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Black Panther / Re: this forum can be very off putting. Reasons why
« on: May 20, 2021, 08:30:01 am »
My friends......why change the title of a very old thread with a new topic? New readers will get excited and then click on the thread and see a bunch of posts that have nothing to do with the title. What is wrong with creating a new thread with fresh conversation? I just want to know what is the purpose of what I see being done on this forum so often. It makes no sense.

Agree 100%

The fact we do not collectively practice group economics is our fault as Blacks- all parents are responsible to teach their offspring about how America destroyed our businesses in multiple southern cities like Wilmington NC, E St Louis IL, Knoxville TN, Tulsa OK and Florida.

We are owed reparations for the bombing, looting of multiple Black Wall Street business districts and the absolute horror of chattel slavery too.

And we owe all youth the truth - even the part we have to dig up about our history- ignorance is no excuse when you claim to be civilized.

Latest Flicks / Re: New Mutants
« on: May 30, 2020, 01:48:29 am »
As a long term reader of XMen books going back to early 80s this movie is all over the place. Have seen multiple pre views and seen its delays too.

Not surprised they misrepresented Sun Spot as a Caucasian when he’s a dark skinned mixed race guy who dates Caucasians.

Hudlin TV / AppleTV “The Banker”
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:40:18 pm »
Just saw this one and was impressed with solid performances from Anthony Mackie and Nia Long about smart Black men who created opportunities in real estate and banking using their wits.

Samuel Jackson brought some star power and comedy in every scene.  Worth the long wait to see this project.

Good script, solid directing and memorable performances.

Hudlin TV / Re: (Netflix) Self-Made: Madame C.J. Walker series
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:29:11 pm »
Saw this one weeks ago and was underwhelmed by the narratives against Black men and actually a lot of what it portrayed for Walker wasn’t even true.

Somewhat of a disappointment because it fails to make Walker into the dynamic women she was and falsely portrayed her life with her daughter who actually did have children and was not a lesbian.  Haddish was also miscast in the role she played.

Hudlin TV / Re: First look at CW's Black Lightning
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:06:44 pm »
Agree after watching all 3 seasons- make Black Lightning front and center again and stop with all the over the top and annoying woke stuff especially with his eldest daughter.  Jefferson should definitely be the focal point each season and then bring his daughters in to support him- not challenge his authority.

If that were true, that would be Unfortunate. There needs to be a separation, not more connection to Coates run

Just read Giant Sized XMen featuring Storm and it does place her front and center and clearly in support of The Black Panther down to her soul.  Sets up a different angle for how committed she is to Wakanda and will definitely set up new tensions with UXM and their new home Krakoa.

Hickman has thrown a dynamic plot twist into the Black Panther/ Storm relationship and pulled in Cyclops, Jean Grey, Emma Frost and Wolverine for full effect.  Didn’t see this one coming and excited to see it play out!

Latest Flicks / Re: The Photograph
« on: March 04, 2020, 06:26:56 pm »
Love and Basketball was good too- like a coming of age type movie whereas Love Jones was purely adult oriented with a lot of nuances and thematic.

Like Issa Raye’s Character in the film and her romance with Keith’s character was grounded, funny and believable.  Liked the twist too- good character moments and good representation of Black love for a change.  Willing to see it again!

Latest Flicks / Re: Invisible Man
« on: March 04, 2020, 06:14:13 pm »
Actually it was inferred that Aldis Hodge played a character who was a childhood friend to Moss and I respected the fact this movie did not force a swirling agenda and he could be a male friend in one of the best thriller movies around- not that many are this good.

Moss basically carried most scenes and gave a tour de force performance.

And look - real actors dominate with nuances.

Black Panther / Re: COATES' RUN ENDS IN JUNE
« on: March 04, 2020, 10:47:49 am »
Priest should return as writer of The Black Panther- he is the one with the skills, knowledge of Black Panther and a name in the comic industry that brings old readers back and with marketing it can bring new ones.

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