As not only America, but the world will be zoned into Chapter 7 of “Star Wars” come this Friday, there’s plenty of Funky films to be seen. FOUR NEW FUNKY FLICKS, “STAR WARS” & THE GOLDEN GLOBES “Chi-Raq” hit theaters on December 4th.  A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, it’s set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.  In a nutshell, women take stand and deny their men sex, until the killing stops.


Ever since Spike Lee’s first independent release, “She’s Gotta Have It,” I’ve loved his work.  Chi-Raq is just one among a slew of new films I’m looking forward to seeing when time permits.  It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Wesley Snipes, John Cusack, Teyonah Parris and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.  Tis’ the season when theater releases get tasty, as film studios drop gems for high revenues at the end of the year, and Oscar consideration.  The Golden Globe (GG) nominations were announced this past week.  Among the favorites were “Joy,” which pairs Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper together for the third time, from filmmaker David O. Russell.  Others include “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Carol,” “Trainwreck,” “The Big Short,” “The Hateful Eight” and “The Revenant,” which doesn’t hit theaters until January 8th.



Go here for a full list of GG nominees…

“The Hateful Eight” graces the silver screen on Christmas day in 70mm.  Quentin Tarantino’s 8th major solo directorial effort, it stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, James Remar, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.  A western, sheriff and bounty hunters take shelter during a blizzard, while plotting against one another for the profit of a prisoner.  Alejandro González Iñárritu’s forthcoming release “The Revenant,” tells the true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass in the 1820s, that set out on a path of vengeance against men that left him for dead after being mauled by a bear.  It stars Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio and Domhnall Gleeson.

Originally scheduled for theaters right about now, Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” is now set for May of next year.  It’s also based on actual events, telling the story of Edward Snowden, who currently takes refuge in Russia.  “Snowden” stars Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scott Eastwood and Nicolas Cage.  Lee, Tarantino, Iñárritu and Stone, are among this bloggers favorite filmmakers…  Reference for descriptions and photos 


For the LOVE of FUNKY Flicks


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