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Hard Choices / Re: In Living Color or Chappelle's Show?
« on: March 21, 2010, 10:13:48 pm »
Without Living Color...there'd be no Chappelle Show.

Sports Talk / Re: Pacquaio vs Clottey: TONIGHT!!!
« on: March 15, 2010, 07:49:12 pm »
He could have gotten even more to whip Maleggi who at least has a following of sorts.

Do you mean Paulie Malignaggi?

Not a bad fighter when he's not too busy trying to look cool with his tongue hangin' out his mouth.

And Paul Williams is moving down huh? Too bad really. His Punch count, round-for-round, mirrors Pac's, but he lacks the knock-out power at that weight he moved up to cause his last few fights were all pretty stale.

It's too bad this is really all about $ because there are some great fights to be seen and because the dough may not be right we may never get the chance to see them.

Sports Talk / Re: Pacquaio vs Clottey: TONIGHT!!!
« on: March 14, 2010, 01:07:59 pm »
Clottey didn't belong in the ring with Pac.

Both are Top Rank fighters and this was thrown together so a quick payday could happen and Top Rank didn't have to share the pot with anyone else.

My wife is Filipino so I'm bound by law to order ALL of Pac's fights, but it was total BS.

Waiting for May 1, but I'm torn. I'd hate to see Floyd's record go down but I do like Mosley and would like to see him take it home ???

Latest Flicks / Shutter Island
« on: March 12, 2010, 12:42:08 pm »
Didn't see a thread for this. Anybody see it... besides me...?

Latest Flicks / Re: THE HURT LOCKER
« on: March 12, 2010, 12:39:03 pm »
Anthony Mackie btw is quietly putting together a nice career.


Didn't really feel him as Pac in Notorious or some of the other gangster roles he's played in the past but I really dug him in this. Hope he plays more to the wounded, conflicted type from now on.

Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: March 01, 2010, 09:38:03 pm »
Did anybody ever get Dante's Inferno?

Read the review: GOW rip-off at best. Just wait for the real deal.

Big releases this month include:

God of war 3

Metro 3033

Red steel 2

Battlefield: bad company

What will you be playing?

GOW 3 fo' shizzle!

Heard Metro is different.  Might look into it.

Battlefield is COD:MW2 but with vehicles.  Sounds good to me!

Got Aliens Vs. Predator, Heavy Rain, Bio Shock2, COD:MW2, and ME2 going the same damn time!  I'm lost in the console-zone.

General Discussion / Re: You Brought It On Yourself!
« on: February 25, 2010, 07:55:51 am »
Damn. Cause you never know...

« on: February 25, 2010, 07:44:30 am »
I missed bout half of it but was really surprised ES would show his face this soon, dude's got some balls.

SM was good and I'm bout sick of WS, she's lost something since coming out, IMO.

Gonna try to get some tix and attend a taping this season ;D

Latest Flicks / Re: I can do bad all by myself
« on: February 09, 2010, 08:56:09 am »
Most of us have a creative streak and of course most of us like creativity, originality, and getting better from any creator's works. But that doesn't always coincide with business models, especially if there is a successful formula. In his own way, TP has been trying to do things a little bit differently, with The Family that Preys and the upcoming Why Did I Get Married Too that looks like it might be a murder mystery, from the trailers anyway, but it doesn't make much sense for him to change it up if people keep buying tickets to support the formulaic stuff he keeps putting out there. If there's a dip in the box office, I think you'll see more changing it up from TP. But until then, I think he'll stick to the formula and I'm sure that Hollywood will want him to stick to that formula too.

Gotta disagree with you here.  The films where he tries to break his formula and do something different tend to under perform, WDIGM being the exception.  They don't flop, but they don't pull those Madea numbers.  I think that's really why he hasn't retired the character.  I don't think he can afford to.  That's why he won't make any significant changes to his approach to film.  He'll lose his core audience.  His core audience tends to be, no offense to any fans reading this, very conservative and narrow minded.  They don't seem to like change or to be challenged.  They gravitate towards the same old stories that justify their beliefs.  T.P. preaches to his choir extremely well.   

If you think about it, his distinct storytelling style has put him in a creative box.  He aimed at a specific audience and pretty much shut the mainstream out.  Now, nine films, all of which catered to his particular demographic, and the mainstream ain't really checking for him.  He has never broken out and showed the world that he can do something different.  It would be like if Spike Lee remade School Daze over and over.  This can work.  Just look at Woody Allen.  He hasn't had a mainstream hit in years, but he has no trouble getting his films made, because his small cinema snob audience will come out and support his movies.  But his audience tend to be more progressive than Perry's, so Allen can grow and do different things and they still come out.  Perry's fans...well...they want to see
1) a middle-aged man in drag
2) safe, easily digestible traumatic situations usually involving some trifling, abusive, dark-skinned man with pedophiliac tendencies
3) a long suffering woman
4) an obligatory church scene with a real life preacher
5) long musical interludes   

You nailed it.

Yes he did, but I somewhat disagree with Woody Allen. Woody has branched out and made different types of films, but like you stated, when this is done he upsets his core fans, and he really doesn't show up on the radar of the mainstream either, so it's a lose-lose situation for him, as it will be if TP tries to do it, too, which is disheartening because there are tons of creative people wanting to work with him and he has all the resources to help other up-and-coming black filmmakers out, but because of his little corner he's painted himself into...this seems unlikely :'(

Latest Flicks / Re: Metallic Attraction: Kung Fu Cyborg
« on: February 07, 2010, 01:26:17 pm »
Big things going on in China!

« on: February 05, 2010, 08:41:22 am »
His upcoming bout in April against Hopkins could be titled "Who Cares...NOW".

I like Bo-Hop, I think he's for the most part...Entertaining, and I look forward to his fights, more-so than Roy. He's never been a favorite of mine.

« on: February 02, 2010, 08:50:59 am »
Nice  Thanks for that

Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: January 30, 2010, 07:48:44 pm »
Release The...KROGEN!!

Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: January 29, 2010, 03:56:27 pm »
The Game play is a little different and needs to be acclimated too, I don't really care for how they did it. But at least there's no surface buggy that I've seen and space travel is nice and quick now, a welcomed addition. Also the weapons, biotics, and wardrobe interface is slimmer, don't really care for it either.

Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: January 28, 2010, 05:33:37 pm »
Man f*ck dragon age lol. It is all about ME 2. That Kung-Fu Wolf Fang Bitch Darla Shepard has returned. LOL

That's your ME character's name, Darla? So, I take it she's not a Paragon?

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