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""Successful Black People" movie rant"


  

          

With another release of a "look-at-the-successful-black-people" movie in 'Something New' I'm itching for a rant.

I'm so sick of these "look at all these black people...so successful" ass movies! We're not all successful, we're broke, goin to school, raising kids, marrying and divorcing! I know we want to escape but not in EVERY damn movie about us. The movies about poor or regular people likin the last 10 years are usually cooning comedy or just shitty movies. Eff that shit why can't we have regular everyday people in a movie!

I will admit there are alot of exceptions but it doesn't seem like any in the last 15 years. Ever since 'Soul Food', everything has been soul food! Successful black people living their lives! With the same damn actors over and over! How many times have Sanaa and Gabrielle played the "successful black woman" how many times has Morris and Blair played the "successful black man"? Typecasting us as something more positive is still TYPECASTING!

I just want a representative of real black people. There's no way in hell you and all your successful friends/sisters are EXCEEDINGLY georgous. One will be thick/fat now come on. One will have a bunch of kids. One will have a husband thats no good. One will have a bangin job, and one might work at mcdonalds. Let's get some reality into our movies!

Want an example? Love Jones. Nina wasn't even living in her own house, even though that joint was bangin. Larenz a struggling writer, Nia a struggling photographer. They didn't drive benz's they were on a motorcycle. Their friends had a multitude of jobs and none of them was ballin like these movies show. Why can't we be ordinary people ala John Legend?

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you got something against successful black folks?
Feb 03rd 2006
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RE: you got something against successful black folks?
Feb 03rd 2006
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WHERE IS THE BLACK PAUL GIAMATTI??????
Feb 03rd 2006
3
let's go
Feb 03rd 2006
4
Forest Whitaker?
Feb 03rd 2006
8
Bingo.
Feb 04th 2006
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He doesn't play the ugly guy/loser
Feb 04th 2006
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Don Cheadle isn't Hollywood attractive.
Feb 03rd 2006
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      but he doesn't play the ugly parts
Feb 03rd 2006
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      white people actually think Cheadle is strikingly handsome
Feb 03rd 2006
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      don't tell that to my wife, or any of her friends.
Feb 03rd 2006
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      Don Cheadle could get the business ANY day
Feb 04th 2006
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      speak for yourself....u do not speak for me n/m
Feb 06th 2006
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Here's where the buzzer sounded on your rant:
Feb 03rd 2006
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RE: Here's where the buzzer sounded on your rant:
Feb 03rd 2006
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I would much rather see Successful Black Actors
Feb 03rd 2006
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^^ nuff said n/m
Feb 06th 2006
51
shut up and make a movie then
Feb 03rd 2006
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i will and i may have access to one day
Feb 03rd 2006
11
It's just entertainment
Feb 03rd 2006
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It's the anti-stereotype stereotype. see The Best Man.
Feb 03rd 2006
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black people complain too much
Feb 03rd 2006
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it's the extremist view of both hollywood & black writers
Feb 03rd 2006
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      Hollywood black writers don't consider real people boring,
Feb 03rd 2006
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           ^^^word^^^
Feb 03rd 2006
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           Um, it's not like white people are all for it either
Feb 03rd 2006
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                i never said they were.
Feb 03rd 2006
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                     so, people didn't like million dollar baby & mystic river?
Feb 03rd 2006
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                          Even if this is true
Feb 03rd 2006
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                          it's true
Feb 03rd 2006
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                               I should clarify
Feb 03rd 2006
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                          those kinds of movies historically don't make that much money.
Feb 03rd 2006
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                               RE: those kinds of movies historically don't make that much money.
Feb 03rd 2006
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                                    Claudine?
Feb 03rd 2006
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                                    jah. you're just wrong.
Feb 03rd 2006
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                                         I wouldn't say they like shitty movies
Feb 03rd 2006
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                                              thank you, actually neither one of us are wrong
Feb 03rd 2006
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                                                   RE: thank you, actually neither one of us are wrong
Feb 04th 2006
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                                                        RE: thank you, actually neither one of us are wrong
Feb 05th 2006
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           fresh & frank's place are both critically acclaimed
Feb 03rd 2006
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           They were both failures, bottom line.
Feb 04th 2006
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           END OF POST! n/m
Feb 06th 2006
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This post is proof that Love Jones allows you get them drawers
Feb 03rd 2006
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uhm... have you seen, uh, any movies before?
Feb 04th 2006
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no, it's racial.
Feb 04th 2006
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"real black people".
Feb 04th 2006
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What is you point?
Feb 04th 2006
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Hollywood actors and writers and directors ain't 'keeping it real'
Feb 04th 2006
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      Larenz's apartment was busted
Feb 04th 2006
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           See, and I would remember that as I'm sitting in the barbershop
Feb 04th 2006
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This is the most ass-backwards post... n/m
Feb 04th 2006
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Yeah, w/e. You are officially self-acceptance handicapped.
Feb 04th 2006
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i agree, but you're on the wrong site for this rant....
Feb 05th 2006
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all these NEGATIVE images & u gone fix your mouth 2 complain
Feb 06th 2006
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write it up..develop it...hollywood is behind on a lot of idea(l)s...
Feb 06th 2006
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AFKAP_of_Darkness
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1. "you got something against successful black folks?"
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me, i just got something against mediocre movies, regardless of the social/financial status of their protagonists.

