black Snake Moan

I just finished watching "Black Snake Moan" after renting it 2 times before and never getting to it. There was something about the subject matter, a black former blues singer (Samuel Jackson) trying to save a young white town slut from her sex addiction (Christina Ricci) by chaining her to the house, that just didn't seem appealing to me.

Yes, it was strange, and slow, and long, but in the end it redeemed itself. It was simply a tale of when we are able to let our guards down, and reveal our faults to those who will not judge us but love us unconditionally, there is absolutely nothing better in life.

I won't talk about it too much, though, because
I don't really consider it black cinema, though Samuel Jackson's in it and John Singleton produced. I would like to take a second to comment on his choice of roles for the past few years, which are, for lack of a better phrase, just plain wierd.

I am baffled about why someone would voluntarily choose to do "Snakes on a Plane", "Formula 51", "Freedomland", "The Man" "The Caveman's Valentine" and "S.W.A.T" for any reason other than a paycheck. I found all of these films painful to watch. Besides the fact that he seems to do a movie a week, the only time I really enjoy him is when he collaborates with Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown).

I'm hoping he has paid for all of his mortgages and will settle down a bit. At least in "Black Snake Moan" he wasn't yelling.


Paula D. said...

Haaaaaaa! Yes, Samuel seems to jump into any movie!!!

PurpleZoe said...

I was kinda feelin' Caveman's Valentine, but I'm weird in alot of ways.
This movie however does not sound appealing in the least.
The brother is talented and quite a character, but some roles are paycheck roles, or... 'oops I slipped and bumped me head' roles.

Invisible Woman said...

Lol to both y'all....

Anonymous said...

I really value your opinion and I think you do a helluva job bringing to attention films, love um or hate um that evoke some thought and are not crammed to the giles with blond, blue eyed, over the hill, sillicon filled (nuff said?) individuals. Much love for that but I like Samuel. I know I took the long way home but I had to get it out there.
Take Care

Invisible Woman said...

Agreed. I was soooo sick of looking at the same ol' same ol'. Thanks for the love.

Believe it or not, I like Samuel too...I just want him to slow down and know it quality, not quantity that counts. I can't say I play him though; stack that cash while the iron is hot, haha.