Black Entertainment : Will Smith Talks 'Concussion,' Living a Dream, Being More Than a Movie Star, Political Ambitions, Mo

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    CBS Sunday Morning profiled Will Smith yesterday, with the release of his latest film, "Concussion," just around the corner. The network has made the piece available online, which I've embedded below.

    Despite all the success, he says he still feels somewhat unfulfilled, as if there's still much more that he can do beyond entertainment: "There's a contribution to the world inside of me that I can't reach," he said. "There's a thing that I'm supposed to be doing. There's a person that I want to be that I always saw the reflection in my grandmother's eyes, you know, of what it is, but I can't reach that thing. There's so much more that I feel that I have to offer that I can't access in myself."

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. I was surprised to see that a movie like this would be made because I believe that the NFL would not like this kind of attention. I was so amazed, that I searched the internet for more information and was surprised even more. One Pittsburg Steeler football player was hurt so badly from this head injury related disease that he lost his entire life. His wife divorced him, and then, he was found dead in his truck of which he was living in.
     
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    Will Smith's son... Wow! I dunno...
     
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    I am, too. What most amazed me about this article was Will Smith talking about running for President. I believe he is serious.
     
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    Oh yes, I think he is too, and I'm shaking my head. These Movie Stars...the first thing that comes to my mind is Ronald Reagan and then, Arnold.
     
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    Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood, and now Kanye West says he's running in 2020, too. It's turning into a circus...
     
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    I didn't eve know the movie was released yet...

    'Concussion' Adds to Will Smith's Growing List of Recent Box Office Disappointments. What's Going On?

    "Concussion" is on track to become maybe Will Smith's weakest box office performer (films in which he's the star specifically). The film has been in theaters for almost 3 weeks, and has grossed just under $31 million as of this weekend. It holds the title of the lowest box office opening weekend for any Will Smith movie (again, films he's specifically the star of), with $10.5 million. You'd have to go back to 1993 to "Six Degrees of Separation" which opened with just $53,000, although it should be noted that the film debuted on just 2 screens nationwide, while "Concussion" opened on over 2800 screens - more than a significant difference.

    At this rate, I seriously doubt that "Concussion" will gross anywhere near $100 million. Reviews have been ok, so it's not that it's a bad movie. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get through it without chuckling almost every time Will Smith spoke with his "Nigerian accent" and put on the kind of earnestness on his face that screams, "I'm a serious actor; this is a serious scene; I want that Oscar." I just didn't *believe* his performance, and ultimately wished he'd cast someone else in the lead role, and played a supporting character. But the film's Rotten Tomatoes score is at a decent 62%, with the consensus stating: "'Concussion' lands a solid, well-acted hit on its impressively timely subject matter, even if its traditional sports drama structure is a little too safe to deserve a full-on dance in the end zone."

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    Uh Oh! i guess we better get ready for the First Lady Khardashian...
     
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    Thank you for your review! Now, I will plan to go see it.

    yes, I do hear that some people are not happy that he is not getting a lot of attention for his role, and I heard the trailers, and he just doesn't sound like a Nigerian to me either.
     
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    I saw the movie. It was really good and I encourage people to go see it.
     
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