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Latest Flicks / Superfly
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:28:11 pm »
Just saw "Superfly" it wasn't terrible, but they didn't try hard enough. Any episode of Empire has better production values, flyer clothes and bigger sets. The hotep brothers saying it should be boycotted are right, it's one long cocaine commercial and a bad influence on today's culture. They tried to tack on some cock and bull social commentary about police brutality and political corruption, but it was too little too late. If as much time was spent on everything else, as getting Priest's perm right, it would have been a much better film. Still it had some laughs, a couple quotables, surprise cameos and Trevor Jackson held it down as Priest. I don't know wtf Future was doing with the music though, it was as forgettable as the film was unbelievable (people were dodging bullets and ducking machine gun fire and $#hit). It's a man's movie, it's all about us, but in the end the women push the plot forward. I give it a 2 out of 5, it's better than Belly but not as good as Takers.

Hudlin TV / What Are YOU Watching?
« on: March 15, 2017, 05:55:30 pm »
This is a tread to talk about anything you're watching on television that you loved, hated or found interesting.

Latest Flicks / Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice ****SPOILERS*****
« on: March 25, 2016, 01:24:57 pm »
Surprise, surprise, I didn't like it. It was overlong and overwrought. For instance, did they really have to blow up Capitol Hill while Superman stood there impotent? Did we have to have Batman's origin retold yet again? Did we need cameos by Charlie Rose, Nancy Grace AND Anderson Cooper? I don't think so. A good 45 minutes could have been cut and it would have been a much better film. It was just too much all around and the title fight didn't go on long enough.

Batman was a real asshole that flipped on a dime from enemy to friend and him killing people all willy nilly was unnecessary and out of character, so was the bat branding. Most of all he was mad at Supes for causing mass destruction and then turned around and did the same thing himself, which made him a hypocrite.

Superman was a sad pitiful puppy dog that lacked agency and attitude.

Gal Gadot was trussed up in those tacky ass outfits with cut-outs, more Bond Girl than Diana Prince.

If I never see Pa and Ma Kent again it will be too soon and how did Luthor find out Martha's identity? That must have happened when I went to take a leak. Then they went back to the well with her in peril.

It was depressing, the complete opposite of a feel good super-hero flick to kick off summer. Fall would have made for a better release time.

I have to see it again tomorrow with one of my boys and I really don't want to sit through it twice.

Hudlin TV / Black-ish
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:40:13 pm »
The new sitcom debuted tonight on ABC, what did everyone think of it?

General Discussion / Comic Book Message Boards
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:47:03 pm »
Is there anything out there like CBR that's not CBR? I'm already on Bleeding Cool, Comic Vine and I love it here, but is there any place else for comic discussions besides tumblr, twitter and facebook?

Feel The Funk / Frank Ocean's Channel Orange
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:39:10 am »

Frank Ocean's coming out letter garnered much attention last week. The results were overwhelmingly positive, "I support Frank" posts are all over tumblr and his image and cd covers have become ubiquitous as well. The few detractors he has look like bigoted, closed minded, dinosaurs; as ignorant as Archie Bunker.

Nikbag's bs commentary

Frank Ocean has the last laugh though, because his "Channel Orange" joint is FIRE! It's like Maxwell on acid. He can't sing that well but the music takes over. It's a real album, no other young R&B cat can see him. This is a magnum opus. The hype generated by his coming out letter combined with his superior product was marketing genius. This dude done blown up, for real!

"Thinkin Bout You"

"Sweet Life"

"Super Rich Kids"

"Pink Matter ft. Andre 3000"

General Discussion / Black Crime
« on: May 17, 2012, 07:25:36 pm »
I got into an argument recently on CBR (the Trayvon Martin thread in the Community Forum) about Black crime. I made the assertion that Black people don't really commit more crimes than white people, we just get caught more due to racial profiling. Some white dude confronted me with statistics stating Black people do indeed commit more crimes (I kinda knew that, but I was spit balling and trying to save face). So here's my question to you. Why do you think that is? It can't all be due to socioeconomic factors and rap music. In my experience we're by far the biggest proponents of corporal punishment. On another site I frequent someone is always saying, "I thank God my momma/daddy beat the hell out of me and kept me on the right track." so why isn't it working?

Directing / Charles Burnett's "Killer Of Sheep"
« on: December 31, 2011, 09:36:00 am »
"Killer Of Sheep"

"Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support."

Directed by Charles Burnett

Highly acclaimed, award-winning African-American independent filmmaker whose "Killer of Sheep" (made in 1973, first shown 1977) about the emotional and behavioral effects of his job on a Los Angeles slaughter-house worker, won multiple awards and, although it never received commercial release, was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.Completed on a budget of less than $1.5 million Burnett's first theatrical release, "To Sleep With Anger", concerning a tightly-knit middle-class black family in Los Angeles that begins to unravel when a long-absent relative (Danny Glover) returns, thrust him into the limelight.


