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Sparkle- “ E” on the scene.. of “Proud Mary” opening weekend at the box office!!!

..🎶…And we’re rolling…. Rolling… Roll-ing down the River!!!! 🎵🎶

“Proud Mary,” focuses on a hard core assasin… wiith a soft spot… for a child who needs her…

Mary Goodwin, (Taraji P. Henson), is a bad ass chick… working for an organized crime family in Boston.

She is the key hit woman for one drug cartel, while this creepy dude “Uncle” is a drug dealer for a rival one…

Their paths often cross… during mean street conflicts… and territorial issues…

After a professional hit… Mary leaves a young boy…Danny (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), unharmed….

Danny is a young runner for “Uncle.” A year after the hit… Mary re-discovers the boy…in an unfortunate situation… and rescues him…

Her life spirals out of control… when she responds to something connected to the child in a flash of anger….

Mannnnnn….when Mary sees RED… 😡 WATCH OUT ‼️‼️‼️

This Sista is a baaaaaadddd…….. !@&$%## 🤬

(((( Shut yo’ 👄 mouth!!!))) 🤐

Uh-huh that’s right… hardcore assasin action to make you think about a modern day “Shaft” meets Coffee meets Jackie Brown… meets Cleopatra Jones….meets “Cookie” turnt up several notches…. yeah!!!!

👉🏽 that’s it…that’s it!!!! 👈🏽

I think we all like that special flavor…Taraji brings to her roles…

If you like her as Cookie… and you followed all her big time action in “person of interest” ——> like I did…. You… will L❤️VE this film!!!!

As for me… I love this film for a lot of reasons: #1. It takes me back to matinee saturdays of my childhood… when we would either go to see movies from this genre… or catch them on 📺 TV…. If we were lucky… some “super station” like TBS… or one of the networks would show us an evening presentation of an ACTION movie like this… with an ALL STAR BLACK CAST….

I saw in one review… where someone called “Proud Mary” a blaxploitation Film…. Nah. I disagree….

❌❌❌ Slow.your.roll……..❌❌❌

Why would you even categorize it like that… in 2018… when we’ve had TONS of other mob movies… and crime dramas… and action thrillers with bad ass characters.. shiesty… and shady ones too…(((just like this…))) and no one labeled those with a negative by-line…

💁🏽‍♀️ So PLEASE… .LETS.NOT.GO.THERE!!!!! 🙅🏽‍♀️🙅🏽‍♀️🙅🏽‍♀️🙅🏽‍♀️

#2. Taraji is one of the few leading ladies… of color to headline a FILM in Hollywood ⭐️🎬🎞🎥⭐️ and this is MAJOR folks!!! ((( She’s really good in this role peeps: rugged…raw… and so real!!! “A super-sista.. assasin… with a heart ❤️ of gold”)))

✨✨ But wait…. there’s MORE!!!✨

Taraji is also credited as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of this film…. and THAT is a major feat… for an African American woman… to achieve in Hollywood ….

Watch this… She does this…all the while she’s starring in ANOTHER leading role… for the HIT Fox television series… “EMPIRE!!!” 💥💥💥💥💥Boom!

You guys: What was that⁉️

Evette: Glad you asked…..

That was me dropping the mic… 🎤💥

Picking the mic back up…. 🎤

Now… I read some where… where SOME-BODY said the plot… and story line was quote “ sloppy”…

Humph….. putting my heads on hips…

You know…what…

There are real life things happening just like this… in the inner cities all over the world FOR REAL…. If you rip articles from the news papers… LIFE is hardcore… It’s GRITTY…. it’s tough… hardcore events occurring on the streets are not perfectly choreographed… or planned… or perfectly scripted out…

This story line takes a path of its own… as one thing… leads to another… and attempts to FIX the mess… just keeps.getting.worse…

This is ENTERTAINMENT folks… A work of FICTION that has been created to suck you in… and keep your attention to the very end…. An ending that will surprise you….😮 something we wouldn’t expect….after everything that happened….

