If you’re in the South, this is a great weekend for you if you like music. R. Kelly and several other acts are touring throughout the South this weekend. Sci-fi fans can check out Walter Mosley’s latest and if you’re into hip-hop, The BET Hip-Hop Awards repeats this weekend. Football is on the horizon on any given fall Sunday and this Sunday the Pack and the Texas battle it out. Director Lee Daniels is controversial once again in “The Paperboy" and director Ava Duvernay’s “Middle of Nowhere” hits theaters as well, both in limited release. Check out what else is happening this weekend.
All Times Eastern
Friday, October 12
“Baby Boy” on BET at BET at 9 p.m.
John Singleton directs Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese in this insta-classic
Saturday, October 13
BET Hip-Hop Awards at 10 p.m. on BET
The ever-popular 2 Chainz and the rest of the hip-hop industry converge on Atlanta for a night of hip-hop award granting and performances.
Sunday, October 14
“Football Night In America: Packers at Texans” on NBC at 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Aaron Rodgers goes up against Texans QB Matt Schaub who burned the Pack for 414 yards passing in a 2008 victory.
Lee Daniels direct yet another controversial story about a group of low-rent characters set in 1969 Florida. Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron play brothers Ward and Jack Jensen, who are roped into investigating the wrongful conviction of Charlotte Bless’ (Nicole Kidman) incarcerated fiancé. Kidman apparently uses her sexual wiles to keep everyone in line and things go predictably bad. If you thought Daniels was too into black pathology in “Precious” reviewers, mostly mixed on the movie, said this one gives white pathology equal time.
“Middle of Nowhere”
The first black female to ever scorea win at Sundance, Ava Duvernay releases her second film “Middle of Nowhere” about a med students who faces tough choices when her man is incarcerated. Check out https://www.facebook.com/MiddleofNowhereMovie for trailer, info and theaters