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Courtesy of Ms Patterson“some dude took me to see rosewood on a date when it first came out and i cried for like 10 minutes while the credits rolled. it really killed the date vibe…as a matter of fact the whole movie killed the date vibe. that was the equivalent of taking someone on a date to see Schlinder’s List…bad move.”

Intellectual Hedonist
“perhaps a friday future blog? movies not to take a date to/or movies that kill the mood”

Well hot damn, it’s like a Friday post was just gift wrapped and handed down from the Friday post Gods.

Except it’s Thursday. But we’ll pretend its Friday since we know that none of you all will actually be at work on Friday. And if by chance you MUST work on Friday, well may God have mercy on your employer’s soul.

So tonight I went to see Hancock. What a great movie. It was entertaining and comedic and romantic and had a good storyline. That my friends, is a perfect movie date. It leaves lots of room for hand holding and innocently guilty touching and fun conversation that spins off the movie.

Basically, Hancock is the kind of movie that keeps the mood light and fluffy and is the perfect set up for some light and fluffy. Heh heh heh.

Rosewood
? Not so much. I don’t know about you, but when I saw it, I was mad at white people for at LEAST 15 minutes. Nevermind I saw it with my white family. Needless to say, there were some very tense moments once the movie ended. Luckily they’re my family and we just drank the night away and all was well in our interracial world.

Rosewood is a total blower and kills the mood you’re trying to set when you go out on a date. The whole purpose of dates is to progress the possibility of seeing somebody naked. In order to do this, you generally need smiles and giggles. And if you throw in a smiley face on a napkin, well you’re in there. Because as we all know:

Bitches love the smiley face.

Now it’s entirely possible that going to see a documentary about blood diamonds where 90 percent of the interviewees don’t have arms will get somebody in the mood. Just wouldn’t be anybody I’d ever want to date. However, for most people, light and fluffy = thumbs up.

Depressing, uber-reflective, and tragic = no drawz that night.

So good people of VSB.com, what are some movies that might kill the mood on a date? And because I’m feeling benevolent, what are some movies that will work every time if you’re trying to set a naked positive tone on a date? And for the hell of it, we’ll assume that this could be a date you bring home since The Money Pit is no longer playing in theaters.

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-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST

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Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. He believes the children are our future and is waiting to find out if he is the 2nd most interesting man in the world.

  • http://lizburr.com Liz

    I think those SAW movies are not good for dates. I have nightmares over scary weird movies like that.

    However, I don’t go on dates, so what do I know? LOL….

    • http://thebeautifulstruggler.com Sister Toldja

      Liz, I am with you. Dates? What’s that? Who goes on those? We should go on a date. Come to Brooklyn and the first round’s on me. So sad.

      That said, I would not like for an imaginary paramour to take me to see:

      Do The Right Thing (I had the Rosewood reaction to this film the first time. Now I choose not to watch the last 30 minutes of it.); the Friday series (I will think less of you as a man if you are not constantly scoffing at the bad acting and cooning, minus a few ‘these niggas got the best of me and I laughed’ moments); Malcolm X (I get emotional at the end), period pieces about antibellum America (especially if it’s not slaves killing massas for the whole movie), The Spook Who Sat By The Door, anything J.Lo, Puffy or Beyonce (other than Dreamgirls) is in….

      Great choices: Love Jones (DUH*!), most Romantic Comedies, Ben Stiller or Will Ferrell joints, Will Smith action flicks, indie Black flicks (from the “Damn, that shoulda been a major motion pic” to the “OMFG that was so bad it was good” ish), dark comedies like Welcome To The Dollhouse, Mo Betta Blues, CROOKLYN!

      Waiting To Exhale wouldn’t be bad technically. But it may make me too clingy, on some “Please love me so I don’t end up like them!” ish.

      • ForReal

        “Waiting To Exhale wouldn’t be bad technically. But it may make me too clingy, on some “Please love me so I don’t end up like them!” ish.”

