Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We Have Moved

We have moved to

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blog Update

Peace and Blessings Soul of Cinema Brothas and Sistas!

I know some of you are wondering why the blog has not been updated. Well, I have to admit that I had some trouble updating the page, plus we have had such a great response on facebook that we decided to explore other options. So, now, we are creating a webpage instead of using the blog page that will be much easier to manage. I do apologize for not posting an update on the status of the blog page. When we have the webpage up, we will definitely let you know. Until, then, any questions or comments can be posted on our facebook group page or you can send us an email at Thank you for your understanding and I hope to see you at our next event.

Love, Peace and Soooouuul of Cinema!
TamaRa Nzadi

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

First meeting of 2010!

Ok Soul of Cinema Brothas and Sistas! Here we go with our first meeting of the year!

The Featured Film for the month of January is.....

Hollywood Shuffle

directed by Robert Townsend

Where: Highland Mills Cafe 2909 North Davidson St., Charlotte, NC

When: January 9, 2010

Time: 5:30 pm (Please note the new time!)

Come on out and join the fun with a free movie and a delicious dinner along with good conversation and good friends!

Check out the movie clip!

OMGosh! Check this one out!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Soul of Cinema Family

My Soul of Cinema Family,

2oo9 is coming to a close and I just want to tell all of our Soul of Cinema Movie Review family....THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We have had some very good times this year. From our very first meeting in my home watching the movie Cover to eating fried fish and greens at Sadie's listening to the soulful poetic lyrics to For Colored Girls to ending this year at the Highland Mills Cafe watching This Christmas. And we brought the house down!

When Soul of Cinema was just an idea in my head I had no idea that the people who supported this idea so would touch my heart. You guys have been my support and my inspiration and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And to top it all off, one of our members, Charles Rorie, put together this video of our last meeting. He told me that he wanted the world to see us through his eyes. And he felt that the song, Lioness on the Rise, was appropriate to describe the ladies in the group. I certainly agree! This video brought tears to my eyes. I saw us smiling and beautiful. And these pictures take me back to memories to previous meetings and I can't stop smiling. Thank you Charles for your creative appreciation. There is no other like you, believe that!

And there is no better group of people in this world than my Soul of Cinema family. And you better believe that too! I hope you enjoy the video and if you like it please post a comment!

Love, Peace and Sooouuul of Cinema,

TamaRa Nzadi

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Movie for the month of December

Jazz in the Diamond District

starring Wood Harris and Clifton Powell

Join us for our last meeting of 2009
Where: Highland Mills Cafe
2909 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Time: 6pm
Free movie, delicious food and great conversation!
Come do something out of the ordinary!
This event will take us out of 2009 and into 2010!
We will have:
* A live performance by our songstress Soul of Cinema Sista Kim Fraizer!
* Free dvd and movie give-aways!
* and a Toys for Tots Tree for donations!
About the Movie!
When Jasmine Jazz Morgan (introducing Monique Cameron) loses her mother to a long-time battle with lung cancer, she can only focus on one thing pursuing her dream of becoming a famous singer. Ignoring the wishes of her father, Blair Morgan (Clifton Powell, RAY), a strict doctor who prefers that she return to college, Jazz spends the summer entrenched in the hyper-sexualized, drug-influenced Washington, D.C., music scene, dragging along her naive younger sister, Leah (introducing Erica Chamblee).One night, after an impromptu audition, Jazz is invited to join a local Go-go band (music by Likeblood Entertainment, Uncalled 4 Experience) that is managed by a laid back barber, Gabe (Wood Harris, REMEMBER THE TITANS) and supported with drug money provided by the lead MC, Flight (introducing Andre' Strong). With ease, she falls in line with the band and in love with the stage and together they reach new heights of popularity. But just as quickly as her success builds so does the pressure and Jazz recklessly tries to maintain control.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Movie Review for Precious



starring Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, MO'Nique, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey.

directed by Lee Daniels

with executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry
This film is based on the novel Push written by African-American author, Sapphire. This is an emotionally gripping story of a young black teenage girl living in Harlem. She has been abused in more ways one could imagine by the very people who were suppose to love and take care of her. Her life is hard, however, she finds solace in a program that is geared to help troubled teen girls finish school and find a new direction in life. This young girl soon finds, from her teacher, classmates, social workers and others around her, that there are people who love and care about her and through it all she finds enough to love herself and her children.
This movie is a tear jerker. I mean, enough to jerk the eyeballs out the socket! I could sit here and type all night about this film and I still would not express everything this movie made me feel. This is a straight no chaser kind of film. Gabourey Sidibe is wonderful! She played her character very well. It was believable. Every aspect of this film was believable. Though, the subject matter was hard to digest, it tells a story of many young girls. Girls who suffer and continue to suffer physical, sexual and emotional abuse. I'm not mad at all about it.
There was no glamour in this film. No make-up or Maybeline! Never saw Mariah look that "plain Jane" before! Although, Paula Patton needed no make-up and I'm sure her hubby Robin Thicke is not complaining! MO'Nique! She played the crazy, emotionally umbalanced, bitter mother. She did her thing! As a matter of fact, everytime I saw her on the screen she made my stomach hurt!
This film will take you through every emotion imaginable. Even though this is a serious drama, there are some light-hearted moments that will make you chuckle and laugh. Plus, Lenny Kravitz made me want to get back into nursing sick people! Lee Daniels brought the same fire as he brought to Monster's Ball, which earned Halle Barry an Oscar win! Maybe, there's another one here? I don't know but his directing in this film was phenomenal! I loved it. I am already planning to see it a second time.
If you have seen this movie, tell us what you think! Post your comment.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Movie Review for November

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned


If you have ever been incarcerated and was faced with the challenges of creating a new life in the free world then you would understand the plight of Socrates Fortlow (Lawrence Fishburne). Always Outnumbered is a film adaptation of the novel by the same title by Walter Mosely.

Socrates plays judge and jury as he protects his community and fights social and economic prejudice as an ex-con and also finds himself worthy of being loved by a beautiful woman (Natalie Cole). Other talented actors in this film are, Cicely Tyson, Bill Nun (Radio Raheem from School Daze), Issiah Washington (Dr. Preston Burke from Grey's Anatomy), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle and Flow) and the ever so smooth, Bill Duke. Um, um, um. This has got to be one of the best dramatic films I have seen of Lawrence Fishburne.

Come on out and enjoy the fun!

When: Saturday, November 7, 2009

Where: Highland Mills Cafe

2909 N Davidson St, Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28205

Time: 6pm

Come out and enjoy a free movie, delicious food, engaging conversations and a chance to win free a pair of movie tickets! The movie will start promptly at 6:30, so please arrive early so you can get a good seat and order your dinner. If you have questions about the event please contact me, TamaRa Nzadi at 704-281-4477 or email me at