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Blackout June 4, 2008

Posted by Ashley in movie reviews.
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Of Course, the movie every woman who loves Manolo’s was waiting to see was Sex and the City. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get to the movie theatre this weekend, so I did not get to see it. (I know, I Know, I’m sobbing now, LOL. But this weekend, I’m all about Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha!!!!). However, one movie I did see this weekend was Blackout. Well, I saw it a couple weeks before, but I had to see it again, its that good. Blackout is an dramatization on the actual blackout of most of the east cost in August 2003. Remember the infamous blackout, where the Northeast, parts of Canada and the MidWest endured a power outage that lasted about a day and a half.

The movie has a few main characters with great story lines that’ll keep you glued to the tv: 1) Fatima (Susan Kelechi Watson), is so in love with her man, however he’s no angel, Watch to see the way they 2) C.J. ( Michael B. Jordan) is the do-gooder type, he’s a senior in high school who’s planning on going to Penn State in the fall and is an overall nice guy, but his best-friend Tyrone (Robert Brickie-Tate) isn’t following in the same path and is leaning more towards gang life. It’s a definite surprise to see how their friendship works out towards the end. 3) Claudine (Zoe Saldana) is a writer at Uptown Magazine, but is having financial troubles, providing for herself and her boyfriend James (Sean Blakemore). James seems to be experiencing depression and anxiety due to witnessing the September 11th attacks while working in NYC. This has affected their relationship negatively, and coping with the blackout together does influence where they stand with each other. 

Its been played on BET a couple of times, and is available on line to purchase. To be honest, I heard about Blackout before, but the preview on BET made it seem like  those certain kind of movies I rarely watch. But within the first 10 minutes, I was hooked. If you want to be hooked yourself, check out the video above this post, “Meet Team Blackout” as well as the trailer.

P.S., If you liked Blackout, On The Outs, another independent drama, is another movie you should check out.



1. ananda - June 12, 2008

tyou for the recommendation.

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