        LOL..true! Hell, Please Love Me So I Don’t End Up Like Them may even be a t-shirt quote. It’d be a clingy, slightly desperate shirt, but still funny as hell.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          “Please Love Me So I Don’t End Up Like Them” may even be a t-shirt quote.

          i have a joke here, but because i’m the “diplomat”, i’m gonna choose not to type it.

          damn diplomacy

          • ForReal

            But now you’ve piqued eveyone’s interest andgot everyone all curious and ish…even diplomats have their ill moments ;-)

          • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

            @ champ~how you going to do that to the good people at VSB… come clean champ, do it for the people

          • http://www.myspace.com/datfya BigBuck

            **EXPLOSION***
            **Deathklok music playing**
            **Swarm of evil north Korean clown midgets doing back flips**
            **Naked bitches crying and pouring pitchers of Rich Chocolate Ovaltine all over themselves**
            **Evryone gets an unexplained tickle in their naughty place**

            What does all this mean?
            I’m BACK bitches…..and ladies! LOL!

            As long as the movie doesn’t invoke feelings of hatred, I don’t really think it matters. If a woman wants to drop the drawz, she will do it. And at least in my case, if we are watching this movie at the crib, we are not really going to watch it. And if I cooked dinner for her, we can watch a highlight reel of the 100 most horrible hate crimes ever committed on a black person, because she won’t care about the movie enough to pay attention and get offended. But even if she did get offended she would take another bite of food and forget it all! LOL!

            Never underestimate the power of cooking to set a mood.It can bring you back from one of those bombs like “Rosewood”……but seriously…….eeewww! <—-borrowed this quote from a teenage white girl!

            CHURCH! TABERNACLE!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        You know…I just HAVE to say it, and forgive me Blackness but…

        I think Love Jones is one of THE most overrated movies…E.V.E.R.

        Whew, now I feel better. Who wants a Mojito?

        • miss t-lee

          I think Love Jones is one of THE most overrated movies…E.V.E.R.

          *Palm Sunday Service*
          See my post below, everyone makes me feel like I’m crazy because I don’t like this ish.

        • ForReal

          I always want a mojito.

        • http://tigger500.typepad.com Tyler

          I know folks are gonna be really mad that I’m gonna say this but I’ma say it anyway…

          love jones is the 90s The Color Purple — a movie that is beloved for being the first of its kind despite being a poorly executed movie in every way (minus the acting, which is what makes it so watchable).

          there was no black love story on screen that attempted to be sophisticated and representative of buppies before love jones. For that reason, when it was released people saw in it things that they had longed for, but hadn’t seen before on screen. That is worth noting.

          It also confirmed Larenz Tate as the most versatile actor of his generation, which is noteworthy, methinks.

          That said, it’s the black Love Story…cliche and one-dimensional and manipulative film in the tradition of most film love stories. In that sense, it’s transgressions are no better or worse than most films of its ilk.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            Um…amen?

            • http://tigger500.typepad.com Tyler

              I was agreeing with you. I think it’s grossly overrated. But like The Color Purple (which I loathe), I can see in it why folks like it.

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

                Oh I know…that’s why I threw in the Amen. LOL. Hard to get the comedic wit I threw in there without the facial expression.

                But i think thats probably the best explanation for the overratedness that is Love Jones.

                Good damn job.

                And…Yay-men.

              • http://thebeautifulstruggler.com Sister Toldja

                I have to disagree. LJ predates the corny, Def Jam-sponsored bullshit spoken word poetry explosion of the early 2000s. As some one who grew up in Chicago under the boho buppies (my older sister and a lot of my neighbors), I thought the story was cool. The character development could have been better, Bill Bellamy could have been not in the movie, but other than that…I thought it was really good. I think Black people tend to be too critical of our own films. Not every Black movie is gonna be Spike Lee level. Not saying we have to have an affirmative action ratings system, but I think we are just a little too harsh sometimes. Probably because MOST of our movies are so one-note.

                I did, however, write a blog post called “Love Jones: The Biggest Lie Ever Sold”. LJ came out when I was 13 and for 11 years, I have been looking for Darius like an idiot. Real life Darius would have disappreared after he hit the first nite.

          • miss t-lee

            Thank you Tyler.
            Real Talk.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            you know, i’ve never even seen love jones, mainly because the premise just seemed too, i dont know, “cliched”?

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

              Wow…you’re definitely hella late on the movie train on a lot of shit, huh?