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serena_love
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2. "RE: you got something against successful black folks?"
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I don't mind one or two....but damn every movie after soul food?? gimme a break.

No I got nothing against successful black people, but i do have a problem with rehashing a formula. It seems that successful black people is the formula that we're fricking stuck with. True it's better than "all black people are coons" formula but a formula none the less.

Serena

  

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3. "WHERE IS THE BLACK PAUL GIAMATTI??????"
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Where is the ugly black actor? The day we start seeing ugly (ugly as in, not H'wood approved attractive) black actors, then you (shit, all of us) got a better shot at those real black movies. You know, someone who'll play Philip Seymour Hoffman parts.
So here's the plan, we find the ugly black actor, we make a bunch of real black movies, THEN we can make real movies that aren't based on skin color. Who's with me?

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4. "let's go"
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f'real come on!

Serena

  

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8. "Forest Whitaker?"
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37. "Bingo."
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48. "He doesn't play the ugly guy/loser"
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He plays the "socially acceptable to have this secondary character be a black man so to keep Jesse from calling, he'll be black." Sorta like the cop in Die Hard.

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9. "Don Cheadle isn't Hollywood attractive."
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12. "but he doesn't play the ugly parts"
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You don't see him playing that Hoffman part in Happiness, or the losers parts that Steve Buscemi or Paul Giamatti play.

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16. "white people actually think Cheadle is strikingly handsome"
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which surprised me

but i've heard many white women - and men - say this

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17. "don't tell that to my wife, or any of her friends."
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Injuns, PR's, and Asian Jews find him attractive.
and i live in Hollywood. West Hollywood anyway.

  

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40. "Don Cheadle could get the business ANY day"
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Myself and nearly all of my friends think he is attractive as hell.

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53. "speak for yourself....u do not speak for me n/m"
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5. "Here's where the buzzer sounded on your rant:"
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>Want an example? Love Jones.

Those characters were just as "unreal" as the others you described. And just as corny, too.
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10. "RE: Here's where the buzzer sounded on your rant:"
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I don't believe so at all. They actually went on dates, dates that real black people go on. They had conversations that real black people have. Yeah they were all attractive, but they were all different kinds of attractive at least. Yeah the poetry was corny I'll admit that but this movie kept it much more real then the stuff we have now.

Serena

  

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6. "I would much rather see Successful Black Actors"
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then Black actors playing bitches, hoes, gangstas, thugs, prositutes welfare mothers or junkies ANY MOTHERPHUCKIN DAY!!! So keep bringing it!

  

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51. "^^ nuff said n/m"
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7. "shut up and make a movie then"
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take it to sundance.

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11. "i will and i may have access to one day"
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this is just the rant of a college student/working woman wanting to see reality in movies right now. Not 5-10 years from now when I may be able to lol.

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13. "It's just entertainment"
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>
>I'm so sick of these "look at all these black people...so
>successful" ass movies! We're not all successful, we're broke,
>goin to school, raising kids, marrying and divorcing! I know
>we want to escape but not in EVERY damn movie about us. The
>movies about poor or regular people likin the last 10 years
>are usually cooning comedy or just shitty movies. Eff that
>shit why can't we have regular everyday people in a movie!


I'm broke, goin to school and I don't have my own family but I do help my mother out. I don't need to pay $10.00 to have the same situation mirrored back at me.

Being broke, going to school, marrying...etc. are not conditions exclusive to black people. In my office we have broke white people, broke spanish people and even a broke asian. We also have other adult learners with children that attend college (I work for Stony Brook University Hospital so there are a lot of college students).

Bottom line its just a movie. I would rather see rich black folks in the screen than I don't know a movie like State Property. Now I'm not saying I never want to see poor people on screen, I'm saying I don't want them to act like fools.






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14. "It's the anti-stereotype stereotype. see The Best Man."
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15. "black people complain too much"
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18. "it's the extremist view of both hollywood & black writers"
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we're always either coons, thugs, hoes and con-artists or we're incredibly rich, living the upper-middle class lifestyle. hollywood (and a good number of black writers) consider the average black person to be boring, but it's been proven to be a success in both film and tv. (claudine, frank's place, sanford & son, etc.) unfortunately, nobody has broken thru with a film about the common black person.

