Whitney's Sparkle Trailer Is Bittersweet, Says Author! Check it Out

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Ever since the trailer for Sparkle -- with Whitney Houston in her final film performance -- was released, people have been oohing and ahing and intermittently loving it and clucking their tongues a lot.

Well, Mark Bego, who's written a book called End of the Rainbow -- I mean Whitney Houston! The Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall of the Woman Whose Voice Inspired a Generation -- certainly has an opinion on it.

Observes Bego:


"On one hand, the Sparkle trailer has made everyone anticipate the August 2012 release of the film even more.

"In some of the footage from the trailer, you can see beautiful flashes of the old Whitney Houston charm and energetic sparkle that made her famous.

"Yet there are also several moments where she appears tired, sounds raspy, and seems many years older than her young age of 48. It is truly a bittersweet experience to behold."

Maybe, but the singing bit we hear from Whitney has her in much better voice than in some other recent outings -- and even if you don't agree, you have to admit they've got a blockbuster soundtrack on their hands, for a whole variety of reasons!


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13 comments
latenitebump
latenitebump

this movie is--'cuse the expression--a hit, already.

Blake
Blake

 I thought Whitney looked great in the trailer. I agree her voice is harsh when she speaks but we know why. I haven't seen any scenes where she looks bad.

 I'm hoping the movie and the soundtrack kills it!

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Loved Lonette McKee AND Dorian Harewood in the original.

Methinks me hears them ol' "posthumous Oscar" drums beating.

Sasha
Sasha

Looks like "Dreamgirls" meets "Burlesque".

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

It's looks good, like it might be a hoot.  Anything improves on the dull original with Irene Who Caras?

Dabitch
Dabitch

Eek. She looks terrible--like a Claymation version of herself.

Yaya
Yaya

She actually does sound pretty good, though her speaking voice is a little raspy.

Musto
Musto

And loved Mary Alice too. That's the role Whitney seems to be playing--though I don't recall Mary Alice singing.

latenitebump
latenitebump

dull original? you're out of your mind. the unknown--at the time--irene cara was very good.the slamming soúndtrack with original vocals in the film and a studio recording with aretha franklin. all music written and produced by the late great curtis mayfield. soundtrack to the film.songs--decades later--covered by en vogue.

Utz
Utz

Loved Lonette McKee in the original. And loved the Aretha album covering all the songs.

R07girl
R07girl

You're out of your mind Whitney looks fantastic! I am very proud of her, and this production.

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