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Monday, April 16, 2007


Who is Chiwetel Ejiofor and why has he been in 3 movies I've rented over the past few weeks?

Kinky Boots

Hetero shoe maker gets some business advice from a drag queen named Lola (Ejiofor) on how to turn his failing business around. Lola comes on board as the designer and together they start making shoes for a niche market - drag queens. Its cute with obligatory straight/gay acceptance themes.



River is a slightly disturbed but clairvoyant girl living in a future world ruled by a totalitarian government. She knows a secret about what the future holds, but will she survive The Operative (Ejiofor) who is sent to kill her. Great, medium-bodied sci-fi.


Children Of Men

Brilliant. The story of a society that cannot reproduce and the resulting despair and chaos of such is one of the year's best. The staging and acting are phenomenal. The direction is tight. The mood is frightening, if only because it is totally believable. Luke (Ejiofor) leads a group of activists who take it upon themselves to secure the only pregnant woman on Earth, hence the future of mankind. But, as with all humans, there are politics and agendas obscuring altruistic motives.


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Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

didn't see the second movie - I liked the other two - Kinky Boots was much better than I thought it would be.

2:53 PM

Blogger Ryan Charisma said...

Oh, I really, really liked Kinky Boots. It was a fun romp.

5:03 PM

Blogger Sorted said...

Thanks for the reviews. Will definately rent Children of Men.

4:28 AM

Blogger Jim said...

I liked Kinky Boots too, Steve. I didnt recognize Chiwetel at all (saw it right after Children Of Men).

9:01 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Very fun Ryan, Chiwetel did a great job as 'Lola'.

9:10 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Its an amazing film Sorted, enjoy!

9:54 AM

Blogger Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

That's a pretty good career arc. He's moving up quickly. Children of Men is a really powerful movie, unusual for a wide release.

10:25 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Thats what I thought Daniel, very pointed but slyly delivered social messages.

11:24 PM


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