*”It’s a great movie. A beautiful love story about family and following your dreams!”
The film centers around Elijah (Mamoudou Athie) who has dreams of becoming a master sommelier (a trained wine professional), but his dream doesn’t sit well with his father, Louis (Courtney B. Vance). Dad doesn’t take his son’s career path seriously and struggles with the fact Elijah is rejecting the idea of taking over the family business. Most of the time it’s hard for a parent to except their child has a different path than what they planned for them, it becomes even more difficult when its something that seems out of reach.
“Uncorked” will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions as you root for Elijah and get frustrated with Louis, or relate to him and his reaction towards his son.
“My father was my hero,” said Vance. “So I really identified with Louis. And Elijah. I think that’s what’s so important for the story, that you’re able to cheer for and understand everyone’s perspective. If a script is written well and there’s incredible tension in this story you want to cheer for them all to succeed,” shared the vertan actor.
When asked how he would handle this situation as a parent, the Detroit native explained he has taught his children the power of learning and education. And feels if he focuses on the love of learning, his children will have a safe place to learn and express themselves. Then once he’s done he can feel confident about their choices in life. The Primetime Emmy Award winner also spoke about how the succeeding generation should have more options, options the past generations never dreamed of pursuing.
“Uncorked” takes place in Memphis, TN at Louis’ BBQ restaurant that has been in the family for generations. The film uses a unique way to show the often unseen relationship between father and son in the black community.
Vance spoke on the stereotype of the father not being shown or non-black characters in a film assuming the black character is fatherless. But in this film, we see the growth and ups and downs of their relationship. From moments of not speaking to coming to a place where they best understand each other. The 60-year-old also mentioned that sometimes families don’t get to that turning point and the relationship remains broken.
Athie’s portrayal of Elijah trying to balance being true to himself and his dreams while trying not to disappoint his father was just what director Prentice Penny was looking for. Vance and Athie’s chemistry as father and son comes across so naturally, as your watching this you will become connected to their story. The casting as a whole gives you that feeling. Becoming a Sommelier is extremely difficult, and the film shows Elijah going through that difficult process while still dealing with his family drama. Unfortunately, he experiences a tragedy that distracts him from school but unexpectedly brings him closer to his father.
Why should you add this to your watch list? Because Courtney B. Vance said so…
“It’s a great movie. A beautiful love story about family and following your dreams.”
“Uncorked” a Netflix Original is now streaming on Netflix.
Lakers Re-sign LeBron James and Anthony Davis / VIDEO
*Los Angeles Lakers fans are too thrilled these days because the chances of winning another championship in 2021 just got better. If you haven’t heard, the team announced on Thursday that they have officially re-signed both LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
First up was James’ deal. He inked a two-year, $85 million contract through the 2022-23 season on Wednesday. The extension will take him into his age 39/40 season, but because he’s LeBron James his age doesn’t matter. He’s still performing at an extremely high level.
“LeBron James is a transcendent basketball player and human being,” said vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka in a press release. “LeBron put his trust in the Lakers in 2018, and now this contract extension paves the way for LeBron to further solidify his legacy as an all-time Lakers great. We could not be more honored by this commitment.”
Now, let’s talk about AD, Anthony Davis. He was a free agent this off-season, but he signed his new deal with the Lakers only hours after James on Thursday morning, opting for a five-year contract worth up to $190 million. Many thought the 27-year-old would sign for two years with a player option for the third season, as that would have given him the most flexibility possible and allowed him to re-enter the market for his next deal having just met the criteria (10 years of service) to earn up to 35 per cent of the cap, reports Sportsnet.
“In the Orlando bubble, Anthony Davis proved he is one of the game’s most complete and dominant two-way players,” Pelinka said of the big man. “Now, Lakers fans get to watch AD continue to grow and lead our franchise for years to come. This is truly a blessed moment for Lakers Nation.”
With these deals done, it appears that both players expect to play a good deal (or most) of their respective careers with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lynn Whitfield’s Sewing Lessons Have Paid Off – Check Out Her First Creation [Pics/Video]
*”Greenleaf” actress Lynn Whitfield took to Instagram to show off her newfound sewing skills and her first design. In the video, she says she feels like a kid in a candy store with all the possibilities.
Here’s how she captioned the video:
“I made this skirt In this time of staying in, I’ve been feeling a passion to make things as I see them… as I imagine them… as I design them to be. Maybe in some intimate way, I can shape what my world would look like, feel like, even in the simple exercise of making a holiday skirt.
“In part it’s nostalgic… The women in my family were always preparing for some event, big or small, and they loved it… Mardi Gras, Easter, Christmas… It didn’t need to be expensive but it always had to be beautiful. The women in my family love a good skirt!
“Making my holiday skirt… this felt like something new for me to explore… a hands-on expression of myself through fashion. It was grounding to imagine and design something as I saw it. And I love it… #xoLynnWhitfield”
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Kenya Moore’s Date with Kanye West That Went Left: ‘That Was A Disaster!’ / VIDEO
*If you missed it, earlier this week Kenya Moore was on the “Wendy Williams Show” in the “Hot Seat” Where she revealed an interesting story about what went down after a date with Kanye West.
“I did go out with Kanye once,” Moore told Wendy. “That was a disaster.”
If you’re thinking, “What kind of disaster?” … you’re not alone. She explained that after the date, they went to West’s home, which is when things got well … interesting.
“Somehow we ended up going to his house and there were some very explicit things on TV,” she added. “I was lost. He left me alone wandering around his house and then when I followed the noises, he was watching something on TV that he probably shouldn’t have been.”
Apparently, that was all Miss Kenya needed to see ’cause she said it was time to go ghost.
“So that was my exit,” Moore recalled. “As much as I love him, that was just the craziest thing.”
Wendy’s show is not the only place she’s shared her experience with the rapper. Check out what the “RHOA” star told Access Hollywood in 2013.
“He was really sweet when I met him. He seemed very humble. I thought he was a great guy. It was just friendly, ‘Hey, I want you to hear some music.’ It was all above board. I’m very happy that he’s found love and that (he) and Kim [Kardashian] are having a good relationship.”
Kanye’s actions towards Kenya do seem strange given her attractiveness. So you have to ask what would make him basically end the date without telling her and go watch porn … by himself with her in another room. Is it just him? Hmmm …
In any event, if you’ve followed Kanye West you know he’s admitted to dealing with porn addiction in the past, so hearing of this incident is not all that surprising.
Meanwhile, the rapper, who recently received a Gospel Grammy nomination, has not responded to Moore’s recollection of their date.
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