Monday, December 17, 2007

Coming attraction: ‘Honeydripper’

Wow, lots to look forward to at the flicks.

“Honeydripper,” the new John Sayles film, opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 28th, and in a few more big cities in mid-January. It is due to open nationwide in February.

“Honeydripper” stars Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, blues musician Keb’ Mo’, and other familiar faces.

I respect Sayles’s work. But based on this trailer... I don’t know. Seems like there’ve been a whooole lotta “juke-joint” movies made. “Idlewild,” “Lackawanna Blues,” “Ruby’s Bucket of Blood”...

Oh well. We shall see.

3 comments:

Danielle said...

Out of all the juke joint films, Lackawanna Blues was the best followed by Ruby's Bucket of Blood.

Idlewild was visually beautiful and that's about it. I want to support black film, but sometimes the selection ain't the best.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Hey Danielle. Yeah, I'm with you... it's a selection thing. Doesn't Hollywood think black folks gather someplace besides church, the barbershop/beauty shop, and 1930s back-woods juke joints?

Anonymous said...

I'll got see this one 'cause John Sayles name is attached. He always gets a pass from me for his fine work on "Brother From Another Planet." Remember that one? TIGHT!