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Monday
Jul302012

theGrio: Why Revenge Flicks Almost Never Go Black (Featuring "Django, Unchained")

This weekend for theGrio, The Snob tackles the cautious excitement (and pre-emptive annoyance) over Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and that most rare of revenge flicks -- the slave revenge film. Why is it so rare? I'm sure it has to do with the difference of the fantasy violence of revenge films like "Taken" versus the reality of slave revolts, like the one in Haiti that liberated the colony in a round of vicious bloodshed. Revenge is fun if you don't think it's going to be directed at you. And by "you," I mean your average white American movie-lover. Maybe Tarantino will pull it off by virtue of being Tarantino, but I doubt Spike Lee could have got this film greenlit.

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Tuesday
May032011

Hollywood Fast-Tracking "Killing Bin Laden" Film

President Obama, Secy. of State Hillary Clinton and others at briefing on Osama bin Laden's killing and capture. (Credit: White House Flickr)When she found out there was going to be a movie, Hillary Clinton thought to herself, "My God. This shit just got real."

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Michael Ealy: "For Colored Girls" Is Not "Male Bashing"

Actor Michael EalyPushing back against charges by some that the film is derogatory towards black men, actor Michael Ealy, who has a role in Tyler Perry's film version "For Colored Girls," came out in defense of Perry's work. In an interview with Essence.com, Ealy defends the film, explains his character (an abusive war veteran) and tells critics of the movie and Perry to look at the "bigger picture." He thinks people should keep the film and the original stage play its based on in context.

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