Don’t get me wrong, I love dance movies, especially when these films feature people who can actually dance. But what turns me off is their acting. And let’s keep it real, it’s hard to dance and act at the same time. Some may require further lessons, and by that I mean some excessive acting classes. Take Battlefield America for instance. The movie depicts the story of a young businessman who lands a community service sentence, which in turn led him to a group of misfit kids who need mentoring. With the help of a pro instructor, he works to get the kids ready for a big underground dance competition. Not a bad plot, right? Except for the fact that the movie’s directed by Chris Stokes (founder of successful but since failed boy group B2K, music producer, etc.) My point is that just because you’re a successful entrepreneur who made good music videos doesn’t mean you’re a superb film director. If you need proof, look at his previous directorial efforts. Continue reading “Battlefield America has the potential, to fail”
Meet Columbus Short, an American actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. Columbus is best known for his roles in the films ‘Stomp the Yard‘, ‘This Christmas‘, and ‘Armored‘, and as the choreographer for Britney Spears’ Onyx Hotel Tour.
Columbus Short was born Kansas City, Missouri to a family who loved the creative arts. The family later relocated to Los Angeles while he was young, and soon after began working in a youth theater. He attended performing arts high school until joining the Broadway tour of Stomp, a non-traditional dance troupe.
Short first appeared in the hit movie ‘You got Served‘ in 2004 as a dancer, Continue reading “Spotlight – Columbus Short”