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Growing up movie style

I went to the cinema last night to watch sex and the city. Like every other girl, her sister and her dog I was a huge fan of the show, but I went in with pretty low expectations. For me there were a few moments of cringe worthy cheese (but I find even when I watch the show back now that happens), but generally a really pleasantly surprising movie on much loved characters. I cried and loved every minute of the film, I know i'm a bitch for chick flicks. The cinema was pretty evenly split between groups of girls dressed up like they were going to a party, girls with guys they had obviously dragged out as the unfortunate boyfriend, and groups of guys - (sexual preference unknown). Saw the trailer for Adulthood out June 20th...

Six years after KiDULTHOOD comes AdULTHOOD



16 comments:

saa said...

SINK ...with 10 anchors attached!

Anonymous said...

Why you hating? I enjoyed the first one and the second one looks sure not to disappoint.

As an inner city london black boy i'm all for this film. fuck getting upset, its real life. 15 year old girl just got stabbed up today around waterloo, this shit aint just for reaction.

Anonymous said...

nah i fink it'll do gd cuz look how good kidulthood was on such a small budget.. nd it was d realest of those kinda movies i've seen... inner city london gyal so.. i can relate.

Tarns' said...

west 10 LDN has made me noel clark phobic now... i care not for anything else he brings to the table.

sink with 20 anchors attatched!

SPECKS said...

i was attempting to leave my opinion out for a minute...

but im with tarns on this one. maybe not the 20 anchors bit, but noel clark makes me wonder in a big way....

SPECKS said...

i'll most definitely give it a watch though

The Almanac said...

i think it will float.

I can understand why people don't like it, BUT its a well made film that is semi-accurate. a lot people can relate to what happens in kidulthood, and they will probably be able to relate again in this film, however by the looks of that trailer, a lot less! i dont know anyone involved with eastern european gangs.

playa said...

FUCK THIS SHIT!

Why is there always only one sort of inner city kid represented in london movies.

Im tired of the you get me girls, and yeah blood boys.

There is more to london then that shit hence the importance of what ATCN and reg are doing!

What happened to being intelegent, articulate, AND from the city?

Big up spike lee on the zero fear choice of representing all types of city kids!

ONCE AGAIN IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

FUCK THAT!

Anonymous said...

fuck you all man.

yes reg yates is the man. hes been the black boy on tv from my ends as i grew up an I got love for him for that. He is a positive brother and so am I... but you high horse fuckers can't ignore there is another side.

spike got slated for ignoring violence and drugs in do the right thing, then slated for including it in clockers. you cant win.

yes I am a brother who is at university, I am also a brother who has a brother in jail for a long time. and yeah my mother cries every single day. this aint a romantic depiction of city life, its real. reg yates is the romantic depiction, and big up for that. both sides are needed. maybe you guys haven't lived it, haven't seen it. if this film scares a couple youths, and im talking 12-13 years of age then job well done.

im not ignorant, im educated. but my mother has boys on both sides and it makes me see both worlds different.

shout out to atcn on the huey p newton look, reg you and your tribe are doing things right. you put together a nice team. and big up specks reppin the intelligence.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say, can everybody else please join in on this one. Its actually important. Lets discuss this issue like grown ups. I'm interested to hear your guys responses.

Anonymous said...

How boring would a film be about polite, educated young inner city kids that go to YoYo's/listen to 90's music/ go to university be.?

Also not at all reflective of the majority of London's young population.? Who are generally what you call 'Get me girls' and 'yeh blodd boys'like it or not.

I will reserve jugdement til I 've seen it but Kidulthood was realsitic to a point, apart from the boxfresh (sponsored) clothes!

Another point made: European gangs have been largely responsible for bringing guns into London, so one way or another we are all invloved.

I think its all so easy to hate on people like Noel Clarke.

NO-BIZZI said...

Really good points made and thanks so much for the big ups people.

In terms of me representing the romantic side of London life i disagree but i don't expect everyone to know my history or where im actually from and i never have been one to shout from the rooftops my misfortunes hence me being judged on my work and achievements.

With that in mind i think its really important that both positve and negitive young "city kids" get a chance to be seen as at this time the reality of London is not a pretty one but on the flip side giving the next generation some one and some thing to look up to is a real rarity.

Why cant we have sucess stories like Oaprah or Obama?

i really don't think we will until there are less negative portrayals and more positive...

call me romantic

but it can happen

Biz

SPECKS said...

I knew this topic would bring heated responses on both sides, which is why I just posed a couple of simple questions. And some very valid points have been made… all I’ll add is that the quest to represent an entire group via one persons point of view is relatively futile one. Nobody will succeed in keeping everybody happy at once. My small criticism of Noel Clark lies on the notion that some of his portrayals of our very peers seems to be for entertainments sake only, and in my opinion the so called ‘negative’ portrayals need to have some kind of silver lining, however small…

The Spike Lee comment was completely on point. Even more so is his career; he’s continued to make the films, the statements and political moves as and when he feels necessary. Criticism levelled his way is solely misunderstanding what he does and underestimating how hard it is to represent black men to a wide audience, even more difficult – to ‘represent’ as a black man himself. But that’s a whole other issue…

All you can do is represent yourself the way you want to be represented… in the end...

positive moves will come out on top.

That is exactly what Reg and ATCN are doing.

Anonymous said...

yes yes to the responses people. big ups and thanks.

now we tackle borough-ism. BITCH

Anonymous said...

Oh and bizzi and speck both so on point. moving on up with positive moves. I'll be chatting ATCN on road.

Anonymous said...

Okay...
I reckon Kidulthood was a huuuge film, realistic, had great actors...it was good! I'm not 'G' or anything, but I could too relate to it. SO yeah, its SWIM! (and West 10 LDN was a great programme- I think Noel clarkes an amazing writer/actor!)

About all the negative portrayals, yes there are obviously haters out there...but then again its with every culture not just Black. But I get where your comments coming from, cus theres been soooo much research into negative subculutures of Black Youths, which I believe to be a bad thing, as some people take the media as it is and once they see one negative story they believe that everyone is like that, and so the labelling begins. You know what, check this article I wrote if you can-

http://www.lovemusichateracism.com/magazine/2008/02/23/bashys-black-boys/

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/generationwhy/yoursay/articles/yoursay273.htm

:)

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