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Post by jeroeno » February 18th, 2018, 11:44 pm

9. The Corner Ep 01: Gary's Blues (2000)
10. Black Panther (2018)

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Post by RBG » February 19th, 2018, 3:53 am

whether or not it's good is somewhat beside the point ^_^ it's a milestone for african american cinema
Global ticket sales by Monday will total an estimated $387 million, according to comScore.

“Black Panther” instantly became the top-grossing film in history by a black director (Ryan Coogler) and featuring a largely black cast. The previous record-holder was “Straight Outta Compton,” which collected $214 million worldwide in 2015 — over its entire run — after adjusting for inflation.

“Black Panther” arrived to very strong results in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Ukraine, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil, in many cases beating initial ticket sales for Marvel nonsequels based on lesser-known characters, including “Guardians of the Galaxy” in 2014.
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Post by sebby » February 19th, 2018, 8:12 am

I'm happy that it's doing well, but whether or not it's good surely matters (at least to the time and brain cells I lost trying to sit through it).

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Post by sebby » February 19th, 2018, 8:14 am

btw, has anyone watched underground? worth binging before the end of February?

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 19th, 2018, 8:22 am

18. Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)

Solid Chris Rock special. Brand new and updated comedy with current views on race and whatnot. Pretty funny and worth a watch (via Netflix).

19. Hellbound Train (1930)

It was weird having such mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it was great seeing early 20th century views into Black culture. On the other hand, this almost offensively Christian and used as religious propaganda within the Black community.

20. United Shades of America: Protect and Serve? (2016)

Kamau Bell visits Camden, NJ and talks with the police department about community policing efforts and relations with the significant Black population. Really powerful episode, as he talks to people in Camden about the police, and finds a huge racial divide in willingness to call the police for help. Even talks to Black police officers about relations with the Black community. Fascinating stuff.

21. The Corner: Gary's Blues (2000)
22. The Corner: DeAndre's Blues (2000)

I had not heard of this miniseries before this challenge, but I'm super glad y'all watched this. Only two episodes in, and I see the comparisons with the Wire. Truly a special behind-the-scenes look at life on "The Corner" in Baltimore. Complements The Wire, as this is focusing more on the addicts than the dealing or policing.
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
3. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1976)
4. Within Our Gates (1920)
5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
6a. The Mayor: Mama Rose Best (2017)
6b. The Mayor: The Lockdown (2017)
6c. Darktown Revue (1931)
7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
8. The Great White Hope (1970)
9. United Shades of America: The New KKK (2016)
10. Roots: Part I (1977)
11. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
12. Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin (2017)
13. Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas (2017)
14. Veiled Aristocrats (1932)
15. Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin' (2008)
16. Precious (2009)
17. United Shades of America: Behind These Walls (2016)
18. Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)
19. Hellbound Train (1930)
20. United Shades of America: Protect and Serve? (2016)
21. The Corner: Gary's Blues (2000)
22. The Corner: DeAndre's Blues (2000)

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 19th, 2018, 8:27 am

sebby on Feb 19 2018, 01:14:01 AM wrote:btw, has anyone watched underground? worth binging before the end of February?
I haven't, but I think it looks good. All the comments on trakt.tv are positive. If you do decide to delve in, I'll be very interested to hear what you think.

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Post by Mate_cosido » February 19th, 2018, 8:36 am

12. Ethnic Notions (1986, Marlon Riggs) 6/10

13. Sounder (1972, Martin Ritt) 6/10

14. 13th (2016, Ava DuVernay) 7.5/10

15. Super Fly (1972, Gordon Parks Jr.) 8/10

16. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973, Ivan Dixon) 7/10

17. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971, Melvin Van Peebles) 6/10
Seen so far:Show
1. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Raoul Peck) 7.5/10

2. Killer of Sheep (1978, Charles Burnett) 7.5/10

3. She's Gotta Have It (1986, Spike Lee) 8/10

4. The Harder They Come (1972, Perry Henzell) 8.5/10

5 - 10. The Corner (2000, Charles S. Dutton) 8.5/10

11. Within Our Gates (1920, Oscar Micheaux) 6.5/10

12. Ethnic Notions (1986, Marlon Riggs) 6/10

13. Sounder (1972, Martin Ritt) 6/10

14. 13th (2016, Ava DuVernay) 7.5/10

15. Super Fly (1972, Gordon Parks Jr.) 8/10

16. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973, Ivan Dixon) 7/10

17. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971, Melvin Van Peebles) 6/10

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Post by sebby » February 19th, 2018, 10:36 am

maxwelldeux on Feb 19 2018, 01:27:52 AM wrote:
sebby on Feb 19 2018, 01:14:01 AM wrote:btw, has anyone watched underground? worth binging before the end of February?
I haven't, but I think it looks good. All the comments on trakt.tv are positive. If you do decide to delve in, I'll be very interested to hear what you think.
well i'll at least give it an ep or two. i do miss binging tv. it's been a long, long while since something hooked me in.

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Post by sol » February 19th, 2018, 3:53 pm

Already SeenShow
1. Fences (2016)
2. Sounder (1972)
3. To Sleep with Anger (1990)
4. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

A timely film to watch with today's BAFTA win. Quite enticing and certainly well made from a technical perspective; great music choices, awesome film clips chosen and so on. The agenda of the documentary felt a little all over the place, but given that it is adapted from an unfinished book, that is sort of understandable.
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 19th, 2018, 7:43 pm

sol on Feb 19 2018, 08:53:57 AM wrote:5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

A timely film to watch with today's BAFTA win. Quite enticing and certainly well made from a technical perspective; great music choices, awesome film clips chosen and so on. The agenda of the documentary felt a little all over the place, but given that it is adapted from an unfinished book, that is sort of understandable.
I think you're on-point with that. I struggled with it a bit because I had a hard time following what I should be focusing on. It didn't do a great job teaching or bringing you along. It was a great kick in the ass, however, as it prompted me to go and learn about more from the civil rights movement in the US - Malcolm X and Medgar Evers aren't discussed nearly as much as Dr. King.

