Sunday, November 17, 2002
Today I went to see Eminem's new movie, 8 Mile.
Since I'm in Detroit, I wanted to see the movie on the street from which the movie takes it name.
To that end, I visited the Phoenix Theatre, Detroit's Neighborhood Theatre at 8 Mile and Van Dyke. I really enjoyed the movie and agree with some of the reviews I've read that liken it to Rocky.
8 Mile, while provocative and raw, is never gratuitious and is inspirational. It speaks to the integrity and strength of the human spirit and what's possible when one believes in self and seizes opportunities as they present themselves.