Monday, January 26, 2009

The Red and Black Lumberjack With the Hat to Match

It may not be an Oscar contender, but Notorious was a solid movie, for moments of sadness and some laughs. Though the movie provided a glimpse into the life of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., the most interesting tidbit was something I found out after I screened: Biggie's real-life son, now 12, plays the role of his own father in his childhood years. Christopher Wallace Jr. does his poppa proud, but my other favorite performance came from Naturi Naughton who plays a young, and still feisty, Lil Kim (the Marilyn Monroe of hip hop).

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