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Post by sebby » February 20th, 2018, 6:39 am

[font=courier]16. Underground - S1E01 (2016) - 5/10
17. Underground - S1E02 (2016) - 6/10

Through two episodes, neither as good as I hoped nor as bad as I feared. I do hate modern music being injected into period pieces. It's always jarring in an unwelcome way. That and the hasty and not-exactly-successful introduction of 15-20 important characters in rapid fire makes me a little wary going forward. I honestly can't remember the names of any of these characters but one, and only two have made any real mark at all in my mind. It's unfair to compare any show's first 2 hours to LOST, but there's an example of how you can successfully introduce a massive cast of characters and set up a riveting story in a way that makes everything feel unique and unforgettable. In this facet, Underground fails miserably.

However, it's still kind of an entertaining show. Things are moving at a breakneck pace -- which is pretty much always a good thing for shows that are kind of fair in quality. Thank your god for the 10-episode tv season. Some character development will suffer, but it's mostly chaff that bites the dust when you only have 10 hours to play with, and the story stands a better chance of not losing steam and avoiding convolution.

I think I'll watch a couple more eps and decide from there whether it's worth finishing.
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[font=courier]01. Slam (1998) - 6/10
02. Losing Ground (1982) - 7.5/10
03. Bush Mama (1979) - 5.5/10
04. Detroit (2017) - 6.5/10
05-10. The Corner (2009) - 9.5/10
11. Hidden Figures (2016) - 6/10
12. The Great Debaters (2007) - 6/10
13. To Sleep With Anger (1990) - 5/10
14. Bless Their Little Hearts (1983) - 6.5/10
15. Fresh (1994) - 7/10
16. Underground - S1E01 (2016) - 5/10
17. Underground - S1E02 (2016) - 6/10
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Post by sol » February 20th, 2018, 5:56 pm

maxwelldeux on Feb 19 2018, 12:43:31 PM wrote:
sol on Feb 19 2018, 08:53:57 AM wrote:5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

A timely film to watch with today's BAFTA win. Quite enticing and certainly well made from a technical perspective; great music choices, awesome film clips chosen and so on. The agenda of the documentary felt a little all over the place, but given that it is adapted from an unfinished book, that is sort of understandable.
I think you're on-point with that. I struggled with it a bit because I had a hard time following what I should be focusing on. It didn't do a great job teaching or bringing you along. It was a great kick in the ass, however, as it prompted me to go and learn about more from the civil rights movement in the US - Malcolm X and Medgar Evers aren't discussed nearly as much as Dr. King.
Yep, would agree about that. I know a reasonable amount about Malcolm X due to Spike Lee's film, but Medgar Evers is not a figure that I am especially familiar with and I didn't leave the film feeling like I knew much more about him. On one hand, I want to praise the film's ambition: being adapted from an unfinished book, edited entirely around archive footage of the author; on the other hand, this aspect of the film is, by its very nature, problematic.
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Post by sol » February 20th, 2018, 5:58 pm

Already SeenShow
1. Fences (2016)
2. Sounder (1972)
3. To Sleep with Anger (1990)
4. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
6. Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song (1971)

This got off to a pretty good start with a memorable opening scene, but it was generally a downhill ride from there. I certainly get the angst driving the film, disenchantment with the disenfranchising and unfair persecution of African Americans, and after watching I Am Not Your Negro, this is a great counterpoint to the Classic Hollywood films showcased there. And yet, as a narrative and a character study, I found this pretty disappointing stuff. The plot is basically just one long evasion of police pursuit and I really didn't care at all about the title character. Pretty awkward message sent by the film too in terms of how he seems happier and more content in life due to his childhood abuse/manipulation at the hands of older women.
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Post by OldAle1 » February 21st, 2018, 1:41 am

Always Bet on BlackShow
1. The Symbol of the Unconquered (Oscar Micheaux, 1920)
2. Super Fly (Gordon Parks Jr., 1972)

3. SHORTS: a-d are froom the Pioneers of African-American Cinema set - I'm taking the timings from the set as IMDb's aren't correct on b & c
a) Two Knights of Vaudeville (unknown, 1915) 11 m
b) Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled (R.W. Phillips, 1918) 13 m
c) A Reckless Rover (C.N. David, 1918) 14 m
d) The Films of Oscar Micheaux (no director listed, 2016) 9 m
e) St. Louis Blues (Dudley Murphy, 1929) 16m

total run time 63 minutes

4. Velvet Smooth (Michael Fink, 1976)

Spike Lee double feature

5. Summer of Sam (Spike Lee, 1999)
6. She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, 1984) (re-watch)

7. Women in Cages (Gerardo de Leon, 1971)
8. The Cool World (Shirley Clarke, 1963)
9. Nothing But a Man (Michael Roemer, 1964)
10. Lilies of the Field (Ralph Nelson, 1963)

I watched this drama about itinerant handyman Sidney Poitier essentially allowing himself to perform voluntary unpaid labor for a bunch of German nuns in the desert Southwest with my mother, who loved it. She likes "nice", innocuous films where nothing bad happens and there's little real dramatic tension, s this was right up her alley; I thought it borderline offensive and generally dull. Nice bright, unforgiving b/w desert photography by Ernest Haller, and I can't argue with Poitier's performance, he's always magnetic and entertaining, but this is exactly the kind of "black" film from the 60s that I have a hard time with, the "let's make our black character(s) so noble that no white person could possibly object", all the while ignoring the real issues of the day. It's not terrible, and not as bad as some others, but I doubt I'll ever watch it again.

