Thursday, August 18, 2011

Black Dynamite Cartoon

If you love the nods to the blaxploitation genre, then check out 2009's Black Dynamite with Michael Jai White.  The humor is a lot more subtle than 1988's I'm Gonna Get You Sucka and the quality of the picture is excellent.
It's now in the form of a comic book and is coming to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

Wonder if this is going to come on during The Boondocks.  Does anybody know when Season 4 is supposed to start?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Biopic on Supreme Florence Ballard is Finally Being Cast

After years of Motown assistants and other folks having their say in a book about Ms. Florence Ballard, a movie set to be released this year will tell the real story.  Co-produced by one of the late singer's daughters, it should not be missed.

This post is old but it notes some strong parallels between Ms. Ballard and other noted figures in the music industry.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

R.I.P. Bubba Smith

Today, we lost actor Bubba Smith.  He starred in Police Academy, Good Times (as one of Sweet Daddy Williams' men) but I thought one of his best performances was on the trashy Married With Children.  He comes in at 0:25.  Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.