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

                you know, with alot of these movies (the best man, love and basketball, love jones, etc) you hear people talk about em so much that, really, its like you’ve already seen em. plus, i dont like stale ass movies with stale ass dialogue, and the few minutes i’ve seen of each of these kind of exhibited that. if the movie is a giant cliche, AND i already know whats gonna happen, i dont have any motivation to watch it. this time could be much better used watching porn

            • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

              @ Champ~for real I mean do they have caves in Pittsburgh and that is where you decide to entertain applicants for the job of future Mrs. Champ?

              • ForReal

                LOL..i’m starting to wonder the same thing. Not liking it is one thing but you’ve never seen it? Not even by accident? It’s over 10 years old LOL

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

                “@ Champ~for real I mean do they have caves in Pittsburgh and that is where you decide to entertain applicants for the job of future Mrs. Champ?”

                **taking off glasses and squinting at IH, Forriizle and Ms. P**

              • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

                yeh man…get with it.

          • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

            Umm…the 11th commandment is “Thou shan’t speak ill of the Color Purple!!!” What kinda negroid IS U???

            *spits on floor and walks away in huff & puff*

        • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

          @ PNimmy~ Thurday’s is Mojito Day at VSB? did I miss the memo? Just pass me a pitcher I’m off to the beach in 3 hours

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            LOL…it’s Mojito’s and Mammaries.

            Ladies, off with your tops!

            • http://insidethemindofadeviant.wordpress.com Deviant

              outfuckingstanding

              • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

                lmao

            • genius khan

              ladies off with your tops! on the back

              Mojito’s and Mamaries on the front

              fuck all these martini thursdays, wednesdays, tuesdays

              P don’t u work at a club too?

              T-Shirt! dammit T-Shirt

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

                Well gotdammit if that ain’t a good idea. LMAO.

                Thanks GK for helping me sift thru the genius therein.

        • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

          and throw in a caipirinha while you’re at it! when is the bbq, dangit?!

          • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

            @ Miss P~ where do you live so we can go drinkin’

            I love me some caipirinha’s…. stop playing!

            Damn!! I am not where near where I can get some b4 heading to the beach.

            • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

              la-la-land, california. the brothas didn’t approve this or nuthin’ but i’m the president of the west coast chapter. so, if they don’t throw the bbq in chocolate city then i’m hosting it right here at the beach.

              • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

                I don’t see why we can’t do some ole bi coastal bbq…I would fly to LA in a minute to chill with some cool peeps. I might be in LA soon

          • genius khan

            look at you all authentic and latina and shit. caipirinha’s and shit, nicca got the food chanell and dont know how to act. LOL!

        • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

          I agree…and I want a mo-jee-toe…(can you add some grenadine to mine, please?)

          what pisses me off the most about LJ is that it’s the FIRST thing brothers come at me with when they find out I spit…they think that it’s all negroes, beating bongos…dressed in black with locs down their back…and taaaalking liiiiiike thiiiiiis! KILL Yo’SELF! I swear…

          • miss t-lee

            I don’t think it did a thing for the slam scene. Not at all.

      • http://tigger500.typepad.com Tyler

        ST – never woulda took you for a Will Ferrell fan.

        Welcome to the Dollhouse is amazing! I’m a huge Solondz fan.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          “ST – never woulda took you for a Will Ferrell fan.”

          me neither.

          • http://thebeautifulstruggler.com Sister Toldja

            What, y’all think I just watch Black Panther documentaries and listen to Arrested Development all day? LOL

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

              lol, nah. i assumed you’d also throw in some dead prez, killah priest and “jim brown: all-american”

              • http://thebeautifulstruggler.com Sister Toldja

                Hahaha! Dead Prez= the Mau Maus from Bamboozled. I still kinda like them though.

                Swap out Killa Priest for Lupe Fiasco and Jim Brown for Being Bobby Brown, add a lot a lot a lot of alcohol and you got me. I’m classy and shit.

      • http://lizburr.com Liz

        Haha, yes we def should go on an anti-date together!

  • Intellectual Hedonist

    anything 007 for me please, a sexy British agent that narrowly escapes death drives a fancy sports car and shags the most beautiful women in the world makes me want to play secret agent man all night long-what kind of weapon is that Mr. Bond?

