May 4, 2005, 11:45 p.m. CST
Sounds like the shit, but then, when has Harry given a movie a bad review lately... guess I'll check it out and see if I like though. Oh, and... first? Maybe.
May 4, 2005, 11:47 p.m. CST
Might be a contender for one of the more decent flicks to come out this year, hopefully.
May 5, 2005, 12:14 a.m. CST
He was at SLIFF for The Poor and the Hungry. The guy kicks ass. He charmed the piss out of the Q&A audience. He quickly became the voice of reason.
May 5, 2005, 12:31 a.m. CST
by Darth Thoth
I hear this flick is absolutely amazing. I'm glad and can't wait to see it.
May 5, 2005, 12:42 a.m. CST
... is to be found at www.pistolopera.com
May 5, 2005, 1:26 a.m. CST
May 5, 2005, 1:30 a.m. CST
Umm......Hey Harry, i think Priest from Superfly was a drug dealer, not a pimp. If you want to see a film about a pimp that finds out that he needs to straighten his life out, I recommend "Willie Dynamite" with Roscoe Orman. Get your facts straight man!
May 5, 2005, 6:27 a.m. CST
Technically impossible, I know. But hey. Seriously, though, I'm psyched about seeing this. Release date anyone?
May 5, 2005, 7:45 a.m. CST
i'm very interested.
May 5, 2005, 11:20 a.m. CST
by The guy
I'll put this guy in the same class as Jeffrey Wright and Sam Rockwell. All 3 are outstanding character actors who always steal whatever scenes/movies they're in. I hope this film is as good as the hype, because most films getting this kinda hype out of Sundance usually suck (Girlfight, Blue Car, Manito)and end up bombing at the boxoffice. Nobody deserves it more than Terrence Howard.
May 5, 2005, 12:06 p.m. CST
Until a rap saavy friend pointed me in the right direction and showed me the good stuff. That's the problem with rap and hip-hop. There's so much awful stuff out there it's almost not worth sifting through to get to the few good nuggets, but I did and damn it if I can't get the lyrics to Ice-Cube's Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit out of my head.
May 5, 2005, 12:38 p.m. CST
by Lost Skeleton
Howard has been out for a long time...similar to Don Chedle in that he has always played these great supporting actors (usually dark charaters). If you read the EW article, the guy is really conflicted like his character in Hustle and Flow. He really does not want to be a star but this flick is getting so much buzz, he probably will be. I feel goog that Mr. Howard is finally getting his due but it seems like he doesn't want the acclaim. I can't wait to see this
May 5, 2005, 2:51 p.m. CST
by Lance Rock
May 5, 2005, 5:20 p.m. CST
Why am I not surprised that white liberals like Harry, and the sort you find at Sundance, LOVE a cheesy movie like this? I could have predicted that some bullshit like this would happen. I can;t wait until they make Gangsta Clone or Big Pimpin' so AICN and all the other white liberals jump all over it. Why do movies about African Americans always have to be about crime and rap? A movie like this is fucking racist, which is why white Libs eat this shit up, cause white Libs are some of the most racist motherfuckers you'll ever meet. I for one will not be seeing this movie cause I don't give money to support stereotypes and racism. Why can't we see any movies about African Americans that show them as something other than sports or rap stars or drug dealers? I am so sick of the insidious racism in the movie industry. Matrix is the one exception that showed African Americans in a normal light, and not as thugs and shit. Of course, in Liberal Hollywood, a movie that shows African Americans as normal is sci-fi. Fuck this shit!
May 5, 2005, 6:53 p.m. CST
Eat it bitches!
May 5, 2005, 10:11 p.m. CST
I do agree that white Liberals can be pretty racist, but there are many notable exceptions to what you stated as the norm... most any movie with Denzel as an example... and hell, Morgan Freeman played God himself. Then there's Will Smith's stuff. Much of Sam L. Jackson's and Laurence Fishburne's (as you noted pointing out The Matrix). I think 15-20 years ago you would have been dead on, but today black stars can headline movies and often play roles outside of the stereotypes you pointed out.