11. Friday (F. Gary Gray, 1995)

Stoner comedy isn't necessarily my thing - I've seen one Cheech & Chong movie, years ago, and it left little impression on me - so I approached this warily, but am pleased to find out that the stoner/drug elements are fairly muted. This film and the two that follow it are Ice Cube's babies - he co-wrote them, co-produced or produced, and stars in them, and while he's never going to be mistaken as one of the greatest filmmakers around, he knows his own limitations and what he's aiming at. As an actor he's good at expressing irritation and confusion and that's about it; while he can be somewhat amusing, he's not a comedian, and so he wisely casts himself as the straight man more or less, and lets things happen to him rather than initiating the story, such as it is. This first film is mostly just a series of comic vignettes around the South Central LA neighborhood Cube's character Craig lives in, involving his fast-talking, irascible and bathroom-focused father (John Witherspoon, probably the funniest element in the first film), his stoner best friend Smokey (Chris Tucker, appropriately used), a neighborhood bully (the enormous and intimidating Tiny Lister) and various other wacky characters. There are some great classic cars on display also, and really beautiful shiny, sun-dappled photography by Gerry Lively. A lot more fun than I expected though there's not enough here to make it really memorable.
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Post by 3eyes » February 21st, 2018, 1:52 am

maxwelldeux on Feb 18 2018, 04:39:44 AM wrote:
hurluberlu on Feb 18 2018, 04:20:40 AM wrote:8. The Wire S1E6: The Wire (Ed Bianchi, 2002) 7+/10
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9. Within our gates (1920) - Odd but effective structure. Quite astonishing.

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4-5. For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (2010, 232m/2 eps)
6. Daughters of the dust (91)
7. Hidden figures (16)
8. Marshall (17)
9. Within our gates (1920)
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 21st, 2018, 3:15 am

I'm back with a generally very good line-up with the recent Birth of a Nation, Marshall and Claudine the real stand-outs.

43. Friday (1995) F. Gary Gray / FTV / Rating: 7
44. 12 Years a Slave (2013) Steve McQueen / FTV / Rating: 8
45. Birth of a Nation (2016) Nate Parker / FTV / Rating: 8+
46. Marshall (2017) Reginald Hudlin / FTV / Rating: 8+
47. Shaft (1971) Gordon Parks / Rating: 7+
48. If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968) Charles Martin / Rating: 7+
49. Claudine (1974) John Berry / FTV / Rating: 8+
50a. Good Times: Getting Up the Rent (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
50b. Good Times: God’s Business is Good Business (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
50c. Jungle Jitters (1938) Friz Freleng / FTV / Rating: 7 {8 min.}
51a. Sanford and Son: The Copper Caper (1972) / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
51b. Sanford and Son: Matter of Life and Breath (1972) / Rating: 8 {26 min.}
51c. The Early Worm Gets the Bird (1940) Tex Avery / FTV / Rating: 5 {9 min.}