This SONY and SCREEN GEMS project stars:

Taraji P. Henson as Mary Goodwin. Billy Brown as (Tom),… hey y’all… this is the fine detective dude… that Annalise would have those hot steamy encounters with… on ABC’s…”How to get away with murder…” 😅

In my southern gossip lady voice: “Oh Lawd!!! Mister… and Shug Avery done got back together!!!” 🙌🏽 ( Lolz!!!!!)

Slaps knee… 😆 and continues: All dez years after “The Color Purple!!” 🤣… but this time … “ They’s married now!!!” 🤣😅😂😆

Just a fun fflashback to the famous line… Oprah’s character Sophia said… after she married Harpo…( “We’d married now!!!) which by the way… has been a spirited expression… that all my close friends have said… after they walked down the isle in REAL LIFE… he…hee… just one of the cute lil’ things that adds to wonderful memories…

Anywho… One more thought to share: The SLANG language I use..in writing… is just a creative way to add some spice to my blogs… peeps..

so chill… 😜 savor… the flavor…and enjoy the humor of it all…

💁🏽‍♀️ Now where was I…🙋🏽‍♀️ Oh! “Mister” in the Color Purple” you know…was played by the Great actor…Danny Glover… who is now..(Benny) …. head of a powerful Boston drug family in “Proud Mary”…

Benny’s beautiful wife… (Mina), is the divine actress…Margaret Avery… oooh… ☝🏽one more credit…y’all…

Margaret Avery also plays the role of Mary Jane’s mom.. on the hit series…”Mary Jane” on BET…🙂

Last but not least…Introducing Jahi Di’Allo Winston… who does a fantastic job as the young Boy (Danny)….

I predict we’ll see a lot more of his cute face in Productions to come! 👍🏽 …

rounding out the sensational cast are MaNeal McDonough as (Walter)… Xander Berkeley as (Uncle.) and Rade Serbedzija as Luka.

“Proud Mary” is directed by Babak Nahafi…. from a script by Steven Antin, John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal. The project was produced by. Andrea Ajemian. and co-producer. Tai Duncan.

********** Newsflash!!!!! 📸 *********

I can definitely see a couple of doors🚪 🚪 🚪 that could open-up into an intriguing PART TWO… for “PROUD MARY”

production / writing ✍🏽 Crew…. I have got some GREAT ideas for YOU!!!

!!!!!!! Ooooo-ooooh!!!!!!!! Y’all need to 🤙🏽 call me! 📞 I’ve got 3 different great storylines drafted in my head!!!!

👉🏽If…. ….you guys haven’t started on a part two…. yet! 😉

Peace ✌🏽 out everybody…. round up your crew… and go out and BUY TICKETS to support this film!!!

Taraji has used her voice… and influence to support important issues in Hollywood… ( and for women! )

She’s been HONORED by Women in Film… for her achievements in television & film… as well as her commitment and dedication to the entertainment industry.

Taraji is also an HBCU grad… of HOWARD UNIVERSITY….(( HU.))) who made it BIG!!!! #Yay!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

As a graduate of CAU… (Clark-Atlanta)..in the AUC… ( Atlanta University Center….) I Say: Let’s demonstrate our power at the movie box office!!!

HBCU grads… 👩🏽‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓and students now enrolled in these prestigious institutions… plan a fun night at the movies… and support this project! Spread the word… with positive vibes!!!

I bought a souvenir ticket…and was pleased to walk into a packed theater @RegalMovies in downtown LA… #ProudMaryAtRegal

My Challenge is also issued to Sororites, Fraternities, Guy groups, girl squads…. roll dolls… golden girls… and guys… senior groups… couples getting together for “date night” 💋…and every other group of folks out there…who have prayed for diversity in film making!

Folks who will appreciate a great escape from real 🌎 world problems… to the world of excitement… and fictional action on the BIG SCREEN!!!

Here’s to MORE outstanding movies 🎥 being made… 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽…and giving DESERVING ACTORS a chance to ✨✨SHINE ON!!!✨✨

CHEERS ‼️🎉🎉🎉

~ Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.com 💎

Evette is a native of Atlanta,🍑GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Links Inc., and Women in Film…( just to name a few of her beloved connections! 😉

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor 🎤in a number of television 📺 markets all across the country… She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work as a free-lance contractor…copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, 🎙(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.) She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… 😉

Let Sparkle-“E” 💎 promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

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