Saturday, January 24, 2009

It Was All A Dream

BRAVO!!! Notorious is by far one of the best rapper biography films I have seen in a long time. The production was superb. Kevin Ladson, the prop manger, nailed every detail from the phones to the magazine covers. The wordrobe and costume department had all the old coogi sweaters and leather jerseys you could think of. Everything came togehter to give you the ambiance of standing next to Big in Brooklyn in the 90's.
An outstanding job by Jamal Woolard who plays Biggie in the movie. Before the movie came out 
my friend Winston said, "Who ever is going to play the role of Big has all of Brooklyn on his back. Either he's going to be great and get nothing but love or it's going to be all bad." Well, I dont think Jamal has anything to worry about after such a spot on performance. Then there is Naturi Naughton who plays Lil' Kim. Although, there are many who are disgruntaled by her potrayl 
of the "Queen B," I believe she did a fantastic job for such a risky role as her first major film apperance (what a long way from 3LW). Last but not least, is Derek Luke who plays Diddy. I was a little skeptical at first when watching the previews, but seeing him on screne was a different experience. Derek Luke can now say he is the best Diddy impersionator ever. Seeing him dance around the stage and 
deliever such lines as "Drop me in the forest and im coming out with two furs and 5 pounds bigger," only thing that could make his character more complete is hearing him say "Take that, take that, take that, it's bad boy" just one time. 

Outstanding Performance Goes To?
Derek Luke for Diddy
Jamal Woolard for Big
Naturi Naughton for Lil Kim
Antonique Smith for Faith Evans
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Diddy Blogg: Making Notorious 
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Cast & Crew




Dressing Biggie and Faith


Mrs. Wallace

Vibe Photo Shoot

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Weekend Picks


Another project from Diddy in association with MTV. This project has the potential to be a great film if executed right. I'm hoping that this cast of breakthrough actors along with a few veterans will be able to rise above and not let this movie become just another sub par rapper bio flick.

My Bloody Valentine 3D

For those who don't know, I am really into horror films right now. Recently they have been the only films to provide captivating plots and unexpected twist, minus the cliche collection of idiotic mistakes by the characters. Therefore, when I found out about this movie I was super GEEKED. Not only because it was a horror flick, but because it is in 3D!!! This is going to be an experience that you will not soon forget. Imagine if you saw Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 3D when it came out, and you thought you couldn't sleep before!

Maybe even yellow, in the sun but not white.......

Disowning Claire Trailer from ac abbott on Vimeo.

I found this this morning on another one of my favorite blogs ( shout out to the TSS Crew). It looks like an interesting twist on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner from our generations perspective, highlighting the racial divide that still plagues the American culture. I'm going to do some research and see what else I can find from AC Abbott along with the full video. Stay tuned 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

80's Baby Box Office

All those born or that grew up in the 80's, do you look around feeling as if you are the big kid of the neighborhood that all the little kids try imitate?  For most of you young cluckers, being an 80's Baby is some sort of a new phenoma or fashion statement. However, for a select few of us we are blessed to be the ginuwine article. So while everyone is running to the mall to get the latest vintage wear, we just reach in the closet, dust off a few articles of clothing and watch the rest of you go nuts when we arrive. This post is dedicated to all my real 80's Babies as we take a trip "Back to the Future" to look at a few movies you may have forgotten about. 

Beverly Hills Cop

1984 started the comical accounts of Alex Foley, a Detroit detective, helping out in the investigation of his friend's death thousands of miles out of his jurisdiction in Beverly Hills California. 

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

ET...........Phone home (no Wayne is not the originator sorry). No one can forget seeing Elliot take off on his bike and fly pass the moon as he tries to save E.T from the police. 


While everyone is still in awe of Heath Ledgers performance as joker, let's not forget the original Joker, Mr. Anger Management himself Jack Nicholson. Don't get me wrong, Dark Knight (link to best of 08) is phenomenal movie and Heath Ledger gave an impeccable performance. But hands down Jack takes the cake! (Who do you think was the best? Vote for your favorite Joker, right under the subscribe on the right side of the page)

The Breakfast Club 

Who thought detention could ever be this fun. Five misfits serving Saturday detention in the school library, what possible trouble could they get into? Obviously you have no idea who you are dealing with.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Yo can not convince me that you wouldn't enjoy having the ability to step into a phone booth and go where ever you please. For those of you who don't know, think of Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott staring in Jumper, but using a telephone booth to travel through time. Trust me, you are in for one totally awesome adventure.