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1. Within Our Gates (1920) Oscar Micheaux / FTV / Rating: 8
2. Body and Soul (1925) Oscar Micheaux / Rating: 7+
3. Sounder (1972) Martin Ritt / FTV / Rating: 8+
4. Mean Johnny Barrows (1976) Fred Williamson / FTV / Rating: 6+
5. Swing! (1938) Oscar Micheaux / FTV / Rating: 6
6. Fences (2016) Denzel Washington / FTV / Rating: 8+
7. Lady Cocoa (1975) Matt Cimber / Rating: 7+
8a. Pie, Pie Blackbird (1932) Roy Mack / FTV / Rating: 7 {11 min.}
8b. The Amos ‘n Andy Show: The Rare Coin (1951) Charles Barton / FTV / Rating: 7 {25 min.}
8c. The Amos ‘n Andy Show: The Turkey Dinner (1951) Charles Barton / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
9. Fat Albert (2004) Joel Zwick / FTV / Rating: 3
10. The Great Debaters (2007) Denzel Washington / FTV / Rating: 9
11. Death of a Prophet (1981) Woodie King Jr. / FTV / Rating: 6
12. Lying Lips (1939) Oscar Micheaux / FTV / Rating: 5
13. Get On the Bus (1996) Spike Lee / FTV / Rating: 8+
14. 4 Little Girls (1997) Spike Lee / FTV / Rating: 9
15. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) Spike Lee / FTV / Rating: 6
16. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 1 (1979) John Erman / Rating: 6
17. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 2 (1979) Charles S. Dubin / Rating: 7
18. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 3 (1979) John Erman / Rating: 7+
19a. The Cosby Show: A Shirt Story (1984) / FTV / Rating: 6+
19b. The Cosby Show: Happy Anniversary (1985) / FTV / Rating: 6
19c. The Cosby Show: Theo’s Holiday (1986) / FTV / Rating: 7
20a. The Cosby Show: Say Hello To a Good Bye (1987) / FTV / Rating: 6+
20b. The Cosby Show: I Know That You Know (1987) / FTV / Rating: 6
20c. The Cosby Show: Call of the Wild (1987) / FTV / Rating: 4
21. Dirty Gertie From Harlem U.S.A. (1946) Spencer Williams / FTV / Rating: 6
22. Lilies of the Field (1963) Ralph Nelson / Rating: 8+
23. I Spy: So Long, Patrick Henry (1965) Leo Penn / FTV / Rating: 7
24a. The Black Network (1936) Roy Mack / FTV / Rating: 7+ {21 min.}
24b. St. Louis Blues (1929) Dudley Murphy / FTV / Rating: 7 {16 min.}
24c. Black and Tan (1929) Dudley Murphy / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
24d. A Bundle of Blues (1933) Fred Weller / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
25. I Spy: The Loser (1965) Mark Rydell / FTV / Rating: 8
26. A Raisin in the Sun (1961) Daniel Petrie / FTV / Rating: 8
27. I Spy: The Tiger (1966) Paul Wendkos / FTV / Rating: 7
28. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) Stanley Kramer / Rating: 9
29. Brother John (1971) James Goldstone / FTV / Rating: 6
30. Buck and the Preacher (1972) Sidney Poitier / FTV / Rating: 8
31. Duel at Diablo (1966) Ralph Nelson / Rating: 7
32. Man and Boy (1971) E.W. Swackhamer / FTV / Rating: 7
33. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 4 (1979) Charles S. Dubin / Rating: 7+
34. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 5 (1979) Georg Stanford Brown / Rating: 8
35. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 6 (1979) Lloyd Richards / Rating: 7+
36. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 7 (1979) John Erman / Rating: 8+
37a. Sanford and Son: Crossed Swords (1972) Bud Yorkin / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
37b. Big Timers (1945) Bud Pollard / FTV / Rating: 5 {36 min.}
38a. Sanford and Son: Happy Birthday, Pop (1972) Bud Yorkin / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
38b. Sanford and Son: Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride (1972) Bud Yorkin / Rating: 7+ {26 min.}
38c. Cab Calloway’s Hi-De-Ho (1934) Fred Waller / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
39. A Patch of Blue (1965) Guy Green / FTV / Rating: 8
40. The Blood of Jesus (1941) Spencer Williams / Rating: 7
41a. Good Times: Too Old Blues (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
41b. Good Times: Black Jesus (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
41c. Little Black Sambo (1935) Ub Iwerks / FTV / Rating: 6 {8 min.}
42. In the Heat of the Night (1967) Norman Jewison / Rating: 9+
43. Friday (1995) F. Gary Gray / FTV / Rating: 7
44. 12 Years a Slave (2013) Steve McQueen / FTV / Rating: 8
45. Birth of a Nation (2016) Nate Parker / FTV / Rating: 8+
46. Marshall (2017) Reginald Hudlin / FTV / Rating: 8+
47. Shaft (1971) Gordon Parks / Rating: 7+
48. If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968) Charles Martin / Rating: 7+
49. Claudine (1974) John Berry / FTV / Rating: 8+
50a. Good Times: Getting Up the Rent (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
50b. Good Times: God’s Business is Good Business (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
50c. Jungle Jitters (1938) Friz Freleng / FTV / Rating: 7 {8 min.}
51a. Sanford and Son: The Copper Caper (1972) / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
51b. Sanford and Son: Matter of Life and Breath (1972) / Rating: 8 {26 min.}
51c. The Early Worm Gets the Bird (1940) Tex Avery / FTV / Rating: 5 {9 min.}

Total: 51

"The longing of black men must have respect. The rich and bitter depth of their experience, the unknown treasures of their inner life, the strange rendings of nature they have seen, may give the world new points of view and make their loving, living, and doing precious to all human hearts. And to themselves in these days that try their souls, the chance to soar in the dim blue air above smoke is to their finer spirits boon and guerdon for what they lose on earth by being black."
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Post by India Istanbul » February 21st, 2018, 6:01 am

Good Times: Michael's Big Fall 26 minutes
Good Times: The Politicians 26 minutes
Good Times: Willona's Dilemma26 minutes 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida's Protest 26 minutes
Good Times: The Mural 26 minutes
Good Times: A Loss of Confidence 26 minutes
Good Times: Cousin Cleatus 26 minutes
Good Times: The Family Tree 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.'s Fiancée: Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.'s Fiancée: Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Sweet Daddy Williams 26 minutes
Good Times: The Investigation 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J. In Trouble 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida the Woman 26 minutes
Good Times: The Breakup 26 minutes
Good Times: The Rent Party 26 minutes
Good Times: The Big Move: Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: The Big Move: Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J. and the Older Woman 26 minutes
Good Times: Michael the Warlord 26 minutes
Good Times: Michael's Great Romance 26 minutes
Good Times: Evans Versus Davis 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.'s New Career: Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.’s New Career: Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Grandpa's Visit 26 minutes
Good Times: Rich Is Better Than Poor...Maybe? 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida's Night Out 26 minutes
Good Times: The Judy Cohen Story 26 minutes

