Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Def by Temptation

Not many black horror films made over the years. Help me out here: Blacula, Abby, maybe J.D.'s Revenge, Bones, Tales from the Hood. Beyond that, I'm struggling to think of more.

Ah yes--Def By Temptation, released 20 years ago this month. It starred Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn and James Bond III as a trio trying to keep a sexy succubus from killing the men of NYC. Bond directed and wrote the film.

I haven't seen it since 1990 and probably should watch it again, but I remember it being a not-at-all bad flick, despite the pretty low production budget. The idea of a sexy black woman as the "monster" in a horror movie seemed pretty cool at the time. And the hot actress who played her, Cynthia Bond--well, let's say if I were in that movie, she woulda ended up killing me, too.

Looking at the movie's details on imdb.com, the cast includes singer Freddie Jackson, Najee--remember his jam "Betcha Don't Know"--a pre-fame Samuel L. Jackson, Melba Moore, John Canada Terrell (the playboy character from She's Gotta Have It and Starleana Young (!) who my old skool R&B fans will remember co-wrote sang the female second lead for Slave and wrote the group's smash "Just a Touch of Love."

Ok, searching netflix this week.


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NBA/快艇傳導太弱 雷納德想補好控球
快艇隊上季在24秒的傳球率在聯盟排倒數,當家球星雷納德(Kawhi Leonard)就希望球團能再補強控球後衛,補強團體戰力。
快艇雙星雷納德和喬治(Paul George)都有優秀單打能力,團隊傳導不多不讓人意外,先發後衛貝佛利(Patrick Beverley)以防守見長,替補後衛威廉斯(Lou Williams)也以進攻為主,球隊助攻榜首位是雷納德的5.5次。
《ESPN》球評史密斯(Stephen A. Smith)直言,快艇決定決要一名控球後衛,雷納德私下也有同樣想法,並非他想和貝佛利分道揚鑣,但貝佛利主要是防守「大鎖」,185公分的身高也不占優勢,球隊需要一個可以帶動團隊攻勢且有外圍能力的後衛。