    • miss t-lee

      Yes! I love Bond movies. I went to see the one w/ Halle Berry (name escapes me right now) on a date, it set a nice mood for the evening.

      • http://starkept.blogspot.com Suga&Spice

        I have never seen a single Bond movie

        • http://insidethemindofadeviant.wordpress.com Deviant

          how did you pull that off?

        • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

          @ Suga&Spice -this should be your assignment this weekend. I want you to rent (at the very least) the following Bond films: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger. Sean is the sexiest Bond that ever lived and most guys I know love a good Bond classic.

          • miss t-lee

            Love Goldfinger!!!!
            The Pierce Brosnan ones are pretty good though.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          Neither have I…I’ve never even wanted to. I have however seen all three Austin Powers movies.

        • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

          Sean Connery (even Old Sean Connery) is my favorite Bond, then Pierce Brosnan, then Daniel Craig (the current Bond), his piercing blue eyes just melt the clothes off. oooooeeeeee!!! and I dont even care for the whole blue eye thing. But damn he could get it!

          My top 7 007 films
          1. Dr. No (Sean Connery)
          2 From Russia with Love (Sean Connery)
          3. Goldfinger (Sean Connery)
          4. Diamonds Are Forever (Sean Connery)
          5. Live and Let Die (Roger Moore)
          6. Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan)
          7. Casino Royale (Daniel Craig)

          • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

            you’re my new bff. a mutual fondness for sean connery, what else does a sista need?

  • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

    P- first of all, what do you mean “Bitches love the smiley face”? chill on the b word man? or make it clear you’re talking about both sexes then. i’m a little sensitive to that term.
    secondly, thanks for the quote and shit. i feel like breaking out into song. and lastly, what’s here’s my semi-complete list of both bad & naked enhancing movies:
    Bad- Anything involving genocide, rape, pedophilia, war, cannibalism and unrequited love. We (women) will walk out feeling like even love for Brad Pitt (in Legends of the Fall) does not conquer all.
    Naked Enhancing- Basic Instinct, James Bond movies starring Sean Connery, Swimming Pool, Chasing Amy, Sleepless in Seattle, Garden State, Scream I, There’s Something about Mary and ditto on The Money Pit (that’s hilarious)….hmmm & maybe Body Heat & 9 1/2 weeks. Also i like scary movies too ( i agree Liz- Saw not so much) but anything that involves jumping into the strong arms of your date works well for me… ;)

    • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

      d@mnit! i would go and use a smiley face after my post. doh! erase that please. shite.

    • http://lizburr.com Liz

      I think the B word is apart of the direct quote from an episode of The Boondocks:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArgWxB-vSL8

      But I feel you on its use.

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        i see. thanks for pointing me to the source Liz. i liked it better when Boondocks was just a comic strip.

        • miss t-lee

          “i liked it better when Boondocks was just a comic strip.”

          I completely co-sign.

    • gigi

      P- first of all, what do you mean “Bitches love the smiley face”? chill on the b word man?

      WORD!

    • http://k-unwrapped.blogspot.com K.

      “chill on the b word man?”

      I was thinking the same thing. I was also thinking that it must be part of some joke I don’t get, lol.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      Hmm…though I feel you on it’s use (I actually don’t use the word b*tch very frequently in conversation at all), how does that work with direct quotes intended to be ignorantly funny? That was actually the case in the Boondocks TV show…

      Just wondering. Cuz I love a good quote.

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        honestly i didn’t know you were referencing a tv show…i just thought you were making the statement on yr own. my bad. i only get upset when folks use b*tch as a general replacement for the word female, girl, women in all of their conversation. you have a good point though…one of my favorite b*tch quotes is from the pharcyde album ‘labcabincalifornia’ during an interlude where they’re surfing the tv & one of the guys says ‘yay b*tch’. (we all have our own special rules, what can i say)

  • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

    Debbie Does Dallas
    Debbie Does Denver
    Debbie Does the Milk Man
    Debbie Does Santa Claus
    ….

