Notorious...the movie

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  1. Anybody going to see this movie? I know I am.

    Apparently Lil Kim has an issue with the way she was portrayed. Diddy said that it was pretty accurate, which sparked my interest.

    who else will be watching?
  2. Lil Kim not happy with Biggie biopic (AP)


    NEW YORK - Lil Kim was a big part of the Notorious B.I.G.'s life, but she's not happy about the way she's portrayed in the new biopic about the late rapper.
    The Notorious B.I.G . was Lil Kim's mentor and was also romantically linked to the rapper. Their sometimes rocky relationship is depicted in the new movie "Notorious," but Lil Kim doesn't think it's very accurate.
    In a statement, she said: "The film studio and producers involved were more concerned about painting me as a 'character' to create a more interesting story line instead of a person with talent, self-respect and who was able to achieve her own career success through hard work."
    She added: "Even though my relationship with Big was at times very difficult and complicated (as with most relationships we have all experienced at one time or another), it was also genuine and built on great admiration and love for each other. Regardless of the many lies in the movie and false portrayal of me to help carry a story line through, I will still continue to carry his legacy through my hard work and music."
    But Wallace's mother, Voletta Wallace , dismissed Lil Kim's criticisms of the movie in an interview on Monday.
    "This is not a Lil Kim movie ," she said. "This is a Christopher Wallace movie . It has nothing to do with Lil Kim. If she's disappointed and upset, that is her problem."
    At the film's New York premiere last week, "Notorious" screenwriter Cheo Hodari Coker said he understands why Lil Kim might not like the film, but added: "I think that Naturi (Naughton) did a great job playing Kim. I think people are going to be a lot more sympathetic towards (Lil Kim) after seeing the movie."
    Wayne Barrow — Biggie 's former manager and a producer on the movie — expressed less patience with Kim's attitude.
    "Our job as producers ... was to deliver for three individuals. That's his mom and his two children. Everybody else: Stand in line, buy a ticket and enjoy the show."
    "Notorious" chronicles the life and untimely death of the Notorious B.I.G ., who was shot to death in 1997 and remains one of rap's most important figures. It opens in theaters this Friday.

  3. I don't know if I'll see this..did he really need a movie?
  4. I'm gonna go watch it this weekend. Its going to be packed! =/

  5. oh i don't know.

    I think his mother was behind this movie.
  6. Yeah I heard on the radio the other day that she was not happy with the actress playing her nor the way she was being portrayed. She looks a hot damn mess I know that much! I will prob check it out but not this weekend.
  7. #9 Jan 16, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
    I went to see it. It was actually pretty good. I originally said I was not going to see it, but I couldn't resist.

    Some thoughts:
    I didn't like the way Tupac was portrayed in the movie. I know he had his moments, but that dude seemed a little "gay" or something in the role. They should have picked someone else. And I thought they made Tupac seem a bit deranged.

    I have to admit that if the way they portrayed Kim is accurate, I DO have more sympathy for her.

    Derek Luke did an awesome job as Puff.

    Angela Bassett did a terrible job with Ms. Wallace's accent. In fact I think Angela was really a poor choice for that role.

    Jamal did a great job as Biggie although that curled lip got on my nerves after a while.

    And I definitely didn't like how there were several cops inside the theater and around the door when the movie ended. Really though?
  8. are u serious ??? what are they thinking that people from the west will start shooting people from the east or something

    thanks for your review :tup: i'll try and see it when i have time
  9. My DH and I saw the movie and it wasn't too bad...
  10. Ill rent it, but I have absolutely no interest in paying $10.00(or even $6.00 for a matinee) to see it.

    I really dont think he needed a movie.
  11. I'm excited to watch it! I think he needed a movie, he may still need one, I won't know till I see what this one's like! ;)
  12. lol
  13. Yeah, I think that is the thought process behind that. But honestly I think people are so far removed from that time period, that nothing will really go down. I definitely know that about the area where I live.