Total Points: 33 points
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Good Times: Too Old Blues 26 minutes
Good Times: Black Jesus 26 minutes
Good Times: Getting Up the Rent 26 minutes
Good Times: God’s Business is Good Business 26 minutes
Good Times: Michael Gets Suspended 26 minutes
Good Times: Sex and The Evans Family 26 minutes
Good Times: Junior Gets a Patron 26 minutes
Good Times: Junior the Senior 26 minutes
Good Times: The Visitor 26 minutes
Good Times: Springtime in the Ghetto 26 minutes
Good Times: The TV Commercial 26 minutes
Good Times: The Checkup 26 minutes
Good Times: My Son the Lover 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida Flips 26 minutes
Good Times: JJ Becomes a Man Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: JJ Becomes a Man Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah 26 minutes
Good Times: The Man I Most Admire 26 minutes
Good Times: Thelma’s Young Man 26 minutes
Good Times: The IQ Test 26 minutes
Good Times: The Encyclopedia Hustle 26 minutes
Good Times: The Gang Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: The Gang Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida, the Matchmaker 26 minutes
Good Times: The Windfall 26 minutes
Good Times: Sometimes There’s No Bottom in the Bottle 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida’s Big Gig 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida Goes to School 26 minutes
Good Times: The Nude 26 minutes
Good Times: The Family Business 26 minutes
Good Times: The Debutante Ball 26 minutes
Good Times: The Dinner Party 26 minutes
Good Times: The Houseguest 26 minutes
Good Times: My Girl Henrietta 26 minutes
Good Times: The Enlistment 26 minutes
Good Times: Thelma’s Scholarship 26 minutes
Good Times: The Lunch Money Rip Off 26 minutes
Good Times: A Real Cool Job 26 minutes
Good Times: The Family Gun 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida’s Operation 26 minutes
Good Times: Love in the Ghetto 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida’s Rich Cousin 26 minutes
Good Times: The Weekend 26 minutes
Good Times: The Baby 26 minutes
The Central Park 5 119 minutes
Friday 91 minutes

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Post by jeroeno » February 21st, 2018, 10:09 am

11. The Corner: DeAndre's Blues (2000)
12. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! (1988) *rewatch*

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » February 21st, 2018, 2:39 pm

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4 - 8) The Get Down (2016/17) Episodes 7 - 11
9) Countryman (1982) Dickie Jobson [This is Jamaican so I assume it counts as it is not a part of Latin America.
10) Sweet Love, Bitter (1967) Herbert Danska [I only watched (and heard of) this because JD mentioned it in the 60's challenge thread. Pretty darn snazzy little film]
11) The Slender Thread (1965) Sydney Pollack [No better time to watch Nathan's 'promotional film' than now!]
12) To Sleep with Anger 1990) Charles Burnett
13) Take a Giant Step (1959) Philip Leacock
14) Gone Are the Days! (1963) Nicholas Webster
15) Dutchman (1966) Anthony Harvey

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Post by sol » February 21st, 2018, 2:59 pm

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1. Fences (2016)
2. Sounder (1972)
3. To Sleep with Anger (1990)
4. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
6. Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song (1971)
7. Don't Be a Menace to South Central..... (1996)

I didn't realise that this was a spoof of a bunch of films that I have never seen until several minutes in and by then the quirks of the tale were enough to keep me watching. I suppose I may have liked the film more had I actually seen any of the 1990s African American films parodied in the title, but with a postman delivering 'messages' every time a character says something poetic/thoughtful and wacky supporting characters, this is a fairly fun (if often overly silly) film.
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 21st, 2018, 8:30 pm

@India: How is "Good Times"? I haven't seen an episode before...

@sol: That sounds intriguing about "Don't be a Menace...", but I think I want to hold off a bit until I've seen more of the films it references. My distinct memory of the film is making fun of the title in Jr. High because of just how absurdly long it was.

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 21st, 2018, 8:50 pm

3. Nothing But a Man (1964)
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Post by blocho » February 22nd, 2018, 2:59 am

maxwelldeux on Feb 18 2018, 04:39:44 AM wrote:
hurluberlu on Feb 18 2018, 04:20:40 AM wrote:8. The Wire S1E6: The Wire (Ed Bianchi, 2002) 7+/10
Completely off topic, but I told my wife the other day that I wanted to name our next dog "Avon Barksdale." Thoughts?
I have a buddy whose dog is named Stringer Bell. Avon Barksdale seems a little more on the nose.

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Post by blocho » February 22nd, 2018, 3:00 am

1. Get Out

I don't see what all the fuss is about. It's basically Stepford Wives but with racism instead of misogyny. Sure, it's well done, but overall I rate this no more than a decent horror flick.

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Post by India Istanbul » February 22nd, 2018, 3:11 am

maxwelldeux on Feb 21 2018, 01:30:11 PM wrote:@India: How is "Good Times"? I haven't seen an episode before...

@sol: That sounds intriguing about "Don't be a Menace...", but I think I want to hold off a bit until I've seen more of the films it references. My distinct memory of the film is making fun of the title in Jr. High because of just how absurdly long it was.
I have loved this show since I was a kid. It's got Jimmy Walker in it, who is very funny. The heart of the show is Esther Rolle, who plays the mom to three kids living in a Chicago housing project in the 1970s. James Amos plays her husband and the dad. Their lives are tough: crime, poverty, violence, and racism are all addressed here, but it's done with a lot of humor--it is a sitcom. It has not disappointed me at all, watching it 40 years later. It's still great. Just like WKRP! :) I highly recommend it.

Also, I lucked out and was able to buy the entire series on DVD for $20 which was a steal--I was thrilled to get all of it at once.

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Post by RBG » February 22nd, 2018, 4:18 am

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 22nd, 2018, 8:10 am

India Istanbul on Feb 21 2018, 08:11:12 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Feb 21 2018, 01:30:11 PM wrote:@India: How is "Good Times"? I haven't seen an episode before...

