I only saw Dope and Straight Outta Compton. I only went to about twelve movies last year. My grade would be a D. I'm including movies with black folk in co starring roles too just any kind of representation. I compare it to the NBA, if white folks boycotted because there's not enough whites playing.
5. "RE: You didnt see Selma, Creed, Beast of No Nation but you are handing o..." In response to Reply # 3 Sat Jan-23-16 03:41 AM by aesop socks
Wasn't Selma 2014. Took my Moms to the theater to see it . It was good but nothing I'm gonna be watching over and over. That's where I'm at with most black films I'm always saying hey I can watch this with my mom. The Butler moms, 12 years A Slave took moms, Selma took Moms, Get On Up took moms.
Beast of No Nation :: A Creed :: A- What Happened Miss Simone (doc) :: A- Middle of Nowhwere (2012, but finally got a national release this yr) :: A- Tangerine (white director) :: B+ Dope :: B Beyond the Lights (though I think this from 2014) :: B Girlhood (French; white woman director) :: B Rubble Kings (doc) :: B Straight Outta Compton :: B- Fresh Dressed (doc) :: C+ Chiraq :: C Ayanda (white woman director) :: C Furious 7 (yes, this counts) :: C- The Perfect Guy :: F Whitney :: F
11. "My grades are close based on what I saw this year" In response to Reply # 7
>Beast of No Nation :: A >Creed :: A- >What Happened Miss Simone (doc) :: A- >Tangerine (white director) :: F, shit was horrible IMO >Dope :: B >Beyond the Lights (though I think this from 2014) :: B+ >Straight Outta Compton :: A- >Fresh Dressed (doc) :: C+ Chiraq :: C-, nive message but nah, super corny >The Perfect Guy :: C
**************** TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*
13. "The NBA is a terrible comparison" In response to Reply # 0 Sun Jan-24-16 02:34 PM by Boogie Stimuli
The NBA wants you simply because you're good. Oscars have a racist history of choosing people based on race... not to mention, the NBA had the same history until they realized Black folk were just better players lol... you don't get chosen to be in the NBA soley because you're Black, you get chosen in SPITE of it due to your exceptional skills. The Oscars still shut you out on the basis of you being Black.
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