November 17, 2011

Thursday Tunes (and a Movie): "Something New" ...and Van Hunt

I had a bit of insomia the other night and tossed and turned. I decided to turn  to the Oxygen network and low and of my fav movies was on: Something New with Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker

Back when I first saw the movie, I wasn't as open to the idea of interracial relationships as I am now. But with maturity comes growth...and for me that growth included a better appreciation for the movie. Sanaa played "Kenya", the main character with tact and beauty. And Simon Baker as "Brian" was hot and steamy. I think my fav scene when he paints her toes...and tells her she needs a little "Color" in her life. *WHEW*! Talk about sexy..........(oh..and that sex up against the foyer scene was hot too).

The irony wasn't lost on me, an English major. The blue-collared (yet college educated) white guy, the "colorless", vanilla guy brings a lot of color to the "boring, vanilla" but professional "colored" girl. True love prevails all..

I also love the song "Seconds of Pleasure" by Van Hunt which was sorta the "love theme" of the movie. Omg..such a sexy song....

I love Van Hunt. A true, funk soul man in his own heart. A little Hendrix. A Little Prince. Almost a baby brother to my love, Lenny Kravitz. ..and def a student of Curtis Mayfield*sigh*..He's so dope it'll make you an addict!

(This song is the absolute TRUTH)

I think "Something New" maybe be in my Top 10 Fav Movies of All Time. (And I LOVE that is a big ol' thing for me to say) It is all about getting out of your box and out of yourself. (Ok..I was a little mad that my SEXY Blair Underwood had to come out a loser..but oh well...someone had to. His comment about her hair irked me).  But the movie is so so sexy....and Simon Baker gives a poignant, honest performance as a man just wanting to love his girl.

So enjoy a little "Something New" Today........... :)

(Here is the whole movie...Youtube is being a buster..not letting me imbed the HTML for a few parts! GRR!!)

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(Ps: And if you all are curious about my SOME of FAV MOVIES of all they no paricular order (and def not a definitive list):
Love Jones (Ok. So this might be my ALL TIME #1 Movie of All Time)
The Usual Suspects
Menace II Society
Imitation of Life
The Five Heartbeats
Love and Basketball
500 Days of Summer
The Best Man
The Princess Bride
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
Brown Sugar
A Streetcar Named Desire
Something New
Two Can Play That Game
Love Actually
The Holiday
Deliver us from Eva
All About Eve
Slumdog Millionare
Love and other Disasters
Last Holiday (yeah..I  like that movie too)
Love Potion #9
Miss Congeniality
Shrek (all series)
A Soldier's Story
What's Love Go To Do With It?
The Wiz
Carmen Jones
Cabin in the Sky
Porgy and Bess
New Jack City
The GodFather Series
Do The Right Thing
Boyz in the Hood
Dial M for Murder
Sex and the City (the 1st movie)
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
The Color Purple
School Daze
Lady Sings the Blues
Malcolm X
Training Day (and honestly anything w/ Denzel in it)
Kill Bill
Cooley High
Cleopatra Jones
I'm gonna Get you Sucker
Eve's Bayou
City of God
The Professional
Coming to America
Beverly Hills Cop
The Wedding Planner
The Wedding Singer
Reservoir Dogs
Antoine Fisher
The Bourne Identity
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
The Birds
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Miracle on 34th Street (the  modern version)
A Christmas Story
27 Dresses
Harold and Kumar
Old School
Sabrina (both versions)
Knocked Up
Black Orpheus
Like Water for Chocolate
Super Bad
40 Year Old Virgin
Roll Bounce
Drumline (yep..even that cheezy Joint)
Breakfast at Tiffany's


  1. Goodness, I havent thought about this movie in a long time. I saw it only once (for some reason, i feel like i was at my dorm in BK and we may have even been watching it together, on Yahoo IM, lmaoo!) but i digress... anyway, i remember enjoying it then, because the acting and plot was just plain good. But as you stated, i wasnt as open to the idea of "something new" back then, so didnt relaly appreciate it fully. I definitely have a different mindset today and would love to see it again! Im sorry i missed it when it aired, and im thinking i may wanna add this to my collection as well. Such a sexy cast and really a great overall message/lesson: love can come in any color/form, and to deny yourself that could be to miss out on something very, very special.

    P.S. I hated that my boo Blair wasnt depicted in a good light either. The hair comment was the worst. Made my skin crawl.

  2. Ha! @Yakini.

    Did we REALLY watch this together on IM? Musta been on cable or something. LMAO! Yeah Blair was a little off...good dude but just wrong timing.

    I am very open to it now. I really just want a decent, attractive guy no matter his race.



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