@sol: That sounds intriguing about "Don't be a Menace...", but I think I want to hold off a bit until I've seen more of the films it references. My distinct memory of the film is making fun of the title in Jr. High because of just how absurdly long it was.
I have loved this show since I was a kid. It's got Jimmy Walker in it, who is very funny. The heart of the show is Esther Rolle, who plays the mom to three kids living in a Chicago housing project in the 1970s. James Amos plays her husband and the dad. Their lives are tough: crime, poverty, violence, and racism are all addressed here, but it's done with a lot of humor--it is a sitcom. It has not disappointed me at all, watching it 40 years later. It's still great. Just like WKRP! :) I highly recommend it.

Also, I lucked out and was able to buy the entire series on DVD for $20 which was a steal--I was thrilled to get all of it at once.
Awesome! I'll have to check that series out one of these days...

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 22nd, 2018, 8:16 am

23. The Corner: Fran's Blues (2000)
24. The Corner: Dope Fiend Blues (2000)
25. The Corner: Corner Boy Blues (2000)
26. The Corner: Everyman's Blues (2000)

Wow. That series is the perfect complement to The Wire - whereas The Wire focused primarily on the cops and dealers, The Corner focused more on the stories of the addicts and victims of the corner. Heartbreaking and sad. You meet people at all stages in the drugs cycle, but learn that they are more than stereotypical caricatures, struggling to survive like most of us. This is going to stick with me for a while.
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
3. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1976)
4. Within Our Gates (1920)
5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
6a. The Mayor: Mama Rose Best (2017)
6b. The Mayor: The Lockdown (2017)
6c. Darktown Revue (1931)
7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
8. The Great White Hope (1970)
9. United Shades of America: The New KKK (2016)
10. Roots: Part I (1977)
11. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
12. Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin (2017)
13. Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas (2017)
14. Veiled Aristocrats (1932)
15. Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin' (2008)
16. Precious (2009)
17. United Shades of America: Behind These Walls (2016)
18. Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)
19. Hellbound Train (1930)
20. United Shades of America: Protect and Serve? (2016)
21. The Corner: Gary's Blues (2000)
22. The Corner: DeAndre's Blues (2000)
23. The Corner: Fran's Blues (2000)
24. The Corner: Dope Fiend Blues (2000)
25. The Corner: Corner Boy Blues (2000)
26. The Corner: Everyman's Blues (2000)

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Post by jeroeno » February 22nd, 2018, 11:51 am

13. The Corner - Fran's Blues (2000) so far i'm loving this series.

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Post by Simba63 » February 22nd, 2018, 7:31 pm

05. Hot Pepper (1973) - 6/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 22nd, 2018, 7:41 pm

jeroeno on Feb 22 2018, 04:51:25 AM wrote:13. The Corner - Fran's Blues (2000) so far i'm loving this series.
It's good, isn't it? :thumbsup:

Don't know how you're watching it, but on the disks, the series ends with an interview with the real people it was based on. Which was an awesome bonus worth waiting for.

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Post by jdidaco » February 22nd, 2018, 9:29 pm

7. Shanty Tramp (Joseph P. Mawra, 1967) 7/10
8. Change of Mind (Robert Stevens, 1969) 7/10

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2. Slaves (Herbert J. Biberman, 1969) 6.5/10
3. The Connection (Shirley Clarke, 1961) 9/10
4. Sweet Love, Bitter (Herbert Danska, 1967) 8/10
5. Hurry Sundown (Otto Preminger, 1967) 7/10
6. The Learning Tree (Gordon Parks, 1969) 8/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 22nd, 2018, 9:42 pm

4. Super Fly (1972, Gordon Parks Jr.)
Loved the title song.
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Post by India Istanbul » February 23rd, 2018, 7:41 am

Chris Rock's Bring the Pain (1996) 58 minutes
Barbershop 2: The Next Cut (2016) 1 hr. 46 minutes

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Good Times: Too Old Blues 26 minutes
Good Times: Black Jesus 26 minutes
Good Times: Getting Up the Rent 26 minutes
Good Times: God’s Business is Good Business 26 minutes
Good Times: Michael Gets Suspended 26 minutes
Good Times: Sex and The Evans Family 26 minutes
Good Times: Junior Gets a Patron 26 minutes
Good Times: Junior the Senior 26 minutes
Good Times: The Visitor 26 minutes
Good Times: Springtime in the Ghetto 26 minutes
Good Times: The TV Commercial 26 minutes
Good Times: The Checkup 26 minutes
Good Times: My Son the Lover 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida Flips 26 minutes
Good Times: JJ Becomes a Man Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: JJ Becomes a Man Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah 26 minutes
Good Times: The Man I Most Admire 26 minutes
Good Times: Thelma’s Young Man 26 minutes
Good Times: The IQ Test 26 minutes
Good Times: The Encyclopedia Hustle 26 minutes
Good Times: The Gang Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: The Gang Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida, the Matchmaker 26 minutes
Good Times: The Windfall 26 minutes
Good Times: Sometimes There’s No Bottom in the Bottle 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida’s Big Gig 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida Goes to School 26 minutes
Good Times: The Nude 26 minutes
Good Times: The Family Business 26 minutes
Good Times: The Debutante Ball 26 minutes
Good Times: The Dinner Party 26 minutes
Good Times: The Houseguest 26 minutes
Good Times: My Girl Henrietta 26 minutes
Good Times: The Enlistment 26 minutes
Good Times: Thelma’s Scholarship 26 minutes
Good Times: The Lunch Money Rip Off 26 minutes
Good Times: A Real Cool Job 26 minutes
Good Times: The Family Gun 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida’s Operation 26 minutes
Good Times: Love in the Ghetto 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida’s Rich Cousin 26 minutes
Good Times: The Weekend 26 minutes
Good Times: The Baby 26 minutes
The Central Park 5 119 minutes
Friday 91 minutes
Good Times: Michael's Big Fall 26 minutes
Good Times: The Politicians 26 minutes
Good Times: Willona's Dilemma 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida's Protest 26 minutes
Good Times: The Mural 26 minutes
Good Times: A Loss of Confidence 26 minutes
Good Times: Cousin Cleatus 26 minutes
Good Times: The Family Tree 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.'s Fiancée: Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.'s Fiancée: Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Sweet Daddy Williams 26 minutes
Good Times: The Investigation 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J. In Trouble 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida the Woman 26 minutes
Good Times: The Breakup 26 minutes
Good Times: The Rent Party 26 minutes
Good Times: The Big Move: Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: The Big Move: Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J. and the Older Woman 26 minutes
Good Times: Michael the Warlord 26 minutes
Good Times: Michael's Great Romance 26 minutes
Good Times: Evans Versus Davis 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.'s New Career: Part 1 26 minutes
Good Times: J.J.’s New Career: Part 2 26 minutes
Good Times: Grandpa's Visit 26 minutes
Good Times: Rich Is Better Than Poor...Maybe? 26 minutes
Good Times: Florida's Night Out 26 minutes
Good Times: The Judy Cohen Story 26 minutes