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20. "Hollywood black writers don't consider real people boring,"
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*real people* consider real people boring. Plain and simple. For further evidence, see movies like Fresh and TV shows like Frank's Place.
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21. "^^^word^^^"
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those movies about "real" people? black folks don't go see them.

  

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23. "Um, it's not like white people are all for it either"
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While you might hear more about movies like American Splendor, most of those movies do not do that well in the box office. Hell, Fresh came out a decade earlier and STILL made more money than Splendor did.

Most people view film as escape and entertainment, not art. They want to see shit blow up or funny stuff happen to outlandish people.

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24. "i never said they were."
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25. "so, people didn't like million dollar baby & mystic river?"
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gtfohwtbs. the fact is, most movies of average, everyday people aren't promoted by their companies. the promotion or lack of, always depends on the producer and the director. a good movie is a good movie. people will watch them if they're promoted as much as "speed" and "lethal weapon".

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what i'm digging right now:

chocolate butterfly - self-titled
laura jane - welcome to my planet boo
me & this japanese guy - waiting for the miracle
wade3 - dreams
tracey amos - who are we really?

  

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26. "Even if this is true"
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My point stands. This isn't a problem with black audiences. That's what I was trying to convey. People seemed like they were picking on black audiences for overlooking movies like Fresh when, in reality, similar movies fair as poorly if not worse.

Although I stand by my comment that movies like Big Momma's House 2 will usually do better than films like Munich, regardless of promotion.

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29. "it's true"
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>My point stands. This isn't a problem with black audiences.
>That's what I was trying to convey. People seemed like they
>were picking on black audiences for overlooking movies like
>Fresh when, in reality, similar movies fair as poorly if not
>worse.

agreed. but there's a reason for it. not that the movie audience just doesn't like those films.

>Although I stand by my comment that movies like Big Momma's
>House 2 will usually do better than films like Munich,
>regardless of promotion.

so true. but your "big mommas house 2" comedies, action and adventure flicks have much larger budgets, so there's more at stake. that's why their companies go all out to promote them. films on everyday people on the other hand, usually have much smaller budgets so they don't get as much love in the promotion department. also, most of the producers and directors in those flicks are usually unknown by the general movie audience. it's why a flick like "eve's bayou" can be a great flick, but people are reluctant to check it because they don't know who the director is. throw in the fact that it's poorly promoted and it's almost guaranteed that it won't do well at the box office.

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what i'm digging right now:

chocolate butterfly - self-titled
laura jane - welcome to my planet boo
me & this japanese guy - waiting for the miracle
wade3 - dreams
tracey amos - who are we really?

  

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31. "I should clarify"
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"not that the movie audience just doesn't like those films"

I didn't mean to say that people don't like those films, just that they don't go to the movie theaters to see them. Most films like that will be discovered on video or on cable. When most people go to the movies, they'd rather see a popcorn movie than an small drama.

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27. "those kinds of movies historically don't make that much money."
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that's a fact.

  

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28. "RE: those kinds of movies historically don't make that much money."
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it's only a fact in that most film companies don't take the time to promote those films. case in point: "claudine was uber-promoted when it came out, and it racked up at the box office. most films about everyday people are only promoted to a certain movie-buff audience, while action and adventure flicks are promoted across the board. it hasn't nothing to do with the film itself more than the money put behind it or the lack of.

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what i'm digging right now:

chocolate butterfly - self-titled
laura jane - welcome to my planet boo
me & this japanese guy - waiting for the miracle
wade3 - dreams
tracey amos - who are we really?

  

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30. "Claudine?"
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I've never heard of it.

It is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Studios budget movies at what they think it will make, the niche films get smaller budgets so when it comes promotion time, the studios look and say, well we sank more money in the action film so we need to promote it more, then the action film does better.

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bignick
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32. "jah. you're just wrong."
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even when more critically acclaimed movies are heavily promoted--Munich, Brokeback,etc--they just don't make as much money as more popular fare.

out of the top 20 grossing movies in 2005, only one of them--Walk The Line--is what people would refer to as a serious, adult movie.

based on your logic, the studios behind Jarhead, Cinderella Man, Memoirs of a Geisha, Crash, Syriana,etc. put millions of dollars into casting and production and then just fell asleep at the wheel when it came time to promote those movies.

people like shitty movies. they like shitty movies when they star black people and when they star white people.

