Whitney Houston Cinema
Whitney Houston is arguably the greatest female singer of our generation. Guinness World Records cited her in 2009 as the most award winning female act of all time. She has 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammys, 30 Billboard Music Awards; she has a total of 415 career awards in her lifetime. We will all miss Whitney Houston, her music lives forever.
Whitney Houston is unmatched with her contribution to the music industry. What is amazing is she also has a share of humble success in the world of cinema. For instance, she is the producer of both The Princess Diaries 1 and 2, a small movie franchise with big commercial success. Here are short movie reviews of some popular movies with the music legend.
The Bodyguard (1992) is a romantic thriller about a secret-agent-turned-bodyguard who needs to protect a music star. This movie is a $410 million box office hit and the The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album is the top-selling soundtrack of all time.
not good - the poor story, dialogue, and character
What's Good - the thriller aspect and the amazing musical performances
The Preacher's Wife (1996) is a family Christmas film with drama, comedy, and romance elements. The movie is not very popular but it is a modest success grossing $48 million in the U.S., 106 million in Japan, 282 million in Italy, and $28.6 million in U.S. home rentals. This is also the most critically acclaimed movie of Whitney Houston.
not good - old-fashioned and could have been a flop if not released during the holidays
What's Good - amusing, mushy, warm, and serious, just like your emotional roller-coaster during the holidays
The Princess Diaries 1 & 2 (2001 & 2004) is the story of Mia, an immature teenage girl who is the heir to the throne of the fictional country (and kingdom) Genovia; Mia's grandmother rules the country. The Princess Diaries 1 is the film debut of Anne Hathaway. Both movies are box office hits; The Princess Diaries 1 grossed $107.8 million and Part 2 grossed $95.1 million.
not good - childish and silly
What's Good - a fun movie for girls, kids, and the whole family
In the upcoming movie Sparkle (in theaters Aug 17, 2012), Whitney Houston stars along-side with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. This is her last movie appearance.