Sunday, April 08, 2018

Auteur Watch - Desmond Gumbs

Ah, the life of the B-List director.  Sorry, but it's true.  You can tell by the posters in their IMDb Top 4.  If a movie just has a big grey sheet for a poster, it's not a good sign.  Otherwise, you just have to look at it and see if it smacks of Direct-to-DVD.  Okay, sure, Rude Boy is a bad example.  Not bad for a DVD cover, anyway.  And "Hacienda Heights" looks like a soap opera DVD cover.  Is a movie poster like Detroit Rock City so much to ask?  I mean, IS IT?!!!
But poster or no poster, Gumbs hasn't given up on the industry and taking time off to raise a family yet.  No sir.  Sure, he's given up on the silver screen, but you know what?  These days, your HD TV with 4k, 1080p, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound is the new silver screen, and he's got some big things lined up.  First, there's "Dual Arrangements."  ...well, that's not the main one, really.  No, the two big main ones are of course "Girl Power" which, of course, speaks as loudly as possible to such current things as the #MeToo movement, etc.  For the Tyler Perry / Kirk Cameron demographic, there's "Church."  And so, a toast to Desmond Gumbs!  Sucks to still be scrambling around to make it when you're past 40, don't it?  Welcome to the world.

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