  

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33. "I wouldn't say they like shitty movies"
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I think a) most people are not as picky about their films as people who "love" film and b) I think it takes more convincing to get them to go to a drama. I have to admit, I'm the same way. I'll head out to Batman Begins or War of the Worlds a lot quicker than I would sign up to see Brokeback or Munich. In fact, I haven't seen either of them and I really doubt I will.

If someone's going for a night out or a date or a night with friends, Constant Gardener or Proof isn't going to be at the top of their list. They'll see something not quite as heavy.

On a depressing side note, besides Idlewild there really isn't much that intereted me at first glance of the upcoming movies. Not until the Summer Box Office opens. Chappelle's Block Party seems like a rental to me.

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34. "thank you, actually neither one of us are wrong"
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it's a fact that shitty movies fare better at the box office, and it's a fact that most every people movies don't get a lot of fanfare.

inaugural member - okayplayer sports hall of fame.


what i'm digging right now:

chocolate butterfly - self-titled
laura jane - welcome to my planet boo
me & this japanese guy - waiting for the miracle
wade3 - dreams
tracey amos - who are we really?

  

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42. "RE: thank you, actually neither one of us are wrong"
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>and it's a fact that most every people movies don't get a lot
>of fanfare.

no. it's not.

  

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50. "RE: thank you, actually neither one of us are wrong"
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if you're even suggesting that eve's bayou gets the promoting dollars that "star wars" or "lord of the rings" do, you're just insane. which makes this, "the worst reply ever".

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what i'm digging right now:

chocolate butterfly - self-titled
laura jane - welcome to my planet boo
me & this japanese guy - waiting for the miracle
wade3 - dreams
tracey amos - who are we really?

  

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22. "fresh & frank's place are both critically acclaimed"
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and frank's place did pretty decent in the ratings. fresh wasn't promoted and advertised nearly as much as new jack city or boyz in the hood.


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what i'm digging right now:

chocolate butterfly - self-titled
laura jane - welcome to my planet boo
me & this japanese guy - waiting for the miracle
wade3 - dreams
tracey amos - who are we really?

  

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35. "They were both failures, bottom line."
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I didn't say two words about critical acclaim or marketing; all of that's pretty much irrelevant. The simple fact is, these shows were presented to the public (yes, both black and white folks, SoulHonky); the fact is, both were failures. With the public. Just because Siskel and Ebert, and/or Tom Shales throw critical roses at programs doesn't mean the public's willingly going to tune in.
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54. "END OF POST! n/m"
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http://www.43things.com/person/kimluv

  

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19. "This post is proof that Love Jones allows you get them drawers"
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36. "uhm... have you seen, uh, any movies before?"
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because that's what they're all like. White, black, or indifferent.

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46. "no, it's racial."
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everything is racial.

  

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38. ""real black people"."
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:-/


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39. "What is you point?"
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"I'm one of the world's great survivors. I'll always survive because I've got the right combination of wit, grit and bullshit."

© Don King

  

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41. "Hollywood actors and writers and directors ain't 'keeping it real'"
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Except for Love Jones, which is about as real as it gets, what with its pretty poets, impeccable apartments and gear (no matter how these poets earned the money for all that pretty stuff).
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44. "Larenz's apartment was busted"
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but I hear ya lol

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45. "See, and I would remember that as I'm sitting in the barbershop"
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waiting to get a cut... lol...
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43. "This is the most ass-backwards post... n/m"
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Peace,

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47. "Yeah, w/e. You are officially self-acceptance handicapped."
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49. "i agree, but you're on the wrong site for this rant...."
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most folks on here don't relate to
the 'regular black folks' you're talking
about, and give tacit acceptance to the
'superbeautiful' style black movies.
for them, fake hypersucceful black moveis
are better, because they come the closest
to validating their middle class experience.

the best 'regular black folks' movie i've
seen lately was ANTWONE FISHER, which almost
everybody black liked. the 'problem' is that
it made no attempt to market itself along
class lines, instead being content to just
be a good movie.

folks watched it, enjoyed it and k.i.m.,
never realizing that they'd just watched
a regular black movie about regular black
folks living their lives and helping folks
along the way.




<--- blowin' up the spot like
old ass plus skunk meat... (c) doom

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52. "all these NEGATIVE images & u gone fix your mouth 2 complain"
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about "successful black people" in film?

please tell me you're joking.

Considering the disproportionate representations
of gangstas, hustlers, pimps, hoes, bitches, STRUGGLING non-self determined victimized portrayals of black people, which is the NORM...

"successful black person" feel exactly the same way.

"Real black" people? <--I'm not even gonna get started on
fuckedupness of this remark.

btw, Big Mammies House 2 OUT-Performed Something New...thats
a tragedy in and of itself.


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55. "write it up..develop it...hollywood is behind on a lot of idea(l)s..."
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