Back to the Future

"Good morning, look at the valedictorian
scared of the future, as I hop in the Deleroean"
Good Morning by Kanye West

Had no idea what Mr. West was referencing did you? Watch as Marty McFly and Doc Brown race through time in one of the Flyist cars know to man, in the 80's take on the Time Machine. I wish I had a car like that for my first car.

Risky Business

Parents away for the weekend, house to yourself, and enough grocery money to last you a month mmmmmmm.............what to do? All I can say is Tom Cruise might have been spending to much time with Snoop and Dujan Won.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Seed

Check out the new add campaign from our buddies Adobe..........what would a film makers life be like with out you guys.

This Weekends Box Office Results

  1. Marley & Me
  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  3. Valkyrie
  4. Yes Man
  5. Bedtime Stories
  6. Seven Pounds
  7. Twilight
  8. Doubt
  9. The Tales of Despereaux
  10. Slumdog Millionaire

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome to Eye Wonder

"Its been a long time coming," word to Sam Cooke, trust by the time you are reading this it will have been changed who knows how many times, but here we are. Welcome to Eye Wonder, where the eye tells the story. I'm Hollywood (as my friends call me), an aspiring (for now) director and producer. My goal is to one day match if not exceed more sales as a director than Tim Story, be able to have the vision of Spike Lee, and the longevity of Clint Eastwood.

This blog is an insight to my journey as a film maker. As we all know in order to be a master of your craft, you must study and know your craft as much as you can. Eye Wonder Films is my craft, my brain child, meant to help me learn and in doing so spread the knowledge. What good is knowledge if you keep it to yourself. Therefore, here you will be able to find lively reviews of movies in the theater and on DVD. For fellow aspiring film makers, I will be posting how to guides on making film equipment on a budget (God knows nobody has any money or funding with the state our economy is in) and other essential tools to help you reach your goals as a film maker. Also, if you are a film maker feel free to send me your work. I will be featuring aspiring film makers and their work from all sectors of the movie creation process. Lastly, as opportunities present themselves, I will post interviews with people within the Television and Film Industry.

My vision for this blog is to create a medium where aspiring film makers can gain exposure. A medium where when you are sitting at home on a Friday night or have a "hot" date and you are thinking to your self "what movie should I see?" you will visit Eye Wonder to get an idea of what movie to see in the theaters or rent from block buster. A medium where knowledge is shared and exchanged. All in all ENJOY and SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS (feedback is always a good thing). Thank you for visiting but like any good director you must know when to yell "CUT."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Do you know where your man is?

I found this movie in a friends collection when I was going out of my mind not having cable. Had never heard of it before, but the cover looked interesting and I figured it would be something new to see. The movie turned out to be very interesting. A crazy plot about a middle class family who moves from Atlanta to Philadelphia when the father receives a job promotion. It is when they arrive in the city of brotherly love that things become interesting. With the mother clinging to her faith trying to hold her family together while friendships and relationships are put to the test.

This movie is a great conversational piece, dealing with many different subject matters such as faith, substance abuse, infidelity, and STDs. Therefore, I'm want everyone to find a copy this week and watch it. Next week I will post a few follow up post pertaining to different aspects of the movie. But I want to give you a chance to see it before I start giving away most of the movie.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Greats of '08

Since we have just entered the New Year I want to take time to pay homage to the Greats of 08...........

Top 3 Movies of 08

1. Batman Dark Knight

2. Iron Man

3. Wanted

Worst Flix of 08

The Happening

Best Chic Flix

Sex In the City

Baddest Villain

The Joker

Sexiest Villain

Angelina Jolie

Best Comedy

Tropic Thunder


Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne
Sometimes an accident can be an unhappy womans best friend. Check out this interesting classic on dvd.