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Post by sol » February 23rd, 2018, 4:38 pm

maxwelldeux on Feb 21 2018, 01:30:11 PM wrote:@sol: That sounds intriguing about "Don't be a Menace...", but I think I want to hold off a bit until I've seen more of the films it references. My distinct memory of the film is making fun of the title in Jr. High because of just how absurdly long it was.
Makes sense. I wouldn't have watched the film either had I realised that it was a direct spoof of so many movies (which I had not seen) before I inserted the disc into my DVD player. I suppose the curious thing is that other than Boyz N the Hood and Menace II Society, every other film referenced in the title is far more obscure these days than Don't Be a Menace itself (!). Who has heard of South Central or Juice these days?
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Post by sol » February 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm

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1. Fences (2016)
2. Sounder (1972)
3. To Sleep with Anger (1990)
4. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
6. Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song (1971)
7. Don't Be a Menace to South Central..... (1996)
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

I didn't like the first two thirds of this film much at all, but the final half-hour really got to me. I mean, that's the stretch of the film most focused on her character development and the contrasting of worlds really grounds the project and gives it a sense of dimension that the first hour lacks. I would get into more detailed specifics, but I am trying to avoid spoilers. Suffice it to say, I liked the film overall, but I need more time to process how I felt towards the whole experience given how cold most of the first hour left me.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 24th, 2018, 12:16 am

52. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) George C. Wolfe / FTV / Rating: 8+
53. Hidden Figures (2016) Theodore Melfi / FTV / Rating: 8+

