Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies EVER. It probably sparked my love of musicals and I have seen it more times than I can count. I know the words to all the songs and my love of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is deep. Dame Julie’s voice sounds like unicorns cried [...]

dear white people 2

Chile, I’ve been excited about the movie Dear White People since I first heard about it. Created by young Black people (writer and director Justin Simien, producer Lena Waithe) and giving in-your-face commentary on racial dynamics in the United States. Looking around right now at what’s happening in Ferguson, you can see that we have so [...]


This past weekend, I went and watched Maleficent, which I’ve been excited to see since I saw the previews. I didn’t even try to act like I was going with one of the babies I love. I am perfectly overgrown and I am ok with it. Starring Angelina Jolie as the vivacious villain, Disney’s Maleficent is [...]

#BlackBiopics Twitter

New pictures of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in the unauthorized biography just got released and folks are mad all over again at the ridiculousness of that casting choice. I’ve already blogged about why Zoe playing Nina was a terrible choice. Of ALLLLL actresses that could have played Nina, they went with Zoe and chose [...]


When I think of The Best Man, I remember the golden age of Black Hollywood. The 90s were awesome for diversity in entertainment (music, TV and movies). The film was part of a decade-long cluster of great coming-of-age stories that was BY US, FOR US but still relatable to everyone. So when I heard that [...]

Columbia House DVDs

I was minding your own business (O__o) when I got an email with the subject “The New Columbia House Site Is Here!” I thought I fell into a space-time continuum and landed in 2003. I was like “Harpo, WHO DIS WOMAN?!?” THEY STILL EXIST?!? Well damb! Talk about throwback Tuesday! Also, the fact that I [...]