This came on TCM last night after "Shaft" and "Night of the Living Dead". Has anyone else seen it? It pissed me off because it was full of ignorant Negroes and their wild acting kids in a series of loosely strung together vignettes that didn't show us in a very good light. It ended abruptly and I had to read the above synopsis to figure out what the hell the plot was supposed to be. I made this post in the hope that someone could explain it to me because I didn't get it and it was my second time seeing it.

Hudlin TV / What's the funniest sitcom?
« on: October 27, 2011, 10:05:53 am »
My vote goes to ABC's "Happy Endings". Last night's Halloween episode was hilarious! 

Feel The Funk / Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« on: July 12, 2011, 05:12:11 pm »
Google didn't know what I was talking bout, maybe you don't either. It used to happen a lot in the 70's. I think it was called "rapping" back before hip-hop when Isaac Hayes and Millie Jackson used to do it. I was listening to "Wild Flower" yesterday and noticed it's a song element I always like.

It usually happens at the end when the singer starts talking and breaks down the subject of the song, like in the Ojays' "Family Reunion". In Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now" it happens at the beginning. Another good example is The Chi-lites' "Have You Seen Her".

Do y'all know what I'm talking about? Can you think of any more?

General Discussion / "The SUPERMAN exists and he's American"
« on: May 02, 2011, 12:28:56 am »

Osama Bin Laden is dead! It's a good day, Obama is the dragon slayer!

1. the recession has ended

2. democracy is spreading all over the middle east

3. there's passage of universal healthcare

4. birther's can now STFU!

5. Trumping the Donald at the Correspondent's dinner + interrupting the last part of Celebrity Apprentice was just showing off.

If he gets gas prices and the job situation under control, I think there's an irrefutable re-election imminent for our President!

Vox Populi / McDonald's Threatens Employees To Vote Republican
« on: October 31, 2010, 04:44:28 pm »
WASHINGTON — When workers in a McDonald’s restaurant in Canton, Ohio, opened their paychecks this month, they found a pamphlet urging them to vote for the Republican candidates for governor, Senate and Congress, or possibly face financial repercussions.

The pamphlet appeared calculated to intimidate workers into voting for Republican candidates by making a direct reference to their wages and benefits, said Allen Schulman, a Democrat who is president of the Canton City Council and said he obtained a copy of the pamphlet on Wednesday.

The pamphlet said: “If the right people are elected, we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above the current levels. If others are elected, we will not.”

It then named three Republican candidates after stating, “The following candidates are the ones we believe will help our business move forward.”

The store’s owner, Paul Siegfried, did not return a call for comment, but a spokesman for McDonald’s USA, the parent company, said: “It was an unfortunately lapse in judgment on Mr. Siegfried’s part. He’s disappointed with himself.”

The spokesman, Joe Woods, e-mailed a statement on Mr. Siegfried’s behalf. “For those that I have offended, I sincerely apologize,” the statement said.

Mr. Woods said Mr. Siegfried’s action did not represent the policy of McDonald’s.

Mr. Schulman, who is a lawyer, said that distribution of the pamphlet — which was printed on a McDonald’s letterhead — violates a 1953 Ohio statute that prohibits political material from being attached to wage envelopes. He declined to comment on how he got a copy, or who gave it to him, but said it was distributed to employees within the past week.

He said he had forwarded a copy to the authorities in Canton, requesting that they investigate.

Joe Martuccio, the law director for the city of Canton, said by telephone on Friday he was in the process of determining whether the distribution occurred within city limits and whether he had the authority to investigate.

Feel The Funk / The Devil and Kanye West
« on: August 07, 2010, 11:34:39 am »

You've heard of people selling their soul to the satan for success in the music industry. You saw the movie Crossroads right? Kanye West did too. After his mother fell victim to his success (he paid for the cosmetic surgery that ultimately killed her) Kanye has been falling out of control. Jay Leno asked him what his mother would think about his drunken outburst toward Taylor Swift. The President called him a "jackass", South Park skewered him in an episode christening him an ego-maniacal "Gay Fish". Every media outlet has criticized and turned their backs on him. There's a persistent rumor that Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, etc. are in a secret society called the Illuminati and have traded fame and fortune for their immortal souls. There's a clip on the tube of Kanye at a concert rapping that he's sold his soul to the devil, now this...the new video for his song "Power".

The minute and forty-three second clip is a beautifully sinister depiction of Kanye West as the antichrist. He's surrounded by dark angels and unlimited references to the Illuminati, The Sword of Damocles hangs precariously over his head. The overall effect is chilling, the man who made "Jesus Walks" has apparently switched sides. What do you think?

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