Total: 53

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1. Within Our Gates (1920) Oscar Micheaux / FTV / Rating: 8
2. Body and Soul (1925) Oscar Micheaux / Rating: 7+
3. Sounder (1972) Martin Ritt / FTV / Rating: 8+
4. Mean Johnny Barrows (1976) Fred Williamson / FTV / Rating: 6+
5. Swing! (1938) Oscar Micheaux / FTV / Rating: 6
6. Fences (2016) Denzel Washington / FTV / Rating: 8+
7. Lady Cocoa (1975) Matt Cimber / Rating: 7+
8a. Pie, Pie Blackbird (1932) Roy Mack / FTV / Rating: 7 {11 min.}
8b. The Amos ‘n Andy Show: The Rare Coin (1951) Charles Barton / FTV / Rating: 7 {25 min.}
8c. The Amos ‘n Andy Show: The Turkey Dinner (1951) Charles Barton / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
9. Fat Albert (2004) Joel Zwick / FTV / Rating: 3
10. The Great Debaters (2007) Denzel Washington / FTV / Rating: 9
11. Death of a Prophet (1981) Woodie King Jr. / FTV / Rating: 6
12. Lying Lips (1939) Oscar Micheaux / FTV / Rating: 5
13. Get On the Bus (1996) Spike Lee / FTV / Rating: 8+
14. 4 Little Girls (1997) Spike Lee / FTV / Rating: 9
15. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) Spike Lee / FTV / Rating: 6
16. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 1 (1979) John Erman / Rating: 6
17. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 2 (1979) Charles S. Dubin / Rating: 7
18. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 3 (1979) John Erman / Rating: 7+
19a. The Cosby Show: A Shirt Story (1984) / FTV / Rating: 6+
19b. The Cosby Show: Happy Anniversary (1985) / FTV / Rating: 6
19c. The Cosby Show: Theo’s Holiday (1986) / FTV / Rating: 7
20a. The Cosby Show: Say Hello To a Good Bye (1987) / FTV / Rating: 6+
20b. The Cosby Show: I Know That You Know (1987) / FTV / Rating: 6
20c. The Cosby Show: Call of the Wild (1987) / FTV / Rating: 4
21. Dirty Gertie From Harlem U.S.A. (1946) Spencer Williams / FTV / Rating: 6
22. Lilies of the Field (1963) Ralph Nelson / Rating: 8+
23. I Spy: So Long, Patrick Henry (1965) Leo Penn / FTV / Rating: 7
24a. The Black Network (1936) Roy Mack / FTV / Rating: 7+ {21 min.}
24b. St. Louis Blues (1929) Dudley Murphy / FTV / Rating: 7 {16 min.}
24c. Black and Tan (1929) Dudley Murphy / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
24d. A Bundle of Blues (1933) Fred Weller / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
25. I Spy: The Loser (1965) Mark Rydell / FTV / Rating: 8
26. A Raisin in the Sun (1961) Daniel Petrie / FTV / Rating: 8
27. I Spy: The Tiger (1966) Paul Wendkos / FTV / Rating: 7
28. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) Stanley Kramer / Rating: 9
29. Brother John (1971) James Goldstone / FTV / Rating: 6
30. Buck and the Preacher (1972) Sidney Poitier / FTV / Rating: 8
31. Duel at Diablo (1966) Ralph Nelson / Rating: 7
32. Man and Boy (1971) E.W. Swackhamer / FTV / Rating: 7
33. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 4 (1979) Charles S. Dubin / Rating: 7+
34. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 5 (1979) Georg Stanford Brown / Rating: 8
35. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 6 (1979) Lloyd Richards / Rating: 7+
36. Roots: The Next Generations – episode 7 (1979) John Erman / Rating: 8+
37a. Sanford and Son: Crossed Swords (1972) Bud Yorkin / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
37b. Big Timers (1945) Bud Pollard / FTV / Rating: 5 {36 min.}
38a. Sanford and Son: Happy Birthday, Pop (1972) Bud Yorkin / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
38b. Sanford and Son: Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride (1972) Bud Yorkin / Rating: 7+ {26 min.}
38c. Cab Calloway’s Hi-De-Ho (1934) Fred Waller / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
39. A Patch of Blue (1965) Guy Green / FTV / Rating: 8
40. The Blood of Jesus (1941) Spencer Williams / Rating: 7
41a. Good Times: Too Old Blues (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
41b. Good Times: Black Jesus (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
41c. Little Black Sambo (1935) Ub Iwerks / FTV / Rating: 6 {8 min.}
42. In the Heat of the Night (1967) Norman Jewison / Rating: 9+
43. Friday (1995) F. Gary Gray / FTV / Rating: 7
44. 12 Years a Slave (2013) Steve McQueen / FTV / Rating: 8
45. Birth of a Nation (2016) Nate Parker / FTV / Rating: 8+
46. Marshall (2017) Reginald Hudlin / FTV / Rating: 8+
47. Shaft (1971) Gordon Parks / Rating: 7+
48. If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968) Charles Martin / Rating: 7+
49. Claudine (1974) John Berry / FTV / Rating: 8+
50a. Good Times: Getting Up the Rent (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
50b. Good Times: God’s Business is Good Business (1974) / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
50c. Jungle Jitters (1938) Friz Freleng / FTV / Rating: 7 {8 min.}
51a. Sanford and Son: The Copper Caper (1972) / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
51b. Sanford and Son: Matter of Life and Breath (1972) / Rating: 8 {26 min.}
51c. The Early Worm Gets the Bird (1940) Tex Avery / FTV / Rating: 5 {9 min.}
52. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) George C. Wolfe / FTV / Rating: 8+
53. Hidden Figures (2016) Theodore Melfi / FTV / Rating: 8+


Total: 53

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » February 24th, 2018, 6:46 am

psychotronicbeatnik on Feb 23 2018, 05:16:41 PM wrote:52. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) George C. Wolfe / FTV / Rating: 8+
I read the book a number of years back (probably close to it's initial release) and found it to be really good.

To be honest I'm surprised it wasn't turned into a run of the mill daytime soap if your rating is anything to go by. Do you have any comments on it? Did you read the book?

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Post by sebby » February 24th, 2018, 11:22 am

[font=courier]18. Eyes on the Prize - Part 11 (2016) - 7/10
19. Eyes on the Prize - Part 12 (2016) - 8/10
20. Four Little Girls (1997) - 6/10
21. Amistad (1997) - 3.5/10
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02. Losing Ground (1982) - 7.5/10
03. Bush Mama (1979) - 5.5/10
04. Detroit (2017) - 6.5/10
05-10. The Corner (2009) - 9.5/10
11. Hidden Figures (2016) - 6/10
12. The Great Debaters (2007) - 6/10
13. To Sleep With Anger (1990) - 5/10
14. Bless Their Little Hearts (1983) - 6.5/10
15. Fresh (1994) - 7/10
16. Underground - S1E01 (2016) - 5/10
17. Underground - S1E02 (2016) - 6/10
18. Eyes on the Prize - Part 11 - 7/10
19. Eyes on the Prize - Part 12 - 8/10
20. Four Little Girls (1997) - 6/10
21. Amistad (1997) - 3.5/10
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Post by jeroeno » February 24th, 2018, 11:52 am

maxwelldeux on Feb 22 2018, 12:41:54 PM wrote:
jeroeno on Feb 22 2018, 04:51:25 AM wrote:13. The Corner - Fran's Blues (2000) so far i'm loving this series.
It's good, isn't it? :thumbsup:

Don't know how you're watching it, but on the disks, the series ends with an interview with the real people it was based on. Which was an awesome bonus worth waiting for.
Yeah, I got that interview too. Great addition and you can see Charles Dutton really cared about this project, something that's really visible throughout the series. I highly recommend this series.

14. The Corner: Dope Fiend Blues
15. The Corner: Corner Boy Blues
16. The Corner: Everyman's Blues

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