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b.Touch
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"I'm watching "Poetic Justice" for the first time ever."


  

          

Thanks to Netflix HD.

I was told - from multiple sources - that this movie was "terrible". It's rough, yeah, but it's not too awful. Worst thing about it are the terribly obtuse needle drops (I.e. "Zener Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer") as Janet Jackson mopes about her house alone.

Looks really nice in HD. Like full restoration nice.

  

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Frankly my dear I dont give a fuck!
Dec 23rd 2014
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If Pac puts any more food on that plate, it's gonna tip over
Dec 23rd 2014
2
shit, lemme not dish out spoilers
Dec 23rd 2014
3
you're good now. It just finished.
Dec 23rd 2014
4
I just remember the guy who kept brushing his hair
Dec 23rd 2014
5
^^^ same! Hahaha - saw it once 7 years ago.
Dec 23rd 2014
19
      lol.
Dec 24th 2014
31
Janet Jacskon WON the Golden Raspberry for this?
Dec 23rd 2014
6
Agreed
Dec 24th 2014
27
Janet is the weakest link in the movie.
Dec 23rd 2014
7
all of the location scenes look beautiful
Dec 23rd 2014
8
CUZZIN Pete!
Dec 23rd 2014
9
Pac doin the Purell rub on his way to the BBQ table
Dec 23rd 2014
11
I've always wanted to do that, because of this movie.
Dec 24th 2014
32
i liked it, felt bad for Tip
Dec 23rd 2014
10
Quick trivia note, re: Q-Tip
Dec 23rd 2014
12
interesting, I never knew that and this is
Dec 23rd 2014
13
i saw the director's cut...
Dec 23rd 2014
17
Interesting
Dec 24th 2014
28
I liked the movie. But I also have fond memories of seeing it on my firs...
Dec 23rd 2014
14
YOU AIN'T BUFF!!!!!!
Dec 23rd 2014
15
i loved lucky's baby mama.
Dec 23rd 2014
16
I just remember the beat down Pac and Tone Loc gave that one dude
Dec 23rd 2014
18
Go head and brush that weak ass fade...
Dec 23rd 2014
20
...Ni66a's dick can't even stay hard.
Dec 23rd 2014
21
woah. u must be a 90s baby
Dec 23rd 2014
22
i'm a pretty harsh critic and i wouldn't say it's terrible at all
Dec 23rd 2014
23
for a middle school football player, Chicago's malfunctioning dick...
Dec 23rd 2014
24
I can dress!
Dec 23rd 2014
25
This, Baby Boy and Four Brothers=3 highly rewatchable Singleton flicks
Dec 23rd 2014
26
RE: This, Baby Boy and Four Brothers=3 highly rewatchable Singleton flic...
Dec 24th 2014
30
its ridiculous but filled w/memorable scenes/comedy (intentional or not)
Dec 27th 2014
33
Four Brothers captures "Detroit" as well as any flick ever
Dec 27th 2014
34
Nostalgia worthy
Dec 24th 2014
29

cgonz00cc
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1. "Frankly my dear I dont give a fuck!"
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In my top 100 movie lines ever

  

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b.Touch
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Tue Dec-23-14 12:42 AM

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2. "If Pac puts any more food on that plate, it's gonna tip over"
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cgonz00cc
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3. "shit, lemme not dish out spoilers "
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Tue Dec-23-14 12:43 AM by cgonz00cc

  

          

Sorry dude

  

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b.Touch
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4. "you're good now. It just finished."
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godleeluv
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Tue Dec-23-14 01:38 AM

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5. "I just remember the guy who kept brushing his hair"
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I only saw it once.


But that damn brush annoyed the hell outta me.
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19. "^^^ same! Hahaha - saw it once 7 years ago."
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Enjoyed it, I remember, but yea - my most vivid memory is the hair pick guy.

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31. "lol. "
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b.Touch
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6. "Janet Jacskon WON the Golden Raspberry for this?"
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She was definitely uneven, but _that_ terrible she was not.

