Alright, alright, alriiiiiiggggght, we get it, Tyler is makin’ paper, but there are still black movies being made by other folks too!
Nowadays it is almost a forgone conclusion that if we see a trailer for a film with more than 3 black folks in it, then Tyler Perry more than likely had something to do with it. However, this year, there are many films coming out with black casts, minority casts, or a handful of black faces that the movie mogul has not put his hands on.
Flip the following pages and see some of the great (and not-so-great) movies that are coming out this year that star “our people”
Will Smith and Jaden Smith
This one is directed by M. Night Shyamalan (but we won’t hold that against them), and although very few details are available the story is about a father and son who have crash-landed on a deserted Earth after some cataclysmic event. The movie is set to release in 2013
The Blind Bastard Club
This ensemble cast includes Rosario Dawson and Lenny Kravitz and is based on a group of blind people that live a reckless lifestyle on the edge. Coming to theaters later this year.
From The Rough
Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clarke Duncan
A successful women’s swim team coach attempts to bring new life to an eclectic men’s golf team, hitting the silver screen this year.
The Boy Who Smells Like Fish
At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving… For one, Mica’s house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided tours to aging Garibai fans. But stranger still, Mica smells. He smells like fish. Numerous doctors, his life-long therapist and even his own parents are at a loss. No one wants to be Mica’s friend. Girls won’t talk to him. His life appears pointless, uneventful, doomed. That is, until Laura walks into it.
Note To Self
Christian Keyes and Clifton Powell
Not much info available on this upcoming films starring Christian Keyes for the ladies’ eye-candy, and the fellas favorite isht-talker Clifton Powell. iMDb describes this film as:
A “Coming of Age” Film in the Vein of “Love and Basketball” meets “Good Will Hunting”
Chris Brown and Laz Alonzo
Best believe there will be plenty of rug-cutting in this hip-hop dance flick starring Breezy and Laz Alonzo. The plot is based around an American B-Boy crew heads to France to compete in an international dance championship.
Stacey Dash, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Jason Weaver, Tatyana Ali, Persia White, Terrell Owens, and Wesley Jonathan
Peep the trailer below…
Wesley Jonathan, Faizon Love and Emilio Rivera
Meet Bud Howard, an endearing yet unemployed lazy slacker who lives with his mother Mary Jane and younger sister Divine in a quiet neighborhood in Baldwin Hills, California. Bud spends his days day getting high and day dreaming about designing his own wildly successful comic book series. His partners in crime are his best buddies; Jpeezy, Ooley and Pretty Tony, a handful of equally unmotivated characters. Their daily ritual of getting high and reading comic books is put on steriods when the gang finds a huge pile of weed. They can’t believe their dumb luck!. What the foursome learn quickly is that they have unknowingly smoked the stash of the local gang leader and he isn’t pleased. As the weed supply in their area hits an unexpected recession, Bud and his friends look to create some kind of replacement stash and in a hilarious turn of events they accidentally create a “super weed” which puts them right in the cross hairs the local gang. At the same time, the local gang leader believes Bud is romancing his girl, and wants him dead. Bud and his friends go on a wild ride in an effort to save their weed, and their lives!!
The movie follows the life of William “Woody” Watson, played by Michael Rainey, Jr., a 13-year-old in search of a family and better life. The emcee will play the role of Woody’s ex-con uncle Vincent. Woody will look to his uncle as a father figure, who hopes to lead a legitimate life but finds trouble doing so.
“Vincent is a uniquely conflicted character,” said Common in a press release. “I found an appeal in his desire to move past his failures and onto the right track, and the challenges that presents.”
Common will also serve as one of the film’s producers. Production begins this week. Also starring in the film are Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Megan Good, Michael K. Williams, Lonette McKee, Tracey Heggins and Marz Lovejoy.
Chris Brown, Lance Gross, Nicole Ari Parker, Allen Payne, Regina Hall, Sherri Shepherd
Brown will play a standout high school basketball player who goes pro as the press discovers he’s the illegitimate son of an aging NBA star. Father and son head for a collision course as their teams meet in the NBA playoffs.