    All the Debbie Does sequels I personally do not recommend those.
    ————–

    Best date films

    “Leben der Anderen”
    “Est-Ouest”
    “Chocolat” (I wanted to get busy after this one)

    • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

      hmm….you just reminded me of another good film: Like Water for Chocolate. very sensual film: includes food, sex, love, & a good story line.

      • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

        “Like Water for Chocolate.”

        I heard alot of good things about this movie and book (wasn’t it a book too) I think Chocolat inspired this. Chocolat is a very sexy film. I totally believe that you can invoke feeling in food (esp love and sex).

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      ‘Debbie Does Dallas
      Debbie Does Denver
      Debbie Does the Milk Man
      Debbie Does Santa Claus”

      you know, porn surprisingly can lighten the mood with the right person. now, i wouldnt recommend going to an actual porn theater (do those still exist?), but a porn date with some pizza could work

      • miss t-lee

        I mean pern (completely intentional spelling) is all good. I don’t think it’s date material though.
        More like smash buddy prelude material.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          see, i disagree. porn can be viewed with the wifey. in fact, i dont know if i could seriously date a woman who had a serious blanket moral issue about all types of pornography. it can be educational, hilarious, and a great discussion point for brunch the next day.

          obviously, i’m pro-porn

          • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

            “obviously, i’m pro-porn”

            see, this is why the ladies of vsb e-luv you Champ. p.s.- does this include fetish porn?

            • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

              @miss patt-man…get out of my head! GREAT question…

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

              typically no. i’m more of a gonzo cat

              • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

                *loud gulp*
                for real?
                *hailing taxi to go home*

          • miss t-lee

            obviously, i’m pro-porn

            That makes two of us.

          • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

            why isn’t this a t-shirt?

            “obviously, i’m pro-porn”

            I would wear it, to the same place I wear my

            “Love sucks! but true love swallows” T shirt

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

              LMAO. agreed.

            • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

              “Love sucks! but true love swallows”

              DAMN….that is some true ass love huh? LMAO…

            • ForReal

              Co-sign

          • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

            “obviously, i’m pro-porn”

            OMG! I don’t even have to say it, do I???

            (swoooooooon)

      • miss t-lee

        ” actual porn theater (do those still exist?), ”

        umm…yeah…

      • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

        “now, i wouldnt recommend going to an actual porn theater (do those still exist?), ”

        yes CHAMP they do…but I wouldn’t recommend going into one without a latex body suit and some anti-fungal flip flops! GROSS!

        • miss t-lee

          “anti-fungal flip flops”

          Nah, homegirl. You mean timberlands right? Sticky floors man, sticky floors.

          • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

            LOL dead…

          • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

            @ ms t-lee… lol…you’re right… I am so used to Dallas cats wearing socks and flip flops, I assumed the feet would be protected…LOL…good looking out…

            sticky floors…sticky arm rests…sticky doorknobs…the whole ish is sticky…LMAO…maybe I should add rubber mittens, fog proof goggles, and a shower cap to my pern theater ensemble…

            • miss t-lee

              maybe I should add rubber mittens, fog proof goggles, and a shower cap to my pern theater ensemble…

              **I am SO done…CTFU!!!***

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

                she had me at “shower cap”

            • http://liffy.blogspot.com Luvvie

              Thats the most IGNANT shit I heard in a long while. LMAO Goodeness. You make me cackle often

    • gigi

      “Debbie Does Dallas
      Debbie Does Denver
      Debbie Does the Milk Man
      Debbie Does Santa Claus”

      This list is subjective

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        I think the first porn I ever saw was Debbie Does Dallas. I was like 6. I was just perusing the VHS tapes we had in the house and this was the last movie on a tape we had. I had no clue what the fuck that meant. I just thought a chick named Debbie went to Dallas.

        My life…was changed that day.

        • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

          LMAO!

        • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

          “I think the first porn I ever saw was Debbie Does Dallas. I was like 6″

          mine was porky (sp). But that was more like soft porn.

          • miss t-lee

            Aw dayum…I forgot all about those Porky’s movies.
            It took me a while understand why my older brother used to sneak and watch them on HBO…lol

            • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

              i always wanted to see a pe%ns. They never showed any. Totally soft wack azz porn.

              • miss t-lee

                Yeah we ladies get the short end of the stick on that TCG. lol

              • ForReal

                LOL..so true!

