Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pooty - WHO?

I have always loved movies. I used to watch action movies with my dad as a kid and particularly loved movies that were wild and crazy. My mom had to stand in front of the television set just to get my attention half the time because I would focus so much that every other unnecessary sound was blocked out.

Unfortunately, I am still like this. But now instead of the odd action movie, I have fallen in love with films that are weird in nature or have a really disturbing twist. I know, it seems strange but that's what I like.

Anyway, I have listed my favourite movies on a few occasions and a few stand out. I loved "Something about Mary" the first time I watched it, and thought nothing could beat it. Then there were films like "Unbreakable" and " The sixth sense" that had twists that had me licking the floor with my jaw. But there were two films, films that were unlike any other ever made. Films that had me captivated from the first scene, the kind you know you will never find again.

Malice: A film that came out when I was only 7 years old, but still is one of the best films I have ever seen. I love a film that leads you to believe one thing, and then changes things up on you. There is nothing like finding out that the perfect husband and wife were actually a farce, and that the life they lived was planned down to the separation. The film is really long, and you have to have the patience to get through the  first 45 min or so, but once you get past those few minutes, riveting stuff start to happen. I don't want to give to much away for those who have not seen it, but the twists are what make it such a captivating film to watch and they definitely don't leave me disappointed.

But the point of writing this was not to tell you about Malice at all. I wanted to talk about the film that I not only once had memorized, but I still have in my current memory. ( maybe that's why my memory is so bad ). A film that I went out of my way to buy,  no not on DVD, but on VHS.

When I was in High school, we were the last of the people I knew to get DSTV (Digital Satellite Television). All I used to look out for were new music video's on MTV and movies. One day I came across a film created by Chris Rock, and I was drawn in by its strange humor.
"Pootie Tang" is my top most favourite films EVER!!! Its not because of the twists or even the genius hilarity of the film. I love it for the sheer weirdness. I mean where have you ever met a guy who has his own language, that people actually understand (WADATA MY DAMIES) who women cannot get enough of. He is the coolest guy I have EVER seen. The way he pules that belt from his waist to teach the bad guys a lesson, is just beyond heroic. One of the best scenes is when he does a duet with Missy Elliot, Hellooo, he sings with Missy and she melts over him too. The great thing is, he is a guy of integrity and wants to change the lives of the TIPY TIES children for the better.  I have never and probably will never find a film that captured me as much as Pootie Tang has. I still don't understand why the video store guy was in such rush to get rid of the video. I mean it is a classic, it was probably the only film we say Wanda Sykes wearing Hot Shorts!! She is a Cold Tony....My Damie.

If you haven't seen it, go get it...YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!! I think....

This Post was inspired my Mama Kat's writers Workshop - Prompt no 3.

What was it about that movie? Describe A movie you once had memorized.





9 comments:

Holly said...

Weird can be good! LOL!! The one I chose is pretty corny, but I LOVE it!! Hehehe!!

Tanya said...

Clearly we are kindred spirits, we keep choosing the same prompts! I have seen this movie and it is funny. I love Wanda Sykes!! And I agree with Holly, weird can be good.
Have a great day-

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I'll have to look for this on Netflix - I'm always looking for a new language so I can say things that my son doesn't understand...lol

ournextchapters.com said...

I cannot say I've seen this... but like June above.... I'm going to have to check it out on Netflix...

ournextchapters.com said...

I cannot say I've seen this... but like June above.... I'm going to have to check it out on Netflix...

theworkinghousewife said...

I've never seen either of those movies, but I'm definitely going to try and find them someplace.. haha. :) Stopped in from Mama Kat's

Stef said...

I memorized a lot of "The Sound of Music" and "West Side Story"
My dad was an English teacher and loved music. That is what I was stuck with.

Fickle Cattle said...

I love Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense! I haven't actually seen the other films except for Malice, but I don't even remember the plot. Regarding the first two movies I mentioned, I hate how M. Night just seemed to crash and burn lately. He used to be sooo good.

Will check out the other films you mentioned. Thanks!

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eof777 said...

I never saw those movies either but you had me laughing with the photos... Should look into renting a few.
I wrote on My Dream Home... was a lot of un.
Best,
Elizabeth