#TBT Collateral

Unknown 2004 was a hot year for former stand-up and In Living Color star Jaime Foxx.  He was the star in two major motion pictures sharing screen time with Jada Pinkett-Smith and global box office star Tom Cruise in Collateral and as blues legend Ray Charles in Ray.  Foxx, portrayed a cab driver finds himself the hostage of a contract killer.   As he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles, he also must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.  It was a very suspenseful, action-packed film which showed all three of its stars in a light we had never seen them in before or since.

For his portrayal of  Max, Foxx was nominated for the SAG, Golden Globe and Academy Award, but walked away with the Oscar for RAY.  Here are the trailers for both...



Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!