May 5, 2005, 10:28 p.m. CST
I saw it quite a while back and like Harry says, even if you don't like rap (and I can't stand it), you might end up liking this movie. The performances are all great and even though I hate the style of music, I admit there's something fascinating about "rising up outta the ghetto" stories. At least, for anybody who isn't living it...
May 5, 2005, 10:42 p.m. CST
I see your point, but most of the stars you mentioned are not in movies meant to portray black culture. They are simply stuck into a script where the lead can really be any ethnicity or color. Any movie that is ABOUT African Americans always descends into stereotypes and racist caricatures. The only exception is Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, but that motherfucker sold out long ago, and hasn't really made a good film since Malcolm X. But Do The Right Thing is a fucking masterpiece, because it is REAL, and portrays many different types of folks, with different points of view. Hustle and Flow is garbage. I am so sick of the hip-hop culture taking over everything. It promotes materialism and stupidity, two things this country needs less of.
May 5, 2005, 10:44 p.m. CST
The man has been amazing for years, but I think Hollywood has made him jaded. It's not that he's not wanting fame, it's that he's stealing himself for not getting what he deserves....Again. I guess it's some kind of poetic justice that a REAL actor is playing a rap artist vs. the other way around (which is so popular these days). P.S. An example of how Hollywood messed him over, Colin Ferrell got a cool mil for Hart's War and a big push from the media, only his second Hollywood film. Terrence Howard an actor who's been working in Hollyweird for years with critical acclaim...got about a 1/3 of that.
May 6, 2005, 5:11 a.m. CST
by Sicuv Uyall
There are plenty of movies out there where African-Americans aren't portrayed as stereotypes. I'm sick of all you people (thus my name)who make this site a forum for you opinion about black people, rap music, your hard on for Star Wars and basically how tiny your penises are. Fuck you and all your opinions.... I'M OUT!!!
May 6, 2005, 4:32 p.m. CST
He can definitely put it down. This looks good. Only thing that didn't wow me, oddly enough, was the music! Weak beats, five-year-old rudimentary Dirty South rhymes
May 8, 2005, 1:40 p.m. CST
Just HAD to make fun of THAT sentence.
May 10, 2005, 10:55 a.m. CST
As if "pimp" was an acceptable career path. He doesn't beat his women? Wow. My hero.
May 26, 2005, 7:54 p.m. CST
by roger niner
Why I want to check this out: A.) Issac Hayes. Have to see it. B.) Dirty South is a new genre in rap music. This movie looks to actually explore what the culture is about. I didn't see "8-mile" because I don't like Eminem. But i'll see this because I love movies that look at culture through music. C.) The white kid. Perfect. Skinny little audio engineer who loves hip-hop and makes some amazing beats. I know these guys. They embrace the music like no other. The writer/director knows this culture very well. It looks like a good drama.
June 18, 2005, 1:49 p.m. CST
You had me at Terrance D. Howard!!
June 28, 2005, 6:35 p.m. CST
its certainly racism that partly keeps TH down int he snese the white actors get the big paychecks faster, sure. But I'm surprised poeple don't seem to remember several incedents in his relatively short career of domestic violence: loud, violent confrontations with his wife, and an altercation with a flight attendant. I particularly rememember him doing a muhammad ali TV movie that had garnered him heaps of praise and then the stewardess thing happened.
July 12, 2005, 12:54 p.m. CST
Taraji has done it again. She is a great Actress with a beautiful spirit. She also has a heart of gold. This is only the beginning of her stardom as we will see great things from Taraji. I LOVE YOU TARAJI. Aunt Mo'. Please join her Official Fan Club to show your support. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Taraji_P_Henson_Official_Fan_Club
July 14, 2005, 11:16 a.m. CST
July 20, 2005, 3:39 p.m. CST
That'll NEVER work.