“The Heat’s On In The Street For This Bad Mama – But She’s Doin’ The Cooking!” How can you resist a film with that promo? You can’t of course, especially when Blaxploitation super star Pam Grier is in it! The… Read More ›
“Black Mama White Mama!” Queen of Blaxploitation Pam Grier! “Naked” Showers! Women In Prison Classics!
Ready For Jail? One of the most hilariously offensive genres of film in the 70’s involved this: No, it’s not a film about hygiene…this is something far more subversive and perverse: it’s the legendary “women in prison” genre! “Some jive-ass… Read More ›
Rated “X” By An All-White Jury! The Incendiary “Sweet Sweetback’s Badass Song!” Blaxploitation’s Brilliant Godfather!
“Rated ‘X’ By An All-White Jury!” At a time when Hollywood is under scrutiny for for what some as as Oscar failing to adequately acknowledge the film “Selma”, it’s important to remember “The Godfather of Blaxploitation”, the brilliant Melvin Van… Read More ›
Time To Celebrate The Comedic Genius Of Eddie Murphy! It’s a sentence that can spark some heated debates, but for a time, Eddie Murphy was the greatest movie comedian of them all! After making a name for himself as a… Read More ›
Time to celebrate a classic genre of 70’s film, and celebrate two women who not only broke racial barriers by starring in these films, but they scored big at the box office as well! First up: FOXY BROWN! Michael Anderson:… Read More ›
Time To Remember The Funniest Man Of All Time! Richard Pryor was a brilliant standup comic, actor and personality. He was also volatile – biographies of Pryor tell many of these stories – and he had a tragic personal life… Read More ›
Celebrating a great era in exploitation film making – “BLAXPLOITATION!” “Blaxploitation” is a now somewhat overlooked style of film making from the early 70’s that were an ethnic sub-cuture of exploitation film, focused on the black community. Meet Blaxploitation Legend… Read More ›
New Line just announced that they will be remaking of the most neglected 70’s films, “The Last Of Sheila!” I love what is, for me, the golden era of cinema – movies from the 70’s. This is the decade of… Read More ›