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A Pimp Is Only As Good As His Product

February 6th, 2011 · 100 Comments

Promoting I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988, Steve James, who appeared as “Kung Fu Joe” in the blaxploitation spoof, commented: “I always hated that label ‘blaxploitation.’ I wondered, why couldn’t there just be films with black stars? You know, you’d go around the corner from a theater showing one of them, and there’d be […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation · Brother/brother relationship · Crooked officer · Cult favorite · Famous line · Gangsters and hoodlums · Master and pupil · Prostitute · Shootout

Entering Dark Places

November 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Logging in to Netflix Instant for a movie to watch is like being hungry and shown to a food replicator. It doesn’t solve my problem — it introduces one thousand new ones. Luckily, I can see which genres are rated higher in nutritional content, in this case, 4 or 4 ½ star ratings out of […]

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Tags: Animation · Coming of age · Crooked officer · Documentary · Dreams and visions · Military · Psychoanalysis · Shootout

Big Brother, On or Off?

June 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

In the month of June, Joe Valdez “takes over” programming of the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles with a series of double features on his favorite film themes. Here’s Part 2 of a bill featuring high tech conspiracies in L.A. Blue Thunder (1983) Directed by John Badham Written by Dan O’Bannon & Don Jakoby […]

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Tags: Crooked officer · Dreams and visions · Forensic evidence · Gangsters and hoodlums · Man vs. machine · Master and pupil · Midlife crisis · Military · No opening credits · Shootout · Train