  

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lfresh
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27. "Agreed"
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7. "Janet is the weakest link in the movie."
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Which is a problem, because it's her story. I don't know where I heard/read it, but I agreed with whomever said if you put Regina King in the lead, you have a much better movie, because Regina's much more believable in the role. And you're right, it wasn't a bad movie, just a good movie with a bad lead actress. And Tupac was superb as the total babyface (not the singer), with Joe Torry... well... Joe Torrying.

And I gave/give John major points for making, at the time, an ambitious second movie, especially since everyone wanted More Boyz in the Hood and he decided to go left and give us this... at the time, I remember Zoo Town niggas clowning the movie on opening night, mainly because of the Boyz thing, and also because most of them didn't know who Maya Angelou was, and also didn't have any sort of appreciation for poetry, so when those voiced-over poems dropped in, lots of the audience groaned and laughed.

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b.Touch
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8. "all of the location scenes look beautiful"
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like, I-wanna-drive-the-coast-too beautiful

  

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Tue Dec-23-14 07:46 AM

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9. "CUZZIN Pete!"
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b.Touch
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11. "Pac doin the Purell rub on his way to the BBQ table"
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is my favorite shot in that film.

  

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32. "I've always wanted to do that, because of this movie."
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Cuddn Pete was like, fuck it, I ain't got time to DNA test everybody that wants these ribs.

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10. "i liked it, felt bad for Tip"
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...it's kinda like alot of black romance movies in that era...i was good after one watch and i appreciated it for what it was...

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12. "Quick trivia note, re: Q-Tip"
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Q-Tip had a small role in Poetic Justice, playing the boyfriend of Janet's who is killed in the opening scene and sends Justice into a funk.

What was his character's name? Markell.

Markell was a reference to Markell Riley, who is the brother of Teddy Riley and was also in the group Wreckx-N-Effect.

IIRC, Wreckx-N-Effect had beef with A Tribe Called Quest, due to the lyric "Strictly hardcore tracks, not a New Jack Swing," which is what Teddy (and by extension Wreckx-N-Effect) was known for. This supposedly led to a confrontation in which Q-Tip got a black eye. So, "in response," his character Markell gets blasted.

BTW, this was on the heels of the "We Want Eazy" t-shirt wearing crackhead catching a beatdown by Ice Cube and his crew in Boyz in the Hood.

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13. "interesting, I never knew that and this is "
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one of my fav movies.

I watch it all the time. lol.

  

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17. "i saw the director's cut..."
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iesha had had an abortion.

  

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28. "Interesting"
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Thanks
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14. "I liked the movie. But I also have fond memories of seeing it on my firs..."
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date date.


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15. "YOU AIN'T BUFF!!!!!!"
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16. "i loved lucky's baby mama. "
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i thought the keith washington/roger g. smith dynamic shoulda been 86'd.

  

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18. "I just remember the beat down Pac and Tone Loc gave that one dude"
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Scene had me laughing. Pac was hopping on dude like a kangaroo.

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20. "Go head and brush that weak ass fade..."
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That Ether.

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21. "...Ni66a's dick can't even stay hard."
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22. "woah. u must be a 90s baby"
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23. "i'm a pretty harsh critic and i wouldn't say it's terrible at all"
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it doesn't have a particularly strong story, but there are way worse movies.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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24. "for a middle school football player, Chicago's malfunctioning dick..."
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Best anti-steroid advocacy ever

I obviously watched a lot of inappropriate shit when i was younger lol

  

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25. "I can dress!"
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26. "This, Baby Boy and Four Brothers=3 highly rewatchable Singleton flicks "
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All of whose obvious flaws and moments of cringeworthiness make it tough to argue for them being objectively 'good films" but ones I can sit thru any rainy afternoon or lazy evening that I stumble upon them on cable, particularly if I'm with someone who hasnt seen them before.

  

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30. "RE: This, Baby Boy and Four Brothers=3 highly rewatchable Singleton flic..."
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I have never seen Baby Boy.

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33. "its ridiculous but filled w/memorable scenes/comedy (intentional or not)"
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>I have never seen Baby Boy.

  

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34. "Four Brothers captures "Detroit" as well as any flick ever"
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The big body American sedans sliding around during the snowy car chase?

Black people playing hockey, and doing it well?

Mark Wahlberg pulls a piece and people's only response is to start booing because he took the ball?

Yep.

  

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29. "Nostalgia worthy"
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