Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blaxploitation movies...the best? the WORST?... IDK

If you have a couple of hours to spare, here are some vids I ran across recently by a chap named Joseph Thomas, who reps his own marketing company (should I ask him for a job since I get my cert in a couple of months?)

Spoiler Alert - While the best pretty much goes without saying, whether they used content, acting skills or box office numbers to determine this, it's the 'Worst' list that has me.

It goes without saying that there is no confusing Dolemite with James Earl Jones but did they have to list 2/3 Bernie Casey movies?  C'mon now....don't toss my heart around like that!  OK maybe I'm biased because Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde was shot in L.A. but....c'mon(LOL).

*shakes head and walks away*

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Black to the Future - Ol TV Shows as Movies?

Now many people are down on the Man making a Good Times movie.  I've got no problem with it since it seems to be based on James and Flo Evans' lives before moving to Cabrini Green.  But like you,I'm wondering what the plot will be since the kids would be too young to carry two hours by themselves.  I've got some ideas - 

  1. How many husbands did Willona have and how did she end up in public housing as a single woman with a nice job?
  2. Why didn't Bookman have any kids?
  3. What was up with Florida where she didn't want part of any hustle for a better life?

That's my list for now.  Here's a little bit of tea.  Okay, it's old and pretty cold but I have to get back to work.  A long time ago (20+ yrs) I worked for SuperShuttle and who should end up on my line but Dap Sugar Willie (Lennay the Looter).  His voice sounded the same and I think he told me that was his legal name.  Anyway, we talked for a while and he told me that despite being a Black show, the set was covered in snow.  Hmmm

According to Clutch Mag, a KickStarter campaign was started by Mara Brock Akil to bring a Girlfriends movie to the silver screen - with the original cast.  I'd see it.  Click the link for more details.