Treme

HBO’s Treme season premier is tonight (4-11-2010), created by David Simon & Eric Overmyer (The Wire)  Treme takes place 3 months after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and focuses on the residents coming back to the neighborhood and the rebuilding effort.  The show will feature some familiar faces to Simon’s previous works such as Khandi Alexander (The Corner) Wendell Pierce & Clarke Peters (The Wire) as well as new actors such as Steve Zahn & John Goodman plus a slew of local New Orleanian actors.  Enjoy the trailers and don’t forget to tune in.

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MENACE TO SOCIETY

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like boyz in the hood this movie changed my life. that could be contributed to the similarities i had with the film and my life at the time. Starring Tyrin Turner Larenz Tate and Jada Pinkett Smith this gritty inner city film  depicted life in the streets in its rawest form. This hughes brothers film wanted to give movie goers a glimpse of what it was like trying to survive the mean streets of south central LA in watts and the jordan downs district. What most people dont know is that originally Tupac Shakur was cast to play the part of O-dog, but after assaulting director Allen Hughes he was replaced by Larenz Tate. I must admit i would have loved to see 2pac as o-dog but LT did a good job. So the stage is set with Tat lawson( Samuel  L .Jackson) as caines dad when caine (Tyrin Turner)as a youngster, witnesses his father murder a man…. take a look

after losing his parents to prison and drugs Caine ,now a young man,is a high school graduate without a clue of what he is to do next in life. Consequently, a trip to the store for beer with O-dog  suddenly turns him into an accomplice  to murder and armed robbery. Caine is then given the oppurtunity to  leavethe hood-life and his boys O-dog ,Stacey (Ryan Williams) and Sharif,(Vonte Sweet) behind and start over in Atlanta with the seductively sexy Ronnie (Jada Pinkett smith) ….whats a man to do.

the track by mc eiht in this film literally takes me back to bein a misguided teen but in an oddly soothing and reminiscent way….it makes me happy about my decisions as a teenager and how everything turned out