        • Leila

          LOL!

    • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

      Chocolate~ Johnny Depp yummyness, sensual, sexual, makes me want to get chocolate body paint and use it on a male canvas

      Like Water for Chocolate ~romance and sensuality

      • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

        “Chocolate~ Johnny Depp yummyness, sensual, sexual, makes me want to get chocolate body paint and use it on a male canvas ”

        Hello!!!Amen!!! Mormon missionaries on a 10 speed spreading the gospel in a newsletter!!!

        • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

          but how hot was Johnny Deep on 21 Jump Street?????

          **Did Jesus Make A Touch Down??”

          • miss t-lee

            I always liked Richard Greico.
            I think it was the hair.

          • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

            better yet, Johnny Depp in Blow. The scene of him in the airport while Black Betty plays in the background…hawt! *biting fist*
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNPAJ9AY-M4&feature=related

            • http://www.thecomebackgirl.com The Comeback Girl

              Ok Ms P, I watched this clip 4 times…and I’m getting a little Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory from JD here…I think its the side burns thats dispruting the fineness.

              • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

                “I think its the side burns thats dispruting the fineness”

                word?

    • Leila

      I loved Chocolat. That’s a great date movie…

  • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

    Worst date films…anything where blacks are being opressed.

    Best date films..anything action packed(i.e. Hancock, Wanted, Hulk…so forth), or where the world’s going to end in a split second(makes u cherish the moment), or where love is present(Brothers, The Best Man, Love Jones, even Sex and the City fellas) or where white folks are making a a fool of themselves(any Adam Sandler or Steve Carell movie)….and *drum roll please*

    The Titantic
    Forest Gump
    Love Actually(my fav, gets me everytime…ladies beware)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Boyz N da Hood (it’s a classic, can’t beat it)

    *peace and i’m out*

    • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

      I saw “Wanted” this weekend and that’s the PERFECT ‘date movie’. “What the f*ck have you done lately” is also the perfect way to end ANY conversation.

      • http://insidethemindofadeviant.wordpress.com Deviant

        the best line of that movie was “shoot THAT muthafucka”

        Morgan fuckin Freeman

        • http://tigger500.typepad.com Tyler

          Hells yea. I think I woke up when he said that.

      • http://starkept.blogspot.com Suga&Spice

        “What the f*ck have you done lately”

        Or a perfect t-shirt slogan.

        I actually went on a date to see WANTED this past weekend and it was a great date movie. The fact that I was in good company didnt hurt.

      • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

        oh and i forgot to mention Gone in 60 Seconds…i swear everytime I see that movie I just wanna sex a nigga up!!

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “Saving Private Ryan”

      saving private ryan??

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        Yeah, I’m a bit baffled by this one. I couldn’t even finish the movie. It was like watching Beloved for me.

        • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

          I was raised military, most of my family is still military and those who are patriot will love it. There’s like a tinge of sadness with the will to persevere for the basic premise of bringing a woman’s surviving son home from war, a war he didn’t want to leave because he felt he owed it to his friends to stay and have their back…and the fact that many risked their lives to save one…that’s good shit.

          Obviously I love me some military men…can’t help it, apparently it’s genetic.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            I’m a military brat too. And I still didn’t like it.

            • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

              Hmpt…well to each his own I guess

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

                word.life.

            • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

              navy brat here…and I am in agreement….wasn’t a fan of it…

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            you see, i actually loved the movie, but i just dont see how it could be a good “date flick”. who gets aroused after seeing hundreds of people die some of the most gruesome deaths possible?

            • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

              @ champ~in total agreement

        • Leila

          Same here. I walked out of the theatre for Beloved because the movie was so bad and kept falling asleep watching Saving Private Ryan.

        • gigi

          Any movie with Oprah in it is anti-date.

          • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

            ***Haiti Mission Committee ***

        • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

          nah nah nah patteecakes…Beloved was hard to watch “on the inside part!!!” I was like WTF? I was ONLY there because we got extra credit for a movie review and a ticket stub…I called BULLSH!T the entire movie…NEVER read the book first and then see the movie…you will be pissed er’time!

          • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

            patteecakes?! hey that’s MY nickname!

            • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

              @the OG patteecakes…you’re right mama…I saw a “P” and ran with it…I been dippin in my movie purse for cocktails since 930am…forgive a sister…lol

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

                “I been dippin in my movie purse for cocktails since 930am”

                you too?

      • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

        In total agreement about Saving Private Ryan, the scene where they storm the beach on Normandy makes me sob, its just painful.

        I feel the same about the Perfect Storm, a hard movie to watch, partly because I remember when that actually had happened and it was all over the news. But the scene where the Coast guard chopper is trying to rescue someone in the water takes my breath away literally.

        • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

          ME TOO!!! I love that movie, wasn’t it so sad…men take notes…sad movies = consoling = getting the draws.

          • http://www.myspace.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

            I was saying it was too sad~ for me both of those movies would be bad date movies. too emotional for me. thumbs down :(

  • Ebony

    One of the best date movies was Mr & Mrs Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The sexual chemistry jumped off the screen.

    One of the worse date movies was Waiting to Exhale because all a sistah wanted to do was take inventory to see if she needed to get rid of her man.

    • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

      “One of the best date movies was Mr & Mrs Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The sexual chemistry jumped off the screen.”

      This Is So TRUE!!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        “One of the best date movies was Mr & Mrs Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The sexual chemistry jumped off the screen.”

        you know, maybe its just me, but this movie bored the shit out of me. i mean, other than the two 15 second kerry washington scenes, the rest of the flick was a wash

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          You know, I forgot she was in the movie.

        • gigi

          All you need is 15 seconds of Kerry. Or Dania.

          Gigi’s List of Date Movies

          She Hate Me
          Black Snake Moan
          Kill Bill
          Running Scared
          The BreakUp
          Rock Star
          Dan In Real Life
          The Stepford Wives

          • miss t-lee

            The Stepford Wives

            I’m curious–original or remake?

            • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

              original. hands down.

              • miss t-lee

                Yeah…that remake was…horrible.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            I was actually gonna recommend She Hate Me at some point b/c it was so bad that you can’t HELP but have something to talk about after.

            But at the same time, Kerry Washington and Dania Ramirez were SO hot in that movie. Bof of ‘em.

            Plus there are lots of gratuitous breast shots…except of Paula Jai Parker…they could have kept those breasts.

            • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

              “Plus there are lots of gratuitous breast shots”

              I think this is a requirement of all Spike Lee films: She’s Gotta Have it, Do the Right Thing, Girl 6, He Got Game. Spike wants the world to know how much he loves breasts. Anyway, gratuitous sex scenes can usually ensure a ‘happy ending’ for the viewers no matter how bad the film is, as long as the guy can chill on his cinematic commentary. (refer to my comment on Wanted)

              • gigi

                Mo Betta Blues

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

                I think this is a requirement of all Spike Lee films: She’s Gotta Have it, Do the Right Thing, Girl 6, He Got Game. Spike wants the world to know how much he loves breasts

                i never thought about this before

            • gigi

              “except of Paula Jai Parker…they could have kept those breasts”

              LOL

              • genius khan

                gi gi i looooved Mo Better Blues but i love jazz and the trumpet is my favorite instrument. the lil kids scenes was especially fly too. lubbb-did-it

          • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

            I.LOVE.KILL BILL.

            I have both 1 and 2 on DVD at the crib…I think I may make tomorrow a movie day full of all of my favorites, buy me a few wine coolers, chill on the couch, and eventually invite some unsuspectful yet eagerly willing male over to lay me to the side…yep, a perfect 4th of July in my book.

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

              i’ll see you your two kill bill dvd’s and raise you both of the kill bill soundtracks, both of which i actually ordered before i even bought the movies

        • http://tigger500.typepad.com Tyler

          I’m wit Champ on this one.

          She makes everything better. She’s the only reason I saw either of the Fantastic Four movies and she single-handedly makes She Hate Me watchable (which is huge since it’s easily the worst Spike Lee joint).

          • miss t-lee

            You think it’s worse than Girl 6?

            • http://tigger500.typepad.com Tyler

              I actually like Girl 6 quite a bit. I think it’s one of his better movies. I think it shows nuanced and complicated black women in a way that, to that point, we hadn’t seen in film.

