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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2012, 11:53:07 PM »
I really hope nobody takes what I'm about to say the wrong way.  

After the Red Tails hysteria wears off, what's next?

Are we going to continue to be enthusiastic about learning and teaching folks about black contributions to America and the world not only through Hollywood and beyond Hollywood, or will this Red Tail movement be just another symbolic gesture that amounts to reverting back to the status quo when the long lines stop?


For most, business as usual will return and be the norm.  However, there will be a few whose interested has been peaked and they will take the initiative to learn more about Black contributions in American history.  Those in turn will reach and teach a few more.  

The struggle continues.....it's never ending.


Well said! :nod:  I agree with this statement 100% :nod:



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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2012, 12:03:56 AM »
Fans turned out as well for the George Lucas-produced Red Tails. The World War II film earned $19.1 million, $2 million above projections.  :clap:

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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2012, 12:09:43 AM »
Fans turned out as well for the George Lucas-produced Red Tails. The World War II film earned $19.1 million, $2 million above projections.  :clap:

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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2012, 12:13:20 AM »
Saw the movie. The special effects were AWESOME!!!

CGI? WHAT CGI!?!?

Everything looked REAL!!!

Good movie. Go see it.

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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2012, 05:42:25 AM »
OK....

Saw the movie...

It was OK.... dialogue was weak ..... Cast could have been better


It was a cool movie but i think the critics were on point.... the movie could have been done better, I honestly dont see this movie changing the way hollywood will do business with black actors or films after watching this i didnt see any of the actors having a blockbuster award winning performance ...

With that said a movie like this needed to be made to expound on the African -American experience and heroic contributions of the brave men who fought and died for this country....


but to call the film excellent may be a stretch

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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2012, 07:36:35 AM »
Weekend Box Office via Yahoo
1. Underworld Awakening - $25,400,000 3078 theaters
2. Red Tails - $19,100,000 2512 theaters
3. Contraband - $12,240,550 - 2870 theaters 4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - $10,545,000 2630 theaters
5.Haywire - $9,000,000 2439 theaters
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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2012, 08:18:47 AM »
Fans turned out as well for the George Lucas-produced Red Tails. The World War II film earned $19.1 million, $2 million above projections.  :clap:

Good deal.   :clap:
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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2012, 08:36:07 AM »
OK....

Saw the movie...

It was OK.... dialogue was weak ..... Cast could have been better


It was a cool movie but i think the critics were on point.... the movie could have been done better, I honestly dont see this movie changing the way hollywood will do business with black actors or films after watching this i didnt see any of the actors having a blockbuster award winning performance ...

With that said a movie like this needed to be made to expound on the African -American experience and heroic contributions of the brave men who fought and died for this country....


but to call the film excellent may be a stretch

The Special Effects were EXCELLENT...  :nod:  :clap: :bow: :clap: :nod:

And the cast wasn't THAT bad...

But otherwise the BigRam is on the money. ;)


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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2012, 08:44:12 AM »
Winning awards doesn't change the powers that be, making money does.
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« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2012, 09:06:58 AM »
EXACTLY!!!  :nod:

Well... except when it comes to black movies.  :shrug:

Afterall, T. Perry has made bunches of money and things haven't changed.  :no:


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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2012, 09:29:01 AM »
But perhaps this will aid in showing Hollywood that black people like to watch more than slapstick and gangsta movies - that we will go and support a great drama with historical significance.  :nod:

As Jaimac said, the struggle continues...

I wasn't able to support it this weekend like I wanted to because I've been at the hospital all weekend with my mother, but I plan to go support it as soon as I can.
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« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2012, 09:42:12 AM »
Hope she's OK...  :(


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Re: Movie Review RedTails
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2012, 09:50:44 AM »
She's doing better - still in ICU, but she's better - she's gonna be ok :nod:
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« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2012, 09:52:15 AM »
You both will be in my thoughts and prayers...  :nod:


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« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2012, 10:01:23 AM »
Saw the movie today.  It was better than I expected.  I saw the HBO version and was going to sit this one out. 

But I wanted to support it so we can get more black movies.


I noticed three actors form the Wire, and Moesha's little brother.

M

THE WIRE had a BIG presence in this movie. :nod:

Anthony Hemmingway who was a producer and director on THE WIRE directed this movie. Alexa Fogel who discovered all that talent on THE WIRE was the casting director.

Andre Royo who played Bubbles was "Chief Coffee". Tristan Wilds who played Mike in seasons 4 and 5 was Ray "Ray Gun" Gannon. Method Man who played "Cheese" was Sticks.

Good stuff. :nod:


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