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April 18, 2008

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johnny wishbone

i would like to start by saying I MISS WHEN YOU DON'T POST.. second.. its a dirty business this show business. It's like the story Whitney Houston told when she told her moms she wanted to be a singer. Cissy asked her.. "do you want to be a singer? or do you want to be in show business, cause the business is dirty." I understand completely your points and what you are getting at. Its a crime what black people are subjected to and have to perform to try and break the glass ceiling. I do have to say the game does appear to be the same as it was 50 years ago when Dorothy Dandridge (whom Halle portrayed) also had to lower? herself to love stories and scenes with European-Americans to continue a "mainstream" career. This is the world we live in. WE must work together to destroy these practices. It might even have to go as far as us boycotting the entire system that works against us. I realize my statement is very Garvey and X-ish.. thats my stance though.. thanks for the forum.

Madame Zenobia

I enjoy your rants on Halle Berry. LOL. In regards to Swordfish and 'that scene'...MY GOD, it was such an unnecessary drama! I say that meaning it was rumored she was paid so much to show her tittays. Fine, whatever. But in that scene, showing her tittays, it was like, ummmm okay Halle, ummmm AWKWARD! LOL I think it was awkward for HER and for Hugh and for the cameraman and the rest of everybody. LOL. The way she held that book, even as she uncovered her lovely ladies, seemed as if she still meant to 'cover' them as she displayed them for the paltry 2/3 seconds of camera-time. Why did she do it? Why did they want her to do it? It really wasn't that necessary for the story. Had she been in a slinky bikini (i.e. Die Another Day), and lowered the book to reveal her heavenly chest, then, vwallah! Same affect! But better and less tacky, less uncomfortable, less awkward, I think. Swordfish is a guilty pleasure for me, but only because of another 'awkward' scene...that of Hugh's character being "serviced" as he tried to hack some code on the computer. What can I say? I got a thing for Jackman. LOL. ;)

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@ Johnny Wishbone

Ah... yes; if only some mysterious benefactor would fill up my tipjar, I could write in this blog every day. Regrettably, work gets in the way. :( But thank you for the kind words, Johnny. I appreciate that. No, I feel your statements. We will likely have to resort to draconian measures, I think. You're right. It's been going on since forever.

@ Madame Zenobia

(that has a nice ring to it, I might add :)) Anyhoo, yup -- this scene was very strange, wasn't it? I agree -- it was awkward. Very awkward. But I kinda liked the pic. That Hugh Jackman scene you speak of, LOL, yeah, it was definitely memorable. I wonder if that was what made him figure out the code. LOL.

Madame Zenobia

@ THEBLACKACTOR,

I think his ability to focus 'in spite of' what was being done to him, helped him figure out the code. And that's what Travolta's character was testing him on. LOL. Madame Zenobia's "Uptown Saturday Night". ;)

johnny_wishbone

oh.. my.. god.. HALLE IS PLAYING A WOMAN WITH SPLIT PERSONALITY DISORDER.. THE OTHER PERSONALITY IS A WHITE RACIST WOMAN.. I CAN"T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.. I THINK I MAY BE DONE WITH HALLE... DAMMIT BLACK ACTOR.. HOW DID YOU KNOW?!

rawdawgbuffalo

u are good, exceptionally good.

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@ Madame Zenobia

Thanks for setting me straight! LOL.

@ Johnny Wishbone

And so now... THE TRUTH IS OUT!!

regina

I remember watching this mess and seeing her bare her ladies for no good reason and I remember being sad and disgusted. It was senseless and took away from the story, and she did NOT look natural! she looked very, very uncomfortable.

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@ Regina

Yes. I thought she did, too. That's prolly why she played the scene awkward. Something sad about all that, isn't there?

jazzyphile

All yall are too negatively rapped up in Halle's panties and tits.

Who goes to the movies to actually see Halle act...? Anytime you can see Halle's panties or tits, it's a good thing.

Orville

Swordfish is the movie I really believe Halle sold out for the mighty dollar. Halle claims she wasn't paid extra money but the story is she got paid extra cash for flashing her breasts. Now I must admit Halle Berry is a gorgeous woman but I wonder if she cares the damaging stereotypes she is pushing into society? Black women got it hard enough without Halle Berry playing a slut in this movie. Halle's character really had no purpose or real role in the movie other then being fit and beautiful. Yes, Halle got a $2.5 million dollar cheque for movie but making out with John Travolta I mean yuck.

Orville

I hope you review Losing Isaiah, and Dorothy Dandridge honestly I think those two films are perhaps Halle's strongest performances. Also "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was good too. I have to admit I see a "theme" in these reviews that relates to my Women's Studies courses. The Black Actor thank you for highlighting the issue of black female sexuality and blackwomanhood on this blog. This is a wonderful thought provoking series.

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@ Jazzyphile

LMAO. :) That's cool -- if she were marketing herself as a porn actress or nude model but if she say she be an actress, then...

@ Orville

You say, "I wonder if she cares the damaging stereotypes she is pushing into society? Black women got it hard enough without Halle Berry playing a slut in this movie."

I doubt if she gives a sh*t about that.

Thank you for the kind words, Orville. And yes, I will be discussing those films. Halle Berry has a large body of work and Ima get to all her stuff (or the vast majority of it, anyway). We will talk about her "good" performances.

LOL @ Yuck, John Travolta. :)

THE OBENSON REPORT

Guess I'll have to rent Swordfish and watch it again. I did see it when it was released, but I can't even remember what they hell it was about. Aside from Halle's "revealing" scene, what else was there to anticipate? Ha! Actually, maybe I'll see if I can get it for free on Limewire!

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