              • miss t-lee

                Maybe I need to revisit this one. It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen it.

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

              I do…She Hate Me might be one of the worst movies ever. I get the impression that one day Spike was sitting at home and was like…”hmm…what HAVEN’T I had in a movie yet…at the same time? Let’s see: suicide, lesbians, the securities and exchange commission, congress, a one man pregnancy machine, George Wills, Watergate, pharmaceuticals, the mob, Italian chicks, chicken feet…hmm…how to put that all in a movie together?? And they thought Higher Learning was doing too much. Take that John Singleton!”

              • miss t-lee

                ***I almost spit out my water!!!!!** dayum!!! warn me next time.

                LMAO@chicken feet.

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

                lol…yeah. “she hate me” was like eight different movies rolled into one.

                plus, you forgot about the subplot with the diabetic father (played by the great jim brown)

              • miss t-lee

                plus, you forgot about the subplot with the diabetic father (played by the great jim brown)

                Of course I forgot about that…that was like footnote or something.

  • ForReal

    My worst first date movie (even though the R-ship worked out) was What’s Love Got To Do With It. Nothing like watching a woman being beaten, raped and held down to get you out of the mood. She whipped his ass at the end but that’s beside the point.

    Another date-turned-boyfriend got unexpectedly lucky when he took me to see The Ring. Cause I damn sure wasn’t going home alone after that shit.

    So besides some horror, the best for me would be spoof movies, like Scary Movie, Dont be a Menace, etc. Anything that gets your adrenaline pumping or gets you laughing is a good look.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “Nothing like watching a woman being beaten, raped and held down to get you out of the mood”

      i guess this would be called the antiaphrodisiac

  • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

    White Romantic Comedies are the best date movies.

    • miss t-lee

      I agree with this one, because most of the Black ones are terrible. Sorry ya’ll the best thing about Love Jones was the soundtrack.

      • V Renee

        “Sorry ya’ll the best thing about Love Jones was the soundtrack.”

        You know this statement was pure blasphemy right?

        • miss t-lee

          I normally hate movies that everyone else likes.
          Including this one.
          I did just listening to “Hopeless” on youtube though…lol.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          I’m with miss t-lee, 100 percent. OVER.RATED.

          • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

            Overrated yes, but a great movie no less. And it was one of our first…kind of like Poetic Justice.

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

              “…kind of like Poetic Justice.”

              Which is an ACTUAL bad movie. I agree, Love Jones wasn’t a bad movie so much as it’s not as great as its given credit for being. I can watch it. Poetic Justice on the other hand was terrible but had some of THE best quotes of all time in Blackdom in it:

              “Just like my damn momma!” I try to break that one out in particular every second Tuesday of the month.

              And of course, it gave us the infamous Cousin Lucky scenes which had to spawn nobodyknows how many impromptu family reunion crashings.

              • miss t-lee

                “And of course, it gave us the infamous Cousin Lucky scenes which had to spawn nobodyknows how many impromptu family reunion crashings.”

                Oh really? I’m sorry…I haven’t tried that one. You?

              • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

                or ….”do you like pu-nawnny?” that sh*t was hilarious, esp. coming out of janet jackson’s mouth.

              • http://tigger500.typepad.com Tyler

                I think Poetic Justice is a good bad movie in the sense that it tries valiantly to do a couple of things and ultimately ends up unfocused and a big ole mess.

                http://www99.epinions.com/content_110067945092

            • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

              TEESH…Poetis Justice??? I shudder to even capitalize the title…shit! I could have put a quick weave on a sock puppet and did better than that!!!!

              boooooooooooooooo!

              • genius khan

                sock puppet ahhhhh ha, ha, ha, ha, ha (inhale) whooooooooooooooo!

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        i can’t watch love jones either. i saw it 3 times when it came out and i can never watch it again. too many emotions, long story. i can barely listen to the soundtrack.

        • http://goodeness.blogspot.com GOODENess

          the soundtrack gets me too….(looking up so tears don’t fall) it gets me too…

  • ForReal

    Jumper was also a good date movie. Plus i realized during the movie that I love me some Hayden Christiansen.

  • miss t-lee

    I love the money pit!!!! :)
    Be back later with my contribution.