Monday, March 24, 2008

What's Talent Got to Do With It?

In this case? A lot!

Let it be known that Angela freakin' Bassett, who finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, received her star nearly one year to the day after Halle Berry. The key word there being "after". Can some director out there, whether they be a seasoned bigshot or a buzzed newcomer, give this glorious beauty a big role to really get her teeth into? Her last great performance was in 2002's Sunshine State. She needs another 92/93 when she had the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It? and Spike Lee's Malcolm X. I'd give for another Strange Days, even.

Alas, the same weekend she received her Star on the Walk of Fame, her movie Meet the Browns debuted at No. 2 at the US box office. I'd be happy for her if it weren't a Tyler Perry movie. Not exactly quaking with anticipation for that one.

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